Government Elearning! Magazine

FALL 2016

Elearning! Magazine: Building Smarter Companies via Learning & Workplace Technologies.

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New 48 Fall 2016 Government Elearning! Products: Products: Solutions Solutions Products: Solutions MICROSOFT LAUNCHES PLANNER Microso Microso Office is launching a new prod- Office is launching a new prod- uct uct to its line-up, Microso Planner. e to its line-up, Microso Planner. e team team collaboration soware gives users a collaboration soware gives users a visual visual platform to organize plans, assign platform to organize plans, assign tasks, tasks, share files, chat and more. Planners share files, chat and more. Planners use use of "Boards" keep projects organized. of "Boards" keep projects organized. "Cards" "Cards" are on the boards and utilize due are on the boards and utilize due dates, dates, attachments, categories and conver- attachments, categories and conver- sations. sations. e Cards can be organized into e Cards can be organized into "Buckets" "Buckets" which can be color-coded and which can be color-coded and prioritized. prioritized. One of the benefits of Planner is that it's eas- ily ily integrated into other Microso Office ser- integrated into other Microso Office ser- vices vices allowing users to attach Word, Excel and allowing users to attach Word, Excel and PowerPoint PowerPoint files to a card. Beyond that, the files to a card. Beyond that, the program program integrates with OneNote and every integrates with OneNote and every plan plan has a OneNote Notebook created for it. has a OneNote Notebook created for it. —More info: microso.com OUTCONS LEARNING MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS Recently Recently launched OutCons has more launched OutCons has more than than the typical LMS capabilities, it acts as the typical LMS capabilities, it acts as a distribution center for learning. Wheth- er mobile, on site, or hosted in the cloud, consultants help administrators optimize their LMS and its infrastructure allowing employees to get information they want and need. e program offers custom soware and mobile applications, data and soware and mobile applications, data and content migration, and SCORM/AICC Courseware integration. eir customer soware solutions include application development, system architecture, search engine optimization and website and graphic design. —More info: outcons.com MICROLEARNING WITH KNOWLEDGEBYTES Knowledge Bytes is an elegant learning platform for content curation and content aggregation. e company has recently expanded its microlearning options allow- ing users to position content for anytime access or as part of Knowledge Path. Us- ers can groom content to match interests, stay current on new information, and learn on-the-go on their mobile devices. Administrators have access to simple customizations and repurpose existing information. —More info: knowledge-bytes.com ELOGIC LEARNING LAUNCHES NEW VERSION OF ITS LMS Version 10 (v10) of eLogic Learning's eS- Sential LMS is now available to all current and new clients. This latest version of the eSSential LMS This latest version of the eSSential LMS was based off of feedback the company received from current clients as well as numerous industry analysts. The intent was to create a more modern LMS design as well as improve various features within as well as improve various features within the system for an even better user and administrator experience. It's easy to use for both administrators and learners; has a configurable design; has an advanced e-commerce engine; robust reporting ca- pabilities; supports many authoring tools such as Claro, Articulate and Captivate; and is supported on mobile platforms. —More info: elogiclearning.com AREA9'S ADAPTIVE LEARNING APPROACH FILLS KNOWLEDGE GAPS Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) made their Area9 testimonial public at the ATD Conference. Area9 Learning's adaptive learning methods helped the modular mid-range and high-end storage sys- tems, software and services company achieve a 50-percent decrease in train- ing time for its sales teams and uncover and remediate critical knowledge gaps. The platform uses a "teaching-by-asking model to personalize the learning ex- perience in real time. As individuals answer content-related questions and give each response a confidence rating, the system analyzes the responses and customizes the path through the con- tent, delivering material most applicable to each learner's needs. The result of Area9's adaptive approach is that users reach target proficiency in much less time and gain a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. —More info: area9learning.com

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