LCMS and LMS, the two terms sound alike, are sometimes associated and frequently confused. And yet… The time has come to shed some light on these two technical appellations from the continuous training world.

LCMS : definition and principle of use


Acronym of Learning Content Management System

An LCMS is a system designed to create and manage teaching materials for blended learning (distance or classroom-based). It is first and foremost a space used to centralise learning content, rendering it easy to search, identify and reuse at any time, whatever the training needs.
The LCMS provides tools for creating training content, that is then manipulated by the teaching design teams, not by the learners.
The LCMS platform is thus intended for training production experts and is used upstream of content dissemination (this 2nd step is performed via an LMS platform).

LCMS : definition and principle of use

Acronym of Learning Management System

The LMS platform is a training dissemination tool, with particular emphasis on distance training. As an online platform, the LMS serves learning content to learners, records training monitoring data (score, time spent, etc.) and facilitates course tutoring.
The LMS platform enables trainers to upload distance training content, but also to precisely monitor and organise the learning courses for their learners. These learners’ results are results are recorded and the LMS generates comprehensive results of their progress through the distance learning course. For learners, the LMS platform is seen as a website onto which they log and access their own distance training content.
In summary, the LCMS is not an LMS to which an authoring tool has been added, but rather a distinct software family in its own right.

LCMS vs LMS : overview of differences

>> LCMS

>> LMS

 

Users

Training services

Production studios

Training services

Learners

Training content creation

Yes

No

Training content dissemination

No

Yes

Content production process management features

Yes

No

Content optimisation and reuse assistance

Yes

No

Data sharing between trainers and learners

No

Yes

Analysis of training results

No

Yes

To design your own remote training courses, or to sub-contract their creation, go to the e-doceo website.

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