A course management system (CMS) is a software application for the administration,
documentation, tracking, reporting, automation and delivery of educational courses,
training programs, or learning and development programs.
The concept of Learning Management System is directly derived from e-learning. Although the first LMS
appeared in the higher education sector, most LMS today focus on the corporate market. Learning Management Systems constitute the largest segment of the Learning Systems market. LMS was first introduced in the late 1990s.
The Learning Management System Was Designed To Identify Training:
The Learning Management System was designed to identify training and learning
gaps using analytical data and reporting. LMSs are focused on the delivery of online
learning, but support a variety of uses, acting as a platform for online content,
including courses, both asynchronous-based and synchronous-based.
An LMS may offer classroom management for instructor-led training or a flipped classroom, used
in higher education, but not in the corporate space. Modern LMSs include intelligent
algorithms to extract meta-data from learning materials to make such
recommendations even more accurate, along with making automated
recommendations for courses based on the skill profile of the user.
An LMS distributes and manages all types of content including videos, courses and
documents. In the education and higher education markets, an LMS will include a
range of functionality that is similar to corporate but will have features such as
rubrics, teacher and instructor facilities, a discussion board, and often access to
A curriculum is rarely a feature in a corporate LMS, although courses
may begin with a title-level index to give the learner an overview of the topics
covered. There are several historical stages of distance learning before the
development of the LMS
The first known documentation of correspondence teaching is through an
advertisement in the Boston Gazette in 1723 by Caleb Phillips, a professor of
stenography, offering teaching materials and tutorials.
The first evidence of a bi-directional communication organized correspondence course comes from England in
1840, when Isaac Pittman began a shorthand course in which he sent a passage of the Bible to students, who would then return it in full transcription. The success of the course resulted in the foundation of the Phonetic Correspondence Society in 1843.
A pioneering milestone in distance language teaching, 1856 by Charles Toussaint and Gustave Langenscheid who started the first European Institute of Distance Learning.
This is the first known example of the use of material for independent language
The Rise and Development of the Idea of Multimedia Teaching Distance Learning
The development of the concept of e-learning began in the early 20th century,
marked by the appearance of audio-video communication systems used for distance
learning. (citation needed) In 1909, EM Forster published his story The Machine
Stops and explained the benefits of using audio communication to deliver lectures to
In 1920, Sidney L. Presse developed the first learning machine, which offered a
variety of practical exercises and question formats. Nine years later, University of
Alberta professor ME Zerte turned this machine into a problem cylinder capable of
comparing problems and solutions.
It was "multimedia" in a sense, as it used multiple media to reach and provide
instruction to the students. Later printed material would be linked to telephone, radio
and TV broadcasts, audio and video tapes.
The first network learning system was the Plato Learning Management System
(PLM), developed by Control Data Corporation in the 1970s.
Modern telecommunications began to be used in education in the 1980s, with
computers increasingly present in the daily use of higher education institutions.
Computer aided learning aims to integrate technical and educational tools and
equipment for the learning of students.
The trend then shifted to videocommunications, resulting in the University of Houston's decision to conduct telecastclasses to its students for about 13-15 hours a week.
Classes took place in 1953,while in 1956 Robin McKinnon Wood and Gordon Pask released the first adaptive
learning system for corporate environments SAKI. The idea of Automated Learning
Operations inspired experts at the University of Illinois to develop their own
Programmed Logic for Automated Learning Operations (Plato), which enabled users
to exchange content regardless of their location. Make. In the period between the
1970s and 1980s, educational venues were increasingly considering the idea of
computerized courses, including California's Western Institute of Behavioral
Sciences, which introduced the first accredited online-taught degrees.