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Elearning effectiveness in doubt

Over half of learning and development managers (57%) now offer elearning as part of their training provision. But there are doubts about its effectiveness, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s annual learning and development survey
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Category: e-learning news

SyberWorks e-Learning Podcasts: Episode #19: Tips on Using Graphics in e-Learning

SyberWorks, Inc., a leader in custom e-Learning Solutions and the Learning Management System industry, today announces the next episode in their e-Learning Podcast Series: "Tips on Using Graphics in e-Learning."
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Category: e-learning Articles

eLearning DevCon 2008 Planned for Salt Lake City, Utah, July 14-16

Organizers for the e-learning developers conference, eLearning DevCon announced today that the 2008 event will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the University of Utah Campus on July 14-16.
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Category: e-learning news


Trainers Invited to attend Next eLearning Network Event: Building Learning Communities

Can self-study elearning stand alone? Is it possible for really meaningful learning to take place without support from experts and peers? Can learning communities enhance the user experience by providing learners with ongoing support, inspiration and shared expertise? These are the issues to be tackled at the eLN’s next event – Building Learning Communities.
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Category: e-learning news

Nigerians Urged to Embrace E-Learning

Nigerians have been tasked to fully embrace the innovativeness of e-learning, in view of the advances taking root already in all fields of endeavour all around the globe through information communications technology.
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Category: e-learning news


Blackboard Patent Claims Invalidated by US Patent Office

from Desire2Learn Patent-Info's Blog

On March 25, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office issued its Non-Final Action on the re-examination of the Blackboard Patent. We are studying the document, found here, but in short, the PTO has rejected all 44 of Blackboard’s claims. We caution that this is a NON-final action; both Blackboard and Desire2Learn will have an opportunity to comment before a final action will issue, and after that, the decision will be subject to appeals.

Category: General LMS


Bersin Study Finds GeoLearning to be Overall Enterprise LMS Customer Satisfaction Leader

GeoLearning further solidified its position as the top-rated enterprise learning management system company with findings from Bersin & Associates’ LMS Customer Satisfaction Study 2007: An Industry Analysis of the Customer Experience with Learning Management Systems. This comprehensive study identified GeoLearning as the customer satisfaction leader or co-leader in 17 of 20 measures for the enterprise LMS category. An overview of GeoLearning’s results from the new study, as well as the inaugural 2005 report, can be downloaded from www.geolearning.com/results.
Category: LMS product news

*ATutor 1.5.4 Released*

"ATutor is an Open Source Web-based Learning Content Management System (LCMS) designed with accessibility and adaptability in mind."

ATutor 1.5.4 has now been released. Users are encouraged to upgrade their systems to take advantage of the many new features available in this release. Some of these features include: additional test question types, as well as QTI 2.1 test question exporting; batch management of student accounts and a new administrator enrolment manager; and a new DIV based theme (blumin), among many other things.


*ATutor 1.5.4 Demo*
Category: LMS product news

OLAT 5.1.2 release

The OLAT team released OLAT 5.1.2. This is a bugfix release.

For a full list of changes please refer to the OLAT 5.1.2 release notes
http ://www.olat.org/public/download/releasenotes/5-1-x.html.
If you have any questions/comments, please post them to our lists at lists.olat.org.

The 5.1.2 release is available as source code release for production
environments and as demo installer release for testing purpose.
Please fetch your copy at the Download section http ://www.olat.org/public/download.html
at the olat.org website.

Thanks to the growing community that helped finding bugs that made this release more stable.
Please continue submitting any bugs you may encounter at bugs.olat.org. There you'll also be able to browse issues and bugs as well as see the detailed development roadmap.

Category: LMS product news


Blackboard Announces Patent Pledge in Support of Open Source Software and Home-Grown Course Management Systems

Blackboard Inc. , a leading provider of enterprise technology to the education community, announced today a "Patent Pledge" in support of learning institutions worldwide that use or develop open source and home-grown course management software as well as the commercial entities supporting them.
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Category: LMS media releases

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