European Events added to Learning Events Calendar

Thanks to an email from friends at Mohive, I’ve added a few European events to the November Elearning Events Calendar. World of LearningNovember 14-15Birmingham, UK Personal Forum by HR NorgeNovember 28–30Trondheim, Norway Online EducaNovember 29-December 1Berlin, Germany As usual, dates, location, description and site links are provided in the calendar.


Why is it that sometimes animated characters make content more compelling and sometimes they seem, well, creepy? It seems like this can be the case, even for the same use, but just with different viewers. My friend and colleague, Professor Mark Salisbury, produces 2-3 minute segments on Knowledge Management for an NPR affiliate in Albuquerque, […]

Online Elearning Seminars Added to Calendar

I’ve already received feedback on my Elearning Events Calendar and am posting a few online events to the calendar. I just added an ASTD event, Virtual Classroom session- What’s Next in eLearning, with Tony Karrer, Ph.D. Next up, I’ll be adding entries for the Adobe eLearning Luminary Series that starts in a few weeks with […]

Google Calendar for Elearning Events

When I was at Macromedia, there were always a slew of tradeshows to attend, and I often had to juggle conflicting schedules and opportunities. I regularly pulled together a calendar with all the various events from different sources to help with planning and preparation. Now I’m trying out the new Google Calandar application on my […]

Another vendor adds PENS support- OutStart

Businesswire shows that OutStart Announces PENS Support. I’ll update the link to point to the OutStart site, as soon as it is available there. Great to have another vendor on-board, and I look forward to seeing their implementation working with others at the plugfest that starts tomorrow. The interoperability labs run Tuesday afternoon, with vendor […]

How-to use Captivate 2 and PENS

Here is a quick 2-3 minute demonstration of how to publish directly from Captivate 2 to an LMS or LCMS using PENS- Publish directly to LMS with Captivate 2 using PENS. I’ve been getting a few question about this from end-users and various vendors preparing for the PENS Plugfest, so I thought it would be […]

AICC PENS Plugfest in Vancouver

I’ve been busy preparing for the AICC Meetings and PENS Plugfest happening next week. For starters, I added SSL support to the hosted version of the PENS test tools that I offer online (sample HTML form here, and PHP-based PENS command validator here or SSL here). This change has not been integrated to the official […]

AICC Certifications for Oracle and Saba – They Do Care

Congratulations to Oracle for achieving AICC certification of Peoplesoft Enterprise Learning Management 9.0. Likewise,, kudos to Saba for achieving AICC certification of Saba Enterprise Learning Suite Version 5 on September 6, 2006. Back in the Spring of 2006 I questioned the commitment of some LMS vendors to standards. It is great to see two major […]