We hear about synchronous and asynchronous training but what does this involve?
In synchronous training, sharing with other learners or tutors takes place in real time by chat, web-conferencing or videoconferencing. Synchronous training also allows for the sharing of applications and interaction around these when the tutor hands out the shared document.
In asynchronous training, sharing with other learners or tutors takes place using communication methods that do not require simultaneous connection. They can include discussion forums, FAQ, blogs and e-mail exchanges.
What is the difference between MOS Chorus and MOS Solo?
MOS Chorus is a 100% web-based LCMS solution comprising four operational modules:
- Content editor: content creation
- Style editor: create and modify the appearance of courses
- User and content management: administration of users, contents, styles and interfaces
- Interface editor: creation of the user environment
MOS Solo is a 100% Windows single-station solution integrating content and style editing modules.
In MOS Chorus, the content editor has the same functions as MOS Solo in addition to a task management tool for group production of training content and appraisals, with the possibility of allowing access according to roles in the project group (authors, graphic designers, experts, etc.) and arranging content into folders.
What types of exercise can be done in MOS?
Seven models to create over 30 types of exercise:
- Fill in the gaps
- Drag & drop
- Single questions
- Multiple questions
Still want other models? We can also provide you with Flash exercises.
What is an LCMS compared to an LMS?
Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) can lead to confusion due to their names, but their purposes differ.
The primary role of an LMS is to automate the administrative aspects of online training, whereas an LCMS is more particularly focused on the creation and management of training content in the form of learning objects. An LCMS is a system used to create, store, assemble and distribute eLearning content in the form of learning objects. The main components of an LCMS are:
- An authoring tool that allows non-IT people to create eLearning content and reuse existing learning material
- A distribution interface that gives access to training according to learner profiles, pre-tests and/or questions
- An administration application to register learners’ progress
- A central learning material storage and management directory to facilitate their publication in various formats (web, CD-Rom and printed documents) and their distribution as individual learning material or as part of a larger structure. The notions of content and programming are separate due to XML.
Why does MindOnSite follow SCORM and not AICC standards?
Basing itself on the work of the AICC and IMS, ADL drew up a list of specifications that, applied to online lesson content, would allow for the production of independent, reusable teaching material.
These specifications have been incorporated into SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model).
This ADL-specific model is positioned as follows:
- A reference in the definition of the training content model to be distributed on the Internet
- A set of interlinked technical specifications aimed at meeting requirements for interoperability between editors
- A bridge between emerging new technologies and commercial applications
- A changing document that lists all the technical aspects of eLearning content.
What are the benefits of meeting SCORM 2004 standards for customers of MOS solutions?
- The resources produced with MOS-MindOnSite tools can be easily integrated into all eLearning systems that meet SCORM 2004 standards
- Any resource that meets SCORM standards can be incorporated into MindOnSite’s MOS Chorus solution.
What is SaaS?
Software as a Service refers to the provision of an application useable over the internet. It involves outsourcing the hosting of an application or online service. MindOnSite provides these services.
In terms of training creation, why are there two separate tools for format and content?
There are three main reasons why we have chosen to clearly separate format from content:
1) Format is just as important as content in training. It requires skills in terms of graphic design and designers must be able to express their creativity using adapted software. The authors can concentrate on their own area of expertise, namely education.
2) As format is defined in a style, it is possible to apply a new style to a content in just one click, and therefore change its appearance.
3) Models are created in accordance with a company’s house style. Styles are content models.