Out-of-the-box options may be suitable for some, but organizations must be able to personalize their LMS platform. In this article, I’ll highlight 10 LMS customization options you should consider for your new LMS.
In today’s day and age it’s easy to agree that businesses need to do more to protect themselves from cyber attacks. New reports of massive, damaging hacks are a daily occurrence. Business owners and technologists are wondering if it will ever stop. Could it be we have overlooked the most fundamental step in defending critical digital assets? Read on to find out how application security training through e-learning is an absolute requirement for all Web Developers, IT Managers and Technologists.
What is a White Label e-Learning Platform? Have you ever stayed at a Marriott or Hilton hotel and wondered how they could provide such great service and make soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion, too? Well, obviously they don’t. These are White Label products. A White Label product is a product that is made by one company and sold with another company’s brand, logo and identity. This is done all the time by companies that want to offer a product that they don’t have the expertise to make. Likewise, a White Label e-Learning Platform is a Learning Management System (LMS) created and maintained by a LMS provider that is branded for another company.
The acronym LMS stands for Learning Management System and is typically associated with online learning programs or e-learning. Simply put, it is the software that makes an e-learning program function. But it really is so much more.
Companies now face a significant roadblock to mobile accessibility, their own courseware. For over a decade, Flash has been the preferred method of delivering rich content to users.
I’ll bet you’re not surprised to hear that the answer is “it depends”. Let’s look at a possible scenario. We’ll use as an example a growing company with 500 employees that needs an eLearning module on regulatory compliance that all employees must complete. The three options they explore are to build it themselves, to purchase a generic library course at $20.00/learner or to have a custom content developer build a highly interactive course module just for them for the cost of $15,000. They reject the first option because they wisely recognize that they lack the skills and resources they need to do it well. So, for option two the math looks simple. 500 X $20= $10,000. Clearly less expensive than option three, right? Yes, for year one, but remember, we said that they are growing so let’s say they add 100 employees a year for the next 5 years. That’s an additional 500 and an additional $10,000. So now the total investment in the library course is $20,000 and growing each year. Meanwhile the custom content is still $15,000.
What if the information you needed was whispered in your ear, just when you needed it the most? Sound futuristic? Creepy? Maybe a little spooky? Or could it simply be technology? And what if we said that all that is already happening to people right now… and it’s happening because people are asking for it? Welcome to the world of location-based augmented learning.
You’ve probably heard that the only silly question is the one that you didn’t ask. Well, technology has now taken that saying one step further. Voice recognition allows us to talk to, rather than through, our mobile devices. One of the best things about our mobile devices… they don’t judge. No question is too silly.
I’ll bet that when you encounter the phrase ‘augmented learning’ you get a mental picture of a person, wearing a high tech set of goggles or a helmet, with an expression of opened-mouthed, rapt wonder on his/her face. Right? That’s augmented learning. Right? Well, I’m not sure that’s what augmented learning looks like today, and that’s what we’re exploring in this three part series.
Often we find our clients asking about new technologies they hear about in the e-learning world. One that keeps coming up over and over is the Tin Can API (sometime called Experience API or simply xAPI). So, exactly what is Tin Can API?