Megatrends in MOOCs: #11 Alternative Credentials

Your Training Edge

One of the biggest opportunities for MOOCs and other digital learning environments has been in the development of alternative credentials, which may turn out to be even better than traditional degrees at highlighting one’s knowledge and skills. Why do we need alternative credentials?

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

Challenge to Learn

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. to deliver content to the learner, to track and trace learner results and.

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The Importance of Storytelling in Elearning

Origin Learning

One way is to define it like this: A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of e-learning education courses or training programs.

Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner


A little off the beaten track, here are some innovative ways of building experience in e-learning –focused on instruction but aiming to make learning as enjoyable and intriguing as possible. Alternatively, an open text field may also be provided, where the learners can write their responses.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

How it’s Viewed7 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Pages Interactive8 The Sky’s the Limit with the Cloud9 Translate Your Learning into Hundreds of Languages10 Track and Analyze Exactly how. are switching between devices, alternating between. Track and Analyze Exactly.

Top 5 Benefits of Using a Learning Management System

eLearning Brothers

They track and report on events too. Benefit #2: Tracking and Reporting Features. The second benefit to using a learning management system is that you can enhance performance through tracking and reporting tools.

Track Course Completions for Free Using Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer

E-learning Uncovered

Are you creating courses using Adobe Captivate and don’t yet have a learning management system (LMS) for tracking results? Did you know there is an alternative, FREE solution?

Quinn-Thalheimer: Tools, ADDIE, and Limitations on Design

Clark Quinn

We can add high-schoolers, Poughkeepsie State freshman, or the 2014 Red Sox and we’d create terrible results. Alternatively, we could add World-Series champions to the dugout and create something beautiful and effective. Please get this discussion back on track…What else have you seen that keeps us ineffective? A few months back, the esteemed Dr. Will Thalheimer encouraged me to join him in a blog dialog, and we posted the first one on who L&D had responsibility to.


10 Reasons to Convert Your Credentialing and Certification Programs to eLearning

Association eLearning

Thankfully, the advancement of online learning technologies has created a more attractive and convenient alternative. With eLearning, your association staffers can spend less time tracking down instructors, reserving classrooms, coordinating with caterers, and processing registrations.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014


As there are few repeats, we encourage you to take advantage of ALL the tools we’ve mentioned in your personal and professional pursuits for 2014. Slice - The must-have tool for avid online shoppers, Slice tracks orders, spending and price drops across all your online shopping sites.

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A Conversation with Sharon Boller

Kapp Notes

I also wanted an alternative to an LMS system that could only mark someone’s status with a course as “completed” or “incomplete. ” I wanted detailed tracking of what people were learning – and weren’t learning.

Writing & Grammar: How Do You Like Your Steak?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Alternative answer by  Kay Honaker : Joggers' shorts and tank tops,  which  had been languishing in closets all winter, finally made an appearance this weekend.*). by Jennie Ruby    I got an interesting call from my friend Samantha S. the other day. She was in the car and passed a Ruth's Chris Steak House. Wait a minute, she thought.

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As soon as budgets became tighter, particularly following the global financial crisis in 2008, the more forward-looking Chief Learning Officers, HR Directors and business leaders looked to alternative approaches.

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Great Reads on Gamification


Gamification is everywhere—from Cheez-It Scrabble Junior , which gamifies snack crackers, to the popular Fitbit fitness tracking bands. Forbes discusses gamification use in healthcare, alternate product usage, the Ford Fusion dashboard and recycling. .

Here’s the First Step When Building Interactive E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

What’s the alternative? This workshop has two tracks each day. On past projects, many of my customers would ask for interactive elearning courses.

Offline Publishing and Viewing Options with Articulate Storyline®


A LMS is typically a remotely-hosted system that requires an Internet connection to launch and track the content. Player customizations, such as background color, color schemes, or alternative fonts will be reverted to default.

How to Choose the Best Images for Your e-Learning


Take a look at this eye-tracking study to see what types of images attract the most attention. If you can’t find photos that fit your e-Learning, high quality vector images and silhouettes are the best alternatives. Stop filling space! Graphics are not just for filling white space.

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The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond


As soon as budgets became tighter, particularly following the global financial crisis in 2008, the more forward-looking Chief Learning Officers, HR Directors and business leaders looked to alternative approaches. Key capabilities include understanding performance support and the options it offers, understanding and tracking developments in learning technologies and other technologies that may be used to support learning and development, and also rapid development skills.

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


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. To track and trace learner results and. Saltbox offers tracking and tracing Based on Tin Can (Xapi).

How to Add Closed Captions to Video and Audio in Lectora


b)]: “Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation.”. Locate and drag the desired video file into your title, or alternatively, from the Insert ribbon, select Insert Video File.

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Video Tutorials Win (again!): The Unbounce Solution

TechSmith Camtasia

When compared to alternatives, Camtasia hit the sweet spot in terms of what we needed. While recording audio separately from the video tracks allows for better editing, it also takes longer. Written by guest author Gary Allen of Unbounce.

A ship without sails: Why single source is integral to blended learning


The Brandon Hall Group''s report, "The State of Learning & Development 2014: Coming of Age," emphasized the expanded role that blended learning plays in corporate environments. The State of Learning & Development 2014: Coming of Age (pdf), [link].

Consider These Top 5 Recruitment Solutions for Your Next Hire


erecruit was created to provide a more effective alternative to more widely-used solutions, particularly for mid-to-large sized staffing firms. So, someone on your team has retired, and after the party and celebration of his or her work, it’s time to find their replacement.

Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

eLearning 24-7

Publish includes reporting and tracking details that you can tweak. You can’t see it on iOS tablets, smartphones unless you use an alternative browser and no offense, I have yet to see one that does a great job. Hollywood is well known for making sequels.

8 Apps to Simplify Your Life


other hazards/congestion) and redirects you to the best alternative route. Simply add your account details and Mint keeps track of due dates, account activity, and more for you. Goal Tracking.

5 Indispensable Tips to Be a More Productive eLearning Project Manager

SHIFT eLearning

There is plenty of good software, both desktop and mobile, that lets you track how much time you spend on a particular task. Use alternative ways of communicating with your team. Proficient project managers in eLearning or any other industry naturally want to be productive.

How Workforce Dynamics is Changing Fundamentally and How You Can Be Ready


They also typically include a much more complete overall training and effectiveness workflow than any alternatives such as webinars or meetings can provide. The productivity impact from manual-intensive (read spreadsheets) tracking, communication and coordination to get all training completed, and know how it went.

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eLearning (and OpenSesame!) Goes Global!


So far in 2014, 46% of OpenSesame’s traffic has come from outside the US. billion industry , on track to double by 2015. By decreasing the need for specific apps for elearning and increasing browser compatibility, HTML5 (as an alternative to Flash) has opened up elearning to a large, learning-hungry global market. What does this mean for us as a company? Both content providers and learning management companies are becoming increasingly global, and so are we!

A Word from the OpenSesame Development Team


Tin Can, or Experience API, is the latest specification for elearning interoperability (a modernized alternate to SCORM or AICC standards) and offers a multitude of new features including improved record portability, better support for mobile and offline learning, and more detailed reporting of student activity. LTI is an alternate course format option for our LMS customers who are using an LMS that supports LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability), but does not support SCORM or AICC.


How to Make The SAAS Decision

CLO Magazine

This also applies to how we look at what training is offered and how we track those requirements.” ” Cazella said for those who want a cloud LMS, don’t give up hope — an alternative solution could be on the horizon. These staff members are relying on each other’s expertise and an online repository to record and track issues.

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Easy Generator Starter Plan – Release Notes


The new Starter Plan offers an eLearning alternative to PowerPoint. The new version allows authors to publish responsive courses on the web (using Tin Can for tracking and tracing), and to any LMS using the SCORM 1.2 The next update of the Starter Edition is planned for April 1st 2014. Today easygenerator launches the first web-based subscription plan of its eLearning authoring tool. The easygenerator Starter Plan is available for $19 (15 Euro) a month per user.

HTML5 content enters new era


This is a significant moment for the Flash alternative and brings up inevitable questions about what to do next. As the blog post pointed out, it also just means fewer updates to keep track of - always a good thing. HTML5 content enters new era.

Next generation of mobile IT solidifies as Apple announces products


inches, are alternately just smaller and larger than their prime competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S5. Datamation pointed out that IBM's ability to deal with any issues that crop up far surpasses Apple's track record. Next generation of mobile IT solidifies as Apple announces products.

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Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2015


Be sure to check out our 2013 and 2014 lists to see even more suggestions! Feedly tracks what you''ve read, enables you to star articles to save for later, and easily share your favorites across your social media networks.

What’s in My Conference Bag? ATD ICE 2018

Learning Rebels

Back in 2014, David Kelley interviewed me for the (then) upcoming Dev Learn Conference sponsored by the Elearning Guild, he was writing a series on what people bring to the conference with them. Back in 2014, I was just ending my corporate career and starting out on my own.

3 Ways Technology Helps Modern Sales Teams Sell More, Better


Cloud-based content management is cost-effective compared to outdated alternatives such as static PDFs, since there’s no need to re-publish every time you’ve added new information. #3: Stopping mid-conversation to scramble for material isn’t very conducive to successful selling: according to a 2014 Qvidian study, more than half of all sales conversations come to an end due to haphazardly presented information.

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How to Record Google Hangout Video Calls

TechSmith Camtasia

Alternatively, you could use an app like Zencastr to record your guest’s audio straight off their own computer. Zencastr saves separate audio tracks for each guest in a Skype session or Hangout directly into your Dropbox account.