Elearning platforms meeting PENS standard makes online training easier

Docebo

Having an LMS that meets the PENS standard is a one-click process, saving course authors time. Publishing course content to a learning management system ( LMS ) is often time consuming, causing frustration to course authors.

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What is PENS?

Growth Engineering

You need to carefully research and set learning objectives, collaborate with subject matter experts, gather together your assets, and actually bring everything together into an engaging package. Unfortunately, the act of putting content onto a LMS can often be a cumbersome one.

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Why your learning management system needs content support

LearnUpon

If you’ve already implemented a learning management system, you’ll understand the value of great customer support. Even when an LMS runs extremely smoothly, support is still essential for getting things like authoring tools and content standards to work together successfully.

Five LMS Lists

eLearning 24-7

Whether it is a list of the top food that make you ill or the top 1o of worst flops in learning history, people love to read them. This is especially true when it comes to e-learning. Let’s put together a series of e-learning lists that will surpass any other list out there. Five System Categories (most folks just say “LMS” without realizing that not all LMSs are alike). Five Misnomers in the e-learning space. Learning Platforms.

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PENS – Why your LMS and Authoring Tool Solution should include it

eLearning 24-7

In 2005, PENS was launched by AICC but did not initially gain wide acceptance. I got involved in E-Learning (or distance learning as we used to call it) back in 1994 at the University of Illinois where I was doing my graduate work. PENS Time. PENS Overview.

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Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

I need a LMS. Q: I’m looking for a LMS that has classroom mgt, can have abc learners see only one course or a set of courses, while another group sees a different set of courses and I need to batch upload my learners. A: Virtually every LMS vendor out there in the marketplace provides these features. Rather than focus on the most common features, focus on the 10% that are different and thus may not be in every system – because guess what? Task management.

Questions to Ask Ur Prospective LMS Vendor

eLearning 24-7

If you are like the thousands of other people exploring the purchase of a learning management system, the key to success is asking the right questions. . Because if you are using a content authoring tool that is SCORM 2004, then you must find a system that is at least 2004. What about AICC? Unless you purchased a tool that is only AICC compliant, which in that case, time to ditch it and get another one. It can be SCORM too, but the AICC is the key. .

Rapid Content Authoring Tools Directory

eLearning 24-7

Access means how do you create the content, build the course – either online or your desktop/company server, prior to output which can go to the “web&# , “LMS/LCMS&# , etc. SCORM or AICC. Identifies SCORM version/edition (may be multiple), AICC (if applicable) or PENS (if applicable): PENS was created by AICC in 2005, but a few vendors are starting to utilize it this year. They list SCORM/AICC but do not list version nor edition.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. Templates with some learning objects? A robust learning solution of multiple capabilities and outputs? It was difficult to say the least and learning it wasn’t much easier. The Macromedia set typically would toss in Director, which created an equally impressive array of course capabilities, but a deep learning curve. E-Learning 24/7.

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

I’ve even seen it with LMS vendors. 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? I’ve never heard someone say, “Sheesh, I need an LMS that is SCORM certified, or what your authoring tool is not AICC certified? E-Learning 24/7.

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

I’ve even seen it with LMS vendors. 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? I’ve never heard someone say, “Sheesh, I need an LMS that is SCORM certified, or what your authoring tool is not AICC certified? E-Learning 24/7.

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. E-Learning 24/7.

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. E-Learning 24/7.

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

A few weeks back, I was speaking at an event and was asked a question, “What do you look for when you select an LMS?” I went with my takes from an analyst standpoint and my expertise standpoint – as in what I believe are the necessities to have a successful LMS for you (the buyer and your learners). I explained the “standards” I see are requirements for any system to be called an LMS (and various subsets). The Standards of an LMS.

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

A few weeks back, I was speaking at an event and was asked a question, “What do you look for when you select an LMS?” I went with my takes from an analyst standpoint and my expertise standpoint – as in what I believe are the necessities to have a successful LMS for you (the buyer and your learners). I explained the “standards” I see are requirements for any system to be called an LMS (and various subsets). The Standards of an LMS.

Proud of our Talented Learning Award customers

Rustici Software

Part two of our blog series continues with the John Leh’s Talented Learning Awards as we celebrate our clients’ recent wins. John Leh is CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning, LLC. Named one of the Top 20 Global eLearning Movers and Shakers of 2018 and 2017, John is a fiercely independent LMS selection consultant and blogger who helps organizations develop and implement technology strategies – primarily for the extended enterprise.

Cheers to our Training Industry authoring tool customers

Rustici Software

While most of the companies we’ve highlighted in this blog series so far are LMS customers, we believe that our authoring tool customers deserve some love too! More than 83 million learners in 151 countries have learned by using courses created from Articulate applications. dominKnow|ONE is an all-in-one eLearning authoring system, including Claro authoring which uses Rustici Driver to publish content in various eLearning standards.

Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

The era of web-based authoring systems is here. Web-based products such as Claro and Composica promise to solve collaborative dilemmas and enable development teams to create engaging and interactive learning content with ease. superior workflow management.

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Cheering for clients named a Top Learning System by Craig Weiss

Rustici Software

As part two of our series celebrating our clients recent wins, we’re sharing insight our customers included in Craig Weiss’s “Top Learning Systems for 2018.” ” Craig is the CEO and Lead Analyst for the Craig Weiss Group, LLC, and he has been named The Most Influential Person in the eLearning and LMS space countless times. Craig’s “Top Learning Systems for 2018” lists the top 50 learning systems by rank. 4 Unicorn LMS.

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How to Create Rollovers, Pop-ups and Branching for Lectora e.

Trivantis

CourseMill LMS. e-Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. Learning & Talent Management Systems. CourseMill LMS - Hosted. Fast, Flexible & Powerful Learning Management. CourseMill LMS - Enterprise. Enterprise Learning Management System. Lectora Express - The Easy LMS. Lectora Talent Management. Mobile Learning.

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. Without further ado, let’s hear it for our customers named on Craig Weiss’ Top Learning Systems for 2019 list! As many of you already know, Craig Weiss is one of the most influential people in the eLearning and LMS space.

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E-Learning News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

I love Questionmark, its a wonderful product and it can use a “connector” to integrate into your learning platform or system. Greater increase in the number of learning management systems offering quiz/assessment tools. This is not to say that every LMS can do this, nor does it say that what the end user sees is uber-robust, but on the back end the analytical data for many systems can be significant. Collaborative Learning Systems.

Hurrah for client winners of John Leh’s Best of the Best

Rustici Software

” for our clients who were named a top LMS by John Leh in his recent list, “2017 Talented Learning LMS Awards: Best of the Best.” ” John Leh is CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning, LLC. Named one of the Top 20 Global eLearning Movers and Shakers of 2017, John is a fiercely independent LMS selection consultant and blogger who helps organizations develop and implement technology strategies – primarily for the extended enterprise.

Four Industry Announcements

Kapp Notes

First, my colleague Koreen Olbriish (and book contributor) announced that Tandem Learning has been acquired by Ayogo Game s. Koreen will be joining Ayogo’s executive team and continuing her work in immersive learning design with organizations interested in leveraging technologies to create engaging learning experiences, now with even more expertise and experience in game design as part of Ayogo. The same thing could be said about navigating through the world of e-Learning.

Walking down the Interactive Learning Path with Raptivity

Raptivity

With a tool like Raptivity, educators can bridge this gap by adding meaningful learning interactions (such as brainteasers, interactive diagrams, 3D worlds, games, simulations, assessments and much more) to their digital content. With Raptivity, one can harness the addition of interactive learning objects to the digital teaching content while continuing to use the existing authoring environment and processes. It can also be seamlessly integrated with any standard LMS.

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.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

Geared toward e-learning developers and instructional designers. 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. MLOAT - Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. For the mobile learning space – it is a necessity. Allscripts merged hospital software with an accurate gesture -based system.

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. Then you authenticate your e-mail address and then jump into the system.

New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20

eLearning 24-7

Easy to use interface and supports SCORM and AICC. #18 No reason, I just love saying that) Mzinga shows up with a true social learning authoring tool. A few vendors say “social learning” but it is often far from it. Task management. Supports AICC and SCORM.

LEP/LXP RFP Template

eLearning 24-7

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. Learning Environment. Machine Learning (AI).

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

eLearning 24-7

2010 E-Learning 24/7 Awards (No official icon logo handed out to winners, rather just a “WHOO-HOO&# – uh, you can make that sound to yourself.thank you). You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs. LMS, web, CD, etc.,

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

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. The latter shows real benefits, if it utilizes scenario based learning as its model.

Hell in a Cell Between Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and LectoraInspire 16

CommLab India

Operating Systems. Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate support Mac and Windows Operating systems where as Lectora supports Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8,and 10. Animations are a great way to bring your e-learning training modules to life. LMS Compatibility.