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3 Critical Questions To Ask A Learning Technology Vendor

Docebo

Most state-of-the-art learning platforms are Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. This means the software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted via the cloud (as opposed to an on-premise solution). Maintaining software updates.

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

Challenge to Learn

Do you want to buy a LMS or an authoring tool and are you wondering what the best option is for tracking the results of your learners? Or are you just confused by all the abbreviations like: SCORM, AICC, XAPI, and CMI5? SCORM and SCORM compliant. SCORM 1.2

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How to select an e-Learning authoring tool

Challenge to Learn

There are hundreds of e-Learning authoring tools around and they come in many shapes an sizes, so how to select the one that fits your requirements? In this post I will give a global overview of different types of e-Learning authoring tools and some questions that you can ask yourself.

The Top 12 eLearning Authoring Tools (2019 Update)

LearnUpon

That means investing in the best tools for your business. Then, if you’re using SCORM or xAPI course content , a first-class authoring tool is a must. So, what are eLearning authoring tools? LMSs, like LearnUpon, are compatible with SCORM 1.2 (yup,

New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20

eLearning 24-7

Initially I wasn’t going to post authoring tool rankings beyond the top ten, until July. 20 eLab - The user interface is intriguing and enables anyone to build a course, without having the typical “ooh that looks so lame” with some rapid content authoring tools.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind. 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? For the fans of PowerPoint, no need to worry, many vendors to select with various options, albeit many similar. SCORM 1.2, SaaS tool.

Authoring Tool Trends

eLearning 24-7

Here now are the latest authoring tool trends (excluding the ones I posted in last week’s blog). Enables the course author to skin/brand their course with their own logo, colors, etc. . Many authoring tools give you limited color options and may/may not enable you to add your own logo. Allows courses that are being built in the authoring tool to be in another language beyond what used to be the standard norm of just English.

SCORM 1.2 vs SCORM 2004 – which is better?

Paradiso

SCORM 1.2 or SCORM 2004 – which makes more sense for you? Regardless of the buzz around TinCan API, SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 still enjoy better support as a way of ensuring standardized communication between online courses and their corresponding Learning Management System.

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Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

This year we will focus on the top ten authoring tools for 2013. 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. SCORM/AICC. Nice assessment tool. Proof that you can create an amazing authoring tool without being based in the U.S.

2014 Authoring Tools – State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

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. Built-in audio narration tools including some editing.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. There is never any pay for play here – even my vendor clients are aware that they may not win best of the best.

Day 4. How SCORM tracks course content

LearnUpon

This fourth part of our series explores the most nitty gritty details of SCORM , by focusing on the API itself. On day three, we learned how to import a SCORM course into your LMS. Subscribe to our blog to get the latest on SCORM delivered to your inbox. Technical Help SCORM

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LMS Vendors: How to Select the Right Vendor for your Goals

Hurix Digital

Organizations generally prefer to outsource their LMS requirements to vendors or service providers, mainly because it saves them time and money and also because they do not have an in-house IT team to design, build and maintain a custom solution.

SCORM 1.2 vs SCORM 2004 – which is better?

Paradiso

SCORM 1.2 or SCORM 2004 – which makes more sense for you? Regardless of the buzz around TinCan API, SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 still enjoy better support as a way of ensuring standardized communication between online courses and their corresponding Learning Management System.

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Got SCORM?

ICS Learning

Got SCORM? A Brief Technical Overview That Answers the Question “What is SCORM?” When I started researching SCORM in preparation for developing content and implementing an LMS, what I remember most was my frustration at the lack of any concise, hands-on information that was available about SCORM. This theoretically allows the content to be loaded into, launched and tracked by any learning management system using a common rule set. SCORM 2004 (1.3)

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LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

Before getting started with using eLearning tools for your education or certification programs, it is important to know the difference between the different tools used to create, develop, and deliver eLearning content. Which eLearning Tool is Right for You?

Product Review: EasyGenerator Rapid Content Authoring Tool

eLearning 24-7

EasyGenerator is a SaaS based content authoring tool that is like a piece of fine sculpture, with some cracks, but beauty that is hidden within. Extremely feature rich – can compete with Captivate and other authoring tools. Publish Options: SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2,

Package & track elearning: why companies need both AICC & xAPI

Docebo

Companies and organizations involved in elearning need learning content to be compliant with some requirements, i.e. with regards to the way content is packaged and tracked within the training program.

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SCORM – Set of Standards that make Courses and LMS Compatible

Paradiso

If you belong to the e-learning industry, you must’ve probably heard the term SCORM somewhere or the other. The word ‘SCORM’ may not offer much of an explanation as to what it really is, so let’s break it down a bit. SCORM has come a Long Way! SCORM and Authoring Tools.

What is an Authoring Tool?

Inquisiq

An eLearning authoring tool is a software package with which you can develop, create and package eLearning content so it is deliverable to end users. Many programs can be considered authoring tools, including Flash and PowerPoint. However, only a specific group of programs include support for eLearning content standards such as SCORM ( S hareable C ontent O bject R eference M odel). Corporate Training LMS Features SCORM Training Providers

The 10 Must-Have LMS Software Features

ProProfs

And while many LMS vendors claim to be the best in-class, not all of them may live up to your expectations and warrant the investment. Support for Mobile Devices What good is a mobile responsive e-learning course if your LMS software isn’t mobile compatible?

Flash Quiz Tools

Tony Karrer

Update June 2008 - added one free flash quiz tool based on a question I received. This tool is listed at the bottom. They didn't really need tracking of user responses, instead they wanted them to be fun. I suggested a couple of tools, but then wondered if I had given them the best list of tools. Here's guild member satisfaction ratings for tools in the test / quiz category. Note - the empty column now contains links to more information on the tools.

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

eLearning 24-7

SCORM Cloud – What’s not to love? You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs. OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud&# and do the same thing.

What is SCORM? A Simple Guide for those new to eLearning

LearnUpon

SCORM has become so widely used, it’s often referred to as the default or de facto standard of eLearning. But SCORM’s confusing name and technical nature make it difficult for some eLearning professionals to understand. Understanding “what is SCORM?” What is SCORM?

What is SCORM & Decoding Its Importance For eLearning

ProProfs

Imagine a situation where you are asked to create an elearning program or search for a suitable learning management system (LMS) tool for achieving your training requirements. You encounter the term “SCORM” and start thinking, “What does it mean? What is SCORM?

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Day 5: xAPI and more – what next for SCORM?

LearnUpon

As we approach the end of our SCORM series, in many ways it’s just the beginning for eLearning content standards. While SCORM has dominated the field since it was developed, there are now new kids on the block. SCORM has been through many iterations.

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What is Tin Can and SCORM?

KZO Innovations

There’s been buzz about the “Tin Can API” and “next generation SCORM” for some time now – but do you actually know what these terms mean? SCORM stands for “Shareable Content Object Reference Model.” SCORM is a set of technical standards for e-learning software products. It tells programmers how to write their code so that it works well with other e-learning software. SCORM was developed over ten years ago – a lifetime in terms of technology adoption.

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Day 4. Getting to grips with SCORM API

LearnUpon

This fourth part of our series explores the most nitty gritty details of SCORM , by focusing on the API itself. On day three, we learned how to import a SCORM course into your LMS. Subscribe to our blog to get the latest on SCORM delivered to your inbox. Technical Help SCORM

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Questions to Ask Ur Prospective LMS Vendor

eLearning 24-7

SCORM. What SCORM compliance are you? SCORM (as it is known, when it is before 1.2)? . Because if you are using a content authoring tool that is SCORM 2004, then you must find a system that is at least 2004. Your tool will not work with a 1.2. SCORM is backward compatible, not forward. . Unless you purchased a tool that is only AICC compliant, which in that case, time to ditch it and get another one. Can you track the end users in it?

Tin Can vs. SCORM: What’s It All About?

KZO Innovations

There’s been buzz about the “Tin Can API” and “next generation SCORM” for some time now – but do you actually know what these terms mean and the key differences between the two? Here, we’ll define and differentiate Tin Can and SCORM to make e-Learning a whole lot clearer for you! What is SCORM? SCORM stands for “Shareable Content Object Reference Model.” SCORM is a set of technical standards for e-Learning software products.

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Why Author eLearning Content to Industry Standards?

OpenSesame

At OpenSesame, we receive inquiries from subject matter experts and content authors who have developed training programs but are unsure about how to monetize them in the today’s online world. Course building tools on these platforms are available without cost but not without limitations. For every native platform, you are committing to build and continuously maintain your catalog using only the tools provided. Finding the right authoring tool.

Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM

Tony Karrer

Here's a recent one to get me started: Is it mandatory to use SCORM while developing an E-learning Software? SCORM is as close as you get to Mandatory in the world of eLearning. You want to implement your courseware to the SCORM standard if you plan to have it launched and/or tracked under an LMS. SCORM is a fairly easy standard to deal with especially since most people are fine with a single SCO that does only single score/completion reporting.

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

The year saw many interesting developments directly impacting e-learning in areas like: Courseware Authoring Tools. More LMSs and learning platforms enabling options for managing and tracking informal learning. Rapid e-Learning Development Tools.

Test SCORM Courses with an LMS

Tony Karrer

We are developing a SCORM or AICC compliant course either custom or using an authoring tool. Here are some ideas - SCORM Test Suite One of the best things about SCORM (ADL's Sharable Content Reference Model) is that it is pretty easy to test and diagnose problems. The problem is that there is no guarantee that two SCORM implementations that pass the self-test suite will integrate okay. There is another called SCORM Test Tracker.

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Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

” ~ Rustici Software. This standard is being developed by Rustici Software (with a world-wide active community participating and contributing) for Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) – the keepers of SCORM. SCORM VS EXPERIENCE API.