Accord LMS, Assessment and Evaluation, Resources

So much to blog about, so little time…

September was an amazing month of activity. Most of this activity will have direct benefits to what this site will become in 2011.  A few “previews”: [list style=”arrow” color=”blue”]

  • SCORM Cloud- if you haven’t heard of this, start exploring it. This utility allows SCORM-compliant content to run outside of an LMS (and we thought folks jailbreaking iPhones was a big deal). I am implementing it with a very exciting new business concept for a colleague, and will certainly share details when I am able (I am eager to be able to market his end product- it is brilliant).
  • Accord LMS by Interzoic- I had the pleasure of discovering Accord LMS while reviewing deployment options for my colleague. I was extremely impressed with the product, which is based on the Dot Net Nuke open authoring platform.  This empowers Accord LMS users to select plugins and themes to extend the utility of their LMS just as users of WordPress are able.  This is truly a different approach to the LMS game.  When my review of the product is published, a direct link will be posted.  I will start regularly blogging for the company as well.
  • I developed an Evaluation Toolkit to guide employees who have volunteered to assume a role as an evaluation lead for training projects. The toolkit educates the leads on the standards (Phillips/Kirkpatrick). guides them through the process of performing evaluation, and provides tools.  It was an amazing project and I hope to be able to offer aspects of it in an open format to a large community (I attempted to get the company to develop and sell it as a mobile application- maybe next time!)
[/list] I will be excited to apply specific features from my projects to this site, such as SCORM Cloud offerings, offering updates on a truly unique LMS platform, and marketing the best training concept I have seen in a long time. October promises to be a flurry of development to continue supporting my colleagues and finally catching this site up to demonstrate the great work being done.