Tech Talk (June 2021)

Find out about the latest advances in training technology.

  • Learning technology company eLearning Brothers released Lectora Desktop 21. Innovations include new modular development functionality to accelerate e-learning development and a redesigned user interface (UI) that improves authoring efficiency. The ModDev tools include: ready-made instructional design frameworks; mobile-ready themes and style packs; interactive wireframe templates; and a new library of templatized interactions
  • Encoder Inc launched a Kickstarter campaign for MemoryOS, a new app that is a hybrid between e-learning and an immersive 3D game. It’s an Edtech, software-as-a-service (SaaS) product that creates a structured storage space for greater recall to significantly reduce exam stress, easily pass tests, increase grades, and reduce study time. MemoryOS provides an interactive experience that allows learners control over what to remember. Users can easily add large amounts of storage space to their brain’s memory at will. For more information, visit:
  • Terranova Security, a security awareness training company, released its Global Dashboard functionality within the Terranova Security Awareness Platform. The release empowers organizations, as well as cyber security and risk management leaders, to leverage customizable, real-time analytics visualizations for improved data-driven decision-making. Featuring a flexible, widget-based interface, the Terranova Security Global Dashboard can be personalized to display an organization’s key security awareness training information. Using customizable filters, administrators can refine reporting data to focus on a specific department, geographical region, or any other pertinent user grouping. The dashboard feature also centralizes the reporting process and enables organizations to capture insights that gauge user behavior change.
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.