Essential LMS features to support Instructor Led Courses

Instructor Led TrainingOne of the most significant benefits of eLearning is that it’s versatile. Utilizing an LMS can allow you to not only train employees remotely and offer online quickly and conveniently, but it can also be an ideal support tool for instructor led courses.

LMS gives organizations the ability to rapidly access, update, and store content and information all in one place, and offers both students and employees the opportunity to get more out of their educational experience. However, finding the right LMS to support instructor led courses is essential, as it will enable you to effectively manage events and curriculum in order to achieve maximum results.

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A Sneak Peek at eFrontPro: Offline courses

A Sneak Peek at eFrontPro: Offline coursesWeb-based applications are a wonderful thing: They give you the ability to access your information anywhere, anytime, using any internet-enabled device. Take for example a web-based LMS, like eFront: You can access your learning content from work using your laptop, from your smartphone using a mobile network or from your tablet using your home’s wifi.

But there’s a catch: You need to have an active internet connection to actually use the application. No internet availability where you are? What a pitty, all this information you needed right now is unavailable.

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A Sneak Peek at eFrontPro: User Interface

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The user interface (UI) of eFrontPro is based on Bootstrap-3. This means that, by default, eFrontPro has a fluid interface and unified UI and animation elements. But this is only the tip of iceberg as eFrontPro comes with a vast number of additional interface improvements that you will find handy. Let’s find out what’s new and noteworthy in this post.

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LMS Market Report (and how eFront Delivers)

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An LMS platform is an essential tool for the modern enterprise and organization. But, with all the available options and vendors, finding one with the right balance of features to cover all your educational and business needs can be quite daunting. Fortunately, there’s some help coming your way. Software Advice, the Texas based software experts offering detailed reviews, comparisons and advice to software buyers have just released their latest annual report for the LMS market.

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Growth of online learning

elearning_TreeOfKnowledgeIn recent years, online learning has exponentially increased in popularity. Technological innovations have enabled people of all ages to learn from a distance and by utilizing a variety of different mediums; from video tutorials to info graphics and slideshows. It is staggering how online much learning has evolved over the years, and how it continues to revolutionize modern educational practices.

With the creation of the World Wide Web in the 1990s, educational institutions soon began to incorporate technology within their educational practices.In 1994, the very first online curriculum was introduced by CALCampus. Their online school was made available for several major telecommunications networks; including PC-Link, AppleLink, AOL and CompuServe amongst others. Significantly, in early 1995, CALCampus Online Campus made its online school available through the Internet as CALCampus.com. In this way, CALCampus was instrumental in introducing the concept of online-based schools for the public; enabling real-time classroom tutorials to take place via the Internet.

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Epignosis at the Future Internet Assembly

Future Internet AssemblyIn the advanced stage of the information society in which we live in, education and skills acquisition have become more important than ever. The increasing demand for highly skilled professionals and for the constant re-education of the workforce has made learning tools and knowledge acquisition technologies part of the essential infrastructure for shaping the future.

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), especially, have been the first wave of this learning tools evolution, offering a cost-effective and accessible path to education for the masses. Still, MOOCs are far from being the ultimate solution to cover all current and future learning needs.

The “Beyond MOOCs: The Future of Learning on the Future Internet” session of the Future Internet Assembly (Thursday 20 March, 09:00-11:00) focuses on the latest trends and developments on the e-learning front. Our CEO and co-founder Dimitris Tsigos, will be presenting Epignosis’ tools support community and our personalised learning innovations based on the concept of “collective knowledge”

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A Sneak Peek at eFrontPro

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As we approach the release date of eFrontPro’s public beta we feel it’s time to discuss what should be expected.

eFrontPro (originally code-named eFront4) is a huge step forward on a number of fronts. It combines the depth of eFront with a new fluid interface, reworked internals and support for blended learning.  At the same time, eFrontPro maintains a familiar tone.

This is the first of a series of articles in which we will be analyzing the following features of eFront:

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eFront as a SumTotal alternative

boxing glovesThroughout last year we worked with an important Canadian customer on a transition project. The client was using SumTotal as its backbone LMS and was in need of a comprehensive and efficient alternative solution. After an exhaustive research process, the client chose eFront.

In this post I will describe the business needs that made it imperative for the client to make the transition, and why eFront was chosen. I will also describe the project and its challenges.

Why change from SumTotal

The decision to move away from SumTotal was not an easy one. SumTotal is one of the leaders in the LMS space for numeral reasons. Its products can be found in almost any vertical industry, spanning from mining to health.

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