SCORM 2004 Vendor News

Some other good SCORM news is that Rustici Software is working on a testing tool that will help clarify/visualize Simple Sequencing and Navigation Rules and the resulting activity tree. Beta testing should begin soon, so look for an announcement or contact them if you are interested. Last month, I bashed a few LMS vendors about […]

SCORM 2004 News – 3rd Edition Public Draft

I just got back from last week’s SCORM 2004 Technical Work Group meetings, and it seems like there will be some great clarifications in SCORM 2004 3rd Edition, particularly for Simple Sequencing and Navigation. That is the good news. The bad news is that it Simple Sequencing isn’t all that simple and can be quite […]

Portable Firefox 1.5.0.2 Released

From PortableApps.com | Your Digital Life, Anywhere™:"Portable Firefox 1.5.0.2 Released"Submitted by John T. Haller on April 28, 2006 – 12:38pm. Portable Firefox 1.5.0.2 has been released. Portable Firefox is the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser packaged with a PortableApps Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with […]

Certification: Do LMS Vendors Really Care?

I noticed that only 1of leading LMS vendor has their current product certified by AICC. Only one major LMS has a current SCORM 2004 Certification. Read on to find out who IS certified. Curious who isn’t certified right now for either standard? As of this writing I don’t see Oracle, Saba, SAP, or SumTotal when […]

Must-have Resources for Authorware

It has been 18 years since I first saw Authorware (then Course of Action) in grad school and 15 years since I first drew a paycheck from using it. Once again I am deep into Authorware development. I’m updating some projects to make better use of Javascript and XML technology as well as improvements to […]

Questionmark 2006 Conference Presentation

I had a great time at the Questionmark User Conference last week in San Francisco. Thanks again to all the Questionmarkers who made it such a wonderful experience. My presentation was on Monday, with Robby Robson from IEEE LTSC and Eduworks, and Chuck Allen from the HR-XML Consortium. You can download a copy of the […]

CourseBuilder for Dreamweaver 8 has been released

I just checked the Macromedia area of Rapid Intake website and saw that CourseBuilder for Dreamweaver 8 is now available for download. As a reader observed in my earlier post about the CourseBuilder beta, this release makes CourseBuilder compatible with Dreamweaver 8, but does not offer new functionality (yet?).

Flash in a Flash: Collaborative Template-based Elearning Authoring

I don’t know quite what to call them, but they are growing in popularity. They are web-based applications that create "LMS-ready" elearning, supporting SCORM and/or AICC standards. A year or two ago, this seemed to be more of an in-house tactic with 1-2 commercial products along these lines. Now it seems like there are half […]