Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. Updated Content Authoring Tool Directory. C ontent Authoring Tools Directory. The Ten Best Course Authoring Tools. #10 6 Learning Tools MLOAT - I will be the first to admit this is not for non-techies.
Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
What is the best rapid authoring tool in the market? How do we choose the right tool that will provide the maximum return on our investment? Well, the answer to these questions is that the choice of a rapid authoring tool is based on your training development needs. Different companies use different parameters to evaluate the tools. Audio capabilities.
Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning
OCTOBER 17, 2010
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  but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". The answer is simple. M.Ed.  to version 3.6.6
Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning
JANUARY 16, 2011
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. Uses the worlds best text to speech (TTS) software.
Project Tincan: What should SCORM 2.0 look like?: Participate!
Challenge to Learn
FEBRUARY 17, 2011
Today I was interviewed by Ben Clarck from Rustici software. They do a project for the ADL to investigate what the next version of SCORM should look like. SCORM is the standard of the e-Learning industry and now and then we say less nice things about it, but it is our guarantee (most of the times) that content from our authoring systems will actually run in most LMS, and that the learners progress and results are tracked and reported. The one thing I will bother you with is that I would like to have SCORM as an exchange standard between authoring systems.
Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners
JANUARY 10, 2011
eLearning Uncovered: From Concept to Execution does a nice job of walking beginners through all aspects of eLearning from choosing an LMS, design tools, and the actual course design. Recent Comments Blog Archive ▼ 2011 (3) ▼ January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. The truth is that there are a lot of books for e-Learning professionals. Enjoy! =>
Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality
AUGUST 19, 2010
As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. While the assumption would be that all the products are alike, or that fee based tools are superior to their free counterparts, nothing could be farther than the truth. Once you did though, you could do quite a lot with the tool. assessment tools may or may not exist, attachments, preview windows, limited outputs, maybe audio/video or maybe not. it into Presenter, it can be a stand alone] and the video encode tool – small ). That was then.
Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning
OCTOBER 13, 2013
” ~ Rustici Software. This standard is being developed by Rustici Software (with a world-wide active community participating and contributing) for Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) – the keepers of SCORM. However, ‘Experience API’ is ADL’s official name for this standard. An interesting article on ‘Tracking Software Clicks with Tin Can’.
Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)
JUNE 7, 2010
Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software. The list is followed by free open source software that mimics and can even beat – IMO some of its more well known competitors – that you might use when building your WBT. All software below is free. Rapid E-Learning Course Software. Jelsim - e-learning simulation software – create in java – can be used in corporate, semi target education. MOS Solo - Content authoring tool. WBT Express - Content authoring tool.
Why SCORM 2004 failed & what that means for Tin Can
APRIL 15, 2013
Sign #2: There is no certification process for tools and packages for the latest SCORM 2004 4 th edition. Sign #3: ADL itself heavily supports Tin Can as the successor of SCORM.. For example, many rapid elearning tools that are available for creating courses DO NOT allow you to build anything easily other than basic SCORM 2004. Nothing is perfect though as ADL admits .
Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.
OCTOBER 31, 2010
As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order. OpenMeetings is a free browser-based software that allows you to set up instantly a conference in the Web. The project is hosted at Google Code.
Experience (Tin Can) API: What to Expect from Your LMS Provider
JULY 13, 2013
ADL, or Advanced Distributive Learning , is the government agency behind the spec. An API is a language two software programs or databases use to talk to each-other. One example given by ADL is a “bookmarklet” that can be installed on a web browser and be used to track informal activities such as web pages visited. Tin Can. Experience. TIN CAN! Experience! Wrong! in May 2013.
A SCORM-Certified LMS Helps Companies Score
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
To put it plainly, SCORM is recognized as an authority, if not the authority, for learning management systems. It was during that year when President Clinton signed an executive order that led to the creation of Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), the initiative that SCORM comes under. What Is SCORM? Have you heard of SCORM? If not, you’re certainly not alone. Jeffrey A.
ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter
APRIL 8, 2010
News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/08/2010 ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter eFront is an LMS commited to international standards. Now, ADL acknowledges our support for the latest development of SCORM by approving Epignosiss submission to become a SCORM 2004/4th edition adopter.
New SCORM standard: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) #TinCanApi
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 5, 2012
This evening I attended a webinar by ADL: the new standard (project TinCan) kickoff. The ADL will launch it in June. The next step is the adoption of the standard by authoring tools and LMS. Scorm is finally going to catch up with the current times. The ‘I’ can be something like a person, a group, a community. Here you can record all your learning activities.
xAPI, LRS – The Interview
JANUARY 12, 2015
Aaron, can you tell me a little bit about your background and how you became involved with ADL? Two months after my layoff, a company called CTC recruited me to work for ADL. My job was to help author SCORM 2004, focusing on how to develop content that would work in SCORM systems. I worked with ADL from 2003-2006 and participated in the Technical Working Group afterwards.
eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
The aircraft industry has always had a high need for training and certification, and prior to 1988, this led to a variety of incompatible and closed system training programs that had unique hardware and software requirements. The AICC was dissolved in 2014, and all of its efforts have been transferred to the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) group.
What is Tin Can API?
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. SCORM quickly became the standard around which a whole industry of authoring tools, learning management systems, and content development was built. is still the most popular authoring standard used in eLearning, its weaknesses triggered the development of the Tin Can API. But what is Tin Can API? Here’s why.
Tin Can API, the evolution of SCORM
MAY 27, 2015
Originally developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), an initiative of the Unite States Department of Defense, SCORM was designed to standardize and modernize their training courses. Interoperability was increased, and today almost every LMS and e-learning authoring tool is SCORM compliant, allowing the users of SCORM authoring tools to write content for LMSs.
Track and trace Learners results. What do SCORM compliance, AICC, XAPI and CMI5 mean?
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 21, 2015
Do you want to buy a LMS or an authoring tool and are you wondering what the best option is for tracking the results of your learners? A course is SCORM compliant when it meets the requirements of the standard set by the ADL. This means that if you want to buy an authoring tool or a LMS you should check if they support the elements that you need! SCORM compliant.
JANUARY 5, 2011
CamStudio - (Authoring Tool) CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs). ClassTools.net - (Authoring Tool) Create free educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds!
Building the Next Generation of SCORM
APRIL 11, 2012
While project Tin Can has been championed by Rustici software for years now, it is speeding up activity to produce a 1.0 Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) is leading the effort for the next generation of SCORM. The LRS could be a standalone reporting tool or part of an LMS. This frees content authors to provide content in more modern ways to learners. by Jonathan Shoaf. Last Thursday was the kick off of project Tin Can. version of the Tin Can API (planned for June of this year). This project is a first step towards the next generation of SCORM. Actor, Verb, Object.
xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Riptide Software has been a big supporter of every xAPI Camp with really compelling cases studies and incredible enthusiasm over the mission of getting people into the conversations they need to have around xAPI. Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) continues to be a huge supporter of the community as the current stewards of the spec itself. Rustici Software almost needs no introduction as they prototyped and developed innovative work that eventually became xAPI. We aren’t freaking out — we are FREAKING EXCITED!!! Partnering Organizations. Our Sponsors.
Open Source E-Learning Development 20: Reusable E-Learning Object Authoring & Delivery Suite
The E-Learning Curve
DECEMBER 10, 2009
The Reusable Learning Object Authoring and Delivery (RELOAD) project is an initiative which develops tools to facilitate the use of learning technology. Open Source E-Learning Development 20: Reusable E-Learning Object Authoring & Delivery Suite is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning ADL content development e-learning tools IMS RELOAD SCORM spcifications standards
SCORM – Set of Standards that make Courses and LMS Compatible
JANUARY 3, 2016
SCORM and Authoring Tools. There are a number of authoring tools available in the market for the creation of SCORM compliant courses. These tools are both free and paid. In addition, we have the Paradiso Composer as our in-house SCORM conformant authoring tool. However, it is not mandatory to go through the process via the ADL route only.
The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
It is a guideline for building effective training and performance support tools in five phases. Authoring Tool. An eLearning content authoring tool is a software package which content developers use to create and package eLearning content deliverable to end users using SCORM or xAPI standards. eLearning can be a needlessly complicated subject. ADDIE .
Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing
NOVEMBER 18, 2010
The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products , Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning , and Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality. Strictly speaking, the vendors sell a license to use the voice software rather than selling the voice itself. Acapela also offers a model like this for unrestricted ADL. The rates are given in $ per hour of recorded sound.
Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015
JANUARY 5, 2015
One of the most interesting items which presents to me an unknown variable is CMI-5, a compliance standard (formally with AICC) now headed up by ADL. I as many folks constantly referred to xAPI as Tin Can, but recently say in the past month, I found out that Tin Can was a trademarked name by Rustici Software. Specifically: Ability to build games or some “game version” within the LMS – either via a built-in authoring tool or as a standalone feature. 8 Built-in Authoring Tools. This is going to be an awesome new year for e-learning.”
Tin Can vs. SCORM: What’s It All About?
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
SCORM is a set of technical standards for e-Learning software products. It tells programmers how to write their code so that it works well with other e-learning software. Tin Can (or the Experience API), the successor to SCORM, is an e-Learning software specification that allows learning content and learning systems to speak to each other in a manner that records and tracks all types of learning experiences. Both SCORM and the Tin Can API were developed by the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), a research group sponsored by the DoD, with help from Rustici Software.
Day 5: xAPI and more – what next for SCORM?
JUNE 3, 2016
only the second version in its history) is still the specification commonly implemented with authoring tools and learning management systems. As a result, the standard is used to track more real-world scenarios across a broader range of devices and tools than just an average LMS. LTI allows any tool to connect to an LMS, assuming both understand the LTI API. Enter cmi5.
What is SCORM?
OCTOBER 18, 2016
The Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) answered the call, and developed the Sharable Content Object Reference Model, more conveniently known as SCORM. Most content authoring tools are SCORM-compliant, meaning that they handle the technicalities for you. The ADL has emerged once more to steward in the new age of eLearning specification. SCORM. Future of SCORM?
Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning
DECEMBER 12, 2010
How To Design Custom PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning (Plus 8 Free Templates) DigiTale s by Bernajean Porter Storyboard Templates and Resources by MinuteBio Really Fast Storyboarding for E-Learning Projects by Dr. Thomas Welsh ( MSWORD document containing storyboard ) Open Source Software for Storyboarding Celtx is an open source software that you can download and use it for free. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. Feel free to use these storyboard templates for your projects. Thanks!
Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013
AUGUST 14, 2013
e-Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. APIs offer incredible possibilities for learning professionals to extend the power of present day learning systems and tools. Tin Can API is a new and evolving learning technology specification (from ADL – the SCORM people).
Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)
JULY 14, 2016
Open source software: Software for which the source code is publicly available for use and development free of charge. Moodle is an example of open source software that’s used widely in specific kinds of eLearning environments, like universities. Responsive design is essential for software and courseware intended for use on mobile devices. Missed the first part?