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.

LMS/LCMS Puzzlers

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

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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.

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.

Top Six E-Learning Tools for 2015

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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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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. During the peak of the LCMS craze, people used to often demand that their LMS also have LCMS capabilities.

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

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Whether it is a mobile learning platform, authoring tool or a LMS/LCMS – TinCan will be huge. SaaS already dominates over 90% of the LMS space and there is an upswing with systems offering only SaaS and no longer the option for hosting on the client’s servers.

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.

Creating an e-learning strategy that works

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A LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform – Regardless if it is open source (free, but not really) or commercial. I know people you just use a web server, but honestly, that won’t achieve long term success. . The Conversation. A: “We need to have online learning” B: “Huh? ” A: “I was told we must have e-learning. I’m not really sure what it is, but I know it is popular, so we must have it” B: “Okay, what should I look for?”

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

An LCMS can be considered to be an LMS that includes an authoring tool. If you need to create materials from scratch (rather than the upload of pre-existing materials such as documents, video, audio, SCORM or xAPI), you should choose an LMS and an authoring tool or an LCMS.

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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Questions to Ask Ur Prospective LMS Vendor

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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

SAAS LMSs and Vendor Client Lists Questions

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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.

SAAS (Hosted) LMS and Vendor Questions

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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.

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.

Moodle Mayhem

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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.

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

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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.

LMS Modules – The “Add-On” Facts

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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

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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).

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

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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.

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SCORM Cloud

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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).

Here Data, Data, Data – LMS

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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.

Moodle: Pros, Challenges

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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.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

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While there is nothing wrong with seeking the golden goose, and even catching it a few times, if you do not have the server bandwidth to do so, nor the internal support and capabilities to handle it, how long do you think they will remain? People do this all the time, with web conferencing solutions that are not integrated into their system, or video being streamed on another server, etc. In my LMS directory (which includes LCMS, Learning Portals) there are 369 vendors.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

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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.

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

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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

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

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The LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal market continues to be strong. If you do not have backups of your courses – your proprietary ones – contact them and have them send you the course files – they can do it, unless they decided to trash their servers with a sledgehammer. Same as above, but if they already sold off or no longer have their servers, from the system standpoint – there is little that can be done.

Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

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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.

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. I blogged recently about the development of the Nanogong and the Riffly audio-visual plugins for Moodle 2.0.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

Part of this shift was driven by the fact that Flash-based content actually didn’t perform/behave well on most Flash-enabled handsets and tablets especially when the content was local rather than on a server.

Encore – Moodle: Pros, Challenges

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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.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools Directory

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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.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

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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.

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LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

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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 Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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Desktop or SAAS – i.e. you either dl the software and work on it on your desktop or your server OR you access the software in the “cloud&#. When I was looking at a LMS/LCMS vendors in the last few years, one of my first questions, “Are you SCORM 2004 or 1.2 RCATs who do not offer multiple outputs – say to the web, other media and of course a LMS/LCMS – it is amazing, how many do not offer an output to the web, but offer it to a LMS/LCMS.

Dreamweaver Slayers

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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.

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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.