Learning Technology

Virtual classrooms — how businesses and learners can benefit

A virtual classroom is an online classroom that enables trainers and learners in different locations to communicate, view and interact with presentations and videos, collaborate with other participants, and engage with learning resources in groups. Virtual classrooms are globally accessible via learning technology and the internet. This means they are powerful tools for trainers and employers to communicate and inform students and staff. This article covers the following topics:

  1. Uses of a virtual classroom
  2. Key facilities of a virtual classroom
  3. Benefits of virtual classrooms
  4. Tips to help you run a successful virtual classroom session
  5. Virtual classrooms within the In2itive LMS

Cloud, mLearning and gamification — 3 e-learning trends explained

It’s the time of year for trends. Terms like gamification, mLearning and the cloud keep popping up as key e-learning forecasts for 2016. Some of these terms may be a little convoluted so here are our simplified explanations - decoded and grounded for real business application.

Learning technologies — a non technical introduction to SCORM, xAPI, Tin Can and LRS

Learning technology is the term used to cover the broad range of equipment and online services that can be used to support learning, continued professional development, personal development, teaching and assessment.

Learning technology might encompass anything including, but not limited to online learning platforms such as LMS’s and VLE’s, electronic whiteboards and mobile apps, games based simulations and more besides.

If you’re new to the world of e-learning and in particular online learning platforms such as LMS’s and VLE’s then you’ll be hearing terms such SCORM, Tin Can, xAPI and whether or not something or other is compliant or not. You may be wondering what this all means. You may also be contemplating if and why they are important to you.

This article explains SCORM, xAPI, Tin Can and LRS learning technologies in a completely non-technical way in order to help you understand what they mean for you and your organisation.

Slow Internet and e-learning — who's to blame when websites slow down or stop?

We've all experienced the frustration of slow Internet! Your e-learning site (or other websites) slow down to a snail's pace or grind to a halt. What's the real problem when your e-learning websites are running slow; always down at a particular time; or seem to be working just fine for everyone else, but you? Understand why these slow Internet problems are not always your learning platform suppliers fault by getting into your car and taking an illustrative car journey. Most importantly, use our selection of handy slow Internet diagnosis tips and tricks.