What is an LCMS?

Growth Engineering

Of all the acronyms floating around in our industry, LMS and LCMS will definitely cause the most head-scratching. Let’s focus on the lesser-known of these terms – the LCMS! LCMS – Learning Content Management System. LMS or LCMS? Online Learning Glossary LCMS


How Not to Adopt an LCMS


Today’s modern learning ecosystem demands a learning content management system (LCMS) that allows organizations to: Deliver a Better Experience. Companies that adopt a new LCMS are challenging the status quo, reimagining the way content is typically authored, created and delivered.


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LMS vs. LCMS: What is the difference and why does it matter? LMS vs. LCMS? While sometimes thought to be interchangeable terms, LMS (Learning Management System) and LCMS (Learning Content Management System) platforms share a few functionalities, but couldn’t be more different.




Another important learning tool that some may not be familiar with is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS). An LCMS is not meant to replace an LMS, as the LCMS enables authoring, presenting, and publishing via the LMS. Features of an LCMS.


Using Your LCMS to Save Kirkpatrick


We were talking about measuring the effectiveness of a very expensive training program we just delivered. Forget About Level 4? Never! Not too many years ago I remember the words of an L&D VP to whom I reported. Just focus on the first three. Forget about this Kirkpatrick level four,” he said. “It’s It’s too hard […]. Learning

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LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

A Learning Content Management System (LCMS) typically is an LMS to which the LMS vendor has added an authoring tool. The authoring tool in an LCMS can be used to create content and courses, but has limited functionality compared to a multimedia content authoring tool.

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. Asia – misleading by LMS/LCMS vendors. Forecast: Continued development by LMS/LCMS vendors making their front end UI (what the end user – i.e. employee or customer) more intuitive, easier to use and truly user friendly. Leadership development, HPI, succession planning and OD are increasing in the LMS market, due to a real change in having L&OD or HR leaders taking charge of the LMS/LCMS.


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


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.


Digital Asset Management – LCMS, ECM and SharePoint

Tony Karrer

Does the LCMS already provide this for you? Even still, most of these companies use relatively simple organization methods and the issues are getting developers to contribute assets, catalog them and then provide effective search and browsing. By the way, my impression is also that the digital asset management that comes with LCMS solutions is pretty limited. Interesting post by Vic Uzumeri where he responds to a question that I asked him.

Top 5 Tips to Author Effective E-Courses

360 Training

Precision and Simplicity: The beauty of effective authoring lies in presenting complex ideas in a simple and straightforward manner. Effective Communication: Distance and its impact on communication can be one of the greatest challenges in online training. Effective Assessments: Assessing students performance is crucial to the learning process. How To Strategies Tips and Tricks Uncategorized authoring elearning ideas LCMS planning Shazia subject matter experts training

Camtasia - LMS - LCMS - Best of eLearning Learning August 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Increasing Virtual Learning And Webinar Effectiveness With Your Social Learning System <!–( LCMS and LMS (17). Best of eLearning Learning. August 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars. Five New Influences on the Future of Learning Technologies <!–( –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Tuesday, September 08, 2009. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning <!–(


Placebo effect - confidence in learning

Lars is Learning

I've been thinking about a short commentary by Simon Caulkin in the The Observer last weekend on the power of the placebo effect in the business world.He picked out an interesting example which relates to the world of training and learning: Consider, for example, the experiment in an Israeli army boot camp recounted in Bob Sutton's quirky book Weird Ideas That Work. Incoming recruits were

Learning Content Is Not Your Job Any More: The Effect of Convergence by Rick Wilson

Learning Solutions Magazine

Content Management Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies Mobile LearningOur roles are changing, as content types converge. Dealing with transformative change requires changes in thinking and changes in working. One answer is intelligent content engineering.

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Outstart’s ForceTen: Tips on using the e-learning authoring tool

Bottom-Line Performance

Outstart is a company who bought out Eedo the company who originally owned ForceTen which is an LCMS (Learning Content Management System) authoring tool. Tags: LMS/LCMS Uncategorized content development Eedo ForceTen LCMS Outstart What is “Outstart’s ForceTen?&#.

The Power of eLearning Templates

360 Training

Not only can you author great elearning rapidly, but you can also easily add photos, video, and effective interactive elements in your elearning course without any special designing or programming expertise.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Bob: You’re right that social media has transformed the way that PR works – and it’s increased its effectiveness immeasurably, at least in the business-to-business sector. So, in the end, it might be more effective and efficient to get the help of a professional whom you trust (and that’s a key phrase) rather than do it yourself. As a communication specialist, what are your thoughts on using storytelling as a tool for effective PR?

The Importance of Learning Technologies

CLO Magazine

While small organizations (less than 50 employees) may get by without technology, medium and large organizations depend on it for both efficiency and effectiveness. A second important learning technology is a learning content management system (LCMS) which allows content to be easily tagged, assembled, and reused. Effectiveness is about providing the right learning and here technology plays a crucial role as well. Technology is essential to run learning like a business.

Making the Move: Converting Training into Online Courses

360 Training

Effective instructional technologies and rich learning experiences coupled with flexibility and cost-effectiveness make elearning an ideal way for people to develop knowledge and learn new skills with ease. To help drive online success, combine useful content and effective instructional strategies. Effective planning is the key to success. Focus on combining text with memorable imagery and effective narration (if required) to get your message across.

Leveraging Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

effect is getting us increasingly comfortable with the idea of decentralized content creation - and that is going to continue to be true in learning as well as everywhere else. A traditional LMS may not be needed to - or particularly effective at - dealing with informal learning solutions.

Fundamentals of Good eLearning Scenarios

360 Training

The following are some of the essential components of an effective elearning scenario: Realistic: eLearning scenarios should be closely related to real-life situations so that learners see reflections of their world in that scenario, understand its relevance, and are interested in the outcome. Luring learners through acres of dense jargon-filled description is often not successful and may diminish the effectiveness of your scenario in supporting the related learning objective.

Giving Thanks for Built-in Templates

360 Training

If you have never used activity and game templates before, you might think that having templates available in your course authoring tool might make things “a little bit better”—but in reality, the net effect can be transformational both for you and for your students. With 360training’s free and freemium course creation tools (LCMS), not only can you author great online courses for next to nothing, but can access easy-to-use built-in activity and game templates.

Fire Up Learning: Tips to Motivate Adult Learners

360 Training

To effectively face the challenges of the changing world, more and more adult learners are turning to professional development courses and online learning programs. How To Strategies Tips and Tricks authoring design tips elearning instructional design LCMS Shazia subject matter experts trainingWe live in an age of innovation and change. Continuous learning and development has become crucial to stay abreast of rapid changes and succeed.

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It’s Time to Cross That Bridge: Building Learning in a Highly Regulated or Compliance-Driven Industry


The second goal for these organizations was to be able to reuse content effectively and publish to multiple outputs easily. Blog Resources content strategy learning content management system (LCMS

eLearning Authoring Tool Must-Haves!

360 Training

For maximum effectiveness, you need to get your audience engaged and active in the learning. If you are planning on doing this long term and measuring the effectiveness of the learning, does the tool support version control, so that when you need to update the course, you can do so efficiently and consistently, without disrupting the validity of your assessment and reporting data? Strategies elearning LCMS Shazia All prepared to kick-start your elearning journey?

Online Training: Videos vs Animations

360 Training

For video production, you need to film with a good camera and then edit it in software such as Camtasia , after effects etc. Do note that you need to have your video in mp4 format in order to upload it in the 360training.com Learning Content Management System (LCMS). Examples Help How To Strategies Tips and Tricks animations audio visual aids authoring checklists design tips elearning games instructional design LCMS multimedia Shazia tools training

Lean times call for creative solutions

Bottom-Line Performance

However, you gain a cost effective and useful tool. By saving money and increasing the utility of new tools we can stay financially fit and implement effective solutions. Tags: LMS/LCMS LOL emerging trends and technologies learning design informal learning LMS low-cost learning solutions Moodle I read yesterday that during times of economic recession people actually become healthier.

Moodle: A fantastic tool for informal learning - and not just “e-learning”

Bottom-Line Performance

After Effects, Acrobat, CS4, etc). Tags: LMS/LCMS emerging trends and technologies e-learning informal learning Moodle Last week I hosted a webinar called “Come Moodle with Us: Straight Talk on Moodle as an LMS Solution.&# Along with two of my colleagues at BLP, we showed attendees OUR Moodle site - and attempted to illustrate many of the cool features Moodle provides and how Moodle facilitates informal learning and not just functions as a place to house and track e-learning.

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How to Break into eLearning

360 Training

360training.com LCMS: 360training.com Learning Content Management System (LCMS) is free, easy-to-use instructional design software. With all the options to choose from, research which is most comfortable, convenient, and effective for you. Uncategorized authoring business elearning ideas instructional design LCMS sale Shazia teach online toolsReady to kick-start your online teaching business? Once you’ve decided to create an online course, it’s time to get started.

E-Learning End Users Have Spoken – time for the industry to listen

eLearning 24-7

More of a surprise is that with the exception of 6 web conferencing vendors, who have apps specifically for the iPad/iPad2 market, you can count on one hand the number of LMS/LCMS vendors that offer the same thing. AR offers amazing capabilities in e-learning, not just courses, but from a LMS/LCMS/learning platform as a whole. Question: Which of the following would you use in a learning platform (LMS/LCMS/Social Learning or Mobile Learning)?

Crowdsourcing Training


In my conversations with some of these best practice companies I’ve learned that crowdsourcing can be effective for both the development and delivery of training. Even prior to the development of the training program, crowdsourcing has been used to conduct effective TNAs (training needs assessments). Blog corporate learning crowdsourcing Development e-learning elearning LCMS learning LMS modern learner school software training VCMS Video videonitch YouTube

Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018


We know it’s effective in educating – Ebbinghaus forgetting curve be dammed when there a good story behind the learning. This requires significant efforts to research and reproduce details and lighting effects that keep the audience’s focus on the story. Storytelling.

When your LMS BFF is no longer

eLearning 24-7

We all do it, I mean that is a huge initial step in designing effective training. e-learning vendors LCMS learning management system LMS buying a LMS LMS issues I’ve been there. Having a close BFF and then one day, that BFF is gone – in the wind, out of sight, out of my keyboard touch. You ask yourself – was it me? Was it something I did? . Did I send the wrong item? Did they misconstrue my concerns? Or was it them? Did they fail to respond when I needed it?

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Digital Learning Survey 2019 – Most Tech Doesn’t Stack Up


And despite the fact that organizations continue to invest heavily in digital learning initiatives, the vast majority of respondents — a staggering 88% — don’t believe their current platforms have the ability to effectively track and measure the impact of their learning assets.


Energy + Utilities Panel Webinar: How to Adapt Your Learning Ecosystem for the Future


Chief Learning Officers, Learning Managers and VPs, and executives who have a vested interest in more effective training would benefit. Content Strategy LCMS Resources VideosRepresentatives from The Mosaic Company, IHRDC, NiSource , and Union Gas came together for a compelling panel discussion about Learning and Development in the Energy + Utilities market.

What I Learned Producing 90 eLearning Videos In 8 Weeks At Google


Now you can finesse the transitions, add effects to the video/audio, de-green that green screen, insert any fancy motion graphics and keyframes, and do all the other extra stuff that wasn’t possible on a personal computer 20 years ago. this also had the bonus effect of shielding us from many of the non-critical requests that could have easily killed our deadline. 5 Things I Learned Producing 90 eLearning Videos In Two Months. Google had a problem.