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Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Its nearly Halloween and with that comes the shocking and fearful excitement or lack thereof of the scariest things on the plane appearing at the movie theaters, in costumes, television and for us, the course authoring tool market. Just in the past two years the per license cost of authoring tools has skyrocketed. Platte Canyon – Toolbook 11 (full version) $2,795 per license.

Award Nominee Reveals His eLearning Authoring Toolkit [Guest Post]

eLearning Weekly

Larry Ober has been nominated as Best eLearning Designer in the  Maestro eLearning Awards , dubbed the OSCARS of the eLearning industry. What follows is an interview between Steve and the award’s organizers,  Maestro eLearning. Q. How did you get your start with eLearning design? Several years ago we engaged a vendor to create three eLearning modules for a new product launch. As you know, good quality eLearning modules are expensive. What are some of your favorite tools? eLearning eLearning Tools Articulate Awards Maestro software Tools

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Also, before you read these, you might want to go back and look at predictions in the past and how well I did on those predictions: Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 , 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009. If you are interested in this, I will be doing a Virtual Presentation – Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010 that will be closely aligned with this post. eLearning Technology.

Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids

Tony Karrer

Just when you've made the transition from the prior generation of CBT authoring tools (e.g., Authorware , Toolbook ) to the new generation of WBT authoring tools (e.g., To explain this, I need to step back and deal with the fact that terminology around eLearning Patterns is problematic. It is created via an Authoring Tool or an Learning Content Management System. Keywords: eLearning Trends , eLearning ResourcesCaptivate , Lectora ), it looks like things are slowly shifting again. Often there's period quizzing to test understanding.

There is No "PowerPoint"

eLearning Cyclops

So often I get a call from subject matter experts (SME) and other stakeholders regarding elearning courses asking, "Can''t you just send me the PowerPoint?" My answer of "There is no PowerPoint" is usually not received well and followed by a tone of disbelief. I don''t deny them a PowerPoint because they will probably compromise the instructional integrity of the courses, which is possible, or because I am selfish. However, when people outside of eLearning see the final product they associate it with the closest thing they are familar with in their world, which is PowerPoint.

eLearning Guild Authoring & Development Tools Research Report (2008)

Learning Visions

After my session at ISPI earlier this week, someone commented that what would have really been useful is a list of the top 10 authoring tools in the market. During my presentation, I flashed up on the screen a list of the 122+ tools listed in the Brandon Hall database. And of course, the tool needs to fit the purpose, so one tool won’t fit all. I did dig up the eLearning Guild Authoring Tools Research Report (January 2008). that includes PPT and Word – whether or not you consider these as rapid elearning tools, Guild members do).

Articulate, Captivate, Dreamweaver and Lectora Tops in eLearning Authoring Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

I was somewhat surprised that my post: Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction didn't generate more interest. This data shows that the Articulate tools, Adobe Captivate and Dreamweaver and Lectora are near the top for elearning course authoring. While tools such as Toolbook and Authorware are down a bit. You can see the detailed view of the sat numbers here. What surprised me is that there wasn't more discussion around this. Is this just common knowledge these days? Do people buy this

DevLearn 2011 – Notes from One ID Challenge and HTML5 Authoring Tool Review

E-learning Uncovered

We all agreed to take on a design challenge about six weeks before the conference, and show up ready to talk through 1) a design concept that we could present to a client and 2) our process and tools behind the concept. Our challenge involved one of WeeJee’s actual clients, the Door Security and Safety Foundation, and an elearning course that they commissioned.

What Do We Mean When We Say HTML5?

The Learning Circuits

often use the phrase “the HTML5 stack” to communicate more clearly, but to me, the main thing is that people have good resources to keep them up to date on the capabilities of the technology, the delivery platforms, and the authoring tools. And that brings us to one final complication: The makers of authoring tools—the people we often count on to help us deliver on our designs—aren’t always very invested in helping us cut through the hype to find what we need. So what’s an elearning designer—or developer—to do? If I want to deliver HTML5 output, which tools should I use?

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Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

June's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits blog is regarding tools one should ".learn learn today in order to be a valuable eLearning professional in 2015." So you know my perspective, since my start in e-learning I have always been both a designer and developer. No, I do not use Authorware now, but it is hard to predict what will be an essential tool 10 years down the road. So back to the big question, I would recommend the following types of tools, and examples where appropriate, that you  should ".learn Try the tools that interest you. Second Life).

Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM

Tony Karrer

SCORM is as close as you get to Mandatory in the world of eLearning. in the eLearning world. There are also standards such as WebDAV that are going to be important for authoring tool implementations in the next few years. This does not appear to be a new posting, but one that I recently found for the ToolBook community, but it is relevant for all. Now that I posted about Better Questions for Learning Professionals , I've been receiving questions via email from a variety of people. That's great! like getting interesting questions. What about other Standards?

Instructional Design Orthodoxy

Dawn of Learning

I will be dating myself here, but so much of the orthodoxy in the instructional design process was forged back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the only Computer-Based Training (CBT) tools were Toolbook for the PC, and Hypercard for the Mac. Even as we progressed from CBT to Web-based Training (WBT) in the 90’s the orthodoxy still held and most of the authoring tools enforced the no-scrolling constraint. People had no objections to scrolling pages on the web, but yet this rigid constraint persisted and WBT tools lagged behind the cultural norms.

Being Thankful: E-Learning Thoughts

eLearning 24-7

Vendors who added innovative features including text to speech (way to go SoftChalk), to true HTML5 support (Claro, Cm-Studio, Rapid Intake, Toolbook and sort of HTML5 output – Lectora) to image editors, SDK kits, gaming sims and Sony PSP devices. Vendors who created their own integrated web conferencing tool, rather then charging end users extra to use their “partner” integrated one – achieved by having you purchase a separate license. Vendors who provide Mac OS support for their desktop content authoring tools. It is also a time to be thankful.

Confused of Brighton

Clive on Learning

Two situations recently have got me thinking about e-learning authoring tools. With the script now 1/3 complete and with a session agreed at the eLearning Guild's DevLearn 2007 in San Jose in November, my mind is turning to how I can convert this script into a half-decent piece of e-learning to show all those folks who come along to take a look. Everybody's got an authoring tool. The next generation of authoring tools included a handful of really serious players, notably Authorware (now with Adobe) and Toolbook (now with SumTotal), both still going although not so strongly.

Training Standards

Tony Karrer

You can find posts aggregated via eLearning Learning - 100 Conversations. Bill has quite a few questions in his post: eLearning is suffering from the Beta/VHS or Blu-ray/HD-DVD challenge. For example, it is elearning? eLearning? See some thoughts at: eLearning or e-Learning vs. learning , but I somewhat agree with Jay Cross (who coined the term eLearning) that it's not worth a whole lot of time trying to define it too closely. It was hard to choose a tool because you didn't know quite what you were eventually going to do with it. Learning?

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting. So, I browsed  "Tools" by keyword on  eLearningLearning. When I do find interesting tools I will keep track of them using my Delicious account.

DevLearn 2011 – Notes from My Presentations

E-learning Uncovered

We all agreed to take on a design challenge about six weeks before the conference, and show up ready to talk through 1) a design concept that we could present to a client and 2) our process and tools behind the concept. Our challenge involved one of WeeJee’s actual clients, the Door Security and Safety Foundation, and an elearning course that they commissioned.

My Journey to Apple Products

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

So the next few years of my life with computers involved the IBM thinkpad and endless hours of frustration with Windows. I was able to create some really great eLearning with Windows but it was NOT fun. We could learn Hypercard or we could learn Toolbook. I had chosen the corporate track so I selected Toolbook. This post was influenced by Aaron Silvers and his post Influence.

My book came yesterday | Adventures in Corporate Education

Adventures in Corporate Education

Adventures in Corporate Education or, how my graduate studies are affecting my job in corporate education Home About Me Live Event Social Media Tools EME5603: Final Project RSS Feed My book came yesterday Posted by gminks on Saturday, May 10th 2008 The class I am taking for the summer semester is “Designing Collaborative Online Learning&#. The syllabus looks really interesting.

mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware

mLearning Trends

Coupled with the myriad challenges of tiny displays, limited storage, media restrictions, cramped navigation, slow access and spotty security, mini mobile courseware attained second class status when compared to their elearning equivalents. As with elearning, HTML provides a platform to create content from the simplest of page-turners to a highly interactive learning experience.

List of e-Learning Job Descriptions

Vignettes Learning

Ability and willingness to adapt to a dynamic set of standards and tools. Flash, Toolbook, Rapid Intake, Captivate, Articulate, etc.), multimedia programmer should have: · An analytical, methodical approach to work. · Ingenuity around creation of reusable objects and engines. · Ability to code optimally and choose the right tool based on the technologies available to the audience. One of the toughest challenges in running an e-learning project is finding the right talent and ensuring they fit into the roles and expectations of the team. MAIN DUTIES: 1.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. So lets get the tools and information out there to support folks like me. believe that with the rise of rapid e-Learning tools, well see more and more non-instructional designers doing instructional design. learned Toolbook and Authorware on my own while in the program. The tools of the future allow us to learn from each other and establish baseline knowledge within a group very quickly to get stuff done. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Lots of video.