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Clive on Learning

I've been taking a look at an early version of RapideL's new online e-learning authoring tool, which they are calling RapideL-i. I've previously experimented with their desktop tool, RapideL Enhance, which works with Microsoft Word to generate Flash-based courses, but this is a big step forward. In Europe, Atlantic Link and Mohive are currently the online tools of preference and both appear to be reliable and extremely easy to use. I would have no hesitation for reaching for one of these tools if I was working on a project alone.

One prediction already on target

Clive on Learning

" I was either inspired or lucky (you choose) because since then a beta of RapideL-i was announced and then earlier this week I was treated to a sneak preview of a new tool called Unison from Rapid Intake , the makers of Flashform. These products will provide further competition for two online rapid e-learning authoring tools which have already achieved good success, particularly in Europe, and that's Atlantic Link and Mohive. On January 3rd I laid out my e-learning predictions for 2008. Who knows, I may even be able to afford to use one

Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

For example, in 2007 PowerPoint to eLearning Shootout they compared: Articulate Atlantic Link PointeCast Qarbon SCATE Udutu Atlantic link scored the highest in the shoot-out. As far as Atlantic Link, I believe that the eLearningGuild survey treated them as a Software Simulation Tool and that's part of the reason they didn't appear when I created the graphic above (2007). Page update Mar 2008. I was reminded of the various Brandon Hall shoot-outs.

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Clive on Learning

Now, to arrive at a manageable number of alternatives, you have to sub-divide the market into categories: Rapid tools ( Articulate , Captivate , Atlantic Link ) as opposed to whatever the others are called ( Authorware , Lectora , etc.). Applications you install on you computer (all those mentioned above except Atlantic Link) as opposed to online services (Atlantic Link, Mohive , Alto ). Two situations recently have got me thinking about e-learning authoring tools. To achieve this while comparing apples with apples is nigh on impossible. Have you ?