Many people have no idea on when it comes to the LMS landscape. They assume that the larger players are the best, the smaller ones are the worst. They are unfamiliar with the how the market works and what is out there. They never know the inside scoop. Now, they will.
Mindflash.com’s solution is called a training management system. While it simple to use, some of its features are confusing and appears that it it taking an ILT approach to WBT.
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The premise of WBT courses is being morphed from its true premise of non-linear learning, where an end user can access anywhere, at any time, and as often as they want into a section or sub-section of a course, into a ILT approach, under the guise of online learning.
While people often race out to get a LMS/LCMS, they may not need or want all the features that come with them, but believe they have nowhere else to go. A CMS – Content Management System, maybe is what they are really seeking.
HTML5 is on its way, with stronger video/audio, multimedia capabilities far superior to Flash. What this means to e-learning, is the power to change the playing field, do more than ever before and take your learner to the next level.
SCORM Cloud has the possibility to become a real game changer, with its capacity to have SCORM 2004 compliant courses, uploaded from the end user in the “cloud” and the ability to test, deploy and report all in the “cloud”, regardless of your solution.
Social media continues to grow and expand on a constant rate. As a result, new opportunities and features are possible to incorporate in social learning, regardless of the platform – LMS/LCMS, standalone, learning community, portal, etc.
For social learning to achieve success, it must be integrated into social media. While some can argue that this is web 2.0, it is more along the lines of social media moving beyond its initial incarnation under the buzzword web 2.0.
There is no reason to drop hundreds of dollars for Dreamweaver CS3, CS4 or CS5, especially since there are plenty of open source competitors out there that can mimic Dreamweaver in many areas and even surpass it on other levels.