Creating eLearning Content around Learning Objectives with Simple and User-friendly Authoring Tools


In March 2014, easygenerator conducted a survey to identify trends in the eLearning arena. Research results indicated how eLearning professionals perceive the latest developments in the field, what challenges they face and what demands and requirements they have. 60 participants from 16 nationalities spread over 5 continents took part in the survey. Most respondents are experienced in the field of eLearning.

Improved adaptive courses with easygenerator’s Plus edition


Easygenerator and its partner, Inbrain, together have collaborated to create a completely new adaptive master page (template) for the Windows based Plus Edition of easygenerator. The adaptive template integrates easygenerator’s unique approach to aligning course learning objectives, questions and content pages.


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#LSCon review: 70:20:10, agile, mobile, serious, performance and ecosystems vs “my clients want 1990 eLearning”


My recap of the whole conference is summarized in the title. I attended great presentations on 70:20:10, agile development, mobile (TinCan), serious elearning, performance support and learning ecosystems, but the gap with the audience was huge. When we were just talking before the start of a session, someone said: “I get all this and I want to do it, but I’m also getting frustrated because my clients want 1990 eLearning” That really says it for me.

One simple thing can make your e-Learning better!


And that is voting for the question type you want us to implement in easygenerator! You have probably noticed that we are working hard at adding extra features to our authoring tool. On May 6th we will bring out another update, with a lot of usability changes and extra templates. We do want are users to be involved in the development of our tool and therefore we decided on this road map series of blog posts.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

The LMS is from the Past – The web is the future


A Learning Management System (LMS) offers tons of functionality. At the same time it sets strict boundaries for learning, often requiring a substantial investment in time and money which is hard to maintain. We are proud to offer a modern alternative to the LMS: a flexible best of breed, fully web-based (SaaS) solution created by a unique collaboration of three organizations: Aim 4 You. Saltbox. Easygenerator. What do we expect from a LMS? To deliver content to the learner.

How to use PowerPoint, Word or PDF files in Easygenerator


In Easygenerator it is possible to upload your PowerPoint as a starting point for your course, but it is also possible to embed any kind of other document; PowerPoints, Word, Excel, PDF. It is (not yet) possible to upload your document directly in Easygenerator (we are working on that). But here is a simple way that will give you the same result. Upload your document to a webservice like Google docs or Slideshare. Both services are free. Get an ebbed code for your document.

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Easygenerator provides free e-learning to Ukrainian education


Energy shortage forces Ukrainian schools to close during winter period, Easygenerator provides its software for free! Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 8 January 2015. – The Ukraine is going through tumultuous times; economic setbacks, war in the east and political instability. Schools and universities will be closed in the winter for a period of three months to save gas and money. Teachers are trying to teach from home, a challenging task given the lack of resources.

ASTD Conference part 1


In the next few days I will write a blog on the ASTD ICE 2014 conference which is held this year in Washington D.C. I will talk about separate sessions and my first session is going to be about curation. Curation will be one of the future skills of any eLearning professional. I have put my notes in the mind map below and what I got from this session was that curation is making a selection out of a collection and adding context and meaning to it.


Guide to copyright-free images and other resources


Images are expensive, and you do not want to violate copyrights. Finding good images that you are allowed to use can be a challenge. Here is a list with free services to images and other resources that you are allowed to use. Copyright free images via search engines. Most people do not know that search engines like Google and Bing are a great start. Both of them allow you to search for images that are free to reuse.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

New! Weekly meet the experts Q&A session on easygenerator by KasperSpiro


By frequent request we are starting again with weekly Question and Answer sessions on Easygenerator hosted by easygenerator’s CEO Kasper Spiro. The sessions will be held on each Thursday at 11 AM EDT (New York time), 5 PM CET (Amsterdam time). These sessions are free of charge and anyone can join. Set up of the Q&A Session. During the session Kasper will discuss questions of the participants and will show the solution to those questions in Easygenerator.

Learning path in easygenerator: beta testers wanted!


At easygenerator we it is our goal to help our authors to create more effective eLearning. That is the reason we have implemented learning objectives as part of the flow of the course creation, it is also the reason we have the learning objective maker, based on Blooms taxonomy. And now we have added Learning paths, the way to better retention, byte-sized mobile learning and adaptive learning; in short to better and more effective eLearning.

New easygenerator template adds personalized study advice to courses


In easygenerator you can create eLearning courses based on learning objectives. This approach has many advantages because of the importance of learning objectives in elearning. Now, easygenerator has added another advantage – you can create a smart course that provides the learner personalized advice. This new feature works on all your existing courses. All you have to do is select the new ‘Personalized’ learning’ template in the design tab and publish the course.

An eLearning authoring tool to share courses and see the learners results?


Yes, that is possible in Easygenerator, just an extra servers to our authors. And we will not charge extra for it. You can publish a course with one click of a button to one of our servers. You get a link or an embed code to share your course with the learners. No set up, nothing complex. Result tracking is also easy, here is a video on how that works. So, a short recap: Once you’ve built a course, you can report learners’ results directly to Easygenerator.

How to Select the Right Training Software for Your Company

Creating a training program for your organization can be a daunting task. Luckily, there are many platforms that offer lots of solutions. How do you decide which one is right for you? Learn about the features to look for and questions to ask before making an important investment in your company’s future.

The new easygenerator is called Plus Plan!


It has been an exciting few months for me and the easygenerator team since we released our Starter Plan of our e-Learning software. Today I am happy to announce we have released the Plus Plan: an advanced web-based version of easygenerator. So What’s New? 5 extra question types: Drag and Drop Text. Drag and Drop Images. Single Select. Multiple Select. Fill in the blanks. Co-Authoring: Invite up to three co-authors to work together seamlessly on course material !

We are hiring: Easygenerator is looking for all-round junior sales and marketing support


Easygenerator is eLearning software with a very specific focus on people who do not have an eLearning background. Easygenerator is used and sold globally. Do you have strong communication skills and a sales education or background? Do you want sell Easygenerator to larger organizations all around the world? We want to strengthen our Marketing & Sales team with a new member who will strengthen our (online) sales process.

Free edition authoring tool easygenerator will launch October 12th


We are very proud to announce the launch of the free edition of our easygenerator authoring tool on October 12 th. From that day on it will be possible to go to our website, fill in a form and start working in easygenerator within a minute. This edition is completely free and without any time limits. If you'd like, you may preregister now at www.easygenerator.com/free. you will receive your login instructions by email on October 12 th, just before the official launch).

5 eLearning Trends Leading to the End of the Learning Management System


Just three years ago I wrote a post on the future of eLearning. With so many changes underway, it is time to re-examine the direction of learning and more specifically of eLearning. Outlined below are the major shifts I identify in eLearning and the greater landscape of learning and technology. Over the next several months I will post blogs on each of these trends in greater detail.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

New release of easygenerator


New release of easygenerator. As promised we will roll-out a new release every two months with new and improved functionality. We just released the latest edition of easygenerator with new features that help you create courses fast and easy: Content item. This is what other software calls a slide. For easygenerator the term is too limiting, since you can embed rich media like YouTube very easily.

Create an e-Learning course: The didactical flow


When you make an e-Learning course, there are many things to consider for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of the course. For the next step in my internship at Easygenerator, I started looking at some important points that improve the didactics of the courses. I created a kind of didactical flow to illustrate the various steps in making an e-Learning course.

Easygenerator’s Simple Course Template Customizable to any Language


There are more than 6000 easygenerator users in 144 countries. As a result, we’ve had frequent requests in the last few months to enable the translation of the default text in easygenerator. I’m pleased to announce this functionality is now developed. Now, in the Simple Course template, you can translate all default text elements from English to any language. This is how it works: Open the course in easygenerator. Go to the design tab. Choose the template “Simple course’.

Easygenerator on position 51 in Jane Hart top 200


Easygenerator is growing and that reflects in the Jane Hart Top 200 of this year. Not only are we listed for the third time in a row. We went up 39 places from number 87 to number 52. This years list is a bit different. It went from a top100 to a top200 and has now three categories. Easygenerator is on position 55 for educational tools and on position 43 for workplace learning. We are on position 52 overall. You can see the complete list on Jane Harts website.

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

Special offer! easygenerator package deal!


Good news for Easygenerator Pro (Windows) Users! You can get the new Plus Plan for free! You You will receive an email from us, or one of our partners, explaining the details of this offer.And, And, Plus Plan users also get a good deal: for only $10 extra, you get easygenerator Pro! Contact us at support@easygenerator.com and we will take care of it! The post Special offer! easygenerator package deal! appeared first on Easygenerator. e-Learning Software

Use your PowerPoint as a starting point for an eLearning course


67% of all new users of easygenerator’s Free, Starter and Plus Plan are now people with no background in instructional design. Teachers, trainers, subject matter experts and people who are working in HR departments. Many of them were working in PowerPoint and want to move beyond that. This is the reason we now added a PowerPoint import to all editions of easygenerator. How do I import a PowerPoint. Well, it’s easy.

Easygenerator 8.3 released


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. We are very exited about the release of the free edition (see for details this. blog post ). Maybe the greatest thing is that it isn't really a seperate edition, in easygenerator terms we added another 'user role'.

How to create a hotspot in Easygenerator


At easygenerator we add features and improvements every week. This week I want to draw your attention to a cool new feature: The HotSpot. What is a hotspot? A hotspot is basically a hyperlink on an image. A hotspot can link to a text with explanation, another image, a web page or a document. In our first implementation we only have a text option. Why should I want to use a hotspot? With the text hotspot that we implemented you can add text or explanations to an image.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

From problem formulation to learning outcomes


When creating an e-Learning course, there are different steps that need to be taken to improve the effectiveness of the course and gain retention. Therefore, do not start with creating the content of the course, which most authors will do. First, you need to think about your goals and the purpose of the course. Why do you make an e-Learning course? What do you want your learners to achieve? What knowledge and competencies do you want them to acquire?

Added value of e-Learning in Blended learning


Blended learning is a concept that a lot of people have heard of, but actually using it in an educational setting doesn’t happen a lot. Aside from the overall concept of blended learning, we will take a look into the role that e-Learning plays in this matter. On the 22 nd of November and the 13 th of December Kasper and I organize a webinar on these topics. First of all, blended learning is the combination of face-to-face education and electronical- and computer assisted learning.

Video: Didactical e-Learning Principles Behind Easygenerator


As a teacher, trainer, or subject matter expert, you want to transfer your knowledge or share your skills with other individuals. Easygenerator can help you! We offer a simple and affordable online authoring solution. Our goal is to help you create instructional sound e-Learning by creating e-Learning based on learning objectives. This video explains the didactical principles behind easygenerator and shows you how you can apply them creating courses. Enjoy the video.

How to create proper learning objectives


When you want to create a really bad learning experience, this is the way to do it: Don’t think about your learners. Dump a body of information in a course as if it was a PowerPoint. Add a few images (has to look good). Add a few questions (for scoring). Upload it into your LMS. Everybody knows (or should know) that learning development starts with defining clear learning objectives.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Authoring software with didactical support


Easygenerator has two main goals for its authoring software: “Anyone without any e-Learning background should be able to login and create a course or a quiz”. Easygenerator supports the author in creating more effective courses.”. Joke van den Wouwer. Intern at Easygenerator (authoring software). On top of that, effective courses have a lot to do with proper appliance of didactical principles. That is where I come into the picture.