In the online delivery of course materials three systems are known; CMS, LMS, LCMS- Content Management Systems, Learner Management Systems and Learner Content Management Systems respectively.
Each system mention above has its pros and cons that have equal measure, however in the choice for a course system one has to choose the most appropriate system to convey your learning material. Content management systems are quite useful in supporting academic courses, its major advantage being, that documents can be created, presented and downloaded without having to convert them into a web format. Learner Content Management systems, are mainly centered on tracking or analyzing learners academic progress and the dissemination of training and education. When it comes to LCMS or, learning through Content Management Systems it combines the attributes of LMS and CMS in a way that is reliable.
In favor of an informed choice, LCMS focuses on the creation, management and maintaining of materials or content making it is quite easy to use, thus, it is user friendly. This is quite important, in that, due to its simple usability anyone can access and retrieve information; its design is placed with the learners’ basic ability in mind who might be probably intimidated by complex systems, they are also inexpensive as compared to learning management systems. A varied assortment of information is available in audio, video, written formats and graphic presentation making the course fully customizable. Unlike LMS and CMS course contents are easily adjustable; moreover, one can add course tests, assignments and written essays. The system allows the Organizer, through a special customizing tool, to personalize the way he or she wants to convey the course, making it the preferred system to convey academic information