What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”
DECEMBER 3, 2014
For example, you’ve likely seen Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) discussed on various websites and company pages. Oh sure, the LMS will manage your learners, but will it help you create content?”.
eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?! eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer.
Four Wishes for LMS Buyers
JUNE 18, 2015
I wish the genie would prompt all LMS Buyers to Google and read the definition of Learning Management System before calling me. Further down in the article LMS Buyers will see a list of standard LMS functionality compared to LCMS functionality.
On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning
SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
For each of these items in e-learning. In 2012 it has been all about collaborative/peer review with authoring products, and it still will be in 2013, but the avatars/actors with/without backgrounds are going to be in “fuego” Where can it go? E-Learning in General.
The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions
JANUARY 9, 2017
Hands down, our learning technology “predictions” list is our favorite post to develop each year. So, with our feet firmly planted in the fertile soil of LMS innovation, here are the 15 trends we think are most likely to shape learning technology this year… #15 The LMS Will Never Die.
Knowledge Direct Version 6.0 Learning Managment System (LMS) Now Available
MAY 18, 2012
Digitec released the latest version of the award-winning Knowledge Direct learning management system this month. includes new features and functionality, as well as enhancements to the system’s current feature set.
Top 50 LMS Mid Rankings Report – What you need to know
JUNE 2, 2014
Breakdowns of each system including latest new features and quick take. Listing of top three systems in the following verticals – Banking/Finance, Manufacturing, Association, Education K-12, Higher Education, B2B. Listing of top five systems that I see as NextGen systems. M-Learning Features - On/Off synch, Native app, self-contained app, responsive mobile design, capabilities in the app. Q: How many systems were considered? eLogic Learning.
LMS Setup Fees: For some vendors it’s a cash cow
JUNE 19, 2013
I was informed of this new product which would meet my needs. Implementation, training, project management and support were common components of a client side server LMS – and huge revenue generators. Nor charge for skins, maintenance, updates and project management hours and yet they are still profitable. Includes all the above components and may also include higher tier of support and a base set of project management hours. E-Learning 24/7.
August Topic: Learning Management Systems
AUGUST 3, 2009
As Jenn first told you in July , Lessons on Learning has a whole new format. This month, we’ll be focusing on Learning Management Systems. Differences between an LMS and an LCMS. The future of learning management systems: Web 2.0 Learning Management Systems: The Basics. But do you know what a learning management system really is? Learning management systems have a range of features and functions.
Features that are must haves in any LMS
JUNE 4, 2013
Anyway, next to user interface and support, features can make or break your system. The problem though is that many systems fail to recognize the difference makers. Learning environment. Assign x users to one group, assign “y” to another group – with each group having different courses, learning content, etc. Other standard favorites included some type of “event management” albeit the term wasn’t necessarily used.
5 Free Learning Management Tools to Administer Your Online Training
MAY 15, 2017
Bob is the training manager of a large multinational pharmaceutical company. However, the number of e-learning courses to be administered grew by 15%. Many L&D managers need to overcome a similar situation. Integrate easily with other Blackboard products.
Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JULY 20, 2015
Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. There’s lots to be learned! Cloud-based learning.
2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning
DECEMBER 5, 2011
Initially I was going to provide a list of all my award winners including web conferening, stand alone mobile learning, etc., Before announcing the winners, I have seen a trend regarding mobile learning, that can easily mislead folks. Mobile Learning. Two years ago there were some folks who believed that mobile learning where tools, etc. Our system offers or has the capability for mobile learning (some use variance of the system offers).
Learning Management Systems that kick ass: Generation21
NOVEMBER 28, 2008
I'll be highlighting one Learning Management System (LMS) every Friday. A: John Stearns- Gen21's product focus is on its core product functionality. We also maintain a relationship with a strategic partner who offers an extensive social media product integrated with Gen21. A: John Stearns- For Gen21, social media is simply another analogous function that clients may choose to use in their learning toolkit. Will they lose productivity?
Questions to Ask Ur Prospective LMS Vendor
APRIL 18, 2011
If you are like the thousands of other people exploring the purchase of a learning management system, the key to success is asking the right questions. . Because if you are using a content authoring tool that is SCORM 2004, then you must find a system that is at least 2004. If you purchased an AICC only, then you have to find a system that is AICC compliant. Does your system generate certificates? Do you have templates built into the system?
Learning Technology Products 2009 Report out now
The E-Learning Curve
MARCH 25, 2009
Hundreds of content authoring tools, learning management systems, and learning content. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Tags: Brandon Hall Research Learning Management System knowledgebase LMS knowledge base Learning Technology Products LCMS elearning Report
Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial
JULY 3, 2010
I’m on my way to get a car that enables me to launch a robust social learning system. OmniSocial is a social learning platform, with learning management capabilities and with the ability to select individual apps in the system and only use those you select to install onto your web site or learning portal. Because it offers the capability to start out using it either as the robust social learning product and ignore the LMS part (inc.
What is an LMS?
MARCH 23, 2012
Learning Management Systems Allow Powerful Training Programs to be Delivered on the Go. Over the past decade or so, powerful software for managing complex databases has been combined with digital frameworks for managing curriculum, training materials, and evaluation tools.
4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not
APRIL 4, 2016
Apart from a two-year stint selling tropical fish at a local pet shop when I was 16, my entire career has been in learning technology. As an analyst a decade later, I wrote industry reports about learning management systems, authoring tools, and other technologies.
Top 10 Posts From 2013
DECEMBER 30, 2013
Since the beginning of the year, we’ve published more than 200 posts on everything from the updated GHS standards , to the best Mac productivity apps —even the threat of a sriracha shortage. We’ve learned a lot over the past year and we wanted to share the popular lessons with you.
What’s new in the world of digital learning
AUGUST 29, 2016
The longest days of summer are already gone, businesses are slowing down and one by one employees are enjoying a well-deserved vacation: what more perfect time to get acquainted with the trends of the digital learning world?! 2 – Clearly define your learning strategies.
Proactive, Not Reactive: Strategic with Technology
JANUARY 10, 2014
“…we abandoned the term e-learning entirely.” research, Association Learning & Technology 2014 , Cobb and Steele analyze how 200 associations report using technology to “enable and enhance learning.”. Technology-enabled learning. A Research Review.
Buying a LMS? Acronyms You Must Know (Part 2)
MAY 5, 2016
Acronyms You Must Know (Part 1), we explained 15 acronyms related to Learning and Development Industry and we continue to explain the next set of acronyms through this blog. HCM -Human Capital Management: An old term for talent management. In our last blog “Buying a LMS?
APRIL 8, 2009
Home > Industry Talk > Learning Pulse Learning Pulse April 8th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Jay Cross has started a conversation on the Future of Organizational Learning and Development. Michael Hanley analyzing 5 factors that are contributing to the emergence of informal and non-formal learning. Blended learning, Talent management and Learning 2.0 Learn more about Dawn here. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.
E-Learning News and Notes
MARCH 1, 2012
I’ve really been watching this space for the past two years, and while there continue to be enough products that fit within this category, I’m on the belief that this space is on the downside. I love Questionmark, its a wonderful product and it can use a “connector” to integrate into your learning platform or system. Greater increase in the number of learning management systems offering quiz/assessment tools.
The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Instructional Design the analysis and design of learning activities to meet the learning strategy. Instructor Led Training is the practice of training and providing learning material between an instructor and learners, either individuals or groups.
Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Learning Analytics 6. It may or may not involve learning.
Some interesting Moodle audio visual plugins just released
The E-Learning Curve
AUGUST 21, 2009
In the e-learning world we use learning management systems (or LMS) to manage this task. An LMS (or the related Learning Content Management System) is software for delivering, tracking and managing training and education resources. LMSs range from systems for managing learner records to software for distributing coursesvia the Internet, typically including features for online collaboration.
Learning Solutions Series: Trends in Authoring Tools
JULY 31, 2014
So you’ve decided to implement online learning (or elearning, whatever your preference may be). Authoring tools typically allow you to create the content for courses or training programs and set them up in the correct format for delivery via a learning management system (LMS).
Advantages of WordPress over Moodle
DECEMBER 10, 2012
Open-source software has ushered in a new era of possibilities in the learning space. For a while now, Moodle has been the world’s most popular open-source learning management system. It has enabled organizations of all sizes to deliver and track learning to (likely) millions of people across the globe. Not too long ago, I met Patrick Selby from On Learning Point. To learn more about e-learning platforms, please visit On Learning Point.
LMSs that kick ass: Learn.com
DECEMBER 26, 2008
This week on the Friday series, LMSs that kick ass , I’ m pleased to feature Learn.com ’s LearnCenter system. So, they’re one of the big players among commercial learning management systems. When reviewing systems, you’ll find that a key differentiator of this system is that it is homegrown and not an integration of several outside products. This will become useful for mentoring and rapid e-learning!
User Friendly or Hype?
MARCH 12, 2011
Our customers find our system user friendly and easy to use. The number one reason people leave their current system or purchase a different e-learning product? Quiz assessment tools and systems, that assume everyone wants to do T/F and M/C or Short Answer and T/F only. Every time I see a product, two statements seem to be universal. Learning Management Systems, LCMS, Learning Portals. Plateau Talent Management System.
LMS True or False
APRIL 21, 2010
Ahh the LMS/LCMS world where everything is a wonderful world of pear trees, green grass, sunny days and where there are no myths, no falsehoods, just internal bliss – awaiting the customer. The Big Dog Learning Management Systems are the best in the market – FALSE. LCMS) out there that are mid level and honestly even small dogs. In the Big Dog market – I like two systems, another one is average and the rest are unimpressive.
Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad
MARCH 27, 2011
A trend that is happening in the LMS market more so than in the other e-learning markets, is the failure to follow their path of success. I am seeing many vendors whose products were built for SMB (and more aligned on the lower side of mid size companies) who are now pushing into the mid/upper mid to large size customer band. As a result, their Q/A suffers drastically, they fall behind their product release schedule, and they have customer issues. E-Learning 24/7.
Best of Elearning! 2015 Finalists Revealed
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
magazines, the industry voices of the enterprise learning and workforce technology market, announced today the Best of Elearning! Readers and professionals from both the private and public sector cast more than 4,000 nominations for the best-in-class solutions across 30 product categories. Celebration at the Enterprise Learning! The program is a User’s Choice Award whereby learning professionals vote with their ballot for best-in-class solutions. eLogic Learning.
CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities
MAY 18, 2010
While the race is on for people to get LMSs and LCMSs, there are some people who either do not want or need a LMS/LCMS, but want to create a learning community or more often, some type of portal – intranet or internet. They may call it a “learning portal or “training or knowledge portal or whatever. Get a CMS – Content Management System. ECMS – Enterprise Content Management System. E-Learning 24/7.
Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace
AUGUST 31, 2010
As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform.