How does an LMS differ from an LCMS

Many people wonder how an LMS and an LCMS differ. We at Snabbfoting are edtech advisors, and here we’ll give you a description of the main differences.


The user experience between the different platforms can be like the difference between driving a horse and carriage and driving a car.


What is an LCMS?

An LCMS (Learning Content Management System), is a powerful content platform that is content-centric. An LCMS is designed to create content, share and manage different content formats, and components efficiently.

An LCMS with a digital repository can help you store content in a centralized database. With the help of metadata and semantic technology, this repository can index your content and learning objects, making them easy to find, coordinate, and publish to different user roles.

The platform facilitates collaborative creation with multiple stakeholders, and simplifies project management and follow-up.

What is an LMS?

An LMS (Learning Management System) is a participant-centric learning platform. The purpose of an LMS can be to administer course packages and users, allocate, document, monitor and store information about participants’ progress. Different types of learning metrics such as completion rates of course packages can be followed up with the platform.

What is the biggest benefit of an LCMS compared to an LMS?

An LCMS is most useful for companies and content producers who work with large volumes of content and digital courses. However, a professional tool to support the production and delivery of knowledge content can benefit all companies that want to achieve high quality.

An LCMS can help accelerate time-to-market to train employees, develop talent, and nurture knowledge assets.

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