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What is LTI?

CourseArc

Learning Tools Interoperability, or LTI, is a standard published by the IMS Global Learning Consortium that makes it possible to integrate platforms such as Learning Management Systems (LMS) like Blackboard or Canvas with third party tools and vendors such as CourseArc. What kind of integration is possible with LTI? CourseArc eLearning Tools IMS StandardsLTI 2.0 gradebook

Free e-Learning books

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Therefore, as we move forward, we all must consider when, how, and why we integrate the tools that we do into our classrooms. => Resources Down-and-dirty Guidelines for Effective Discussions in Online Courses Joanna C. Have you thought about teaching online but for some reason haven’t done it yet? Here at CU Online, we believe in the power of online learning. Dunlap Learning 2.0

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. After working for a Web company that developed learning management systems and created custom elearning for corporate clients, Ellen escaped to the non-profit world where she led her trade association into online learning. Learn from the experts! Get new ideas and tips! Thanks.

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

eFront

Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. The following list is in chronological order. Enjoy! => Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? Please share it with us by leaving a comment! by Cathy on 09/21/2010 Do we really need narration? Powered by Blogger

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Since basically anyone can offer a free open source system, if they have the technical skills to create such a platform, I went about and developed requirements to be part of the process. . Features include social with profiles, inbox, e-mail notification, file storage aka file repository, SCORM, course authoring tool,  supports IMS, QTI, assessment tool, announcements, backup manager, blogs, polls, analytics and I could go on. . #4 Opigno. Everyone loves free, especially with software. 100% free but with limited features (if you want those gone you pay for it). Criteria.

The writings of Lee Kraus: Improving Informal Learning

Learning and Technology

Employ the usual technology suspects such as discussionboards , wiki, web-conferencing solutions, IM , VOIP , etc. Or they can simplify their appointment scheduling by syncing their scheduled classroom sessions with an integrated Outlook calendar. The writings of Lee Kraus Welcome! I try to focus on creativity, innovation, collaboration, technology, and elearning. Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media February 22, 2007 Improving Informal Learning tags: elearning , elearning2.0 , informal learning Here is a great list by Ray Sims on how to improve informal learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Me: Im an instructional designer. create eLearning. Playground Mom: [weak smile] Me: I create training for companies thats delivered on the computer. Im sort of distracted by the naked boy who just ran by (not mine). find that most people understand once I tell them I create training on computer or something like that. usually say "I create training that genuinely helps people do their jobs better." billbrandon had this comment on Twitter: I usually just tell em Im a writer. create learning material. What do you say? We move on. Is it me?

Day 5: xAPI and more – what next for SCORM?

LearnUpon

eLearning developers believed the paper described exactly how learning platforms and authoring tools should create, package and import xAPI courses. Different tools create packages in different ways, which creates confusion and misconceptions about how a package should be defined or interpreted. The IMS Global Learning Consortium have focused on these standards in particular.

Elearning applications

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This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 open source e-Learning projects for 2011 that will help you implement a low cost e-Learning solution. App Inventor - (mLearning) App Inventor for Android allows people with minimal programming experience to create simple, personal apps for Android devices. You can create a quiz app to assess your employees knowledge.

AICC and SCORM Compliance: The Benefits for Your e-Learning

Everything E-Learning

You had to use that vendor’s tools to create e-Learning that worked with that LMS, or your content wouldn’t play. The lab combined the work of existing standards organizations like the AICC , IMS and the IEEE LTSC into a cohesive reference model. Without these standards, integrating e-Learning content between vendors and tools would be a costly and time-consuming process.

Five Myths of Social Learning

Dawn of Learning

Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. Reality: User generated content will supplement the formal content development process and create efficiencies in Subject Matter Expert (SME) contribution, knowledge capture, and content review. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. The Web 2.0 Social CM Media?

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

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For me it is unacceptable that eLearning organization create courses that they do not have voice. Google has integrated eSpeak, an open source software speech synthesizer for English and other languages, in its online translation service Google Translate. Before I present you the list I would like to answer two important questions: 1) Why not use Human voice over? As of version 4.3,

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] December 5-6, 2011 Academic Medical and Health Science Centers : Integrated Plans for Integrated Programs, 5 th annual, San Diego, California, USA. link] January 18-20, 2012 International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing , 10 th , Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, Playa Vista, California, USA.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

note : Epignosis has created a module that provides integration of BigBlueButton conferencing in eFront Open Source Learning Management System. note : Epignosis has created a module that provides integration of Dimdim conferencing in eFront Open Source Learning Management System. like the results I'm able to create a Amplify a LOT better than Ning, for instance.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

This will become one of the biggest features in 2012 – especially with people wanting to create simulations without being an e-learning developer. PowerPoint – Ability to integrate or use PPT in your courses. Listen, Authorware is dead, so why create a product that is trying to bring it back to life with your own product? The latter is slowly gaining speed, which is an advantage to LMS vendors who have a CAT in their own product – which is SCORM,PENS/IMS compliant. The data is in, the results are interesting and the competition is growing.  Desktop.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

Learning Visions

One of our main products is creating customized templates for our clients; "empowering non-programmers to build e-learning." The folks at Kineo wrote a piece on the future of rapid e-learning tools, summarizing "our view is to give potential authors [SMEs] some easy to use but well structured templates which will give instructional integrity to how they develop their learning."

Flash Quiz Tools

Tony Karrer

client wanted to create online quizzes that would live inside of a larger site. But, I could quickly link to the sites to find out more and finally recommended that they should look at: Articulate Quizmaker allows you to easily create Flash-based quizzes, surveys, and assessments. Adobe Captivate is the easiest way to create professional-quality, interactive simulations and software demonstrations in Adobe's Flash format. Respondus StudyMate is a Windows authoring tool that lets you create numerous Flash-based activities and games using four simple templates.

Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning

eFront

Celtx creating a storyboard! News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/12/2010 Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning What I really like about the e-Learning community is that the most e-Learning professionals have a great passion of sharing their knowledge. The least that I can do is to share with you a list of Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning ! Feel free to use these storyboard templates for your projects. Your storyboard template format could be either Word or PowerPoint. Thanks!

Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

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? Integrates with Workday. Virtual classrooms, which is the same as virtual meetings or webinars – often seen with an integrated platform such as WebEx, GoTo Meeting or their own proprietary one. M/C, T/F, Matching questions – many now offer question banks. SCORM/AICC/PENS/IMS. Can integrate with various HRIS or ERP systems including Oracle, SAP, Lawson. How many of you have seen vendors respond to your questions? 

Focusing on Objectives with Abstraction in Gamification

Training Industry

Our concept was to turn the experience into a travel adventure, taking learners from stop to stop, integrating challenges with time for participants to get to know each other. For another project, we created a subway map game to teach learners how to set up their computers. For a simulation on project management, for example, we created a realistic representation of the learner’s desktop, including email, IM, and resource libraries —tools utilized frequently on the job. Should your learning game be highly realistic or completely abstracted from reality? Paris?

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] January 24-25, 2013 The Carnegie Conference: Integrating Traditional and Digital Marketing Strategies , Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA. link] January 28-29, 2013 Integrated Strategic Planning and Resource Allocation , organized by Academic Impressions, San Diego, California, USA. Clayton R. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] gmail.com. Mlýn , Czech Republic.

e-Learning Glossaries

eFront

Therefore, I have created the following list of e-learning glossaries. Glossary of Online Learning Terms Connie Malamed has created a glossary of online learning terms at her blog the eLearningcoach! ISITE Designs e-Learning Glossary e-Learning Glossary The glossary is actually a wiki created by the eLearning Networks members. News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/05/2010 e-Learning Glossaries Think about e-Learning. In other words, they need to “speak the same language&#.

M-Learning Message Home

eLearning 24-7

Saying that you support TinCan or any of the other terms, can create confusion in the consumer’s minds (consumers meaning new clients and not their learners) because it can imply that the vendor supports on/off synch. They have integrated the API into their tool, platform, and so on.  That’s it.  I should note that some vendors are bypassing TinCan and creating their own API to use with mobile devices that will mimic TinCan. It has been around for a long time, but IM is quickly changing in the mobile landscape.  jumping on the bandwagon. They have an app.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

On a class group page you can add links, videos, discussion threads, photos, create events and send group messages. Facebook was not created to be used as a learning environment and for sure I wanted more learning features! Flashcards You can create flashcards to help you study on Facebook. Quiz Monster Create your own quiz Facebook application! See what they think!

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] January 11-12, 2011 Committee on College Teaching and Learning Conference: Student Motivation and Active and Integrative Learning, 10 th annual, Niagara University, Niagara, New York, USA. link] January 18-20, 2011 International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing , 9 th , Kyoto, Japan. You can contact him at: crwr77@gmail.com. link].

The de-amplication of Amplify

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

The report concludes that Amplify failed to win sales and acceptance because: The Intel tablet based solution did not integrate well with Google and Apple and this was an issue because students preferred to bring their own devices to school. Integration with the information systems of districts was a pain. Also to be mentioned is Google Classroom – Since its  unveiling (Ed: In 2014) , 70 million assignments have been created on Classroom and Google Apps for Education has amassed more than 40 million teacher and students users. They launched Amplify in 2012.

eLearning Conferences 2012

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link] January18-20, 2012 International Conference on Creating,Connecting and Collaborating through Computing , 10 th , Institutefor Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, Playa Vista,California, USA. link] February22-24, 2012 International Conference on Openand Distance e-Learning : Creating Spaces and Possibilities, 1 st ,Manila, Philippines. link] March21-23, 2012, Forum on Education Abroad :Tracing the Experience - From Inquiry to Integration, 8 th annual,Denver, Colorado, USA. All Internet addresses were verified at the time of publication. link].

6 Effective Ways To Increase Employee Productivity

eFront

For any person-to-person communication that needs to be more “real time”, invest in an business-focused instant messaging (IM) service like Slack. properly executed on-boarding program helps with the smooth integration of new hires in your company, and allows them to better understand their new position, to get a feel for your company and their career prospects in it.

5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront

eFront

For more info check the related wiki article: [link] 2) You can create tests with qualitative characteristics A very strong feature of eFront is the ability to create pools of questions and combine them to tests. Although you can create tests by selecting questions one-by-one eFront offers a very powerful engine for building tests with qualitative characteristics.

LAK11: From taxonomies to folksonomies and back: The Semantic Web

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

Specifically, vocabularies such as those embedded in NewsML-G2, EDIFACT and ANSI X12 echoed a need to standardize data exchange across a wide range of industries, giving an integrated technology platform for transacting business documents across the supply chain. In education, AICC and SCORM (and IMS QTI – Question Test Interoperability) standards set the vocabulary to be adopted for communication between a course (and assessment) and the Learning Management System. Before social media happened to us, there were vocabularies such as the ones encountered in the Semantic Web. lak1

On fragmented media and messages

George Siemens

Instead, integration is power. Microsoft understood this when they created the Office suite – users want ease of functionality across different tools. Facebook currently understands this better than any other tech company, as evidenced by their announcement today of Facebook Messages – basically, an integrated platform for email/IM/FB messages. Instead of having to contact a person via email, or IM, or Facebook, Messages emphasizes connecting directly to a person. With Messages, FB serves the role of integrating media and message.

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Will at Work Learning: FREE Research Report on Feedback

Will at Work Learning

Ive created, Id like to think, the seminal research review on how to give learners feedback, written in a way that puts feedback in perspective, that goes deep into the fundamentals to give readers clear mental models for how feedback works. And now, instead of selling this document, Im going to try an experiment, and give it away. Delayed feedback creates a beneficial spacing effect.

Learning Developments: I'm not yet Captivated by Lectora

Learning Developments

Jan 13, 2009 Im not yet Captivated by Lectora Im putting together a self-paced web-based training course for how to order textbooks using a PeopleSoft application. Im using Lectora to develop a SCORM package that will eventually be imported and used in the LMS. The course will contain several simulations I am creating in Captivate 3. Specifically, I want to find the status and grade that the flash application has assigned to the learner. I am trying to use some flash Ive created in Articulate Quizmaker and Captivate. So, test1Score becomes Vartest1Score.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Of course, you can try to improve those percentages through: Incentives or requirements (students must blog - it's graded) Community cohesion Focus (short time frame, limited topic) Integrated as natural activity and other adoption models. Honey Pots - Create pages that people are likely to update such as Common Support Issues, FAQ, etc. Use a Wiki instead of other approaches to creating web pages (only edited by ID/writers initially). So, yes, you have to set up policies and alert people just like you do around any form of electronic communication (email, IM).

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Days 17, 18, 19, 20, & 21

Learning Visions

Nevertheless, Im trying to keep up. Day 18: Create a Sneeze Page and Propel Readers Deep Within Your Blog This task is about spreading germs. Then again, Im not trying to stay on top of hundreds of comments a day. Im not going to bother with a full-blown survey. Most bloggers have much more interesting things to say than I do, and Im always happy to point that out.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People. I’ve had quite a bit of experience with this and actually one of my very first projects was creating a pretty incredible eLearning solutions for Lexus sales people. Formula for Storytelling in eLearning - Integrated Learnings , April 6, 2010 When a client asked our team to develop a sales skills enhancement course, we opted to base the training on the methods of the most successful sales person in the department. Im looking for the Why? Specifically, the web. Most action plans last four to six weeks. By Shelley A.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] February 3-5, 2010 International Conference on Work Integrated Learning , Hong Kong, China. link] March 10-12, 2010 Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) Conference: Collaborate, Communicate, Create, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Clayton Wright just sent me his incredible annual list of eLearning Conferences. You can contact him at: crwr77@gmail.com. link].