A built-in quiz engine is one of the basic features of any learning management system (LMS). You should consider the quiz/assessment development feature as an important criterion, while selecting a new LMS. Each organization may have unique assessment requirements, even though their overall objective is to assess learners. Pre-assessments can be used to check employee skillsets before the actual training, so that, based on the score, appropriate training can be assigned. Post-assessments are used to assess learners’ skills and training effectiveness.
Now-a-days, almost all organizations have an online training portal or Learning Management System (LMS) to manage their online training programs. It’s true that technology-enabled learning will largely impact the performance of an individual. Learning technology is growing so fast that now almost everything is becoming possible. Now, there is no separate concept of classroom training and eLearning. All sorts of training programs, such as eLearning, classroom, virtual, collaborative, or social can be merged into one platform and served as blended learning.
Finally, the much awaited day has arrived and Articulate launched its enhanced eLearning authoring tool – “Articulate 360”. As the name implies, it can provide a complete solution for eLearning and mobile learning development. Adobe Captivate and Lectora have already launched the responsive design feature. Most developers were waiting for Articulate to add the responsive design feature because of its intuitiveness and ability to develop bug-free courses for all devices.
Early training portal technologies were training-centric where learners had to configure their systems according to the training format and therefore, it was difficult and expensive to deliver training in various formats. Along with the training content, plugin installations and configuration settings were provided to learners. For example, if a course was compatible with a particular operating system and Internet browser, required a Flash player to play, and the pop-up blocker was to be disabled, and cookies enabled, it was the responsibility of the learners to setup the minimum requirements to access the course.
Nowadays technologies are growing very fast and we see new technology launched very often. No doubt the enhanced technology will really improve the performance of existing system. However, you are flooded with a surfeit of technologies to choose from. While you might not have the technical knowledge about it, you cannot ignore them also. You need to be aware about the challenges and demands of your learners. It is important that you should make use of the latest technologies to build efficiencies and get better ROI.
Nowadays setting up eLearning in an organization has become easy. You have various options to choose from, based on your need and budget. The only challenge is to identify what do specifically want – how do you want the system to function according to your organization’s learning and training needs. If you are clear with these questions, you have done 50% of your work. In order to setup eLearning in your organization from scratch, you need to consider the following three basic things.
Now-a-days everything from banking, billing, ticketing, to learning and training is happening online. It reduces a lot of time and effort spent managing or using such services. The most important point is that all these activities can be done anytime and anywhere through online applications. A new trend has already started where all these online applications are also available for all mobile devices. Some of them are the “web app” which helps access the online application through a mobile browser and the “native app” which will be installed in the mobile itself.
Training meant dedicating a couple of days to attend a full-day workshop at an offsite location and it would take place as a once-in-a-year event. However, corporate training has changed a lot in the last few years. Employees had to be trained more frequently and elaborate offsite arrangements were not feasible. Hence, e-learning was adopted. Organizations invested huge amounts to set up the learning management system and host e-learning courses. While this worked well for some time, in recent times, we have noticed that most of the courses that have been developed with huge costs have no takers. Let’s explore why this happens.
From 2015 onward, all websites and trainings in Canada should be complaint to WCAG standards. By 2025,Ontario wants to implement this law completely because according to the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, by 2036, 1 in every 5 will be a person with some disability.
E-learning development projects sometimes execute smoothly but at other times become so complex that it gets stuck midway. Even though detailed planning and standard project management processes are used, there are chances that we may not be successful with the project.