The LearnChamp team on location found this year’s LEARNTEC in Karlsruhe, Germany, to be a well-organized, yet quite subdued event – apart from the availability of working Internet. The expertise of the interested parties and the level of depth to the discussions have improved significantly in comparison with previous years, and customers came with clearly defined requirements and expectations.
As already described in our ‘2015 LEARNTEC in Karlsruhe’ post, we used the event to present two innovative open-source products, among other things.
Adapt Learning for responsive e-learning content in HTML5
The Adapt Learning open source project, established by British e-learning companies City & Guilds Kineo, Learning Pool, and Sponge UK for creating e-learning content for terminal devices, generated a great deal of interest in Germany. We were pleasantly surprised by the many people who have already implemented first projects with Adapt and the high profile of Adapt Learning on the market. As a member of the Steering Group, LearnChamp is delighted by the great number of new developers who want to work together with us to build the world’s leading authoring tool and framework for responsive e-learning.
Totara Social for social collaboration
The open source sister product of Totara LMS was singled out for particular praise in connection with social learning and the exchange of knowledge between learners and instructors in online groups. Above all else, many visitors saw the advantages of the complete adaptability of the user interface and the low costs despite the high degree of functionality in the first release already.
The positive response to both products and the high level of interest exceeded our expectations, which were already high to begin with. We see this as confirmation that LearnChamp continues to actively contribute to two of the world’s leading open source e-learning projects.
Presentation on responsive e-learning
Click here for the slides of Learn Champ’s presentation on ‘Responsive e-learning from the Learning Portal to the Content.’
Speexx and LearnChamp rock LEARNTEC
Compared to the 2014 LEARNTEC, one of the highlights of this year’s event was the booth party hosted by Speexx (formerly digital publishing to all of you e-learning veterans), which found its way back onto the agenda after a one-year break. On the second day of the trade fair, LearnChamp successfully contributed to reviving the legendary event under the direction of Armin Hopp after the one-year hiatus. The evening focused on networking with colleagues over cool drinks and good food.
P.S.: We have a request to the trade fair management: LEARNTEC should no longer take place at the same time as Learning Technologies in London and the iLearning Forum in Paris.