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Track and trace Learners results. What do SCORM compliance, AICC, XAPI and CMI5 mean?

Challenge to Learn

Or are you just confused by all the abbreviations like: SCORM, AICC, XAPI, and CMI5? Yes there are two version of SCORM: SCORM 1.2 The latest version is SCORM 2004 but both are still in use. In fact the oldest version (SCORM 1.2) The latest version of SCORM dates back from 2004 (although there where updates). It is for Vendors like easygenerator or other authoring tools to come up with simple and useful applications of the XAPI.

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Product Review: BlueVolt

eLearning 24-7

File repository – another reason to boot LCMSs once and for all, this feature includes version updates and some analytics. Ability to offer ads for products or ads to specific sections for folks to visit – for each child (sub-portal) - yes – every child can be skinned to look a different way then the parent. Many people today prefer 3rd party authoring tools and in fact, I recommend that route rather then using a vendor’s built in authoring tool.

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

eLearning 24-7

Well, not yet, but it is coming up and with that are all those wonderful vendors and that magical expo. But one of the biggest problems I see at such shows are the number of vendors who in hindsight I wished I avoided. I recall at ATD this past year, a vendor who was trying to sell people ahead of time their LMS. And, because many of the other vendors who are here at HR Tech, really are just average to poor (but not everyone). Plus why are you AICC course standard?

Rapid Content Authoring Tools Directory

eLearning 24-7

Features 102 vendors. Company name is in first column, followed by product name (with a link directly to the product or product features) – all links working as of 8-12-10. If vendor does not listing pricing on web site, you will see “Not Available on Site&#. Vendors who offer multiple price points based on edition/version Or by sector: individual, corporate, academia, non-profit, government (when applicable), is listed in the pricing info.

Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS

eLearning 24-7

and AICC (why is there AICC? The only areas I saw was the ability for content versioning and RLOs, which are just a couple of pieces of a LCMS. As the administrator and thus the client, I should have the control to decide the points, not the vendor. I mean how can the vendor know what is needed. If you are a fan of Adobe products and love Captivate the authoring tool or Connect, then having the LMS wouldn’t be out of the question.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. While the assumption would be that all the products are alike, or that fee based tools are superior to their free counterparts, nothing could be farther than the truth. Macromedia Authorware and similar products. Sure there are over 100 vendors in this industry and probably 95% you have never heard of and whom have great products that can meet or beat the big players.

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

best products that work under water (summer time) and from the e-learning prospective – the best authoring tools. Vendors can move up, down or out of the rankings – after all it is on-going. I’m not a lead gen for the vendors listed – rather the goal is to provide you with vendors that meet numerous criteria including UI, features, support/service, mobile, feedback from current and past clients and future game plans. and SCORM/AICC.

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. Product training becomes real – they interact, engage and see it in real time, rather than a static experience. They plan on launching a version next year on smartphones. Smaller size vendors are now entering the foray.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

elearning animgallery - from e-doceo, provides a simple version but also offer more robust features including avatars, adjustment parameters, functions interpolation movements, the effects of camera to give depth, movement of avatars, plus it comes with 5,000 media objects including flash animations, videos isolated, sounds, voice-overs, illustrations (2D and 3D), characters, mascots, interiors and exteriors, objects. Add lessons – seen in the education versions.

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? Confusion leads to flushed in terms of causation that some vendors in their infinite wisdom have decided it is better to jump one way than stay the course. At least SCORM support – Plenty still support AICC.

The short-cut buyers guide: LMS requirements and more

Docebo

Getting your requirements solid before beginning your LMS search or sending to vendors can seem a bit intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Capture what the experience has been for your learners in the past so that you can clearly articulate to vendors where you’re starting from.

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Break it down! (No it’s not Hammer Time! Yet)

eLearning 24-7

It’s a product whose core focus is an authoring tool (proprietary based), but offers the ability to add users, provides a few analytics and a few reports. For whatever reason- okay to try to set themselves apart – some vendors have created the term “training management” Honestly, they could call it “online authoring system with a few reports and no frills” and it would be the same thing. Can I test out the product for 30 days?

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#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

At one time a true freebie – they still offer a stripped down version, their new fee based system provides enough oomph to make anyone go “Wow” Features include: The standards – i.e. my 90/10, whereas 90% of the features are the same in the majority of systems in the space. SCORM/AICC. Their product is more geared towards a human capital management system, especially with the BizX Suite. SCORM/AICC. Well here it is, the final countdown.

eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter

Trivantis

To accomplish this, the industry has come up with several eLearning standards that allow courses created by any vendor to “talk” with an LMS created by any other vendor. It all started with the Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC), which was formed in 1988. The major aircraft manufacturers of the time, Boeing, Airbus, and McDonnell Douglas, got together and formed the AICC to come up with a standard way for courses to communicate results to an LMS.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

With the growing popularity of Flash for elearning, many elearning vendors developed their Rapid authoring tools which were aimed to publish Flash based elearning content without requiring major programming. Using file sharing and versioning tools to get various people to work together on a single project will be quite complex using the Silverlight/Blend combination. The Silverlight runtime is not yet available on Linux and the Mac version has some issues.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

With the growing popularity of Flash for elearning, many elearning vendors developed their Rapid authoring tools which were aimed to publish Flash based elearning content without requiring major programming. Using file sharing and versioning tools to get various people to work together on a single project will be quite complex using the Silverlight/Blend combination. The Silverlight runtime is not yet available on Linux and the Mac version has some issues.

In Memory – Corporate Instructional Designers

eLearning 24-7

A product called Macromedia Flash (being used with web sites) became a go to for course development. Output was AICC (boo) and SCORM. However, this product called Storyline was launched. Here is my review of the product , all those years ago.

Why author elearning content to industry standards?

OpenSesame

Each of these platforms are unique, but they are not SCORM, AICC, or xAPI conformant, which means the courses built on these platforms can not be exported for use in another platform or a learning management system (LMS). Additionally, there are some open-source products available at no cost.

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

eLearning 24-7

Yet, there were some products that stood out, if nothing else – for taking the lead and doing something that says “yes it is possible, and oh, it works&#. RCAT Product of the Year. Open Source Product of the Year (i.e. Also SCORM 1.2 & AICC. Innovation is listed next to the product. The product is not necessarily the ultimate in RCAT, but they are solid at the minimum and should be at least looked at, before making any decision.

E-Learning News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

I’ve really been watching this space for the past two years, and while there continue to be enough products that fit within this category, I’m on the belief that this space is on the downside. I love Questionmark, its a wonderful product and it can use a “connector” to integrate into your learning platform or system. Anyone who says their product is 100% foolproof and can never be hacked is misleading you. Some CLSs have version stamps, i.e. ver.

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

learnWorlds

It works as a protocol that defines how online learning content is created, developed, and used to be compatible with the various eLearning software products. Different Versions of SCORM. There are five different versions of SCORM: SCORM 1.1.

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One Step Behind

eLearning 24-7

In 2002, a company created video courses that were AICC compliant and could be bookmarked. The vendor? Those products were ahead of their peers and suffered fates , because the industry as a whole, held back. . There is a reason why devices such as the Xbox and soon to be released new version of the PlayStation, it is because consumers want it.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

With the growing popularity of Flash for elearning, many elearning vendors developed their Rapid authoring tools which were aimed to publish Flash based elearning content without requiring major programming. Using file sharing and versioning tools to get various people to work together on a single project will be quite complex using the Silverlight/Blend combination. The Silverlight runtime is not yet available on Linux and the Mac version has some issues.

Why Author eLearning Content to Industry Standards?

OpenSesame

Each of these platforms are unique, but they are not SCORM, AICC or xAPI conformant, which means the courses built on these platforms can not be exported for use in another platform or Learning Management System (LMS). . SCORM and other industry standards like AICC and xAPI enable online learning content and learning management systems the ability to communicate with each other. Their products Flow, Claro and Capture allow authors to store their assets and courses online.

Seven Tips for an Easy and Effective LMS Switch

Upside Learning

A recent survey on customers’ happiness with their LMS (conducted in Jan 2009, published in Mar 2009) by Bersin & Associates observed: “The study found that a significant proportion of LMS customers – fully one-quarter of customers – are dissatisfied with their systems and say they are likely to switch vendors within the next year.” Understand that switching LMS vendors is inherently different from looking for your first LMS. The vendor’s experience in LMS replacements.

12 Best Learning Content Management System Software for Enterprise Companies

Zunos

For example, let’s say a sales manager wants to create a quick video for their reps going over how to pitch a new product line. They offer e-learning administration features on par with a leading LMS , including the option to import your existing SCORM, xAPI, or AICC content.

Four Industry Announcements

Kapp Notes

Free resource now available that helps providers and training professionals wade through the oceans of e-Learning products available. So many products and companies to select from should be a good thing- and it is. So, not only do we need to know what systems and products can DO, but we also need to know who they can do things WITH. The Atlas is a dynamic, searchable database of the products and companies within the e-learning industry.

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Also on the administrative side, SCORM, AICC, xAPI, videos, digital documents, virtual classrooms, and instructor-led training (ILT) can be managed in one or more catalogs you can create — for internal or external audiences. Content can be presented in up to 10 languages, and administrators can conveniently manage localized versions of a single content item — which is a huge time-saver for global content management.

Devlearn conference day one: an exhilarating day

Challenge to Learn

Acceptance for cloud based solutions is definitely growing, almost all the vendors have plans in that direction. He showed a video where AICC announced that they will adopt TinCan. I don’t know what the adoption will actually mean but it sounded like TinCan will be the next version of IACC. So we are off to an excellent start with DevLearn. As always at the first day of a guild conference it was an exhilarating day.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. For this review, we evaluated the Pro version and not the Salesforce nor Training Ops version of Litmos.). Premium Salesforce integration version. An advanced Training Ops product for organizations that run training as a business. Productized integrations, with about 20 third-party applications, including Webex, GotoWebinar, Salesforce, Shopify, Dropbox, ADP and MailChimp. Product: Litmos LMS.

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Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

eLearning 24-7

Well, it is a fun product to create a course. This product achieves makes it happen, especially with a slick UI. Nothing like getting your blood boil when you see this ranking and can’t understand why the product is not number one. Feature wise the product has quite a bit, but my biggest gripe with Adobe is that this product always seems to be behind its top competitors. They offer two versions, but this is in reference to the paid version.

Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

eLearning 24-7

One of the most interesting items which presents to me an unknown variable is CMI-5, a compliance standard (formally with AICC) now headed up by ADL. Rather than go into a whole diatribe about CMI-5, I recommend you read this info on CMI-5 (put together in part from vendor RISC). Thus by saying Tin Can repeatedly, I was doing you an injustice, since in essence I was putting out a brand name by one vendor. I expect an increase in the number of LMS vendors to have responsive.

ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

eLearning 24-7

That said, there were some hiccups and from an entire vendor wise (expo here) angle, some unique and some, uh. This year, I estimated a 55/60% e-learning, including some ILT vendors offering some type of e-learning component. . In all the years I have attended and have known about ATD (formally ASTD), this year is by far the most in terms of e-learning vendors, especially those in the LMS space. Vendor Time – Vendor Time. Vendors of Intrigue.

Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

For each authoring ranking, a brief true ghost story, then the vendor and why it was selected. What I like about this product includes the ability to output to HTML5, works on mobile devices, is extremely easy to use, appears within PowerPoint and SCORM. What has stopped the product in the past from being in the top 20 was a lack of clarity in terms of what they were trying to accomplish – at least that was my take. SCORM/AICC. AICC/SCORM, SCORM 1.2,

What is SCORM & Decoding Its Importance For eLearning

ProProfs

Hence, if an LMS vendor claims its software as SCORM compliant, it means that the LMS you have selected supports integration with other SCORM compliant content authoring tools used for creating courses. In 1999, the United States Department of Defense thought of standardizing the elearning production. Despite facing robust competition from AICC ( Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee), SCORM continues to dominate the online learning landscape.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

Research indicated 85 percent of readers had recommended an e-learning solution to a peer over the most recent 12-month period, and 61 percent claimed that award recognition “impacts their decision” to consider a product or service. Duplicates were removed, vendor ballots were nullified as well as votes without a verifiable company domain address (ex.: Editors verified product types and categories before counting. PRODUCT INFORMATION. PRODUCT INFORMATION.

2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

eLearning 24-7

What has been applying is the term mobile learning and how it it pitched to consumers in the e-learning sector, especially with LMS/LCMS/Learning platform vendors. Under this mobile learning misrepresentation, I can tell you that nearly every system out there – can make this argument – because if you can open up Safari and go to the vendor’s web site and then into your SaaS based LMS – then guess what? From a feature standpoint the product is slick.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

A few of the more interesting graphs that you can't really see well except by going and seeing a larger version at LMS Satisfaction and LMS Barriers and Features. These are being reported out of the larger eLearningGuild population and I would claim that they are likely more accurate than survey research that goes through the vendors themselves. Several of the LMS vendors appear more than once, such as Oracle. Update, Nov.

Make e-Learning Magic Happen at the Lectora User Conference

Trivantis

Products. Live Product Demonstrations. Product User Guides. Top 11 Tips for Lectora Version 11. Get exclusive access to e-Learning tools and vendors, ready to help attendees find ways to enhance their e-Learning content. AICC & SCORM Compliant e-Learning. Products. Product User Guides. Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire.

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

eLearning 24-7

mBusiness Learning System - collaboration between e-learning and mobile learning system.This system has the following components: vendor management, learning management, content management, portal management, and mobile client application system. PENS Testing Resources - for those who are interested in this interoperability standard created by the folks from AICC, back in 05. There are a handful – maybe two handfuls of vendors who offer it.