5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

For some instructional designers the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act can become a source of confusion, frustration, and anxiety during eLearning course design. If web accessibility issues for disabled users aren’t accounted for and addressed at the outset of the design process, the back end of a project can morph into an imposing labyrinth of alt-text, tabbing, transcript, and template color contrast nightmares.

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How to Write a Winning RFP to Hire the Best E-learning Vendor

CommLab India

Have you, as a training manager or L&D professional, shortlisted e-learning vendors to develop customized learning solutions for your organization? A training manager followed certain e-learning vendor selection criteria and received the following proposals from two different e-learning vendors. The first vendor proposed a simple e-learning solution with a set of multiple choice questions for assessments, at a cost of $20,000. Specific questions about the vendor.

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2017 Brandon Hall Awards Ceremony: An Elegant Evening

Web Courseworks

The Web Courseworks team won a Bronze Award for our Quality Improvement Education platform. Me, receiving Web Courseworks’ award and taking a selfie upon receiving award from Brandon Hall Group’s Michael Rochelle. Attendees consisted of a who’s who of top eLearning vendors and Fortune 500 company Learning and Development managers. Read our press release to learn more about why Web Courseworks was selected as a recipient of the Bronze award in 2016.

Holiday Giveaway from E-Learning 24/7

eLearning 24-7

Many of us, see e-learning vendors who put $$$ ahead of their customers. Thus, it is wonderful to see vendors who have stepped forward and said, “we care&#. “We value you&#. The Vendors (alphabetical order, followed by giveaway). Link to web site is located within the vendor’s name. If you are selected as a winner, your information will be sent to the vendor who will communicate directly with you – regarding the prize.

LMS Identify

eLearning 24-7

You will not forget them when you view a demo, nor when you are looking at the company’s web site or literature. What about a payment gateway – does the LMS vendor assist you with this or do you have to find your own? Drilling down, will provide you with additional information you need to ask and know, and as a result, even when looking at a potential vendor’s site, you will be able to see what they offer in this area. Welcome, Welcome. How are you today?

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Product Review: Litmos LMS

eLearning 24-7

Segment as a whole is growing in terms of vendors. LMSs Segment Breakout (By the percentage of total number of vendors in each segment). Vendor: Litmos. Simple WBT (Web Based Training) structure is as follows: Course-Chapter-Page, and within the Page (elements or text or just text in each page), and under this premise – a “Page&# can be a survey, or an assessment or an activity. So what makes a Lite LMS different from a Standard LMS?

Holiday Giveaway from E-Learning 24/7

eLearning 24-7

Many e-learning vendors put $$$ ahead of their customers. Thus, it is wonderful to see vendors who have stepped forward and said, “we care&# , “we value you&# , by offering giveaways during this holiday season. The Vendors (alphabetical order, followed by giveaway). Link to web site is located within the vendor’s name. In one case, the vendor will be mailing the prize to you. They see us a data point to place in their bottom line.

LMS Contracts – What U Must Have, Need 2 Know

eLearning 24-7

Ahh, you have found your vendor, everything in the world is at peace. stuff): There are some very detailed information in regards to LMS contracts and this blog is not a legal representation of contracts, rather it is based on personal experience with LMS vendors. If they make changes to the contract, send it back to the vendor and have the vendor make those changes in the contract before they send it back to you. so its the webinar, sans the web conferencing angle.

LMS Moneyball

eLearning 24-7

Web site. If you need some additional tweaks – maybe it is included “free&# (again, already calculated ahead of time, by them (the vendors – as an enticement) or street priced. Same approach LMS/LCMS vendors take when it comes to their systems. Your company is going places and your LMS vendor could be part of that expansion and more importantly, as you expand – you will need more SEATS – thus MORE REVENUE for your vendor.

LMS Contracts – What U Must Have, Need 2 Know

eLearning 24-7

Ahh, you have found your vendor, everything in the world is at peace. stuff): There are some very detailed information in regards to LMS contracts and this blog is not a legal representation of contracts, rather it is based on personal experience with LMS vendors. If they make changes to the contract, send it back to the vendor and have the vendor make those changes in the contract before they send it back to you. so its the webinar, sans the web conferencing angle.

10 Reasons Every University Must Invest in Online Program Development

Hurix Digital

Related: 9 Reasons for the Growth of eLearning in Education. Online resources open up avenues for communication and collaboration through features such as video conferencing, web conferencing and collaboration, video capture and storage, social media and information sharing.

LMS Support: Top questions you’re not asking your LMS vendors — but should

Blue Sky eLearn

There are many important factors to consider when narrowing down the list of hundreds of vendors to your top three or four possible solutions. It’s important to ask questions that matter most to your eLearning success. Director of Business Development for Blue Sky eLearn.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). The reason was simple– it was an easier way to achieve the multimedia integration needed to deliver engaging content over variety of media (standalone CD based and then transitioning to web based). It blurred the boundaries between the design and development of eLearning content.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). The reason was simple– it was an easier way to achieve the multimedia integration needed to deliver engaging content over variety of media (standalone CD based and then transitioning to web based). It blurred the boundaries between the design and development of eLearning content.

Micro to Macro

eLearning Weekly

I started in the world of computer science and web programming, but quickly transitioned to educational technology and then eLearning. Building eLearning courses came naturally to me because I was used to building web sites and web applications. I had a micro focus on eLearning; I was intently concentrated on a very small piece of the overall learning and development picture. Web site development / web application development.

Ensuring An Effective Transition From Flash To HTML5

Wizcabin

There are numerous benefits attached to outsourcing your projects to the right vendor. Before outsourcing your project to an eLearning vendor, you must consider auditing your flash courses. Responsive eLearning is a design approach that focuses on responsive web design.

7 Tips To Stay Ahead Of eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes

Infopro Learning

Are you up to date with the latest eLearning technologies and methodologies? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to adapt to changes and stay ahead of eLearning trends. How To Stay Ahead OF eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes. Part of the eLearning job description is identifying top eLearning trends and then using them to our advantage. Here are 7 insider tips to stay one step ahead of eLearning trends and adapt to our ever-evolving industry.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). The reason was simple– it was an easier way to achieve the multimedia integration needed to deliver engaging content over variety of media (standalone CD based and then transitioning to web based). It blurred the boundaries between the design and development of eLearning content.

Tinder for Outsourcing Vendors

eLearning Brothers

To that end, selecting and building a relationship with your vendors is a lot like building a relationship in your personal life. More or less, you want the same things from your business vendors. Unfortunately, selecting a suitable vendor is a lot like using Tinder. Your only recourse is to flip through vendors until you find one attractive enough. However, choosing the wrong vendor could waste your valuable resources and threaten your business.

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7 Tips To Stay Ahead Of eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes

Infopro Learning

Are you up to date with the latest eLearning technologies and methodologies? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to adapt to changes and stay ahead of eLearning trends. How To Stay Ahead OF eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes. Part of the eLearning job description is identifying top eLearning trends and then using them to our advantage. Here are 7 insider tips to stay one step ahead of eLearning trends and adapt to our ever-evolving industry.

eLearning On The Rise

Upside Learning

It seems more and more like this recession will further enhance the position of eLearning amongst various training options an organization could choose from for their learning and development initiatives. Then In May I’d posted about the growth of eLearning outsourcing as projected by an India-based research agency – Valuenotes and more recently about how training companies are adopting eLearning using us as their training back-office.

Building Responsive HTML5 Learning with Bootstrap at DevLearn 2017

Learning Dojo

To try something new that is not your standard way of building eLearning. All sound like cliches that any good eLearning vendor would tell you, but I really do. Being a web developer myself, it is easy to see that the eLearning industry does not take full advantage of what the web world can do. This is why I always try to speak on web technologies at major learning industry events like this years eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference.

Learning Technologies UK wrap-up

Clark Quinn

The conference was held on the 3rd floor of the conference hall, while floors 1 and ground hosted the exposition: the ground floor hosted the learning and skills (think: training) exhibits while the 1st floor held learning technology (read: elearning) vendors. He has a web x.0 I had the pleasure of speaking at the Learning Technologies ’11 conference, talking on the topic of games.

Learn Amp Product Review

eLearning 24-7

If a vendor uses Zapier for example as their key integration (it has hundreds of connectors), yeah, they qualify here. A solid marketplace is one that offers free content (via the web or the vendor themselves) and fee-based (most 3rd party).

How will new digital accessibility regulations impact the eLearning sector?

Learning Pool

eLearning professionals who understand the benefits of creating products and services which are accessible for everyone, including people with permanent, temporary or situational impairments, have long been disappointed by the lack of engagement with digital accessibility in the eLearning sector. So, what is the new legislation and why do many people believe that it is a ‘game-changer’ for the eLearning industry? Are the regulations enough to engage the eLearning industry?

Content Creation and Curation in eLearning – Make the Difference Work

CommLab India

When creating an online course, we eLearning vendors request our clients to provide us with all the necessary content for the course, and then also talk about creating new content. However, knowing the difference between content curation and content creation is not enough, and we need to define the roles that each of them play individually, as well as together, in eLearning. eLearning Design Instructional design

DevLearn 2013 Summary

Geenio

In late October an annual eLearning conference dedicated to training within companies - DevLearn 2013 – was held in Las Vegas. The conference and the exhibition were organized by the eLearning Guild, which is one of the most active and dominant elearning communities (The second one being ASTD). Let’s start from a well-known vendor – Articulate, which continues to develop tools for tests. The eLearning Brothers’ products have become the model product in the market.

Two More Apex Awards for Upside Learning

Upside Learning

Well, the core of what we do is communication and Apex has categories for the kind of work eLearning vendors do. The Apex awards are given in 122 communication categories , there are 11 main categories including: newsletters; magazines and journals; maga-papers and newspapers; annual reports; brochures, manuals and reports; video and electronic publications; Web and intranet sites; campaigns, programs and plans; writing; design and illustration; and special publications.

Two More Apex Awards for Upside Learning

Upside Learning

Well, the core of what we do is communication and Apex has categories for the kind of work eLearning vendors do. The Apex awards are given in 122 communication categories , there are 11 main categories including: newsletters; magazines and journals; maga-papers and newspapers; annual reports; brochures, manuals and reports; video and electronic publications; Web and intranet sites; campaigns, programs and plans; writing; design and illustration; and special publications.

The 5 Most Essential LMS Security Features

TalentLMS

Whether you’re doing online corporate training or selling commercial training courses, the security of your eLearning portal is something you should take very seriously. LMS security features to demand from your eLearning vendor. In this post, we’ll go through the five most important LMS security features you should demand from your eLearning solutions vendor. The web started out as an unsafe piece of technology.

Training Standards

Tony Karrer

You can find posts aggregated via eLearning Learning - 100 Conversations. Bill has quite a few questions in his post: eLearning is suffering from the Beta/VHS or Blu-ray/HD-DVD challenge. For example, it is elearning? eLearning? See some thoughts at: eLearning or e-Learning vs. learning , but I somewhat agree with Jay Cross (who coined the term eLearning) that it's not worth a whole lot of time trying to define it too closely.

"Don't Touch/Wet Paint!" - "E"-Learning Vendors Try to Go "M"

mLearning Trends

I had a good chuckle today after receiving my latest emailed copy of the eLearning Guild 's eLearningInsider update. A linked feature story in the update that immediately caught my eye was titled " Best Practices for Creating Mobile Learning Content " and clicking that link shuttled me over to SumTotal's corporate web site where I registered to download their latest mobile-related white paper.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, March 23, 2009 Market Differences in eLearning Im a fan of the number 42. Sreya Dutta (Instructional Design: On the road to learning ) responded to a thread in the comments about the eLearning market in India: Cammy, thanks for this interesting post. I agree with Rupa and Poonam on the elearning industry in India but there are variations too.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Traditional "e"-learning vendors will all jump into the "m"-learning and social networking spaces with "first generation" offerings they believe will address the mobile requirements of their customers and prospects; these early efforts will prove largely ineffective as evidenced by their many iterative and incremental updates, retries and course corrections. Others vendors will quickly follow/respond. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Vendors don’t make money from informal learning. So the worker checks Google or SlashDot or other resources on the web to see who’s got books or articles or blogs or case studies on her topic. eLearning vendors look at another set of economics. First-generation eLearning had blending all wrong. The eLearning Forum conducts a monthly educational meeting. The interoperability made possible by Web services standards, both.NET and J2EE, changes the game.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. It needs to be repurposed for eLearning. Also, often times a client does not give the vendor enough concrete details so vendors have to make assumptions about content.

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LIVE BLOG - Craig Weiss 'eLearning 2020' Seminar

Unicorn Training

Live updates throughout the day from Craig Weiss' 'eLearning 2020' Seminar at The Kia Oval. eLearning Age's Clive Snell wrapping up the day - "Craig, fantastic input, fantastic views, we love the controversy and we hope to you again very soon!" Relevance of gamification for adults Offline access LMS has meant eLearning management system traditionally - now to manage all learning across organisation. Do you want put eLEarning inside and app?