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eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?! Rather than sitting through hours of traditional classroom training, users can tap into Web-based tutorials, interactive job aids and other tools to zero in on just the information they need to solve problems, perform specific tasks or quickly update their skills. In short, Andragogy is another way to say adult education.

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

eLearning 24-7

LMS/LCMS/Learning Portals (commercial & free), Social Learning stand-alone systems, hybrid system, content authoring tools, m-learning, web conferencing (already exists in many systems), virtual worlds, virtual meeting systems (already exists in some systems), marketplace exchanges (not affiliated with a system). LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal (commercial or free), e-readers, any mobile device(i.e. Tutorialized. Create tutorials to be viewed. Tutorials can be e-books, audio, video (mp4, avi), web based training courses. What’s the point? Not at all. Dripy.

Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS

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Tutorials on specific parts/features within the system. Adobe sees the system as a LMS with LCMS features.  I’m not sure about the LCMS angle. . The only areas I saw was the ability for content versioning and RLOs, which are just a couple of pieces of a LCMS.  Adobe has said they will be creating more tutorials, but right now I saw only a couple. Great.

Proactive, Not Reactive: Strategic with Technology

Web Courseworks

The only other content delivery tools to command a majority of use are “self-paced online courses, tutorials, and presentations” coming in at 65.5 Use a learning content management system (LCMS).” A Research Review. “…we abandoned the term e-learning entirely.” ” Wow! Bold Yep, e-learning is out (at least, for now from the Tagoras vernacular).  What’s in?

Moodle Mayhem

eLearning 24-7

More of a course management system, than a LCMS/LMS as they try to push it. I say this because its real strength IMO is in the education sector, and you see it,  in its overall presentation.  More and more tutorials online, a result of a vast online community of user groups. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills. Moodle and some other open source LMS/LCMS solutions are not really “out of the box&# solutions. will identify the highlights. all free.

Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

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Helpful — Free — Resources for Finding LMS and LCMS Vendors - aLearning , October 11, 2009. Why You Should Have User Centric Tutorials for Software Products - The Writers Gateway , October 13, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. October 9, 2009 to October 16, 2009. Upcoming Free Online Events. New Possibilities with Mobile Learning 2.0. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Mobile Learning Gains Momentum. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Tips for Teaching Synchronous Virtual Classes. Saturday, October 24, 2009. Online Interviews In Real Time: Webinar And Book Release Party. Featured Sources.

User Friendly or Hype?

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Learning Management Systems, LCMS, Learning Portals. Without looking at the user guide, manual or tutorial, jump right in.  Most people these days do not view nor read a user guide/manual Nor watch the tutorial, they jump right in. We are user friendly. Very easy to use. Simple, easy to use. Our customers find our system user friendly and easy to use. We never hear complaints. We have the highest repeat customers in the industry. We are user oriented. The number one reason people leave their current system or purchase a different e-learning product? Common complaints.

What Our Vendors Can Teach Us

aLearning

Most responding organizations provide consulting services (nearly 90%) and more than half (56%) provide learning management/learning content management systems (LMS/LCMS) as their primary product/service (P/S). aLearning is a great place to start: If you haven’t accessed the free tutorials, follow the link on the left to see. Who Participated? What Advice Do Vendors Have?

Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

More of a course management system, than a LCMS/LMS as they try to push it. I say this because its real strength IMO is in the education sector, and you see it,  in its overall presentation.  More and more tutorials online, a result of a vast online community of user groups. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills. Moodle and some other open source LMS/LCMS solutions are not really “out of the box” solutions. are NOT out of the box solutions. all free.

Quick Clicks

aLearning

If you’ve browsed our aLearning Fundamentals tutorials lately, you’ve noticed we went from a pure PowerPoint download to using iSpring (www.ispringsolutions.com) to compile the PowerPoint for easier access and viewing. Though we use iSpring Presenter for most of the tutorials, we want to pass along this update regarding the iSpring Free version, which is available to non-profits for — you guessed it — free (although the Presenter version is not that expensive, compared to its competition). Social Media Tutorials*. What’s the Diff?*. Julien R.

SyberWorks Media Center Presents a New Article: “Documentation and e-Learning (Part 5): Get Real!—Try Augmented Reality”

The Boggs e-Learning Chronicle

But if you're technically minded and seriously interested, it’s a great tutorial. Tags: Elearning Resources Items of Interest SyberWorks News documentation e-learning lcms learning management systems lms training Here is the press release on the article: SyberWorks Media Center Presents a New Article: “Documentation and e-Learning (Part 5): Get Real!—Try Try Augmented Reality”. adobe.

SyberWorks Media Center Presents a New Article: “Spreading the e-Learning Word (Part 2)”

The Boggs e-Learning Chronicle

Free tutorials about authoring e-Learning materials. is a leader in the custom e-Learning Solutions and Learning Management System/Learning Content Management System (LMS/LCMS) industries for Fortune 1000 corporations, law enforcement, healthcare, and other industries. Tags: Items of Interest SyberWorks News e-learning lcms learning management system learning management systems lms training Here is the press release on the article: SyberWorks Media Center Presents a New Article: “Spreading the e-Learning Word (Part 2)”. By David Boggs, CEO and Founder of SyberWorks, Inc.

More LMS Options for Associations on a Budget

aLearning

Of course I welcome more leads and suggestions for LMSes that are well-suited to the association sector and will continue to include links periodically. I am finding that I just don’t have the time to try out all of them. I am hoping to get a sample course together to post in various places so you can see how the same course or tutorial would work/look in different environments, but what I produce and what you’re going to offer are likely different anyway, so doing your own experimentation is your best option. Have heard about the EZ LCMS but haven’t tried it, either. They

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Do You Need an LMS?

aLearning

But if you’re offering a publicly available video intended to raise awareness about a particular issue, or providing a quick tutorial about your association’s new governance structure, investing in and hooking up an LMS is probably overkill. Tags: LMS Measuring Results Social Learning aLearning Strategies aLearning Trends elearning strategy resources LCMS Bersin & Associates Here’s what gets confusing for associations and non-profits: most of the experts are grounded in corporate training. Automate the registration process. Gain visibility over completions.

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Encore – Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

More of a course management system, than a LCMS/LMS as they try to push it. I say this because its real strength IMO is in the education sector, and you see it,  in its overall presentation.  More and more tutorials online, a result of a vast online community of user groups. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills. Moodle and some other open source LMS/LCMS solutions are not really “out of the box” solutions. are NOT out of the box solutions. all free.

Convincing the Boss - The introduction

In the Middle of the Curve

Whenever I asked about other LMS or LCMS, I heard implementation horror stories. want the LMS to track our pre-existing eLearning tutorials and provide reports. I am a very lucky woman. have a boss who likes technology, encourages me to experiment, and serves as a teacher and supporter (rather than a dictator). He was willing to spend significant $$$$ for a high-end learning management system. Talking around eLearnDevCon 2006, however, the only system I heard ANY excitement about was Moodle. already deal with one unwieldy enterprise system. Particularly a learning technology.

Confused of Brighton

Clive on Learning

Tools which create media-rich components ( Raptivity , Flash , PowerPoint, Acrobat, Captivate) which can then be inserted into other tools, as opposed to those tools which provide the wrapper and depend on you bringing in the really hot stuff from elsewhere (as with most built-in LMS/LCMS authoring modules). Tools for creating interactive tutorials (the bulk) as opposed to those that specialise in producing assessments ( QuestionMark ), 3D games (Caspian's Thinking Worlds ), software simulations (Captivate, Qarbon ViewletBuilder , Camtasia ) and scenarios ( RapideL Discover , Captivate).

ZaidLearn: Free Books about E-Learning (Jane Knight)

ZaidLearn

W3Schools (Web-building tutorials). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, August 23. Free Books about E-Learning (Jane Knight). URL: [link] Jane Knights Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies site has a great webpage on a growing list of free books and free chapters from printed books about e-learning. Posted by Zaid Ali Alsagoff. at 17:54. comments: faisalb. Zaid Ali Alsagoff.

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SyberWorks Media Center Presents a New Article: “Documentation and e-Learning Part 1: They’re One and the Same”

The Boggs e-Learning Chronicle

And I decided that the new manual would be much more useful to new users if it walked them step by step through the complete process of creating, testing, editing, customizing, and finally converting Web Author courses to run on the SyberWorks Training Center LMS/LCMS system. The end result was a 12-chapter, 400-page “tutorial.”. is a leader in the custom e-Learning Solutions and Learning Management System/Learning Content Management System (LMS/LCMS) industries for Fortune 1000 corporations, law enforcement, healthcare, and other industries. It is, you know. elearning.

Thank you, Bill!

aLearning

Over the years, they have expanded their conference tracks to include management and strategy, so those of us who oversee online learning can benefit from the practical workshops and tutorials they provide. If you’re considering hiring a company (for Webinars or custom courseware) to develop elearning for you, or if you’re looking for a good LMS or LCMS, the e-Learning Guild’s Annual Gathering (coming up again in March of 2010) is a MUST. Thank you, Bill! As someone posted to my Facebook wall after reading the review, “If Bill says it, it must be so!&#.

More Than One LMS Option

aLearning

For a combination of some of the above:  – Web Courseworks’ CourseStage LCMS  : What Web Courseworks has done is taken Moodle (an open-source LMS), developed a “derivative&# system from it so that you won’t have to hire a programmer or company to adapt Moodle to your needs. Knowing I’d open a can of worms by venturing into discussions about LMSes (Learning Management Systems), I pulled out my opener anyway and yanked off the lid (see LMS = Losing My Smile and LMS Business Model for Associations? ). Required Reading. Flower of a Different Color. Webinars?

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Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Here Are More Than 200 Free Rapid E-Learning Tutorials - Rapid eLearning Blog , April 20, 2010 A few weeks ago I offered some advice on how to become an elearning pro without spending a dime. As usual, I have held several tutorials with each of my students, but there is no substitute for going back to look over the rules of the English language, getting grammar. Flashkit game tutorials - They not only have a good collection of game tutorials, but also provide the source files which help immensely in dissecting and learning the ActionScript. LCMS (22). Kidding.

The E-Learning Foundations Intensive: Day 1

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talking about “Infrastructure 101: Getting Started with eLearning LMS/LCMS Technology.” ls2010 model performance photos post test pretest ReLearn results sketches social media sybmols thoughts training tutorial twitter Web 2.0 The first day of the eLearning Guild’s The E-Learning Foundations Intensive co-hosted with Learning Solutions 2010 Conference & Expo. Lunch was yummy!

Design - Audio - Podcasting - Best of eLearning Learning

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Short Video Tutorial on How Layers Work in Photoshop - The Writers Gateway , September 8, 2009. Camtasia - LMS - LCMS - Best of eLearning Learning August 2009 , September 8, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. September 4, 2009 to September 11, 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars. Dr. Henry Mintzberg on Managing, Leadership, and Organization Development <!–( –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Monday, September 21, 2009. Marketers And Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! <!–( 10 Ways to Enhance your Online Meetings <!–(

[from davidds] e-Learning 2.0 Workshop (Stephen Downes)

ZaidLearn

In other words, we might soon say goodbye to LMS, LCMS, portals, etc., Link to Stephen Downes Homepage All His Papers All His Presentation Slides + KL Workshop Slides Blogs - OLDaily & Half an Hour Web 1.0 = Read Web 2.0 = Read -Write Web 3.0 = Read -Write - Research Web 4.0 = Read -Write - Research - Rambo! At last I got to meet Stephen Downes in person and attend one of his workshops.

35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

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Blooms Taxonomy Tutorial (Articulate Engage Examples) - Take an e-Learning Break , March 18, 2010 You can use the tutorials on this page and reuse them (open license, attribution please). LCMS (15). LMS/LCMS Social Media & Side Notes , March 22, 2010. Best of eLearning Learning. Once again, I found myself falling behind in getting through all the great eLearning content that gets brought together by eLearning Learning.  Some great stuff I would have otherwise missed.  March 15, 2010 to March 31, 2010. What’s Needed First? Culture Change or Enterprise 2.0

e-Learning 2.0 Workshop (Stephen Downes)

ZaidLearn

In other words, we might soon say goodbye to LMS, LCMS, portals, etc., Link to Stephen Downes Homepage All His Papers All His Presentation Slides + KL Workshop Slides Blogs - OLDaily & Half an Hour Web 1.0 = Read Web 2.0 = Read -Write Web 3.0 = Read -Write - Research Web 4.0 = Read -Write - Research - Rambo! At last I got to meet Stephen Downes in person and attend one of his workshops.