LETSI Tech Meetings Live Blog

This is a temporary location for the Live Blog of LETSI Tech Meetings being held during June 2009 at IEEE Headquarters in New Jersey. Ultimately this post will be come a link to this blog hosted on the LETSI site. LETSI Tech Meeting June ’09 Thanks.

Captivate 2 bug: FTP breaks SCORM packaging

If you use the current release of Captivate 2 to make elearning intended for an LMS, then do not use the built-in FTP. Likewise, do not use the current Captivate 2 release with FTP and PENS. When the FTP box is checked, Captivate 2 makes invalid SCORM 1.2 and invalid SCORM 2004 packages. Under these […]

Stability and Evolution in Standards for Elearning

Late last year the ADL reached agreements with several other elearning standards organizations, including AICC, IEEE and IMS. The agreements allow the relevant work of those groups to move forward with SCORM as this portion of the ADL effort transitions to a new stewardship organization. This is a significant achievement. It indicates the maturity and […]

Nice Maps of Elearning Vendor Landscape

Somehow I stumbled on to this diagram or "mind map" of the elearning vendor landscape at European analyst Elearnity Research. Elearnity Research – Vendor Navigator A combination of that chart and the Clark Aldrich Chart of Consolidations might make for quite an interesting discussion of the future of elearning. Or at least make someone look […]

Open Source LMS Projects

Is getting an LMS accepted and running already so much of a challenge that training managers and departments won’t even consider an open-source LMS? There are quite a few open-source LMS projects going on in the academic world. I’m not sure how many of these have significant commercial implementations. There is of course, Moodle, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

LMS Updates- Blackboard Lawsuit, LMS CEOs, PENS & SCORM News

It seems like there is so much going on right now. Rather than doing 3 posts I’ll do one quick post and hit 3-4 topics. Blackboard Lawsuit– Disappointing to read about Blackboard filing patent-based lawsuits against other LMS companies. Others have followed this more closely and written about it more clearly than I can, like […]