Dev Learn 2014: Death of Corporate LMS

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DevLearn 2014: The death of the corporate LMS and WYSIWYG authoring

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DevLearn 2014 is fast approaching; in just less than three weeks it will start. our CEO Kasper Spiro will present two sessions at DevLearn. One concurrent session titled “Trends Leading to the End of the LMS” and one morning buzz session called “The Death of WYSIWYG Authoring?”

These titles make it seem that he is projecting doom for eLearning. But that’s not the case.  What it means is that we, in elearning, are in a period of fundamental change. All changes offer new opportunities but also create a downside with victims.  Kasper believes the LMS and WYSIWYG authoring will be the victims of some of these changes. Read more »


Easygenerator is looking for an Online Marketing Intern!

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Online Marketing Internship

Easygenerator is a young,  rapidly growing Internet business. Easygenerator provides cloud-based eLearning authoring software. It enables instructional designers and subject matter experts to create learning materials with  a high learning impact. The software is used by over 5,000 users in more than 120 countries, in corporations, not-for-profits, government agencies, and educational institutions.

What do we offer?

An exciting internship in a high growth company. You will be  a critical part of the team with  your own assigned tasks and responsibilities. You will be paid  an internship salary and compensation for expenses. Easygenerator has its offices in Rotterdam and Utrecht.

What are you going to do?

As the marketing intern, you will be involved  in various forms of marketing and communications, with a strong focus on online promotion. You will be responsible for executing the content strategy of  easygenerator (blogs, press releases and social media). You will coordinate the creation of new articles, write new blog articles or press releases, and manage the social media accounts (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook).

You will also be assigned  a special project (to be determined  – such as, a contest, market research, or a whitepaper) that will help  easygenerator  gain  greater  market awareness.

Additionally,  you will support  email marketing and newsletter creation, and ensure content  optimization on  the easygenerator website.

Who are we looking for?

You’re an entrepreneurial student (university/polytechnic/HBO). You love writing, are curious and proactive: you do not wait to be tasked, but take initiative and ownership of duties and responsibilities. You have strong communication skills, a willingness to learn and  a commercial attitude.

You should be  available  at least 4 days a week. The internship is  six months and can start as of 1st of November 2014. Graduates looking for a job may also apply .

Intern requirements:

  • Knowledge of online marketing and social media,
  • Experience  writing (web) articles,
  • Excellent command of the English language, orally and written. Ideally a native speaker.
  • Affinity with eLearning.

Apply and contact

Reply with your CV plus why you’re interested in this position.  For more information, please contact Kasper Spiro (

We hope to meet you soon!

Sincerely, easygenerator

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Easygenerator’s new Feature: Content items

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Every 8 weeks, easygenerator updates its cloud based authoring tool with new functionality. This blog series will provide a short introduction of each of the functionalities with a video of the feature.

Content Items

In easygenerator you can add stand-alone content and information, but this should be done with caution. It is important to add only the necessary information to a course. However, in most cases, it’s better to add content directly to a question which ties to learning objectives.


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We made it: Easygenerator enters the Jane Hart e-learning tools top 100.

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Today Jane Hart published her annual top 100 e-learning tools. We are very excited to be one of the 16 newcomers, one of the 7 authoring tools included on the list and to be the only new authoring tool making the list this year! The number one e-learning tool is Twitter and the social media trend continues in professional learning for the sixth year in a row. Jane Hart’s list is the most influential listing of e-learning tools available. The list includes social media apps, presentation tools, visual tools, LMSs and authoring tools like easygenerator.

Check the full list here:

And read the full analysis here:

Try easygenerator yourself:

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Video: Didactical e-Learning Principles Behind Easygenerator

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As a teacher, trainer, or subject matter expert, you want to transfer your knowledge or share your skills with other individuals. Easygenerator can help you! We offer a simple and affordable online authoring solution. Our goal is to help you create instructional sound e-Learning by creating e-Learning based on learning objectives. This video explains the didactical principles behind easygenerator and shows you how you can apply them creating courses. Enjoy the video. We hope it helps you reach your goals in building eLearning courses.


New release of easygenerator

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New release of easygenerator

As promised we will  roll-out a new release every two months with new and improved functionality. . We just released the latest edition of easygenerator with new features that help you create courses fast and easy:

Content item

This is what other software calls a slide. For easygenerator  the term  is  too limiting, since you can embed rich media like YouTube  very easily. Adding a slide (or content page)  is  our most requested feature because up until now you could only create content directly attached to a question. Now, with a content page you can add context to a question.

Single choice image

The single choice image question  gives  the option to present a number of images so  the user has to pick the correct one. This question type is available from Starter Plan and up.

Single Choice Image in Easygenerator

Text matching

The text matching question type gives you the opportunity to present the learner with two lists of words or phrases. The learner has to match the correct items by dragging an item from the right side to the correct one on the left side. This question type is also available from Starter Plan and up.

Text Matching Question Type in Easygenerator

Dropdown list in the Fill in the blanks questions

We’ve improved the already existing  “Fill in the Blanks” questions. Since  users came very  close to identifying the right answer but didn’t use the correct word, we now provide  the learner more direction for the right answer with a drop down word list.

Fill In The Blanks Question Type in Easygenerator

General enhancements

In this roll-out:

  • We made it easier to create a new course. Just click + New course on the Courses page and a new course will be created using the Simple Course template. If you want to use another template you can switch to  another template on the Design Tab.
  • The large background images added to the “Drag and Drop text” question designer are now scaled after uploading it to fit the Drag and Drop Designer area. This solves the problem  that only a part of the image was shown.
  • We made it easier to share a course with  learners. We added a Share now button that is always visible, on the top of the screen next to the Preview course button. When you click it, your course is  published on the easygenerator course server. A private URL link is generated that you can share with  learners,giving them access to your course.

Upgrade Easygenerator

Thank you for  the feedback, ideas, wishes and bug reports you’ve submitted. Your feedback really helps us  improve our solution, including functionality and look and feel, so your courses look great.  The  web edition has been  live for  only  9 months and it already has 5.000 users in more than 100 countries! Keep sending your feedback! We really value it.  Use the feedback button in the application or email us at, Thank you and have fun authoring.

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Easygenerator: the next 12 months

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Easygenerator: the next 12 months

Last week, after months of intense development  and user testing we  launched our new Plus Plan . The Plus Plan makes it very easy for teachers and subject matter experts to create engaging learning material quickly,  without a learning curve. . The Plus Plan includes  5 new Question Types: (Drag and Drop Text, Drag and Drop Images, Single Select, Multiple Select and Fill in the blanks), Co-Authoring and an Adaptive Learning Template.

But there’s much more in the pipeline for the coming 12 months: easygenerator  will roll out a new release every 8 weeks and add:

  • 10 more question types
  • Collaboration options
  • More templates
  • Content pages
  • Scenario based eLearning
  • Custom Templates

So what can you expect from easygenerator over the next 12 months?

August – Starter Plan

The goal of this release is to complete our Starter Plan. In August you’ll be able to  easily import PowerPoint presentations and quickly add pop quizzes and curated content to  immediately asses if students understand the learning material.

Easygenerator will have:

  • Two new question types:
    • Multiple Choice Images
    • Text Matching
    • Two improved Question types:
      • Fill in the blanks
      • Drag and Drop Questions
      • Content Pages: Curate and Create context for your students


October – Growing the Plus Plan

In October the Plus Plan will get an update! Teachers and subject matter experts will be able to create instructionally sound eLearning with two new question types, a new type of course and extended media options:

  • Two new question types:
    • Hotspot question
    • Statement
    • Glossary
    • Scenario based courses
    • Video & Sound upload.


December – Plus Plan finalized

In December, teachers and subject matter experts will benefit the full potential of the Plus Plan. Co-authoring will be extremely easy and clear with, to do lists, checklists and email notifications for every author involved.

Expect the following features in December:

  • To Do and Checklists for Co-Authors
  • Email Notifications for Co-Authors
  • Question Type: Match images
  • Question Type: Drag and Drop image
  • Question Pool: Draw questions
  • Voice Over: Add Voiceovers to all content and questions
  • Point and Click Graphical Interface for Creating Scenario Based Courses

2015 – The year of Pro

The current pro version is for Windows only, but we are bringing easygenerator Pro to the Web as well. Instructional Designers will have all easygenerator features available:

  • 14 question types
  • Create your own publishing templates,
  • Advanced content management features
  • EPub and CMI5 publication
  • Set languages for publication

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The new easygenerator is called Plus Plan!

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It has been an exciting  few  months for me and the easygenerator team since we  released our Starter Plan of our e-Learning software. Today I am happy to announce we have released the Plus Plan: an advanced web-based version of easygenerator.

So What’s New?

  1. 3 extra question types:
    • Drag and Drop Text
    • Single Select
    • Fill in the blanks
  2. Co-Authoring: Invite co-authors to work together seamlessly on course material !
  3. Personalized Learning Template: Teach  more effectively by creating personalized courses based on student assessment results.

For all the details check out the Easygenerator Release Notes Free starter and plus July

Important Note for Current Pro (Windows) Users!

Easygenerator is moving completely into the cloud. As a user of our Windows edition, you now can get free access to the web-based environment. You will receive  an email from us, or one of our partners, explaining the details of this offer. This also means that if you are a Web Plus edition user, you can get a Windows Pro license for just $10 per month extra! If you are interested, please mail us at

Hope you like the new Plus Plan, and it helps you to create even better  courses!  Let me know your thoughts on the new plan!

Try Plus Plan Now!

Check the Plus Plan deepdive:


New easygenerator template adds personalized study advice to courses

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In easygenerator you can create eLearning courses based on learning objectives. This approach has many advantages because of the importance of learning objectives in elearning. Now, easygenerator has added another advantage –  you can create a smart course that provides  the learner  personalized advice. This new feature  works on all your existing courses.  All you have to do is select the new ‘Personalized’ learning’ template in the design tab and publish the course. You can check out a live example of this course type. In this post I will walk  you through the main steps of using the Personalized Learning Template, to give you an overview of how to do it.

Step 1. Apply template
You can use this template for all your existing courses or new ones.

  1. Just go to the ‘Design’ tab in easygenerator
  2. Select the ‘Personalized learning’ template

That is all! After this you can publish it in your preferred way to the easygenerator server, to your own web server or to any learning management system.


The Learner

From the learner’s perspective it works like this, after starting the course (on the web or LMS) the introduction page will show:


The learner clicks Start pre assessment and  all the questions from the course will be presented in a long list:



All the learner has to do is go through the list of questions, answer them and click  the ‘Submit’ button. After this a page is presented with a list of all learning objectives.



For each objective the result is shown. In this case there are 5 objectives. One of them is completed, it is shown at the bottom. The learner already proved  he mastered this objective, so he can skip it. For the other objectives a ‘recommended’ readiing list is available. When the learner clicks Recommended Reading, a screen is  displayed with only the remaining incorrectly answered questions of that objective.



In this case there are 2 questions left. The reader can go to the question by clicking Start. The question isn’t shown direct, but   the learning content associated with that question is. The learner  can read the information  and then can answer the question correctly, found at the bottom of the page.  After answering all questions for this objective, the learner returns automatically to the ‘Study advice screen’. When all the questions are answered correctly, the learning objective will show a score of 100% and will be added to the list of  completed objectives.




The learner can repeat this process for the other objectives. When he is done he clicks  ‘Finish course’ and the final result page is shown, with the overall score and the score per objective. These scores can be reported to an LRS (XAPI) or any LMS (SCORM).

If you have an easygenerator  account try it out. If you don’t have an account sign up and experience the advantages  smart learning!