Toolkit: Easygenerator Impresses by Joe Ganci

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A number of new tools launched at DevLearn this year, and one that received a great deal of attention and buzz was easygenerator. In its North American debut, this SaaS offering from the Netherlands brings many extremely interesting features, as you will see in this review.

Product Review: EasyGenerator Rapid Content Authoring Tool

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EasyGenerator. EasyGenerator is a SaaS based content authoring tool that is like a piece of fine sculpture, with some cracks, but beauty that is hidden within. EasyGenerator requires you to enter statements too and won’t let you move on, until you do so. .

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The people behind Easygenerator: Kseniya Kobrum

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Easygenerator is growing. This gave us the idea to do a series of blog post on the people behind easygenerator. I started my work with easygenerator in November 2008. In 2006 ISM (the mother company of easygenerator) took over easygenerator from the founders.

My E-learning predictions and plans for 2011 #LCBQ

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On that community he runs a series of post regarding ‘The big question’ The question of the month is: What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? I don’t think that 2011 will be a year of great transformations but these changes will slowly gain importance. 2011 Moving from the LMS to the workplace. 2011 will be a crucial year for easygenerator. Kasper Spiro: My E-learning predictions and plans for 2011 #LCBQ.

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. At easygenerator we use these ideas to give direction to product development and our market approach. Although I developed these ideas to give direction to easygenerator I believe that they apply in a broader context. Adaptive learning e-Learning EasyGenerator learning outcome learning Output learning

Easygenerator Launches into U.S. Market at DevLearn 2011 by News Editor

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[Press Release] After years of success in Europe, easygenerator will launch its latest version into the US market at DevLearn. Content Management Instructional Design Tools

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

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8 Composica 4.0 - A winner in my book back in 2010 and still solid in 2011. 5 easyGenerator – You can read a review of their last version on this blog. 4 Kookabura Studios – Professional Presenter X – another fav of mine back in 2010 and still a strong player in 2011. I loved it in 2010 and my love is still there, in 2011. While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait.

Toolkit: easygenerator—What a Difference Five Years Make! by Joe Ganci

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easygenerator first launched in 2011. the many features of easygenerator, including ones that are not found in other authoring tools. Since that time it has taken on a new look and new features, and has matured into a. tool that now primarily aims at authors who do not have an eLearning background. Read this review for a walk-through of. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Rapid Development Training Strategies

The people behind Easygenerator: Beatrijs van de Griendt

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Easygenerator is growing. This gave us the idea to do a series of blog post on the people behind easygenerator. I'm Beatrijs van de Griendt and I'm an Instructional Designer @ easygenerator. I will give webinars with advice on instructional design and easygenerator.

From output management and e-Learning to output learning

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Recently I have reviewed a lot of e-Learning courses to get ideas for our further product development of easygenerator. In easygenerator learning objectives are present, but they don’t have a prominent place.

Online Educa Berlin 2011 recap

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I’m now in the Ukraine with our development team, working on next years road map for easygenerator. Last week I visited the Online Educa in Berlin. I’m sorry to say that I’m not a big fan. When you compare it to conferences like Learning Solutions and DevLearn it really comes out bad.

Improving the world through innovations in e-Learning?

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Last week we where working on USP document on easygenerator. e-Learning EasyGenerator Golden circle Innovation Simon Sinek TEDAt first we came up with a list of functionalities, it was correct but not inspiring or even really convincing. In the end we called it highlights instead of USP’s, because we realized that our bullets with text where not that unique.

Make e-Learning work (bringing e-Learning to the workplace)

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The complete solution I have described, can be created with easygenerator. SpacedEd is a similar solution you could use, but we are not able to push questions from easygenerator into SpacedEd as we can do with the Memotrainer. Adaptive learning ANewSpring e-Learning EasyGenerator Memotrainer SpacedEd Workplace learningRecently I have written a series of post on how to bring E-learning to the workplace.

Online Educa 2011 in Berlin

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This year easygenerator will have a booth (B44). I will be leaving to Berlin to attend the online Educa after I have finished this post. We share this booth with our friends of ANewSpring, ur german partner ILT will join us and I represent LINGOs at the online Educa. I don’t like the standard setup of expos as the online Educa.

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

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curation e-Learning e-Learning authoring tool EasyGenerator eLearning guild Learning technologyOne 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.

Reflection: my first 265 days as CEO of easygenerator

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He said it had become more a marketing blog for easygenerator and less reflective than it was before. I shifted (a bit) from a personal view to a corporate (easygenerator) view. I will start with a personal reflection on my first period as CEO of easygenerator. I have 100 days to go to complete my first year as CEO of easygenerator. The easygenerator team is just over 20 people and they depend on easygenerator for their livelihood.

Agile E-Learning development

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At easygenerator we develop our software in an Agile way and it works wonders for us (I wrote about this in an earlier post ). 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.

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. I 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. I 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.

Make e-Learning work: Outcome learning (6): the vendors perspective

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I started working on the Outcome learning idea to give direction to the product development of easygenerator. Easygenerator works with so-called master pages; they define the look and feel of a course and the functionality of the course. Up till now you could not really tell that a course was created with easygenerator or another tool, but now you can. devlearn11 Adaptive learning e-Learning EasyGenerator Learning objectives outcome learning

Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

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Sending it out – via e-mail, zipped via e-mail (and some of the folks can’t figure out how to unzip it), mail it (yes, even in 2011) or hand deliver/deliver it via your company’s pickup. easygenerator’s new survey tool is SurveyMonkey. However, previously they have changed their launch date from early Fall 2011, to Q2 2011 and now Dec. 2011). Last week, I attended DevLearn. I readily admit that I was unsure what to expect.

Devlearn conference day 2: curation

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This blog and the easygenerator blog are ‘republished’ or aggregated through that site. Easygenerator is a sponsor of LINGOs, offering easygenerator for free to all associated ngo’s. devlearn Adaptive learning ANewSpring e-Learning EasyGenerator eLearning guildI started with a morning buzz session with Jay Cross. He told us how he deals with the information overload that is flooding all of us. The message is simple.

How I use social media professionally

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At easygenerator we use a blog, twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook too, we even have our own youtube channel. Easygenerator retweets my tweets and vise versa. Recently a company ask me to to give them an introduction in the usage of social media, by explaining to them how I use it.

On demand: agile e-Learning development #LCBQ

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We do our software development at easygenerator through an agile method and I love it! We build the new easygenerator version in 3 months. The Learning Circuits Big Question this month is: How do you address the “I want it now!&# demand from stakeholders?

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DevLearn Day 3: the final day of a great week

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devlearn Adaptive learning EasyGenerator eLearning guild LINGOsI started the day with a Morning Buzz session about management and leadership by Michelle Fanfarillo and Bill Harisson. They are from Intel and told us how they try to connect to the business. At Intel learning is a support organization (as always) resorting under HR so they have to work hard to connect to the business. Intel is huge, 96000 people, 200 plus countries, 15 main sites, 10.000 managers.

DevLearn conference Day 1: a hectic day

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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. Bill Brandon published his article about easygenerator in the Learning Solutions Magazine, great stuff. We decided that we would improvise and I got on stage and did a demo of easygenerator. The actual start of the conference and what a day it turned out to be. It began early at 02.00.

Project Tincan: What should SCORM 2.0 look like?: Participate!

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If we at easygenerator do not deliver what our customers expect from us, they can go to a competitor and take all their content with them! Today I was interviewed by Ben Clarck from Rustici software. They do a project for the ADL to investigate what the next version of SCORM should look like. They have called this project Tincan.

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

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For easygenerator this is also true. agile software development e-Learning EasyGenerator Learning strategyThe Masie center brought out an eBook on Learning Strategies. This book was coined by an article by Gadi Amit in Fast Company.

I lost my agile virginity

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In the past two weeks we started working on the newest version of easygenerator. agile software development e-Learning EasyGeneratorWe do software development through an agile approach. I knew a bit about agile software development, but I was never really a part of the process.

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Devlearn conference and expo Las Vegas

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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. devlearn #devlearn11 EasyGenerator eLearning guildTomorrow I’m leaving for the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas. We have been working towards this event for the last 10 months; it will be our official US market launch, a big and important step for us.

Make e-Learning work: Outcome learning (2)

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I have to say that my own company easygenerator made the same mistake. This post is the second in a series about ‘make e-Learning work: Outcome learning’. Click here for the first post. I will be presenting on this topic at the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas.

Innovate e-Learning through the use of neural networks?

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We (easygenerator) will certainly do some research in this direction. One of my sons studies artificial intelligence, he is in his second year now. Recently they organized a parent’s day. We got a tour of the university grounds and we got some colleges they normally give to freshman.

Learning Solutions day 3: Saved the best for the last #LS2011

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we can implement DITA in easygenerator. Today was incredible, my best conference day ever (and I have been to a few conferences). In the morning I attended 4 great sessions, the conference ended at noon. After that I walked to a mall and did some shopping. Back in the hotel I worked a bit and then got to spent some time at the pool, reading in Nancy Duarte’s book.

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DevLearn day 0; an energizing day

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I saw his concept and he does say very nice things about easygenerator. easygenerator separates content from presentation in a way that facilitates re-use and supports localization and translation to other languages.” I showed him the latest version of easygenerator. Joe will review easygenerator this month and we will hopefully improve easygenerator further based on his remarks. Easygenerator is growing rapidly.

Learning objectives for formal e-Learning: Feedback requested!

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At easygenerator we are in the finishing stages of our latest version. How could this be supported in easygenerator? e-Learning EasyGenerator Learning objectives Output learningThis is the first version I had a say in, so I’m quite exited, a real milestone.