Transitioning from SCORM to xAPI

Web Courseworks

I wish I could tell you that there’s an easy fix or a mere change in settings when you export your project from your favorite SCORM authoring tool. Some SCORM authoring tools promise to do just that. Changing the settings in a SCORM authoring tool would be like taking your sleek new screwdriver and bashing it against screws in order to keep using it like a hammer. There is no good way of defining this learner interaction in a SCORM authoring tool.

LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

Before getting started with using eLearning tools for your education or certification programs, it is important to know the difference between the different tools used to create, develop, and deliver eLearning content. There are a multitude of different tools available to instructional designers and eLearning developers, and it is important to consider which tools will help you to achieve the desired learning objectives and outcomes for your courses.

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What If Your Association Can’t Afford an Instructional Designer?

WBT Systems

If you don’t already have an authoring tool, you’ll need to budget for that too. Many authoring tools have lively online user communities. Invest in an authoring tool and set aside enough time (and money, if needed) for staff to learn how to use it. Great news: you got the go-ahead to offer a new online course. Now, the bad news: you didn’t get the budget to hire a professional to design and develop the course.

What’s A Learning Experience Platform? The Essential Guide

Web Courseworks Associations

A learning experience platform (LXP) is an innovative tool that associations and other learning businesses can use to disseminate educational content to members. Because the LXP acts as an aggregation tool, a wide variety of content is always made available for learners.

LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks

Built-in Course Authoring. Built-in course authoring tools are a good way to accomplish this, not to say they should replace your current course authoring. Look for ways you can use the LMS tools to add to the experience for your members. Course authoring should let associations include videos and images within courses for visual interest, games for additional learning strategies, as well as interactive drag-and-drop experiences for variety.

10 Types of eLearning Assessments for Your Courses

Web Courseworks Associations

At Web Courseworks, we specialize in both learning management systems (LMSs) equipped with assessment authoring tools and providing consulting services to help professional, medical, and trade associations create top-tier eLearning experiences for their members.

What Does an eLearning Consultant Do? The Complete Guide

Web Courseworks Associations

An eLearning consultant can help you evaluate the types of content that will best engage your association’s members, manage subject matter experts to ensure that content is well-informed, and author those courses after doing so. Course authoring.

How To Successfully Implement Your LMS.

Gyrus

This is a process you can either do yourself through a content authoring tool, or Gyrus can do this for you for an additional charge. How to successfully implement your LMS. Your organization has always wanted a Learning Management System. They previously opted for a system that just did not fit your organization’s needs, or they have never had an LMS and you have produced a few eLearnings here and there, but nothing has ever been regulated.

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

What other technology will you require to deliver the eLearning program most efficiently to your learners – content authoring tools, webinar platforms? Recently, eLearning Industry invited WBT Systems to contribute to the publication of a free eBook which addresses one of the biggest concerns faced by organizations – the complexity and difficulty of Learning Management System implementation.

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e-Learning Best Practice: How to Make Sure Your System Works

Gyrus

The course itself can be created in any quality content authoring tool capable of publishing SCORM and/or AICC compliant content. e-Learning Best Practices, and why they can fail from the very start. There are a lot of things that need to go right for your web based content to be successful. Some of them are easy to see. Like when a learner launches a course and the video refuses to play. Others are harder to see.

Virtual Worlds for Insurrection and Revolution in Education

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Functionality : graphics quality; APIs for simulation; interface tools; authoring tools; links to 2D web; chat/voice capabilities; support for multiple instances; ADA issues. This is from a live blog post by Peter Brantly of O'Reilly Radar from a conference hosted by the Hewlett Foundation on Friday. They are discussing options for virtual world platforms for education and standards.

10 Benefits of Outsourcing Instructional Design for eLearning Programs

WBT Systems

They simply have more tools in their toolbox than the typical jack-of-all-trades association staff. Produce or oversee the production of videos, audios, and presentations and assemble it all with an authoring tool such as Storyline or Captivate. Create assessment tools to measure progress. #3: The survey report also said instructional designers “implement the full potential of their learning management system (LMS) and other online tools.”

Telework Cool Tools: SlideRocket

Tech Soup Blog

SlideRocket also has drag-and-drop authoring tools and customizable presentation templates that allow users to create presentations from any web browser. SlideRocket's free Desktop Presenter tool allows you to download the presentation to your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. If you use presentations for fundraising or outreach, note that SlideRocket keeps track of viewer data and provides analytics tools that let you to see how popular a presentation is.

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The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation

Beth Kanter

Do you have a budget to hire Chatbot programmer (you’d need this for a more elaborate chatbot) or will you use one of the free and low cost chatbot authoring tools, like Octiveai , Manychat , or Chatfuel. The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation by Allison Fine and Beth Kanter. What nonprofits need to do to make sure that they are in charge of the bots, not the other way around.

Sprout - A Flash Editor - Let's You Customize Your Own Widget

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The product is a drag-and-drop Flash authoring tool built on Adobe's Flex. That's a widget I just created using Sproutbuilder , a new product form the creators of ChipIn. According to Jason Ricci, Chief Product Officer, Sprout is a concept that grew out of our work at Chipin - and we definitely haven't lost our nonprofit roots.look for more fun functionality geared towards nonprofits in the future.

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Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

Many organizations are using eLearning content authoring tools such as Lectora, Articulate, Captivate, Camtasia, iSpring, and others. These tools have the capabilities to create very engaging and interactive course content, but in order to deliver this content to your members, your association LMS will need to support eLearning content standards. What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations?

Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

In “ 4 Tech Trends That Can Help You Design More Effective E-Learning ” on the Association for Talent Development’s learning technologies blog , the author emphasizes that “ Designing a responsive course should no longer be a nice-to-have feature; it should be a requirement. These applications may include, for example, social media applications or eLearning content authoring tools.