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Elearning platforms meeting PENS standard makes online training easier

Docebo

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.

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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. Before we jump into PENS, let’s begin in the authoring tool industry. PENS Time. Can you provide some insight into PENS? Without SCORM PENS has nothing to work with. PENS Overview.

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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. With PENS however, once the author clicks ‘publish’ they can forget about it and get on with their day.

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).

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This Week on #TalkTech: The Value of Losing, Project Sharing, and the Death of Pen and Paper

Bottom-Line Performance

Is pen and paper becoming obsolete? Are pens and paper becoming obsolete? Paper, a drawing app by company FiftyThree, displays “humanistic sensibilities” and is designed to mimic a real-world drawing experience: pen, pencil, paper – the basics.

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.

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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.

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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.

eXSpace exploration

Learning with e's

The boards can identify what colour pen the teacher is holding, and can also sense for example, when someone has walked into the room (whereupon it automatically readies itself for use). However, picking up the red pen and then replacing it in the black pen socket didn't help matters.

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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.

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

Docebo

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.

Improve Classroom Learning With SAMR

LearnDash

For example, if you are tasked to use a library to write a research report with standard pen and paper, you could substitute the pen and paper with a word processor and the library with the internet.

Freebie Friday: Storyboard Template

Trivantis

I actually start with pen and paper to create very simplistic storyboards. When was the last time you made a storyboard? I love making storyboards because they align perfectly with my level of drawing skills—arrows and stick figures!

Instructional Designers: How to Pick Your SME's Brain in an Interview

SHIFT eLearning

The SME may be a software programmer or a marketing analyst in your company, a professor, doctor, or a best-selling author who has penned books of encyclopedic proportions on the course matter.

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Using Games and Avatars to Change Learner Behavior

Kapp Notes

After the game was over, participants waited as the researcher then “accidently” spilled a cup of pens a few feet away. No former virtual world helicopter passengers helped pick up the spilled pens. A recent article in Wired presented an interesting research finding.

Seven ways in which stories power learning

Clive on Learning

The nearest I’d got to so-called creative writing was penning the dialogue for interactive scenarios, so this was a brave move. I’m sure that if you were to o pen up our brains and tip the contents onto the floor, what would come out but piles and piles of stories.

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10 Reasons to Attend the 2016 Lectora User Conference

Trivantis

Last year we gave away two iPads and a Livescribe pen! Thinking about registering for the LUC 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, this May? Here are 10 reasons we think you should. Engaging breakout sessions with real-world case studies.

TechSmith Camtasia: Recording Effects

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

You can select from among frames, lines, highlights, ellipses and even a pen.

5 Thanksgiving Gifts Your Employees Will Love

CommLab India

A fountain pen for elegant executive writing. This magnificent fountain pen from ZenZoi comes with a gift case and ink refill converter that draws ink directly from the ink bottle.

How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

Absorb LMS

Second, the act of putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) engages our brains. Remember reflection? That’s something we used to do occasionally before we all became addicted to checking our Web-enabled devices every few minutes for our much-needed digital data fixes.

New Camtasia 9 Behaviors Will Add Sizzle to Your Production

eLearning Brothers

Any knight should know his sword, any author his pen, and any video maker his editor. Having a thorough knowledge of your eLearning tools is essential in becoming an eLearning rock star. That is why we here at eLearning Brothers have an open knowledge base for support.

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.

Shocking outcomes from ATD research on Instructional design

Challenge to Learn

Are the still using pen and paper? The ATD published a report on Instructional design: “Instructional design now: a new age of learning and beyond” They did a survey among 1120 learning professionals. I find outcomes of this report shocking.

8 Questions to Answer for Impressive PowerPoint Presentations

eLearning Brothers

Going back to pen & paper has saved me a lot of time for all projects I worked on, because it was an easy way to sequence and/or reorder my content ideas and test if it made sense.

Create Hand-Drawn Graphics in PowerPoint + Free Download

E-learning Uncovered

This all changed a few months ago when I purchased an Intuos Pen & Touch Tablet. Once PowerPoint detects that you have a graphics tablet plugged in, a new “Pens” tab is added to the ribbon that lets you draw just about anything you can imagine on your slides.

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Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

Seriously though, I’m a huge fan of PENS and while it has been tied to SCORM, in theory it could be an optional add-on (if you will) for CMI-5. . PENS for those unaware was created by AICC in 2005, and in just the last two years has started to appear with a some LMS vendors and a small few of authoring tool vendors. But PENS faces those same challenges as the demise of SCORM as related to buy-in.

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

Seriously though, I’m a huge fan of PENS and while it has been tied to SCORM, in theory it could be an optional add-on (if you will) for CMI-5. . PENS for those unaware was created by AICC in 2005, and in just the last two years has started to appear with a some LMS vendors and a small few of authoring tool vendors. But PENS faces those same challenges as the demise of SCORM as related to buy-in.

Training environment vs. simulations for IT training — and how to get it right

Matrix

My team delivered hands-on instructor-led training, and then provided a play-pen version of the environment for learners to log in — in their own time. We’ll just leave the training environment there for the first 6 months as a play-pen.

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Simple Learning Solutions

Association eLearning

Instead, I showed up on meet and greet day with a sheet of paper and a pen. A year or so back, I was part of a mentoring program at my alma mater. They were pairing current students with recent graduates to help them with life skills that aren’t usually taught in class.

Artificial Intelligence or Intelligence Augmentation

Clark Quinn

It triggered some thoughts that I penned to them and thought I’d share here [notes to clarify inserted with square brackets like this]: As context, I’m an AI ‘groupie’, and was a grad student at UCSD when Rumelhart and McClelland were coming up with PDP (parallel distributed processing, aka connectionist or neural networks). In one of my networks, a recent conversation has been on Artificial Intelligence (AI) vs Intelligence Augmentation (IA).

The Powerful Amazon Feature You Should be Adopting in Your Learning Management System

Absorb LMS

Successful on-line retailers such as Amazon would never let you buy a pen without also suggesting you take a look at notebooks. It seems like just yesterday that business analysts were wondering whether this newfangled e-commerce fad would catch on.

eLearning & Training: How Long is Too Long?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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.

The Most Important Learning Management System Features to Support Instructor-Led Courses

Absorb LMS

When these organizations become fed up with the effort of trying to manage their learning initiatives using pen and paper, spreadsheets, and various stone-age tools, they acquire a learning management system.

Organizing Content: PPT, Index Cards, Other Methods?

Experiencing eLearning

I’m very comfortable composing at the keyboard, but sometimes for creative writing like that storyline, I still want that physical sensation of a pen in my hand. On one of my recent projects, I had a series of videos to intersperse throughout a course.

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