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Rapid e-learning

Like all things in technology, e-learning is always evolving to meet the needs of the people who use it. One phrase we are asked about regularly is 'Rapid e-Learning'.

What is Rapid e-Learning?

Rapid Learning (or Rapid e-Learning Development) generally refers to the production process of creating e-learning courses quickly and effectively without having to use overly complicated software or programming techniques. Courses built this way can be concise for the learner and fairly swiftly put together for the course provider – this can be an important factor, as information and training on specialist subjects often need to be imparted in...

Adaptive Learning Technology and the recruitment process.

In the last decade online learning technology has grown at a very rapid pace.  I have just come back from an exploratory trip to Europe and I am amazed at the advanced learning technology now on offer at a fraction of the cost it was just a few years ago. Learner Management Systems are really old news. They require expensive IT investment, considerable time investment and usually required expensive consultant support to upload content.  All that is a thing of the past now and the development of cloud based computing makes software as a service (SAAS) affordable and convenient. Adaptive Learning...

So what on earth is cloud computing?

"What's the cloud?" "Where is the cloud?" "Are we in the cloud now?!" These are all questions you've probably heard or even asked yourself. The term "cloud computing" is everywhere. In fact you have probably “got your head in the clouds” if you haven’t heard of it! In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer's hard drive. The cloud is just another name for the Internet. It goes back to the days of graphic power point presentations that would represent the gigantic server-farm infrastructure of the Internet as nothing but...

So what is Adaptive Learning all about?

In order to get a grasp of what adaptive learning is all about; let’s understand the fundamentals of e learning and how advances in technology are allowing us to progress.

On-line Learning and LMS systems

On-line learning has been around for the past decade or so. Initially it was somewhat restricted in that it was really just a data storage area to keep learning content in a centralized place and to “feed it to learners when required”. Learning Management Systems (or LMS’S) required an onsite server to keep track of all the content and manage the learner process. Content was limited, relatively...