My life…in elearning

Learning Visions

15 years ago I got a job as an instructional designer/multimedia producer at a company that created training programs delivered on CD ROMS. We flirted with creating early knowledge management systems and went out of business the next year.

4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

As an added benefit, new features regularly and magically appear in the LMS without the need for Jim in IT to load CD-ROMs onto a server every couple of months. Make sure your team is buying an LMS for the year you’re in.

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A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training


While PLATO and The Oregon Trail had planted the seed of computer based training, these new personal computers were the start of the digital revolution that would soon impact homes, schools, and businesses around the world.

Encouraging Rookie Smarts

Web Courseworks

A few weeks ago, I attended ISA’s 2015 Annual Business Retreat, a summit for executives in the training industry. I remember spending hours at the bookstore learning how to create CD-ROMs; now most professional learning is done on the Internet. It’s mandatory in this business.

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Part III : Where Are You with Your Blended Learning Strategy?


Early attempts to make it interactive started with the Video Disc, then CD-ROM and then went back to a linear tool: DVD. Business data once considered the exclusive domain of the IT Dept. Part 3 of Part 4.

The Demise of E-learning (the brand)

Tom Spiglanin

Our first products, known simply as Computer Based Training, or CBT, had no inherent dissemination method, instead relying on distribution of diskettes or CD-ROMs. When e-mail moved into the business space, it began as a means of communicating within an organization.

Part III : Where Are You with Your Blended Learning Strategy?


Early attempts to make it interactive started with the Video Disc, then CD-ROM and then went back to a linear tool: DVD. Business data once considered the exclusive domain of the IT Dept. Part 3 of Part 4.

Video Training for Learning & Solving Problems

Your Training Edge

However, the training video used in old studies was mainly either broadcasted via TV programs or saved in CD-ROMs. Bryant’s business career has been based on his results-oriented style of empowering the individual.

Devlearn 2017: The Future is Here (recap)

Tom Spiglanin

To her left, a man types on his second-generation MacBook Pro, easily recognized by its SuperDrive CD-ROM slot on the side. Technology advances are driven by business and markets. DevLearn 2017 Recap.

The Various Modes of E-learning for Corporate Training

CommLab India

CD-ROM based learning. Today, eLearning has come a long way from CD-ROM to mobile-based learning. In this form of e-learning, you can develop courses to suit your content and business requirements. Is there a way to train global employees with minimal costs?

A Tale of Two Cases: Mobile Solutions with Phillip Neal #ASTDTK14

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from a session on the final day of ASTD Tech Knowledge with Phillip Neal, VP of Business Need at Maestro. It’s like in the olden days of elearning when we all moved from CD ROMS to the Internet. Did some consulting and came up with a different solution to solve the business problem.

Yet another renaissance for the training video

Clive on Learning

But although interactive video delivered some wonderful content (in many cases unmatched by today's e-learning), constant changes of media kept getting in the way: The move from laserdisc to CD-ROM constrained bandwidth so significantly that video was an impossibility. Only ten years later were CD-ROMs fast enough to do the job, by which time text and still graphics had taken centre stage.

The Role of xAPI in Creating Powerful Learning Experiences for the Modern Workforce

Origin Learning

The earlier version of these standards was designed for course content delivered via CD-ROMs. If you are in the business of eLearning and want to stay ahead of your competitors, then it will be wise for you to invest in xAPI-compliant learning solutions.

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The Story Arc Model: Combining Simulation and Story to Create Memorable Learning

Association eLearning

When I began my career 20 years ago, I was designing some of the earliest CD-ROM based simulations for the US Navy. A long-time distance learning professor for Seminole State College and nationally-recognized speaker on eLearning, Jack stays busy both in and out of the office.

BLOG: Shelf Life - Inside the World of OTS

Unicorn Training

The OTS business model is marked by substantial cost entry barriers - the up-front investment to develop products - and requires regular investment to sustain competitiveness. The move from CD-ROM to online was one such step and the rise of mobile learning is the latest.

It is great to have that startup feeling again

Challenge to Learn

The first edition of Easygenerator was a CD-ROM tool based on Authorware. In 2005 Easygenerator was acquired by ISM, a large Dutch e-business company. This week Easygenerator moved into a new office and that gave me the “startup feeling” all over again.

We're pleased to announce another record year for us!

Unicorn Training

We also partnered with the University of London and Learning Age Solutions Ltd (LAS) and won the Gold Award for Best Use of Simulations or Virtual Environments at the Learning Technologies Awards.Peter Phillips, Unicorn CEO, said: “Each of our main business streams - content development, platform licences, off the shelf compliance solutions, and games and simulations - achieved double digit growth in the financial year.

E-learning ain't what it used to be

Clive on Learning

For close to forty years we have witnessed little change in the way these modules are designed, developed and displayed, even though the delivery channel has shifted from floppy disk to videodisc, from CD-ROM to the web browser. Business as usual.

8 Things That Modern Learners Look for in an Online Training Course


Online training used to involve dedicated computer terminals that featured the downloaded software or CD-ROMs. For example, inactive buttons or icons that are hidden among busy backgrounds. Modern learners are busy and often distracted. Are you giving your employees everything they need to succeed? Or is your online training course falling short of expectations?

Subscription Learning & Tools: 30 minute guide


Dollar Shave Club launched a subscription razor business and was acquired 4 year later for over $1 billion!!! Even eLearningArt (my business) transition to subscription images about 5 years ago. You get immediate access (no mailing CD-rom + install).

Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get to Work

Kapp Notes

This is where I have to roll up my sleeves and get busy. And the templates and tools are on a CD-ROM (how quaint) that comes with the book so you can take those samples in MS Word and get to work modifying and changing them. Whenever I tackle a new instructional design project one of the first things I do is look through my files for old instructional design projects. Where is that audience analysis checklist I developed?

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Corporate Training Choices Explained

Your Training Edge

The student takes the delivered CD-ROM disks and can participate in the training in geographically dispersed staff. offers 25+ years of training and talent management for executives, business owners, and top performing sales executives in taking the leap from the ordinary to extraordinary. Bryant’s business career has been based on his results-oriented style of empowering the individual. There are many types of corporate training.

Launch your LMS using these critical tactics


We have been subjected to this type of online learning for the past 10 years, and before that on CD-ROM. One area often overlooked is educating people within the business in how they can leverage a powerful tool like an LMS to benefit themselves and their teams.

LMS: Best Bet for Delivering Online Training


While many would argue that it is easier to upload an elearning course to a public Dropbox folder and then simply share the link with the learners or use the Intranet, CD-ROMs, USBs and so on, I would say that delivering online training via an LMS is a better option.

Training Standards

Tony Karrer

When CBT (CD-ROM based multimedia training) came out, there were a lot of different authoring tools and approaches that came along with it. In a prior post , Bill tells us that: I train Oracle programmers, primarily internal employees in the E-Business Suite (EBS) line of business, how to write J2EE-based applications for Oracle’s EBS product using our framework called Oracle Applications Framework (FWK). Bill Sawyer posted in response to my Conversation Topics post.

NoBS, The end of the MBA

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

From Seth Godin comes NoBS.the New Order Business School. The ONLY thing worth attending my graduate program for was the CD-ROM project that connected me with influencial Intel insiders (and a GREAT friend!) Brilliance! I would apply the sentiment to all other forms of formalized academia. Most of the technical learning came from the kids in the lab.the PhD'd instructors didn't have a clue about how the technology worked. Maybe that's changed.I doubt it. Seth nails it!

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

CertPoint VLS Portals – but only to a laptop or CD Rom – so not a mobile device. Avatars, Image characters, backgrounds that are business or work oriented. I love the end of the year.

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Knowledge and Learning In The News - 9/26/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

When I worked at [American Airlines subsidiary] Sabre, I spent $1 million on a CD-ROM project that failed. Business Leadership can be developed along three axes: Business, Functional, and Technical. Modelling Excellence - A Lesson For HR In China - Online Recruitment. The video takes an arrangement of Pachebel's Canon in D and really pushes it to the limit. Jimmy Hendrix he is not. He's actually better. Q & A with an Innovative Operator - MS Executive Circle.

The power of pictures - part 2

Clive on Learning

A few years back I co-authored an e-book/CD-ROM called Ten Ways to Avoid Death by PowerPoint. This is another case where The Business of Memory can help as they provide specific recommendations for remembering a speech.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

1980s CD ROMS. Technology Innovation Cycles: Some books about technology innovation if you want more on this -- James Utterback, Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation Clayton Christensen, The Innovators Dilemma (If youre doing well now, be careful because a new tech is being developed to disrupt your business.) Browserless web" -- ala Google Earth -- full networked application -- like CD ROMs days -- direct application.

The Evolution of L&D Tracking


Times have continued to change though: We’ve already witnessed a major shift at the beginning of the millennium from CD ROMs to online coursework, and then in the last few years to short form videos and micro learning content. Though the task to adapting to changes in technology can be daunting, L&D professionals have everything to gain by exploring new options and building a fresh L&D strategy which stands out as a business driver.

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Accidents Do Happen

The Learning Circuits

Because I knew the business and had helped design our software package, and because I was pretty good in front of a crowd, I ended up doing the training. One thing led to another and a couple of years later, I got hired at a small multi-media production company that developed corporate training programs delivered on CD ROMs. Because although I’m here completely by accident, I’ve tried to invest myself in this business with passion and spirit.

What’s in Your Toolbox?

CLO Magazine

However, despite volatility, survey results from the Chief Learning Officer magazine Business Intelligence Board (BIB) suggest that organizations are getting more sophisticated in their modality choice.

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E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is.well…

eLearning 24-7

CD-ROM and in some cases, DVD built courses. . Oh, there is also API (Application Program Interface) and Mashups (two more APIs – great example – Google Maps whereas they show restaurants, businesses, etc.). As many of you are aware the e-learning world is well known for its jargon. In turn it is this jargon that can create confusion and misunderstanding not only for newbies into the space but also for hardened veterans.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Business’s lingering love of bureaucracy, process, and legacy technology has fallen completely out of sync with what people need to do their best. It was the time when we delivered multimedia training on CD-ROMs (sometimes called CBTs)?

$1 million e-learning no more…


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Producing Podcasts: Some Considerations for Content Creators

The E-Learning Curve

Similarly, broadcasted material happens in real-time - the learner has no facility to 'rewind and play back' a presentation if they miss a point, unless they tape the program 'off the air' (if you're old enough to remember, you'll recall that this could be a messy business).