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.
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.
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?
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.
eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?! eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. Digitec, Instructional Designer, Jennifer Ritter wrote a blog about this recently explaining, “I now realize that I was raised with game-based learning.
What is Tin Can and SCORM?
MAY 1, 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? Here, we’ll define and explain the two in correlation with e-learning. . 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. It tells programmers how to write their code so that it works well with other e-learning software. Featured-Blog SCORM Tin Can API
A simple interactive learning object
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. To remedy the situation, I would like to share with you the 3 steps I took to create my learning object, and in doing so demonstrate the fact that just about anyone can do it. Download the files. Step 2: Import into Captivate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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,
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.
Are eLearning Standards Necessary?
MARCH 2, 2010
By standard I mean a common template and/or a compliance specification such as SCORM or AICC. The company doesn't want a learner to be able to quickly page through the course without taking all the learning paths available. Ability to assign or not assign certain learning objects depending upon person's position. Consistent design practice of making learners view contents on a page before advancing. Translation effort will be simpler because some objects will be translated only once and then reused in other courses. By Jay Lambert. Questions to ask. 1.
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
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.
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?
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.
Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013
OCTOBER 20, 2013
Most – okay nearly all – final ranking lists appear in December, but here at E-Learning 24/7, it is all about breaking the boundaries. It is all about doing something that others do not do – we all know that the readers of this blog – are trend setters! Tin Can API support, HTML5 output, ADA 508 and SCORM. Learning Curve. Learning Curve. SCORM.
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.,
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.
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
Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. Design - People want fresh – nice look and feel. The version you want is the Pro version which comes with Corel Paint Shop Pro, Qarbon Viewlet builder. It pitches that it is a m-learning product because it supports HTML5. Ease of use is clearly visible. #6 Learning Tools MLOAT - I will be the first to admit this is not for non-techies. Learning 24/7.
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.
JANUARY 5, 2011
News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year! However, nowadays small and medium size organizations struggle to adopt an expensive e-Learning solution. Enjoy! Powered by Blogger.
LMS vs. LCMS
Dawn of Learning
JULY 28, 2014
The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning. Buzz words in the industry include e-learning, mobile learning, cloud delivery, bite-sized learning, informal learning, learning record store, and single-source content development. What Is the Right Learning Content Tool?
Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality
AUGUST 19, 2010
As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. Templates with some learning objects? robust learning solution of multiple capabilities and outputs? Or on-going hodgepodge of objects or pseudo objects hoping that something will stick? It was difficult to say the least and learning it wasn’t much easier. The Macromedia set typically would toss in Director, which created an equally impressive array of course capabilities, but a deep learning curve. Learning 24/7. Toolbook.
What is Your Training Plan B?
JULY 25, 2011
started thinking about managing instructional design projects and the need to find alternative strategies when things go wrong. Plan B: The consulting firm had developed learning portals in the past. They proposed a learning portal to the stakeholders. They worked with the IT Department and subject matter experts to set up a learning portal using Word Press.
Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners
JANUARY 10, 2011
The truth is that there are a lot of books for e-Learning professionals. The most of them are for professionals with experience in the e-Learning field but some of them are for beginners. The following list contains my Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners. Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo. Mayer.
Creating e-content faster: Helping SMEs do more than just ‘information overload’
FEBRUARY 2, 2014
The growing need for training and learning in every industry brings out the need to develop e-content faster and continuously. This requires time-cutting in every step in the process of e-learning development. If the course design and objectives are shared in advance, the SME can align his or her thoughts accordingly.
Easygenerator 8.3 released
OCTOBER 14, 2012
Giving you more options here for design and interactions. In order to give more flexibility in building adaptive paths in your LMS, we included information about learning objectives into the SCORM package. This means that (if your LMS supports this, you can now create adaptive paths based on the learning objectives and their outcome. Easygenerator 8.3 is officially released. Our free edition is part of this release but there is a lot more. This blog covers the highlights of this release. Free edition. blog post ). Course developers perspective.
Easygenerator Adds TinCan Support, a New Editor, More HTML Question Types and Course Templates.
MAY 15, 2013
TinCan is the new Scorm standard (link) that allows you to track and trace learning experiences from anywhere. course template is the whole structure (learning objectives, pre assessment, pages and all) of a course. We have released version 8.5 of easygenerator and we have some great new things. TinCan support. TinCan will change the eLearning world and maybe even more.
Open Source eLearning Tools
OCTOBER 13, 2010
Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Of course, I’d recommend skimming through eLearning Learning to find the latest and greatest. Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?