A Conversation with John Blackmon of Trivantis

Kapp Notes

John is the Chief Technology Officer for Trivantis as well as being one of the Co-Founders of the company. And before that, John was Co-Founder and Lead Engineer at BocaSoft, a company that created various software utilities for the OS/2 operating system. John is responsible for all aspects of development and strategy for Trivantis’s eLearning products. Lectora was among the first tools with xAPI compliance, and is recognized as one of the best today.

John Blackmon – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT JOHN BLACKMON (Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Trivantis Corporation). As Chief Technology Officer for Trivantis Corporation, John Blackmon is responsible for all aspects of development and strategy for the company’s eLearning products. Prior to joining Trivantis, John worked in a variety of industries, including Electronic Data Systems, IBM, and General Motors. Learnnovators: Trivantis’ Lectora made rapid e Learning simple and cost-effective.

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xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY

MakingBetter

The first xAPI Camp at DevLearn, the first of four events we’re putting on hosted by The eLearning Guild , is nigh upon us. The Guild helped us launch xAPI at mLearnCon back in 2012 and they have been a steadfast supporter of xAPI. Last year was the first year there was an official xAPI Track at DevLearn and, together, we are upping that ante again (…in Vegas). We may even be doing karaoke Tuesday night, after xAPI Camp, because that is how we roll.

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Thursday’s Trending eLearning Topic: xAPI

Trivantis

xAPI (often called The Experience API, Tin Can, or the next generation of SCORM) helps us measure learner success by tracking many types of learning experiences. So, for this Thursday’s Trending eLearning Topic, I decided to focus on xAPI and collect resources that can help you understand xAPI and just a few of the possibilities for tracking training at your organization. Best Practices for xAPI. Have you used xAPI to track learner activity at your company?

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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. There are a multitude of different tools available to instructional designers and eLearning developers, and it is important to consider which tools will help you to achieve the desired learning objectives and outcomes for your courses.

ERIC SCHUERMANN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT ERIC SCHUERMANN (Director of Global Sales, Trivantis Corporation Inc): Eric Schuermann is Director of Global Sales at Trivantis Corporation Inc. Trivantis is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with offices in Paris, London, and Beijing. Trivantis’ products are used by companies in over 125 countries, and are offered in 6 languages. Its product suite includes Lectora – the world’s leading e-Learning software used by over 60% of the Global 2000 companies.

Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT ERIC SCHUERMANN (Director of Global Sales, Trivantis Corporation Inc): Eric Schuermann is Director of Global Sales at Trivantis Corporation Inc. Trivantis is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with offices in Paris, London, and Beijing. Trivantis’ products are used by companies in over 125 countries, and are offered in 6 languages. Its product suite includes Lectora – the world’s leading e-Learning software used by over 60% of the Global 2000 companies.

eLearning Basics: Can You Make Your Own eLearning Courses?

Convergence Training

Safety Management Software . Workforce Scheduling Software. There’s a whole product type called elearning authoring tools that allow you to create your own elearning courses. Common eLearning Authoring Tools. Trivantis Lectora .

The Best of eLearning in May 2016

Trivantis

May was a busy month here at Trivantis®. Featured Trivantis Community Post: LUC 2016 Community Showcase. On the web: State of the Authoring Tool Industry. Noted industry expert Craig Weiss always has a fascinating read up on his blog, including his recent analysis of the authoring tool market. We were very flattered that he ranked Lectora Online #1 in his top five authoring tools. Social buzz: Lectora and xAPI.

5 Latest Updates to Lectora Online 3.2

CommLab India

The growing demand for cloud-based authoring tools is propelled by cost considerations. Unlike “traditional” e-learning tools, cloud-based learning applications need not be installed on a computer. One of the most popular cloud-based authoring tools is Lectora Online. The latest version of this e-learning development software, Lectora Online 3.2, Today, we will look at five major updates to this web-based authoring tool from Trivantis.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Stop by the eLearning Rockstar stage—conveniently located near the eLearning Brothers booth—to learn new techniques, see new tools, and become an eLearning Rockstar. John Blackmon, Trivantis. About your presenter: John Blackmon, the chief technology officer of Trivantis, is responsible for all aspects of development and strategy for the company’s eLearning products. At IBM, John received a patent for software design for his work in developing operating systems.

The Best of eLearning in November 2016

Trivantis

November was a busy and exciting month for the Trivantis® team! Along with the popular Responsive Course Design™ feature and eLearning Brothers integrations from Lectora Inspire 16, Lectora Inspire 17 will include the integration of BranchTrack—a tool for easily building branching scenarios. Special thanks to Windy Schneider , CACI International and Joe Ganci, eLearning Joe for their shout outs to Trivantis tools Lectora and ReviewLink™ in their presentations!

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions—Part 2

ATD Learning Technologies

Now, let’s take a closer look at authoring tools, LMSs, and e-learning course design. E-Learning Authoring Tools. What is the most common e-learning development software? The most recent research on the subject of authoring tool popularity is several years old. There are a lot of opinions about which tool is the best, though. In the end, they are all very good tools, so it is just about finding the right match for you.

Trends that Will Shape E-learning, M-learning and LMSs in 2017

CommLab India

Several e-learning software vendors such as Articulate, Adobe, and Trivantis are enhancing the game-based learning development capabilities of their products, to meet this growing demand. Developments such as the Internet of Things (IoT) are generating huge amounts of data , and companies are compelled to use analytics tools to make sense of this massive information. The trend of using analytics software will permeate the training function as well, in the new year.

Lectora Basics: How to Use the Variable Manager

Trivantis

On the Manage group of the Tools ribbon, you will find two very useful tools for managing aspects of your Lectora® titles, the Variable Manager and the Resource Manager. The Trivantis® Community Knowledge Base resources on the topic of Variables. If your Title Type is set to AICC/SCORM/xAPI for LMS/LRS, the variables required to communicate data via those platforms are also included in the Reserved list. Lectora Basics is your intro to eLearning authoring with Lectora.