The future of eLearning, part 2

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In this series of posts we stroke our elaborate moustaches, straighten up our turbans, and look into our crystal balls to determine the future of eLearning in 10 years time.

In our last future-telling session we discussed how mobile learning, MOOCs and gamification are only going to get bigger in the coming years.

In this post we’ll be examining a few more eLearning trends that will play an important role, namely Instructor-Led Training (IDT) and social learning. We’re also going to tell you what’s probably going to happen with virtual reality technologies and wearables.

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The future of eLearning: part 1

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The best way to look like a fool is to attempt to predict the future. Like those well respected analysts back in the fifties, who said that by 2000 we will all have personal robot assistants and flying cars.

That doesn’t mean that predicting the future is impossible ― just hard. Besides, 50 years is probably a few decades too many.

In this post we’ll attempt to predict how eLearning will be in 10 years, a much more constrained and manageable task, not to mention far more useful for your business planning.
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West meets East: eFrontPro enters the Asian eLearning market

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In his famous “Ballad of East and West”, the 19th century english poet Rudyard Kipling writes, rather prematurely: “East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet”.

Little did he know that a little over a century later East and West would not only meet frequently and have plenty of cultural exchanges, but also become very good business partners.

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Meet the team #2: Periklis Venakis the Software Architect

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You’ve enjoyed the platform, you’ve dug the features, you’ve appreciated the support and you loved the end product. It’s time to meet the people behind it all.

Continuing our series of behind-the-scenes posts that we kickstarted with an interview of our support guru, Eleftheria, meant to introduce the team that created eFrontPro, manages your private Clouds and keeps churning all these nice updates.

Today we’re talking with Periklis Venakis, eFrontPro’s software architect and all around nice guy.

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eLearning for the travel industry with eFrontPro

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It’s summer time (at least in this hemisphere), and hundreds of millions of people are already planning their vacations. Except travel industry people, who aren’t going anywhere, as they have to help all those millions plan, book and enjoy their holidays.

It’s a competitive industry, travel, and one where employees have to juggle tons of facts in order to help their clients – being able to help them find picturesque villas in South France, exciting off-road routes in the Australian Outback and cheap rooms to let in Santorini.

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OpenSesame integration in eFrontPro 4.2.0

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Have you checked out the latest eFrontPro 4.2.0 update? If you haven’t, you should.

It might sound like “just a point release” but, as usual with eFrontPro updates, it packs a mighty punch, with new features such as revamped ILT support, one-click upgrades, new question types, improved security and more.

In this post, though, we’ll focus in one of the most eagerly awaited new features, integration with OpenSesame, a leading SCORM compatible eLearning content provider, which enables you to search for and purchase ready-made content to add to your courses right from within eFrontPro’s administration panel.

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eFrontPro demo: take the Mercedes of the eLearning world for a test-drive

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Features, spec lists, and comparison matrices…

While those can tell you something about a product, they seldom tell the whole story, and they can be downright misleading.

In the sense that Mercedes cars, just like Fiat’s, have 1 engine, 4 tires, 2 airbags, and 2 wipers, but your experience with each of those brands will be far from identical.

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eFrontPro 4.2.0 – your favorite LMS with extra awesome

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It’s summer fever for IT vendors and customers. Microsoft announced Windows 10, Google announced the new Android a couple of weeks ago and Apple just announced the next iOS and OS X versions. But, the best news is probably about the platform you use everyday and really care about: eFrontPro has been updated to 4.2.0.

Ever since we introduced eFrontPro as a modern, future-proof base to build upon, we’ve worked hard to get major updates full of new features coming your way with impressive frequency (and don’t let the version numbers fool you, what we call 4.1 or 4.2 other vendors would have happily called 5 and 6 feature-wise).

But I digress. Let’s open the (virtual) box, and see what goodies eFrontPro 4.2.0 brings to the table…

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Meet the team #1: Eleftheria means freedom

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You’ve enjoyed the platform, you’ve dug the features, you’ve appreciated the support and you loved the end product.

It’s time to meet the people behind it all.

In this series of behind-the-scenes interviews, we’ll be introducing the team that created eFrontPro, is managing your private Clouds and keeps churning all those nice updates.

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