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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.

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.

LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

Before getting started with using eLearning tools for your education or certification programs, it is important to know the difference between the different tools used to create, develop, and deliver eLearning content. Joe Ganci writes the Toolkit column for Learning Solutions Magazine , which reviews all the different tools available for creating eLearning content.

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 ???????????

Anything is Possible with Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

B Online Learning was recently engaged by the Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AIS) to assist in building four modules as part of the online component of the Early Literacy Project. The design for each module was provided to […]. This project aims to promote the explicit teaching of early literacy skills in independent schools.

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.

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.

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. Form-based authoring.

Customizing Training Modules Made Easy With Articulate Storyline – Part I

CommLab India

Ever since rapid authoring tools were introduced to the e-learning industry, developing online training modules has become an easy task for e-learning professionals. You must be thinking that such authoring tools might help create online training modules with only their available features and customizing the modules is not their cup of tea.

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?

Software End-user Training for Packaging Industry – A Case Study

CommLab India

They approached CommLab India, a leading e-learning solutions provider, to develop the online end-user training modules for this tool. Who were the end-users of the tool? Overcoming this issue and communicating effectively with the software implementation partner, taking into account the varying time zones and tight deadlines were the major challenges for us at CommLab.

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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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.

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.

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.

A Case of Software Training in the Pharmaceutical Industry

CommLab India

A fast growing pharmaceutical company with strong brand equity in multiple therapeutics recently implemented a new software application – a resource planning tool. They approached CommLab India, a global leader in crafting custom e-learning solutions, to develop end-user training on the software application. These modules were to run on both desktops and mobile devices.

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.

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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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

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.

From Why to Wow: Develop E-learning Modules for Engaging Compliance Training

CommLab India

Well, you can change the perception of employees towards compliance training when you provide customized training that can engage them. Feedback can be provided for the different choices they make. For an e-learning course on harassment at the workplace, we used scenarios to depict the various kinds of harassment and asked the learner for his response by providing alternatives.

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.

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.

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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).