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End of an Era - Authorware

Tony Karrer

Just saw an Adobe announcement that they plan to discontinue development of Authorware. Goodbye Authorware. Since it was the first multimedia authoring tool I ever used, it certainly is bringing back some memories of some pretty cool work (and headaches). Thanks for the memories

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

wanted to go back and figure out what things really struck me during 2007. Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups Wow, what a great list from 2006, I'm glad I have that saved somewhere. ;) So how about in here's a random list of things from 2007: My 10 year old son edited Wikipedia - A Fourth Grader Wikipedia Update and added value. The Big Question is back. Help Needed!

Adobe Summit Day 2 - Authorware and the future of e-Learning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Adobe eLearning Solutions So, Ellen is talking about Authorware and IT's future in eLearning: 6 part plan 1)Business continuity 2)conversion 3)migration 4)enablement 5)develop the next gen leanring content authoring 6)improved communication Tom KIng will be acting as the Liaison for Adobe and the Authorware community to help this transition process. GREAT hosts!!! Good people.

Articulate, Captivate, Dreamweaver and Lectora Tops in eLearning Authoring Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

While tools such as Toolbook and Authorware are down a bit. I was somewhat surprised that my post: Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction didn't generate more interest. You can see the detailed view of the sat numbers here. This data shows that the Articulate tools, Adobe Captivate and Dreamweaver and Lectora are near the top for elearning course authoring. What surprised me is that there wasn't more discussion around this. Is this just common knowledge these days? Do people buy this

Straight talk - am I the only one enjoying myself?

Clive on Learning

Anyway, the idea was that Lance Dublin interview a series of e-learning notables in the presence of us punters. I saw three of the interviews: Michael Allen (creator of Authorware and of ADDIE - the instructional design process): he told us that he's no longer so convinced about ADDIE - he's into rapid prototyping. Great stuff - wait until I tell those instructional design dinosaurs I know. By the way, I've just discovered Jay Cross's rant on ADDIE - even rapid prototyping is not enough for Jay. Perhaps watching a conservation isn't enough - people want to be part of the discussion.

Tutorial Karma

In the Middle of the Curve

He or she also had some strong Authorware chops, judging from some of the interactivity. All of the bad interactive tutorial things I have ever built have come back to haunt me. As part of my new job learning, I am working through the tutorials for the university's enterprise system. Oh.My.God.Is this what I'm doing to my audience?!?!?! While going through the introductory tutorial (which took me about 2 hours), I noticed that I was trying to "game the system." to get through it. also found myself becoming more aggravated as I worked through the tutorial. What caused it? PUHLEEEZE!!!!!!

Creating successful e-learning

Clive on Learning

The creator of Authorware and long-time instructional design guru created something of a stir (at least with me) when he announced his dissatisfaction with the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation) model for e-learning development and put his not inconsiderable weight behind a new process of 'successive approximation'. I saw Michael Allen speak for the first time at the eLearning Guild's Annual Gathering in Boston. 2006). ADDIE, rapid? Were they having a laugh?) Right, understatement. Things change, all the time - not least the requirements. My favourite line?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

Thursday, April 26, 2007 Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer" I dont have a masters degree in instructional design or education. learned Toolbook and Authorware on my own while in the program. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. In fact, I dont have any kind of masters degree at all. have never taken a class in pedagogy. have never taken a course in adult learning theory. And yet here I am. My current business card says Im a "Manager of Instructional Design". How did that happen? Had thought I would go into teaching.

Here’s What the Critics Don’t Want You to Know About PowerPoint 2007

Rapid eLearning

And that’s the case whether they built them in Authorware or PowerPoint. In fact, today I am going to show you some of my favorite new features in PowerPoint 2007. I don’t know about you but I am starting to get tired of the PowerPoint haters. I go to a lot of conferences and there’s always someone trashing PowerPoint. They’ll throw in the usual, “it’s not PowerPoint but the presenter&# disclaimer and then go on a 45 minute anti-PowerPoint rant. The irony is that many of them happen to use Power, they’ll actually be using PowerPoint.

DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

And that's an industry leading software company focusing a major effort on the eLearning industry and the many elearning developers that have been using their tools to improve the learning process for so many. I was a very early user of Authorware , Director , and of course, FLASH. DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit! This is quite possibly one of the coolest things I've seen in my eLearning career. can't remember how it happened but I became mostly connected with Director. truly loved the tool and used it whenever I could. I was involved with the Dir8.5 He's now in the Google reader.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Listen, Authorware is dead, so why create a product that is trying to bring it back to life with your own product? Heck, they are lucky if they have audio cards connected to their computers or even are using Windows 2007. . The data is in, the results are interesting and the competition is growing.  What does it all mean? The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). Early Signs for 2012. Perhaps their audience is unaware of LMSs who offer assessment tools. Desktop.

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

In response to the demand for more accessible authoring tools, Authorware was born. Using Authorware , learning professionals could create learning programs with hyper-simplistic designs, primarily through dragging and dropping icons. To avoid this complexity, Authorware courses often followed a more simplistic “Click Next to Continue” style of eLearning design. eLearning design > Top Ten eLearning Design Tips - August 27, 2007. With the growth of tablet devices, authoring tools are having to re-invent themselves, yet again. The Rise of Authoring Tools. Tweet This!

5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

December 11th, 2007. Compared to building courses in Flash or Authorware, the rapid elearning tools are easy to use. December 11th, 2007. [.] December 11th, 2007. December 11th, 2007. December 11th, 2007. December 11th, 2007. [.] December 11th, 2007. December 11th, 2007. [.] Experiencing E-Learning Building Experiences through Instructional Design and E-Learning « Daily Bookmarks 12/10/2007 Daily Bookmarks 12/11/2007 December 11, 2007 5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog [.].

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

Back in 2007, I pointed out various aspects of what I was seeing: strategy/strategic and performance are back as topics after dropping way down in 2006 surprisingly trainer is also back, you would think in the age of eLearning 2.0 But still, this gives a general indication and it's especially interesting when you compare it to 2007 : Corporate Blog (20) Personal Learning (23) eLearning Tools (323) Software Simulation (21) Qarbon (6) Second Life (135) PowerPoint (148) Google Scholar (9) Authorware (16) Ah the good old days of 2007. Just a thought.

2008 - MMVIII eLearning Year in Review

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Authorware officially dies (actually this post is from 2007) while Director11 is (re)born. TWITTER For the alpha geek community Twitter was the big story for 2007.  MMVIII (2008) started off visual and mobile to be sure.  Its also the International Year of Planet Earth, Year of the Frog, Year of the Potato, and the Year of Sanitation.  Okay, hold the phone. Follow me!

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

These are very similar to Flash components and Authorware Knowledge Objects, in that developers are able to create pre-configured logic and visual components which accept parameters when inserted into Captivate. Captivate 4 on Mac Adobe has been hinting about a Mac version of Captivate since at least DevLearn 2007. At the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose, November 10th, Adobe showed several exciting new features from the next version of Captivate and from the up-coming eLearning Suite. AIR review tool Perhaps the most exciting new feature in Captivate 4 is the AIR Review feature.