Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning
JUNE 17, 2010
There is still a lack of standardization across devices and amongst networks across geographical areas resulting in mlearning content development being somewhat constrained. Here are some authoring tools that claim to let authors develop content targeted at mobile devices. It lets you create single authored source content deployable across multiple formats and supported devices.
Content-Focusing Questions for SME Interviews
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Once we have established the business need and learning objectives for a project, our next big task is to gather the content. To move from “telling” to “training,” we need to find out where the pain points are, determine what stories or illustrations help make a point come alive, find out what kinds of resistance might exist, decide where to place the most emphasis, identify the points that are most in need of reinforcement and assessment, translate how the information applies to on-the-job performance. What content points might cause some resistance or pushback?
Practical Storyboarding – Not Just for Developers
JANUARY 4, 2011
Researching and piecing together content tailored for the audience is quite a task by itself. Ensuring that content points and specifications are cared for within the lesson’s design can be challenging, but it need not be daunting. Many designers use storyboarding to communicate content and interaction to developers for eLearning lessons. good storyboard provides: A simple visual layout you can easily use to check against the content points and specifications. Identify how the content and specifications can be arranged in a logical lesson outline.
Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development?
MARCH 22, 2010
content has been written from scratch to provide better performance resulting in AS 3.0 This means the content runs much smoother with AS 3.0. One issue you may face while developing the content in AS 3.0 is that some of the popular rapid eLearning tools [like Articualte, Content Point, Quarbon's Viewlet Builder6] support AS 1.0 or AS 2.0 Flash files make sure that it’s targeted eLearning content player supports that. Adobe Flash Professional is undoubtedly the most popular tool for custom eLearning development. over AS 1.0 or AS 2.0 –. and AS 2.0
The Risks and Benefits of Coming To Consensus
JUNE 17, 2010
Where that happened on content points, the project runs the risk of having enemies, rather than advocates. I recently received an e-mail asking what I thought about adding 16 new people to the alpha review list for a e-learning course. The idea was to get a wide variety of opinions from people from around the organization and around the globe. To be inclusive and ensure that the course would be well received by the global audience for which it is intended. This is a group that likes to work by consensus, and they wanted to bring that culture to this project. Making Consensus Work.
Open Yale Courses!
DECEMBER 12, 2007
Let's hope that Yale soon makes it great from an interaction point-of-view. Open Yale Courses Open Yale Courses Press Release (pdf) Reference - Open Yale (George Siemens) WHAT? Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to seven introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. FUNDING? William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Great! LICENSE? OER/FREE
Open Yale Courses!
DECEMBER 12, 2007
Let's hope that Yale soon makes it great from an interaction point-of-view. Open Yale Courses Open Yale Courses Press Release (pdf) Reference - Open Yale (George Siemens) WHAT? Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to seven introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. FUNDING? William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Great! LICENSE?
eLearning Outsourcing – How To Select A Vendor?
MARCH 4, 2010
To evaluate capability you should: Review their website not just from the design but also from the content point of view. An eLearning development process should be mature & flexible enough to accommodate the iterative nature of eLearning content development. Hope these points help you select the best vendor for you needs. Below are my thoughts on each of these.
Rapid eLearning Tools
SEPTEMBER 19, 2006
This list includes a host of additional tools that eLearning Guild members consider rapid eLearning development tools including Apple Keynote, Microsoft Word, Trivantis Lectora, Respondus StudyMate, Brainshark Presentations, Vuepoint Content Creator, WebEx Presentation Studio, KnowledgePlanet Firefly, Xstream RapidBuilder, ReadyGo Web Course Builder, BrainVisa RapideL, OnDemand Presenter, Desire2Learn Learning Environment, Corel Wordperfect Office, SkillSoft Course Customization, Toolbook Instructor, Learn.com LearnCenter, IBM Simulation Producer, Toolbook Assistant, and Cornerstone OnDemand.
Rapid (Collaborative) Authoring Tools for developers/SMEs in multiple locations
JUNE 17, 2009
Collaborative across locations = Server-based authoring environment that one or more content developers access simultaneously using their browser for collaborative authoring. PRIMARY type of content is online courses, CBT, conversion of existing content, presentations (and not tests/assessment, games, simulation tools). Authoring tool vendors sometimes get ticked off about being excluded from this type of filter when their primary type of content is excluded but their secondary type content is not. Content Authoring Software (Mediapro Education Technology Pvt.
Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010
eLearning Learning Posts
NOVEMBER 2, 2010
I look forward to doing this each month as I always find that I missed some REALLY great content. October 6, 2010 Practitioners, analysts, proponents and critics of this thing we do with learning and technology solutions will frequently use all of these terms interchangeably to describe the discipline of using technology for connecting learners with learners, teachers, content, experts and experience. October 11, 2010 We’re always looking for ways to improve our eLearning content. Here are his main points and my comments on how to improve bad eLearning: 1. Dated.