LCMS and LMS: what's the difference and why you need both

LCMS and LMS are two of the main acronyms whose meaning you need to know if you want to build and manage digital training content. What are they exactly? In this article we will try to describe how they work and which role they play in the training process.    WHAT IS AN LCMS?  LCMS is an abbreviation for Learning Content Management System. It is a Cloud space used to store and manage learning “atoms”: texts, images, sounds, videos and any other element you want to use to build your…


From in-house server to Cloud: four reasons to make the switch

Most people think that having their content stored in-house gives more control over it and overall more security. In this article we will give you four reasons why you should say goodbye to your in-house server and switch to the Cloud to improve the success of your company.   FROM THE DICTIONARY: WHAT IS THE CLOUD?  Let’s start from the very basics, clarifying what the Cloud exactly is. An acknowledged definition says that “the Cloud refers to servers that are accessed over the Internet,…


E-learning or face-to-face? Blended training is better!

In our last article we talked about the endless challenge between e-learning and face-to-face, explaining why digital training can help solve many issues related to engagement, cost and control. In this article we will try to describe which role is assigned to the face-to-face phase and how blended learning could boost the effectiveness of the training process.    SOFT SKILLS AND HARD SKILLS: FROM DICTIONARY ENTRIES TO PRACTICE  Let’s start with some basic definitions. Blended learning is…


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E-learning vs. face-to-face training: the ultimate challenge

Most trainers are quite skeptical about moving their face-to-face lessons to online training. In this article we will try to explain what are the perks of e-learning and why it represents the future of training.   DIGITAL NATIVES: COULD TRADITIONAL TRAINING STILL BE AN OPTION? We have already talked on this blog about digital natives and their different way to approach learning: getting unfocused very easily and needing different stimuli to keep their dopamine levels high. In the same…


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Quiddis: an e-learning service meant for trainers

When people talk about e-learning services, they always focus on the learner’s point of view: the possibility to access training content anywhere and anytime, a user-friendly interface, interactive and tailored solutions. But what about who is in charge of building those contents? In this article we will try to describe why and how Quiddis was created primarily for trainers, in order to make everyone able to build content and manage academy communities online.   E-LEARNING: EVERYTHING…


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Memory: knowing how it works to enhance it (Part 2)

In the previous article we have talked about short-term memory, describing how it works and which enhancement strategies can be implemented to take the most of it. In this article you will learn all about long-term memory and how to enhance it.   LONG-TERM MEMORY: ENCODE, STORE, RETRIEVE, REPEAT Long-term memory can be thought as a dynamic yet permanent store of information, activated when we talk about remembering something. To access this information requires about 200 milliseconds, which…


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Memory: knowing how it works to enhance it (Part 1)

We have all heard about long-term and short-term memory, and we have all got a little bit confused about what kind of processes they require in order to function. This is the first of a two parts article that will try to describe how memory works and which enhancement strategies can be implemented to take the most of it, starting with a focus on short-term memory.   SHORT-TERM MEMORY: STAIRWAY TO LONG-TERM (OR NOT) If you try looking for a specific area in the brain where memory is placed,…


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Digital natives: what has really changed?

In the last few years, you may have heard people talking about the so-called digital natives, referring to younger generations. What does this label mean and why are these people different from their fathers? In this article we will try to define this new category and analyze possible solutions to cope with their new ways of thinking.   SOME BASIC DEFINITIONS: WHO ARE DIGITAL NATIVES? According to a widespread definition, digital natives are individuals born after the mass adoption of…