Learning Content Development: The Agile Way With Xyleme

Infopro Learning

Content is king.” Considering the dynamic business environment, content is one of the biggest assets that many companies strive to manage. With continuously evolving technology, we have a fleet of powerful content authoring and publishing tools at our disposal. These powerful tools help us to manage, reuse, and repurpose content in an Agile way. Xyleme not only eases the pace for content development, but also reduces the development time and effort.

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An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development

The E-Learning Curve

As I'm in the process of updating my website ’s Learning Content Management System (LCMS), I though it would be interesting to discuss open source environments, and how they can be implemented in an e-learning content development ecosystem. Context When I began developing my website and blog, I decided to use an open standards approach during the course of their initial development, as much for philosophical as for financial or any other reasons.


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Effective Rapid eLearning from Classroom Learning Content?

Vignettes Learning

Therefore, it is only logical to assign them the development of content in line with their expertise. Yet, developers must be constantly aware that content developed by SMEs for onsite classroom may not be as useful if used for rapid elearning. This is a reminder even for the best trainers who are inclined to take a short cut by using content not designed for rapid elearning. I used the movie Karate Kid (1984) as a metaphor for eLearning development.

Best Elearning Courses for You: Custom Content or Off-the-shelf Courses

Hurix Digital

There has been a move from the regular and mundane classroom techniques, to the fresh and modern methods of eLearning which is now used to create a more conducive learning experience with custom elearning content development. Nature of content. For specific content.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Digital Audio Basics

The E-Learning Curve

Well-designed, planned, narrated and produced audio content has the facility to engage the audience and transport the listener, providing the right cognitive environment for learning or entertainment or whatever goal the podcast seeks to achieve. When recording voice-over narration, capture all of your audio at 16 bit, 44.1KHz, in mono using the WAV format in Windows, Au format for Unix-based systems (like Linux), and AIFF for Apple Mac. References : Nowlan, D.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Critically Analyzing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

I've looked at what you say, and how you say it, dipping liberally into the eighty or so years of accumulated skills and knowledge from radio broadcasting to reinforce my arguments - after all, content is king, and radio is still the place where people talk. Recording and producing your own content is great fun, and I hope you'll find that there's tremendous satisfaction to be had creating and crafting your own little corner of the internet.

How language affects the performance of eLearners

Vignettes Learning

Heidi Grant writes that language can either take the promotion or prevention format. Since these language formats have specific effects on the listeners, each should be used appropriately. eLearning instructional designers should be aware of the implications of the promotion and prevention formats. Indeed, the language used in content affects the performance of eLearners. Reference The Secret to Effective Motivation by HBR Idea Cast Ray Jimenez, PhD.

Creating Great Stories for eLearning

Vignettes Learning

Systematically collected stories can become a reference library for elearning programs. In this article, our objective is to learn how to find great stories that fit the nature of the content you want to stress. SRIA is a microcosm or nucleus of converting a small content into a story format. Best practices are usually what we refer to when pointing learners towards success. Our software developers wondered what was going on here.

Keeping Interactivity at the Center of Rapid Development

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Yet, in many cases, the phrase “rapid development” has become synonymous with cranking out content that resembles an online book format. Forward-thinking organizations have figured out how to balance learning development, much in the same way we’ve figured out how to create blended learning. Interactivity and Instructional Design Dont wait till too late in the course development cycle to apply interactivity.

E-Learning Authoring Tools Characterized

The E-Learning Curve

E-Learning authoring tools are part of a larger organizational infrastructure and learning ecosystem which typically includes hardware, software, content delivery mechanisms, and processes that support the delivery and management of learning programs. Broadly speaking, an authoring tool is a software package which developers use to create and package content for delivery to end users. More. __ References: Horton, W.,

Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open Office.org

The E-Learning Curve

Having discussed two key components of this Open Environment for E-learning; an XML-based authoring and content-generation tool, and an image-manipulation application, today I will discuss an XML-based productivity suite - a word processor, spreadsheet application, and presentation tool called OpenOffice.org. One of the main benefits of using XML-based tools (as we will see in a future post) is that it facilitates a "create once, reuse many times" approach to content objects.

Why is podcasting so successful if 93 percent of communication is nonverbal?

The E-Learning Curve

According to Mehrabian and Ferris (1967, pp.248-52) 55% of impact is determined by body language - facial expressions, eye contact, body posture, gesture 38% by tone of voice 7% by the content or the words used in the communication process Anyone who has ever taken a course on presenting will have heard the instructor assert the axiomatic 55-38-7 formula to their learners as if it were inviolable, like fundamental physical constants like 0 Kelvin , c , or that TOS is better than TNG *.

LMS Utility For Content Providers: Helping Content Companies Sell Better, Market Better


Within the plethora of organizations utilizing LMS for their training management needs, a large chunk of learning management system users are content companies which create and sell e-courses to other organizations. So modern LMS should build in value for learning content companies and accommodate their needs. Here are some LMS features that can create value for content development companies: Visual appeal and logical structure.

How Omni-Channel Publishing Makes Your Job Easier


Learning content doesn’t just live in an instructor-led training (ILT) , virtual instructor-led training (v ILT) , or eLearning bubble anymore. If you’re developing content, you have to deliver lots of different experiences to different audiences.

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Is E-learning Content Repurposing The Answer To Effective Use Of Available Resources?


With increased popularity of e-learning in the corporate world, it is a good idea to build in the scope of repurposing content, especially when creating custom e-learning content. By creating a strategy that takes into account all available resources, we can reap the benefits of repurposing by improving the speed and quality of e-learning content development. These learning objects are then reused to create further learning content. Blog Content Repurposing

Challenges and Solutions of creating e-Learning Solutions for an Enterprise-Wide Global Audience


By following best practices of e-learning content development, organizations can avoid common mistakes and create impactful learning content for international learners. Creating a uniform tone that will appeal to all audience profiles: Different learners have varied learning preferences and it is difficult to find the same tone across all e-learning content.

Rapid e-Learning: Increasing Speed of Development, Reducing Cost and Meeting e-learners' Needs

Vignettes Learning

How do I decide which approach can dramatically increase the speed of development and how do I calculate the returns? How do I work effectively with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to obtain content? What strategy ensures that the software meets rapid development and cost objectives? › Our e-Learning programs are at least 50% heavy (too much content) and at least 75% cumbersome (too much control) than what is required by e-learners.

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Rapid e-Learning Design and Development

Vignettes Learning

How do I decide which approach can dramatically increase the speed of development and how do I calculate the returns? How do I work effectively with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to obtain content? What strategy ensures that the software meets rapid development and cost objectives? › Our e-Learning programs are at least 50% heavy (too much content) and at least 75% cumbersome (too much control) than what is required by e-learners.

Stop Creating Content Landfills – Reuse & Recycle Content to Improve Sustainability


But have you ever considered applying these tried-and-true measures to your proprietary content? Recycling has become a common practice in our everyday lives, yet when we think about content development, we rarely think about reuse. Leverage Existing Content. “I

Which is More Compelling to the Learners: Facts or Stories?

Vignettes Learning

In every learning experience there are two parts: the mechanical or factual information; and the organics The mechanics are objectives, descriptions, procedures, methods, references and others. Unfortunately, in converting content to e-learning, many developers only migrate the facts as printed in handouts. They fail to migrate the organics into the e-learning format. Topics this issue: 1. Which is more compelling to the learners: facts or stories?

LMS-Agnostic eLearning Should Be Your New Strategy

JCA Solutions

Training content providers who are eager to grow revenue and expand their opportunities are embracing LMS-agnostic eLearning. This strategy allows them to scale their reach by distributing eLearning content to more customers, regardless of which LMS the customer uses.

Top 5 Content Authoring Tools You Need to Know About


A content authoring tool refers to software that enables you to create interactive digital training content , easily convert it into different formats, and offer it to learners either through the web or a learning management system. Top Content Authoring Tools 1.

The L&D maturity curve

E-Learning Provocateur

Over time, the traditional classroom-based delivery of such courses has increasingly given way to online modules, but that’s merely a change in format – not strategy. For example, I see the informalisation of learning as an opportunity to deliver the content (for example, via a wiki) which can be consumed at the discretion of the employee. The focus of the course then pivots to the application of the content, which is the point of learning it in the first place.

Adaptive eLearning in Corporate Space – Opportunities and Challenges


Which in plain English translates into dynamic learning paths as per learner’s progress, presenting content in instructional format which is most suitable for the learner, and providing feedback to the learner while he/she is navigating through the course basis her navigation patterns and assessment scores etc. So it’s a win-win all the way – for technology provider, educational institute, content provider, and the student as well.

SCORM 101: The Definitive Guide to Choose a SCORM Compliant LMS


5 Adding SCORM content on LearnWorlds. SCORM, which stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model , is an eLearning standard for educational content. high-quality content, and. a reliable LMS or learning platform that can read, run and report on that content.


12 Best Learning Content Management System Software for Enterprise Companies


Unlike a standard LMS — which is optimized primarily for the student experience — learning content management system software (LCMS or LCMSS) places an equal emphasis on students and administrators. Make sure the formatting is transferred properly (or troubleshoot if it isn’t).

Back to basics: What is SCORM?


SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model. SCOs – or Shareable Content Objects – are the individual trackable pieces of elearning, so these might be whole courses or one page. A newer standard, xAPI (sometimes called Tin Can) has been developed.


Are you able to personalize your content? LCMS 3.7 can help you!


Hence the expectation that learning content delivered to them is personalized to their specific needs as well. Xyleme LCMS has always promoted the creation of content in granular and platform agnostic form to provide rapid reuse and delivery to the most appropriate output format. Authoring content this way is the foundation for personalized learning. This can be used, for example, to tag content based on geography, department, role and competency.

Five Golden Rules of ARIA To Support Accessibility

Magic EdTech

Fifty-seven million Americans have a disability – that’s a number that you cannot afford to exclude from access to digital content and information. . Various assistive technologies can help people with disabilities to access electronic content without any difficulty.


How to Create Online Course Modules for Employee Training

Hurix Digital

This builds the case for organizations to provide high-quality content and training to their staff. Simply put, an online employee training module refers to one structured section of an eLearning program. Step 3: Plan the Content Format-.

8 Questions To Ask About Your eLearning Audience


The fundamental step towards meaningful learning material development is to identify the learners. What eLearning format will be best for your audience: synchronous, asynchronous or blended learning? If blended or synchronous format is not possible, create highly interactive and branched scenarios for the asynchronous format. Some materials may be static and might be offered in the asynchronous format.

Top Ten Tips in Instructional Design


You can find the content used in the video here. Webinar Course Content. The first step in developing great content is to know what and why students are learning and how you are going to assess them. This seems obvious, but you would be surprised how many people start building content without thinking about this. Ensuring that your content is aligned with your objectives and assessment is only possible if you create a plan from the beginning.

The 8 best SCORM authoring tools to watch for 2021


An authoring tool can be used to create and maintain web-based content. It’s created in a standardized course structure that can be exported in several different formats. SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model. Publishing content is time-consuming.

Proof of Disruptions - Tip #125

Vignettes Learning

In other words, disruptive innovation, or new technology disrupting the status quo in learning and development. As my friend and expert on learning and development Brent Schlenker , rightly puts it: The way I see it, new technology disrupts learning in three ways: Need-based content production. Electronic tools have made data collection faster, spurring production of content centered on learners’ needs. Reduction of content development costs.

ELearning course development: How to choose the right authoring tool

Ed App

Choosing an eLearning authoring tool can sometimes feel like an effort even bigger than actually creating a course, however it is the key driver of learning course development. Content Responsiveness. Do you want to develop multiple versions of the same course?


10 Benefits of Converting PDF to ePUB

Hurix Digital

The rise of digital technology has opened up fresh avenues for digital publishers and authors to add features such as audio, video, graphics and animations to their content and make their storytelling more exciting, engaging, immersive and entertaining. Features such as gamification and simulation are increasingly being used by organizations to liven up their training content and motivate learners to charter their own learning journeys. What is ePUB Format?

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

He frequently shares about accessible elearning development through our Learning Dispatch blog and newsletter. We already ensure that elearning is available on multiple platforms, including learning management systems and mobile; we focus on learning and performance (not just learning and development); we align training outcomes with business goals. It’s sometimes referred to as web-based training, sometimes as online training. Back to Table of Contents]. Development.

Cut to 30% eLearning Development Costs

Vignettes Learning

Focus efforts on must learn, probably around 20% of the content. Develop images only for some 20% of the content. Develop exercises, tests, games and simulation only on the 10% of the 20%. • for the 80% references type of content. Oftentimes industry experts calculate eLearning development time by computing seat time. Let us do the rough math. Assuming a typical one hour eLearning costs $35,000. This is how Do-it-Yourselfers think and do.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


Accessibility means course content can be used by people with varying abilities and disabilities. eLearning content developers and instructional designers should aim to make courses clear, easy to understand, and simple to complete. This approach prompts learners to read, discuss, and solve problems in order to synthesize course content. ADDIE (Analysis Design Development Implementation). CDN (Content Delivery Network). CMS (Content Management System).

7 Reasons Why You Must Convert Flash Games to HTML5

Hurix Digital

Adobe Flash is a software platform designed to support multimedia content production and display. In addition, it relies on Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR), a cross-platform environment, for creating and delivering content to users on their desktop computers as well as mobile devices.