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Authoring Tool Trends for 2017

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The authoring tool industry continues to evolve. I won’t regurgitate everything that appeared and did not for that matter in the authoring tool space as a whole in 2016, but a few have crossed over in a positive light, which is pushing trend. Similar to the one I had for an LMS, here is the Authoring Tool version for 2017. With other tools via API.

Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013

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A 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. 16 Seminar Learning Systems – Seminar Author.

Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market

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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

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I suspected that the expo would feature a large quantity of rapid content authoring tools. 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? Case in point: Claro Online Authoring System.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. No software to download or install.

Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

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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.

Storyline vs. Lectora: Who Wins What?

CommLab India

With rapid authoring tools ruling the roost in e-learning creation, as an e-learning developer, you will look for the best authoring tool to design your course. There are many rapid authoring tools out there, so how will you know what to choose? We will compare two major rapid authoring tools – Articulate Storyline 2 and Lectora 17. Quizzes.

Six Points of Comparison – Captivate 9 vs. Lectora 17

CommLab India

When it comes to selecting an authoring tool to develop a course, e-learning developers often face a dilemma. Today’s authoring tools have competitive features, can create courses at almost the same speed, and are equally priced. The task will become easy if you know the features of every tool in detail. For interactivities, both tools are equally good.

A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training


I’ve met people who had worked on the original SCORM standard, those driving the new xAPI standard, as well as early champions of our industry who coined the terms and built the original software tools. Through the 70s it was being marketed as a tool for retraining unemployed workers in new fields. The computers were great, but software was lacking. Not so. Only 8.2%

70:20:10 Primer

Performance Learning Productivity

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 [2]. Primer What is 70:20:10?

4 Steps to Becoming a Learner-Centered eLearning Professional

SHIFT eLearning

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


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?

How Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction Can Make Your Online Courses Better


Luckily, eLearning development tools and technology allow for the use of video, animation, audio, and graphics to produce attention-grabbing effects. Use these tools to intrigue, amuse, shock, dazzle, or even silence your audience into giving you their undivided attention — and then you can start teaching. Gain Learners’ Attention. Inform Learners of Objectives. Conclusion.

On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

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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.

Current state of Gamification in the LMS Market

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You do not need a built-in authoring tool to do this. 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. Imagine you are looking at a pinball machine. Uh, oh.

Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

Web Courseworks

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?

Review of Linkedin Learning

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” When asked why the system does not support SCORM. Unless, it is 2000. Yes, I was told it is a built-in authoring tool, but no, you cannot build your own course from the ground-up. 3rd party authoring tools and third party content providers. The system does not accept third party authoring tools (i.e. Because AICC is not. . Analytics.

Review of Linkedin Learning

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” When asked why the system does not support SCORM. Unless, it is 2000. Yes, I was told it is a built-in authoring tool, but no, you cannot build your own course from the ground-up. 3rd party authoring tools and third party content providers. The system does not accept third party authoring tools (i.e. Because AICC is not. . Analytics.

10 Great Moments in eLearning History

SHIFT eLearning

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. eLearning didn''t happen overnight. as people call it.

Top Five Ways to Use Screencasting in the Classroom

Visual Lounge

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.

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


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.

E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is.well…

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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. Now is it fun?

E-Learning Strategy – The Right Way to Success

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I’ve been there – well, not hating it – I always thought it was the way to go (even in 2000). If yes, you will need an authoring tool. If you build your own, will you be able to have the support needed (for administrators in maybe learners)? It is easy to say, “We project the cost of our entire e-learning solution to be $35,000 USD) and from that, we anticipate the cost for an e-learning tool to be XYZ and the rest to be for our learning platform and/or blah blah blah. If the vendor uses Flash, they might not support older versions.

Guest Post: Three Learning Essentials In 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.

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Latest E-Learning News and Notes

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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.

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LMS State of Affairs

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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.

Advantages of WordPress over Moodle


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.

Brain Based Learning and Neuroscience – What the Research Says!

Will at Work Learning

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 The brain is our primary tool for learning. However, the idea that neuroscience is uniquely persuasive has been met with little empirical support….”. seconds.

LMS Potluck

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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.),

Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


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?

Mentoring Without Barriers

CLO Magazine

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.

#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

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Anyway, social exists in the platform, along with a built in authoring tool and the system is SCORM course standard. . I’m not kidding, I think I saw icons that were hot in 2000. 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. To those who have been constant readers, I give a high five with a low five to boot. Why am I so happy? Average.

Flipping Over Teaching and Learning with Technology

Visual Lounge

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.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


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!