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APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

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Unfortunately, too many vendors in the e-learning space have failed to see the power and potential of this capability, and have decided to ignore them. An API (Application Program Interface) enables an interface from a piece of software to communicate with another piece of software (in its simplest form) or multiple pieces of software (called a mashup). Twitter has APIs, so does Facebook, even Linkedin. Facebook. Hmm, mobile learning pushed to the next level?

What’s hurting the LMS market

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Revenues across the board are up, profit margins are healthy and competition is on-going (always a good thing). While this is a great concept for party decorations, it is not for a learning platform. Illogical – I often see systems that add features that seem as though they tossed a bunch of ideas on a wall and whatever stuck up there, went into their platform. A huge problem in the space. E-Learning 24/7. The LMS market is strong.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

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A trend that is happening in the LMS market more so than in the other e-learning markets, is the failure to follow their path of success. The problem here is that they developed a solution that is not made for 10,000 or more end users. While the global economy has yet to fully reverse itself, it is clear that many vendors believe it is, or realize that potential clients have no problem paying for it. You can share the content in Facebook with your Facebook friends.