LCMS vs. LMS: A Guide to Learning Content Management Systems


One of the least understood learning technologies is Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS). What is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS)? First thing’s first: an LCMS stands for Learning Content Management System. What’s the difference between an LCMS and LMS?


Easygenerator Adds TinCan Support, a New Editor, More HTML Question Types and Course Templates.


TinCan is the new Scorm standard (link) that allows you to track and trace learning experiences from anywhere. You can now for example create mobile courses and still be able to track the results and TinCan will open up more opportunities in the future. We have released version 8.5


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.

Questions to Ask Ur Prospective LMS Vendor

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PENS was created by AICC as an alternative to SCORM 2004, 3rd edition. . If you plan to track or have instructor led training, then this is relevant. Can you track the end users in it? If you choose to use it, tracking is important. E-Learn Info e-learning e-learning vendors elearning LCMS learning portal Lite LMS LMS craig weiss learning management system SCORM

Leading with an LMS - Harmful to Your Health (or Skipping Stages in Bersin's Four Stage Model)

Tony Karrer

The stages are: Stage 1: Getting Started - Cost savings, off-the-shelf, LMS implementation Stage 2: Expansion - Blended learning, rapid e-learning, greater use of LMS, custom courses Stage 3: Integration and Alignment - Governance, HR integration, performance management Stage 4: Learning on Demand - LCMS, performance support, search This is similar to the stages I pointed to in my article The Real HCM Maturity Model. Alternatives are described in my article Tracking Without an LMS.

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How to implement an effective employee training program


Alternatively, you could look to a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Learning Content Management System (LCMS). You can learn about the difference between an LMS and LCMS here. Track and improve. Do you want to improve your employee training?

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


Similarly, there’s also an LCMS = Learning Content Management System. An alternative to ADDIE. SCORM LMSs can track course activities and progress. This allows the potential for any media content, web-based or otherwise, to track anything the learner does.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)


Cloud LMS: A web-based platform that helps companies to deliver, track, and report on eLearning. The main difference between a cloud-based LMS and other solutions is that learning content and tracking and reporting data is stored in the cloud.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Because (1) LMSs in corporations are primarily used to track stuff (IMHO) so until open source is truly able to slice and dice data (often custom reports) for executives they won't replace commercial LMSs. (2) I am also going to say no as Open Source LMS's are not "essentially free", they need a technical support team at hand and this expense can be offset by outsourced managed services for LCMS's that need little or no technical knowledge.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

Metrics are measurable performance parameters that can be used as feedback to evaluate the training results, to help refine the implementation strategy and to keep the training initiatives on track. Keeping your training solution in this framework will allow you to keep the big picture in mind and will help you keep the project on track. More traditional video conferencing systems have been available for many years and provide a convenient alternative to face-to-face meetings.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

I agree the technologies to create, deploy and manage HTML5-based mobile web apps will greatly improve in 2012 but I don't feel they will mature to the point they can replace all native apps – at least in most of the primary enterprise use cases for learning that’s managed and tracked.