If the content is the cars, the management structure is the roads (Figure A2.3). In the e-learning space, there are two primary types of management systems: content management and everything else.
To handle everything else is the learning management system (LMS). Learning management systems have two big goals: to get the right content to the right person at the right time and to record the event.
Beyond that, they can be responsible for integrating and optimizing different learning channels and vendors, keeping track of costs, allowing students to search for content, and contributing to a successful skills management program.
Dedicated, content independent LMSs range from between $12 and $50 per user, with a minimum investment ...