Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013
OCTOBER 20, 2013
desktop authoring tool that provides a wealth of features and additional software. Templates, themes, debug tool (nice), translation tool (nice too). Tin Can API support, HTML5 output, ADA 508 and SCORM. Includes an assessment tool and can generate certificates. Supports Moodle. Another super easy authoring tool to start building courses.
Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market
OCTOBER 17, 2012
Its nearly Halloween and with that comes the shocking and fearful excitement or lack thereof of the scariest things on the plane appearing at the movie theaters, in costumes, television and for us, the course authoring tool market. Just in the past two years the per license cost of authoring tools has skyrocketed. support $1,790 (per license), no support ($1,595).
Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
suspected that the expo would feature a large quantity of rapid content authoring tools. I wasn’t disappointed. Not so much, from what I saw – some of the tools were underwhelming (granted some were quite impressive), but rather how the vendors themselves perceived where the market is going and what customers want in their authoring tools. Back in 2000, the knock on rapid content authoring tools were they “pre-template” driven solutions. Who in their right mind, would use these tools? Anyone for Avatars?
iSpring Authoring Tool and JoomlaLMS. 10% Discount Coupon is inside
AUGUST 28, 2016
Here at JoomlaLMS we are constantly asked to recommend an authoring tool that first, works well with JoomlaLMS Learning Management System, and second, doesn’t break the client’s budget. If the first criterion is easily met (JoomlaLMS is AICC, SCORM 1.2 Blog articles
Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2
OCTOBER 20, 2014
Supports Tin Can – Should be universal with every product out there it isn’t. Personally, I like this because everyone who uses software, often jumps right in and starts going, rather than take the time to read how to do things (inc. Even ID books or books teaching you how create WBT courses in 2000 (One of my favorite WBT books of all time, interested? Love it.
Performance Learning Productivity
AUGUST 27, 2015
The model simply describes learning as it naturally happens and then offers means to accelerate and support that learning: as part of the daily workflow; through working and sharing with colleagues and experts; through structured development activities. For instance coaching, mentoring and courses work best when they support on-the-job development . Primer What is 70:20:10?
4 Steps to Becoming a Learner-Centered eLearning Professional
MAY 13, 2014
Jackson, Stratford, Krajcik, & Soloway, 2000; Quintana et al., 2000 further explained that l earner-centered design " considers learning while doing; it supports learners in the ways of using the software and throughout the use of it. Answer these questions: How do you learn best? What learning activities are the most motivational to you? According to Jonassen et al.
Leading Benefits of Lectora: HTML5 and Mobile
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
Lectora® leads the way for mobile learning capabilities as the only major e-Learning to HTML5 authoring tool on the market. That’s just one of many reasons that Global 2000 companies in 125 countries make Lectora their e-Learning software of choice. This means it doesn’t require a plug-in such as Flash Player, unlike other authoring tools. How does it work?
Top Five Ways to Use Screencasting in the Classroom
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
This article was written by guest author Ron Kotlik for our quarterly education newsletter, the Learning Lounge. Screencasting is one of the most dynamic tools educators can use to transform their classroom in a dramatic fashion without investing a tremendous amount of time learning a new software piece or app. This article is a not a “how to” of screencasting.
On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning
SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
Authoring Tools. In 2012 it has been all about collaborative/peer review with authoring products, and it still will be in 2013, but the avatars/actors with/without backgrounds are going to be in “fuego” Where can it go? In 2012, I’ve seen a slow uptake with tools that can output to HTML5. Latest Data in support of tablets. Actors & Avatars.
CCK08 Free and reliable open source software for YOU and all of us
SEPTEMBER 22, 2008
Connecting to others, is enabled by open source software. The open source community celebrated Software Freedom Day on 20 September. In the past decade, free and open source software (FOSS) has become one of the major catalysts in increasing transparency by lowering the barrier to access the best software technologies. You get MediaPortal as Open Source software.
Future of Technology in Education #fote12
Dont Waste Your Time
AUGUST 10, 2012
” I’ve been reading a little of her book (it helps to share an office with her co-author Alex Moseley ) so am interested in her talk because of the aspect of where game0based learning and simulation-based learning are going in education. So far the speakers who I am looking forward to are, and why: Nicola Whitton – “What is the Future of Digital Games and Learning?”
Current state of Gamification in the LMS Market
JUNE 29, 2015
You do not need a built-in authoring tool to do this. I mean at the basic level, interactive game templates will work. Ability to assign points while building a course – this is not the same thing as assigning points to an already uploaded course; clearly the advantage is for those who have a built-in authoring tool or a partnership with an authoring tool vendor in place, but the onus is really on the authoring tool vendors to get their head out of the grass (I know some of you were thinking something else – shame on you) and solve it.
Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech
AUGUST 4, 2014
In this case, industry knowledge is networked in print form as a snapshot of best practices and forward-thinking analysis, and the handbook becomes a tool to enhance and refine deeper research efforts. Even though the content is hot off the research presses, we also asked authors to reference the giants whose research shaped our profession. Do you select the authors first?
Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 30, 2015
Joe is also a frequent teacher and presenter at industry conferences and at client sites, especially on the subject of eLearning development tools. His tool reviews appear each month and he is the recipient of several awards for his work in eLearning, including a Lifetime Achievement Award way back in 1999. For decades, you have been helping learning designers with your design approaches and your expert advice on the use of development tools. Learnnovators: It is a well-known fact that you cannot use yesterday’s tools to solve today’s problems. THE INTERVIEW: 1.
10 Great Moments in eLearning History
APRIL 24, 2014
It was first to offer better graphical and text support. The Macintosh, with its free HyperCard program, also helped a generation of tech-savvy teachers make their own software and tutorials for students. Commercial software companies were quick to develop computer-based educational materials and learning games as well. 2. eLearning didn''t happen overnight. Web 2.0
E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is.well…
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
Some have all three, and those are the systems you want; in the general e-learning tool area, the term usually refers to the same options: rewards, points/incentives, Leader board. That is to say, as a whole the e-learning industry, especially authoring tools and LMS/Learning systems are often two steps back, when everyone else or at least the masses are one step forward. This is why, you see the gaming issue – Guess how many authoring tools can create 100% real game based courses? RCAT – Rapid Content Authoring Tools. Video.
E-Learning Strategy – The Right Way to Success
MARCH 24, 2014
But here is the thing, you can do it. I’ve been there – well, not hating it – I always thought it was the way to go (even in 2000). I know what works and what doesn’t, and I’m here to help you succeed. I’ve had some early missteps, but corrected them and made it work. Am I going to need to create my own courses? If yes, you will need an authoring tool. Do you want to build your own system or locate a commercial platform? If you build your own, will you be able to have the support needed (for administrators in maybe learners)?
Guest Post: Three Learning Essentials In 2016
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
If it is, who should author it? For them, and for anyone serious about supporting real learning – as opposed to being a vehicle for delivering information – this is a great time to be in the profession. His background ranges from training delivery to director and vice-president positions in software companies. The implications of these changes are profound and far reaching.
Advantages of WordPress over Moodle
DECEMBER 10, 2012
Open-source software has ushered in a new era of possibilities in the learning space. As you may know, Moodle started to be developed back in early 2000. This lets you not only author content within the system, but also deliver it to students and track those changes. It would be a good fit for anyone creating a special purpose learning platform where you would not need to take advantage of some of more formal learning tools and ridged structures that Moodle has built in, such as assessment tools. Lately, however, Moodle is becoming rather stale. Conclusion.
Latest E-Learning News and Notes
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
Ecosystems for authoring tools – I’m not talking about it in the same scope of the LMS space (which I foresaw and which is occurring), rather think of it as a one stop shop for all your needs – I see this coming more by 2016, but there are already vendors doing it. The Gap – if there was ever a concern for the authoring tool industry this should be it, which means that the gap between good to average to poor is widening, and even in the good there is becoming more separation, while some people could see this as only a benefit, I do not.
JULY 28, 2016
As micro-learning gains more attention and more people are starting to utilize the methods in creating such courses, vendors who are aware of this new opportunity are making sure that people know that their system supports micro-learning. For those around in 2000, they did. . If an LMS or any of the other subsets want to pitch themselves as a micro-learning system (first and foremost), fine, but let’s remember that nearly every system out there, allows you to create micro-learning courses (via a third party authoring tool, PPT, if they have an AT in their system, etc.),
LMS State of Affairs
AUGUST 1, 2014
Built-in authoring tool – If you are expecting something like Storyline, forget it – not there yet; unless vendor has a partnership with an authoring tool vendor – example: Claro. Video courses without being wrapped in an authoring tool. The industry in 2000 was the wild west, with plenty of snake oil salespeople out there, telling you what you want to hear, even if it wasn’t the case. Support – Most of the times e-mail; some times phone too, but want priority – you buy that. 620 and counting. . Video.
Brain Based Learning and Neuroscience – What the Research Says!
Will at Work Learning
JANUARY 5, 2016
Noted author and neuroscientist John Medina, who happens to be a lovely gentleman as well, has said the following as recently as June 2015 : "I don't think brain science has anything to say for business practice.". "We still don't really know how the brain works.". The brain is our primary tool for learning. The world of learning and development is on the cusp of change. seconds.
Flipping Over Teaching and Learning with Technology
JANUARY 22, 2013
Starting with nothing but screen capture software and a YouTube account, Salman Khan’s goal of helping his cousins with mathematics grew into an internationally recognized non-profit that focuses on the flipped classroom model of instruction. Using these tools with “How?” Guest post by Steve Salik, Ph.D. Converting lectures to digital assets. The jury is still out.
Mentoring Without Barriers
OCTOBER 23, 2013
To circumvent that problem, it chose a specific collaboration tool focused on competency and skill development. In Brandon Hall’s 2012 Effective Employee Development Survey, more than 72 percent of organizations that felt competency assessments were important development tools also had a majority of their key performance indicators moving upward. The same Brandon Hall Group study found that one of the most highly valued development tools was the ability to match mentors and coaches to specific development needs (42.2 percent). Social, Global, Open and Diverse.
Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 10, 2014
Its product suite includes Lectora – the world’s leading e-Learning software used by over 60% of the Global 2000 companies. Emerging technologies like the Tin Can/Experience API and software like Lectora® Express LMS – the Easy LMS allow us to paint a more authentic picture of how and when learning is happening through greater tracking of learning, including social and informal learning. Learnnovators: What do you think is the future of rapid e-learning authoring tools? How will the tools evolve further to capitalize the real power of this standard?
#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid
OCTOBER 14, 2015
Anyway, social exists in the platform, along with a built in authoring tool and the system is SCORM course standard. . The icons they use in their UI are dated. I’m not kidding, I think I saw icons that were hot in 2000. The UI has been tweaked or enhanced as we say, but it still needs more. If you are one of the SF legacy customers who received a letter (not a call mind you, but a letter) regarding the end of support coming down the pike, I’m sure that went over well. Welcome, welcome all! To those from HR who are new to this blog, I give a high five.
Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
APRIL 18, 2014
He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. Learnnovators: What are the latest trends in organizational learning & development, and performance support? Environments where learners are using digital tools to create or annotate outputs of their collective work are needed. Clark: First, thanks for supporting the Manifesto! THE INTERVIEW: 1. This needs to change! 3.
The future of higher education and other imponderables
JUNE 16, 2012
The discussion below is part of a proposed text with Johns Hopkins University Press that I’m co-authoring with Dave Cormier and Bonnie Stewart. I’ve been interested in changes in higher education since I was at Red River College in the late 1990′s. Students, in contrast, suddenly had new tools of democratic information access (and distraction) at their fingertips.
What Can You Expect in 2013?
JANUARY 10, 2013
“This year or next at the latest, tablets will reshape our learning and development world — providing one platform on the job, on the move, for anywhere, anytime learning and performance support.” That may be because while apps are easy to create, they are not easy for corporations to support. It typically involves distance delivery models such as Web-based tools. Alternatives are virtual learning labs for virtual hands-on software training, 3-D virtual worlds for distance role plays and live or online simulations to model the real world.
‘Mobile learning, just for the sake of it, is definitely not a good idea!’ – Some insights on Mobile Learning
AUGUST 5, 2011
remember, as early as the year 2000, we were hearing a buzz about mobile learning. These courses can also be utilized by the customer-support teams which are always on the go for support or maintenance requests from clients. Also, the user base may operate on a common platform (for instance, Android), but carry different devices which support it. Marketing Consultant).
Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Week One Recap
APRIL 21, 2012
Next, New York Time’s bestselling author Kevin Kruse told us how articles appearing within the last year in notable publications such as BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune and even the Harvard Business review are talking about how gamification is impacting marketing, service and employee satisfaction (notice training seems to be absent.). Week One Recap. ” It is not a universal cure-all.
21st Century L&D Skills
Performance Learning Productivity
AUGUST 8, 2010
If we're to believe the experts rather than the man-in the-street, the 21stCentury started on 1st January 2001 rather than on 1st January 2000. There’s lots of evidence to support the fact that informal and workplace learning should be learning professionals’ prime focus. Performance support and business process guidance offer other successful strategies. So, what’s changed?
Product Review: Litmos LMS
FEBRUARY 26, 2011
Less functionality and features than their standard counterparts, but these features may be “social learning , or “ability to tie a user to a course or “creating learning paths for each user or “assessment tools , etc. Course Authoring Tool. Create a new course (built in course authoring tool). Technical Support and Service.
The grades are in for Education focused LMSs
AUGUST 14, 2012
Moodle can be a worthwhile system but it requires heavy customization, dedicated IT person who has Moodle skill sets (ideal), in-house support (because when end users can’t figure it out – they will come calling YOU) and costs that many folks fail to realize. Built in authoring tool – never hurts. The product supports mobile, which is another plus.
Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
JULY 7, 2010
Spark Your Interest , June 3, 2010 June’s BQ is… “what tools should we learn?&#. Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning - Upside Learning Blog , June 17, 2010 After a few years of hype, mobile learning has now started flourishing; the advent of new generation of mobile devices, high-speed network access, powerful mobile browsers and better native apps are all contributing to this. In Japan in 2000. All software below is free. Rapid E-Learning Course Software. What tools should we learn? Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010. Seriously.