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eLearning Authoring Review: iSpring

By BL Snodgrass on Jun 26, 2019 7:00:00 AM

iSpring Suite is a standalone course authoring toolkit that is an add-on to PowerPoint. Pricing starts at $770 for a lifetime license, with functional add-ons at an additional cost, like a content library, cloud service for collaboration, rapid response support and regular upgrades. Because it is a desktop product, it requires a maintenance plan to get regular upgrades. It also requires the purchase of a PowerPoint license to use the product.

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eLearning Authoring Review: Trivantis Lectora Inspire

By BL Snodgrass on Jun 19, 2019 10:22:55 AM

Trivantis Lectora Inspire is desktop eLearning authoring software package that ranks at the top of authoring tools. Lectora Inspire, which at first glance, is a relatively pricey authoring tool (begins at $2595 for an annual license + maintenance) is one of the best desktop tools available. It has a robust set of features that will meet your authoring needs well into the future - evolving as your needs change, but is also easy enough for newbies to get up and running quickly. And of course, Lectora Inspire produces AICC/SCORM compliant courses - so you can use them in any AICC/SCORM compliant LMS.

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Benefits of an LMS & How To Know if You Need One?

By BL Snodgrass on Jun 7, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Did you know that approximately 40 percent of US organizations report that they have an LMS? According to the market research firm Markets and Markets, the LMS industry will grow by 19.8% compounded annual growth rate between now and 2023. So, what exactly is a learning management system anyway? And why do I need one?

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Training Vendor Review Guidebook

By BL Snodgrass on May 22, 2019 3:20:34 PM

Are you looking to purchase off-the-shelf training courses that will work in your LMS? While it can be daunting to find a vendor that will suit the evolving needs of your organization, it’s important to remember that not only are you purchasing a course library, you're also starting a partnership with the vendor - a relationship that should simplify your training programs and meet your needs now, and in the future.

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2019 Training Content Vendor Review: Emtrain

By BL Snodgrass on May 16, 2019 12:48:43 PM

This is the final in a series of online safety/business training vendor reviews. These vendors sell off-the-shelf training courses.
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2019 Training Content Vendor Review: BizLibrary

By BL Snodgrass on Apr 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

This is the third in a series of online safety/business training vendor reviews. These vendors sell off-the-shelf training courses.
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2019 Training Content Vendor Review: Skillsoft

By BL Snodgrass on Apr 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

This is the second in a series of online safety/business training vendor reviews. These vendors sell off-the-shelf training courses.
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2019 Training Content Vendor Review

By BL Snodgrass on Apr 4, 2019 8:30:00 AM

This is the first in a series of online safety training vendor reviews. These vendors sell off-the-shelf training courses. 

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LMS System Selection & Evaluation Toolkit Part 2

By BL Snodgrass on Mar 25, 2019 12:10:43 PM

This is the second in a two-part series.

Last post we talked about defining the LMS selection process, and gather background information so you are well prepared to evaluate potential LMS applications. In this post we focus on creating a requirements list, with specific tasks and scenarios to aid in the evaluation of each LMS.

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LMS System Selection & Evaluation Toolkit - Part 1

By BL Snodgrass on Mar 25, 2019 11:57:12 AM

This is the first in a two-part series.

You may be researching Learning Management Systems because you are new to online training. Or you may be researching alternative LMS Systems because it is time to replace your current product because the LMS doesn't have the features you require.

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