Part 5 of 6: Key Features to Look for in an LMS: Course Authoring Tool

Overnite Software

Throughout this six-part series of discussing what key features to look for in an LMS, we’ve gone over four features; ease of use , curriculum assignment , tracking and reporting , and, more recently, learning modes.

LMS-Agnostic eLearning Should Be Your New Strategy

JCA Solutions

Training content providers who are eager to grow revenue and expand their opportunities are embracing LMS-agnostic eLearning. This strategy allows them to scale their reach by distributing eLearning content to more customers, regardless of which LMS the customer uses. That’s often a mistake. Many eLearning vendors create content that is not LMS-agnostic. SCORM SCORM stands for “Shareable Content Object Reference Model.” also support AICC.

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Top 5 Content Authoring Tools You Need to Know About

Kitaboo

A content authoring tool refers to software that enables you to create interactive digital training content , easily convert it into different formats, and offer it to learners either through the web or a learning management system. Cuts down the eLearning development cost.

Day 5: xAPI and more – what next for SCORM?

LearnUpon

As we approach the end of our SCORM series, in many ways it’s just the beginning for eLearning content standards. While SCORM has dominated the field since it was developed, there are now new kids on the block. This final post provides a perfect opportunity to look to the future of eLearning content development and consider the road ahead. eLearning past: AICC. That’s also evident from the fact that the AICC specification hasn’t been updated in over ten years.

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SCORM vs Tin Can API: The difference between compact discs and iTunes

ProProfs

At some point in the past, eLearning standards were built for facilitating interoperability between content and LMS; now with SCORM and especially Tin Can API, it’s about tracking learning experiences as much as it is about interoperability. With SCORM, importing content from one LMS to another and tracking course data became a seamless and hassle-free process. With SCORM, you could not track this as learning data, which was part of your course.

Building m-learning : Eliminating Redundant Effort

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Conference in Chicago on 4th and 5th October 2011 features a talk by Bijoy Banerjee on what he calls Single Source Content. As a training content developer, are you prepared to support all these different devices, their operating systems and browsers? Recognize that the prospect of creating content for all these devices, platforms and browsers separately is daunting - particularly when you think of the separate development and maintenance efforts and cost.

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning. Buzz words in the industry include e-learning, mobile learning, cloud delivery, bite-sized learning, informal learning, learning record store, and single-source content development. Instructional Designers (IDs) are now under more pressure than ever to deliver the best content, and a tool that many IDs are familiar with is a Learning Management System (LMS).

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

Talented Learning

Troy is a “triple threat” learning innovator with deep expertise as a content development practitioner, solutions consultant and technology vendor. And today’s interview is especially interesting because we discuss a common issue that inspired Troy’s most recent venture – the need to improve learning content availability. Until recently, several significant content availability obstacles limited the external reach of online training providers.

8 Best LMS Options to Enable Online Course Creation for your Employees

Hurix Digital

Apart from automating most of the tasks, LMS helps to track the progress of employees, thus saving a lot of time and money for the organisations. An extremely powerful and highly customisable LMS platform, TalentLMS helps organisations develop their employees into highly skilled individuals with features such as comprehensive course management and administrative management modules that are easy to navigate. eLearning Content Development for Effective Training.

How to Select the Right eLearning Authoring Tools and Services

Hurix Digital

An eLearning authoring tool is a software that developers use to package content, typically, multimedia content, and make it available to end users on the World Wide Web. While there are many tools available, it is advisable to choose one that supports e-learning content standards such as SCORM , AICC and CBT. Apart from the basic functionality, enquire if the price includes access to supplementary tools and services such as content libraries and cloud storage.

What is SCORM & Decoding Its Importance For eLearning

ProProfs

SCORM is an acronym that stands for “Sharable Content Object Reference Model”. It is a set of technical standards that were mainly developed for supporting elearning tools. Moreover, this model is responsible for determining how elearning content and a learning management system (LMS) engage in communication with each other. Basically, SCORM cover two things: content packaging and effective data exchange. Spend less time and resources on content development.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)

LearnUpon

Accessibility: If you create online learning content, making it accessible to all learners is crucial. Accessibility means that content can be used by people with varying abilities and disabilities, from the sensory to the intellectual or technological. eLearning content developers and instructional designers should aim to make courses clear, easy to understand, and simple to use. Chunking content also helps to combat learner fatigue.

Why your learning management system needs content support

LearnUpon

Even when an LMS runs extremely smoothly, support is still essential for getting things like authoring tools and content standards to work together successfully. Creating eLearning content can be a lengthy process, involving the collaboration of multiple tools and experts. Because a content issue can occur at any point in the process, it can be difficult to pinpoint. Here are some common issues eLearning content throws up and how to combat them.

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Social learning is all about providing more flexible and responsive ways for delivering this knowledge through user generated content, engagement, and feedback. The 5 Myths of Social Learning: Myth #1: User-generated content in social media platforms will replace formal content development processes. The obvious point here is that due to assessment, certification, and regulatory issues, training content will still require formal development processes.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

>> Easily import of SCORM and AICC content. >> Intellum’s Exceed combines flexible content management, enrollment, assessment and reporting functionality with a clean user experience that drives course completion. It seamlessly handles off-the-shelf and custom courseware, instructor-led, “blended,” and virtual classes, videos, and a wide range of informal learning content. >> Recommended content keeps users engaged. >> Content.

Game Based Learning – Competition

eLearning 24-7

Along the way, the readers of the blog will be able to access those courses, and leave comments (once the competitors have sent forthwith their content). No, AICC. The initial judging, which includes myself and one other member of my think tank who is an expert in content development, course structure among other items. . We will be tracking, but only for the purpose of providing some analytics which will be posted in a blog dedicated to the competition.

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The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

Good course design that contains well-written and engaging content. Ultimately, a good plan and implementation strategy is meaningless if the courses and training content are not properly designed or are ineffective. It is also important to realize that despite a thorough analysis and well-formulated learning objectives, the quality of the instructional content is still critical. Develop a solution to the problem. Develop a strategy for implementing the solution.

Five LMS Lists

eLearning 24-7

There are three types of systems that slide under “learning platforms” The most common one supports PowerPoint, and videos and other content – and can track it, but they DO NOT support any version of SCORM, nor do they support AICC, PENS, Tin Can and so on. Nor can you upload content from a 3rd party provider – example Skillsoft. Rarely can you upload 3rd party provider content. Everyone loves a good list.

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Review of Snap by Lectora and how it stacks up against Articulate

Unicorn Training

What is itSnap by Lectora is a new rapid eLearning development tool created by Trivantis (creators of Lectora).With Because of its ease-of-use and lack of customisation options, I’d say that Snap is aimed more at Instructional Designers or in-house training staff rather than content developers.Using SnapCreating a course in Snap is very easy. content can be uploaded free and stay there for 30 days).CD-Rom:

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Accessibility means course content can be used by people with varying abilities and disabilities. eLearning content developers and instructional designers should aim to make courses clear, easy to understand, and simple to complete. This approach prompts learners to read, discuss, and solve problems in order to synthesize course content. ADDIE (Analysis Design Development Implementation). CDN (Content Delivery Network). CMS (Content Management System).

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms

LearnUpon

Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation. The first globally recognized eLearning content standard, developed in the early 1990s by a number of leading aircraft manufacturers. It is a problem solving approach to learning used by instructional designers with a focus on engaging content. Content Delivery Network. An executive level employee in an organisation who defines the learning and development strategy.