2.1.2 Learning Content Management System

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A learning [content management system-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_management_system] (LCMS) is a related technology to the learning management system in that it is focused on the development, management and publishing of the content that will typically be delivered via an LMS. Despite this distinction, the term LMS is often used to refer to both an LMS and an LCMS, although the LCMS is actually a complementary solution to an LMS. An LCMS manages the process of creating, editing, storing and delivering [e-learning-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-learning] content. Rather than developing entire courses and adapting them to multiple audiences, an LCMS provides the ability for single course instances to be modified and republished for various audiences maintaining versions and history. The objects stored in the centralized repository can be made available to course developers and content experts throughout an organization for potential reuse and repurpose. This eliminates duplicate development efforts and allows for the rapid assembly of customized content. Some systems have tools to deliver and manage instructor-led synchronous and asynchronous online training based on [learning object-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_object] methodology.