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What’s New in Adobe eLearning Suite2?

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Adobe recently released eLearning Suite 2 comprising of Captivate 5, Flash Professional CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, Photoshop CS5 Extended, Acrobat 9 Pro, Presenter 7 (available on Windows only), Soundbooth CS5, Bridge CS5, Device Central CS5 in it. Thankfully, Adobe Apple fight is not affecting everything). Dreamweaver CS5 comes with improved PHP support for custom classes.

Updates On HTML5 From Google I/O

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At Google I/O event last year HTML 5 capabilities were demonstrated to developers for the first time. This year at the Google I/O some important announcements have been made which will make HTML 5 development easier across different browsers. . The two announcements which would make the HTML5 development easier and less time consuming are –.

Adobe Device Central: Great Support for mLearning Development

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One of the key challenges associated with mLearning development is to manage development across varied types of devices and platforms. Adobe’s Device Central is an application bundled with Adobe’s Creative Suite [which includes tools like Flash Professional, Photoshop, Dreamweaver etc.] Integration with Dreamweaver CS5.

Adobe eLearning Suite: is it worth it?

Clive on Learning

In an anonymous reply to my posting yesterday on the pirating of PC software, an elearning developer asked "How do real people actually afford/justify purchasing something like the Adobe eLearning Suite?" " He'd tried open source and free software but had to admit that, as far as e-learning development software was concerned, "Adobe is still king and will remain so for our foreseeable future." Before answering that I've decided to take a look at what you get for your money with the new Adobe eLearning Suite (ELS).

Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009

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Adobe Flash: It’s no wonder this is at the top of our list. It has established itself as the de-facto standard tool for interactive eLearning projects and is the tool favored by most eLearning developers. Though Microsoft’s Silverlight is coming up, we don’t see it posing a challenge to Adobe’s Flash anytime soon. Adobe Photoshop: This is a great tool for creating and editing graphics/photos/images, giving output compatible for many delivery formats with multiple file extension options. Jane Hart conducts annual surveys of the top 100 learning tools.

It’s time for upgrades, and a Poll

eLearning Development

In the past couple of weeks two important eLearning software upgrades have hit the virtual streets: Adobe CS4 came out this week. Tools are constantly going through upgrade cycles, but these are two of the biggest names in the eLearning development tool market, so they caught my attention. Adobe CS4. This is a huge upgrade, and the first time Adobe has released a unified upgrade for all the Adobe and former Macromedia products. They’ve also changed the bundles - thank you Adobe. Adobe Bridge CS4. Adobe Device Central CS4.

E-Learning Authoring Tools Characterized

The E-Learning Curve

Broadly speaking, an authoring tool is a software package which developers use to create and package content for delivery to end users. Typically, e-learning content developers integrate digital media including: Text Images Animations Audio Video …to create e-learning content and courseware. Web Site Authoring Tools Used in creating mark-up language (i.e. Web 2.0 and Horton, K.