In four short years Adapt Learning has built into a thriving and bustling global open source community. The adaptlearning.org website has attracted visitors from over 200 countries and the technical, learning design and jobs forums have seen around 7,500 posts between them. The Adapt community now also has its own dedicated blog for sharing developments and tips.
Together we must be doing something right, as Adapt has been shortlisted by Elearning! and GovernmentElearning! magazine readers for The Best of Elearning! 2016 awards in the Open Source Solution category.
Catherine Upton, Group Publisher, Elearning! Media Group says “The Best of Elearning! awards recognize those brands that solve real business learning challenges. There is no greater honour than having your customers nominate and vote for these best-in-class solutions.”
From online to offline
With all this growth and industry recognition, it made sense that the community should meet offline too. This month marks the first public Adapt community meet up, held at King’s College London tomorrow. The event is split into two tracks, for those new to Adapt and those more familiar with the framework.
Kineo will be presenting several times in both tracks at the meet-up. The details of these are highlighted below. You can also follow along on Twitter using #AdaptLondon.
13:40 – 14:40
Helen Maffin, eLearning Developer at University of Cambridge, along with Kineo’s Technical Consultant, Tom Taylor, will be demoing Adapt, showcasing real courses. They’ll also cover the difference between the Adapt framework and authoring tool, as well as how it differs from traditional authoring tools such as Storyline and Captivate.
15:20 – 15:40
Helen Maffin and Tom Taylor will expand on their earlier session and introduce how to configure Adapt.
15:40 – 16:10
Guy Willis, Front End developer at Kineo, will be demonstrating practical styling techniques that do not require an understanding of Vanilla’s structure.
16:50 – 17:40
After a presentation from VYYAS, Guy Willis will continue showcasing Adapt styling techniques with a particular focus on using menus.
Over in track 2, more advanced topics will be covered for those more familiar with Adapt.
13:40 – 14:00
Sven Laux, one of the founders of the Adapt learning project, will share the current success of the project followed by a short time of Q&A.
15:30 – 16:10
Kineo’s Senior Technical Consultant, Matt Leathes, leads a session of everything you ever wanted to know about SCORM, but were too afraid to ask. Matt has been developing using the SCORM API for over 10 years and shares his knowledge of how to modify it in Adapt.
17:10 – 17:40
Hosted by Chuck Lorenz, be sure to attend the instructional design in Adapt panel, with Kineo’s Head of Learning Design James Cory-Wright, Lindsey Fulker from King’s College London, Kevin Doherty from Learning Pool and Janice Sargisson from DeltaNet.
Unable to get tickets to the meet-up? You can still meet members of the community over at the Adapt stand (H9) at Learning Technologies on Wednesday and Thursday or visit our Adapt experts on the Kineo stand (B2).
If you’d like to know more about Adapt, why not go back to where it all started?