Are you able to personalize your content? LCMS 3.7 can help you!

September 19, 2012 Sarah Danzl

More and more, users are demanding that their learning be personalized. This is because they are getting used to obtain a personalized experience in their day to day life: their personalized news feed on Facebook, their personalized product recommendations on Amazon or their personalized restaurant search results on Yelp. Hence the expectation that learning content delivered to them is personalized to their specific needs as well.

Xyleme LCMS has always promoted the creation of content in granular and platform agnostic form to provide rapid reuse and delivery to the most appropriate output format. Authoring content this way is the foundation for personalized learning. The content must change from monolithic, one size fits all courses, to “nuggets” of content in a granular format which can be configured on the fly.

With the release of Xyleme LCMS 3.7, the last version of the single-source XML content development platform, we continue building on capabilities to allow organizations to deliver personalized learning to its users. In particular, Xyleme LCMS 3.7 offers the ability to define taxonomy vocabularies and utilize them to classify any granular object. This can be used, for example, to tag content based on geography, department, role and competency. The classification information can then be leveraged to deliver personalized content to each user based on their profile.

Some additional highlights of Xyleme LCMS 3.7 include:

  • Microsoft Word Output – Publish your content in Word format whose design is defined through your own Word templates. This output is in addition to the already existing PDF format.
  • Improved PowerPoint Output – Now includes support for slide transitions, equations, formulas and hyperlinks.
  • Redesign of User Management – Simpler, more efficient management of numerous users and groups.

Other features include glossary and cross reference support in ePub outputs, embedding external multimedia content like YouTube of Vimeo videos and the new Hot Text question type.

Personalization will be key to the success of your learning organization and you need to define a content strategy that can support it moving forward. We strongly believe Xyleme LCMS 3.7 is the platform that can better support your content requirements for personalized learning.

About the Author

Sarah Danzl

Sarah manages the public face of Xyleme, overseeing all PR and Customer Communication. She is a specialist in written communications, media relations and reputation management. One of her favorite aspects of her job at Xyleme is working with the customers on on joint initiatives, including award applications.

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