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Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

eLearning 24-7

With all this fun summer stuff, comes my summer course authoring tool rankings. For those who are in my top ten course authoring tool rankings. #10 Assessment tool including randomization. Equation tool – I’ve seen more vendors add this thing – and unless you are in education I can’t see why you would use it. Assessment tool.

How to select the right authoring tool

eLearning 24-7

Actually, it can be just as exhausting and face nearly same challenges when you are looking for an authoring tool to build your courses. Authoring tools list AKA Where do you want to live. That same occurs when you are deciding on an authoring tool. With over 180 authoring tools in the market and with the majority not as well known, picking just the right one can be as challenging as selecting an area to live. I’m interested in what type of house err tool. Guess, what with authoring tools, it is all about the price.

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. Authorware merged with MacroMind/Paracomp to become Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe. Learnnovators: You are known for your role as the primary architect in creating Authorware ― one of the most successful authoring tools ever created. As we know, Authorware became a groundbreaking authoring tool combining power and ease of use, and ultimately the industry standard. Authors tend to do what tools make easy. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W. I hope so.

Storyline and ZebraZapps: seriously powerful, seriously simple

Clive on Learning

Here at DevLearn 2011 in Las Vegas I've got authoring tools on my mind. Because I have been able to take a look at two new tools today, which I'm sure are going to have a major impact. Storyline is a desktop authoring tool which Articulate would probably position alongside their current Studio suite of Presenter, QuizMaker and Engage, but for me this is definitely a replacement. But for me the PowerPoint add-in approach to authoring is an uncomfortable compromise. You can import from PowerPoint or Articulate Studio tools if you need to.

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.

3 Adobe Captivate E-learning Examples

CommLab India

Adobe Captivate was first introduced to be a screen capture tool under the name Flashcam. Its evolution as an e-learning authoring tool started after an eHelp Corporation based in San Diego acquired it and released it as Robo Demo. Not too long after that, Macromedia acquired eHelp and released the software under the name Captivate which was later acquired by Adobe Systems.

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

Back in 2012 you would have been hard-pressed to find anything exciting in version 6 of Adobe Captivate, in fact most of the cool stuff at the time was coming from Adobe’s competitors, namely Articulate with their new Storyline software and their latest iteration of Articulate Studio. What a difference three short years make in technology. Adobe Captivate Draft for iPad. Conclusion.

A Conversation with Michael Allen–ADDIE, SAM & the Future of ID

Kapp Notes

He is the author of seven book including a best-seller on creating effective e-learning and in has received ASTD’s Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award in 2011. He founded the computer-based course authoring tool Authorware in 1984 and later formed Macromedia through a merger which was then bought by Adobe Systems. It’s prone to action.

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My Top 10 e-Learning Tools

eLearning Cyclops

Jane Hart is gathering top ten lists for e-learning tools. I have posted my e-learning toolkit in the past, but not what I necessarily consider my "top e-learning tools." So, here are my top 10 e-learning tools. They are not stand alone e-learning tools, but together allow me the ability to create effective e-learning courses. I have included how and why I use these tools. And it worked very well with my Macromedia Flash when I was getting started in e-learning. DHTML authoring tool - My preference is OutStart Trainer (TrainerSoft).

Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?

eLearning Cyclops

Back when I first started developing e-learning courses, I used Macromedia's Authorware. It has gotten to a point where some of my courses are all developed in Flash and the e-learning authoring tools (DHTML) have been used more as a "shell" that decompiles it as a SCORM package. 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. So, do I really need to continue using these authoring tools? Tools flash e-Learning

Why Articulate Storyline Has Already Become My Go-To Authoring Tool

Sudden Insight

Whether you’re building simple information-based courses or the most critical performance-based trainings, you’ll benefit from the rich capabilities of this forthcoming tool. A friend asked me what all the fuss was about concerning Articulate Storyline, a new desktop authoring tool. A lot of tools that feature ease of use don’t have much power. Power.

Learn How to Build Effective E-Learning with this Free E-Book

Rapid eLearning

These tools didn’t get their start in 2007. Articulate Presenter was around well before eHelp (one of the leading companies) was purchased by Macromedia that was purchased by Adobe. So while all of this happened in the early 2000’s, rapid elearning and PowerPoint-based authoring didn’t really start to take off until around 2008 or so. May 17-20 (Orlando, FL).

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10 Great Moments in eLearning History

SHIFT eLearning

The Macintosh, with its free HyperCard program, also helped a generation of tech-savvy teachers make their own software and tutorials for students. Commercial software companies were quick to develop computer-based educational materials and learning games as well. In 2005, Adobe bought Macromedia and transformed it into Adobe Flash. eLearning didn''t happen overnight. Web 2.0

eLearning Weekly » Using Adobe Captivate for eLearning: A Love/Hate Relationship

eLearning Weekly

eLearning Development: What’s new in Flash CS4?

Upside Learning

Adobe’s CS4 suite is the second major release since Adobe acquired Macromedia. Deco and Spray Tools - The Deco tool could be used to quickly create kaleidoscope-like effects and to apply fills. The Spray Brush tool can be used to spray symbols across any user-defined areas. 3D Transformation - With the new 3D translation and rotation tools, 2D objects can be animated through 3D space, allowing animation along the x, y, and z axes. The tool can also be used to distort a shape instantly. By first 2 quarters of 2009, it should cross 80%.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). Installation Our experience started with the installation of Silverlight and associated tools. It blurred the boundaries between the design and development of eLearning content.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). Installation Our experience started with the installation of Silverlight and associated tools. Should you be using rapid authoring tools? last year changed that.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). Installation Our experience started with the installation of Silverlight and associated tools. Should you be using rapid authoring tools? last year changed that.

Macrodobe or AdobeMedia?

The Learning Circuits

With the acquistion of MacroMedia it looks like Adobe will be leaping into the collaboration space even more quickly. The statement from the Adobe press release this morning says "The combination of Adobe and Macromedia strengthens our mission of helping people and organizations communicate better. It also looks like Adobe has acquired MacroMedia to enable them to expand more rapidly into the market for audio and video applications for handhelds and other gadgets. A few months ago I talked about Adobe's strategy for moving into collaboration through PDF.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

You have many important decisions that need to be made ranging from issues related to the use of technology to required facilities to instructional design to software development and media production. IT professionals including network engineers, software developers, database engineers and technical support staff. Phase 4: Software Development. Environmental (hardware, software, bandwidth, etc.) The design of this software is usually addressed separately from the training content. Learning Content Management and Authoring Systems. By Ed Gipple. Phase 1.

Got SCORM?

ICS Learning

SCOs are web-based and script-enabled – consisting of HTML, Javascript and any other client-side technology (images, Macromedia Flash, etc). When present, upper layers of the item node nesting represent groupings or modules within the organization as shown by this example not contained in our sample: Most manifest files that you see coming from authoring programs such as Macromedia Captivate and Articulate Presenter will not nest the item nodes into modules, but rather contain only one item node (representing the SCO) within the organization. Got SCORM? Introduction.

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ScreencastCamper Profiles 2013: Dave Buell

Visual Lounge

He has been authoring, directing, and producing many different eLearning and interactive training programs for over a decade. He was an avid Authorware (Macromedia) developer and has continued on over the years to create many different sources of educational materials including Interactive PDF’s, iBooks, and eBooks. Whoa – ScreencastCamp 2013 is this weekend ! Dave’s Bio.

Breakthrough eLearning: Time = Money: The Driver for Rapid eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning

tools people processes There are tools that make it much easier to produce eLearning. Authoring software such as Macromedia Breeze, Lectora (by Trivantis), or Articulate Presenter make it easier for non-technical people to produce eLearning. In fact, most LMS / LCMS software makes it fairly easy to produce eLearning content. However, there is a danger in having SMEs (subject matter experts) use tools to quickly create eLearning. There is one more tool that helps to create e-learning content - iSpring Ultra. no longer apply. Just Do It!

Lesson I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player | LearnNuggets

NuggetHead

Of the thousands of on-line tutorials I’ve read in my day, I always find myself wandering off in search of a term or an explanation to a topic the author referred to in the tutorial. The tools needed and setting up the project: Here’s what the final output will look like when we’re done. Hence, the main tool for building a Custom Community Player is Flash. should be fine.

Future Trends in e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

The new workforce will want a more flexible workplace and may prefer flexibility to higher salary The use of gaming in training or "Nintendo meets Macromedia" is not that far in the future. It's no great leap, then, to conclude that the tools that make better soldiers and surgeons might also make better corporate warriors" To address the rising number of women and minorities the workplace, content has to be at the very least gender agnostic and in many cases bilingual. In the next 20 years women and minorities will make up over two-thirds of the workforce." The U.S. percent.