eXact learning solutions outlines a new era in learning personalization technology

Submitted By Bob Little January 22, 2013

At this year’s Learning Technologies exhibition in London, the learning content management solutions provider, eXact learning solutions, will be outlining how recent advances in technology are making possible the personalization and contextualization of learning materials. In particular, it will be revealing key aspects of the latest version of its award-winning eXact learning content management system (LCMS).

The eXact learning LCMS was named as the Best Learning Content Management System at the Best of Elearning! 2012 Awards, held in the United States, before version 10 was unveiled towards the end of 2012. This version adds innovative features - including dynamic publishing, responsive XML and template-based HTML 5 authoring and DITA support – which are unparalleled by other solutions on the market.

In the future, LCMS architectures must be able to sit at the cornerstone of an enterprise’s content strategy - interoperating with the HR, L&D and ERP systems that are already there - to personalize learning content on demand. In so doing, they’ll develop a more effective and efficient learning content ecosystem.

Over the years, the eXact learning LCMS has developed a reputation for setting standards for the LCMS platform sector.

The recently released version 10 enables contents to adapt, in real time, to learners’ perspectives and learning preferences - along with their skills and competency gaps, their location and the available device to deliver the learning and/or support.  It uses an open framework which allows users to develop and integrate their own learning authoring template sets.

Adopting a template-based authoring approach and flexible publishing and delivery solutions, allows organisations to achieve their goals, keeping the overall costs of e-learning under control. A careful analysis of an organisation's needs and the adoption of a template-based content production process and toolset is the first step towards ensuring the appropriate level of ROI for a learning organisation.

To improve the productivity of learning content production scenarios, eXact learning solutions has enriched its LCMS suite with a real-time rendering engine that, attached to the template framework, enables adaptive learning. In addition, the new version supports the management of learning content creation and delivery for organisations that require a scalable, extendable modular system to meet high-volume, professional and consistent learning output demand.

For those requiring integration with a third party learning management system (LMS) or delivery portal, version 10 renders adaptive learning content on the fly and consolidates the same content objects in different standalone packages - such as a SCORM, offline HTML, iPhone and/or Android versions, PDF printout and so on - for further download, handover to an LMS or other use.

eXact learning LCMS’s templating approach and its embedded authoring tools  - eXact learning Packager and Online Editor - combine the power of XML-based content modelling with the ease of use of semantic structuring and the flexibility of responsive web design (RWD) technologies such as HTML5. It also provides both rapid authoring capabilities and model-based automation of content production in different languages that can be delivered on different channels and platforms.

At the Learning Technologies’ exhibition (on Tuesday 29th January in Theatre 1, from 14:00 to 14:30), Andrea Lorenzon, Senior Learning Consultant, will be leading a seminar explaining ‘Using Dynamic Publishing and Responsive Templates Design in the eXact learning LCMS version 10’.

He will explain how LCMSs show significant ROI when correctly coupled with learning management systems (LMS) to manage large online and mobile learning content production and procurement initiatives. This seminar will explore the next steps in learning content management strategy and infrastructure.

In addition, the presentation will cover how the learning ecosystem is evolving, based on new LCMS-LMS integration options – and discuss the next generation LCMS features that will support organisational changes towards learning content personalization and multi-channel delivery.

Those attending the seminar will discover the need for – and the benefits of - next generation LCMSs . They will find out how eXact learning LCMS and its new features can help organisations introduce:

  • Responsive templates design for single source multi-channel delivery
  • Run time content adaptation for different learner profiles and needs
  • Dynamic integration between LCMS and existing LMS solutions such as Moodle 2

For further details about the Learning Technologies London event on 29th - 30th January, visit www.learningtechnologies.co.uk 

Version 10 of the eXact learning LCMS, along with a new version of its client desktop application eXact learning Packager 5.0, is on show at the company’s stand (number 34) at the Learning Technologies exhibition in London, on 29th and 30th January.  To book a meeting with the eXact learning solutions team at Learning Technologies, send an email to info@exactls.com


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Bob Little

Bob Little

Bob Little (http://www.boblittlepr.com) specialises in writing about, and commentating on, corporate learning and technology-related subjects, including content management systems. His work is published in the UK, Continental Europe, the USA and Australia. You can contact Bob via bob.little@boblittlepr.com

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