Google’s Oppia: What You Should Know

Google recently unveiled a new e-learning system called, “Oppia,” which aims to make it easy for anyone to create online interactive activities. In describing the new system, Google says it’s a smart feedback system designed to automate “teaching a man to fish.” Google’s Oppia assumes the role of a mentor or teacher asking questions of the learner. Based on how …

eLearning Programs and Supporting ‘Low-Bandwidth’ Users

Every organization has its own unique eLearning challenges.  One of them is:  what technologies do my users or employees use and what array of technologies do we have to support? Scitent dealt with this scenario when we launched CardioVillage.  Created by Drs. Lawrence W. Gimple, MD and Ralph Buckley, MD, CardioVillage provides continuing education for cardiologists, primary care providers, referring …

Four Tips for Successfully Completing Online Courses

Four Tips for Successfully Completing Online Courses Scitent’s Customer Service Representatives answer the calls when eLearning end users need help with their courses.  The service representatives at Scitent are always ready to respond to questions, help with passwords, or offer suggestions for technical issues when needed. Here are some tips to consider before you start learning online. Find a place …

Are You In the Cloud? Scitent Recommends Online Storage For eLearning Options.

The ability to back up your data and store it in the cloud, then also automatically sync it across multiple devices, has radically changed the way we use computers, mobile phones, and other electronic devices for both personal and business use. If you don’t have a cloud storage service in place, you need one—or maybe more than one. At Scitent …

Six Apps for Productivity

Productivity apps are becoming an increasingly important way to organize our lives.  The best apps should save time or steps for frequent tasks, sync with most (if not all) of your devices, and should be usable every day or multiple times a week. Here are six apps that might fit your needs: 1) Evernote is like an electronic notebook. Take …

How Associations Can Monetize Intellectual Property

According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, intellectual property in this country is worth more than $5 trillion—about twice the amount of the current federal budget. The question: How can member associations take advantage of this value? How to begin? 1. Obtain patents. The most common way to start to monetize your intellectual property is to apply for a …