Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten
JUNE 11, 2013
Because it is Adobe – the same folks who came up with Photoshop a long time ago, who brought us Premiere – a long time ago and who bought Macromedia – again, a long time ago. SCORM 2004, AICC. #4 The summer is nearly upon us (or in LA it is already here) which means you can expect the following in your hometown. Road Rage – Everyone’s favorite past time.
Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality
AUGUST 19, 2010
Macromedia Authorware and similar products. Macromedia Director. The Macromedia set typically would toss in Director, which created an equally impressive array of course capabilities, but a deep learning curve. Eventually, Macromedia Dreamweaver came into the picture. PENS was created in 2005 by AICC as a new interoperability standard. Same issue if your product outputs to only AICC, and my LMS vendor does not accept the AICC interoperability standard. Is it PowerPoint converted to Flash? Microsoft Word converted to Flash? That was then. MLOAT.
How to select the right authoring tool
SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
While I have seen a few that give off the “rapid build” appearance, unless you have experience with solutions in the past like Authorware, MacroMedia Director, or similar brethren, you will face some serious challenges. In the AT world, knowing whether your AT accepts your specific compliance standard (SCORM, SCORM 1.2/2004, AICC, PENS, TinCan) would be equally relevant. Over the weekend, I did one of the most stressing things there is to do in live. Yep, house hunting. Where do you live? What amenities do you want or need? Beach? Center of town? What can you afford?
Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?
FEBRUARY 7, 2010
Back when I first started developing e-learning courses, I used Macromedia's Authorware. I really prefer the robust ability of creating courses in Flash and only use the DHTML e-learning authoring tools for their ability to make the course SCORM or AICC compliant. These courses can be published as SCORM or AICC compliant courses. And from Adobe, Creating e-Learning Content , which includes configuring learning interactions and tracking to a SCORM or AICC compliant LMS. For more interactive elements, I used Flash and imported the SWFs into Authorware.
Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development
JUNE 15, 2009
Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). To be able to host the courses hosted on the LMS, the elearning content should comply with standards guidelines published by SCORM, AICC or custom compliance conventions which the LMS in question supports. last year changed that.
The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program
AUGUST 26, 2013
Today, because of increased bandwidth and web programming tools such as Macromedia Flash, it is possible to implement many training simulations on the web. For example, different groups such as the Aircraft Industry CBT Committee (AICC), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, (IEEE), IMS Global Learning Consortium and the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) have developed specifications for the packaging and delivery of training content so that it is more independent and transportable. The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program. By Ed Gipple.