State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015
JULY 14, 2015
– This means that multiple people can work at the same time on the same course and same page – it is really an awesome feature, especially with SaaS authoring tools. Increase of authoring tool vendors – More are in, less are out, but there still is a gap between good and average – a huge gap. It should exist in every authoring tool. . . .
State of the Authoring Tool Industry
MAY 16, 2016
When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind. And for the entire rapid content authoring tool space, I have to ask – Why? An authoring tool solution is supposed to be all about the ability for folks to create, build courses that can be linear (A to B to C) aka click-click or non-linear (why WBT was empowered in the first place, where the learner can bounce around A to C to G, focusing on what they need to learn, and returning as often as they want). . PowerPoint is presentation software. SaaS tool.
How to select an e-Learning authoring tool
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 8, 2016
There are hundreds of e-Learning authoring tools around and they come in many shapes an sizes, so how to select the one that fits your requirements? In this post I will give a global overview of different types of e-Learning authoring tools and some questions that you can ask yourself. What is an e-Learning authoring tool? Types of authoring tools.
Authoring Tool/Framework Selection for Responsive eLearning Development: CourseBuilder
MARCH 16, 2017
Here we are again with our eighth responsive authoring tool review. In this post, we’ll present an overview of the features, advantages, and limitations of Lumesse’s CourseBuilder. We’ve previously written about Adapt, Evolve, gomo, Elucidat, Captivate 9, Lectora 16, and Articulate 360 – Rise, and have also published a feature-wise comparison of all these tools. […]. Upside Learning CourseBuilder Lumesse CourseBuilder Responsive Authoring Tools Responsive eLearning
Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools
JUNE 30, 2010
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 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013
OCTOBER 20, 2013
A desktop authoring tool that provides a wealth of features and additional software. Templates, themes, debug tool (nice), translation tool (nice too). Includes an assessment tool and can generate certificates. 16 Seminar Learning Systems – Seminar Author. Another super easy authoring tool to start building courses. Fun Features.
Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. Updated Content Authoring Tool Directory. C ontent Authoring Tools Directory. The Ten Best Course Authoring Tools. #10 6 Learning Tools MLOAT - I will be the first to admit this is not for non-techies.
New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Initially I wasn’t going to post authoring tool rankings beyond the top ten, until July. 20 eLab - The user interface is intriguing and enables anyone to build a course, without having the typical “ooh that looks so lame” with some rapid content authoring tools. I’m always amazed at some of the names vendors come up with for authoring tools.
20 Frequently Asked Questions About E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools
OCTOBER 17, 2016
With hundreds of e-learning development software available in today’s marketplace, choosing the right one which fully meets your training needs can be a major challenge. Authoring tools differ in their suitability for various factors such as learning styles, delivery platforms, file formats, e-learning standards, and the e-learning development process. Can you suggest one?
Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
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.
Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools
AUGUST 20, 2015
Due to the fact that the curriculums are becoming more interactive than ever, nearly all students and teachers rely on their devices to when they want to access or present the studying materials. HTML5 is one of the main tools used by eLearning professionals, mainly because of its versatility and flexibility. There are several HTML5 eLearning authoring tools available for developers.
3 Types of Rapid Authoring Tools for Development
OCTOBER 10, 2016
Martin advised John him to go in for rapid e-learning 1 development which uses rapid authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. Surprised at the revelation, John wanted to know what rapid authoring tools are and how they reduce e-learning development time and costs in a big way. What is a rapid authoring tool? Read on.
Authoring Tool Trends
SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Here now are the latest authoring tool trends (excluding the ones I posted in last week’s blog). Enables the course author to skin/brand their course with their own logo, colors, etc. . Many authoring tools give you limited color options and may/may not enable you to add your own logo. Allows courses that are being built in the authoring tool to be in another language beyond what used to be the standard norm of just English. Some authoring tools offer as few as two, with English being one of them. Remember Count Chocula ?
The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
According to a 2012 survey of mobile learners, 99% believed the mobile format and presentation enhanced their learning, and it was found that 45% actually spent less time in training than their (non-mobile trained) peers, with no loss of comprehension. Tools for Web-Based eLearning Apps. iWebkit : This tool is only for use with iOS devices like iPhones.
10 Tools and Services For Successful Business Presentations
Your Training Edge
APRIL 8, 2016
Presentations and communicating ideas through attractive slideshows has become a necessary element of almost any successful business. And the effectiveness of a business presentation is determined by its style, design, structure and overall attractiveness. Technology today has changed the game of how businesses present information.
2014 Authoring Tools – State of Affairs
MARCH 17, 2014
So far in 2014, the authoring tool space hasn’t really come out with anyone earth shattering, that would make you stand up and scream “Brussels Sprouts are the new “spinach” Avatars and background templates continue to “in” - A few vendors are now adding “real life” scenario backgrounds- but “real life” is open to interpretation. Built-in audio narration tools including some editing. Timelines - I’m not talking tracks here, I’m talking timelines (seen in quite a few education focused tools).
Knowing the Strength of Your eLearning Authoring Tool
JULY 9, 2015
Too often we try to hold present and future technologies to the standards of what came before. A new authoring tool or LMS comes along, and an Instructional Designer will try to copy/paste one of their old courses into the new system with no changes but the file extension. Each authoring tool and LMS has it’s own set of strengths and limitations. Wrong.
3 Popular Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools – When to Use What
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Do you know which authoring tool is the best option for your training requirement? The use of e-learning authoring tools depends on the training need, complexity of the course, delivery platform – online or on mobiles – timelines, budget, and other factors. The rapid authoring tool Articulate Storyline does this effectively, with ease.
Top 5 E-Books on Rapid Authoring Tools
DECEMBER 29, 2016
In the e-learning industry, traditional development is being replaced by rapid authoring tools. Rapid e-learning development refers to a new methodology of building e-learning courses quickly as against developing courses in Flash and other legacy tools. Articulate Storyline is a popular rapid authoring tool in the market. Record a software simulation.
What’s the Best Way to Learn a New E-Learning Authoring Tool?
ATD Learning Technologies
OCTOBER 10, 2016
I get asked this question a lot by people either entering the e-learning field or looking to pick up a new e-learning authoring tool. Whether you want to learn Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, or any other tool, there are many ways to get started. Most authoring tools have an online community offering a ton of free content. Free Online Tutorials. Books.
15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads
JANUARY 30, 2013
– pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. So here’s the list of the tools that can do the job and which you might want a closer look at. One of the best tools, if you are already using Articulate, to convert your existing (Articulate based) courses to run on iPads, other tablets and mobile devices.
Top 5 Free Screen Recording Tools for Mac and Windows
OCTOBER 6, 2016
There are plenty of commercial screen recording tools on the market today. So, if you are not ready to pay a pretty penny for a top-notch solution just yet, do try these tools. Ezvid is a powerful tool for creating screen recordings to be later uploaded exclusively to YouTube with a 45-minute limit and no system sounds capture. iSpring Free Cam. Available for Windows. ShareX.
Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
I suspected that the expo would feature a large quantity of rapid content authoring tools. Not so much, from what I saw – some of the tools were underwhelming (granted some were quite impressive), but rather how the vendors themselves perceived where the market is going and what customers want in their authoring tools. Back in 2000, the knock on rapid content authoring tools were they “pre-template” driven solutions. Who in their right mind, would use these tools? Case in point: Claro Online Authoring System.
Top 10 Authoring Tools for Developing Simulation Based E-learning – Part 1
AUGUST 1, 2016
Authoring tools are widely used for the rapid development of e-learning courses. These tools help present the course content through text, scenarios, avatars, interactivities, animations, video, audio, etc. By using these rapid authoring tools, we can develop simulation based e-learning courses too quickly, at low cost. Expert author. Adobe Flash.
Leverage the Benefits of Rapid Authoring Tools
JULY 21, 2016
eLearning Authoring Tool Must-Haves!
APRIL 23, 2015
Now that you have authored a draft of your online course content, have carefully crafted learning objectives and assessments, identified key audio and visual support, and planned out some engaging activities to get learners deeply involved in the subject matter, it’s time to build what you’ve designed. What course authoring software will you use? With so many elearning authoring tools available, choosing the right tool can be a daunting task. Ideally, a course authoring tool should have a simple learning curve. Does it scale?
Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning
OCTOBER 17, 2010
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  but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". The answer is simple. M.Ed.  to version 3.6.6
3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of e-learning development software. You could create any animation or visual using this powerful tool. As of 2014, over 48% of the companies use rapid authoring tools. Adobe Captivate originally started out as a pure ‘screen recording’ utility but later evolved into an E-learning authoring tool. Adobe Captivate.
25 eLearning tools you need to have
MAY 12, 2016
It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Best productivity tools for eLearning. Tool: Trello. Tool: Google Drive. Tool: IFTTT. Tool: Momentum.
Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market
JULY 20, 2011
As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing. There are 124 authoring tools in my latest directory, of which 30 are SaaS or a combination of desktop and SaaS – which really what is the point of that? Even though more tools are adding the features of collaborative and peer review (more on that in a sec) they are still heavy geared towards a desktop solution. Desktop: Software is installed on your hard drive of your computer and you work on your computer. Built in assessment tool, inc.
All About eLearning Authoring Tools
The eLearning Coach
APRIL 30, 2015
If you want to know something about authoring tools, Joe Ganci is usually the person to ask. He is also adept at explaining and reviewing eLearning development tools and has a regular column (Toolkit) in Learning Solutions Magazine. […] Post from: The eLearning Coach All About eLearning Authoring Tools. Ideas-articles-freebies-resources. Podcasts
LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
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.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of PowerPoint
APRIL 23, 2013
“CUE MUSIC FROM THE MOVIE, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY” ENTER POWERPOINT The Good Readily available, since it is included in the Microsoft Office software and the most widely used tool for putting together content for presentations Easy [.]. Authoring Tool Education Software eLearning eLearning Software eLearning tools interactive learning PowerPoint rapid learning
Authoring Tool/ Framework Selection for Responsive eLearning Development: Articulate 360 Rise
DECEMBER 14, 2016
We recently published a series of posts that discussed six responsive authoring tools ( Adapt, Evolve, gomo, Elucidat, Captivate 9, and Lectora 16 ) and concluded with seventh post that presented a feature-wise comparison of these tools. Just about then, Articulate released its latest version, Articulate 360, which includes several tools and resources. eLearning Articulate Rise Articulate Rise Features Articulate Rise Limitations Responsive Authoring ToolsWe shared […].