Author: rwheeler

Presentation on managing eLearning content

Taylor Wright of Drug-Free Business Solutions of Alpharetta, GA,( Atlanta area), gave a great presentation of a learning content management solution based on the Drupal CMS. The 45 minute session was recorded. The recording is available at

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Testing SCORM courses while waiting for the LMS to be ready

In an LMS implementation, there is a desire to start testing content early. If the LMS is in the process of being configured, it is very disruptive to the process to have content producers uploading content and testing it. In

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ADTransform Version 1.0 for Saba 6.1 and 7.x

Artifact is pleased to announce that ADTransform version 1.0 is available. The Artifact Data Transformer (ADTransform) is a data connector for ETVL applications. It reads or extracts data, transforms it, validates the resulting data streams and outputs the data streams.

Importance of multimedia

In a recent eLearning forum post, a forum member asked about how to make better use of audio in their courses. They were simply narrating all of the on-screen text and this was annoying the students since their ability to

Moodle vs Enterprise Quality LMS

We have done lots of Moodle sites that were implemented in a few days to get a course or set of courses available. I do not really consider these LMS implementations, they were really just content delivery platforms. Very few

Saba Social Demonstration Recording is available

The recording from the latest Saba Social demonstration is available at Saba Social Demonstration. Saba Social is an award winning enterprise social networking solution that transforms the workplace by enabling rapid innovation, knowledge sharing, and highly connected communities of employees, partners and customers. Saba Social uniquely, and securely, integrates social business software features such as […]

Social Networking promotes recognition of KM participants

At the executive breakfast to which I referred in my previous posting, there was mention of another benefit of private social networks that I found interesting. The ability of the system to track followers and their impressions of the people that they followed as well as the ability to specifically “+1″ on discussion comments, provides […]

Social Networking as an On-Boarding Accelerator.

At the recent Saba executive breakfast in Montreal, there was an interesting discussion about how organizations can use private social networks to accelerate the on-boarding process. In the scenario that was discussed, new employees arrive at their desk and are shown how to log into the organization’s portal. On login, their home page pops up […]

Project TinCan

In the Spring of 2011, key developers from Artifact were interviewed by a researcher from Project Tin Can. The results of this research is now being published. Project Tin Can is sponsored by ADL, the Department of Defense’s group that is responsible for the SCORM standard. Tin Can’s goal is to create a specification that […]

Quotes worth remembering

Three quotes from Andrew Carnagie “Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most […]