Getting started with an integrated learning ecosystem [Webinar Q&A]

In our latest webinar, ‘Getting started with an integrated learning ecosystem’, we were joined by gomo Managing Director, Mike Alcock, to discuss the challenges and benefits of a learning ecosystem in an increasingly connected world.

Mike Alcock and NetDimensions Senior Vice President, Bill Mastin, and Director of Professional Services, Ashraaf Alexander demonstrated how gomo and NetDimensions can help overcome an array of learning challenges.

Woman using a computerWe took questions from the webinar attendees and concluded the session with an informative Q&A session. We have included a selection of the answers below, and you can access the full recording of the session here.

1. Are branching, javascript and question formats supported in gomo and NetDimensions?

Mike: Branching is absolutely supported in gomo, from the simple use of a button through to something called display conditions and variables. So you can do branching based on logic, for example: if the learner is only running at a 30% score at this point then take them down this path, or if their score is over 70% take them down that path. This gives you almost unlimited flexibility on branching non-linear courses.

Regarding question formats, we have almost every format you would expect to see in a modern authoring tool. Drag and drop is the latest question format we’ve added, but we also support multiple choice, select from list and hotspot images. Question banks are also present, so if your learners are on computers side by side they can’t look at each other’s answers because the questions are randomized. We don’t allow JavaScript in gomo.

Ashraaf: In terms of the question types, it varies from hotspots, single, multiple choice, randomization, security around questions, so there certainly are quite a few options available in terms of the question bank and the exam engine available in NetDimensions.

2. Does NetDimensions integrate with collaborative institutional training initiative (CITI) modules for research training?

Bill: If those are standards-based modules that have interoperability standards such as SCORM, SCORM 2004 or xAPI then we would absolutely be able to integrate with them.

Working as a team

3. What other analytics are ‘out of the box’ with gomo? Do you get completion rates, average time to complete, etc?

Mike: Yes you do. If you are going via an LMS we support dual-tracking, meaning we support SCORM and xAPI. If you are just deploying from gomo then it’s xAPI only, but the statements are baked in so you don’t have to write them when you build your course. Then it automatically tracks things like resumed, exited, experienced, question correct, question incorrect, passed, failed, quiz score – all of those sorts of things. But we also support other things such as location tracking, for example, where you can see that your course is most popular in Texas this month.

We also support device-type analysis, which can be extremely important when you are thinking about BYOD. You might see that in the first course you launch that 80% of people are taking it on smartphones, which could be a really compelling message that everything you do from that point forward should be smartphone-friendly.

Remember, you can access a copy of the webinar recording right here.

Want to see how NetDimensions gives you the power of an integrated learning ecosystem? Get in touch today to get started.

1 Comment

  1. You nailed it!! I have worked with many, many Learning Management Systems over the years. I have administered, installed, upgraded some. And , I have even designed one that the company built internally for my learning team and company associates. No one system can sing and dance. And I personally think it’s a terrible way to measure learning. I once participated in the design and development of a very advanced 3D learning simulation environment. We had developed the training curriculum and several courses. They wanted to know which LMS I would recommend and whether it should be SCORM compliant. I had to explain that our simulations and tracking information was far more advanced than any LMS on the market. This was 2010. To this day there isn’t one that can accurately track and measure real learning. So, as you can imagine, I am not a fan of any LMS but of course, I understand the need.

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