5 Major Players in Distance Learning


Due to the growing elearning industry, the number of distance learning providers is also growing. Distance learning is growing so much, even Google is getting into the game. To explore the distance learning major players in more detail, let me introduce Allie Cooper – an individual who has a passion for all things learning, education technology, and the latest industry happenings. million students have greatly benefited from distance learning.

The Biggest Players In the Microlearning Industry Today

Ed App

Multinational corporations and governments are grappling with the fast paced changes to their markets, student needs and learning is now an at scale, cross border issue that needs a different type of learning than that which has been used in the past. Microlearning, with its roots tied firmly in the science of learning, spaced repetition and knowledge retention has become a go to solution for many companies and institutions trying to solve this issue.


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Design e-Learning Like a Game Developer: Provide Incentives for Good Work

Kapp Notes

The search for gold coins, for example, encourages the player to explore the environment and learn more about the game-space in which they are playing. When you see a master warlock with all his robes, crowns and staff, you know that player has achieved the highest level possible in the game. The player’s character is rewarded with goodies that are visible and can be worn. This is seen as a reward by the player and they work hard to move from level to level.

eLearning Trends To Watch Out For In 2021

Tesseract Learning

We will look at some key trends that will reshape the learning landscape in the coming year and beyond. Several surveys indicate that Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to grow and will continue to be the number one trend in the technology space for years to come. Adaptive Learning.

Unicorn is now part of The Access Group!

Unicorn Training

The Access Group, today announced the acquisition of Unicorn, the UK’s leading provider of learning technology solutions. The acquisition of Unicorn, comes hot on the heels of the acquisition of Riliance, the UK leader for Online Training, Compliance and Risk Management in the UK’s Legal Sector and signals Access’s intent to be a major player in Digital Learning across multiple industries.

eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

This isn't the dumbing-down of the specification or possibilities it holds for the industry so much as it is the provision of accessible, entry-level ways to take advantage of xAPI as a stepping stone to providing deeper learning experiences across the whole enterprise.   Why the focus on elearning tools and platforms that look like learning management systems when xAPI promises to let us all break free of that hardened infrastructure?

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Authoring Tools for E-Learning: The Definitive Guide


Benefits and Challenges of E-Learning Authoring Tools. Your authoring tools are your painting supplies in this scenario, as they enable course creation, while your frame is your learning management system (LMS) which houses your learning content.

Mobile Learning Report Shows Significant Increase in Intent to do MORE mLearning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Mobile Learning: The Time is Now was just released by The eLearning Guild. With the mobile market being the fastest growing industry you'd be wise to pay attention to how mobile devices impact your learning audience and in turn how you develop and deliver your learning solutions. Guild members have shared the impact of mobile learning on their organizations and their strategies. The major mobile learning industry players can be found at this event.

Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?

Upside Learning

Is mobile learning becoming a reality rather than a prediction? And has this led to new generation of players emerging in the learning market place? Over the last three years there have been various predictions , ranging from pessimistic to optimistic about the role that mobile learning will play in the world of learning. Is the learning industry just playing catch up or is it really driving the change?

How the concept of nudges can be applied to online learning tools

Ed App

According to ReportLinker, the global mobile learning market will hit over US 78.5 With the increasingly remote nature of education and work, academic institutions and employers have needed to rely on online learning platforms to help train employees and teach students.

David Kelly – Sponge UK Elearning Podcast

Sponge UK

The questions and their times are provided so you can skip back and forth to learn more on a specific subject: 00:34 – What’s the value of staying up to date with emerging technology? 01:35 – How do you judge what technology has potential in the learning space and what hasn’t? 03:00 – What have you seen that has the potential to disrupt the learning landscape? Mobile technology and it’s potential for learning. David Kelly.

Flash Is Dead! Long Live Flash for E-Learning!

ATD Learning Technologies

The.swf file, the exported Flash object that plays in the Flash player in your browser, has been my friend for a long time. Indeed, I’ve been using Flash for my web e-learning projects since 2009. Of course, mobile devices like tablets and smart phones cannot display the.swf file, because the Flash Player is not capable of running on those devices. The Flash Player is resource heavy, and mobile devices are traditionally resource heavy. What About M-Learning?

Hurrah for client winners of John Leh’s Best of the Best

Rustici Software

” for our clients who were named a top LMS by John Leh in his recent list, “2017 Talented Learning LMS Awards: Best of the Best.” ” John Leh is CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning, LLC. John’s advice is based on twenty years of industry experience, having served as a trusted LMS selection and sales adviser to more than 100 learning organizations with a total technology spend of more than $65 million. Best Learning Tech Innovator.

Emotion in Learning


The behavioral and cognitive views of learning essentially viewed us as formal logical beings. And, not surprisingly, it can influence our learning as well. Emotions and Learning. Emotions affect learning. And it’s clear emotions play a role in learning.

Can you teach soft skills with microlearning?

Ed App

Microlearning is one of the new phenomena disrupting conventional training and learning spheres. It can even be combined with gamification , spaced repetition , and mobile learning to further increase engagement and retention rates.

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Can you teach soft skills with microlearning?

Ed App

Microlearning is one of the new phenomena disrupting conventional training and learning spheres. It can even be combined with gamification , spaced repetition , and mobile learning to further increase engagement and retention rates.

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m-Learning Evolution – From Native to Web Apps


As we work more in mobile learning and content delivery space, my belief is strengthening that instead of current model of writing native apps, web apps are going to become favorite medium to deliver m-learning for mobile devices. Microsoft is also going to come out all guns blazing with Windows 8, and should become a prominent player in some time. A parallel movement in the desktop space further strengthens this arguments.

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XBlocks in Open edX: An Introduction


You can combine various XBlocks such as text, video or even collaborative learning environments to make your courses stand out. The flexibility of XBlocks makes Open edX such a powerful tool for those in the online learning space. Video – A video player that works with multiple video hosting sites. Have any questions or want to learn more about Open edX?

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What role does EdApp play in a modern HR Tech stack?

Ed App

And right now, the strongest and most versatile learning platforms are mobile-based. Mobile learning has grown exponentially in recent years, coinciding not just with the rise of smartphones and handheld devices, but also the level of dependency individuals place on the technology.

Finding a MMOLE/Virtual Learning World Vendor

Kapp Notes

Whether the goal is to reach out to alumni through a shared virtual space or creating a virtual machine shop to teach safety to mechanics, the underlying purpose and business objective must be articulated to the vendor. The virtual learning marketplace is relatively young and is just now beginning an accelerated growth path. The virtual world marketplace is fast growing with many different players. Visit the virtual space yourself.

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One on One with Jonathan Satchell, CEO, LTG (EXCLUSIVE)

eLearning 24-7

Greetings and welcome to my debut One on One interview series, where I interview corporate executive leaders in the e-learning space. Future One on One interviews will be available exclusively on findanlms.com , my learning system search engine platform that is 100% free to use for anyone looking for a learning system. To learn more about PeopleFluent, visit FindAnLMS.com. There are some learning system vendors though, who are xAPI only and offer nothing else.

E-Learning: A worldwide perspective

eLearning 24-7

A few days ago, I mentioned in my Linkedin group that I was reading the Himalayan Times which had an article about digital technologies and e-learning with education in Nepal. Would you have ever guessed that e-learning would be in Nepal? So what other countries/continents/regions are embracing e-learning? Hungary – where I have seen reports that it made its debut in 2005, oh and solid in the corporate space. E-Learning 24/7.

Keynote Resources from #LUC2017

Kapp Notes

Challenge : As the game-based learning expert James Paul Gee has said, good games give players a set of challenging problems and let them solve those problems until they can do it automatically. Then those same games throw a new class of problem at the players requiring them to re-think, their now—taken for granted—mastery. They must learn something new and integrate into their old mastery. Action draws in the player and encourages further engagement.

5 Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Adding Video To Online Learning

TechSmith Camtasia

With so many options, choosing and rolling out video tools for online learning can present a challenge. But selecting the right ones can be a great way to help professors or staff add engaging elements for students and improve learning. There are definitely wrong ways to select and incorporate video into online courses, but to help make your life and your staff’s lives easier, we’ve broken down the five big mistakes to avoid when adding video to your online learning.

Corporate LMS Forecasts 2018

eLearning 24-7

Regardless, if you want into the space, and are not seeking LMS route, I’d go here. When a vendor does this, the “must complete it” it tells me they were/are unaware of why WBT and online learning was designed in the first place. as the key indicators for DL (aka as machine learning in the consumer world). I’ve seen now four in the entire space, that could be standalones because they can be robust. . Digital learning courses.

Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! When he listens to game developers talk, feels like they’re in the learning prof. Everything IS about learning. Brent’s background: What I am: 15+ yr learning professional, lifelong learner, player, consumer. How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? In corp learning space, we have a tendency to give in to that.

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Some Facts about Immersive Learning Worlds

Kapp Notes

The other day, a blog reader sent me an email asking about Immersive Learning and wanted some information about what it meant and how it is being used. So, here are some interesting facts and figures about immersive learning environments. Immersive Learning—An umbrella term that refers to an online educational experience which is highly interactive in which the learning engages with the content to facilitate the learning. Calling a meeting to order.sort of.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011. After such an exciting and rewarding 2010, my predictions for the coming year seem broader and more varied given the fast changing dynamics of the marketplace and accelerated adoption of mobile learning by organizations of all sizes.

Types of Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

There is no better place to see this then our fine world of e-learning, which was devised to be an umbrella term for everything that is well, online learning. An LMS thus is under e-learning. e-learning. e-learning. Nowadays though, vendors have changed the message to mean e-learning as in e-learning courses and not an umbrella term. . On the learning system side, I see it all too well. Micro-learning platforms? Learning Platforms?

Facilitating Social Learning


Facilitating Social Learning. The future of employee learning and development is social, collaborative and ongoing. People are much more likely to learn if they can easily recall the information and apply it to their day-to-day jobs. Social learning and the use of facilitators can amplify the impact of learning and development initiatives by encouraging ongoing knowledge transfer and connecting people in ways that are engaging and meaningful.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

I was studying at college and a man in a white coat wheeled a television and video player into the room. We recorded micro-teaches - usually a 10 minute lesson - and then played back the footage to the students so they could see and hear themselves and learn from the experience. Video plays an important role in all of these alternative modes of learning experience (Brame, 2015) and will continue to do so with future developments.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

Here on the last day of the year, I offer my predications for the big and shaping trends we’ll see in the enterprise mobile learning space for 2012. As in the past, this year’s list includes predictions across a gamut of new technologies, consumer/buyer trends plus a few anticipated seismic shifts in the world of business that should collectively reshape the landscape for the adoption and accelerated growth of mobile learning for businesses. Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. One year ago today, I offered nine predictions running the gamut of hardware, software, industry players and general market movements based on trends we were experiencing in the commercial mobile learning marketplace; here’s my analysis of where these predictions landed twelve months later. a.k.a.

State of the E-Learning Industry 2017

eLearning 24-7

A time to reflect back to see where e-learning as a whole is at, and where it is heading for the coming year. Breaking it down- by space. Actually, if you want a great space movie, rent Capricorn One. Any who hah, the e-learning market is made up of various segments or as I prefer spaces. Learning Engagement Platforms (Degreed). Web conferencing tools (aka virtual learning classrooms, webinars). Video learning tools. Learning Record Stores.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

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. SCORM Player communicating with your vendor’s solution, for example, if you were creating your own LMS and Rapid Intake’s rapid e-learning authoring tool, it includes a SCORM Player API. Hmm, mobile learning pushed to the next level? Adaptive Learning with a Social Q/A twist.

Microlearning, Engagement, Gamification, and the Elearning Success Summit with Stephen Ladek from LMSPulse


Then they asked their community in late 2020 what they’d like to see in the next summit, and they had an overwhelming response for a summit focused on learning. Stephen’s audience is really growing with K-12 audiences tapping more into what possibilities there are with online learning.

Four LMS Trends whose hype isn’t meeting reality

eLearning 24-7

A couple of vendors pitch on/offline players which can only be used with a laptop. Browser based with mobile learning – what adds the stink value to this – is that the vendor could have a native app, but when you click it – surprise – it opens up your web browser and so you are going through the net. Lastly, why am I not seeing vendors with m-learning apps mention Microsoft’s Surface tablet – last I looked it has apps. E-Learning 24/7.