E201 – LMS: What's Out There & How to Decide!10:30 AM – 11:15 AMLori Reed, Learning & Development Coordinator, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Managing Editor of ALA Learning.orgWith so many learning management systems on the market, including the freebies and open-source, where do you start? Reed explains what to expect from an LMS and LCMS (learning content management system), what’s available — from the most popular to the unknown — selection criteria for choosing a system (including factoring in costs for open-source), and how to get buy-in from administration.
Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/clearlyambiguous/50048014Early days of e-learning there was a lot of bad e-learning. Reading.This may be all that staff/admin have experienced.
A Learning Content Management System (LCMS) is a multi-user environment where learning developers can create, store, reuse, manage, and deliver small units of learning content and assets called learning objects. These assets can include media files, assessment items, simulations, text, graphics and other objects which are stored in a central object repository. A robust Learning Content Management System (LCMS) facilitates the organization of learning content and effectively presents it to learners via a Learning Management System (LMS).
Open source is free like kittens are free!<br />
Resources<br />EduTools<br /> http://edutools.info <br /> Provides side-by-side comparison of major LMSs<br />Brandon Hall Research<br /> http://brandon-hall.com<br /> Free resources as well as premium resources with unbiased reviews<br />
Special Thanks<br />Dr. Tony Karrer<br />http://elearningtech.blogspot.com/<br />
Lori Reed<br />lorireed.com<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />http://delicious.com/lorireed/elearning<br />