Authoring Tool Trends for 2017
MARCH 1, 2017
The authoring tool industry continues to evolve. I won’t regurgitate everything that appeared and did not for that matter in the authoring tool space as a whole in 2016, but a few have crossed over in a positive light, which is pushing trend. Similar to the one I had for an LMS, here is the Authoring Tool version for 2017. With other tools via API.
E-Learning Interaction Building Tools Comparison
MAY 9, 2016
We are excited to bring out the first ever Interaction Building Tools Comparison. It is important to note that Adobe Captivate 9 and Articulate Storyline 2 are evaluated purely for the interaction templates supported by these tools and not for their course authoring capabilities. eLearning Brothers is a simple online tool but with limited multimedia utility. -
eLearning Authoring Tool Capability
B Online Learning
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design online learning rapid authoring tools storylinePrior to working with B Online Learning, I was working with consultancies that ran a local design, offshore development model. This is where the […].
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. . . .
How to Choose the Best eLearning Authoring Tool!
eLearning evangelist at Adobe Systems, as she shares some helpful and time saving insights that will enable you to take an informed decision in selecting an appropriate tool for eLearning or mLearning authoring Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Sr.
Authoring Tool/Framework Selection for Responsive eLearning Development: CourseBuilder
MARCH 16, 2017
Here we are again with our eighth responsive authoring tool review. 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 eLearningIn this post, we’ll present an overview of the features, advantages, and limitations of Lumesse’s CourseBuilder.
Augmenting Authoring Tools using Interactions
AUGUST 19, 2013
Authoring Tool eLearning eLearning tools Instructional Design interactive learning mLearning rapid learning raptivity Tracking Technologies No one wants to take time and trouble, using their expertise, to produce something that’s not as effective as it should be. This is just as true of online learning designers and developers as it is of anyone. Since adding [.].
New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
best products that work under water (summer time) and from the e-learning prospective – the best authoring tools. Authoring tools are always changing – some for the better, others for the worst. 5 Epic – GoMo Authoring tool - Again an example of a cool product from outside of the states. SCORM and assessment tool. #4 No spin.
Two Software Tools for Creating Simulations
DECEMBER 5, 2011
Here are two tools that can be used for creating effective and engaging simulations. Let me know of other tools. Screen Capture from SimWriter simulation creation software. What started as a tool for internal simulation development is now a patented authoring tool available to license and use for your own e-learning simulation development. SimWriter.
4 Smart Ways to Create mLearning
We drill down on important aspects of successful mobile learning authoring, including responsive design, device orientation, use of video, and delivering and tracking mobile learning. Learn about different examples of mobile learning and which authoring tool is right for you This high-energy session looks at four smart approaches for creating effective mobile learning.
Authoring Tool/ Framework Selection for Responsive eLearning Development: Comparative Summary
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
In previous posts, we discussed six responsive authoring tools/frameworks: Adapt, Evolve, gomo, Elucidat, Captivate 9, and Lectora 16. We have put together a feature-wise comparison, grouped under design considerations that we felt could influence the choice of tool. eLearning Adapt Articulate 360 Authoring Tools Comparative Summary Captivate 9 Elucidat Evolve gomo Lectora 16 Responsive Authoring ToolsAs promised, in the last post of the series, we present a comparative summary. So if you’re […].
Authoring Tools and Lectora Online Q&A
AUGUST 4, 2016
Recently, Lectora® Online was listed in the “ 5 Top E-learning Content Authoring Tools for Corporate Trainers ” by Software Advice. We sat down with the review’s author, Brian Westfall, Senior Market Research Associate, for a Q&A on authoring tools, cloud software, responsive design in mobile training, and more. Authoring Tools Blog
E-learning Authoring Tools: The Civil War
JULY 25, 2016
To address your urgency, e-learning professionals have been taking the help of rapid authoring tools to develop online learning material in a span of weeks rather than months. Among these, the three widely preferred e-learning rapid authoring tools are Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and Lectora Inspire 16. Easiest tool of the three. Adobe Captivate 9.
4 HTML5 Authoring Tools You Need to Know About
AUGUST 7, 2014
This logically deduces the need for such authoring tools that can publish content that is compatible to the user experience that such smart devices deliver. But with the coming of HTML5, browsers and developers of authoring tools have been working hard to catch up and provide the rich experience that is possible with this version. Adobe Captivate 8. Articulate Storyline.
6 Steps to Choosing the Best eLearning Authoring Tool
JUNE 9, 2015
The mere thought of choosing a new e-Learning authoring tool may make some eLearning professionals cringe, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful and time-consuming task. In this article, I’ll walk you through the process of choosing the best eLearning authoring tool for you. The Steps to Follow When Choosing an eLearning Authoring Tool.
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.
E-Learning Authoring Tool Comparison
JANUARY 24, 2013
We get lots of questions about our opinion on the major e-learning authoring tools. There have been a lot of changes to the authoring tool landscape in the last 12 months, so I thought I’d update it. . Lectora is $1600 for the core e-learning software, while their Inspire suite with extra multi-media tools is $2500. So which tool is best?
5 E-Learning Authoring Tools
APRIL 28, 2016
The content used for teaching is different: it can be a textbook or a presentation, quiz, video lecture, software simulation, game, etc. The key point of this article is to help you build your perfect authoring toolbox based on your needs. Shared. This work is not just another brief feature comparison. Read more ». e-Learning
Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten
JUNE 11, 2013
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.
Which Responsive Authoring Tools Will Work for Your eLearning Needs (Free eBook)
JANUARY 5, 2017
You’re looking for a solution that allows for quicker and simpler development of responsive eLearning courses by non-technical authors. eLearning Responsive Authoring Tools Responsive Authoring Tools for Your eLearning Needs X Responsive Authoring Tools eBookSo you need to create eLearning that your learners can access on multiple devices – desktops and laptops, tablets, and smartphones. But 100% custom development isn’t going to work for you. In other words, you’re looking […].
Authoring Tool/ Framework Selection for Responsive eLearning Development: Lectora 16
JULY 19, 2016
In our earlier posts , we looked at the features, advantages, and limitations of Adapt and Evolve authoring tools for responsive eLearning. eLearning Lectora Lectora 16 Lectora Authoring Tool Lectora Features Lectora Limitations Responsive Authoring ToolsIn this post, we’ll take a look at the latest version of Lectora (version 16), through which we can develop responsive output for smartphones, tablets, and desktops. Lectora 16 Lectora was the first […].
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.
Authoring Tool/ Framework Selection for Responsive eLearning Development: gomo
AUGUST 16, 2016
In this fifth post of our series about responsive eLearning authoring tools, we’ll take a look at the features, advantages, and limitations of gomo, a proprietary tool from gomo learning. eLearning gomo gomo Authoring Tool gomo Features gomo Limitations Responsive Authoring ToolsOur earlier posts looked at Adapt, Evolve, Lectora 16, and Elucidat. gomo gomo learning provides two products that enable you to create, update, host, and […].
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.
10 Rapid Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 [Infographic]
JULY 29, 2016
With mobile devices ceasing to support Flash-based training materials, the demand for Flash to HTML5 conversion tools has gone up. Today’s market is filled with several rapid authoring tools offering tons of customization options, in-built images , in-built interactivities, assessments, PowerPoint plug-ins, standalone software, cloud based applications, etc.
Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013
OCTOBER 30, 2013
This year we will focus on the top ten authoring tools for 2013. For each authoring ranking, a brief true ghost story, then the vendor and why it was selected. Nice assessment tool. Proof that you can create an amazing authoring tool without being based in the U.S. One of the trends I forsee in 2014 is an increase in the number of authoring tools enabling multilingual while creating a course. One of the first authoring tools to enable the synching of your voice to match the actors/avatars’ lips. Shocking? You bet.
‘Captivate & Raptivity’- A must have combination of eLearning tools in your course creation tool kit!
OCTOBER 9, 2013
Authoring Tool Captivate Integration with Raptivity eLearning Course Creation Toolkit eLearning Interactions eLearning Software eLearning tools Game based Interactions Interaction Templates interactive learning Joe Ganci rapid learning eLearning applications eLearning software elearning webinars interactions interactive content Interactive courses
The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
To help you out, I’ve aggregated 11 of the top development tools to help you easily put together either native, or web-based mobile LMS software apps for your workforce. Tools for Web-Based eLearning Apps. Claro : Similar to Adobe Captivate, Claro is a tool for building eLearning courses that also lets you publish those courses as HTML5-using web-apps.
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.
Authoring Tool/ Framework Selection for Responsive eLearning Development: Captivate 9
AUGUST 25, 2016
We’ll end our series on responsive eLearning authoring tools with a look at the features, advantages, and limitations of Captivate 9. Captivate 9 Captivate 9, a proprietary tool from Adobe, supports a desktop-first approach with page turning navigation. eLearning Captivate 9 Captivate 9 Authoring Tool Captivate 9 Features Captivate 9 Limitations Responsive Authoring ToolsIn our earlier posts, we looked at Adapt, Evolve, Lectora 16, Elucidat, and gomo. It offers a […].
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
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. In the continuation, you will find a list of the top 10 tools you can start using with ease. This online tool enables you to create basic, but effective courses and lessons.
Authoring Tool/Framework Selection for Responsive eLearning Development: Adapt
JUNE 28, 2016
To keep up with these changes, eLearning authoring tools/frameworks have also had to evolve and revamp their features to add multi-device support and responsive output. Meanwhile, new tools/frameworks designed specifically for responsive course […]. eLearning Adapt Adapt Authoring Too Adapt Framework Authoring ToolThe evolution of devices from desktop computers to tablets to mobile phones has changed the way people access and interact with content.
Authoring Tool/ Framework Selection for Responsive eLearning Development: Evolve
JULY 5, 2016
In the first post of this series, we looked at the features, advantages, and limitations of the Adapt Framework and Authoring Tool for Responsive eLearning. In this post, we’ll talk about Evolve, a proprietary Responsive Authoring Tool that works with the Adapt Framework. Evolve Evolve is an authoring tool that can easily be used by […]. eLearning Evolve Evolve Authoring Tool Responsive 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?
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 ?