The significant leap in learning and training methods has enabled continuous improvements in learning systems and methodology. With the ubiquitous popularity and prevalence of eLearning, Education and Training related domains are aspiring towards deploying effective systems to impart high quality education along with periodic interaction between the teacher and the student.
Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) are gaining increased acceptance from most of the leading Academic Publishers, Professional Associations, Corporate Training Bodies and Institutions involved in all leading exam preparations and certifications.
The continuous development of many software packages has managed to make the differences between LMS and LCMS appear subtle. A deeper understanding of these two options however would reveal some major variations in creation and application.
Whereas LMS focuses more on students’ registration and participation to track progress and activity, the underlying principle here is that the format and content has already been created, also facilitating the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and Talent Management.
LCMS on the contrary focuses more on creating, developing and managing content that offers a platform for developers to interact and exchange tools. This facilitates a robust content portfolio which can typically encompass all the learning that has been absorbed by the trainers or teachers by suitably modifying the content to be enhanced with such experiences.
Myth: LMSs and LCMSs are time consuming and expensive for ambitious managements!
Reality: LMSs and LCMSs constitute the best Return on Investment when assessing efforts put in by the organization in the areas of Learning and Development!
Applications of LMS and LCMS
The phenomenal growth in Mobile Apps seen during the past few years has resulted in a game-changing scenario in learning methods and techniques.
The learning management system market was worth an estimated $2.55 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow approximately to $4 billion in 2015, and over $7 billion in 2018. More and more companies are using LMSs and LCMSs to make their training and employee management more effective.
Krish and Dass Kishore