Standard Options Apply

MakingBetter

This post is for vendors, developers and implementers of the Experience API and for anyone who may one day create something with xAPI. I’m going to lay out options for how we can approach standardization and the reasoning behind them. I’m going to ask you as vendors, entrepreneurs, developers, designers from all around the world to provide me with your counsel as I ultimately must direct the effort. Consider Breaking Up the Spec Into Separate Standards Efforts.

4 Tips to Consider while Choosing eLearning Vendors

G-Cube

When it comes to collaborating with the best eLearning vendors in the market, there are few important tips to consider to optimize training quality, reduce costs, and adopt a learner-centric approach. While choosing the right vendor, you must take the cost to quality ratio into consideration.

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The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

At the dawn of the video recording age, a battle raged about the best standard to use: VHS or Betamax. In it, Sony came out with a better standard, but kept it to themselves. Meanwhile, JVC’s VHS standard wasn’t quite as good, but they openly licensed it. As Stephen Johnson tells us, in his book Where Good Ideas Come From , the openness of standards fosters innovation. . Standards provide several benefits. Learning Standards.

Simplify Vendor Management with a Training Services Provider

Infopro Learning

Custom eLearning programs have become the new standard. One easy and highly effective way businesses can streamline their L&D programs is by simplifying the vendor management process by working with an outsourced provider. Vendor Research and Selection.

6 Tips To Ensure That Your LMS Vendor’s Data Center Security Meets Your Standards

Dan Keckan

Your LMS helps you deploy and monitor crucial online training initiatives, but it’s only as secure as whoever sold it to you. How can you be sure their protective systems are adequately effective? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Are eLearning Standards Necessary?

Integrated Learnings

But I typically argue that eLearning standards are necessary. Even the most cutting edge eLearning out there follows a standard, even if it's a totally new one. By standard I mean a common template and/or a compliance specification such as SCORM or AICC. Standards provide a logical framework for the learner. Do you plan to develop content in house and also purchase content from one or more third-party content vendors? When are eLearning standards not necessary?

eLearning Outsourcing – How To Select A Vendor?

Upside Learning

When meeting prospects, I often face this objection – “ We have tried outsourcing in the past but have had a real bad experience and (hence) we are not willing to take the risk again “ What they fail to understand is that, in most of the cases, the problem lies much beneath – improper vendor selection. Sometimes they choose a vendor without proper evaluation only to end up having a bad experience – missed deadlines, shoddy output & unprofessional teams.

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

Illumen Group

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team? Maybe what you really need isn’t a vendor, but rather a part-time strategic partner or developer who is there when you need them, and not when you don’t. Outsourcing to an eLearning partner ensures that your course will meet industry standards. For example, at Illumen we have designers with particular expertise working with regulatory standards for industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, and hospitality.

3 Critical Questions To Ask A Learning Technology Vendor

Docebo

L2 and L3 support (this type of support is managed by the learning platform vendor). Regardless of the learning technology solution you implement, it’s important to ensure that your SaaS learning platform vendor can support integrations. Make sure your vendor provides a variety of out-of-the-box integrations with your business ecosystem. Avoid surprises and setbacks in the implementation process by ensuring transparency between your IT team and your chosen vendor.

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Why author elearning content to industry standards?

OpenSesame

The Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative, sponsored by the United States Department of Defense, created a set of specifications called Shareable Content Object Reference Model ( SCORM ) to encourage the standardization of learning management systems.

How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

An RFP, or Request for Proposal, allows you to outline what you are looking for in your ideal Learning Management System vendor and creates a standardized form or checklist for all would-be vendors to follow. Some buyers will actually use the RFP sections to “score” vendor written responses or demo presentations. Including this information makes it easy for your vendors to contact the right people and ensures you receive the intended proposals, too.

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Training Standards

Tony Karrer

He is definitely challenged and thinking a lot about training standards. Heck, if something doesn’t even have a standard for what to call itself, is it really ready for a rev. Instead, I'd like to focus on what Bill asks about the challenges around training standards and eLearning 2.0 : What is happening with the eLearning world is that we lack standardization. Where does PowerPoint fit into the standards?

Questions to ask Your Next LMS Vendor

Meridian

The eLearning industry has an abundance of LMS vendors, and it can make the task of finding the right LMS vendor for your organization an extremely challenging one. This can cause some disconnect between how you envisioned the software would function and what you thought the software was going to look like after the initial discovery calls with your vendor. Is your custom training developed in-house or by outside vendors?

Why Author eLearning Content to Industry Standards?

OpenSesame

The Advanced Distance Learning group, sponsored by the United States Department of Defense, created a set of specifications called Shareable Content Object Reference Model ( SCORM ) to encourage the standardization of learning management systems. SCORM and other industry standards like AICC and xAPI enable online learning content and learning management systems the ability to communicate with each other.

eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter

Trivantis

To accomplish this, the industry has come up with several eLearning standards that allow courses created by any vendor to “talk” with an LMS created by any other vendor. In this article we’re going to look at the history of those standards, and where we are today. The major aircraft manufacturers of the time, Boeing, Airbus, and McDonnell Douglas, got together and formed the AICC to come up with a standard way for courses to communicate results to an LMS.

LMS Vendors: How to Select the Right Vendor for your Goals

Hurix Digital

Organizations generally prefer to outsource their LMS requirements to vendors or service providers, mainly because it saves them time and money and also because they do not have an in-house IT team to design, build and maintain a custom solution. This being said, how to choose the right LMS vendor for your organizational goals? These benefits will also help you shortlist the right vendor from your LMS vendors list: Some of the benefits of a LMS (Learning Management System) are: 1.

SCORM – Set of Standards that make Courses and LMS Compatible

Paradiso

SCORM is nothing but a set of standards that make the two i.e. the courses and the course-carrier LMS compatible with each other. It is more or less the same way the bulb and a socket are compatible, i.e. they fit the same standards. This organization also gives a suite of self-tests, that when undergone, can certify the vendor for providing SCORM compliant LMS. This eventually helps the LMS vendors prove that their products are SCORM compliant.

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Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

There has been a lot of information out there , okay, I’m kidding there hasn’t been much of anything when it comes to course standards. I’ll readily admit that regardless of the course standard you use, if you create click-click-click courses, than no course standard will make it engaging. Yet here we are wondering where the course standard industry is heading or at least presumed to be heading. I’ve even seen it with LMS vendors.

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

There has been a lot of information out there , okay, I’m kidding there hasn’t been much of anything when it comes to course standards. I’ll readily admit that regardless of the course standard you use, if you create click-click-click courses, than no course standard will make it engaging. Yet here we are wondering where the course standard industry is heading or at least presumed to be heading. I’ve even seen it with LMS vendors.

Vendor Selection Tips for Corporate Sales Training

Training Industry

We are also seeing continued strength in the custom content development space as it pertains to salesforce development, so understanding what to look for in a vendor should be top of mind for training professionals. In a recent Training Industry research study, we explored several questions relating to both the propensity to include external vendors to support sales performance improvement initiatives and best practices to consider when moving through the selection process.

Y R Some Vendors confused about e-learning?

eLearning 24-7

Are there vendors in the e-learning space who lack basic understanding around e-learning? Lastly, if the vendors, organizations and firms whose whole background, expertise and existence is tied to e-learning and they themselves are not fully understanding it, does this bode well for the industry as a whole? (I’ll I always tell vendors that they are supposed to be the experts and not the people inquiring about the information. .

Questions to Ask Ur Prospective LMS Vendor

eLearning 24-7

Below are some standard questions to ask, but are in no particular order. What about PENS or some other compliance standard? Unless you must have PENS or one of the other compliance standards, it is not needed. Vendors who have partnerships with WebEx or whomever they use, typically require you to purchase a license, which is separate from the system. Rather, “partner&# is a dual revenue steam for the vendor and their partner – a business relationship deal.

Learn-WiseGo Exhibiting at the Vendor Credentialing Fall Summit!

Learn-Wise

From October 25 th to 26th the Consortium for Universal Healthcare Credentialing will be hosting the Vendor Credentialing Fall Summit in Chicago, Illinois. Magnifi Group will have the pleasure of representing the future of vendor credentialing as an exhibitor. The Summit will focus on improving and implementing nationally recognized vendor credentialing standards that will reduce overall expenses, extra work and unused labor.

5 Critical Questions To Ask Potential LMS Vendors

KnowledgeAnywhere

There are the basic question of pricing and features that you will, of course, be asking potential vendors. However, there are some deeper questions that you should take the time to ask potential LMS vendors to help determine if they will be a good fit for a long term partnership with your business. Here is a list of 5 critical questions you and your team should ask when talking to LMS vendors.

Top Nine Web Conferencing Vendors for 2015 Plus Trends

eLearning 24-7

Per Host – My number #1 vendor goes this route, but they and a few others push ultimate options with a minimum number of hosts and I’m not even talking Enterprise yet. There a few vendors who offer a lot more, but nobody is doing like 30 or 40 extensions at this point. Add APIs – In reality those “extensions” are APIs, but separately there are vendors making mention that they can accept APIs too. I know what you are thinking.

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Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM

Tony Karrer

You want to implement your courseware to the SCORM standard if you plan to have it launched and/or tracked under an LMS. SCORM is a fairly easy standard to deal with especially since most people are fine with a single SCO that does only single score/completion reporting. What about other Standards? There are a bunch of other standards by ADL (who is responsible for SCORM ), IMS , IEEE LTSC including CORDRAâ„¢ , LOM , Meta-data , etc.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

It was within these comments, that afterwords, I decided to expand a bit plus identify other areas that I see, LMS vendors must explore – which they have not yet done so, to re-energize themselves. Thus, the LMS vendors are creating a Bogeyman – their own bogeyman, and it does not have to be that way. Far too many LMS vendors are stuck in a rut. Oh, excuse me – social networking to most of the vendors who spin it under the guise of social learning.

Vendor Spotlight: Skillsoft © provides a multitude of elearning and training solutions

InsiderHub

Over the next few months, CollectMyThoughts is providing a series of overviews on some business solution vendors in order to provide the most interesting and useful information for decision-makers. CollectMyThoughts provides an unbiased overview of a vendor’s key products. IT Certification and Training - Providing over 100 current, cost-effective, standardized and flexible IT certification exams, Skillsoft can streamline in-house IT training.

How to Choose the Best Game-Based Training Vendor

Lemonade

Finding the best vendor for the job. Choosing a game-based training vendor can feel overwhelming. Luckily, there are some general qualities most great game-based training vendors share. Here are 8 things to look for in a game-based training vendor. Take a look at what the vendor offers. That’s because the vendor will be able to design your program around your learning objectives, so that every aspect of it works toward achieving your goals.

An explanation of cmi5 in (mostly) plain English

Rustici Software

But why should someone use this new fangled standard? There haven’t been tools and guidance for the specification to help drive adoption by vendors. cmi5 SCORM Standards Evolution xAPI

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LMS Vendor (what you have) vs. LMS Partner (what you want)

EthosCE

Perhaps you assumed that your LMS vendor knew that you needed less, not more, administrative tasks on your plate and that your LMS platform would have all of the features that you needed from day one. There’s a simple explanation for your predicament: you have an LMS vendor, not a CME management platform. Many CME Directors are unaware that an LMS vendor—an LMS provider focused on add-on product sales—will be anything but a partner in their CME program’s success.

#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

eLearning 24-7

Well, not yet, but it is coming up and with that are all those wonderful vendors and that magical expo. But one of the biggest problems I see at such shows are the number of vendors who in hindsight I wished I avoided. I recall at ATD this past year, a vendor who was trying to sell people ahead of time their LMS. Frankly, a lot of features that are standard are “in development” The UI is very solid. Plus why are you AICC course standard?

How to Choose the Best Game-Based Training Vendor

Lemonade

Finding the best vendor for the job. Choosing a game-based training vendor can feel overwhelming. Luckily, there are some general qualities most great game-based training vendors share. Here are 8 things to look for in a game-based training vendor. Take a look at what the vendor offers. That’s because the vendor will be able to design your program around your learning objectives, so that every aspect of it works toward achieving your goals.

Customer Excellence Pledge

eLearning 24-7

Sure there are vendors who do an exceptional job, but the fact still remains that the number one reason, people leave one learning system vendor for another is support/service. What are those statements that a vendor has to adhere to, in the Customer Excellence Pledge?

How to select an LMS vendor that’s here to stay

LearnUpon

There are many reasons why companies decide to explore the highly crowded pool of LMS vendors and begin the task of evaluation. Whatever your relationship with your LMS vendor, it’s difficult to find yourself pushed into an accelerated search for a replacement solution. With dozens of vendors entering and leaving the market every year, many organizations find themselves in this unenviable position. Test the vendor’s approach to product development.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

It was within these comments, that afterwords, I decided to expand a bit plus identify other areas that I see, LMS vendors must explore – which they have not yet done so, to re-energize themselves. Thus, the LMS vendors are creating a Bogeyman – their own bogeyman, and it does not have to be that way. Far too many LMS vendors are stuck in a rut. Oh, excuse me – social networking to most of the vendors who spin it under the guise of social learning.

LMS Setup Fees: For some vendors it’s a cash cow

eLearning 24-7

Just as a seriously doubt many of the LMS vendors who feel it is their duty to charge one time setup fees that break your budget bank. There are plenty of vendors who do not charge any type of setup fee. Equally there are vendors who charge a setup fee for items that you need to make it go. You can buy extra training – on site for x number of days – which can be a major profit maker for a vendor. I know of vendors who charge 3K per API.

Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

Troy is a “triple threat” learning innovator with deep expertise as a content development practitioner, solutions consultant and technology vendor. But sending learners to a different vendor LMS for each course makes no sense. As we all know, SCORM has been around for quite a long time as a data standard. A standard is a standard, and for content to work, a learning management system must communicate with a piece of content in a very specific way.

The Consumerization of Learning: Vendors Must Step Up Their Games by Chip Ramsey

Learning Solutions Magazine

Isn’t it time to update the standards for enterprise software from the 1990s to meet 21st century demands for usability and mobile access? A vendor challenges other vendors to help fix what isn’t working. Corporate technology buyers and users have learned to expect a host of challenges when installing any enterprise application. Design & Development Tools Learning Systems Management

S1000D: Defined, Explained, and Explored

Use of IETMs for Navy Air Force Defence

S1000D is the European standard of technical publications or technical documentation being followed in Aerospace since 1980, which uses CSDB, a Common source database which is used for preparing, managing, and publishing technical information for a warship, or Aerospace, or even Civil airlines too.