Are You in the Education or Training Business?

| August 30, 2019

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A few weeks ago a client asked me to provide some insight into the quality of its online courseware and homegrown LMS, which hosts more than 3,500 courses. Although I started overseeing the creation of online programming more than 30 years ago, this shouldn’t make me an expert, especially given the vast changes in technological delivery that have transpired over this period. Yet, we are learner experts because we can comment from a user’s perspective regarding the learning experience itself. So, I spent several hours browsing the platform and taking numerous courses.

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VEDAMO is a complete solution for creating, managing and administrating your own online educational services. It is specifically designed for the needs of distance education. VEDAMО was developed in collaboration with university professors and researchers and upgraded based on feedback from its users - tutors, learners and educational administrators.

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