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Easygenerator to launch new free web based eLearning authoring software at #DevLearn

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This launch will be at the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas. This web edition will be the start of a whole new generation of solutions by easygenerator. 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.

Why Easygenerator will launch a free edition of her authoring software

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In a few weeks’ time easygenerator will make a big step towards meeting her mission to change eLearning. We are in the final stages of launching a free edition of easygenerator; it will be available in the first half of October. The official launch will be at November 1st at the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas. There are two main reasons. Changing eLearning.

Devlearn conference day one: an exhilarating day

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So we are off to an excellent start with DevLearn. One is SaaS or cloud based solutions, the other is the future of the Learning Management Systems. TinCan will free us from this, it allows you to track and trace any learning experience, anywhere. I don’t know what the adoption will actually mean but it sounded like TinCan will be the next version of IACC. Great keynote.

Free eLearning authoring with easygenerator, already over a 1000 users!

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Reblogged from easygenerator.com : We launched the free edition of our on-line eLearning authoring tool November 1st at DevLearn. The free edition has a fixed look and feel, which is branded in the easygenerator style. In easygenerator you can set the look and feel by applying master pages. Learning e-Learning authoring tool EasyGenerator eLearning free edition

My tips for the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas

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DevLearn promises to be a great conference this year again.There is a very promising line-up of keynote speakers and other presenters. Session 110: PepsiCo: Bringing Learning to a Mobile Workforce. Session 201 : The Evolution of Technology and the Future of Learning. Presentation by Reuben Toznan on how the changing environment affects learning and learning professionals.

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#DevLearn retrospective: Start dreaming about the future of eLearning

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This year more than ever DevLearn addressed the future of eLearning. Thanks to the TinCan API (now renamed into ‘experience API’) the technique is ahead of us (learning developers and vendors). There was another keynote by Allisone Levine at DevLearn. took this Photo at the TinCan panel session at DevLearn. devlearn e-Learning Experience API TinCan API

#DevLearn. Morning buzz session: WYSIWYG is dead

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At easygenerator this led to the decision to base our new web based authoring environment on a WYSIWYM interface. Learning This morning I hosted a morning buzz session on WYSIWYG versus WYSIWYM. In a WYSIWYG environment you work as an author in an application that will show you the content in exactly the same way as the learner will see it. INstructional designers like this because it gives you control. You can determine per pixel where something will be. But with the rise of mobile devices the responsive publications came. We discussed this issue in the morning buzz session.

Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

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Last week, I attended DevLearn. knew that its core audience would be instructional designers and e-learning developers.  . For e-learning developers and instructional designers, they were aghast and in shock. Not only was it quite present at DevLearn, but in general, this is one of the new “hot” items in the space. However, they cannot be in the same page, lesson, learning object at the same time.  easygenerator’s new survey tool is SurveyMonkey. It is the only e-learning solution that I know of, that offers it. Learning 24/7.

DevLearn 2014: The dead of the corporate LMS and WYSIWYG authoring?

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DevLearn 2014 is approaching. have the honor of doing two sessions at DevLearn. The trends that I will be talking about are: The learner is taking control : Self-directed learning. Adaptive learning. Learning is moving to the business : Informal learning, working smarter. Mapping learning goals to business goals. Just three weeks and it will start.

Devlearn conference day -1 and 0

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devlearn e-Learning EasyGenerator eLearning guildI will (try to) blog about the conference every day. arrived yesterday evening 18.30 local time after a 20 hour trip. The conference is in the Aria and we stay there too. It’s an incredible hotel/casino. believe it has over 4000 rooms, countless restaurants and bars and it is huge. But most of all it is luxurious. It’s really incredible. It’s not just over the top, but way beyond that. Yesterday evening we took a stroll over the strip, walking a few blocks, that is insane too. It is a surreal world.

Devlearn conference day 2: curation

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This blog and the easygenerator blog are ‘republished’ or aggregated through that site. Steven Rosenbaum presented ‘the future of learning is context’ and his story was an exact copy of Jay’s. showed how you can create individual learning paths within an e-Learning course, he explained how they make it possible to create individual learning paths between courses.  I told how frustrated I got when I was creating e-learning courses. You work from learning objectives and design a course based on that.

Why do searches on e-Learning terms drop dramatically?

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Searches on Google on some e-Learning related terms are dropping year by year: searches on Instructional design for example dropped by 80% since 2005. Is this a decline in interest for e-Learning or is a signal for something else? Why is this happening? I do not believe it is a declining interest in e-Learning. The same thing is now happening in e-Learning. Learning

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Devlearn conference 2011: retrospective

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I’m back home after a great DevLearn conference. This was my second Guild conference (been to Learning Solutions in March) and one thing that really struck me at both conferences is the atmosphere. It’s a world of difference if you compare it to the Online Educa in Berlin or the Learning Solutions in London. For easygenerator it was an important conference too. And it’s something that will affect e-Learning development. hope it catches on. I’m even considering adding support for the agile process to easygenerator. Atmosphere.

Make e-Learning work: Outcome learning

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Since I became CEO of easygenerator I wanted to have a clear vision and mission on what we do and why we do it. This led to my blogs on our vision and mission, ‘Output learning’ and ‘bringing learning to the workplace’. At easygenerator we use these ideas to give direction to product development and our market approach. Over the past year I joined these ideas, tried to develop them further and I renamed it to ‘outcome learning’. Although I developed these ideas to give direction to easygenerator I believe that they apply in a broader context.

#Devlearn Graig Weiss: top 10 authoring tools

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Unfortunately Easygenerator did not make his top 10, but you can check us out yourself. Learning graig weiss top 10 authoring tools Graig’s overview of the authoring landscape, trends and his top10. Despite that still a great and informative session. He does know the whole landscape.

Why do searches on e-Learning terms drop dramatically?

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Searches on Google on some e-Learning related terms are dropping year by year: searches on Instructional design for example dropped by 80% since 2005. Is this a decline in interest for e-Learning or is a signal for something else? Why is this happening? I do not believe it is a declining interest in e-Learning. The same thing is now happening in e-Learning. Learning

DevLearn conference Day 1: a hectic day

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It was about governance, how do you connect your learning department to the business. His main point was that you should have a sort of board who makes decisions about the ‘What’ of the learning. He told about his experience as a CLO at Reuters where they had a board with business leaders, HR and Learning. That way you can tie the learning better to the business. After the keynote the expo opened and we where flooded by people who wanted to know more about easygenerator. We got great responses and great interest in easygenerator.

DevLearn Day 3: the final day of a great week

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At Intel learning is a support organization (as always) resorting under HR so they have to work hard to connect to the business. What they did was to give each HR director of a business group a learning consultant. They also have country organizations with a HR director, they got a learning consultant too. The conclusion was don’t work from learning goals but from organization/business goals. Internet time alliance, Interactive review of DevLearn. Imagine if all people have access to learning and they could really develop them selves.

Devlearn conference and expo Las Vegas

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Tomorrow I’m leaving for the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas. It will be a very important week for easygenerator. We finished easygenerator version 8 last week and we believe that we now have a unique authoring environment that really stands out from our competitors. We will do three presentations at DevLearn, a product presentation, a presentation about adaptive (individual) learning (together with our friends of A New Spring) and I will present on Outcome Learning. DevLearn app. will keep you posted through more DevLearn post next week.

Connect learning to the business: Learning objectives and action mapping

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I’m preparing my presentation for my concurrent session at DevLearn, Las Vegas. 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. Learning objectives are an ideal way to report results.

DevLearn follow up: Not only curation but also moderation and didactics

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One of the most interesting topics at DevLearn was ‘Curation’ and the question attached to it was: “Will e-Learning (developers) become obsolete?” ” I took some time to reflect on this and my answer is: “Yes curation is an important development” and: “No, the e-Learning developer will not become obsolete. believe that the role of e-Learning and e-Learning developers will become even more important in the near future.” Tony Karrer with his elearninglearning site is someone who does this for e-Learning.

DevLearn day 0; an energizing day

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He is the Managing Editor of the Learning Solutions e-Magazine at the eLearning Guild. He will publish his article in the magazine tomorrow. I saw his concept and he does say very nice things about easygenerator. Some quotes are: “The new version adds content reuse features, workflow management, version control, and great functionality that applies some of the latest and best information we have about learning, in a way that will redefine the usage of learning objectives.” showed him the latest version of easygenerator. Great day.

Webinar: What’s New with Easygenerator’s e-Learning software ? #DevLearn follow up.

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The new Web version of easygenerator’s e-learning software was successfully launched and announced at the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas last week. As a follow-up to DevLearn, we are offering a free webinar in which we will explore both versions. This event will be perfect for those who are evaluating easygenerator as an e-learning development solution. . And we have a special introduction offer for our e-learning software: Easygenarator also announced new prices at DevLearn. $39 per author per month for the plus edition.

Returning to the didactical roots: innovation in eLearning?

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Earlier this month I presented at DevLearn on connecting learning to the business and this week I did a webinar and a seminar on adaptive learning. During these sessions I noticed that our basic approach (Determine learning objectives, Figure out how to assess and then create only the content that is really needed) is far from standard. Old school didactics. Innovation.

Make e-Learning work: Outcome learning (2)

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This post is the second in a series about ‘make e-Learning work: Outcome learning’. will be presenting on this topic at the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas. Before looking at outcome learning from the perspective of the manager, the developer and the employee in the next posts, I need to clarify some of the elements I use in this approach. Click here for the first post.

New Edition, New Prices And A New Website For Easygenerator e-Learning Software!

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New e-Learning software edition, new prices and a new website for easygenerator. Wednesday October 23 rd is a big day for easygenerator. We launch a new e-Learning software product at the DevLearn conference, we introduce new prices and our new website is live! Easygenerator’s web edition. Easygenerator has a history of more than 15 years.

Webinar: Didactics, Management theory, Agile and new learning metaphors equals Outcome learning

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Last year I wrote a series of post on outcome learning. order to make it more complete I now added principles from Agile (Scrum) software development and my ideas about a new learning metaphor. presented on this subject at the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas last November. The US partner of easygenerator (Interactive Advantage) organizes webinars on a regular basis and they have asked me to present on this approach. Although I will present new material you might want to read some relevant post from past year: Outcome learning.

Agile E-Learning development

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In this demanding world we usually don’t get a few months to create an e-Learning course. And our clients (either internal or external) are rapidly getting more knowledgeable on e-learning and they are demanding an increasing role in the process of developing a course. At easygenerator we develop our software in an Agile way and it works wonders for us (I wrote about this in an earlier post ). also wrote earlier about Agile e-Learning development in a post for the LCBQ. Recently I noticed that more and more people are writing about agile e-Learning development.

Learning (and development) strategies how far do they reach?

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The Masie center brought out an eBook on Learning Strategies. In the Masie eBook 8 learning strategist talk about their strategy. For easygenerator this is also true. And we call our October version ‘Las Vegas’ because it targets for our US launch at the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas in November. The future (more than 12 months).

easygenerator Launches New Web-based Authoring Tool at DevLearn 2013 by News Editor

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Leveraging nearly two decades of eLearning experience, easygenerator recently embarked on an ambitious journey to re-create their product from scratch. The result is an entirely new, web-based authoring tool that enables users to create engaging, high-impact learning experiences—and the first iteration is available for free.

Join Us at the DevLearn Conference in Las Vegas

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Easygenerator will be present at the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas. Last year we had the official launch of easygenerator in the USA at DevLearn, this year we will officially launch our free edition at Devlearn. DevLearn Expo. Easygenerator will have three representatives present: - Sasha Chernenko, Product owner. Steve Harz, Account executive.

Looking back on Devlearn 2014

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I attended the DevLearn conference last week. The opening Keynote: Devlearn’s theme is exploring the new learning universe. It is not about gaining knowledge but about learning how to think and solve problems. Session: Learning and performance ecosystems. Easygenerator created a whitepaper with much more detailed information that you can download at  https://www.easygenerator.com/13-trends-leading-end-lms/. DevLearn Day Two opening keynote. Conclusion: Based on how the brain works the only way to really learn is through play! DevLearn

#MlearnCon Recap: Where are we now with mLearning?

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On top of that we need to make clear what you can do on a smart phone (learning nuggets, exam training, videos) and support that. As CEO of easygenerator I know what to do (and how to do this); I intend to show the result at DevLearn in October. Learning mlearncon 2013 mLearning mobile learning Time to review 2,5 days of mLearning. First a general observation.

DevLearn 2014: The death of the corporate LMS and WYSIWYG authoring

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DevLearn 2014 is fast approaching; in just less than three weeks it will start. our CEO Kasper Spiro will present two sessions at DevLearn. The   learner  takes   control : Self-directed learning. Adaptive learning. Learning   moves to the   business : Informal learning, working smarter. Mapping learning goals to business goals. Personalization.

#mLearncon recap: mLearning is growing up

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Design principles are more clear and more and more people have a proper strategy in place, ensuring the place of mobile learning in the total learning environment. Last year we where still catching up with the possibilities of mobile learning. learned a lot. Compared to Orlando (learning solutions) Las Vegas (DevLearn) a huge improvement. loved it.

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Easygenerator is coming to the USA

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We are moving forwards with easygenerator and the next step will be that we will enter the US market. We will work up to November second, when we will have our official US launch at the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas. We will present ourselves at the expo and Kasper Spiro will give a conference presentation on Output Learning, with the subtitle "Connecting Learning to the Business". After our 7.4 release (July first) we are convinced that we now have a very competitive authoring platform that can take on any other authoring tool.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

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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. 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. Works across multiple platforms, SCORM, learning object generator and more.