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Organisations are adapting/ continuing to adopt e-Learning, currently at a rate of 13% per year

Top 7 eLearning Statistics & Facts | The Upside Learning Blog // // // // // //
With eLearning use showing gains in nearly every sector and an increasing number of organisations turning to eLearning as they recognise its effectiveness, the eLearning industry is on the fast track. Organisations are adapting/ continuing to adopt eLearning, currently at a rate of 13% per year (a pace that is projected to stay consistent through 2017). With such adoption rates, the global eLearning market is expected to reach $107 billion by 2015, according to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. by Pranjalee Thanekar

By |April 3rd, 2015|Categories: e-Learning||0 Comments

API explained

Application Programming Interface (API) specifies how applications should interact with each other. It is widely used as it aids data exchange and integrating functionalities from one application to another.

In an eLearning context, API facilitates integrations/connections to online service providers, analysis, updates, customisation, and gamification. SCORM and Tin Can API are examples of APIs in eLearning. They allow content to easily flow between different LMSs. SCORM brought universal standards for educational content. Tin Can took it to another level by making it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline). Today, most learning content is SCORM or Tin Can API (also known as Experience API, or xAPI) compliant. Both standards make content […]

By |March 12th, 2015|Categories: Mechanics||0 Comments

How can IT help ensure patient engagement across the continuum of care?

“Patient empowerment is a living, breathing, evolving thing. It looks different for each of us, and it can change with time and by disease and severity. Patients are invariably the hub of our own healthcare, and our buy-in and partnership is essential to make the wheels spin.” Wise words. Not from a big IT company, health IT policymaker or health system executive, but from patient, Emily Kramer-Golinkoff, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 29.Emily’s words, spoken onstage at the ONC’s 2014 Consumer IT Summit, hit an all-too-familiar cord of frustration that keeps so many of us up at night – striking the balance between consistency and complexity, humanity and technology. While […]

By |January 17th, 2015|Categories: Engagement, Healthcare e-Learning||0 Comments

E-learning in the Healthcare Industry

E-health and online health learning is an especially important sector, and a recent EU-wide survey shows that Europeans are “hungry for online information about health and healthy lifestyles”, with over 75% thinking the Internet is a good way of finding out more about health, and 90% saying that the Internet helped them to improve their knowledge about health-related topics.

All indicators show that e-learning and the health industry are poised to go hand in hand, since, as we showed, benefits from e-learning approaches are not just related to cost savings, but also to increased efficiency, convenience, and reach.

Educational e-learning is a niche with large growth rates (the largest of all other e-learning segments), attached to the health industry, one of […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Categories: Healthcare e-Learning||0 Comments

Patient Education Tools

Get Schooled: 4 Helpful Patient Education Tools
By Jennifer Thew, RN, MSJ on Oct 09, 2014 10:53 am

One study published in Health Affairs examined the relationship between “patient activation levels” (which could also be called patient engagement) and care costs. In a companion piece to the study, the authors wrote that “patients who were more knowledgeable, skilled and confident about managing their day-to-day health have lower health care costs than those patients who lacked this type of confidence and skill.”

Here are four interesting ways I found to help patients better understand care, interventions and concepts…
Read more  at HL7 Health Standards 

By |October 9th, 2014|Categories: Education Insights, Engagement||0 Comments

Who should define the concept or process of a standardized patient ID?

Interesting question and answer regarding standardization of data…

The lack of a commonly-agreed upon patient ID remains a serious headache for healthcare IT. Without such a common patient ID standard, healthcare providers spend considerable time, effort and money aligning various patient IDs in various silos created by healthcare IT vendors, providers, payers and government, and few if any of these silos are talking to each other.
Part of this originates from amendments to HIPAA that forbid the federal government from defining a national patient identifier. Privacy advocates inserted this prohibition and fear that increasing government surveillance makes it imperative that patients not be required to use someone else’s credentials, but should be able to self-assert their identities, so they may use […]

By |September 7th, 2014|Categories: Data Privacy||0 Comments

Why Learning Management Systems’ Implementation Fail

In an LMS Trends poll with 135 global organizations participating which was conducted by Brandon Hall, over 58% of respondents said that they are looking to replace their LMS and, in most cases, this wasn’t their first LMS. An eye opener!! What went wrong that they are looking for a new LMS and what guarantees that the second one with be a success?
Continue reading Anand Timothy ‘s article… here

By |July 31st, 2014|Categories: Learning Management Systems||0 Comments

Let Go and Replace Very Old LMSs that Do Not Support New Learners and Business Needs


Ray Jimenez, Ph.D., Chief Learning Architect, Vignettes Learning 

Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Time: 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern (60-Minute Session)

Can’t attend? Register anyway.  
We’ll send you the recording and materials after the event.


Cost: $0.00


Session Description

Sometimes discarding or letting go of seemingly efficient LMSs which significantly fail to meet business needs, provides a fresh start and changes the game to produce far better returns. Studies have shown that companies are systematically changing LMSs into newer and better suited learning systems to support newer learner needs and business demands.But how do you make the assessment if it’s time to make the change? How do you avoid the risks and implement far better solutions?

In this webinar you will learn:

What are […]

By |June 5th, 2014|Categories: Learning Management Systems||0 Comments

For Gmail: Making encryption easier to use

Making end-to-end encryption easier to use
Your security online has always been a top priority for us, and we’re constantly working to make sure your data is safe. For example, Gmail supported HTTPS when it first launched and now always uses an encrypted connection when you check or send email in your browser. We warn people in Gmail and Chrome when we have reason to believe they’re being targeted by bad actors. We also alert you to malware and phishing when we find it.

Today, we’re adding to that list the alpha version of a new tool. It’s called End-to-End and it’s a Chrome extension intended for users who need additional security beyond what we already provide.

We recognize that this sort of encryption will probably only be used for very sensitive messages or […]

By |June 5th, 2014|Categories: Data Privacy||0 Comments

Patient Engagement dissected…

The purpose of the Engagement Behavior Framework is to present a realistic and
comprehensive picture of what individuals must do in order to benefit from the
health care available to them. Specifying these behaviors allows the public and other
stakeholders to understand the magnitude and scope of the challenges people face
in finding and using safe, decent care. This framework provides a basis for concrete,
measurable expectations for individuals’ behavior that should guide the reorientation
of care toward patient-centeredness. It constitutes the first step in an effort to track
and monitor engagement in the nation and among vulnerable subgroups. Better information
about who does and does not perform each of these behaviors will allow
stakeholders to make strategic decisions about the kind of information, guidance
and support that are […]

By |June 4th, 2014|Categories: Engagement||0 Comments