Users of Europeâ€™s leading learning content management system (LCMS) met in London recently to discuss the latest developments and plans for the system and its related suite of products.
This latest in a series of regular User Group conferences, held at venues throughout Europe, began with Fabrizio Giorgini, head of R&D at Italy-based eXact learning solutions, explaining the developments in the eXact learning suite of products over the past year and then outlining eXact learning solutionsâ€™ plans for its products over the next year.
The User Group conference included presentations from eXact learning suite clients The British Council; the telecoms company, TelefÃ³nica UK; eLfH, which is part of NHS Health Education England, and the Ireland-based learning materials provider, Intuition.
In particular, Rich Brook and Asi DeGani, of Telefonica, outlined a project in which they were given just two and half weeks to produce a major online learning programme. Asi explained, â€œWe knew we had three options: change the launch date; commission the work to be done externally, or handle it in-house.
â€œIt wasnâ€™t practical to delay the launch. Our preferred external supplier said that they would expect to charge Â£20,000 for the project but they wouldnâ€™t undertake it because there was not enough time for them to complete it.
â€œThis meant that we had to build it in-house, which we did â€“ within the deadline – using the eXact learning LCMS. So, in other words, using the eXact learning LCMS had saved us Â£20,000 â€“ and we met a key deadline which, otherwise, would not have been achievable. Moreover, we received praise for the high quality of the learning materials,â€ he added.
â€œIn addition, the eXact suite is easier to use than â€˜conventionalâ€™ authoring tools,â€ Rich commented.
Conference delegates also heard a presentation from Bryan Eldridge, a US-based senior consultant with eXact learning solutions, who, in looking to the future of the online learning technology industry, offered some suggestions for developing a Model of Instruction (MOI). An MOI is the conceptual representation, via templates and activities, of an instructional strategy intended to effectively support a given learning outcome or competency within a specific context across both formal and formal contexts.
â€œAn MOI approach provides a systematic strategy to ensure that the organisationsâ€™ overarching learning and training goals are integrated regardless of the components,â€ said Bryan. â€œIt helps the organisation to move from an â€˜e-Readingâ€™ to an â€˜e-Everythingâ€™ model – and provides a framework for incorporating and supporting both formal and informal activities.â€
About eXact learning solutions
eXact learning solutions is a leading business solution provider in the field of Digital Learning Content Management. Its content lifecycle care solutions include modular and interoperable tools enabling, supporting and optimizing specific processes within a Digital Learning Content ecosystem: collaborative content creation; structured and workflow-based content management, and multiple output delivery of content in any desired format, channel, device and language, with any look & feel.
The eXact learning Suite comprises a fully-fledged, enterprise-wide Learning Content Management System (eXact learning LCMS), a professional template-based authoring environment, comprising an advanced, local client application and a 100% web-based tool (eXact learning Packager and Online Editor) as well as an app to manage, deliver and track learning content through iOS and Android-based mobile devices (eXact learning Mobile). The eXact learning solutionsâ€™ end-to-end provisioning is completed by a set of high level professional services including consulting, training and technical support in the field of Digital Learning Content Management.
eXact learning solutions is a sister company of LATTANZIO Group, a holding company based in Italy which integrates knowledge-intensive business services blending management consulting, IT services, training and e-learning, market research and communication.
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