How to use eLearning for IT

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There’s a saying in French that the shoe-maker often has the worst shoes ― meaning that we often neglect our own needs even in the areas that we specialize in. This fits an enterprise IT department quite well, as programers, despite creating cutting edge technology are not very quick to adopt it in their job.

Languages like C and C++ still prevail, decades after their introduction and despite their warts. Millions of coders forgo modern development environments for 40 years old text editors. And, which brings us to today’s topic, IT departments are not among the first to adopt eLearning tools and technologies, that have taken the rest of the enterprise by storm.

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What is blended learning and why it matters?

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If you read the technical press you might have chanced upon an all too frequent meme that “software is eating the world”, in the sense that it takes out traditional industries: websites versus newspapers, music stores vs record sales, Netflix vs Blockbuster, the list goes on.

When it comes to eLearning, though, it doesn’t seem to be an either-or proposition.

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eLearning for schools

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With its tremendous growth the last decade, it’s no secret that eLearning is taking the world of education by storm. This might have gotten you a little worried if you are running a traditional educational institution, but it really shouldn’t.

The role of eLearning is not to replace traditional classroom based education. Its role is to supplement it, by providing educational opportunities for those cases and people where traditional learning is not possible, either due to time and location constraints or due to cost.

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e-learning for local governments with eFrontPro

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While tons of businesses and organizations of all kinds and stripes have embraced e-learning as the way forward for training their staff, there are still niche fields that have yet to join the revolution (except for a few pioneers). Local government is one of them.

Local government, that is public administration within a given state — prefectures, municipalities, communities and so on, is no easy task. It has to co-ordinate thousands of employees, in lots of different departments and functions, and often has to do it on a shoe-string budget.

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e-Learning For Marketing Agencies

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Marketing needs better marketing.

I mean, we always hear about the heroic entrepreneurs or inventors that created some new product or service (e.g. Jobs, Zuckerberg, Larry Page and the rest), but we seldom hear about the marketing departments and agencies that helped make it a success after it was created.

Maybe that’s because most people think that marketing is superfluous, and that “if you build it, they will come”.

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Starting up on e-learning for your startup

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There are only few things in business more challenging and rewarding than running your own startup. We should know, we founded Epignosis as one, and we continue to run it with the same entrepreneurial spirit that served us so well back in the day.

The best thing about a startup is of course the chance to create something out of nothing. And also the feel of having control of what you produce and, ultimately, of your own destiny (however incomplete that control might be).

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Using Curriculums in eFrontPro 4.1

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eFrontPro had a new major update recently, with version 4.1.0 bringing a load of workflow updates, user requested features, bug fixes and enhancements. Among them is the new Curriculums feature which (as the title subtly suggests) will be the focus of this blog post.

Curriculums in eFrontPro are an organizing unit for your e-learning content, in addition to the already existing Branches, Groups, Audiences, Skills, etc.

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