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E-Learning Interaction Building Tools Comparison

Raptivity

They foster active learning through a meaningful interchange between the course and learners. We are excited to bring out the first ever Interaction Building Tools Comparison. It is important to note that Adobe Captivate 9 and Articulate Storyline 2 are evaluated purely for the interaction templates supported by these tools and not for their course authoring capabilities.

Active Training Series

Web Courseworks

Dr. Andy Hicken and I are contributing authors in  101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom , a new e-learning book by my friend and colleague, Elaine Biech. The book’s front half lists 200 tips for “making training active and learning successful.” Active Training. Find the right development tool. New eLearning Books by Elaine Biech.

New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20

eLearning 24-7

Initially I wasn’t going to post authoring tool rankings beyond the top ten, until July.  Easy to use interface and supports SCORM and AICC. #18 Mzinga Publisher - Holy macaroni! (No reason, I just love saying that) Mzinga shows up with a true social learning authoring tool. A few vendors say “social learning” but it is often far from it. Collaboration.

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

Upside Learning

As per data published by Good Technology in their Good Technology Device Activations Report | Q1 2012 , the iPad 2 averaged 17.7 percent of their enterprise activations in the first quarter of 2012 in the US. percent of Good Technology’s enterprise activations. In this post, we examine 5 rapid authoring tools which show tremendous promise. 1) Adobe Captivate 5.5

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Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

eLearning 24-7

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? 2011).

Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

Many devices and industry-standard elearning tools offer simple and effective software for recording audio. One of our authors who was just getting started with elearning never before had had the need to record audio—and asked for advice on tools. This article lays out some of your options, focusing on simple voice-recording tools for your personal computer.

eLearning Authoring Tool Must-Haves!

360 Training

Now that you have authored a draft of your online course content, have carefully crafted learning objectives and assessments, identified key audio and visual support, and planned out some engaging activities to get learners deeply involved in the subject matter, it’s time to build what you’ve designed. What course authoring software will you use? With so many elearning authoring tools available, choosing the right tool can be a daunting task. Ideally, a course authoring tool should have a simple learning curve.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront [1] but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". The answer is simple. Posted by ???????????

25 eLearning tools you need to have

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Best productivity tools for eLearning. Tool:  Trello. Tool:  Google Drive. Tool:  IFTTT. Tool:  Momentum.

Using Rapid Authoring Tools to Design eLearning Courses for Multiple Devices

Bottom-Line Performance

Let’s face it: the primary delivery tool for eLearning is still usually a desktop or laptop computer. This was our approach: Use Articulate (a rapid authoring tool) to decrease development time and cost. MISO wanted to complete a project in Storyline and see how they felt about the upgraded tool. This is Part 3 of our series. And it’s not even close. Email.

Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

The era of web-based authoring systems is here. As more organizations and associations embrace rapid eLearning development to keep pace with new products and services, evolving business needs, and industry and government regulations, the need for distributed authoring solutions that enable collaborative, team-based development continues to grow. Individual authoring tools (e.g.,

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Why Easygenerator will launch a free edition of her authoring software

Challenge to Learn

If you register you will receive an automatic notification when the free version is available you will receive an automatic notification and instructions how to activate. It allows authors to develop complex adaptive eLearning courses in a very simple way. The eLearning authoring world is still ruled by ‘old’ business rules. There are two main reasons.

20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

With Articulate, you can create interactivity to a presentation by adding slide layers, drag-and-drop interactions, quizzing, screen recording, and software simulation. The Adobe Captivate software helps you create a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML content. Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. GarageBand gives you all the tools you need to write, play, mix, and export your own song quickly and efficiently. An easy to use audio recording tool allows the user to upload a file from a prerecorded file.

Product Review: Liquid Authoring Content Authoring Tool

eLearning 24-7

Product: Liquid Authoring. Liquid Authoring, a new rapid content authoring tool from Landmark ASP, tries to bring together easy to use functionality with advanced capabilities. Liquid Authoring has a “collaboration&# feature, but I have no idea what is in it, because access was denied. Too many authoring tools do this, and it is irritating.

Top Tools for Online Teaching

eFront

Recently Top5 Online colleges.org published a list of the 99 Top Tools For Online Teaching , including eFront. Teaching Tools & Technologies. Videos, slideshows, games, and interactive group activities are all part of the online teacher’s toolbelt, and when a teacher is as savvy with technology as the students, amazing things can happen in an online classroom. SmartBuilder.

Gamification In Application Software Training

Learnnovators

We are highly excited to see this trend because, like most of you learning professionals, we too believe that the best way to learn new software is by doing real tasks in a real environment, in a fun way. The first one on our list is ‘Ribbon Hero 2’, one of the best examples of application software gamification. What do you think the future of gamification in application software is?

Interview with Sue Beckingham, #EdTechBook chapter author

Dont Waste Your Time

As part of a new series of posts, I will be talking to authors of The Really Useful #EdTechBook about their work, experiences, and contribution to the book. These tend to be short bursts of activity. In this first post I talk to Sue Beckingham, Educational Developer at Sheffield Hallam University. DH – Hi Sue. SB – It’s an integral part of my daily routine.

Interview with Peter Reed, #EdTechBook chapter author

Dont Waste Your Time

As part of a new series of posts, I will be talking to authors of The Really Useful #EdTechBook about their work, experiences, and contribution to the book. Interestingly the tools I use haven’t really changed much over the past 3 years or so, which I think is because I’m quite critical about new software/technologies when my existing workflows are effective for me personally.

Top activities for self-development

Your Training Edge

Here are some of the top activities for self-development you can do right now. Top activities for instant self-development. The Pomodoro technique is a productivity tool where you work for 25 minutes, and then take a 5-minute break, then work 25 minutes again. These are all activities that help you create habits for better and effortless self-development. Take a break.

Templates and tools

Clark Quinn

Let’s be clear: what’s typically referred to as a template is usually a simple screen type for a rapid authoring tool. And this can be useful when you’ve got well-designed activities but want to easily develop them. Whether the guidelines are in a template or a process tool like a checklist, it helps to have cognitive facilitation.  So what I’m talking about is not a template that says how it’s to look, but instead what it should contain. But they’re not a substitute for good design, and can make it easy to do bad design too.

Creating eLearning Content around Learning Objectives with Simple and User-friendly Authoring Tools

easygenerator

Participants highlighted the importance of personalized (adaptive) learning that is based on the outcomes of previous activities, or on creating smarter personalized courses based on learning objectives. Figure 2 provides detailed information about the individual steps in the authoring process. Learning e-Learning Software eLearning Software eLearning Trends. Conclusion.

Creating eLearning Content around Learning Objectives with Simple and User-friendly Authoring Tools

easygenerator

Participants highlighted the importance of personalized (adaptive) learning that is based on the outcomes of previous activities, or on creating smarter personalized courses based on learning objectives. Figure 2 provides detailed information about the individual steps in the authoring process. Learning e-Learning Software eLearning Software eLearning Trends. Conclusion.

How I Work: My Top 3 Productivity Tools

E-learning Uncovered

Because of this, people often ask me what my favorite tools are for productivity. love this question, as it allows me to show people the tools I’ve discovered over the years that I use on a daily basis. It’s always fun to see people get blown away with the discovery of a new and awesome tool that they’ve never seen before. What are your top productivity tools?

Interview with Sharon Flynn, #EdTechBook chapter author

Dont Waste Your Time

As part of a series of posts, I will be talking to authors of The Really Useful #EdTechBook about their work, experiences, and contribution to the book. DH – Have you found any one aspect of technology, not necessarily one tool or one piece of hardware, to be more valuable than anything else? Related posts: Interview with Sue Beckingham, #EdTechBook chapter author.

Tools to make you drool – video training toys for IDs

Social Learning

In this post, I take a look at some of the latest tools available to Instructional Designers to make their video efforts come to life. Smartbuilder ( www.suddenlysmart.com ) is a tool that can say it’s the only robust course authoring tool that does not require scripting. VIDIZMO’s  Ultra Mashup software allows you to edit various video segments together.

How to Select the Right E-Learning Software

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about buying elearning software. And with that I get to see some of the ridiculous checklists that some IT groups create to compare software. When it comes to selecting software, it can be hard to know what to look for and what questions to ask. Here Select E-Learning Software by Understanding the Type of Tools. Form-based authoring.

Next Generation Content Authoring - From LearnX, Sydney

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

LearnX 2010 in Sydney, Australia was a special occasion for Raptivity because of the Best e-learning tool award. Here, I also had the opportunity to deliver a session on the next generation content authoring. Content authoring has moved way beyond creation of simple textual pages and assessments. Here is a recap of the key points in the session.

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

mLearning Trends

Luke Hickey and team over the dominKnow took center stage in the LS2011 exhibits area to herald the launch of their next generation authoring platform called Claro. There were plenty of tools to create interactions (ala Engage-style functionality) as well as define animations and path-based motions which all rendered well in the final outputs. The Learning Solutions 2011 Event.

Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

social media, participative technologies, it’s not unreasonable to state that at least a segment of society today recognizes information as multi-authored, participative, distributed, and networked. Progress has been made on pulling centralized information elements apart (this is particularly evident in media with newspapers or TV news programs – I get the majority of my news in bits and pieces through a mess of different tools and sites), but we haven’t yet developed the technologies that will allow pulling things back together into coherent, personally owned, wholes.

Tools of the trade

Learning with e's

The first, the Staffroom is quite public, calling on high levels of communication and high profile, and involves the use of microblogging tools such as Twitter. assume that this is because most of the tools she identifies as falling into this category of PLN deployment is push technology (RSS feeds, Google Reader etc). Unported License. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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5 Online Tools To Make Your Job Easier

Your Training Edge

This online tool is a great resource for architects, manufacturers, specifiers or any student of a construction based course as it helps them to identify the best products and materials for their projects through its building product search and comparison tools. Pocket is a great online tool that can also be used offline. SpecifiedBy. Padlet. Mapit. Pocket.

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ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?

ZaidLearn

Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? 101 Free Learning Tools OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources Free EduGames Printer-Friendly Version Lets explore the idea that there is at least one excellent free learning tool (or site) for every learning problem, need or issue! Gmail Social bookmarking tool? Diigo Tool to translate text or a webpage?

New SCORM standard: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) #TinCanApi

Challenge to Learn

TinCan focuses on capturing activities: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) and the ‘I’, the ‘Did’ and the ‘Activity’ can be almost anything. The ‘Did’ for example can be a learning experience, an assessment or a social media activity. The ‘This’ can be any activity that has a learning experience.

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7 Tips to Choose the Best Rapid Authoring Tool to Convert Legacy E-learning Courses to HTML5

CommLab India

With mobile devices ceasing to support Flash-based training materials, the demand for Flash to HTML5 conversion tools has gone up. So, choosing the right authoring tool will be your best bet to make your courses HTML5 compatible. Choosing the right tool that suits your purpose can be quite challenging. But, there are some tools which do not offer this feature.

3 Basic Forms of Effective eLearning Activities

eFront

In any eLearning program, an activity or a group of activities are necessary to provoke learning experiences. When created the right way, learning activities can help users conquer challenging learning objectives. eLearning activities in your eLearning training courses are supposed to exercise basic skills, thought processes, attitudes, and behaviors. Activity.

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed

Jane Hart

This year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning list (the 6th Annual Survey) has been compiled from the votes of 582 learning professionals worldwide – 55% working in education, 45% working in non-educational organizations. Once again the list is dominated by free online social tools. But now for the complete 2012 Top 100 Tools list. Top Tools for Learning 2012 from Jane Hart.

Free eLearning authoring with easygenerator, already over a 1000 users!

Challenge to Learn

Reblogged from easygenerator.com : We launched the free edition of our on-line eLearning authoring tool November 1st at DevLearn. In case you are interested you can register and activate within minutes. Learning e-Learning authoring tool EasyGenerator eLearning free editionThis week we registered user number 1.000. This post is to celebrate that first milestone.