The results are in. A vast majority of our respondents responded that they used mobile devices at their workplace. 74% of respondents indicated that they used mobile devices at their workplace. We have more interesting results here.
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Open Letter To E-Learning/ Training Pros
So the other day I was conducting a live demo of the eLeaP LMS tool and got a question that made me sit up and take notice. Many of us in the e-learning space throw out buzz words and ‘cool’ phrases which while useful in certain settings, are a total distraction in others.
Terminology like SCORM, LMS, mobile learning, synchronous versus asynchronous, API, Single Signon, Gamification and many others might be make for super geeky conversation among the elites but are totally unhelpful when one is trying to assist a new customer or potential customer navigate the treacherous waters of vendor research, selection and implementation.
So what can be done?
If you have questions (any question) on business training or e-learning, call us 877-624-7226. We actually like talking to people.
And to my colleagues in the e-learning space, a little humility goes a long way. Let’s remember we are in the learning industry – not the ‘show-off’ industry.
President, Telania | eLeaP | Azimio
What makes eLeaP eCommerce LMS stand out from the field?
Based on these few features I have mentioned, I have no doubt that eLeaP will meet and exceed your needs better than any on the market. Get your free trial account at www.eleapsoftware.com to see for yourself.
If you have ever been frustrated about not being able to easily create and deploy feedback forms or surveys, your voice has been heard. eLeaP has upgraded the Feedback system available free in the LMS to enable you not only set up feedback forms in your courses but also require that the feedback be completed as part of the course credit process.
3 Easy Steps:
See a short video about how you can create and track your feedback forms in minutes.
New ecommerce pricing options, and introducing free License Distribution accounts so you can sell more eCommerce licenses.
Major changes we have made to the eCommerce LMS interface:
1. Pricing: We have revamped the pricing by adding in Tiered pricing and Volume pricing. Tiered pricing enables the system to charge different rates based on the number of users set for each user limit. For example if you buy 19 licenses it will be 10 x $10 plus 9 x $8.50. Volume pricing uses the total user limit associated with the purchased licenses to calculate the fees. For example if you buy 19 licenses, it will be 19 x $8.50. See a screen shothttp://screencast.com/t/mOf2jGUIK4To
2. We have added option to calculate re-ordering or upgrade pricing either using sum of the previous order and the new order or only using the new order to calculate the re-ordering or upgrade. This way, you can choose if you want your repeate buyers to benefit from lower pricing based on a total of their orders or simply keep each order as a unique transaction. See screen shot http://screencast.com/t/kBYC6toKpH
3. Added option for single users or corporate buyers to create a one-time account for their purchase. Corporate buyers will create a License Distribution Account (LDA) to enable them distribute their purchased licenses to their users. This gives them access to tracking and easy management as well as certification and interactive tools. See screen shot at http://screencast.com/t/E9nLZESXbgVH
Advances in video technologies and online delivery platforms have made the goal of video based training a reality. The eLeaP Learning Platform supports a whole hosts of video formats for online training.
Flash based videos have revolutionized the online training space. Using flash based videos in your presentation provide additional interactive and formative learning. If you need help converting your videos into Flash, use this link to send in your files https://dropbox.yousendit.com/Telania and we will be happy to help.
You can upload your videos in the popular .SWF format or the robust .FLV format.
Other Supported Formats: MPG, MPEG, MOV, WMV, MP3, MP4, M4V
Some also utilize the SCORM format to upload video based training.
What to Watch for:
While video is compelling, it is important that you understand the limitations of this medium. Video files by their very nature are large. This means that users who have slower connections might need to wait for the dreaded ‘buffering’ process before they can view your training. This is normal and a simple message in your course that this can occur typically solves the problem.
Another potential issue with video based training is downloading. Since certain formats require the user to download a copy of your video to their computer, this can lead to potential copyright abuse. While we have not detected this as big problem, it is important that you are made aware. One way to get around the download issue is to use Flash formatted videos since these typically play within the browser and are not ‘downloaded’.
While the eLeaP allows you to upload up to 500MB per file, we strongly urge you to consider breaking up large files (greater than 100MB) into several chunks. By breaking larger files into smaller chunks you not only improve the upload and access process, you also enable your users to engage in the presentation by taking an action to continue viewing the rest of the chunks instead of having to sit through one ‘long’ presentation. Simple is best. By the way, the size of a video depends on several factors: quality, screen size, length. There’s no hard and fast rule but this link will give you an idea: http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/846/63/
If you need support uploading videos into your account, contact eLeaP for help. Alternatively, you can send us your video files so we upload them for you. To send us files, use this link: https://dropbox.yousendit.com/Telania .
Don’t forget to check out the online training how-to video tutorials for how to upload videos. For tutorials go to: http://www.eleapsoftware.com/support.html
Since our first launch in 2005, eLeaP has been upgraded four times. Each new release is the result of intensive analysis, client interviews, and usability experts’ reviews incorporating the latest in e-learning, web-based training technology and web software architecture.
With our release of eLeaP4, we have provided our customers with cutting edge technology, extremely easy usability and unparalleled security and speed.
The domain of e-learning, virtual classrooms and remote training has advanced more than anyone could have imagined, just over the past decade. Remember the first experiments in “e-learning”? The very first remote training courses were little more than text on a screen that could be accessed from an FTP site or an intranet, offering the benefit of a remotely-accessed text, but not much more than that.
Today, e-learning has taken a whole new direction, creating a virtual environment that can be the functional equivalent of a live classroom, complete with multimedia, interactive environments, classroom forums, student tracking, and even electronic quizzes and tests. It is possible to provide just about any type of corporate training through an e-learning environment. In the academic world, if you’re ambitious, you can get an entire fully legitimate college degree online without ever setting foot inside a classroom. What’s next? Let’s take a look at what we can expect in the coming years in the world of online learning.