Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. 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. Once you did though, you could do quite a lot with the tool. assessment tools may or may not exist, attachments, preview windows, limited outputs, maybe audio/video or maybe not.

Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

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Transitions, Animations, Views – I am fine using it once, but again, new product-new version, so why I am still seeing PowerPoint within this product to such a point, that TAV are exactly the same as in PPT? Personally, I like this because everyone who uses software, often jumps right in and starts going, rather than take the time to read how to do things (inc. Tagged: Articulate , Articulate Storyline 2 , course authoring tools , review of Storyline 2 , Storyline 2.


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Build Gr8 Micro-Learning Course

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I wish it wasn’t so, but that is the world we live in today, and part of the reason this is happening is due to: Rapid content authoring tools (they know who they are). Usually I find the PPT driven approach, due to it. I want to scream to every rapid course authoring tool vendor who does NOT have a “how to” create online learning course eBook or guide. Even if it is showing how to use software for example, each “block” is a step.

E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is.well…

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Some have all three, and those are the systems you want; in the general e-learning tool area, the term usually refers to the same options: rewards, points/incentives, Leader board. That is to say, as a whole the e-learning industry, especially authoring tools and LMS/Learning systems are often two steps back, when everyone else or at least the masses are one step forward. RCAT – Rapid Content Authoring Tools.

Online Learning Works – So Why are Schools Failing at it?

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Clearly online learning in elementary and secondary schools were well on their way by the early 2000’s, which puts a big dent into the whole “new experience of learning online” argument. . For fans of PPT, you were lucky if you saw that in a DL session, most of the time it was talking, writing on a white board or blackboard (with chalk) and more talk. And it is doable with some 3rd party authoring tools, if you are willing to learn and practice doing so.

Preference of E-Learning – Structured or not?

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The rise of rapid content authoring tools, specifically the explosive growth of Articulate Studio, which in all sense of the word was nothing more than a PPT converter, allowed anyone, to create an “online course” ID skills not needed. I recall a study I once saw way in the early 2000’s that found that folks who loved e-learning were truly independent learners and those who did not, were not. Trends are funny.

What if….? (E-Learning)

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I know people who have company laptops and thus cannot access this or that at home, including the installation of browser software, yet all these folks have a mobile device, in which they access sites. . Here is what will happen if people used the power of their authoring tool (sans Studio, which is really a PPT converter). And I equally agree that many authoring tool vendors do not provide tutorials on how to build a course (not just how to use their software).

Rethinking conferences

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Note : The vintage photos in this post are from training conferences circa 2000. Response 13 Interaction; good web conferencing software, audio and video elements, whiteboards, diverse contributions. Response 31 high-quality participants with buying authority. Response 47 Connecting with like minded participants, engaged participation, discussion forums, active how to use tools/techniques, learning something new/refreshed.