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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This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. If a RCAT vendor tells you they have been in business for over 10 years, they are somewhat misleading, since WBT courses really didn’t start to hit the mark until 2000 and then you have limited choices on how to build. PPT or Word to Flash and the end user can add a TOC, some assessments, audio, video, even additional flash learning objects and attachments.

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

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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). E-books and audio books available for download for mobile devices. A hidden secret for people interested in audio and e-books. They are starting to offer e-book and audio books at no charge for a period of time. There are a handful – maybe two handfuls of vendors who offer it.

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

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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). E-books and audio books available for download for mobile devices. A hidden secret for people interested in audio and e-books. They are starting to offer e-book and audio books at no charge for a period of time. There are a handful – maybe two handfuls of vendors who offer it.

On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

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I believe that you can expect some type of voice capability with the actors/avatars as in the ability to either lip synch with the characters via audio tool/recording tool in the product will show up more in 2013. One vendor already offers it in 2012, and knowing this industry – if something takes off and works, others will follow. Just as you can with PENS authoring tools and the systems that support PENS (i.e

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

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SCORM compliant learning object generator, customized editing interface, web based media player that works across multiple platforms, video/audio, image slides, text synchronization. Authoring Pro – Developer and International Edition - comes with audio editor, video editor, image editor, screen capture and screen camera. Embed audio, images and Flash objects. Audio recording and editing. The authoring tool vendors will say their products are for everyone.

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

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Because the industry as a whole is a lemming, I expect more vendors to come on board. In just the past month, I have seen quite a few vendors add this capability in their product – and for the most part they are all RCAT products. Audio Editing. Well some vendors have more than 15 come with their product. Anyway, I expect this number i.e. number of vendors to offer more than 10 interactive templates to rise. One vendor has a gaming raceway for quizzes.

New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20

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If you like having scenarios in your courses, you will this tool, because not only does it come with a scenario builder, but also custom branding with your player, a ribbon style similar to what you see in the Microsoft Office products (which adds a familiarity touch), audio and video narration, screen capture/recording, assessments, interactions such as 3D cube, panoramic zoom, and ebook. A few vendors say “social learning” but it is often far from it.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game. Some vendors push heavily on PPT, implying that a great WBT is really a PPT converted to Flash. The latter is slowly gaining speed, which is an advantage to LMS vendors who have a CAT in their own product – which is SCORM,PENS/IMS compliant. One vendor focuses only on Blackberry (not just Playbook but their smartphone like product). Vendor adoption is slow.

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

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Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it. Comes with a screen capture tool, spell checker (many RCATs do not), Slide audio recording & editing. Many vendors hyping PowerPoint to Flash angle as key feature. 57% offer a trial at various length, this is significantly higher than any other e-learning tool with over 40 vendors in the market.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

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Yes there are vendors doing some new stuff, okay many, but a few items are not new, rather they have been around for a long time. SaaS boost – Finally more vendors are on the appropriate path for their consumers; but the big folks are not – why? Mobile Friendly – It has taken a bit of time, but go anywhere and you will see “Responsive” and “HTML5″ xAPI – Another why wasn’t this done a year ago for many vendors?

Top 10 LXPs for 2019-2020

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are from 2019, and knowing (well I do) some changes in the space with a few vendors in 2020, their will likely be a couple of key players that make an impact in 2020, because of their rollout (i.e. I know some vendors will think quickly of a Big Dog that must be in the rolling out part, I can tell you, that the Big Dog you are thinking about, is wrong. . To be in the rankings the vendors were not required to be in FindAnLMS, nor did they pay any fee or anything like that.

Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

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If you are an e-learning vendor in the higher education space and doing or planning on doing business in Europe, this is the place to be. There was a very good amount of vendors at the show. Additionally, there were the usual number of what are you doing at an e-learning show vendors and a smattering of universities offering online courses. Authoring Tool vendors – okay TechSmith and a couple of ones that were not really asynchronous based authoring tools. .

2014 Authoring Tools – State of Affairs

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So far in 2014, the authoring tool space hasn’t really come out with anyone earth shattering, that would make you stand up and scream “Brussels Sprouts are the new “spinach” Avatars and background templates continue to “in” - A few vendors are now adding “real life” scenario backgrounds- but “real life” is open to interpretation. Collaboration – How much longer are AT vendors going to push this out as “new”?

Transform corporate learning through e-Learning tools

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E-Learning is replete with rich media content like images, animation, video/audio and graphic motion, creating a multi-modal, immersive, and effective learning experience. E-Learning lets you analyze your level of understanding through ready-made digital tests, reducing theneed for tests in pen-paper mode. Authoring tools make it possible to develop rich multimedia interactions with text, images, animation, audio and video. Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

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Feature sets – they have to be more than PPT to Flash or add an audio clip and video clip to the course. When you see many of these awards from organizations – the general mass of them (but not all of them) require the vendor/company to submit an application for whatever category or categories. There is never any pay for play here – even my vendor clients are aware that they may not win best of the best. Can add HTML5 audio and video (SWEET!).

LEP/LXP RFP Template

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PENS is nearly non-existent in this segment and CMI-5 is extremely new and few vendors have it – expect more in 2019. What I would love to see is where the admin can add “new topics” and not select only from a list that the vendor has in the system. . Some vendors have only a certain number of topics for learners to choose from – they should have plenty and then the admin selects which ones are available.

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Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

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HD Audio. Course standards include xAPI and PENS, besides the standards of SCORM. . They have partnerships with a few LMS vendors whereas you can purchase their courses via that LMS. I am aware of at least one vendor who includes five courses at no additional charge into their LMS. Best Custom Course Provider from an LMS Vendor. There are LMS vendors (including various subsets) that will build custom courses for you, regardless if you are a client or not.

10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

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In terms of pricing, Microsoft PowerPoint (standalone, not including full Microsoft Suite) will cost you about $109, for 1 user (both PC and Mac) in the Microsoft Store, but you can shop around and check out other vendors such as Amazon, Overstock or Office Max/Depot. Optional Accessories Paper + Pens: Markers, Pens, Papers. If you're not familiar with them, screencasts are basically a digital recording of your screen in motion, usually with audio narration.

Best Practices for e-learning and m-learning course building

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There are I believe a wide variety of factors that are a cause of this, and one I see right away is the failure of various authoring tool vendors to their new customers and/or customers who already have content and want to go e-learning, is the lack of education. Memorize this mantra, “A converted PowerPoint with audio reading the slides and forcing the learning to wait until the audio is done to advance is not effective e-learning.”

How to select the right authoring tool

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Inside – Layers, objects, elements, templates, scenario backgrounds, collaborative/peer review, characters (actors), movement, assessment, audio recording and editing, video recording, web cam recording, screen capture and recording, image editing, video editing, accept all types of video, audio, image files; gaming elements, multilingual, ADA 508, TTS, Speech-to-text, touch building (using your fingers and not your mouse), and so on.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

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Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. Learnlets , May 10, 2010 In response to a query about why someone would question the concept of the LMS, I penned the (slightly altered, for clarity) response that follows: What seems to me to be the need is to have a unified performer-facing environment. honestly, did you not create more courses with audio narration last year?