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

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In 2005, PENS was launched by AICC but did not initially gain wide acceptance. In the past year, I have seen a wider number of vendors including the PENS course standard, which in my opinion, enables anyone who builds courses, a streamlined and fast process for publishing into a LMS/learning platform. Before we jump into PENS, let’s begin in the authoring tool industry. PENS Time. Can you provide some insight into PENS? PENS Overview. PENS Specs.

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Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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Articulate Presenter (Yes, it comes as part of Studio, but people use AP a lot, some use the Quiz tool [yes they incorporate it into Presenter], Engage – moderate audience [and if they do, they incorp. PENS was created in 2005 by AICC as a new interoperability standard. Same issue if your product outputs to only AICC, and my LMS vendor does not accept the AICC interoperability standard.

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

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can customize shapes using the pen tool in Storyline and Captivate. Final Quiz. All 3 tools have a default final quiz which can be customized for tracking Total score, Percentage, No of correct, No of incorrect questions, status, etc. All are compatible with SCORM, AICC standards, and Tin Can API. Selecting the right authoring tool for rapid eLearning projects is a process riddled with uncertainty. How will you know which eLearning tool to work with?

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

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SCORM compliance and/or AICC – there are tools out there who support neither – but that is not the norm and there are a few tools out there who also support PENS. Quiz tool comes with random questions and quiz bank. I love the ribbon style approach, the custom branding angle with your player, audio and video narration, SCORM/AICC – perfect for the masses. Tools these days come in three flavors.

E-Learning News and Notes

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Standalone Quiz/Assessment Tools. However, times are continuing to change in regards to the overall standalone quiz/assessment tools market. Increase in the number of rapid course authoring tools that offer assessment tool capabilities including randomization, quiz banks, numerous question options and can be part of the course to be uploaded as a SCORM package. Greater increase in the number of learning management systems offering quiz/assessment tools.

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2019

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A robust system that contains everything from a perfect score in my learning environment functionaliy to administration (also a perfect score) to content curation, video management (with auto detection FPS) to the ability to accept course standards including xAPI and PENS. Supports all course standards including xAPI and PENS, and yes, SCORM too. They have a built-in assessement tool, but are missing a quiz bank, which is really a feature many systems had even back in 2000.