KEVIN THORN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT KEVIN THORN: Kevin Thorn is an award-winning e-learning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC. , a boutique custom design and development studio specializing in online learning experiences. This is why so much online learning fails."

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind. 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? For those who are e-learning developers, instructional designers (with the background to back it) or instructional technologists, I feel your pain.

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Learning System Forecasts 2019

eLearning 24-7

Who would have guessed that VR would be on wobbly ground in the corporate learning space for the majority of verticals? Who would have seen that Amazon is working on a commercial LMS, which based on the background of the person running Learning Products, doesn’t really point towards an LMS like you know the term actually means (I’ll get to that shortly)? Based on some exploration, it is clear to me they have a couple of routes to go in terms of the system.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

Tools these days come in three flavors. Geared toward e-learning developers and instructional designers. Authoring Tools for developers. The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. JeL SIM- simulations requires experience of the Java programming language to create a numerical model of the system/concept being simulated.

Top 15 Instructional Design Tools Ranked

Continu

Instructional design tools are key to creating, modifying, and shaping training materials. You want your learning program to be robust with the information you are providing, but equally as important is how you present that information. Here are some tools to consider.

Congrats to our Top Learning Systems customers

Rustici Software

Here are some of the most recent lists and rankings that have come out: Craig Weiss’s Top Learning Systems for 2019. John Leh’s 2019 Talented Learning Awards. Fosway Group’s 9-Grid for Learning Systems. Training Industry’s 2019 Top Authoring Tools Companies. Note: Some of our clients are more private than others when it comes to talking about using our software. 3 eLogic Learning.

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Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). Mobile Learning Tools. You must have the Moodle system. Adds m-learning functionality which can be accessed by any mobile phone browser. This is not affiliated with the Mobile Learning Engine program further down below. Mobile Learning Systems.

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2019

eLearning 24-7

The downside to this, is I wasn’t able to listen to Death Cab for Cutie (a band), but on the upside, I learned that this person was one of the first 100 employees ever to work at Microsoft. First, when our discussion turned to machine learning, he said, “People forget that computers are really dumb,” and in the end of everything, its all binary – i.e. 1’s and 0s. Then you authenticate your e-mail address and then jump into the system.

12 Best Learning Content Management System Software for Enterprise Companies

Zunos

Unlike a standard LMS — which is optimized primarily for the student experience — learning content management system software (LCMS or LCMSS) places an equal emphasis on students and administrators. They have to: Get administrator access to the authoring tool.

In Memory – Corporate Instructional Designers

eLearning 24-7

For those of us who were there the first time around, we saw quite a bit with e-learning and the world for online corporate learning. E-Learning developers – again, common term. The idea of rapid content authoring, was non-existent. Rapid Content Authoring Tools.

Platinum Picks for 2021

eLearning 24-7

Platinum is an award that says “okay, you have a good system, but you know what, there are some things there, that take you to a whole new level, an upper tier than the rest of the industry.” Nor does it mean that you are the best in selling your system or marketing it.

E-Learning News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

Standalone Quiz/Assessment Tools. I love Questionmark, its a wonderful product and it can use a “connector” to integrate into your learning platform or system. However, times are continuing to change in regards to the overall standalone quiz/assessment tools market. Greater increase in the number of learning management systems offering quiz/assessment tools. The same can be said for survey tools. Collaborative Learning Systems.

State of the E-Learning Industry 2019

eLearning 24-7

And thus, comes the State of the E-Learning industry as rumble forward with 2019. Higher number of L&D folks finally seeing the value of personal and professional development thru the use of e-learning, especially with LMSs and LEP/LXPs. What I hear a lot is “L&D” and not training, when they identify who they are targeting for the tools, platforms, etc. LRSs not being utilized by vendors who have it in their systems. E-Learning 24/7.

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

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. The industry does not have one standard that everyone uses and thus makes the entire e-learning world’s content/courses compliant. . At one time, you could be “certified” with AICC and yes certified with SCORM, but why would you want to be?

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

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. The industry does not have one standard that everyone uses and thus makes the entire e-learning world’s content/courses compliant. . At one time, you could be “certified” with AICC and yes certified with SCORM, but why would you want to be?

Celebrating what the best learning platforms have in common

Rustici Software

This year, to help this be a bit more digestible, i.e. not the length of a novelette like in years past, we’re going to focus on the percentage of Rustici Software customers that show up in each list. Working with 35% of the Top 20 Learning Systems named by Craig Weiss.

What is the Tin Can API & What Does it Mean for e-Learning?

Trivantis

Authoring Tools. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. e-Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. Learning & Talent Management Systems. Fast, Flexible & Powerful Learning Management. Enterprise Learning Management System. Mobile Learning. Powerful & Easy Authoring. -->. Online Authoring Anytime, Anywhere. -->.

SCORM 101: The Definitive Guide to Choose a SCORM Compliant LMS

learnWorlds

From learning what SCORM is to explaining why it’s important and how to use it for your courses, this is the complete guide to SCORM for eLearning. 4 Choosing the Right Learning Management System (LMS). Many authoring tools can deliver SCORM compatible files.

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What is a Learning Management System? (2019 Update)

Docebo

Today’s enterprise learning strategies require smart solutions that go beyond the capabilities of traditional tools. A Learning Platform empowers L&D departments to drive business growth through their efforts, and a key pillar of this solution is the Learning Management System (LMS). Our complete guide to a Learning Management System is here to help. Our complete guide to a Learning Management System (LMS). Learning Plan reports.

“We’re moving from instructor-led training to eLearning. Where do we start?”

Rustici Software

It’s a relatively straightforward process to convert your existing assets (presenter’s PowerPoint files or recorded lecture videos), import them into an authoring tool and export a standardized course package such as SCORM. SCORM 2004 (2nd, 3rd and 4th Editions), xAPI, cmi5 and AICC.

Best Learning Management System to Meet Training Needs

G-Cube

Deploying the Best Learning Management System to Meet Pertinent Training Needs. Modern corporates utilize the best learning management system to provide technology-aided and ROI-aligned solutions. KPI-driven learning, assessment engine, just-in-time learning, skills-gap analysis, and so on. The best LMS systems hold the potential to track individual progress, generate reports, bridge skill-gaps, enhance employee retention, and overall business growth.

At Your Service

Rustici Software

If you’re building an LMS or authoring tool and you need AICC or SCORM or, more recently, xAPI, we have products that can do the heavy lifting. These goals include delivering learning materials to their people and selling their products to discerning buyers. We work on problems related to the elearning standards, namely, AICC, SCORM, and xAPI. Of course we also think hard about xAPI , the newest in the family of learning standards we closely follow.

SCORM vs. LTI: what’s the difference?

Rustici Software

If you’ve been familiar with Rustici Software for a long time, you’ll know we’ve helped people for a long time with SCORM and xAPI. To put it simply, the main difference between LTI and SCORM is that LTI is focused on connecting learning systems, whereas SCORM is focused on launching training content and tracking interactions. LTI is focused on connecting learning systems in a standard way.

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Learning and Development Glossary

Petra Mayer

From Cloud to Scorm, to Authoring tool to Microlearning – eLearning has become a full-fledged industry. Therefore, the idea of this blog is to provide an easy reference around the varied concepts in learning and development. Agile Learning. Authoring Tool.

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions—Part 2

ATD Learning Technologies

At the 2016 ATD TechKnowledge Conference, I hosted a session designed for people just getting started with e-learning. In the first installment of this two-part series , we reviewed some basic e-learning terminology and concepts questions that were asked during the session. Now, let’s take a closer look at authoring tools, LMSs, and e-learning course design. E-Learning Authoring Tools. checklist of authoring tool features (see #4.1).

The 19 Best Learning Management System (for 2021)

learnWorlds

Having said that, learning management systems (LMSs) are dominating the online learning industry. 1 What is a Learning Management System (LMS)? 3 Choosing Your LMS Software. 4 Best Examples of Learning Management Software6. Choosing Your LMS Software.

Connecting learning technologies through functional hubs

Rustici Software

The learning landscape has changed a lot over the last several years. The traditional, straightforward model with content that goes into one system with a report built at the end is outdated. System access. Recommended tools.

Advantages of WordPress over Moodle

LearnDash

Open-source software has ushered in a new era of possibilities in the learning space. For a while now, Moodle has been the world’s most popular open-source learning management system. It has enabled organizations of all sizes to deliver and track learning to (likely) millions of people across the globe. Not too long ago, I met Patrick Selby from On Learning Point. To learn more about e-learning platforms, please visit On Learning Point.

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Winning Features of an LMS: Diary of an Instructional Designer

TalentLMS

So before we know it, the “sky is falling…” Each time we settle into a course authoring software, we are required to jump to something else, for a better solution. In fact, there is a good chance that this requested functionality is not available in our current instruction design and development software. We work with this funny learning management system in the dark! We find that the LMS indeed has several features we use in the course authoring system.

Findanlms.com and Trend Lines

eLearning 24-7

As noted you can schedule demos, send RFPs/use cases to vendors in the system (those who have prem accounts). If you do find a system or systems in Findanlms, I ask that you let them know you found them via findanlms – by doing so, it will continue with my goal of a collaborative and enriching experience. . Okay, so you are starting to explore looking for a learning system. CD2 Learning (Top 50), Biz Library, Kokm, springest go, Learnosphere, UpsideLMS.

Top 10 enterprise Learning Management Systems

Ed App

Are you seeking to maximize the learning within your enterprise? Finding the right learning system will allow your employees to receive the benefits of a modern training program and result in better training results. Skillsoft work switch AICC and SCORM eLearning standards.

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

eLearning 24-7

As many of you are aware the e-learning world is well known for its jargon. While it would be so much simpler if everyone used the same terminology – consumer world equal to e-learning world, that would be to easy and as anyone who has even put their toes into the online learning world, easy is a word that is rarely afforded. The E-Learning World. In the e-learning world, gaming elements are directly tied to games. but in the e-learning world.

Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 26 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 26 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Online learning has evolved so much over the years – it’s always eye-opening to talk with someone whose career has spanned all those phases. I’ve worked with training content and delivery systems since 1998. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Active Learning. Active learning is a strategy focused on encouraging learners to actively participate in training. Examples of active learning activities include practical tasks and problem-solving conducted in small groups. It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. In today’s fast-paced learning environments, the AGILE method is often seen as more efficient than ADDIE.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

An authoritative whitepaper on how to plan, implement, and evaluate an e-learning program for your business. The objective of this white paper is to provide guidance related to the planning of e-learning solutions as well as to present a survey of the many instructional and technological building blocks that should be considered as part of your solution. A sound design process begins with a thorough analysis of the training needs and a determination of the learning objectives.

#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

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This is a system that has a lot of potential, but still lacking a few key items in the areas of classroom management, compliance, gamification (no leaderboard), event management and so on. If you are willing to wait it out, until many of features I would find useful (and in many cases standard among the LMS space), then this is a system to explore. I place the system in my good to excellent category, simply because of its potential. They sell the system two ways.

Linkedin Learning Product Review

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LinkedIn Learning to me is a digital learning platform. Does it belong in the Top 50 Learning Systems for 2020? ” The system has come a long way and there is a lot to like here, but as you will read in this review, there is a lot that will drive you, and not to your favorite eatery. Home dashboard – Easy in a viewing aspect, although you cannot move around the learning paths (up or down the screen, once they are set on the admin side).

LEP/LXP RFP Template

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It was here where I had a learning experience. This, the learning experience, is why I feel the term is the wrong term, as noted previously for learning engagement platforms, and why I prefer and will use the term LEP instead. After all, your learners are engaging in some manner with the content, not as a learning experience – which you know my dogs do when they bark at anyone or anything near my house. . Learning Environment. Machine Learning (AI).

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Am I an LMS? And if so.

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I explained the “standards” I see are requirements for any system to be called an LMS (and various subsets). The Alternative Vendors of Learning. But if they have the basics below, they are an LMS, regardless of how they view the learning system world. . Ability to see/view, select/pick courses (and nowadays content too) somewhere in the system. Ability to add learners (users) to your system, regardless of method. ” E-Learning 24/7.

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

I explained the “standards” I see are requirements for any system to be called an LMS (and various subsets). The Alternative Vendors of Learning. But if they have the basics below, they are an LMS, regardless of how they view the learning system world. . Ability to see/view, select/pick courses (and nowadays content too) somewhere in the system. Ability to add learners (users) to your system, regardless of method. ” E-Learning 24/7.