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Pennsylvania State University
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Ist 440w - Information Sciences and Technology Integration and Problem Solving
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LMS and LCMS What s the Difference 1 of 5 http www learningcircuits org NR exeres 72E3F68C 4047 4379 8454 LMS and LCMS What s the Difference By Leonard Greenberg If you re confused about the differences between a learning management system LMS and a learning content management system LCMS you re not alone Not only are the names similar some suppliers are positioning LCMSs as the new wave of LMSs In fact an LMS and an LCMS are complementary but very different systems that serve different masters and address unique business challenges In essence an LMS is a high level strategic solution for planning delivering and managing all learning events within an organization including online virtual classroom and instructor led courses The primary solution is replacing isolated and fragmented learning programs with a systematic means of assessing and raising competency and performance levels throughout the organization For example an LMS simplifies global certification efforts enables companies to align learning initiatives with strategic goals and provides a viable means of enterprise level skills management The focus of an LMS is to manage learners keeping track of their progress and performance across all types of training activities It performs heavy duty administrative tasks such as reporting to HR and other ERP systems but isn t generally used to create course content The Evolution of the Learning Content Management System Mission Buy an LMS The Must Have Features of an LMS Leonard Greenberg is the CTO for Pathlore www pathlore com In contrast the focus of an LCMS is on learning content It gives authors instructional designers and subject matter experts the means to create e learning content more efficiently The primary business problem an LCMS solves is to create just enough content just in time to meet the needs of individual learners or groups of learners Rather than developing entire courses and adapting them to multiple audiences instructional designers create



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