Breaking Up With SCORM: It’s Not You, It’s Me
JANUARY 28, 2014
They’re limited by the constraints of SCORM, so their L&D efforts start to look the same year after year. They want to track more of what’s being learned… and take action based on the data. In short, they just aren’t feeling the sparks anymore with SCORM. The truth is, it’s really not SCORM’s fault that they need to move on. What’s Wrong With SCORM?
Learning Objectives Drive Personalized Learning
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
Learning objectives play a crucial role in learning – supporting the learner by ensuring an understanding of learning expectations and outcomes. Easygenerator (authoring environment) and aNewSpring (learning platform) have together created a higher level in the personalization of adaptive eLearning by connecting the learning objectives from both of their systems.
10 Steps to Create Your Own Learning Objects (L.O.s)
MARCH 30, 2016
What kind of images come to your mind when you think of learning objects ? All these scenarios and many more describe the functions and features of learning objects. Digital learning objects include many interesting and engaging activities that invite the learner to experiment with the content. In order to make quality experiences, create learning objects.
Connect learning to the business: Learning objectives and action mapping
Challenge to Learn
OCTOBER 3, 2012
will present about: Supporting business objectives with better learning objectives. The trend is in the direction of workplace learning, social learning, mobile learning, just in time learning and performance support. Formal learning is an important instrument in changing and developing. Learning objectives are an ideal way to report results.
Tin Can vs. SCORM: What’s It All About?
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
There’s been buzz about the “Tin Can API” and “next generation SCORM” for some time now – but do you actually know what these terms mean and the key differences between the two? Here, we’ll define and differentiate Tin Can and SCORM to make e-Learning a whole lot clearer for you! What is SCORM? SCORM stands for “Shareable Content Object Reference Model.” It’s a specification for sharing data across different systems. SCORM is a set of technical standards for e-Learning software products. Featured-Blog SCORM Tin Can API tin can vs scorm
Reusable Learning Objects vs. Reusable Content Objects
Designed for Learning
AUGUST 31, 2008
Well, I am in a phase where I am trying to understand the advantages and disadvantages of using a Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) strategy. much has been said about the advantages anyway!) I must admit that in my earlier days of being an instructional designer, I never quite realized the disadvantages of using RLOs. considered them ID's (SCORM's) gift to mankind! For the learning industry and me. Therefore, the more context you add, the less reusable the learning object will be. Why do I start with such a quote, you may wonder.
AICC and SCORM Compliance: The Benefits for Your e-Learning
MAY 19, 2014
The Benefits of Making Your e-Learning AICC and SCORM Compliant . That’s a bit like what was happening in the e-Learning community before SCORM was established. In the late 1990s, each learning management system had its own proprietary content format, which encouraged vendor lock-in. Today, SCORM is the de facto standard for e-Learning interoperability.
Why SCORM Compliance is Absolutely Essential for any Best-In-Class LMS
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
Why SCORM Compliance is Absolutely Essential for Competitive, Market-Leading LMS Performance and Effectiveness. No, SCORM isn’t a Scandinavian heavy metal band, although it might make a great name for one. SCORM is an acronym that stands for sharable content object reference model , and it’s the de facto standard to package your learning content that can easily be read by an LMS.
Learning objectives for formal e-Learning: Feedback requested!
Challenge to Learn
MARCH 15, 2011
One of the subjects that is on the list are the Learning objectives. I’m not happy with the way we have implemented them in the current version. addressed the topic of learning objectives in my blog on output learning and I tried to work from there. They are estimated, decided on and then designed and build. Global objectives. Checking.
Australia’s Nobel Laureates
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
In honour of the event, I have created a simple learning object that showcases the Nobel Laureates from my own country: Australia’s Nobel Laureates. Launch the learning object. This object was relatively easy to produce, and it surprises me that there isn’t more of this kind of thing in the education space. Download the files. Step 3: Publish it.
Back To Basics: Instructional Design Terminology
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
In our first Back to Basics blog “What is Instructional Design?” we talked about the concept and definition of instructional design. This week, we wanted to cover some common terms that you are bound to hear in almost instructional design setting. For the experienced Instructional Designers out there, what terminology did you wish you had known first?
NOVEMBER 23, 2012
TinCan is heavily promoted as the successor of SCORM and was designed to fix many things that were lacking on the previous standard. In this post we discuss what TinCan really is and how it compares to SCORM. The Tincan API resulted from several deliberations on SCORM 2.0 The standard is developed by the company RUSTICI but ADL is still the steward of the specification, just like SCORM. You collect messages in the form of JSON statements about what your learners are achieving while learning or playing or interacting with other people. frameset?
Become an Expert in Instructional Design
AUGUST 18, 2014
Becoming an instructional designer doesn’t happen overnight. Knowledge and skills that drive you to make a change in the learning experience of a person is what it takes to make you one. What are the stakes to be an instructional designer? An instructional designer must and always have a goal for this is where it will start. What is the desired learning outcomes?
Four Fundamental Stages in the E-learning Development Process
AUGUST 21, 2016
Developing e-learning courses is both an art and a science. The art of instructional design lies in creating innovative and engaging ways to facilitate learning. In this blog post, we’ll look at the science of Instructional Design, specifically with regard to the steps in the Development stage of the Instructional Design Process. 1. Content analysis.
Learning Objectives Drive Personalized Learning
AUGUST 7, 2013
Learning objectives play a crucial role in learning - supporting the learner by ensuring an understanding of learning expectations and outcomes. Easygenerator (authoring environment) and aNewSpring (learning platform) have together created a higher level in the personalization of adaptive eLearning by connecting the learning objectives from both of their systems.
The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Think Small (Iterations, Action Maps, Storyboards, and Mini-Modules)
The Learning Generalist
JUNE 22, 2009
As you will notice in the above representation of the model, the issues are: Too much time gets spent in upfront design and planning when all of this is quite likely to change. Can we reduce flab in our analysis and design phase? What kind of design are you doing in each iteration? question and be a learning object in its own right. What's the Inception?
Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come
MAY 12, 2015
Web-based products such as Claro and Composica promise to solve collaborative dilemmas and enable development teams to create engaging and interactive learning content with ease. We recently decided to test drive Claro and Composica, and here’s some of what we’ve learned in our exploration of these tools. Interactive design elements. Colin Skinner, Instructional Designer.
Is it important to know instructional design to create SCORM compliant courses?
JULY 12, 2009
The set of questions below were raised by a friend that triggered of the post that follows: If SCORM is a technical specification, does it interest, content providers, Instruction Designers, Project Managers ? Content providers will quickly see how SCORM helps implement reusable learning objects. Instructional designers will identify reusable content and content sequencing strategies that can be successfully implemented with SCORM. SCORM is a set of technical standards. To aid designing of content in this manner (i.e., Very true.
Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Geared toward e-learning developers and instructional designers. The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. MLOAT - Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool. Embed audio, images and Flash objects. Multiple learning paths or branching.
xAPI, LRS – The Interview
JANUARY 12, 2015
xAPI and LRS (Learning Record Stores) have been in the news and frankly everywhere within the e-learning industry in the past 1.5 In 2003, the eLearning startup I worked for shuttered its doors as our customers moved to adopt SCORM, and we had no idea how to do that. My job was to help author SCORM 2004, focusing on how to develop content that would work in SCORM systems.
eLearning Thought Leaders: OpenSesame
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
Our technology connects SCORM or AICC courses to any learning management system, enabling developers to focus their attentions on creating great courses instead of resolving technical hurdles. We rely on the SCORM and AICC standards to act as the bridge between content authoring tools and end users’ learning management systems. JB: A SCORM video player. Sweet.
ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter
APRIL 8, 2010
News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/08/2010 ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter eFront is an LMS commited to international standards. Through time we offered support for SCORM 1.2 Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo.
Come to Terms with the Basic Terms of E-learning
JULY 31, 2016
Well, as a new entrant to the field of e-learning, you might be struggling to grasp and make sense of the concepts lying tantalizingly just out of your reach. This blog will help you gather the pebbles – basic terms commonly bandied around in the field of e-learning – you need to become familiar and confident about your work. learning Course. learning Course.
How to supercharge your elearning scenario with interactive video
MARCH 16, 2016
Scenarios are the building blocks of great learning. Interactive video is becoming easier to create, but ensuring it’s a good match for your learning objectives can still a challenge. Effectively simulating a real life experience is a powerful tool for learning designers. To find out more about our using interactive video for learning join our webinar.
Tin Can: My First impressions from mLearnCon 2012
JUNE 21, 2012
I attended a session by Aaron Silvers, Community Manager at Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL). The session interestingly was titled ‘Design of the Possible: Powered by the Tin Can API’. Summary: Tin Can is designed to provide a common data storage for learning experiences across a number of devices/platforms/media/information systems. How will Tin Can help?
New eBook is here
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
meeting with the leaders and front-line managers is all you need to ground the content material for your e-learning course. Not only will you save your organization some good dollars, you will become an instant hero for being an in-house learning content developer. The eBook is designed for novice to advanced instructional designers. Announcements ebook eLearning desig
Easygenerator to launch new free web based eLearning authoring software at #DevLearn
Challenge to Learn
OCTOBER 21, 2013
Here’s a tool that encourages proper eLearning design and development by tying together the important elements of learning: set up your objectives, deliver your learning in small nuggets, and test learners. One of the things that set’s easygenerator apart from all the competition is that we placed Learning Objectives in the heart of the design process.
Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten
JUNE 11, 2013
For #11-#20, I will be posting them in my Linkedin group, “E-Learning 24/7″ Now put on your sunscreen and get ready… It’s not a cruel summer. Design effects. Learning notes – nice. Tin Can API, ADA 508 – again this should be universal in any e-learning authoring tool product – but they are not. #8 easygenerator. SCORM 1.2,
Making the Case for Adaptive Learning
JULY 6, 2016
With so many tools and products available to corporate learning professionals, sifting through the ones that are most practical for an organization can be challenging. Budget considerations are always a concern, but learning leaders also should consider how learning programs affect the bottom line. Conversely, can it show that learning initiatives drive revenue?
Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning
OCTOBER 17, 2010
eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront  but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". The answer is simple. by Christopher Pappas M.B.A.,
The Difference Between Mobile Learning and eLearning
AUGUST 16, 2016
You might think mobile learning is just classic eLearning on a smaller screen, but it’s not that simple. To some people, eLearning defines the entire field of computer-based training and they see it as a synonym of online learning. So, what’s the difference between an eLearning unit and mobile learning content? The Difference Between Mobile Learning and e-learning.
Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)
JULY 14, 2016
Today, I’ll complete the list by defining the true meaning of training, from ‘manifest’ to ‘white label’ Let’s dive into the language of learning! Manifest file: The manifest is a nitty gritty detail of SCORM. The SCORM package also includes the manifest file which determines the structure and contents of the course. Missed the first part?
Selection in Agile Learning Design
Big Dog, Little Dog
NOVEMBER 24, 2009
This is the fifth in a series of posts on Agile Learning Design: Post 1 - Agile Design: An Ethos for Creating Learning Platforms. Post 2 - Planning in Agile Learning Design. Post 3 - Orientation in Agile Learning Design. Post 4 - Designing Agile Learning. So why not just perform all the learning in the classroom? Doing.
E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions
ATD Learning Technologies
FEBRUARY 28, 2016
At the 2016 ATD TechKnowledge Conference, I hosted a session designed for people just getting started with e-learning. In the first installment of this two-part series, we will look at some basic e-learning terminology and concepts questions that were asked during the session. An LMS is a learning management system used to launch and track e-learning courses.
Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013
OCTOBER 30, 2013
What I like about this product includes the ability to output to HTML5, works on mobile devices, is extremely easy to use, appears within PowerPoint and SCORM. SCORM/AICC. Digital repository of learning objects. SCORM. Digital repository for learning objects. AICC/SCORM, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004. Features I like include: Extensive set of capabilities from repositories to object panes. Action based object animation. Lastly as you are well aware, Captivate is not a component of their e-learning studio solution.
Why we need Learning Management Systems
AUGUST 3, 2016
Why We Need Learning Management Systems. Have you found yourself fighting your way through the learning and development market without a guide? All the content in the world cannot save you from the harsh reality that an LMS is designed to mitigate. No more guessing at the effectiveness of content, receive live feedback about the quality of your organization’s learnings.
New to e-Learning? Easygenerator gives you a kick-start
DECEMBER 23, 2014
Are you ready to develop an e-Learning course? Have knowledge of SCORM and XAPI (TinCan). Have instructional design knowledge. Design course look and feel. This post reviews all this information and explains how easygenerator revolutionizes the world of e-Learning, making it accessible to everyone. Must have knowledge of SCORM and XAPI (TinCan). Learning