PublishOne for Learning

Why it’s a Great Fit 

With PublishOne it’s possible to publish content to multiple sources and even adapt it for different purposes across a variety of paper and digital formats. For example, a course provider might want the same content to appear in a web portal and a Learning Management System (LMS).

Storing and editing content through one system – PublishOne – makes content management much easier. The alternative is to amass multiple versions of the same files in an untidy folder structure, with the same content needing to be manually updated multiple times.

On top of that, the PublishOne environment enables education providers to define templates for their content, so that any document prepared in Microsoft Word can be published in a consistent look and feel. That means content created by different authors is automatically formatted in a standardized way. This brings brand consistency to the visual aspect of all content published to for example an LMS, such as Moodle.

The missing piece of the LMS market

In an ideal world, content-heavy organizations would manage their content from one place and make it available in different formats. For an educational institution, the different formats could be everything from paper, books, PDFs to an e-learning displayed on an LMS.

These organizations stand to benefit from a user-friendly interface for managing multiple types of content across different places, adapting their content in a way that fits the output format. For example, an e-learning module is often heavy on interactive elements – like questions and video’s – compared with a PDF which is more text-heavy.

Creating and publishing high-quality learning resources – from quizzes to complete e-learning modules – requires a deep knowledge of the LMS. For educators and authors, this takes a big investment of their time and technical knowledge. And not everybody has this time – or is such a regular user – that it’s worth investing their time. That’s where an authoring tool with a low learning curve could really help.

At the same time, centralizing and managing educational content through one system has a number of other advantages. Existing publishers of educational content – such as corporate trainers – can easily repurpose their content for use on an LMS without having to manually create something new. Plus, when they need to update content – it only has to be done once and it updates everywhere.

There’s also a benefit to educators working in vocational or higher education who would prefer to create content in Microsoft Word, including questions and visual elements like pictures and video’s. What if they could create interactive learning material within Microsoft Word?

Moodle and the education and training sector

Moodle is one of the world’s leading LMS. Used right across the education sector – from higher education to corporate training – Moodle’s flexible environment enables educators to create and manage their own learning materials. Their annual event, MoodleMoot Global, brings together educators from all over the world to exchange knowledge and ideas around Moodle.

This year’s event took place in Barcelona from 18th to 21st September. It welcomed over 700 visitors from 56 countries, including PublishOne’s Ellen van Beijsterveldt and Marit Spek. Here’s what they learned about the online education market.

Much of the focus at MoodleMoot Global 2023 was on the responsible use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the education sector, including how it can be used to create assessments based on a piece of text, and generate visual content to enhance learning resources. That’s because Moodle gives course managers and educators a variety of options to create interactive online learning experiences, like quizzes, assignments, pages and external tools like H5P.

For most casual users, who don’t need to use the platform every day, Moodle makes it easy to manually upload resources – such as Word documents and PowerPoint slides – to their course content. But this approach doesn’t necessarily lead to an engaging or interactive learning experience for end-users. It also requires the manual updating and management of documents on different places. This leads to multiple versions and inconsistencies with content. What’s needed is a user-friendly authoring tool. Enter PublishOne.

PublishOne gives training course providers, publishers and authors of educational content a powerful platform for editing, managing, and updating their content. It’s a great companion to popular authoring tools like Microsoft Word, enabling content creators to create once and publish everywhere.

Get in touch and discover the benefits of PublishOne for education!