FRED – Responsive eLearning Made Easy

Upside Learning

Elearning has been evolving alongside web technologies and has come a long way from its earliest days of CD-ROM-based Authorware-created desktop-only solutions. As eLearning started being delivered through the Internet it became lighter (in bytes terms) and less sophisticated (richness- and interactivity-wise) to work well on low bandwidth dial-up connections. Then came Flash, which changed […].

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Raising the bar in eLearning

Logicearth

I’ve been in this industry since the early 1990s and I’ve seen eLearning evolve from dusty CD-ROMs to apps that can transform your learning and your life! This blog will help you demand better quality eLearning from your eLearning provider. It saddens me and makes me a little angry that I am still writing blog posts in 2018 about raising the bar in eLearning.

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The power of TinCan is slowly kicking in

Challenge to Learn

You can put learning content in in a website, an intranet, a CD-rom, a flash stick and still record the progress the learners has made. It’s now three weeks after mlearncon and for me the power of project TinCan is still sinking in. At first I thought:’Cool now we can measure learning experiences outside an LMS, that’s pretty big!’

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TechSmith Camtasia Studio: MenuMaker

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

MenuMaker packages documents, graphics, multimedia files and videos all into a single menu intended to be placed onto a CD-ROM, DVD or other type of drive. by Kevin Siegel. After producing your Camtasia projects, the net result is a collection of independent web files, scripts, videos and other assets.

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

Bottom-Line Performance

This meant only three or four respondents were citing these trends as tools or tactics in their talent development toolkits: Computer-based training (CD-ROMs). At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends. Articles on trends can be fun reads, but do they really help us see the future? Do trends really matter? I’ll let you decide. I went back and found a 1998 ATD (then ASTD) State of the Industry report.

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How to Make More Sense of Your Training Material

Origin Learning

To this list can be added presentation slides to be given away as CD-ROMs or downloadable web links; screenshots that can be printed or made available besides the training schedule; short videos that can also be made available as CD-ROMs or downloadable links. A Training Manual or Material is a compilation of instructions. It has an objective of developing an improved approach towards enhancing the productivity of a particular task.

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Difference between SCORM and AICC; benefits

Wizcabin

Speaking of the standard, it was initially created to only focus on CD-ROM based training.

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A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training

Litmos

Mailing CD-ROM courses to offices around the world was significantly cheaper than regularly sending instructors to the same sites. Companies providing CD-ROM training content boomed, as production no longer required programmers to create it. However the CD-ROM course market quickly waned, as we realized nobody enjoyed sitting at a computer for hours taking a training course.

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. Apart from a two-year stint selling tropical fish at a local pet shop when I was 16, my entire career has been in learning technology. Fresh out of university, I worked as a content developer and designed and authored hundreds of hours of online courses.

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eLearning Defined

Tony Karrer

Typically used to describe media such as CD-ROM, Internet, Intranet, wireless and mobile learning. It includes the delivery of content via Internet, intranet/extranet (LAN/WAN), audio- and videotape, satellite broadcast, interactive TV, CD-ROM, and more.

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Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

web, LMS, CD-ROM). I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. When do I use it? What do I like about it? What do I not like about it? For many tools, the answers are as expected. Again, the fact surfaces that not all tools are perfect but each tends to be targeted for specific use cases.

Five Easy Ways To Take Your Computer Literacy Skills To The Next Level Today

Coggno

Using CD-ROMs, DVDs, and other types of memory devices.

10 Great Moments in eLearning History

SHIFT eLearning

The Multimedia PC (MPC) came with a CD-ROM drive, meaning that the device can display video synced with audio. Alongside CD-ROMs came Microsoft Powerpoint, a modern presentation software quickly embraced by lecturers, executives, teachers and students. CD-ROMs quickly became a thing of the past. eLearning didn''t happen overnight. It''s a product of years of human ingenuity and innovation.

What's Better: eLearning or Classroom?

The Performance Improvement Blog

Putting a course on the Web or on a CD-ROM does not ensure performance improvement.( We need to examine the proliferation of Web-based education before it gets out of hand (It may be too late.). Online college courses are being promoted as the panacea for producing more college graduates and strengthening the workforce.

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. 20 years ago I was a struggling recent college graduate who had moved to Boston in the middle of a recession. I worked as the Assistant Aquatics Director at a JCC, teaching and coaching swimming. I had never heard of elearning and did not own a computer. I had never sent an email; I had never made a call on a mobile phone.

Lectora to Convert PowerPoint Presentations into Engaging E-learning

CommLab India

Lectora can be used to publish to various formats such as HTML5, Executable File (exe), CD-ROM, Course Mill, AICC, SCORM, and xAPI. In my previous blog, we have seen how to convert your PowerPoint presentations into e-learning courses using Adobe Captivate. In this post, we will see how to convert PowerPoint presentations using another widely used rapid authoring tool – Lectora Inspire.

The 18 Essential Steps of a Course Design

eFront

This step deals with a CD-ROM based LMS or a web-based LMS depending on the request of the customer. Install and configure to go live on the web-based LMS or distribute CD-ROMs to individuals for a computer based LMS. An eLearning course design and development is a major project that needs to be handled using the formal protocols of a project management life cycle. Here’s a good place to start if you are still in the “head scratching” phase of your new project.

The learning professional as storyteller

Clive on Learning

Back in 2003, I devoted a great deal of energy to the design of a new CD-ROM course entitled Ten Ways to Avoid Death by PowerPoint. Last year I worked on a major project to develop online courses for HR professionals. Most of the content was aimed at influencing behavioural change so, as the principal writer, I decided to major on storytelling as strategy for learning.

The Evolution of the “Common eLearning Man”

eLearning Brothers

Some content was converted/repurposed from textbooks to PDFs or interactive CD-Roms. Isn’t it amazing to think how far eLearning has come since the early 1990′s? It is truly remarkable how things have evolved so rapidly. When writing this post, I’ve been amazed how quickly technology is progressing and how it is starting to impact the methodology of content delivery. Without a doubt, eLearning is evolving for everyone.

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. Is there a way to train global employees with minimal costs? Yes, through eLearning. It imparts knowledge to global audiences in one go through devices such as desktops, laptops, and mobiles. In simple words, e-learning has brought the classroom to the learners’ doorstep. According to a report by Global Industry Analysts Inc.,

Benefits of a Digital Library for Associations and Non-Profit Organizations

Kitaboo

Storage Devices: CD-ROMs, optical storage devices, etc. CD-ROM. A digital library , also commonly called an electronic library, is a vast repository of documents and files in categorized digital form, available over the web or on hardware storage devices like memory disks, flash drives, etc. In these libraries, the access, preservation, and propagation of information take place in the digital form.

Encouraging Rookie Smarts

Web Courseworks

I remember spending hours at the bookstore learning how to create CD-ROMs; now most professional learning is done on the Internet. A few weeks ago, I attended ISA’s 2015 Annual Business Retreat, a summit for executives in the training industry. The keynote was Sparking Brilliant Work , by Liz Wiseman, President of the Wiseman Group, a high-profile leadership consulting firm.

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

Origin Learning

NetMeeting – Centra – etc.). · Video presentations. · Interactive Computer-based Training (CD-ROM). · Distance Learning. · On-line mentoring. · On-the-job-training. · Chat-rooms. · In-person mentoring. · Web-based community. · Knowledge Management System. The learning landscape is not constant, shifting the learning focus on learners, learning, skills, goals and attitude.

SCORM vs AICC: how do they compare?

Elucidat

When these standards were originally set up in 1993, they only focused on CD-ROM based training. Making your elearning SCORM compliant means that it’s set up in a way that lets it work with any of the major LMSs. Another set of standards that has the same aim is AICC. SCORM is much more widely used today, but that doesn’t mean we can forget about AICC entirely. Let’s look at both in more detail. What is SCORM? SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model.

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An eLearning revolution: From professional development to knowledge sharing

Challenge to Learn

We started in 1996 with a CD-rom version, that was followed in 2006 by a windows based edition. Internet has changed everything and it is changing eLearning fundamentally. It has become so easy to publish information instead of just consuming it. Posting information on the web doesn’t require any technical knowledge anymore. Now all of us can be creators. Sharing your knowledge is as easy as sharing your latest picture through the social media.

What’s hip in learning in France

Jay Cross

One outfit here claimed to deliver social learning experiences on CD-ROM. Today I attended two learning events in Paris, in the morning the iLearning Forum hosted by Sally Ann Moore and this afternoon Expo-Langues , the conference where Peter Isackson and I will be speaking tomorrow morning. Looking at other cultures inevitably teaches me about nuances I had failed notice in my own. Buzzwords travel from the U.S. to France incredibly fast.

PowerPoint Add-ins – Develop E-learning Courses Rapidly

CommLab India

Courses can be published to formats such as Flash, HTML, PDF, or CD-ROM. 77% of companies in the USA offer online training to improve the professional development of their employees, and the growth rate of this method of training is so rapid that it is expected to grow by 13% per year, up to 2017. Of all the companies that use e-learning, large companies hold a huge share of 30%. Are you thinking of implementing online training as one of your corporate training solutions?

Corporate Learning Laggards?

Tony Karrer

Interestingly, as we transitioned to delivery over the Internet - did I mention that Lexus Labs was delivered on six CD ROMs so it came with a CD ROM changer? - Last week I moderated a Technology Council event on Web 2.0 in Los Angeles. We had great speakers from IBM, Google, Sony, Microsoft, Move.com (Homestore) and others.

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

Unicorn Training

Since then we have evolved and grown as technology has advanced from floppy disks and CD-roms to the interconnected, permanently online digital world we live in today. We're extremely pleased to report record sales with operating profits exceeding £1m for the first time as we enter our 30th anniversary year.Our turnover hit a high of £7.8m – up almost 42% from £5.5m

Gramophone to IPod: What Has the Journey Got to do with E-learning Development

CommLab India

Initially, technology-enabled learning materials were delivered in the form of CD-ROMs. Change is the only constant. – Heraclitus. The world of audio players has come a long way in the last 70 years, from the days of the Gramophone to today’s iPods. As an e-learning professional, I believe the evolution of audio players has a lot in common with the evolution of online learning. The history of audio players as well as e-learning development can be divided into 4 phases.

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BLOG: Shelf Life - Inside the World of OTS

Unicorn Training

The move from CD-ROM to online was one such step and the rise of mobile learning is the latest. As the world gets increasingly mobile, Peter Phillips asks how can Off the Shelf (OTS) suppliers keep pace with industry innovation and demand as part of our special 25th anniversary digital publication. Here is a taste of what Peter has to say - to read the full article check out our 25 years digital publication here.

Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

But I’ve seen this before – it was called CBT (Computer based training with a CD-ROM). Better yet – there are plenty of authoring tools today who offer outputs for CD-ROM and DVD, which is saying CBT (granted with DVD). Why would someone want to take a rapid authoring tool course on a CD player? Oh and were you aware that some laptops and desktops no longer have a CD-ROM player, rather they have only DVD?

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. Learning facilitated by information technologies and problem solving skill enhanced by digital tools, is gaining momentum since last decade. I have previously talked about MOOCs and distance learning systems for both academic and corporate training scenarios.

Best Practices for Instructional Design in eLearning

Raptivity

Make sure your tool is well aligned to the output you want (LMS, CD-ROM, Mobile, Podcast etc). As technology progresses, assuring the quality of educational experience continues to increase in significance. This, in turn, has led to a surge in the number of Instructional Designers(IDs). IDs are seen as professionals who can facilitate explicit eLearning outcomes. The accomplishment of these outcomes are determined by the techniques used.

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

For many, their first experience with eLearning was educational computer games delivered via CD Rom. If you’re new to eLearning or online training, it can seem like you’re wading through alphabet soup with all the various anagrams and terminology used in this industry. SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?! Grab a spoon, and let’s dig in to the soup, with this eLearning glossary.

The Content Conversion Cause - Abhijit Kadle

Aptara

Director died alongside CD-ROMs, taking Shockwave with it, but Flash hung around. . The Content Conversion Cause - Abhijit Kadle. The longer your company has been in business, the more you’ve been creating training material, which has resulted in large libraries of content in various forms. Since the advent of e-learning, Macromedia products were popular, and enormous quantities of content were generated using platforms like Director and Flash.

Technology Advancement and Learning – Help or Hindrance?

Integrated Learnings

By Dean Hawkinson. On a recent trip to Jekyll Island, Georgia, I had the opportunity to reflect a bit on how far we have come with technology. On Jekyll Island, there is a monument set up by the Telephone Pioneers of America in remembrance of the first transcontinental phone call made from right there on the island on January 29, 1915, by then AT&T president Theodore Vail. The call included Mr. Vail, Alexander Graham Bell in New York, President Woodrow Wilson in Washington, D.C.,