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eLearning Software for the 21st Century

Imagine for a moment that you’ve jumped ahead eighty years. What would the state of education reveal? No one holds a crystal ball that can tell us this. Eighty years ago, television was still a rare novelty and low capacity electronic computers the size of large rooms were ten years from becoming a reality. Few,… Read more »

Tools to Adapt Your Courses to SCORM Standards

Tools to Adapt Your Courses to SCORM Standards

OpenSesame relies on the widely-recognized SCORM and AICC standards to ensure that we can connect any author’s courses to any learner’s LMS.  Standards are like chalk on a chalkboard: they are the tools that enable us to keep our promise to unlock elearning for authors and consumers through a simple, open marketplace. We have heard from… Read more »

Go Beyond Basic e-Learning Software to Create Engaging Content

Creating Engaging E-Learning Software

Creating effective elearning courses is kind of like building a collage: a bit of video here, a couple of graphics there, a simulation here and eventually everything comes together to create an engaging and informative experience. If you are an e-learning developer, you know that different media and design techniques are appropriate for different learning… Read more »

David Glow on OpenSesame beta testing: fast, straightforward administration

David Glow on OpenSesame beta testing: fast, straightforward administration

I was extremely impressed when I recently performed beta testing for OpenSesame. The value proposition of this service is simple:     •    Elearning developers can upload and sell standards-compliant elearning     •    Companies can purchase content, which will operate on any Learning Management System (LMS)   Win-Win.  Developers get an opportunity to widely market and… Read more »

Customer Service Training: A Look at your Options

Customer Service Training: A Look at your Options

With consumers now more conscious about the quality of customer service that they get, customer service training is an important factor that businesses the world over are now investing in. Customer service has now been realized to have a direct effect in retaining customers and helping build better business. This has resulted in customer service… Read more »

a world of options for training

Training and Development: A World of Options

First, let’s define our terms. Training and development includes different but interconnected activities that organizations sponsor in order to improve the productivity, skills and abilities of their teams. The organization or business benefits from increased effectiveness and each employee benefits from an expanded skill set. Let’s look a little more closely at some of the… Read more »

Steve Nguyen: What I Learned at DevLearn 10

Steve Nguyen: What I Learned at DevLearn 10

I remember leaving DevLearn 2009 and thinking, “This was THE BEST conference experience I’ve ever had.”  At that moment, I knew a return trip was in order in 2010.  Coming into this year’s edition of DevLearn, I had different expectations that last year.  In 2009, it was all about bringing home those two or three… Read more »

The role of standards compliance in the elearning marketplace

The role of standards compliance in the elearning marketplace

I recently joined a discussion in the ELearning Guild’s LinkedIn group with this subject line: “How important is SCORM compliance today? Has anyone decided not to use SCORM when developing content?” Briefly, the party line in the group appears to be that the advantages of SCORM compliance are: Portability: When your course is SCORM compatible,… Read more »