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.


The Evolving Role of E-Learning in Corporate Training


In this interesting guest post he penned for TalentLMS, the author CK McKay explains why he thinks e-learning doesn’t work. The post The Evolving Role of E-Learning in Corporate Training appeared first on Learnnovators. THE QUOTE: “ The future of e-Learning is wide open!

Trending Sources

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).


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.

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.

F2F LMS Presentations – Good, Bad,Ugly

eLearning 24-7

A simple prepping via the net will provide valuable information on the industry you will be talking about and various roles within that industry. I saw squeeze balls, pens and a nice folder pack made of I think leather. Play a role.

Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

Yes, but no blogs or chat. · User and role management used. PENS. · Publish to Word document and edit Word output. and 2004. · PDF. · PENS. The era of web-based authoring systems is here.

Web 78

The Why’s and How’s of Social Learning in the Workplace

SHIFT eLearning

When we see our “role models” better their lives and that of others with their actions, we are inspired to learn more.

What I learned from the WEBINAR Gurus --Thiagi, Lou Russell, Jane Bozarth - Tip #138

Vignettes Learning

I got to visit the Monastery where Gurus Live There are many ways to learn, but it is best is to seek out Gurus. Most of them live in monasteries (or Hall of Fame for Great Trainers). They are up in the high mountains because they have achieved nirvana or high supreme skills on what they do.

Writing & Grammar: Writing Badly

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The person in the subject role in the sentence is you. The pen is mightier (then/ than ) the sword. by Jennie Ruby. One of the most basic facts about the English language is that sentences are made of nouns and verbs. The strongest sentences have people as nouns and their actions as verbs. The first step in writing badly is to get rid of the people as subjects and transform active verbs into abstract nouns.


On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

eLearning 24-7

TinCan clearly will play a role in this, especially with self-contained apps on the iPads and eventually Android. Just as you can with PENS authoring tools and the systems that support PENS (i.e

7 Tips for Increasing eLearning Utilization


In my role as Senior Customer Success Manager at OpenSesame, I speak to hundreds of companies about their top strategies to increase learner engagement and boost consumption of content. . Here’s a few fun ways we’ve seen learning heroes recognize their learners: silly giveaways, even simple items such as pens, stickers, t-shirts, mouse pads, etc. "If you build it, they will come," right? Unfortunately, this is rarely the case in elearning.

You May Be Training, But Is Your Team Learning?

for a pen and a notebook. However, there is a cost in terms of refocusing efforts and revising job roles. Having great classes and videos doesn’t guarantee real learning.

Teams 44

Infographics and Learning


Social media platforms play a key role in popularizing infographics by people sharing these with their network. The basic tools for drafting infographics are still pen and paper. “Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.” ” ~ Leonardo da Vinci. INTRODUCTION.

The Importance of Being Agile in a VUCA World

ID Reflections

As I mulled over these rather shocking, almost blasphemous, aspects of Agile, I thought it would be a good idea to pen down my thoughts for further inspection and feedback.

Agile 99

3 Ways to Boost Your Sales Force With Positivity

CommLab India

Any reward, no matter how small (can be even a pen or a paperweight) can motivate your sales force.They make the sales force go the extra mile and perform better. Feedback given to an employee plays a significant role in creating a positive environment.

Sales 35

The Most PROVOCATIVE Shout-Outs From Today’s Learning Innovators


Are they still using pen and paper? We believe that today’s L&D teams play a key role in helping their own organizations embrace social learning. QUOTE: “ The future belongs to those who not only have the courage to shout, “The emperor has no clothes!”

LMS tools to help you assess your students’ progress


E-learning tests have several advantages over the traditional pen and paper tests. Exercises are sort of like quizzes but their primary role is to help the student familiarize himself with the material, rather than assess his command of it.

LMS State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

It can offer mobile learning with responsive and on/off synch, social with vast capabilities, gamification, curation, LRS or Tin Can, PENS (type of compliance standard), video courses, video converter and much more. Video plays a nice role, feature set can be robust or limited (often more robust than you might expect). 620 and counting. . Learning Systems. Learning Platforms. Learning Management Systems. Maturity stage? Not close.

Hook elearners by shattering their expectation

Vignettes Learning

Wired for Story reveals these cognitive secrets--and it's a game-changer for anyone who has ever set pen to paper. It pulls us in; The protagonist plays an important role in the story. Our belief: At Vignettes Learning we use stories in eLearning; however, we make them interactive.

Brain 43

How to Make Video: Before Starting Your First Video, Part 2

Visual Lounge

Get started by grabbing a pen and paper to doodle with. Make sure they know what their role is and your expectations for them when they are on camera (e.g. This is part 2 of a series about how to make a video, which covers the basics of what to do before you begin production on a video.

2020 learning technologies

Learning with e's

It is highly likely that more informal tools and technologies, such as handheld devices, mobile phones and games consoles will take an increasing role in formal education. The only way this will happen is when they become as affordable to purchase and use as a ball-point pen or a pencil.

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.

Global learning collectives

Learning with e's

We took part in multi-national games that went on all day, where we played the roles of politicians and generals, as we tried to avert a nuclear war. It was a great step beyond the pen pal letters we used to write when I was in secondary school in the 1960s.

“Current Need-to-Know Tools and What’s Around the Corner” Nick Floro #olconf

Learning Visions

they even hired actors to show up at a company meeting, playing these roles and the employees had to interact with them. Sketch – prototype with pen and paper. These are my live blogged notes from a concurrent session at this year’s Online Learning Conference , hosted by Training Magazine and happening in Denver. Forgive any typos and incoherencies.

Teaching with Screencasts and Rapid Prototyping

Visual Lounge

An example embed from CodePen: See the Pen LfiqI by Brian ( @bbennett ) on CodePen. I know this is written from a computer science point of view, but rapid prototyping can play a significant role in many situations. Back in my teaching days, we had a ninth hour elective class where students could take classes like computer repair, plumbing, ceramics, or guitar. In essence, as teachers, we got to teach classes based on our own hobbies.

Friday Finds: Tips to Keep You Focused and Productive!


The app offers a wide range of functions like a pen, highlighter, typewriter, voice recording and date stamp. Several other studies have evaluated the role of tea in strengthening attention, mood and performance, and the results are encouraging—for those of us who like tea!

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Performance Learning Productivity

I just think that she has got it wrong in this piece as to what real learning is and the role that LMS and ‘social learning’ have to play in the mix of building workforce capability and effectiveness in organisations.

Three themes at Learning Technologies 2012

Good To Great

Edward de Bono held a full auditorium in the palm of his hand armed only with an armchair, OHP and pack of coloured pens – demonstrating that, in a world of flashy gadgets and ever-changing technology, less can indeed be more. This year’s Learning Technologies event was a bit different from previous years for me. In the past, working for a supplier, I’ve spent most of my time on the exhibition floor – although I gained something new from the experience each year.

What Agile Means to Me

ID Reflections

As I mulled over these rather shocking, almost blasphemous, aspects of Agile, I thought it would be a good idea to pen down my thoughts and put them forth for inspection and feedback. Generalization over specialization With the edges of our roles and jobs disintegrating, it is of utmost importance to be able to wear multiple hats. While we will definitely have our specializations (that after all is what we were hired for), this should not make us incapable of playing multiple roles.

Agile 25

Imagined worlds

Learning with e's

These help me to maintain my sense of space and place, as well as allowing me to perform my role effectively within this location. One of the new skills that teachers will need to master in the future will be the ability to manage virtual learning spaces.

Interview with Terry Anderson

Learning with e's

Finally, getting our heads around new organizational models including the role of for-profit companies, efforts to massif or expand current models to scale and efforts by neo-liberal forces to commercialize and profitize public education present real challenge for us.

Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

Administrator can put learners into various groups based on department, region, job role. SCORM/AICC/PENS/IMS. How many of you have posted questions regarding LMSs on Quora, Linkedin or the various other social media sites available on the net? How many of you have had hundreds of comments as a result of these questions, and than rather than solve it, create only more confusion? How many of you have seen vendors respond to your questions?

The Easy Way to Learn, Courtesy of Psychologists


As a trainer, it’s pretty intuitive to understand your role as an imparter of knowledge. If trainees want to retain what you have to teach them, it’s time for them to break out the highlighter pen and trusty notebook and hit the books.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 11-13, 2012 International Congress of Quality Management in Education and Training Systems : Role of Good Practices and Prospective Studies in Improving the Quality of Education Systems, 9 th , Rabat, Morocco. Clayton R.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Clayton Wright has done his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at: This list is focused mostly on the first half of the year: January to June 2011.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

believe it is important for everyone, especially those in teaching or training roles, to develop critical thinking skills. Billy grabs a pen and paper and starts writing, “Hi. Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010. Another great month for eLearning content.