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What You Need to Know about E-learning Technology Standards Before Selecting an LMS
If you’re planning to purchase a learning management system (LMS), or upgrade your existing one, you’d better know about SCORM and AICC. Learn why it’s critical

about elearning  You Need to Know about E-learning Technology Standards Before Selecting an LMS If you’re a small to medium business looking to purchase a learning management system (LMS), you may not be fully aware of the standards out there for e-learning. Many of us take for granted the fact that we can simply sign up for an e-learning course, whether it’s an online course, or a course offered through our own company’s LMS: We log in, start our training, breeze our way through the content and questions, and every

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Document Management System (DMS)

Document management systems (DMS) assist with the management, creation, workflow, and storage of documents within different departments. A DMS stores documents in a database and associates important information about the documents, to the documents (known as metadata). Most systems provide workflow engines to design and support document creation, publication, and usage. DMS solutions are often used by insurance and health care industries, government bodies, or other organizations processing high volumes of documents. 

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