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E-Learning Interaction Building Tools Comparison

Raptivity

An eLearning course looks incomplete without interactions. 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. We compiled this comparison after getting inputs from several Instructional Designers and eLearning course developers.

When to Use Rapid eLearning

Bottom-Line Performance

The term “Rapid e-Learning” is fairly self-explanatory: Rapid eLearning is creating an eLearning course quickly and effectively , often with the aid of authoring tools that do the programming work for you. That is what it’s like to use a rapid authoring tool to create an eLearning course. Summary.

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. For many tools, the answers are as expected. While some try doing freeform authoring through a template-based authoring tool.

Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts

Upside Learning

I have been involved with Rapid eLearning Projects at Upside and also creation of our own Rapid Authoring Framework that sits in our LMS (UpsideLMS). Naturally I do a lot of sifting around Rapid eLearning. These posts cover varied topics around rapid eLearning including authoring tools, effective techniques, and decision considerations.

Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Its nearly Halloween and with that comes the shocking and fearful excitement or lack thereof of the scariest things on the plane appearing at the movie theaters, in costumes, television and for us, the course authoring tool market. Just in the past two years the per license cost of authoring tools has skyrocketed. Rapid Intake – Talk about price increase.

Simple Articulate Storyline Tips to Save Time

B Online Learning

I haven’t been working with Articulate Storyline for all that long, and most things I’ve picked up have been self-taught, so I thought I’d share a few of those little tips that have truly saved my life (well, a lot of time anyway) so to speak! Working for an eLearning development business, we are often […].

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

After a few years of hype, mobile learning has now started flourishing; the advent of new generation of mobile devices, high-speed network access, powerful mobile browsers and better native apps are all contributing to this. Earlier we’ve mentioned some tools that can assist you in mLearning applications. HotLava LMA (Learning Mobile Author). Chalk Pushcast. Lectora.

5 Tips to Make Rapid E-Learning Interactive

Rapid eLearning

When building rapid elearning with PowerPoint it can be a challenge to get away from linear courses. The good thing is that PowerPoint isn’t limited to linear elearning. Building interactive elearning is just a matter of learning a few techniques. Tutorial: learn to build the overhead office interaction. Rapid E-Learning Interactions.

Tips When Working with Images in Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

Using imagery in your eLearning design is an additional way for you to communicate your message. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development design eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning News instructional design Master elearning Course online learning rapid authoring tools rapid eLearning storyline

Tips for Working with Video in Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

Most recently I’ve been assisting our team in updating our B Online eLearning Course Catalogue. I’ve been upgrading our MS Office courses to Office 2013, and I came across some great video tutorials, which I decided to use, particularly in the Excel course. As I haven’t worked with video much before, I decided to learn […].

6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

mLearning Revolution

I absolutely love software, apps, applications, extensions, plug-ins, add-ons, whatever you want to call it. Because one of my passions is to review software and as I’m doing it, I’m always coming up with ways I think the software could be better, it’s just part of my DNA I suppose. Informal Learning and Social learning. eLearning Mobile Learning featured

Custom Navigation: 3 Examples with Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

discussed the capability of authoring tools, especially Articulate Storyline, to present a customised and engaging user interface that can both create a wow factor for the user and also maintain the benefits of rapid eLearning development.  I have put together three examples of a custom user [.].

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses. shared some of the tools that I use for color schemes in previous posts like this one on creating your own rapid elearning PowerPoint template. So here’s a list of previously referenced tools and brief explanation of what they do. have the same challenge. original.

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. Aside from learning management systems, there are now all kinds of nifty online apps that can help you to organize your work, research trends, create course content, network with peers, and communicate with learners. Best productivity tools for eLearning.

How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Here’s what I find typical of people who do rapid elearning. So they buy an authoring tool and quickly convert the content. The more courses they create, the more they realize they need to craft better learning experiences. call this the rapid elearning story because it’s a story many people relate to. And that’s crafting a good learning experience.

Four Essential Tips for the Rapid E-Learning Pro

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint’s a great authoring environment for elearning. If you can step away from the “bullet point” mindset and all of the complaints, you’ll see that PowerPoint’s got a lot to offer those who build elearning courses. With a rapid elearning tool, you’re using PowerPoint’s easy authoring environment to create Flash movies. Click here to learn more.

Do You Know the Answers to These Rapid E-Learning Questions?

Rapid eLearning

Recently I participated in an interview-style webinar for the E-Learning Guild. Today we’ll look at the rapid elearning questions. What is Rapid E-Learning? In fact, I became a fan of the rapid authoring tools because they let me do much of the work myself. So for them elearning was an all or nothing proposition. Tidbits.

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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. Social authoring.

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Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

If not, check out some of the other free templates that are available in the Elearning Heroes community. To learn more check out the tutorial below. Building rapid elearning courses in PowerPoint requires a few production techniques that are different than when you build presentations in PowerPoint. August 3-4: Madison, WI–Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning.

Are You Getting the Most Value Out of Your Rapid E-Learning Tools?

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint’s designed as a presentation tool. While the application is versatile and great for elearning, many people still struggle to get past the PowerPoint look because the features are designed to encourage the use of the templates. The key is to learn to see the features from a different perspective. They’re Just Tools That Build Multimedia. Click here for updates.

Articulate Storyline Unchained – Triggers, Variables and Conditions

B Online Learning

I think we all agree, when developing eLearning for today’s widely diverse user groups, one of the key challenges is to make that content dynamic, engaging and full of user driven interactions. Without this the content comes across as tedious and dull and what’s worse, the message and key learning’s can be lost in a [.]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design levels of interactivity online learning rapid authoring tools rapid eLearning storyline

Articulate Storyline- The Life-saver of E-learning Developers

CommLab India

We all know that, e-learning development was not an easy task earlier. However, the advent of various rapid authoring tools has minimized the development time and made it more convenient for e-learning developers to create any course with ease. Read the blog to learn more! Learning Technology Articulate StorylineWant to know why?

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.

5 Essential Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

A manager I know works for a multibillion dollar company that has its own elearning group. However, when she needs to train her staff of about 200, she has no access to the elearning group’s resources. Without rapid elearning tools, she’d be hard pressed to offer her team the benefits of online learning. Use a Blank Slide as Your Starting Point.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

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. Learning 24/7.

7 Microinteractions You will Love in the new Articulate Studio 13 [Review]

mLearning Revolution

The New Articulate Studio ’13. Dan defines microinteractions , as the smallest details that delight customers and keep them coming back to the software, or the app, or the web page, or a particular smartphone or tablet, or even the physical appliances we use every day. The new Unified Player in Articulate Studio ’13 for Quizzes. 2. ’ 3. Conclusion.

Facing 21st Century Instructional Design Challenges by Tom Kuhlmann

B Online Learning

Watch the opening address at iDesignX 2014 by Key Speaker, Tom Kuhlmann, VP Articulate Community. Look for opportunities to craft great learning experiences. […]. Tom discusses how technology is changing the way we teach. What do we need to know and how do we keep up? Understand how technology has changed the way courses are designed.

Macintosh Rapid E-Learning Authoring Software

The E-Learning Curve

Is there a rapid elearning or screencasting production tool for the Mac? contributor to my post Capture that E-Learning Demo: Update, asked me: We have been looking at both Camtasia and. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Tags: viewletbuilder SWFtools articulate Mac Jing screenflow rapid elearning authoring tools Apple Macintosh adobe captivate Camtasia Find out more.

ELearning Dev Tools Overview

LearnDash

Just yesterday I wrote an article explaining how to create online courses on a budget and elluded to the wide variety of options we have available when it comes to elearning course development. If you are just starting your project and are not sure which tools are best for you, the infographic below (created by ATD ) will provide additional insight. Media & Application tools.

Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. When the above graphic was taken, it shows the overall satisfaction reported by eLearningGuild members about various tools. I was reminded of the various Brandon Hall shoot-outs. For example, in 2007 PowerPoint to eLearning Shootout they compared: Articulate www.articulate.com Atlantic Link www.atlantic-link.co.uk Page update Mar 2008.

5 Tips to Transform Your PowerPoint to Interactive E-learning Course [Infographic]

CommLab India

Every organization has a lot of PowerPoint presentations developed for classroom training programs and converting these PowerPoint presentations into e-learning courses is one of the major challenges for organizations. These PowerPoint presentations cannot serve as self-paced learning material in the absence of an instructor. Learning Technology rapid authoring tools

Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based

Upside Learning

While working on rapid authored courses (courses authored using rapid authoring tools), I often encounter the decision point of whether to use freeform rapid authoring tools or the traditional template-based tools. Last year, we mentioned that there is a time and place for rapid authoring while opting for it. Here, let me just put some characteristics of the two types of rapid authoring methodologies. First, let’s look at template-based tools. Now, let’s check what freeform tools are for.

M-Learning 101: I’ll Take My Rapid E-Learning to Go

Rapid eLearning

The challenge for many people is figuring out what mobile learning is and what they can do to get started. The cool thing is that while you’re still figuring things out, it’s easy enough to stick your toes into the m-learning pool. In today’s post, I’ll share some simple tips to help you get started with mobile learning. You Already Have a Great Mobile Learning Tool.

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Compressing Media in Your E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

In my last blog post , I shared the basic reasoning behind optimizing your e-learning media files and how to reduce file size using external tools.  Now, let’s explore the basic compression settings that come inside each of the four rapid e-learning authoring tools we use at Artisan E-Learning (Studio, Storyline, Captivate, and Lectora).

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

2010 E-Learning 24/7 Awards (No official icon logo handed out to winners, rather just a “WHOO-HOO&# – uh, you can make that sound to yourself.thank you). You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs.  OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud&# and do the same thing.

Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

If not, check out some of the other free templates that are available in the Elearning Heroes community. To learn more check out the tutorial below. Building rapid elearning courses in PowerPoint requires a few production techniques that are different than when you build presentations in PowerPoint. August 3-4: Madison, WI–Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning.

Video-Based eLearning Authoring Tools

Tony Karrer

I've been asked several times a similar question so I thought I would throw it out to see what readers here will recommend for doing basic video-based elearning authoring. They would like to convert this to self-paced eLearning. May outsource some of the production work, but the tool must be an off-the-shelf, known authoring tool - no proprietary tools (see eLearning Course Development for rationale on that) Their only experience is with Camtasia. and Rapid Authoring Tools? They are happy to continue to do that.

“Are we there yet?” Determining eLearning Development Time

B Online Learning

In the world of eLearning development, one of the single most elusive concepts to understand and work around, is the question of how long will the development of any given piece of content take. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning strategy instructional design levels of interactivity Master elearning Course online learning rapid eLearning storyline In this post we will [.].

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

I don't know if I've seen this reported by the eLearningGuild , but their reports showed some interesting information about satisfaction levels reported by members on course authoring and rapid eLearning tool satisfaction levels. Courseware Authoring Tool Satisfaction - Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction - I'm only showing tools with 15 or more evaluations.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

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.

Getting it Right: How to Review eLearning Courses

B Online Learning

When it comes to developing eLearning courses, there are many things that can go wrong. But the fact is that a single eLearning developer will not pick up every error in the first version of an eLearning course. Just as an author works [.]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy authoring tools elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course rapid authoring tools rapid eLearning

Need Screenshots for Your E-Learning? Here Are 3 Tools That You Already Own.

Rapid eLearning

Screenshots and elearning go hand-in-hand. I use them for a lot of my software training. also use screenshots when I run across a template or idea that I may want to use in a future elearning course. Most look like they were built in 1995 and many are bundle with adware or possible malware. I’d stick with a paid tool because they don’t cost that much. PowerPoint 2010.

Flash Quiz Tools

Tony Karrer

Update June 2008 - added one free flash quiz tool based on a question I received. This tool is listed at the bottom. suggested a couple of tools, but then wondered if I had given them the best list of tools. Here's guild member satisfaction ratings for tools in the test / quiz category. Note - the empty column now contains links to more information on the tools. And, Quizmaker allows you to track your results with your standards based Learning Management System as Quizmaker output is SCORM and AICC compliant.

The Real Killer Feature in Apple iBooks Author is Preview

mLearning Revolution

This morning I have been reading lots of articles on the new Apple iBooks 2 app and the iBooks Author software, that enables anyone to easily create interactive eBooks. If you don’t have a Mac or just want to see how iBooks Author works and what it takes to create interactive eBooks, I posted a hands-on video yesterday HERE. eLearning Mobile Learning featured

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, May 04, 2007 Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs Theres been a lot of good talk lately about rapid e-learning tools and templates and the roles of SMEs vs. instructional designers. And then e-Learning fell onto their plate.