Elearning platforms meeting PENS standard makes online training easier


Having an LMS that meets the PENS standard is a one-click process, saving course authors time. Having an LMS that meets the Package Exchange Notification System ( PENS ) standard , coupled with an authoring tool, will save course authors time and ibuprofen. Before the PENS LMS , course authors would have to upload SCORM content to an elearning platform , using a tedious multistep process. In its next update, the Docebo LMS will support the PENS standard.

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What is PENS?

Growth Engineering

The answer lies in PENS. PENS stands for Package Exchange Notification Service. For it to work, both the LMS and the authoring tool need to be compatible with PENS. Without PENS, authors need a certain amount of access to the LMS to upload content, or LMS admins need a certain amount of access to the authoring tool to download it. With PENS however, once the author clicks ‘publish’ they can forget about it and get on with their day.


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Note-taking: Keyboard or Pen? The Verdict of Science!


Between keyboard and pen note-taking, which method is the most effective for learning? Before the advent of the intelligent digital pen, this question would not have been of any interest to a majority of young learners – and many not so young – for whom the laptop is an essential working tool. But since “progress cannot be stopped,” as they say, and since we can now opt for the intelligent digital pen, this question is just as relevant for technophiles.


cmi5 and Expanded PENS Support in SCORM Engine 2017.1

Rustici Software

To that end, we’re happy to include cmi5 and expanded PENS support in our SCORM Engine 2017.1 The Package Exchange Notification System (PENS) is a great example of a feature that’s inspired by our customers. PENS is a specification that allows one-click publishing from an authoring tool to an LMS (you can learn more about how PENS works here ). In this release we’re moving forward with a plan to expand PENS support in SCORM Engine.


Prison Pen Pals at Write A Prisoner!

E-learning Uncovered

Suggested message for the postal letter to the IOC: Dear members of the International Olympic Committee, The IOC web-site states that “Sport presents broad Although we are no longer accepting new essays on our website, we thought we would share these essay writing suggestions in case you wished to write an essay for your


Why I’m a pen-and-paper girl

Good To Great

Perhaps surprisingly for someone in my kind of role, I’m a pen-and-paper girl at heart: I love my Kindle but buy my very favourite books in paperback; I take great joy in browsing the beautiful stationery in Paperchase; and, yes, 99% of the time I take notes the old-fashioned way. I also use a range of coloured pens when writing the notes up, highlighting key things (like verb endings or new sounds).


PENS – Why your LMS and Authoring Tool Solution should include it

eLearning 24-7

In 2005, PENS was launched by AICC but did not initially gain wide acceptance. In the past year, I have seen a wider number of vendors including the PENS course standard, which in my opinion, enables anyone who builds courses, a streamlined and fast process for publishing into a LMS/learning platform. Before we jump into PENS, let’s begin in the authoring tool industry. PENS Time. Can you provide some insight into PENS? PENS Overview. PENS Specs.


Simple but Powerful Tips to Become a Productive Writer

Your Training Edge

Use pen & paper instead of laptop. Maybe it is time to make your writing more personal, so for the shorter projects just work using pen and paper. You don’t have to write very long projects on paper using your pen. Simply use pen and paper for coming up with creative phrases, for making your drafts and outlines, for scribbling your ideas and more. Featured Posts Business writing writing powerful tools pen and paper

Top 10 Personalized Gifts For Colleague


Stationery Items: Engraved metal pens, pencils, notepads, and diaries are examples of things that are essential to the proper operation of a professional environment. Personalized gifts are everyone’s favorite. They are a means to add uniqueness to an otherwise boring and simple product.

In Honor Of International Women's Day

Dan Keckan

On this International Women's Day, we showcase top eLearning women authors who've penned articles for eLearning Industry. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Tell Your Story Guest Blogging Learning And Development Strategies


Weapon of choice

Learning with 'e's

My one weapon of choice is a dry wipe board and some pens. If there was nothing else, I could still conduct all my lessons using a board and pen. There are so many things you can do with a whiteboard and pens. attachment Digital dry wipe board education email interactive learning pens teaching Technology whiteboardMe with an incredible weapon What is your weapon of choice?

Real-Life Ecosystem With Student ePortfolios

Dan Keckan

This article proposes an online platform for classroom management and ePortfolios to replace the legacy paper and pen systems still stalking the earth.


Write on the web

E-learning Uncovered

pen translation french, English - French dictionary, meaning, see also 'pen in',pen up',felt pen',light pen', example of use, definition, conjugation, Reverso dictionary How to Restart a Dry Ball Point Pen. If your ball point pen has dried out, or air has entered the ink tube next to the ball point, it may stop working.


Tracing the Journey of E-learning in a Thanksgiving Letter

CommLab India

eLearning pens a special letter to its stakeholders this Thanksgiving. eLearning Design Thanksgiving and eLearning


Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). PENS Testing Resources - for those who are interested in this interoperability standard created by the folks from AICC, back in 05. Tags: E-Learn Info Open Source PENS SCORM Uncategorized e-learning elearning m-learning mobile learning

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). PENS Testing Resources - for those who are interested in this interoperability standard created by the folks from AICC, back in 05. Uncategorized e-learning elearning Open Source SCORM m-learning mobile learning PENS E-Learn Info

Rapid Content Authoring Tools Directory

eLearning 24-7

Identifies SCORM version/edition (may be multiple), AICC (if applicable) or PENS (if applicable): PENS was created by AICC in 2005, but a few vendors are starting to utilize it this year. Tags: AICC PENS SAAS SCORM Uncategorized authoring tools e-learning e-learning vendors elearning hosted content authoring tools rapid content authoring rapid content authoring tools Listed below is the RCAT (Rapid Content Authoring Tools) Directory. Features 102 vendors.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

PENS was created in 2005 by AICC as a new interoperability standard. Tags: AICC PENS SAAS SCORM Uncategorized authoring tools e-learning e-learning vendors elearning content authoring tools rapid content authoring tools rapid content authoring As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing.

What We’ve Learned Running 198 Successful Webinars For Our L&D Partners (And How To Benefit From It)

Dan Keckan

Have a pen and paper and get ready to take notes. As experienced webinar hosts, we thought you'd love to read our tips on how to broadcast successful webinars. From attracting the right leads to engaging your audience, here's our secret sauce!


I’m Writing a Second Edition of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook!

Tim Slade

Initially, I had planned on leaving the current version of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook as-is, and pen a totally separate book, focused on instructional design for eLearning.

Organizational Social is a “Catalytic Mechanism”

The Simple Shift

Over 20 years ago Jim Collins penned the idea of Catalytic Mechanisms to transform organizations. He defined them as “devices that translate lofty aspirations into concrete realities.” Lofty aspirations today hover around buzz words like “innovation”, “responsiveness”, “collaboration”, “customer intimacy”, “employee engagement“, and today’s term de jour “digital transformation”. Collins said then, and it seems […].

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Penetration Testing – Types, Stages and Vulnerabilities

Hurix Digital

In pen testing, there can be the attempted breaching of application systems, for example, application protocol interfaces (APIs), frontend servers, backend servers to uncover vulnerabilities that are vulnerable to code injection attacks. Penetration Testing.

Tackling Challenges of Blended Learning

WizIQ Education & Technology

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” – David. This is a short summary of this post. Visit The WizIQ Blog for full content and links. Education & Technology Online Education Teaching Online Teaching Trends and Best Practices benefits of blended learning Blended Learning blended learning challenges

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5 Ways eLearning Will Impact Your Organization

Riptide Software

With the constant rise of technology, many businesses have tossed the traditional pen-to-paper means of training to the side and adopted modern eLearning concepts. Elearning Adaptive Learning


It Takes More than Coffee to Keep Your Participants Engaged

Reflection Software

This also means you’ve probably found yourself in a similar situation to the following scenario: You’ve settled in for an engaging and fruitful learning experience, with coffee in hand (black with a dash of honey and cream for me), pen and paper at the ready (I’m old school – I have a pencil!);

Four Instructional Design Lessons Inspired by the Lord of the Rings

Allen Interactions

The pen may be mightier, but it definitely lacks the same “cool” factor. By Kody Jackson, MA, Instructional Writer Intern. Instructional design is a lot like The Lord of the Rings. This isn’t the most obvious of comparisons, I’ll admit. Everyone in Middle Earth, after all, rides around on horses. We certainly don’t get to do that here at Allen Interactions.at least not until the Culture Committee puts in that petting zoo I’ve been begging for. We also don’t have swords.

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Best practice instead of malpractice

Challenge to Learn

She then got a marker pen out and drew a big arrow on my right forearm pointing towards the shoulder. Although I couldn’t find out the exact origins of the excellent marker pen solution (leave me a comment if you happen to know), I still think it’s one of the ‘best’ best practices that I’ve come across. Last month, I required a surgical intervention during which my worn-out shoulder was replaced with an artificial one.

Adolescent Vaping – Part III – Vaping in School

Jigsaw Interactive

Since kids spend a good portion of their day in school and attending after-school programs, many of them are using vape pens at school whether their parents know it or not. The biggest problem with vape pens—as opposed to traditional nicotine or marijuana products—is that they have a much less noticeable odor. This means that it’s far easier to hide the use of vape pens and conceal them in backpacks, pockets, and even their hands.


Developer Diaries: Using a Drawing Tablet Instead of a Mouse

eLearning Brothers

Using a pen puts your hand in a better alignment, more of a ‘handshake position’. A pen is much lighter than a mouse. My hand isn’t as tired at the end of the day with a pen as it is with the mouse. I have mine set up to cover two monitors set on Pen Mode. A coworker tried to use my pen recently and seemed frustrated that it wasn’t being more mouse-like. My pen is mapped to coordinate where the mouse is with where my pen is on the tablet.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Conduct Assessments Online According To Students

Dan Keckan

More and more educators are transitioning from the traditional pen-and-paper exam to online exams in keeping up with the times. Not only does this benefit the teachers in making their jobs easy in correcting assessments and giving feedback, but the benefits are also equally shared by students who take them. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Educational Technology Educational Technology Trends eLearning Assessment Modern Learners Online Learners


New to Docebo LMS: 9 ways to supercharge your online training platform


PENS Support: With the addition of our Lectora integration, we also added support for the PENS elearning standard. Read our blog to see how PENS makes the content author’s life easier with streamlined content publishing. 9 New ways to supercharge your online training platform with Docebo 6.9. Our team is thrilled to announce that we’ve begun rolling out Docebo 6.9, the latest version of the online training platform and our biggest update ever. Docebo 6.9

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Create Stunning Art with your Wacom Tablet (Part 1)

Adobe Captivate

Replace your mouse with a pressure-sensitive pen. Get set up and running with your Wacom tablet. Learn the basic settings to allow you unlimited artistic freedom using dynamic brush settings. Use Photoshop and Illustrator to enjoy the feeling of painting with brushes. Part 1). Video beginner brushes painting Photoshop tablet Wacom


eLearning & Training: How Long is Too Long?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The student sat motionless, with eyes shut for about a minute and a half, pen still poised. by Kevin Siegel      You can create the best-looking, most well-written eLearning lesson anyone has ever seen. But for the lesson to be effective, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that  more  does not mean  better.

Tech Tools That Help eLearning Designers Collaborate

eLearning Brothers

Red Pen. For help with collaboration on visuals, Red Pen offers an interface that allows anyone with access to point, click and provide feedback. The beauty—and sometimes the bane—of remote work is that you have the ability to create on your own. Most of the time, it’s great to have the space you need to think and get creative.

Adolescent Vaping – Part II – Some Health Impacts of Vaping

Jigsaw Interactive

In addition to these two chemical compounds, vape pens also contain : Ultrafine particles, otherwise known as aerosols, that make their way into your lungs Toxic flavorants that are known to cause lung disease Volatile organic compounds that can damage your central nervous system and other organs Heavy metals that are extremely harmful to the human body, even in low doses.

Creating a HTML5 Pop Over in Bootstrap 3

Learning Dojo

See the Pen Bootstrap 3 Pop Over by Jeff Batt ( @learningdojo ) on CodePen. If you want a user to click a button, link or image have some additional description or custom HTML display then Bootstrap 3 makes it pretty easy to build. Watch this video to get see how it is done. You can also take a look through my example code and modify it to your heart’s content. Bootstrap 3


Creating Pop Ups with Bootstrap 3 Modals

Learning Dojo

See the Pen Bootstrap Modal by Jeff Batt ( @learningdojo ) on CodePen. If you are needing to prompt the user with additional information or with an action you may want to use Bootstrap modals. Modals show optional information and allow the user to explore more content. Here is a video showing how to get started with Bootstrap 3 modals. Once you watch the video explore the code below. Here is the code you can play around with and download.