Microlearning: Training for a new generation of learners

Posted by Ed Gipple on Jun 13, 2016 10:09:44 AM

L&D in small units makes for more effective eLearning courses

Microlearning is by no means a new concept to learning and development professionals, however, it is rapidly becoming the ideal method to train today’s connected learners in the corporate training environment. A traditional linear and rigid course model with lengthy lectures is no longer the most effective method to encourage a collaborative experience between developers and learners.

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Tags: eLearning, Corporate Training

Size Matters

Posted by Brian Kleeman on Dec 1, 2015 1:55:12 PM

Amongst the millions of Inquisiq users, several create their own lessons using a variety of authoring tools (Articulate, Captivate, etc.).  Most of time, they simply upload these lessons (SCORM packages) into the LMS, and then import them to automatically create a course.  For extremely large SCORM packages (200MB or more), Inquisiq has a “Fetch” feature that allows a server to server transfer.  However, just because you can upload a large SCORM package, doesn’t mean that you should.  Here’s why.

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Tags: Corporate Training, LMS Features, SCORM, Training Providers, LMS Support, Software as a Service (Saas), Uncategorized

Benefits of Having a 3rd Party Authoring Tool

Posted by Brian Kleeman on Nov 17, 2014 3:06:22 PM

In our last post we covered the basics to selecting and finding the right Authoring Tool for you and your organization’s training development.  Now we dive into the WHY.  Why is it beneficial to have a tool outside of your LMS as opposed to having one within the LMS? We are going to provide some “food for thought” on why having an Authoring Tool outside of your LMS could be the smartest thing you do for your present and long range eLearning success.

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Tags: Corporate Training, LMS Features, SCORM, Training Providers, Uncategorized

What is an Authoring Tool?

Posted by Brian Kleeman on Oct 30, 2014 10:20:25 AM

An eLearning authoring tool is a software package with which you can develop, create and package eLearning content so it is deliverable to end users.  Many programs can be considered authoring tools, including Flash and PowerPoint.  However, only a specific group of programs include support for eLearning content standards such as SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model).  Some examples of these programs (but not all) include: Articulate Storyline and Studio, Composica, Captivate, Lectora and Camtasia.

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Tags: Corporate Training, LMS Features, SCORM, Training Providers

LMS Hosting: Our Inquisiq Datacenter

Posted by Brian Kleeman on Feb 20, 2013 2:56:31 PM

Many people ask us about the details of our Inquisiq Hosting services. It’s no secret; we are very proud and pleased with our relationship with Expedient.

Expedient Data Centers provides the optimal environment in which to house our critical systems. The data center provides redundant fiber connectivity directly to multiple Tier-1 carriers, including Level 3, and XO Communications. Expedient offers a fully redundant Cisco Powered network with 24x7x365 monitoring and redundant power sources.

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Tags: Corporate Training, Software as a Service (Saas)

Changing LMS Providers

Posted by Ed Gipple on Nov 15, 2012 5:45:11 PM

Craig Weiss penned an article on his blog, “LMS Stories – Fantasy or Reality”, which is a meandering stroll through a variety of LMS concerns, questions, and suggestions. One section mentions the ‘top five reasons’ that companies stick with their learning management systems despite dissatisfaction with the product. Let’s address some from our perspective…

Fear Factor (if you move your data it will be lost)

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Tags: Corporate Training, LMS Features

Who Uses the Inquisiq LMS?

Posted by Ed Gipple on Oct 25, 2012 9:55:30 AM

Our full-featured, affordable, and user-friendly LMS is primarily targeted to the small to medium sized business and to on-line training providers. However, we have quite a range of clients - from large government agencies to small entrepreneurial businesses who have found Inquisiq to be the perfect learning management system (or sometimes referred to as a ‘virtual learning environment’ – VLE) solution for their needs; from internal eLearning requirements to training initiatives for the general public, or targeted groups, requiring eCommerce capabilities.

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Tags: Corporate Training, Training Providers, Software as a Service (Saas)

Why Should I Use an LMS?

Posted by Heather Zauner on Jul 26, 2012 11:06:55 AM

A Learning Management System offers a consolidated training platform that benefits anyone looking to improve their skillset; from individuals who may need training for a new career path to employees furthering their current career development. An LMS also offers companies, organizations, institutions, and entrepreneurs a way to disseminate and monetize their training courseware, as well as track a learner’s access and progress.

Employers and employees can use the LMS to find, register, and track training courseware relevant to their needs. An LMS is also an excellent way manage career goals with the training records residing in one system that is accessible to you online at any time you have an internet connection available. And, of course, in areas where compliance training is required, an LMS offers a perfect solution for helping to protect your organization.

That said, the advantages of an LMS can certainly vary across groups and individuals...

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Tags: Corporate Training, LMS Features

What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?

Posted by Heather Zauner on Jun 21, 2012 1:43:43 PM

A good way to start the blog on our Inquisiq LMS product is to define exactly what an LMS is for and can do. One starting point, as the search engines seem to agree, is Wikipedia,

"A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, and reporting of training programs, classroom and online events, e-learning programs, and training content."

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Tags: Corporate Training, LMS Features, SCORM, LMS Support