Playing with eFrontPro’s 4.3 Gamification Engine


Gamification is not all fun and games.

Or rather it is, but it’s also a serious business feature that can increase engagement, learner retention and course completion rates, translating to happy users and a nice, big, return of investment.

In this post we’ll have a look at the all new Gamification engine landing in the latest eFrontPro, and how you can use it to make your eLearning courses more fun and instill a sense of competitiveness and community to your learners.

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Site Builder on eFrontPro 4.3: A familiar, brand new feature!

Site Builder on eFrontPro 4.3: A familiar, brand new feature!

We’ve built eFrontPro from scratch with a revamped architecture and the latest web technologies to showcase our vision for how a modern eLearning platform should be.

Now, after eFrontPro has proved itself in the market as a worthy successor to our first generation eFront LMS, and with the latter finally getting the EOL treatment, we’re stepping up our game with new releases delivering even more performance and polish and exciting new functionality.

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4 Ways to Implement a Competency Based Training Program


When adults join a training program, they bring with them two elements: they have varying levels of knowledge and they learn at varying paces. Competency-based training programs recognize these differences and match the training with the learner.

Unlike the content-based training, competency-based training programs focus on the trainer. This enables learners to move through topics on an as-needed basis.

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10 Common mistakes when developing and delivering an eLearning course: Part 2


In the first article, we explored the most common pitfalls that we’ve found eFrontPro users face. We also offered a few quick workarounds that can make your courses pop!

In this episode, we’ll dive deeper into what makes a well developed and appropriately delivered course succeed its goals, your goals. With no further ado…

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Announcing the end-of-life for eFront 3.6 branch, including eFront Open-Source

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It is with a certain sadness that we announce that we shall stop further development for the 3.6 branch of eFront by the end of 2015; this affects the open-source edition of eFront as well.

Our team will focus on eFrontPro, our reshaped vision for the next-generation LMS. We will keep supporting customers of Educational and Enterprise eFront editions up to the end of 2016. We shall also offer ample opportunities to upgrade to eFrontPro during this period.

References, downloads and support material for the open-source edition will be transferred to a new web-site during the next couple of weeks.

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Attributing Derivative Works in your eLearning Courses


There is always a gray line between using original ideas and adding your own to them to create a new idea AND to use the original idea as it is.

While attribution is needed in both scenarios, people often don’t attribute when deriving an original work and labeling it as their own.

In this article, we will share the latest updates on the correct way to derive existing material for your courses and how to attribute them legally. With your eLearning courses serving the international student body, it is better to be safe than sorry!

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10 Common mistakes when developing and delivering an eLearning course: Part 1

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You’ve acquired a Learning Management System. You’ve been sold a “Just In Time” eLearning tool that, apparently, anyone can use.

You have a laptop full of tired old PowerPoint presentations that are churned out every time there’s a need for another induction course, fire safety training or anything else that’s boring, but mandatory.

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5 parameters to measure in a post eLearning course evaluation

5 parameters to measure in a post eLearning course evaluation

No matter how experienced an Instructional and/or eLearning Designer you are, there will always be room for improvement. An eLearning course is still raw material until you fill that room.

How do you do that? Simply by asking the best people: the learners who have taken your course.

In this post, we will look at the 5 parameters you will need to take into consideration when you set up a post-course evaluation.
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Ways to Action-Map your eLearning Scenarios

5 Ways to Action-Map your eLearning Scenarios

Scenario-based eLearning is quickly becoming the main focus of eLearning design. This is owing to the fact that eLearning programs are required to emulate the real-world/job context of the learner.

You depict the real world by adding scenarios to your eLearning courses. Here are 5 effective ways to ensure your scenarios are convincing and yield authentic responses from your learners.

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