Alternatives to Moodle Report Plugins

Lambda Solutions

Moodle offers a few different reporting plugins to help you keep track of activity or quiz results. This is because Moodle’s reporting plugins are each designed to generate a single type of report.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #11 Alternative Credentials

Your Training Edge

One of the biggest opportunities for MOOCs and other digital learning environments has been in the development of alternative credentials, which may turn out to be even better than traditional degrees at highlighting one’s knowledge and skills. Why do we need alternative credentials?

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?


But with the rise of modern cloud-based authoring software, many learning managers and designers are looking for a resolution to the contemporary learning pains that come from desktop-based authoring tools. Why would you want an alternative to Storyline and Captivate?

Lowe’s Introduces Track to the Trades Program

CLO Magazine

The Track to the Trades initiative is designed to present career alternatives to Lowe’s employees and ensure they get the support they need to pursue those careers.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

saturated market, we’ve designed. and Auto-Translation3 Give Your Video Content New Value4 Question Time: Make Assessments Interesting5 Customizable Themes: Great Design Made Easy6 Learning that Looks Great, No Matter. for great design. design aspect of your pages.

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?


But with the rise of modern cloud-based authoring software, many learning managers and designers are looking for a resolution to the contemporary learning pains that come from desktop-based authoring tools. In this article, we explore Elucidat as an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate – to help you decide if it’s time to make the move to cloud-based authoring. Why would you want an alternative to Storyline and Captivate?

An Alternate Route to Learning

CLO Magazine

Universities and colleges create curriculum within a culture designed to deliver a certain perspective. The program fast-tracks workers toward being globally ready and helps spread soft skills and creative thinking back into the local culture, creating a virtuous cycle that may one day eliminate the need for such a program. Rasmus is a strategist and industry analyst and author of “Management by Design.”

Why Does My Custom Menu Lose Track of My Progress?

Yukon Learning

What is happening in this example is the “visited” states of the buttons are designed to look like an “in progress” state. Using Variables to Track Progress. Therefore, while it is an alternate solution, it is not a recommended solution. How do you track progress in your courses?

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A quest for an LMS alternative (that’s not a franken-solution)

Spark Your Interest

I think it’s a brilliant program and want to ensure that we are considering assessment and tracking as part of the design process, not as an afterthought. Further reflection hasn’t really changed my original opinion, but I am wondering what the alternatives are. I’m working on a project that included a question from the client -do we need an LMS? My response? Rationale.

Quality Control: Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery


Like any other product or service, online course design and development must be subjected to quality control (QC) standards to ensure that its users’ needs are truly being met. Designing and Delivering High Quality. multiple devices, alternate operating systems, etc.),

4 Instructional Design Mistakes You Should Never Make


Keep an eye out for these instructional design mistakes. Instructional design is a large field, and there’s a lot to learn. While your course doesn’t need to be perfect, you can make sure you avoid these four instructional design mistakes before you launch. Many of us design courses based on a template—and that’s no bad thing. Instead of tracking their progress through the lesson, learners begin to zone out. instructional design

The LMS is from the Past – The web is the future

Challenge to Learn

We are proud to offer a modern alternative to the LMS: a flexible best of breed, fully web-based (SaaS) solution created by a unique collaboration of three organizations: Aim 4 You. to deliver content to the learner, to track and trace learner results and.

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Between the Happy Sheets

Your Training Edge

Was the use of multi-media effective in providing alternative knowledge retention paths for the students? Take those measurements as a guide to improve what you have designed. Featured Posts Learning & Development feedback happy sheets learning path measuring stakeholders tracking

Magic EdTech Support for Universal Design for Learning

Magic EdTech

Most of us do not recognize the concepts of universal design in our day-to-day lives. Yet it is almost guaranteed that we have benefited from such design. Indeed, universal design principles assist many more people than just those with physical or mental impairments.

Easygenerator Adds TinCan Support, a New Editor, More HTML Question Types and Course Templates.


TinCan is the new Scorm standard (link) that allows you to track and trace learning experiences from anywhere. You can now for example create mobile courses and still be able to track the results and TinCan will open up more opportunities in the future. We have released version 8.5


Deeper eLearning Design: Part 2 – Practice Makes Perfect


The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. While you can support transfer with concepts and examples, practice is essential for retention, and so the practices we design have to be optimized to achieve both those goals. Any practice you track is assessment, and so inherently the final practice is summative assessment. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 3 – Concepts.

Thinking Context in the Design Process

Clark Quinn

I was talking to the ADL Mobile folks about mobile design processes, and as usual I was going on about how mobile is not the sweet spot for courses (augmenting yes, full delivery no). Here we’re beginning to talk Alternate Reality Game. (And design mobile

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eLearning Course Design: 10+1 Steps To Success


eLearning course design plays a significant role in every step of the learning process. Design starts by grabbing the attention of learners and then motivates them to stay engaged. As learners progress through the course, design assists with learning and retention.

Are You Riding the Waves or the Ripples? Tracking Learning Trends

Vignettes Learning

The alternative approach: “Thought and Action are One” (learn and apply, learning by doing) gained popularity. Without presenting an alternative way of writing content, SMEs will cling to these traditonal methods. It supports the embedding of interactive design in programs.

Quinn-Thalheimer: Tools, ADDIE, and Limitations on Design

Clark Quinn

We decided to continue, and here’s the second in the series, this time trying to look at what might be hindering the opportunity for design to get better. Alternatively, we could add World-Series champions to the dugout and create something beautiful and effective. Wouldn’t the Successive Approximation Method be a better formulation to guide design? They seem to push us to think wrongly about instructional design. design


Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility – Magic EdTech

Magic EdTech

Magic EdTech practices ensure adhering to the universal design principles guaranteeing accessibility and inclusion for ALL. Magic EdTech Support for Universal Design for Learning. Most of us do not recognize the concepts of universal design in our day-to-day lives. Yet it is almost guaranteed that we have benefited from such design. Indeed, universal design principles assist many more people than just those with physical or mental impairments.

Apply Design Thinking to Story-based eLearning - Tip #180

Vignettes Learning

That is, until they partnered with GE Healthcare in creating MRI and CT machines designed to ease kids’ anxiety. The answer lies in its design process. This is a stage in the Design Thinking Process which means understanding the needs of end users. What is Design Thinking?

How To Use Responsive eLearning Design For Better Learner Engagement

Adobe Captivate

mLearning provides multi-device support and is undergoing a shift from a fixed layout to a dynamic or responsive eLearning design. In this article, I answer 5 questions on how you can use responsive eLearning design to create better learner engagement. Adaptive design tools.

CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

You can still create it as SCORM, SCORM 1.2/2004, but as a “web&# it won’t be tracked from the SCORM perspective, unless you locate a plugin or API that enables your CMS to be SCORM compliant – and well, good luck on that. design wise from the front end, so your end user is “WOWed&#.

8 Online Presentation Ideas for Instruction Designers


Most instructional designers take the safer route – PowerPoint or a tool that produces the “PowerPoint effect”. Learners get tired, and so do instructional designers, by looking at the same monotonous slideshow. Create the desired tone for your scenario with the right music track.

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(Learning) Design with Intent

Sticky Learning

In this post I'll introduce you briefly to the tools and how I think they apply to learning design. You can also find out heaps more by going to Dan Lockton's "Design with Intent" page (where you can download the tools for free!) What does the Design with Intent approach look like?

Benefits Of Personalized eLearning – Featuring A Case Study For Instructional Designers

Adobe Captivate

For instance, A pre-assessment can help us understand the baseline proficiency, and the learner can be given a personalized learning track that corresponds to the competency gaps. Today’s learners are an impatient lot. They want maximum gain in minimum time.

PDR Design Model Supports Shift to Learning Design in the Work Context

Living in Learning

We are behind the flow of business, and many of us do design and develop solutions for the bigger slice of the learning opportunity pie. Our greatest opportunity awaits our design, development, and delivery support in the last three moments of need.

Dilemma of author-educators migrating to story-based eLearning design

Vignettes Learning

Developing story-based elearning design requires a different or new set of skills and competencies. My task was to prime the mindset of academic authors for story-based design for elearning. In my own design, I show only the ‘kernel’ and not the whole corn.

Visuals and Visual Thinking

Association eLearning

Have you ever sketched something out on the back of a napkin or drawn a mindmap to keep track of ideas during a brainstorming session? Find a text heavy screen or course and challenge yourself to visually re-design it without altering the content.

Designing an Easier Way to Be Eco-Friendly

General Assembly

A deep dive into the UX design process, from unwieldy problem to seamless solution. When I tell people I’m embarking on a dramatic career change, from medical doctor to user experience (UX) designer, the initial reaction is surprise and confusion. a visual map of the design process?—?while

Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

Last week I was invited by David Swaddle to be a panellist at the Sydney eLearning and Instructional Design meetup. As we embrace informal learning, we will rely less on e-learning modules in favour of alternatives such as social forums, job aids, games, and indeed, interactive videos.

Iterations in Agile Learning Design

Big Dog, Little Dog

This is the seventh in a series of posts on Agile Learning Design: Post 1 - Agile Design: An Ethos for Creating Learning Platforms. Post 2 - Planning in Agile Learning Design. Post 3 - Orientation in Agile Learning Design. Post 4 - Designing Agile Learning. Post 5 - Selection in Agile Learning Design. Post 6 - Agile Learning Design: Tools for Learners. This method is normally used for innovative design.

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Writing Mistakes and Consequences

Experiencing eLearning

First, Draft One Alternate Path to Its Conclusion. I start writing a single alternate path from beginning to end. Draft Another Alternate Path (and Another, and Another…). Once the first alternate path is written, go back to the beginning of the scenario.

Training vs. Just-In-Time Resources: 5 Tools You Can Use Today

Bottom-Line Performance

The rise of the LMS has worsened this situation with companies wanting to put everything into clickable “courses” so they can track that employees have completed their training. Designing and building resources accessible from the phone can make your employee’s lives easier.