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?

Elucidat

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. Storyline’s code is customizable, opening up full flexibility… if you have the skill to do so.

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. Before delving into the details of best open-source eLearning software and MOOC platforms, let me mention a few stats that would help you have a chuckle: To launch edX, Harvard and MIT invested a whopping $60 million. Many people perceive them as open source eLearning software , but the concept remains the same despite changing and swinging the meaning. It was one of the top factors for introducing MOOCs as affordable alternatives.

Why We’re Excited About Open edX Hawthorn

Appsembler

The next major Open edX release, Hawthorn , is finally out – and it’s got a ton of exciting new features! . Updates range from improved learner progress tracking and video optimization, to easier formatting and GDPR compliance features.

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Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

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. Storyline’s code is customizable, opening up full flexibility… if you have the skill to do so. Why would you want an alternative to Storyline and Captivate? How is Elucidat a good alternative to Storyline and Captivate? Check out the top 10 learning analytics to track.

An Alternate Route to Learning

CLO Magazine

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. The company brings people from around the world to open events designed to introduce alternative points of view and inspire creative perspectives beyond their employee base. Traditional education is not always the best path to knowledge.

The Winners List: Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019

HT2 Labs

Highlighting innovation and creativity amongst users of both Open Source and Enterprise editions of the Learning Locker® LRS, the first year of the Awards proved popular with learning analytics enthusiasts from a diverse range of industries and disciplines.

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

easygenerator

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.

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

eLearning 24-7

And, with the costs of a LCMS or even some CMSs, you might want to seek out the open source – FREE way. Unless you plan to add some APIs (since they are open source, you could) to create reports on some data or do robust data collection, it is not going to happen. Later today, I will post a page on my site that contains an extensive list of free open source CMSs, for you to click and view. My Top List of Open Source – FREE – Content Management Systems.

CREATE DASHBOARD REPORTS

Adobe Captivate

Of the four tabs available, the Dashboard Reports tab opens. This report allows you to track courses across the organization and find out which and how many have been enrolled in and of those, how many completed by your learners. In the window that opens, enter the names, profiles, etc.

Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

On Feb 15, 2010, at Mobile World Congress 2010, Adobe announced Adobe AIR for mobile devices, a consistent runtime for standalone applications which is an outcome of Adobe initiated Open-Screen project. Y ou can even implement SCORM LMS tracking methods within the apps itself. -

When the dam breaks.

Learning with e's

Open access journals (and there are several alternative funding models that support these) are the best way to address these problems. Moreover, many governments apportion research money to institutions who have the best track record of publications in the said journals.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

Unfortunately, companies continue to spend most of their employee development budget and most of their time and effort on training programs and systems tracking training activities. Learning is always about managers creating an environment of openness and trust among relationships.

eLearning Thought Leaders: OpenSesame

eLearning Weekly

eLearning Weekly Interview with Josh Blank, SVP/General Manager, and Tom Turnbull, VP/Community Development at Open Sesame. We believe that in the long term, our open marketplace will make elearning accessible, easy to implement and rewarding for everyone.

Increase Course Performance with the Right Authoring Tool – Here’s How to Sort Out Your Options

Docebo

Does the tool track the time spent authoring for you? Having an easy-to-use authoring tool is just part of the picture; you also need the tool to support collaborative working, easy editing, and open communicating. Evaluate what tracking and reporting the tool can provide.

The Just Right Learning Management System

dVinci Interactive

An Alternative to the Enterprise LMS. Customizing an Open Source Platform. As the enterprise LMS has evolved, so too have alternate applications that are built on open source platforms. These alternate applications are customizable, easier to implement and do not require ongoing license fees. As more and more training moves to e-Learning, organizations will look for more efficient ways to deliver, manage and track learning experiences.

How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

It has opened many doors and has offered many fantastic options to blend the learning approaches and create a comprehensive learning experience. Tracking learning, and performance can become convenient, especially when using online assessments.

xAPI vs SCORM: Which Should You Choose?

LearnUpon

They provide alternative methods for achieving similar outcomes. An iPhone can track and record data about the call: call duration, your call history, and even information about how many steps you took when collecting the pizza. Better tracking.

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How to choose the right type of LMS for your organization

Matrix

The cloud-based alternative. Whenever companies take into consideration buying a LMS for the first time or replacing the old one, there is an overwhelming amount of details to take into consideration. Read more: When it’s time to let go of an LMS.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

With a wider variety of ways we could deliver learning experiences, combined with the desire to support and track performance, things had to change. We had to find ways to overcome SCORM’s limitations and open up the channels to recording a wide variety of learning experiences.

What is an LMS? The Basics of Learning Management Systems

eThink Education

However, the main objective of the LMS is typically to host and track online learning. Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS. One important fact to note is that LMS platforms can be either closed source or open source. Why We Recommend an Open LMS Solution.

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Adobe Captivate: Analyze and Chart Quiz Data Without an LMS

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In the past, if you created an eLearning quiz and needed to track the results, your only option was to use a Learning Management System (LMS). After that, you can use the Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer, a free AIR-based desktop application, to track the learner results.

Branching Scenario in Storyline

Experiencing eLearning

Keeping Track of Alternate Paths. What was left was filling in the branches for the alternate paths. As you can see in the image below, my method of keeping track of what I’ve built so far isn’t very high tech.

How to Develop Your First Employee Training Program

ProProfs

Track and Measure Learning Progress. Use a tool that comes embedded with employee training tracking software. This means that even if your first language is not English, you can still use an alternative language such as French, Spanish, or Japanese to impart training.

Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning

Pract.us

Some companies have taken a Guided Informal Learning approach, which helps them focus employee’s on-the-job training, encourage collaboration and track everyone’s progress. Managers have a hard time tracking exactly what employees have learned. Colleagues learning and sharing ideas.

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Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner

G-Cube

A little off the beaten track, here are some innovative ways of building experience in e-learning –focused on instruction but aiming to make learning as enjoyable and intriguing as possible. Alternatively, an open text field may also be provided, where the learners can write their responses.

How to Convert your eLearning PowerPoint to Video

LearnUpon

Open your PowerPoint presentation. Alternatively, if you don’t want audio, just skip this step. An invaluable feature that your LMS should have is video tracking.

Employee Engagement Solutions for Small Businesses

ePath Learning

There are many initiatives to consider in support of employee engagement, such as flexible working hours and open communications/transparency, but one of the most beneficial initiatives to consider is implementing an employee development program.

What’s in My Conference Bag? ATD ICE 2018

Learning Rebels

Alternatively, add the app “ Haystack ” to your phone. I have met some of the best people through tweet-ups, find what the event official hashtag is and keep it open. Open Table and Yelp for those last minute group dinners. Expensify to track expenses.

Usability and Networks

Clark Quinn

And similarly, Google’s search has been the best, and with a browser extension and some adjustments, I was getting ads blocked, tracking stopped, and more. And the fact that they’re not tracking me is important. Sure, my ISP still can track me, and so can Apple, but I’ll keep working on those. Innovation flourishes when there are open standards. When people can build upon a solid and open foundation, creativity means new opportunity.

5 Reasons Why MOOCs Provide Little Real Value

LearnDash

Lately there have been a lot of articles and opinions circulating the internet on why massive-open-online-courses (or MOOCs) are the next greatest thing, but I’m not entirely convinced that is the case (not yet anyhow). Surely there is a more accurate way to track user progress, right?

What is a Learning Burst?

Allison Rossett

In the next few years, approximately 4,000 emerging leaders were going to begin their development track to place them into business management positions. Suzanne was open to trying our technique. Tweet Guest blogger, Dave Basarab , introduces learning bursts. What is a learning burst?

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What Is a Learning Organization?

Convergence Training

Foster inquiry and dialogue, making it safe for people to share openly and take risks. Supportive learning environment, including psychological safety; an appreciation of differences; an openness to new ideas; and time for reflection.

Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2018

Matrix

Back then there was not much of an alternative to video games but today technology allows for a lot more with minor investments so online courses are bound to become more and more game-like. Open platforms. People have always had a fascination with the future.

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Making Videos – Collaboratively!

Visual Lounge

Open up Camtasia. Right-click on track. Drag both down one track so there aren’t any empty tracks below them. Copy the video track three times (so there are a total of four video tracks and one audio track).