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Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

Tools these days come in three flavors. Authoring Tools for developers. The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. Professional Presenter X – comes with  sim tool, assessment, capture tool, documents to flash tool, etc.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront [1] but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". The answer is simple. Posted by ???????????

10 Widely Used Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 and Empower E-learning

CommLab India

This helped develop interactive features and animations in e-learning modules. Moreover, HTML5 provides offline access option to learners. After knowing the growing importance of HTML5, let’s check the most widely used e-learning authoring tools that provide HTML5 output. Adapt Learning ’ is the most widely used open source e-learning authoring tool.

Interview with Rachel Challen, #EdTechBook chapter author

Dont Waste Your Time

As part of a new series of posts, I will be talking to authors of The Really Useful #EdTechBook about their work, experiences, and contribution to the book. RC – I returned to education many years after I had first left, to do my PGCE at Wolverhampton University and did a module that was based on online resources. Interview with Sue Beckingham, #EdTechBook chapter author.

Tools to make you drool – video training toys for IDs

Social Learning

In this post, I take a look at some of the latest tools available to Instructional Designers to make their video efforts come to life. Smartbuilder ( www.suddenlysmart.com ) is a tool that can say it’s the only robust course authoring tool that does not require scripting. VIDIZMO’s  Ultra Mashup software allows you to edit various video segments together.

Interview with Sharon Flynn, #EdTechBook chapter author

Dont Waste Your Time

As part of a series of posts, I will be talking to authors of The Really Useful #EdTechBook about their work, experiences, and contribution to the book. DH – Have you found any one aspect of technology, not necessarily one tool or one piece of hardware, to be more valuable than anything else? Related posts: Interview with Sue Beckingham, #EdTechBook chapter author.

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

mLearning Trends

Luke Hickey and team over the dominKnow took center stage in the LS2011 exhibits area to herald the launch of their next generation authoring platform called Claro. Published modules are packaged as SCORM objects and deployed with nominal hiccups for local/disconnected playback via an installed CellCast application on our test iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Check it out here.

What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”

Association eLearning

It gives your association one software package that delivers, assesses, and reports on online training programs. In addition to everything an LMS does, an LCMS also lets you create learning content (courses, lessons, modules, etc.). Or maybe they want to make something completely new but don’t have the tools they need. Which is which and how do you know when to use them? Wrong.

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ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?

ZaidLearn

Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? 101 Free Learning Tools OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources Free EduGames Printer-Friendly Version Lets explore the idea that there is at least one excellent free learning tool (or site) for every learning problem, need or issue! Gmail Social bookmarking tool? Diigo Tool to translate text or a webpage?

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Many of these tools and services are free or have a free trial period, which can encourage you to experiment in a small way at first. Each tool fulfills at least one of these criteria: encourages collaboration; enables user-generated content or input; provides a way to share; and facilitates informal or formal learning. Google Collaboration Tools. Audacity. Dimdim.

Mobile Authoring Tools: Hot Lava Mobile

The eLearning Coach

In this interview, Michael Gregory, Director of Systems Engineering for Hot Lava Mobile, explains this mobile authoring tool. Leveraging mobile is an ideal way to remind learners of what they have been previously taught by providing follow-up materials as reinforcement.  The device-specific applications provide the same level of tracking.  Performance Support.

E-Learning 24/7 Superhero Reader Edition: LRS Pros/Cons, Course design – what works

eLearning 24-7

The page will provide direct access to a wealth of information from many of the vendors (all were offered the opportunity to do so).   My goal is to get it up and running by next Saturday.  If you are a buyer, you will receive the info – user/password, prior to the site going live (which to repeat is not yet live). Hopefully they provided you with some additional insight and knowledge.

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. Uses the worlds best text to speech (TTS) software.

3 Secrets of Workshop Facilitators: Leverage Them to Author eLearning Rapidly

Mindflash

These workshops also provide the opportunity to congregate with peers in a casual setting and to grow professional networks. And, the technology embedded in online training tools makes it easy to duplicate the positive parts of facilitator-led workshops while removing the not-so-positive parts. Ask key participants to create follow-up training modules.

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

What is the best rapid authoring tool in the market? How do we choose the right tool that will provide the maximum return on our investment? Well, the answer to these questions is that the choice of a rapid authoring tool is based on your training development needs. Different companies use different parameters to evaluate the tools. Editing images.

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

eLearning 24-7

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. Collaborative Review – which is integrated provides another level of Q/A. Assessment tool built in, Powerpoint Integration. Assessment tool built in.

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Increase Course Performance with the Right Authoring Tool – Here’s How to Sort Out Your Options

Docebo

These 10 valuable tips will help you determine what authoring tool could be the best fit for your needs. Selecting an elearning authoring tool can be confusing. Before you go shopping, stand back and consider what you need from the authoring tool. Weigh up the tool license fees, and consider how much time it takes to produce elearning content. Speed?

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Therefore, as we move forward, we all must consider when, how, and why we integrate the tools that we do into our classrooms. => Resources Down-and-dirty Guidelines for Effective Discussions in Online Courses Joanna C. for Associations Jeff delivers an easy-to-read primer on how to leverage social media tools to expand the learning value that associations deliver. The Charles A.

Why the Experience API (xAPI) Is Crucial to Your eLearning Success

Everything E-Learning

xAPI was created by Rustici Software to replace SCORM (an earlier set of technical standards for eLearning software products). The ADL —or Advanced Distributed Learning—recognized the need for a set of standards to ensure that programmers write code that can play well with other eLearning software. Authoring Tools BlogSerious games. Simulations. Informal learning.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. Actually it already has with some end users.  I have seen continued interest and downloads for open source AR tool kits. Allscripts merged hospital software with an accurate gesture -based system. You simply hook it up to a computer and it provides a Kinect-like experience. Online Authoring Systems. ” The Future. #1.

5 Practical Online Training Trends You May Have Overlooked

Mindflash

There is nothing especially new about rapid online training development tools. Before rapid authoring tools, designing online training required technical skill in Javascript, HTML, and graphic design, and the rapid online training authoring tool changed all that. These tools are supposed to speed up the production of online training. Cloud Authoring Tools.

Hell in a Cell Between Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and LectoraInspire 16

CommLab India

Selecting the right authoring tool for rapid eLearning projects is a process riddled with uncertainty. How will you know which eLearning tool to work with? have worked on several authoring tools. Today, I am sharing my views on the 3 widely used tools -Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, and Lectora Inspire 16. Learning Technology rapid authoring tools

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

Authoring Tools – With only a small sample of vendors that are SaaS based, pickings are slim. The next day or whenever he has a connection to the Internet, his data gets pushed out from the device and pulled into the platform or tool. AJ Square – but it is a separate module you have to purchase. Authoring Tools. I love the end of the year.

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E-learning Tools: A Developer’s Review of Adobe Captivate 7

SweetRush

This research is brought to you by SweetRush’s senior software engineer, Andrew Kubay. For the past several years, this tool has been one of the most popular software packages for e-learning development. In Captivate, you can create both demonstrations and simulations of software systems, author materials for soft skills training, and import existing PowerPoint® presentations.

5 Top IT-enabled business trends that are affecting Corporate Learning

G-Cube

Every advancement – in terms of new software, increased processing speed, greater storage capacity, and so on – enables corporate employees to heighten their work experiences. For instance, we developed a learning portal that allows learners of a soft-skills training company access to short learning modules on the device of their choice. Advanced Analytics. The Power of Service.

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

With the growth of tablet devices, authoring tools are having to re-invent themselves, yet again. It’s nothing new —just another step in the continual evolution we’ve seen since the early 1990s, when authoring tools were first introduced to help eLearning professionals create and deliver learning. Over the years, these tools have had to balance ease-of-use with the ability to create a robust learning experience. The Rise of Authoring Tools. While powerful for their time, these tools were not easy to use, requiring complex programming skills.

4 Tips to Writing eLearning Scripts That Sing

Association eLearning

In a recent article in T+D magazine, author Cammy Bean provides several tips on scriptwriting that really resonate with me. When we’re sitting down to write a script, how many of us have caught ourselves actually writing words like: “Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to identify when sexual harassment occurs in the office setting.” Awkward.

First-Time Storyboarding

E-learning Uncovered

Finished storyboards and completed modules from Artisan’s previous courses for the same client provided both examples and templates. Viewing the existing lessons provided a vision of where we were going as well as an understanding of how all of the source materials would ultimately fit into, and contribute to, our finished product. Trust the learning process.

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

Authoring tools whose interface either looks like to was written in 1997 (thus outdated) or is so confusing, that the premise of rapid, just is not possible. Web Conferencing tools, requiring you to download plug-ins or other files before you can start  – one of the biggest pet peeves among end users, and the number one reason why people fail to get in, ending up calling your administrator, or you. Quiz assessment tools and systems, that assume everyone wants to do T/F and M/C  or Short Answer and T/F only. Authoring Tools (Rapid E-Learning).

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order. note : Epignosis has created a module that provides integration of BigBlueButton conferencing in eFront Open Source Learning Management System.

Elearning platforms meeting PENS standard makes online training easier

Docebo

Having an LMS that meets the PENS standard is a one-click process, saving course authors time. Publishing course content to a learning management system  ( LMS ) is often time consuming, causing frustration to course authors. Before the PENS LMS , course authors would have to upload SCORM content to an elearning platform , using a tedious multistep process. Source: [link].

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CourseLab (100% Free e-learning authoring tool?)

ZaidLearn

Additional module templates pack ( Costs $9 Only ) " Having been away from researching learning technologies for more than one year, I am really thrilled with all the new free learning tools available to educators and learners. Not sure if I have learnt that much, except for asking questions in a more systematic way using tools such as six thinking hats and CoRT.

Interactivity in e-Learning – Do you need to go up a level?

G-Cube

Interactivities like simple animations, roll-over effects and slide transitions can be built in with readily available tools like MS PowerPoint and a levy of rapid authoring tools. Pop-ups or hot-spots are created within the content to provide a much-needed break for the learner. The type of content: Not all content needs interactivity for it to be effective.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring. The proliferation of so-called rapid authoring tools over the last few years has coincided with an explosion in the number of online courses developed in-house. In the bad old days, technically challenged L&D professionals had to pay exorbitant fees to development houses to produce simple modules.

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CourseLab (100% Free e-learning authoring tool?)

ZaidLearn

URL: [link] Download: [link] Showcase Samples: [link] "CourseLab is a powerful, yet easy-to-use, e-learning authoring tool that offers programming-free WYSIWYG environment for creating high-quality interactive e-learning content which can be published on the Internet, Learning Management Systems (LMS), CD-ROMS and other devices.It can be used in a variety of learning initiatives including technical training , soft skills training and compliance certifications. They might argue that the authoring tool is free, but you need to pay for the Extras. learning tools

Reinforce Training : Don’t Let Your End-users Suffer Short-term Memory Loss

CommLab India

Training sessions on software such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems might take even more as the complexity of the software demands detailed demonstrations. They are short explainer videos, software application simulations, on-demand webinars, and interactive user manuals. Software Application Simulations. Through software application simulations.

The Fantastic Four – Factors That Help Keep your E-learning Outsourcing Costs Under Control

CommLab India

learning companies that use the agile e-learning development process, develop short courses, offer translation services, and work with rapid authoring tools can keep online learning development costs under control. Ask your e-learning outsourcing solutions provider to create a 4-5 screen prototype rather than developing the entire course. Go for short modules.