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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Technology Advancement and Learning – Help or Hindrance?

Integrated Learnings

On a recent trip to Jekyll Island, Georgia, I had the opportunity to reflect a bit on how far we have come with technology. I also thought about how far technology has come in just under 100 years of that first phone call. There have been many leaps forward in technology for learning in the past 10 years. So, why do we as learning professionals tend to ignore these principles just to use the latest and greatest trends in technology? By Dean Hawkinson.

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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). These new reality technologies have been sitting on the horizon for years. Technology has finally gotten to the point where the opportunity is catching up to the promise. It is not about technology. In that time, some “trends” will morph into completely different technologies.

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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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Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

web, LMS, CD-ROM). Tags: Rapid eLearning eLearning Development eLearning Technology Frameworks Rapid Authoring Tools I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Thursday, June 28, 2007 Emerging Technologies in e-Learning I sat in on a lunchtime WebEx presentation with Gary Woodill -- Director, Research and Analysis, Brandon Hall Research. The topic: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning. Gary has worked on three "Emerging e-Learning" reports Emerging E-Learning Technologies: Have looked at 52 emerging technologies. 1980s CD ROMS. Now were into web 2.0 -- new technologies that werent there 10 years ago.

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. Learning Technology Lectora InspireIn 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.

4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

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. As an analyst a decade later, I wrote industry reports about learning management systems, authoring tools, and other technologies. In my current role with Absorb, I help organizations reduce the effort associated with managing learning by demystifying LMS technology. 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


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.

Encouraging Rookie Smarts

Web Courseworks

I’ve been in the learning technology industry for 30 years, and I’ve had to keep learning as different technologies have come and gone. I remember spending hours at the bookstore learning how to create CD-ROMs; now most professional learning is done on the Internet. A more recent example: a few years ago most interactive learning objects used Flash technology; now HTML5 is the new standard.

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eLearning Defined

Tony Karrer

eLearning / E-Learning - Broad definition of the field of using technology to deliver learning and training programs. 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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Benefits of a Digital Library for Associations and Non-Profit Organizations


Because of these technological disruptions, several existing libraries are being reconstructed as digital libraries, which provide abundant information to help fulfill a users’ fundamental objective of learning about a subject. Storage Devices: CD-ROMs, optical storage devices, etc.

10 Great Moments in eLearning History

SHIFT eLearning

Those were all read-only technologies, Web 1.0 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. During this time, a number of sophisticated technologies significantly boost the progress of eLearning.

What's Better: eLearning or Classroom?

The Performance Improvement Blog

Also, using elearning programs makes managers feel like they are staying on the cutting edge of technology. I published an article about this nearly 10 years ago in Educational Technology. Putting a course on the Web or on a CD-ROM does not ensure performance improvement.( In the past 10 years, the technology of online instruction has evolved considerably.

PowerPoint Add-ins – Develop E-learning Courses Rapidly

CommLab India

Courses can be published to formats such as Flash, HTML, PDF, or CD-ROM. Learning Technology Rapid Elearning Development77% 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%.

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. My children are adept at using these technologies. 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.

The Evolution of the “Common eLearning Man”

eLearning Brothers

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. Some content was converted/repurposed from textbooks to PDFs or interactive CD-Roms. The “common eLearning man” did not give up or become discouraged because of the advances in technology from 2000-2005. The turn of the millennium brought upgraded technologies, software, and methodologies.

Two innovations that have changed learning forever

Learning with 'e's

Earlier today in an interview for Sponge UK , I was asked the question: During your career in educational technology, what single innovation do you consider the most important? On the face of it, this could be quite a difficult question to answer, simply because I have been involved in the study of educational technology since 1976, almost 40 years. I witnessed the development of video cassette tapes, CD-ROMs, personal computers in the 70s and 80s but this was just the start.

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. This uses various synchronous technologies such as web conferencing, video conferencing, etc. 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.

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

Origin Learning

Today, technology has revolutionized the world in more ways than imagined, and has definitely impacted education too. 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.

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

CommLab India

This era saw a large number of technologies being employed to make gramophones, ranging from rubber discs to vinyl long playing records. Initially, technology-enabled learning materials were delivered in the form of CD-ROMs. New technologies of audio player miniaturization eliminated the need for listeners to be confined to one place or take the trouble of carrying “heavy” tape-recorders. Change is the only constant. – Heraclitus.

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Video Training for Learning & Solving Problems

Your Training Edge

Learning facilitated by information technologies and problem solving skill enhanced by digital tools, is gaining momentum since last decade. However, the training video used in old studies was mainly either broadcasted via TV programs or saved in CD-ROMs. Latest advances in communication and multimedia technologies have led to powerful learning systems with the best training video elements.

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.

BLOG: Shelf Life - Inside the World of OTS

Unicorn Training

Technology trends also create costs. Generally OTS companies don’t need to be as close to the technological edge as bespoke businesses, and will often potter along at the same pace as the slowest of their major clients. But major step changes in technology can create substantial conversion costs. The move from CD-ROM to online was one such step and the rise of mobile learning is the latest.

Corporate Learning Laggards?

Tony Karrer

Last week I moderated a Technology Council event on Web 2.0 The point that Matt made was the corporate IT has gone from leading technology innovation to being a laggard that adopts after consumers. 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? - in Los Angeles.

Best Practices for Instructional Design in eLearning


As technology progresses, assuring the quality of educational experience continues to increase in significance. Make sure your tool is well aligned to the output you want (LMS, CD-ROM, Mobile, Podcast etc). 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.

The Content Conversion Cause - Abhijit Kadle


Director died alongside CD-ROMs, taking Shockwave with it, but Flash hung around. . Information Technology. 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.

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. LMS- A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application or web-based technology for managing the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of training programs, continuing education, professional development, credentialing, online events, and eLearning programs.

Computer Aided Learning: From pre-history to where we’re at in late 2018

Ed App

Once home computers (and PCs in particular) became relatively-ubiquitous in the 1990s they were quickly followed by CD-ROM-based educational software and reference material (including digitised encyclopedias ).

John Maeda The Art of Leadership #LSCon

Learning Visions

Humanity and Technology The disruption of TVs, computers, mobile (a tv on your face…) Technology realizes progress at light speed…electrons travel at light speed; people don’t. Technology…delivery text, images, music, movies…there’s a pattern across CD ROMS to browsers to phones…we’re kind of stuck in this loop now. STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Opening keynote session with John Maeda, President of Rhode Island School of Design.

The future of e-Learning, according to Kasper Spiro | Change to learn

Challenge to Learn

We published them on CD-ROM’s as Computer Based training (CBT). He mentioned Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR Model of the Technology Adoption Life Cycle. Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with no functional change. Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with functional improvement. Technology allows for significant task redesign. Technology allows for the creation of new tasks,previously inconceivable.

Usability and e-Learning – The Critical Connection

Learning Cafe

E-learning is education via different technologies. It can include the delivery of content via Internet, intranet/extranet (LAN/WAN), audio- and videotape, satellite broadcast, interactive TV, CD-ROM, and more. E-learning is not the traditional classroom based, direct, face-to-face interaction with the teacher but nevertheless involves interaction of a different kind – with technology. Technology is also the means of interaction with the teacher.

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. The truly good news is that while we have lost Flash/Flex we have gained other media and technology that can transform your current training strategy into a more effective learning system that can drive performance beyond the formal training of the past. Part 3 of Part 4.

What are SCORM and AICC, By the Way?

CommLab India

SCORM and AICC are learning technology standards that determine how e-learning courses interact with learning management systems (LMSs). Most LMSs comply with both learning technology standards. This technical standard, developed by an international non-profit association of technology professionals, can be used for e-learning courses of any industry. So SCORM and AICC are learning technology standards that help e-learning courses and LMSs communicate with each other.


What is Computer-Based Training?

Growth Engineering

It can also refer to learning via CD-ROMs, or even (gasp!) As it took the world by storm, it’s no surprise that learning technologies enthusiasts were keen to take advantage as well. In this section of our Online Learning Glossary , we’re going to be tackling one of the biggest, baddest grand-daddies of online learning jargon! Anyone looking into an online learning solution will soon find themselves face-to-face with the term ‘Computer-Based Training’, or CBT.

Instructional Design for Mobile Learning #id4mlearning

Learning Visions

raise your hand while interacting with a CD ROM). Technology Advancements: Here’s what’s changed… Computers Internet Gaming & Interactive Social or Informal Use these tools/strategies/realities – differently. These are my live blogged notes from a webinar today with Float Learning: Instructional Design for Mobile #id4mlearning. Advance apologies for typos or incoherence… Brought to us today by: Adam Bockler, Float Gary Woodill, Sr.

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. I think about how the incremental advances in technology, over years, lead to significant changes in the things technology enables. Today we are wireless, both terrestrially with our interpersonal communication devices, as well as through space-based communication technology that is invisible to most of us. DevLearn 2017 Recap.