Why SCORM 2004 failed & what that means for Tin Can

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“SCORM 2004 is dying (if not already dead!).” 10 years after the initial release of SCORM 2004 [1] [2]. Sign #2: There is no certification process for tools and packages for the latest SCORM 2004 4 th edition. In essence, SCORM 2004 always lived in the shadow of SCORM 1.2. Reasons SCORM 2004 Failed. There are a multitude of reasons why SCORM 2004 failed. The major contribution of SCORM 2004 was the “simple sequencing model”.

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What’s hurting the LMS market

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The LMS market is strong. They are necessary for the evolution of any system and mandatory to garner more market share. Make no mistake, there are plenty of vendors out there who believe in the concept of focusing on features and forgetting about usability, under the guise that people would rather have lots of cool blinky things rather than usability. There are a plethora of vendors out there, with blinders on. . Yet, many vendors are doing exactly that.

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The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game. A scan across the market is clearly showing that this has become a required feature in an authoring tool. Some vendors push heavily on PPT, implying that a great WBT is really a PPT converted to Flash.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. The RCAT market, regardless if it is fee based or not, has come down to a single key question: What is a WBT course? There are those who stand out -mainly due to name recognition and market share and not necessarily because they have a great RCAT.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

Latest data: 95% of the tablet market is owned by iPad. 35 tablets will hit the market starting in early Q4 to late Q1 2011. HP Slate already is in the market, runs on Windows7, but targets the business market. There are over 30 tablets already in the market, besides the iPad, including some that run on the Android OS. LMS Vendors and Tablets Update. This does not include the other tablets already out in the market, nor the Galaxy.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

Latest data: 95% of the tablet market is owned by iPad. 35 tablets will hit the market starting in early Q4 to late Q1 2011. HP Slate already is in the market, runs on Windows7, but targets the business market. There are over 30 tablets already in the market, besides the iPad, including some that run on the Android OS. LMS Vendors and Tablets Update. Two years ago, lots of LMS vendors were saying their systems were browser agnostic.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

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Bewildered on what is happening, why what is needed isn’t appearing as it should, and how is it possible that something so obvious based on where e-learning is heading, mobile is pushing and future tech is inspiring is lost among so many vendors? Confusion leads to flushed in terms of causation that some vendors in their infinite wisdom have decided it is better to jump one way than stay the course. 2004 (3rd edition) included.

Customer Complaints, How to Avoid the Traps

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When it comes to the e-learning market, specifically the LMS space (and you can toss in LCMS, CMS, Learning Portals as well), there are a lot of traps that customers fall into and can’t get out. Sometimes it is a result of the vendor, other times it is a failure of due diligence on the part of the soon to be customer. The vendor’s salesperson tells you want you want to hear. OR “We work well with every system out on the market, every one of them.&#

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

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Sure, you can use the extensive list of tools on the market, but for those who want real power and complexity ala from the days of Authorware, pickings are slim. Desktop – still the mass approach in the market. iSpring Suite - Supports HTML5 output, audio and video narration, awesome feature set including branded player, SCORM 2004, 1.2 The authoring tool vendors will say their products are for everyone. Or the demand from themselves, the vendors.

Answering your LMS Questions

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How many of you have seen vendors respond to your questions? A: Virtually every LMS vendor out there in the marketplace provides these features. Congrats, you are probably looking at less than 10 (based on my LMS directory which contains 475 vendors). Custom domains – rather than have yourcompany.vendorname.com, some systems are now offering custom domains so that your learners see whatever name you create.com and remove the vendor name.

Low Cost LMSs – Yes, u can find one for under 10K

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Are there low cost systems for the education market? The variance of UIs from slick to yucky exist in this market, but don’t despair – awful UIs can be had in systems that run over 100K. The LMS market as a whole, has some serious issues when it comes to “ease of use” and “sweet” user interfaces – on both the end user and admin side. The low cost market in general offers a solid set of features.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

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In 2010, the RCAT market continued its upswing and nothing indicates to me it will be changing anytime soon. The Big Dogs – which in this case, deals more with market share, for the most part continued to push forward, yet from an innovation standpoint, uh, solid, but not outstanding. OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud&# and do the same thing. ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED. Market Trends Update 2010.

The grades are in for Education focused LMSs

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The best system for the education market is Moodle. There are numerous factors that have to be assigned when looking at a system for the education market. Factors that include: System specifically built for the education market – some systems are universal – i.e. education & corporate; others are not. Thankfully there are systems that are starting to offer asynchronous as well (referring to systems that are not universal, rather education market only).

Product Review: BlueVolt

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At one time BlueVolt was just a spark, a system among many other systems in the market. Many people today prefer 3rd party authoring tools and in fact, I recommend that route rather then using a vendor’s built in authoring tool. Compliance Standards: SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2, People love gift cards – and with over 100 vendors to select from – already put in play through BlueVolt – you simply select which gift cards and whalla – of you go.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

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As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. In any other market, the goal is to be number one, yet for whatever reason, in this market when it comes to social learning, there are a significant number of vendors, who would rather just sit on the sidelines. Time for these vendors to wake up, or see your audience share disappear.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

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Unfortunately, too many vendors in the e-learning space have failed to see the power and potential of this capability, and have decided to ignore them. However there are vendors who sell their API solution wrapped in a piece of software. SCORM Player communicating with your vendor’s solution, for example, if you were creating your own LMS and Rapid Intake’s rapid e-learning authoring tool, it includes a SCORM Player API. LMS Vendors. Vendor Reasons.

Product Review: EasyGenerator Rapid Content Authoring Tool

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Vendor can create a component so you can push directly into your LMS, without having to upload it directly (extra cost). Publish Options: SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2, EasyGenerator can compete with any rapid content authoring tool on the market. Its richness in features for beginners to advanced sets it apart from some other key names in the market, who either focus too much on the beginner with little for the advanced developer or designer. EasyGenerator.

Product Review Raptivity

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Its target audience is the rapid content authoring tool market, but while it tries to hit it, it also misses at many levels. or 2004? yet when you go to output and select SCORM 2004, it says it worked. 2004, AICC. authoring tools content authoring tool Craig Weiss E-Learn Info e-learning e-learning vendors elearning elearning 24/7 Product Review craig weiss interaction tool online learning raptivity sim toolsProduct: Raptivity. Raptivity is an interaction tool.

Successful Business Digitals – How Do They Do It?

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IBM was stuck at one time losing shares to other companies like Intel & Dell, they re-engineered their whole company, its system, its offerings and its people in 2003 and 2004. Presence in virtual markets through websites allows exposure to a great global market, saving both time and money and getting exposure to masses around the world. With the rapidly changing preferences of markets, it is necessary to look for change and adapt as quickly as possible to it.

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

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I wouldn’t call it pondering rather I would call it a huge misnomer in the entire authoring tool industry, course development industry – with vendors here – when it comes to course standards. I’ve even seen it with LMS vendors. ” I see this with marketing pitches, “course compliance standard, or compliance standard,” – no, no it is not. There are LMS vendors who no longer accept AICC. Vendor buy-in.

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

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I wouldn’t call it pondering rather I would call it a huge misnomer in the entire authoring tool industry, course development industry – with vendors here – when it comes to course standards. I’ve even seen it with LMS vendors. ” I see this with marketing pitches, “course compliance standard, or compliance standard,” – no, no it is not. There are LMS vendors who no longer accept AICC. Vendor buy-in.

Meet 50 Northwestern alumni behind some of Chicago’s top startups

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He holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Kellogg in 1995. James (Jamie) Crouthamel founded Performics in 1998 and lead the company as its president and CEO until it was sold to DoubleClick in 2004. She received her MBA from Kellogg in 2001, with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Marketing and Strategy. Ellis is a Kellogg alum with a degree in Analytical Consulting, Finance and Marketing. Recap from: Built In Chicago News Article.

Am I an LMS? And if so.

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The Alternative Vendors of Learning. As in years past, there are plenty of vendors in the e-learning world who love to call themselves anything but an LMS. “We are the anti-LMS”, “Non-LMS”, “Knowledge Learning Platform”, “Training Management System”, “Neuroscience learning platform” and so on and so on. . A vendor can call themselves whatever they want if it makes them happy or sad too, I guess.

Am I an LMS? And if so.

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The Alternative Vendors of Learning. As in years past, there are plenty of vendors in the e-learning world who love to call themselves anything but an LMS. “We are the anti-LMS”, “Non-LMS”, “Knowledge Learning Platform”, “Training Management System”, “Neuroscience learning platform” and so on and so on. . A vendor can call themselves whatever they want if it makes them happy or sad too, I guess.

Top 5 LMSs for 2017

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The vendors who are not necessarily on the top of everyone’s tongues. Yet, a lot of vendors do not. Most vendors have an audit trail. The most interesting tidbit is that there are vendors who know their support is awful, yet continue to do nothing to resolve it, except put a band-aid on it. . What means nothing to me (but to a vendor, different story). There are some vendors, I’d be hesitant to say that. I love information. Knowledge.

Top 5 LMSs for 2017

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The vendors who are not necessarily on the top of everyone’s tongues. Yet, a lot of vendors do not. Most vendors have an audit trail. The most interesting tidbit is that there are vendors who know their support is awful, yet continue to do nothing to resolve it, except put a band-aid on it. . What means nothing to me (but to a vendor, different story). There are some vendors, I’d be hesitant to say that. I love information. Knowledge.

This LMS Has No Traps!

Upside Learning

or AICC or SCORM 2004 (without sequencing and navigation controls). IMHO I think it is important for an LMS vendor to showcase number of users, number of clients using their product. It’s an important marketing tool and more so it’s a great way of building confidence in your system even before the prospect would talk to you. These are marketing tools and companies would showcase the best and the positive ones. For plain simple reason – these are marketing tools.

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E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is.well…

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The spin is that you can accrue points by reading an article, taking a course, leaving comments, ranking content, completing an assessment and so on – varies among vendors. Hence some vendors might pitch “gaming elements”, but there is no way – the point above – is what the rest of the world sees as gaming elements. In the Consumer Market World. The most well known vendor to use modules are Cornerstone OnDemand.

SCORM – Set of Standards that make Courses and LMS Compatible

Paradiso

SCORM 2004 is another majorly used version, which is slowly getting superseded by Tin Can. There are a number of authoring tools available in the market for the creation of SCORM compliant courses. This organization also gives a suite of self-tests, that when undergone, can certify the vendor for providing SCORM compliant LMS. This eventually helps the LMS vendors prove that their products are SCORM compliant.

A Conversation with Yury Uskov of iSpring

Kapp Notes

About iSpring: iSpring is an international e-Learning software vendor. We released our first product in 2004. While we are still the best at converting PowerPoint to online formats, and iSpring’s conversion engine is licensed by many well-known vendors, over 90% of the company’s revenue comes from e-Learning tools and solutions. Creating a sharing platform first would have allowed us to provide unique value to customers, and thus differentiate from other vendors.

Why You Don’t Need a SCORM Compliant Learning Management System

Continu

or SCORM 2004. Ignore the marketing that says a learning management system is SCORM-compliant. SCORM was first released in 2000, and one of the most common versions is from 2004. Which is why many people buy SCORM trainings from third-party vendors. Because of the latest version of SCORM was created in 2004, it doesn’t have the capabilities to offer engaging content to learners.

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The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

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E-Learning and all forms within are normally taken via your desktop computer and either hitting your company’s server with your browser or going to a hosted LMS vendor’s solution. If you wanted to work on creating content, for many people, the route would be and still is creating courses via a desktop based rapid e-learning authoring tool, or via your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tool (hosted or not) or via Dreamweaver or some other type of solution. The Revolution.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. With 4 million active users, this LMS is mature, proven, secure and continuingly evolving to address market requirements. 2004, AICC, xAPI. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Talented Learning LMS Reviews provide initial screening of vendors for extended enterprise suitability. As always, at Talented Learning, we’re not about making sweeping predictions or judging vendors.

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Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

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Equation tool – I’ve seen more vendors add this thing – and unless you are in education I can’t see why you would use it. Curatr’s product is one of the new hybrid authoring systems to hit the market. That said, I am seeing these hybrid platforms on the rise – in the authoring tool market. Customized branding – another trend in the space and should be universal in the market. SCORM 2004, AICC. #4

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

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My job was to help author SCORM 2004, focusing on how to develop content that would work in SCORM systems. As early as 2004, you could find demonstrations by the Korean Education and Research Information Service (KERIS) of SCORM running on COMPAQ PDAs. was so popular and so adopted that people weren’t even bothering with SCORM 2004. was so entrenched that no vendor really wanted to touch SCORM at all.

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Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

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One of my favorites is browser check because while vendors say their systems are browser agnostic, I have found in many systems this not to be the case. Another of the early free open source systems that were available on the market, eons ago (okay not that long ago). I think any LMS vendor our there would want such dedication for their system, but alas it is not to be. . Everyone loves free, especially with software.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

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When you see many of these awards from organizations – the general mass of them (but not all of them) require the vendor/company to submit an application for whatever category or categories. There is never any pay for play here – even my vendor clients are aware that they may not win best of the best. Identifies the best of the best and now identifies vendors who offer a reader discount when you purchase their product.