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What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”

Association eLearning

For example, you’ve likely seen Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) discussed on various websites and company pages. It gives your association one software package that delivers, assesses, and reports on online training programs.

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LCMS - Warehouse and Authoring

Tony Karrer

I’ve received some good feedback on my post Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets. One thing is pretty clear, LCMS tools have really headed towards a kind of super Authoring tool and there's a related but quite distinct need for support for a Warehouse. The need for the Warehouse - keeping track of learning content assets across the organization has its own set of requirements. Another problem solved by LCMS technology.

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LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

Before getting started with using eLearning tools for your education or certification programs, it is important to know the difference between the different tools used to create, develop, and deliver eLearning content. Which eLearning Tool is Right for You?

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

Yes there are vendors doing some new stuff, okay many, but a few items are not new, rather they have been around for a long time. SaaS boost – Finally more vendors are on the appropriate path for their consumers; but the big folks are not – why? SaaS vendors rule!

Solution Series: Learning Content Management Systems – What exactly is an LCMS?

InsiderHub

Had the users employed an LCMS, or learning content management system, there would have been no question about working on the most up-to-date course documents – because an LCMS is a central repository, where updates can be made in real time and stored in a cloud-based system.

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What’s the difference between an LMS and an LCMS

Cinch

As learning becomes more complicated and larger teams work together on creating content, organizations may start to consider including a Learning Content Management System (LCMS) as part of the training toolset. This FAQ will answer all your questions about an LMS and an LCMS.

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Top Six E-Learning Tools for 2015

eLearning 24-7

Qualifications for e-learning tools. I didn’t put together any secret formula or weighting criteria for these tools. I did look at several sites that listed tools and realized for the most part they were authoring tools or tools that are super mainstream and oh, they are authoring tools. When I did find a recent site, a few tools were different than the authoring tools or tools like Go Animate!,

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5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. I have seen continued interest and downloads for open source AR tool kits. Allscripts merged hospital software with an accurate gesture -based system.

State of the E-Learning Industry 2019

eLearning 24-7

Change of messaging, and the seemingly misunderstanding by vendors that there is a difference between training and L&D. What I hear a lot is “L&D” and not training, when they identify who they are targeting for the tools, platforms, etc. SaaS authoring tools, trying to become hybrid Lite LMSs (a return of a trend I totally disliked back in 2010-2014). LRSs not being utilized by vendors who have it in their systems. The vendor.

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

LCMS – Learning Content Management System – going the way of the dodo bird. RCAT – Rapid Content Authoring Tool. Some tools offer more advanced capabilities and features for folks who have a strong ID (instructional design) or e-learning developer skill sets. Sim Tool – Simulation Tool. Authoring Tool. There are a few vendors who will charge only when the end user completes a course (but this is rare).

Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018

Videonitch

There certainly were plenty of sessions and vendors ready to help make this engaging media type more mainstream. By downloading videos at off peak hours and tracking viewership (and also offering up assessments), PlayerLync is able to help keep employees up to speed, in part thanks to xAPI.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

As analysts, we strive to make sense of the complexity, not just because it’s fascinating but also because we want to help you make better-informed software decisions. Every day, we interview vendors to understand their product strategy, features and roadmap.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Unfortunately, too many vendors in the e-learning space have failed to see the power and potential of this capability, and have decided to ignore them. An API (Application Program Interface) enables an interface from a piece of software to communicate with another piece of software (in its simplest form) or multiple pieces of software (called a mashup). However there are vendors who sell their API solution wrapped in a piece of software. LMS Vendors.

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

eLearning 24-7

Authoring Tools. 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?

Readers Q&A on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Topics covered in this quarter’s Q&A: Assessment Tools in 2020. LMS Vendors to watch. Q: I attended your session on the Future of E-Learning 2020 and was curious on your perspective of where assessment tools will be in 2020. A: I’m split on the fence with standalone assessment tools (example: Questionmark). Most of them (not all), offer multiple capabilities beyond an assessment tool in say an authoring tool or a LMS.

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

eLearning 24-7

If you have neither and are stuck in a contract that lasts more than 1 year, contact your vendor – your sales person to be exact and let them know that you want to leave your contract at the end of the year for that contract (i.e. You can easily move it into the other LMS, by simply re-packaging it with its wrapper - via your rapid e-learning tool solution. Example: Your notification clause to leave is 30 days out, notify your vendor that you will be exercising the clause.

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Four Wishes for LMS Buyers

Association eLearning

Further down in the article LMS Buyers will see a list of standard LMS functionality compared to LCMS functionality. Sometimes LMSs offer some basic course development tools, but it’s not a core LMS function. Here’s a few course development tools to consider: www.udutu.com (free).

A Conversation with Stephanie Nadda

Kapp Notes

Nadda: I would call out three main areas: Integrate the technologies that support learning management (LMS, LCMS, content authoring) and knowledge management (CMS, KMS, enterprise search, etc.). Are their plans to make the templates for other tools like Lectora or Captivate?

Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019 (50 to 30)

eLearning 24-7

Every vendor, with the exception of Blackboard (who is coming soon) can be found on FindAnLMS.com , my learning system search engine platform, an independent and trusted source to search, compare and engage with vendors in the learning system space. Rankings are based on 1,000 vendors across the globe. This includes vendors who have a content marketplace over those who don’t, thus they received more points on that feature, for example.

Product Review: GeoLearning GeoMaestro

eLearning 24-7

Offers Lectora (rapid content authoring tool) as a separate option which can integrate with GeoMaestro. One of the biggest challenges and common problem in the LMS/LCMS space is navigation and ease of use issues when it comes to the what the learner sees. It is truly amazing on how vendors seem to think lots of stuff on the page, is the way to go and navigation is just a requirement. Why vendors still think this is not needed or used, makes no sense.

Best of Elearning! 2015 Finalists Revealed

mLevel

All vendor ballots were voided. Claro LCMS. Kenexa LCMS Premier. Leadership Development Track. E-learning Dev Tool. Video Publishing Tool. Mobile Authoring. . Presentation Tools. Authoring Tool. Authoring Tool. Executives Nominate 100 Solutions Across Expanded 30 Categories for Excellence. Elearning! and Government Elearning!

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. Authoring Tool. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs.

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

LearnUpon

Integrating with a vendor’s API can speed up eLearning processes by automating time-consuming manual tasks like updating, deleting, or exporting lists of users. Authoring tool: Software used to develop content for online learning and training programs.

Current state of Gamification in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

40 vendors had at least three gamification features (8 of them had at least four features). Several vendors offered the ability for admin (clients) to upload their own badge. You do not need a built-in authoring tool to do this. Blue Volt was doing this back in the late 2000’s and still do it – tied to a gift card reward program; other vendors are jumping on as well (with more in 2015, but really really tiny numbers). LMS vendors on warp drive.

Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

eLearning 24-7

While I track now 1,300 learning systems around the world, the rankings are based on 1,000. I removed any vendor built 100% on free open source or open source whereas it is always 100% customized so that one could build a mega monster or build a 1995 version. Here it begins. Oh wait.

E-Learning 101

eLearning 24-7

Systems (LMS (sometimes people call it a portal), LCMS, CMS, Traning Mgt or Online Authoring, Platform) – Talent mgt systems are starting to enter as well, but as a whole they are still a standalone away from e-learning. Content Authoring Tools (often referred to as “Rapid Content Authoring Tools (RCAT). Simulation tools (can be in a CAT or RCAT, but also can be a standalone). think tracking!). Some vendors offer both options.

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Associations: Should You Move to a New LMS for Continuing Education?

Talented Learning

We see these member-based organizations creating comprehensive professional development ecosystems by connecting AMS, CRM and LMS platforms, content authoring/LCMS, SSO, ecommerce, fulfillment, proctoring, social media and email marketing to analytics applications to create CE selling machines.

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

Learning Visions

There’s no vendor who creates Moodle per say. Kineo has recently worked on creating a classroom management add-on for a corporate client and has a fabulous Moodle reporting tool. 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) Cammy, I think you're on the right track. Moodle is an awesome tool.

Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS

eLearning 24-7

Built in authoring tool that is a simple add what you want in to it and whalla you are are off and running. Adobe sees the system as a LMS with LCMS features. I’m not sure about the LCMS angle. . Author. I mean how can the vendor know what is needed.

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

tools for training purposes and this figure is rising fast. Leading social media vendors like Jive Software are integrating with the top ECM platforms to provide unified search, workflow, and storage of enterprise and social content, proving a cohesive environment where formal content is supported by an ecosystem of users that contribute expertise and relevant information. While many learning vendors have thrown their hat into the Web 2.0

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Content & Version Control

Learning Visions

She raised the question about e-Learning content and how well companies keep track of content updates. Certainly with the rise of rapid e-Learning tools and the increase in SME-published content well start to see an increase in the frequency of updates to e-Learning material. As an e-Learning vendor, I think its our responsibility to make sure that our clients have thought this through. We need to find out what tools our clients use and what systems they have in place.

WORSTs E-Learning 2017 Awards

eLearning 24-7

have been making their rounds these past few months, mine included (authoring tools), but what about the worst? Because it was bad and continues to be, at least with vendors and I have seen it with everyday consumers too. . Happy Holidays! Seriously, happy holidays to all.