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WebTutor vs. Other Systems  
WebTutor vs. Other Systems
 

Choosing a system to automate corporate training raises the question: what software criteria and features are pertinent for choosing a system?

Give the below table to an alternative system supplier and ask him to place a "+" in the cells that correspond to features in his system. Then compare the resulting list with the features present in the WebTutor system. We hope that this table will help you make the right choice.

Possible Delivery Configurations

WebTutor
Alternative system
Distance Learning System (DLS)
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Training Portal
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Text Editor
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Learning Materials Editor
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Means for integrating with external information systems
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Module that automates learning center functions
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Module that automates employee competency evaluations
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Module to evaluate staff performance
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Training module that operates without a permanent connection to the server (offline-client)
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Library of ready-to-use e-learning courses
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Terms of Delivery
WebTutor
Alternative system
Number of users does not determine the cost of the system
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Number of servers does not determine the cost of the system
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The cost of the system includes development of a training course as well as support from administrators and IT professionals
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The product supplier integrates the product with the customer's internal information systems
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Supplier ensures that Portal design settings correspond to the customer's corporate style
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Documents describing the method for setup are delivered with the system
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Features of the Distance Learning System
WebTutor
Alternative system
Supports e-learning courses with arbitrary structures and complexity
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Built-in testing mechanism
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Supports the exchange of standard AICC training materials
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Support the exchange of standard SCORM training materials
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Distributes the administration of educational process (for offices and branches)
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Automatically assigns courses based on events (for new users, changing positions or departments)
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Downloads courses from different resources for different branches (for optimization)
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Sets e-mail notifications for different system events and distributes them throughout the server
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Department head controls the learning process
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Courses support electronic forums
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Integration with the " Virtual Classroom " software
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Specialized interface for HR managers
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Customizable mechanism to export learning outcomes to an external relational database
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Mechanism for the client to customize and expand analytical reports
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Possibility to participate in a course without a permanent connection to the server system ( offline-client)
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HR Portal Features
WebTutor
Alternative system
User ability to store and access all educational programs (both distance and classroom) in a single database
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Access to database by trainers and teachers
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Access to training events calendar
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Opportunity to apply for training
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Supports electronic workflow in approving applications for training
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Access to a library of competencies
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Ability to fill out evaluation forms, create and develop training plans
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Provides feedback based on learning outcomes (full-time and distance)
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Access to employee database
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Managers can view training statistics of subordinate users
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Flexible configuration of portal structure without the involvement of IT staff
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Configurable portal design
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Content management of the system portal
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Polling mechanism
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Online-voting
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Control mechanism for internal advertising
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Differentiates access rights to portal content
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Electronic conferences
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Viewable list of users online
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Visit portal statistics sections
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Full-text search across all portal content
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Learning Materials Editor
WebTutor
Alternative system
Supports the exchange of standard AICC training materials
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Support for the exchange of standard SCORM 1.2 and 2004 training materials
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Create sophisticated interactive teaching material
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The ability to use rich-media content: video
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The ability to use rich-media content: flash
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The ability to use rich-media content: activex and java
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Support for audio courses
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Multi-user course training materials
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Ability to save created educational materials on CD
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Create software simulation interfaces
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Import data from Word / Excel / Power Point
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Test Editor
WebTutor
An alternative system
Supports the main types of test questions: single choice, multiple choice, ranking, comparison, text entry
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Ability to use rich-media (fonts, pictures, video, flash) both in question and answer options
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Supports adaptive testing methodology
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Ability to limit overall testing time or time per question
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The ability to create tests that are run from local media (no server)
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Support for IMS QTI
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Ability to set communication between control questions and educational materials
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Ability to use automated test procedures for staff evaluation
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Ability to resume interrupted test
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Support for testing with many scales of assessment
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Support of multiple tests
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Ability to use a single library of questions for assessment tests, tests for entering training courses, test questions in the course materials
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Import/export a database of test questions from/to Excel
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Integration with External Information Systems
WebTutor
Alternative system
Configurable mechanism imports a list of users and the organizational structure from any relational database, XML, Excel (both from the "box" 1C-frames, Scala, CompanyMedia ..., and from internal development companies)
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Authorization of users on Active Directory, LDAP, Domino Directory
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Configurable mechanism to export data in any relational database
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Import of educational materials from AICC Metadata, SCORM Metafile
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Automated Corporate Learning Center
WebTutor
Alternative system
A single database of all training programs (internal, external, remote)
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Database of trainers
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Processes applications for training (including ones coming through the portal)
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The formation of individual learning goals (including automated claims-based units for training and the results of assessment activities)
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Maintain a training events calendar
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Formation of groups for activities (including automated claims-based and individual learning plans)
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Control accounting and budgets for training
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Analyze learning outcomes and feedback completed through the portal
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Reports the results of training in various analytical sections (by course, by region, provider training, units, etc.)
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Automated Employee Assessment Procedures
WebTutor
Alternative system
Maintains a library (database) of corporate competencies, knowledge, and skills
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Description of competency profiles and requirements for knowledge in a skills-based library
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Description of the KPI database
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Flexible description of automated assessment procedures - Support for different methods of evaluation (self-assessment, assessment director, interview and Examination Boards, assessment of colleagues and subordinates, testing) and evaluation procedures (assessment of competencies, evaluation and development action plan, formation of a development plan.
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Automates the formation of an evaluation plan. Notifies participants
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Completes assessment forms through the portal
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Flexible workflow technology when configuring assessment events
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Automated calculation of manually entered records for evaluation recommendations
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Setting all calculation formulas in the system by company experts
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Expandable set of analytical reports
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Develop an automated development plan and training evaluation
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