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Elearning platforms meeting PENS standard makes online training easier

Docebo

Having an LMS that meets the PENS standard is a one-click process, saving course authors time. Having an LMS that meets the Package Exchange Notification System ( PENS ) standard , coupled with an authoring tool, will save course authors time and ibuprofen. In its next update, the Docebo LMS will support the PENS standard. Source: [link]. START A FREE TRIAL.

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PENS – Why your LMS and Authoring Tool Solution should include it

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In 2005, PENS was launched by AICC but did not initially gain wide acceptance. In the past year, I have seen a wider number of vendors including the PENS course standard, which in my opinion, enables anyone who builds courses, a streamlined and fast process for publishing into a LMS/learning platform. Before we jump into PENS, let’s begin in the authoring tool industry.

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What is PENS?

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The answer lies in PENS. PENS stands for Package Exchange Notification Service. It works in conjunction with eLearning specifications, such as SCORM and AICC , to allow one-click publishing of content to an LMS. For it to work, both the LMS and the authoring tool need to be compatible with PENS. Online Learning Glossary PENSAuthors and LMS Admins.

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

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At one time, you could be “certified” with AICC and yes certified with SCORM, but why would you want to be? I’ve never heard someone say, “Sheesh, I need an LMS that is SCORM certified, or what your authoring tool is not AICC certified? ” The funny thing or sad depending on your take, was the number of authoring tool vendors back in the early days, that said they were AICC certified, but when you went to the AICC web site, they weren’t. . I still see course libraries that are only AICC. At least not in a long time. SCORM.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools Directory

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SCORM or AICC. Identifies SCORM version/edition (may be multiple), AICC (if applicable) or PENS (if applicable): PENS was created by AICC in 2005, but a few vendors are starting to utilize it this year. If you see “None&# or “Unknown&# this means that the vendor did not identify if the solution is not SCORM or AICC or the product does not use SCORM or AICC – some products do not (and they are identified as such). Some vendors may state “SCORM/AICC or AICC/SCORM&# – means the same thing. Trials.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

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SCORM compliance and/or AICC – there are tools out there who support neither – but that is not the norm and there are a few tools out there who also support PENS. I love the ribbon style approach, the custom branding angle with your player, audio and video narration, SCORM/AICC – perfect for the masses. Tools these days come in three flavors. It’s free.

Hell in a Cell Between Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and LectoraInspire 16

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can customize shapes using the pen tool in Storyline and Captivate. All are compatible with SCORM, AICC standards, and Tin Can API. Selecting the right authoring tool for rapid eLearning projects is a process riddled with uncertainty. How will you know which eLearning tool to work with? I have worked on several authoring tools. Feature. Operating Systems. Browser Compatibility. Audio.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

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no SCORM, AICC or PENS – however, I am now seeing a few vendors offer PENS (created by AICC back in 2005, but slowly gaining traction). Every year, I identify five trends that I am seeing in the industry as a whole, and forecast on where they will be heading throughout the year. In 2011, I saw quite a few items that resonated. They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. Boring.

E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is.well…

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SCORM 2004 3rd edition, SCORM 2004 4th edition (rarely used), AICC, PENS – all of which are compliance standards, each with strengths and minuses. . As you are aware I am not a fan of AICC – useful in early 2000’s, but IMO not that useful today. As many of you are aware the e-learning world is well known for its jargon. In turn it is this jargon that can create confusion and misunderstanding not only for newbies into the space but also for hardened veterans. Gamification and Gaming. Gamification among other things involves gaming elements. Now is it fun?

Five LMS Lists

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There are three types of systems that slide under “learning platforms” The most common one supports PowerPoint, and videos and other content – and can track it, but they DO NOT support any version of SCORM, nor do they support AICC, PENS, Tin Can and so on. I am a big fan of PENS because of what it can do, but a PENS supported LMS is rare and not common (if they offer it, they will support another compliance standard too – often SCORM). If you can find one that supports SCORM and PENS, to me you hit a home run. . The Lists. Boom.Boom.

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New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20

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Easy to use interface and supports SCORM and AICC. #18 AICC, SCORM and PENS support. Supports AICC and SCORM. Initially I wasn’t going to post authoring tool rankings beyond the top ten, until July. However, in the past week, I have received over 500 e-mails from readers requesting a list of the top twenty (rather than top then). Works with smartphones. #19 I do.

Am I an LMS? And if so.

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SCORM 2004 3rd edition, SCORM 2004 4th edition, AICC, PENS, xAPI, CMI-5). A few weeks back, I was speaking at an event and was asked a question, “What do you look for when you select an LMS?” ” I thought for a few moments because my response would vary, such as “as an analyst”, “expert”, “consumer – purchasing them on my own in the past for companies I worked at”, “client perspective” or a combination of factors. ” So I went specific. I went in detail. The Alternative Vendors of Learning. Yippee!

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Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

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Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). PENS Testing Resources - for those who are interested in this interoperability standard created by the folks from AICC, back in 05. Uncategorized e-learning elearning Open Source SCORM m-learning mobile learning PENS E-Learn InfoWhat I did not include in this blog posting. SDKs for all the Smartphones. I can list them if this of interest, but there are plenty of sites that provide this information. SCORM.

Walking down the Interactive Learning Path with Raptivity

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The content published by Raptivity is industry standard, easily distributable over the Internet, CDs/DVDs and Pen drives. Raptivity supports SCORM, AICC and Tin Can tracking. One of the major challenges that educators face is holding learners’ attention and helping them retain information. With a tool like Raptivity, educators can bridge this gap by adding meaningful learning interactions (such as brainteasers, interactive diagrams, 3D worlds, games, simulations, assessments and much more) to their digital content. It can also be seamlessly integrated with any standard LMS.

And in this corner: LMS and in the other corner – Learning Platform

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If you are seeking PENS, LMS. AICC – slightly LMS – personally AICC should be on the next satellite to go into space never to be seen again, but that’s just me. It’s time. Two equal fighters. One the former son of the reigning champ. The other, well, uh, the reigning champ. Both hungry for the title. Can there be only one? Of course, not, but this fight analogy is fun. They can both be successful and in fact, they already are. Before this battle begins, let’s take a look at each fighter. Wait, you say. There is a difference? Why the break.

Am I an LMS? And if so.

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SCORM 2004 3rd edition, SCORM 2004 4th edition, AICC, PENS, xAPI, CMI-5). A few weeks back, I was speaking at an event and was asked a question, “What do you look for when you select an LMS?” ” I thought for a few moments because my response would vary, such as “as an analyst”, “expert”, “consumer – purchasing them on my own in the past for companies I worked at”, “client perspective” or a combination of factors. ” So I went specific. I went in detail. The Alternative Vendors of Learning. Yippee!

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Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

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Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). PENS Testing Resources - for those who are interested in this interoperability standard created by the folks from AICC, back in 05. Tags: E-Learn Info Open Source PENS SCORM Uncategorized e-learning elearning m-learning mobile learning What I did not include in this blog posting. SDKs for all the Smartphones. I can list them if this of interest, but there are plenty of sites that provide this information.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

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At least SCORM support – Plenty still support AICC. Only a few support PENS, which is a shame, because it really does some very cool things. When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind. Bewilderment and Confusion. Bewildered on what is happening, why what is needed isn’t appearing as it should, and how is it possible that something so obvious based on where e-learning is heading, mobile is pushing and future tech is inspiring is lost among so many vendors? Why are so many of you heading down the wrong path? . But I digress. Yowsa!

How to Create Rollovers, Pop-ups and Branching for Lectora e.

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Tip: As Diane says, the key to branching is not the authoring tool; it’s your brain and a pen. AICC & SCORM Compliant e-Learning. Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. e-Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. ReviewLink. Online Course Review and Collaboration. by Lectora. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. Empower. Easy Flash Content Creation. Mobile Learning. Blog.

How to select the right authoring tool

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In the AT world, knowing whether your AT accepts your specific compliance standard (SCORM, SCORM 1.2/2004, AICC, PENS, TinCan) would be equally relevant. Over the weekend, I did one of the most stressing things there is to do in live. Yep, house hunting. There is nearly nothing out there that make you get excited and depressed in just a few hours, than look for a new house. Where do you live? What amenities do you want or need? Beach? Center of town? Close by or away from humans? And after all that, you have that wonderful thing we like to call – price. How so? Pricing.

Why your learning management system needs content support

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All of the well-known authoring tools export course content to eLearning standards like SCORM , Tin Can API , and AICC. If you’ve already implemented a learning management system, you’ll understand the value of great customer support. Creating eLearning content can be a lengthy process, involving the collaboration of multiple tools and experts. How can you tell if a vendor is an expert?

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Answering your LMS Questions

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SCORM/AICC/PENS/IMS. Those that don’t are due to: Your tool works only with SCORM 2004 3rd edition, and your LMS only accepts AICC. How many of you have posted questions regarding LMSs on Quora, Linkedin or the various other social media sites available on the net? How many of you have had hundreds of comments as a result of these questions, and than rather than solve it, create only more confusion? How many of you have seen vendors respond to your questions? How many times have you wished they didn’t? I need a LMS. Use my 90/10 rule. They won’t be. A: No.

Questions to Ask Ur Prospective LMS Vendor

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What about AICC? Unless you purchased a tool that is only AICC compliant, which in that case, time to ditch it and get another one. If you purchased an AICC only, then you have to find a system that is AICC compliant. It can be SCORM too, but the AICC is the key. . What about PENS or some other compliance standard? Unless you must have PENS or one of the other compliance standards, it is not needed. PENS was created by AICC as an alternative to SCORM 2004, 3rd edition. . Questions. SCORM. What SCORM compliance are you? appear?

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

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Also SCORM 1.2 & AICC. Same thing with PENS i.e. a SCORM LMS that does not support PENS will not work with a PENS content authoring tool. The end of the year is here, okay in just a few short weeks, but for those on vacation, the festivities have already began. In 2010, the RCAT market continued its upswing and nothing indicates to me it will be changing anytime soon. Some acquisitions, some goodbyes, but overall very strong. Innovation abounded and the push to focus on the “PPT to Flash&# angle continued to shine. 31st). RCAT Product of the Year. Dynamic.

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E-Learning News and Notes

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Most tend to be proprietary, but I have seen a few that are SCORM/AICC and yes even PENS. One system offers the ability to do so – but prefers that people use just their product rather then pushing it via PENS to a LMS or downloading the course in a SCORM wrapper, then uploading it into a SCORM LMS). Lots of stuff has been going on these past few weeks s0 let’s just jump right in. Standalone Quiz/Assessment Tools. I love Questionmark, its a wonderful product and it can use a “connector” to integrate into your learning platform or system. End Game.

Four Industry Announcements

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All of the e-Learning specifications are captured- from SCORM and AICC to IMS, PENS and LETSI RTWS. Companies around the world from LMS providers to content publishers use Rustici’s products to solve the challenge of conforming to SCORM and AICC specifications. This seems to be “press release” week for me but some great things are happening like the Innovations in Clinical Research Worksho p I blogged about the other day. Well today, two more announcements. eLearning Atlas- a New Way to Navigate the Industry. What is the eLearning Atlas ? Here the info.