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.
State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015
JULY 14, 2015
The “WOW” They have failed to grasp the power of mobile content, beyond “responsive”; understood gamification (a few have, the rest “nope”) and see the real power and value of a video course with all the trimmings, not a video embedded in a course. It should exist in every authoring tool. . . . Video. The new and cool.
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. Assessment tool.
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. However,with the added mobile piece, creation of professional videos, relay capability with various products including VLPs, it makes sense. #9 No spin.
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.
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
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.
Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
Feature sets – they have to be more than PPT to Flash or add an audio clip and video clip to the course. 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. Here are my criteria.
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.
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. Video streaming.
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. Can embed videos.
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.
How much is an authoring tool worth?
Clive on Learning
JANUARY 10, 2012
Empower , a rapid Flash interaction builder, for the princely sum of $99, got me wondering if I have any idea any more of what an authoring tool is worth. Presumably Trivantis feels that there is a vast market of enthusiasts on the look out for Flash authoring tools - certainly way beyond the numbers employed in e-learning development - and they're a price sensitive lot who are only interested at hobbyist prices. Time was an authoring tool cost at very least $1K and often much more. authoring toolsThe recent release by Trivantis of Snap!
3 Powerful Rapid Authoring Tools Released in 2016
DECEMBER 26, 2016
Every year, several new authoring tools are released into the market, and 2016 was no exception. Many developers of rapid authoring software have released new products and upgraded their existing tools to meet the changing needs of the technology-enabled learning marketplace, during the course of the year. Facility to develop training videos using iPads.
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 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 ?
Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning
JUNE 17, 2010
Earlier we’ve mentioned some tools that can assist you in mLearning applications. However, each one needs a fair bit of knowledge and skills before they can actually implement solutions using these tools. However, to alleviate such difficulties, there are some rapid authoring tools available that can create mLearning without needing to acquire the technical skills.
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.
Simple Video Production Apps for Course Authoring
DECEMBER 4, 2015
Course Authoring Made Simple. Stumped with where to begin with video production for your courses? Do not feel you need to be a professional videographer or a production professional in order to generate video content for your online courses. iMovie makes it so easy to make short to medium sized video clips. Game Your Video – Moviemaker On The Go. Vivavideo.
Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
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. Support for Videos.
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).
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.
Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?
APRIL 28, 2015
Many devices and industry-standard elearning tools offer simple and effective software for recording audio. One of our authors who was just getting started with elearning never before had had the need to record audio—and asked for advice on tools. This article lays out some of your options, focusing on simple voice-recording tools for your personal computer.
How to Choose the Right Course-Authoring Tool
MARCH 5, 2015
Have you a selected an authoring tool? A software that will convert your notes into the actual course? A tool that will enable you to integrate multimedia at the right places. With the market rife with these tools, selection can be a daunting process. In this article we uncover the tips to help you choose the perfect course authoring tool. Well done!
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. Besides video capturing, they offer lots of other functions, including but not limited to simultaneous web cam recording, video and audio editing, and adding video effects. So, if you are not ready to pay a pretty penny for a top-notch solution just yet, do try these tools. Video editor.
5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads
MAY 3, 2012
Given this trend, it is but obvious that the demand for rapid authoring tools which can publish content in HTML5 will also increase. In this post, we examine 5 rapid authoring tools which show tremendous promise. Once these files are converted to HTML5, you can edit them with an HTML editing tool, such as Adobe Dreamweaver. Upcoming Tools. Buyer, Beware.
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.
Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing
MARCH 20, 2013
Right now I am doing a survey on authoring tools (more on this at the end of the post) and so far 100% of all respondents state that HTML5 output is required in an authoring tool. I do believe that HTML5 output will continue to grow as an authoring tool feature. If you are an e-learning developer or instructional designer this has always been a favorite feature of authoring tools. The problem has been (in the past) that the rapid content authoring tools have avoided adding it as a component. Video editing. How basic?
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
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. Without making it too complicated, I’ll only focus on their capabilities such as support for simulations , animations , audio/video , and mobile support.
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