Why is an LCMS so important for creating elearning content? 

Creativ Technologies

A learning content management system (LCMS) is the new buzzword in the eLearning industry. The LCMS is different from an LMS where the users can just see the content. But, the LCMS provides businesses with more facilities rather than an ordinary LMS. Cloud-based server.

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What is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS)?

Xyleme

” Even a Google search for Learning Content Management System returns ads for Learning Management Systems, and articles that claim to rank the top LCMS’s, but really only include Learning Management Systems. LMS and LCMS might look like they are the same thing or close, but the two couldn’t be more different! You can read more about the differences and see a complete breakdown here: LMS vs. LCMS, or watch the video below. LMS vs. LCMS Comparison.

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LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

It is software that sits on an organization’s server or in the cloud , allows managers to enroll employees in courses (or lets employees self-register), and presents the learner with a menu of lessons from which to choose. A Learning Content Management System (LCMS) typically is an LMS to which the LMS vendor has added an authoring tool. The LCMS can be used to incorporate and structure content from all sources into courses, as long as the type of content is supported by the LMS.

LMS/LCMS Puzzlers

eLearning 24-7

Just some thoughts that puzzle me on why some LMS/LCMS vendors (okay over 98% of them) are still in some time warp from the Eighties when it comes time to enhance their services and technological solutions. Unfortunately, we do not have that luxury when buying YOUR LMS/LCMS. Better yet, is that you e-mail your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tech support and it is as though it goes into a black hole and is never seen again.

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LMS/LCMS Social Media & Side Notes

eLearning 24-7

If you haven’t been looking at LMS/LCMS solutions lately or if you have, you may be noticing a trend - social media. Does your LMS/LCMS vendor offer these? I left out social analytics, since with a LMS/LCMS it would be needed, so why list it as a social media offering? The bottom line without getting technical or overly detailed, the solution is hosted on your vendor’s servers and not hosted on your internal servers.

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Confused with learning technologies? Choose your best option

CommLab India

LMS or LCMS? Learning Content Management System (LCMS): In addition to what LMS can do, it also helps you create training content in the application itself. To learn more about the LMS and LCMS differences please read Difference between an LMS and LCMS. Selection of server: Software as a service: In this option application will be hosted on vendor server and administration access will be provided. Application and server uptime is vendor’s responsibility.

Moodle Mayhem

eLearning 24-7

More of a course management system, than a LCMS/LMS as they try to push it. You can host it on your server or on an outside server (can also be seen as a con). If you host on an outside server, many will install it ahead of time for you and have the experience in doing so. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills.

SAAS (Hosted) LMS and Vendor Questions

eLearning 24-7

What is SAAS and why is hosted better than having it on your own servers. The bottom line without getting technical or overly detailed, the solution is hosted on your vendor’s servers and not hosted on your internal servers. So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. Hosted Server Question to Ask.

4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

Locally-Installed Software About a decade ago, many organizations shunned cloud-based software and demanded that the LMS be installed on their internal servers. As an added benefit, new features regularly and magically appear in the LMS without the need for Jim in IT to load CD-ROMs onto a server every couple of months. During the peak of the LCMS craze, people used to often demand that their LMS also have LCMS capabilities.

LMS Setup Fees: For some vendors it’s a cash cow

eLearning 24-7

At one time they are were all about implementation, since in the early years, 90%+ of implementations were on the client’s servers. Implementation, training, project management and support were common components of a client side server LMS – and huge revenue generators. it sits on your own servers), up to $25,000. e-learning LCMS learning management system Lite LMS LMS SAAS LMS setup fees The other day I walked into my bank.

CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

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. And, with the costs of a LCMS or even some CMSs, you might want to seek out the open source – FREE way. Your output will need to be “web or online&# and not a LMS/LCMS, depending on their verbiage.

LMS Modules – The “Add-On” Facts

eLearning 24-7

LMS/LCMS vendors are notorious for offering the amazing “module&# in their marketing and advertising pitches – whether it is on their web site, at trade shows, white papers, e-mail marketing, whatever. A module – is an add-on to your LMS/LCMS. Vendor Approaches to LMS Modules - We will focus BTW on SAAS (which in basic terms means “Hosted&# – as in they host the LMS on their servers). Module/Add-on is not integrated in your LMS/LCMS.

Pricing for Up and Coming LMS Providers

eLearning 24-7

To host on their servers $400 per month for hosting. For smaller number of users, say 50 users – pricing starts at $200 a month, plus the $400 per month – hosted on their servers; everything include (license, hosting, maintenance and support). Enterprise Edition hosted on your servers i.e. at your company - $30,000 for a three year contract, PLUS $10 to $30 per user (based on number of users, pricing goes down for more users).

SCORM Cloud

eLearning 24-7

No matter where you are, no matter what you are – portal, learning community, LMS/LCMS (open source), group, web page with links, API integrated solution, etc. Can download your SCORM courses from the “cloud&# to go into your LMS/LCMS (open source/vendor or proprietary – hosted on your own server – behind your firewall, on your vendor’s server or on any server on the net or wherever).

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Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

A: If the LMS is available only as a hosted solution – as on your company’s own servers – it may not. e-learning e-learning vendors human captial management LCMS learning learning management system learning portal LMS Talent and Performance Management virtual learning elearninfo learning management systemsHow many of you have posted questions regarding LMSs on Quora, Linkedin or the various other social media sites available on the net?

Some interesting Moodle audio visual plugins just released

The E-Learning Curve

Encoding in Flash FLV forma,t files can be stored on riffly.com servers or downloaded to Moodle. Tags: podcasting plugin Moodle audio visual LMS LCMS I've been discussing podcasting in some depth recently: today I've decided to take a break from the topic, and tell you about a related subject. Now read on. Let's pretend for a moment that you've followed all my advice, tips, and suggestions about creating, authoring, recording and producing podcasts with alacrity.

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Here Data, Data, Data – LMS

eLearning 24-7

We all want to have the perfect LMS/LCMS when we purchase it and implement it into our workplace. Questions to Ask your Would-Be LMS/LCMS vendor. I say IS/IT, because typically the HR person inputs the employee data, it gets housed on a server, and your IS/IT person can extract the information you want for your file (be consistent though, or they will really hate you –hahah) and send it you via.csv.

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

I must admit I am still in a daze on some shocking data, I saw in the last few weeks (on a side note: the new and updated version of my LMS/LCMS directory will be available for download this upcoming Tuesday). on their server. Rather then try to gouge your customers for “storage&# fees, why not just increase your mark-up on your SAAS LMS/LCMS and include unlimited storage – i.e. free? We live in a global marketplace. Global.

Questions to Ask Ur Prospective LMS Vendor

eLearning 24-7

Additional benefit – if you leave and go to another LMS vendor, the courses you created are still on your server or the RCAT’s server and thus you can move them quickly and easily, rather than having your former LMS vendor involved, which sometimes can be painful . E-Learn Info e-learning e-learning vendors elearning LCMS learning portal Lite LMS LMS craig weiss learning management system SCORM

The top 10 elearning LMS platforms & software available right now

Elucidat

Cloud-based vs. Locally hosted: Choose between a SaaS (Software as a Service) LMS or storing your data on your own servers. If you host the system yourself, you’re responsible for all server specs, uptime and security. LMS or LCMS?

Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

eLearning 24-7

content server. So, why can’t I do it when it comes to a LMS/LCMS system? Tags: LCMS LMS Mzinga SAAS Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning hosted learning portal m-learning social learning social media web site OmniSocial apps widgets APIs I’m on my way to get a car that enables me to launch a robust social learning system.

Out with the old LMS in with the new: Part I

eLearning 24-7

If you have proprietary courses already in place in your LMS, those need to move over to your new one – the easiest way to do this – is hopefully before you uploaded it into your LMS, you have the exact copy someone on your servers or desktop or drive. Again, you should have these files someone on your servers, desktop, drives, whatever. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning

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Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

More of a course management system, than a LCMS/LMS as they try to push it. You can host it on your server or on an outside server (can also be seen as a con). If you host on an outside server, many will install it ahead of time for you and have the experience in doing so. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills.

Encore – Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

More of a course management system, than a LCMS/LMS as they try to push it. You can host it on your server or on an outside server (can also be seen as a con). If you host on an outside server, many will install it ahead of time for you and have the experience in doing so. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills.

Top 10 Posts From 2013

OpenSesame

Restaurant Server Skills: Do Your Employees Have The Training They Need? The restaurant had been through more than 100 employees in the course of the year, with owners claiming the servers didn’t have the experience they needed. While the Bouzaglo’s had many other issues, untrained employees is one they could have easily avoided with our post on restaurant server skills. LMS vs LCMS vs CMS.changing one letter makes a big difference.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools Directory

eLearning 24-7

It is in the “Cloud&# on the vendor’s server – everything is done in the cloud. it sits on your hd) or it sits on your company’s server (and you access it through your network or however you get access). Access means how do you create the content, build the course – either online or your desktop/company server, prior to output which can go to the “web&# , “LMS/LCMS&# , etc.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

E-Learning and all forms within are normally taken via your desktop computer and either hitting your company’s server with your browser or going to a hosted LMS vendor’s solution. If you wanted to work on creating content, for many people, the route would be and still is creating courses via a desktop based rapid e-learning authoring tool, or via your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tool (hosted or not) or via Dreamweaver or some other type of solution. The Revolution.

Advantages of WordPress over Moodle

LearnDash

LearnDash is able to take advantage of the elegant simplicity of WordPress and add the tracking and scoring and convert it into a Learning Content Management System (LCMS). You can upload media or you can create pages that communicate the course status directly to the server and then launch it from there. Open-source software has ushered in a new era of possibilities in the learning space.

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LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

They are offsetting their cost for their servers by including it into the price. Back end is a CMS or some form of one on your server, otherwise how to access the data – thus I feel the term “CMS&# as a true standalone should slowly stop to exist, albeit I understand from a marketing reason why it will not. LCMS – dead. Latest: 303 LMS & Learning Portal Vendors. 28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. Vendors are listed from all over the world.

Top 10 Food Safety Courses

Ed App

Pro/s to using this course to train your team: EdApp is an all-in-one learning content management system (LCMS) , so that means that everything you need from the preparation of the course to deployment is available in one place.

Top Six E-Learning Tools for 2015

eLearning 24-7

5 Degreed – It shows off beautiful, and yes it lists thousands of courses, but it is not an LMS nor LCMS nor learning platform (in case you were wondering). So, one server goes to another server on another vendor’s site. Well it is that time of the year. For what? No clue, but people seem to like saying that phrase and so, I’m adding it to this post. And what a post it is going to be. Unusual? Oh, in so many ways. Fun and Fantastic?

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Moodle LMS: Hot Potatoes is Now Free!

The E-Learning Curve

The program will create the Web pages for you, and you can then upload them to your server. The utility supports a range of question types including: True/False Short Answer Multiple Choice Cloze Test Word Jumble / Crossword Drag and Drop Mix and Match Hot Potatoes allows you to add: Text Images Audio Video Question Timer Web plug-in objects like Flash Player to your web server or LCMS-deployed question tests.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

Publish it to the web – which means you can stick it on any server, sans LMS and whalla MOOC city! Oh, you can publish to web and keep it on your own servers and then yada yada – MOOC. I get it you have an important client or clients who are afraid of the big ol scary net; but the security is strong (heck plenty of vendors use a 3rd party server site like Rackspace or Amazon S3) and the big hot trend of “daily backups” exists.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

They are offsetting their cost for their servers by including it into the price. Back end is a CMS or some form of one on your server, otherwise how to access the data – thus I feel the term “CMS&# as a true standalone should slowly stop to exist, albeit I understand from a marketing reason why it will not. LCMS – dead. Latest: 303 LMS & Learning Portal Vendors. 28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. Vendors are listed from all over the world.

Rapid (Collaborative) Authoring Tools for developers/SMEs in multiple locations

Janet Clarey

Collaborative across locations = Server-based authoring environment that one or more content developers access simultaneously using their browser for collaborative authoring. MOS SOLO (MindOnSite) *Server version (LCMS). SANA Learning LCMS (ISM eCompany). I’ve been slicing and dicing our Authoring Tool KnowledgeBase and doing some online research in response to a question about collaborative rapid authoring tools that developers in multiple locations can use.

Should You Switch from Moodle to LearnDash?

LearnDash

For instance, the proprietary Blackboard LMS can be installed on local servers, whereas an open-source WordPress CMS can be either be downloaded and installed on a private server, or run through the hosted WordPress.com website. All-in-one LCMS vs. CMS + LMS plugin.

Dreamweaver Slayers

eLearning 24-7

Nice editing capability and includes FTP (File Transfer Protocol – so you can upload your files directly into your server or your LMS server, if you know the FTP IP, password, user name). Next Week: LMS/LCMS – If you build it, they will come. Dreamweaver was not created for people to build courses in, rather it was created for people to build web sites and other web related solutions. Let the Slayers list begin! Listed Below are FREE.

Benefits of Having a 3rd Party Authoring Tool

Inquisiq

When you develop courses within a 3 rd party Authoring tool you are able to publish and keep those courses under your safe umbrella/on your server, outside of your LMS. The best LCMS for you may not contain the best Authoring Tool and vice versa. In our last post we covered the basics to selecting and finding the right Authoring Tool for you and your organization’s training development. Now we dive into the WHY.

The A-Z of eLearning Acronyms (with bonus explanations from experts)

TalentLMS

Similarly, there’s also an LCMS = Learning Content Management System. xAPI also, known as “Tin Can”, allows for this by enabling a learning record from any source to be written to a storage server as an “I did this” statement. Acronyms are great for old-timers. They’re faster to say and easier to write. But for the uninitiated, they appear like just a pile of letters.

On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

eLearning 24-7

Whether it is a mobile learning platform, authoring tool or a LMS/LCMS – TinCan will be huge. Video streaming – either through the system itself – I believe it would be something like the vendor gives you 1GB of storage for free and then charges for more storage; you can stream from another server and tie into the LMS in some fashion. Yeah I know its not the end of the year, when such forecasts tend to show up in droves.