How To Improve Your Boring Compliance Training With Microlearning

Compliance training, while very important, has a tendency to bore employees, affecting their learning negatively and, consequently, causing legal damage to the company. Microlearning can help make compliance training engaging and relevant, increasing absorption and retention. Let us discuss how.

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Adobe Connect Virtual Classroom Archive Recording Playback in HTML5

With the advent of Adobe Connect 10.6, students may watch HTML5 versions of Adobe Connect Virtual Classroom archive recorded sessions in a web browser without any dependency on Adobe Flash Player or on the client-side Adobe Connect Meeting Application.

The Adobe Connect Virtual Classroom archives have the same rich interactive features in HTML5 as they do when rendered in Adobe Flash; this is not just a flat video reviewing option.

Engaging with recorded class in HTML5 provides students the ability to copy text from Notes, Chat, or Q&A pods, download a file from a File Share pod, engage with live URLs in the Chat, Q&A, Web Links, and also on content slides in the Share pod.

Content authored in Adobe Captivate and in Adobe Presenter also maintain functionality.

There are some simple required steps the Adobe Connect Virtual Classroom hosts must perform to make sure the HTML5 feature set is enabled to allow the desired end user experience; a detailed tech note outlining some frequently asked questions on the specific topic of HTML5 recording playback is posted here on the Adobe Connect Support Blog: http://blogs.adobe.com/connectsupport/adobe-connect-10-6-recording-playback-in-html-client/

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SCORM vs Tin-Can vs AICC

SCORM vs Tin-Can vs AICC

SCORM:

SCORM stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model which is actually a technical standard for writing e-learning content. It is highly popular and is an industry-standard that allows organizations to use e-learning as a training method. Basically, SCORM will decide how online content and the Learning Management System (LMS) will talk to each other. SCORM uses a JavaScript API (Application Programming Interface) to communicate information between the course content and the LMS.

What can you achieve by using SCORM?

Durability: Content developed using SCORM will survive technological changes without expensive re-coding or re-design.
Accessibility: SCORM courses are portable and run on any standard SCORM compatible LMS.

What could be the advantage of using SCORM?

We have a plethora of advantages when it comes to SCORM. Let us highlight a few here:

  • Easy integration and sharing across platforms that protect investments and significantly lowering the cost of content ownership.
  • “Sequencing” is an added feature introduced in SCORM 2004, which can actually assign a sequence to a learning object which would permit learners to bookmark their progress.
  • Detailed tracking of reports on a learning object is possible.

Any disadvantages with SCORM?

There is a very wrong side to the bright side of SCORM. Let us list down some disadvantages too:

  • There are issues that exist with scripting across browsers
  • Content and LMS must reside on the same server
  • SCORM content uses JavaScript which is not very secure.

AICC:

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Section 508 and WCAG Compliant Courses: Accessibility for eLearning

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The Section 508 and WCAG plays an important role in making technology accessible to people with disabilities like deaf or hearing impaired, vision impaired, etc. To cater to the needs of people with disabilities, Section 508 and the WEB Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) will lend a helping hand in accessing the e-learning content.

WCAG and Section 508:

(WCAG): Web Content Accessibility guidelines are the guidelines with technical standards, to make web content handy in reaching out to disabled people. It has been conceptualized by W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) which is an international group supported by its own members and public, in developing and altering web standards.

The WCAG is categorized into three levels which resemble one another based on accessible standards. The levels being A, AA, and AAA. Level A denotes the lowest accessible standards pertaining to web content similar to the rules in Section 508. In AA and AAA, the guidelines are more scrupulous which pave the way for further accessibility. While referring to level AA guidelines, it includes A and AA standards. Similarly AAA includes guidelines of all the levels – A, AA and AAA.

Section 508: is an amendment of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which provides accessibility to the disabled people in electronic and information technology field through the U.S. Federal system.

Difference between Section 508 and WCAG:

As Section 508 comes under U.S law, this law (the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) is applicable in the United States and its federal agency system. WCAG differs from Section 508 as it is not a law but guidelines that standardized internationally in making the web-based content reachable to people afflicted with disabilities. In a nutshell, WCAG is acceptable internationally pertaining to web-based content and its practices. In contrast, Section 508 adheres mainly to the U.S based entities relating to electronic and information technology.

The fine points that include in Section 508 and W3C–WCAG are as given below.

Section 508

  • Applicable to United States electronic and information technology procured through federal government
  • It is a law which is applicable to all federal agencies and departments
  • A set of standards applicable for various electronic communications

W3C – WCAG 2.0

  • WCAG 2.0 developed by W3C, a set of guidelines accepted internationally for web accessibility
  • Different compliance levels – A, AA and AAA

To Conclude:

In conclusion, any organization, whether directly or indirectly funded by government, should be compliant with Section 508 for creating their e-learning courses. Other countries follow WCAG norms for e-learning courses.

Due to some limitations like extra cost and effort, the non-government organizations are prevented from making accessibility a priority. Instead, they opt for having one-to-one sessions with the concerned individual.

Source blog: https://www.swiftelearningservices.com/accessibility-for-e-learning-section-508-and-wcag/

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5 Essential Support Tools To Add To Your Corporate Compliance Training For External Partners

External partners, and that sometimes includes customers, have a special set of training needs. What support tools can you offer to ensure these needs are met and corporate compliance is maintained?

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7 Social Learning Examples To Integrate Into Your Compliance Online Training Course

Online compliance training doesn’t have to be policy-heavy or involve hours of company manual reading. Here’s how you can use social learning in your compliance course to engage employees and facilitate peer-based interactions.

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