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Top Tools for Developing Simulation Based E-learning Courses – Part 2

CommLab India

ToolBook Instructor  . The ToolBook Instructor is a powerful Authoring tool which allows subject matter experts (SMEs) and learning professionals to easily and quickly create interactive software simulations. In the previous blog , we looked at the top 10 Authoring tools used for developing simulation based e-learning courses. SimWriter. Check this demo to see how! 2.  CodeBaby  .

ToolBook 10.5: Comprehensive solution for fast, easy content authoring by Tom Hall

Learning Solutions Magazine

SumTotal Systems ToolBook 10.5 Here is a comprehensive guide to ToolBook, including how. Quiz Summary feature, and deploy ToolBook content to an LMS. adds more authoring support for mobile devices and geolocation, and. enhancements for Section 508 compliance. to customize interactions and create branching, use the Actions Editor, the Simulation Editor, and the.

eLearning Content to the iPhone - Toolbook Releases Instructor Beta

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Well, now that didn't take very long. Nice job Asymetr.I mean click2.wait.I mean SumTotal. Can anyone point me to some good sample content created with the beta preview? Or let me know if you are an Instructor user and plan to create some content soon. I'd love to check it out. Brad Crain, VP and GM of Sumtotal, released this Announcement on the Instructor blog. They are holding webinars this week to get you up to speed

A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training

Litmos

ith Windows based PCs dominating the workplace, the cofounder of Microsoft Paul Allen launched an authoring tool business called Asymetrix with their flagship product Toolbook. I’ve been working in this industry for almost 25 years, but like everyone, the other 25 years were also spent in the learning industry: elementary school, high school, college, etc. Corporate Training in the 1970 ’s.

The King is Dead

eLearning 24-7

The weapons including Authorware, Macromedia Director, DazzlerMax, Toolbook were the ones that separated the knights from the common folk. Gazing upon the Tower of London it occurred to me that upon this tower where many folks lost their lives, another one recently had fallen. Chopped by the ax as they would say. Brought down by the tool or tools, another retorted back. Nay, said another person standing near me. The King was pushed over the walls by poor design, irrelevancy to the subject and ghastly to say, indifference among various vendors. nodded. For to me, it was all true.

Instructional Design Orthodoxy

Xyleme

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. Back then, the metaphor was a deck of cards and each card was a 640×480 screen’s worth of content. Due to the technical constraints it became a law that “pages must not scroll”.  The idea that you might allow scrolling was to many an Instruction Designer taboo. Instructional Design

What Do We Mean When We Say HTML5?

The Learning Circuits

But HTML output that you can create with tools like Lectora and ToolBook is usually so… static. No doubt you’ve heard at least a whisper about HTML5 over the last year. It’s a Flash-killer. It’s the only way to get multimedia on mobile devices. It’s not going to be ready for use until 2022. It’s going to save the world. There’s a lot of hype. One thing that complicates the situation is that the spec is still technically undergoing revision, even as it’s currently being used in web development projects around the world. So what’s an elearning designer—or developer—to do? Sit this one out?

iPhone Authoring - Seems Simple Enough

Vignettes Learning

But the production could be as easy as 1-2-3 as shown below. I am not suggesting you should buy Toolbook. Examples from By ToolBook Scroll two-thirds of the page to view some examples. How you can construct by using an Authoring Tool for iPhones (from SumTotal) To author the course for Toolbook, view the introduction video. Personally, I am glad Toolbook provides this.

GeoLearning Acquired by SumTotal: The mLearning Impact?

mLearning Trends

SumTotal's ToolBook authoring tool, now in version 10.x, is a well crafted desktop-based application that we've used many times in the past to help design and produce mobile learning content that can be packaged for delivery with many different enterprise mobile learning platforms including our own, Intuition 's and others. Interesting news indeed. But actually getting a version 1.0

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

Tony Karrer

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

Lessons from the past

JPL Learning

Other technological improvements followed rapidly – Windows 95 was a game-changer, as was the introduction of the PC authoring system Toolbook along with cross-platform tools like Director and Authorware. My great aunt, who was a teacher in a one-room school, used to tell me about the evolution of technology she’d witnessed in her life. Very clunky, but very, very exciting! Giving feedback.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

And the first experiences as you tried to move your Authorware, IconAuthor or Toolbook course to run using their new web delivery solution? Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” You can’t.

Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids

Tony Karrer

Authorware , Toolbook ) to the new generation of WBT authoring tools (e.g., Just when you've made the transition from the prior generation of CBT authoring tools (e.g., Captivate , Lectora ), it looks like things are slowly shifting again. The shift I'm seeing is away from the design of pure "courseware" solutions and much more to "reference hybrid" solutions. To explain this, I need to step back and deal with the fact that terminology around eLearning Patterns is problematic. In my mind, "courseware" is interactive (to some level) instruction run asynchronously. It is asynchronous.

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

E-learning Uncovered

While there is no one tool on the market yet that does even 90% of the most common things we need an authoring tool to do AND publishes to HTML5, major authoring tools that deserve your consideration include SumTotal ToolBook and Trivantis Lectora (in the super-powerful camp) and Rapid Intake’s mLearning Studio, dominKnow Claro, and Luminosity Studio (in the quick-and-templated camp).

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. Here in the states, it is nearly Thanksgiving. time to get together, relax and over gorge on food – whatever it might be. You watch a  couple of football games, normally including the lousy Lions (not this year, though) and grumble to yourself whether you should eat that last piece of pumpkin pie or not (I always eat it). Nothing.

My e-Learning Toolbox

eLearning Cyclops

ToolBook authoring tool - this is the DHTML authoring tool used at my company, but prior to this I used TrainerSoft (now Outstart Trainer), which is my preference. Every so often I see my fellow bloggers posting lists of what they have in their e-learning toolbox. These posts are always interesting and helpful. It is a glimpse not just into their development tool preferences, but it also provides some reflection into the approaches they take in creating courses. Here is what I have in my e-learning toolbox and some notes on how I use these tools. Adobe Fireworks - editing graphics.

Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?

eLearning Cyclops

Over the years, I have used ToolBook, Trainersoft, and even Dreamweaver with Coursebuilder. Back when I first started developing e-learning courses, I used Macromedia's Authorware. For more interactive elements, I used Flash and imported the SWFs into Authorware. Almost every course involved using Flash for interactive elements (animations, games, quizzes, simulations, video, etc.). It has gotten to a point where some of my courses are all developed in Flash and the e-learning authoring tools (DHTML) have been used more as a "shell" that decompiles it as a SCORM package.

Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

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.

eLearning Guild Authoring & Development Tools Research Report (2008)

Learning Visions

WebEx 7% Also on this list ToolBook Instructor Rapid Intake – Flashform Camtasia ToolBook Assistant Raptivity Firefly Skillsoft Lectora (Open Office) Keynote Brainshark Presentations Captivate’s at the top of the list of what’s IN someone’s toolbox, but it’s not the one that’s necessarily used the most. 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. too light?:

New Tool: Create Awesome eLearning Interactions Online

eLearning Brothers

To-date we have tested in Articulate, ProForm, Unison, Captivate 4, Atlantic Link, Adobe Presenter, Udutu, Adobe Connect, Lectora, and Toolbook. Make your eLearning Awesome! Quickly create eLearning Interactions. We’re excited to announce that you can now build amazing flash activities, quizzes, and games without using Flash or any programming. How it works: 1. Top 5 Amazing Features.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

Toolbook. Toolbook. As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. While the assumption would be that all the products are alike, or that fee based tools are superior to their free counterparts, nothing could be farther than the truth.  Sure, there are quite a few RCATs, fee based that are very impressive, there are an equal number that are unimpressive or bewildering. Is it PowerPoint converted to Flash? That was then. Lectora.

My Journey to Apple Products

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

We could learn Hypercard or we could learn Toolbook. I had chosen the corporate track so I selected Toolbook. But luckily the other student that knew toolbook knew it REALLY well and I learned a lot. This post was influenced by Aaron Silvers and his post Influence. didn't join the computer revolution until college. But I DO remember that I preferred the Mac lab. It was an eMac.

Bridge over troubled authoring tool waters

eLearning 24-7

SumTotal Toolbook 11 – the irony here is that one of their resellers enables you to buy the product and shows not only the pricing for it, but also various plugins you can get and its pricing. Let’s start of with a scenario. You go into an ice cream store. You look about and see a variety of flavors but can’t decide. You say to yourself, “I wonder if the Raisin Banana is any good?” ”   You are intrigued, but you do not want to waste your money only to find out it is putrid. You ask the sales clerk if you can try to flavor. Seems simple right? Strange?

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

eLearning Cyclops

If you are lucky enough to have a graphic artist on staff, it is still good to know the basics and be able to "speak their language." e-Learning web-based training (WBT) development tool : This will most likely be your "go to" tool for developing asynchronous online courses and/or assessments (OutStart Trainer, Articulate, ToolBook, etc., June's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits blog is regarding tools one should ".learn Although my degree is in instructional design I have worked in corporate training departments where I am responsible for both. have experienced both situations.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. 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.

DevLearn 2011 – Notes from My Presentations

E-learning Uncovered

While there is no one tool on the market yet that does even 90% of the most common things we need an authoring tool to do AND publishes to HTML5, major authoring tools that deserve your consideration include SumTotal ToolBook and Trivantis Lectora (in the super-powerful camp) and Rapid Intake’s mLearning Studio, dominKnow Claro, and Luminosity Studio (in the quick-and-templated camp).

Training Standards

Tony Karrer

However, it all settled down to roughly Toolbook, Authorware and IconAuthor. Bill Sawyer posted in response to my Conversation Topics post. You can find posts aggregated via eLearning Learning - 100 Conversations. I've not met Bill before, and this was a great way to start. He is definitely challenged and thinking a lot about training standards. Bill has quite a few questions in his post: eLearning is suffering from the Beta/VHS or Blu-ray/HD-DVD challenge. In fact, it is probably even more systemic. For example, it is elearning? eLearning? Learning? or E-Learning? Then yes.

Confused of Brighton

Clive on Learning

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. Two situations recently have got me thinking about e-learning authoring tools. Firstly, I've been doing some more work on the script for The 30-minute masters which, if you remember, aims to teach the essentials of instructional design to subject matter experts in no more than 30 minutes. To achieve this while comparing apples with apples is nigh on impossible. Have you ?

Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM

Tony Karrer

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. Some of them I just respond with an email. But, I'm going to try to make a practice of creating blog posts around some of the questions. Here's a recent one to get me started: Is it mandatory to use SCORM while developing an E-learning Software? What about other Standards?

mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware

mLearning Trends

Hot Lava Mobile ® from OutStart or ToolBook from SumTotal), great care must be taken to optimize all content to reduce file size, thus reducing the time and expense needed to deploy these modules. Level 5: Content and Courseware NOTE: This is part 6 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. access, encryption, security) services

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

Learning Visions

learned Toolbook and Authorware on my own while in the program. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 26, 2007 Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer" I dont have a masters degree in instructional design or education. In fact, I dont have any kind of masters degree at all. have never taken a class in pedagogy. have never taken a course in adult learning theory. And yet here I am. My current business card says Im a "Manager of Instructional Design". How did that happen? Had thought I would go into teaching.

List of e-Learning Job Descriptions

Vignettes Learning

Flash, Toolbook, Rapid Intake, Captivate, Articulate, etc.), 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. The list below is a good starting point to identify roles, responsibilities and qualifications. To promote innovation in the use of e-Learning/ILT benefit learning, teaching and research throughout the curriculum. To enable and support all staff in the training and business curriculum changes needed to utilize new technologies and learning materials. MAIN DUTIES: 1.