State of the E-Learning Industry 2017

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3rd party courseware providers (ex: Skillsoft, Wiley). Courseware marketplaces (OpenSesame, udemy, Coursera). Basics include the convert PPT into a course (yuck). 3rd Party Courseware Providers. The days of people going directly to the courseware provider, getting the courses, and then having them either in their LMS or sitting on the courseware providers servers, with behind the scenes LMS appearance, is slowing down.

Benefits of Having a 3rd Party Authoring Tool


The companies we recommend (and use ourselves) are well established and have extensive product knowledge and creation experience under their belts; therefore they deliver quality courseware authoring products! #2: When you develop courses within a 3 rd party Authoring tool you are able to publish and keep those courses under your safe umbrella/on your server, outside of your LMS.

Learning Management System – LMS

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The two main components are the server and the user interface. Think of the server as the computer hardware which allows the system to run. A top-level LMS comes with a free library of reputable, thoughtful, expertly-designed courseware. Not so when the PPT is online.