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. This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. The RCAT market, regardless if it is fee based or not, has come down to a single key question: What is a WBT course? There are those who stand out -mainly due to name recognition and market share and not necessarily because they have a great RCAT.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). A scan across the market is clearly showing that this has become a required feature in an authoring tool. The latter is slowly gaining speed, which is an advantage to LMS vendors who have a CAT in their own product – which is SCORM,PENS/IMS compliant.

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Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

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Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). Paid, you could find across all markets. S1000D-SCORM Bridge Open Toolkit - provides a reference implementation for creating consistent, interoperable SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Content Packages from an S1000D SCORM Content Package Module (SCPM).

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

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Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). Paid, you could find across all markets. S1000D-SCORM Bridge Open Toolkit - provides a reference implementation for creating consistent, interoperable SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Content Packages from an S1000D SCORM Content Package Module (SCPM).

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

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” I see this with marketing pitches, “course compliance standard, or compliance standard,” – no, no it is not. What about SCORM 2004 3rd edition? 2004 3rd edition. and 2004 (3rd edition) go? . or 2004 (3rd or 4th edition), at least in my opinion. SCORM 2004 4th edition. Seriously though, I’m a huge fan of PENS and while it has been tied to SCORM, in theory it could be an optional add-on (if you will) for CMI-5. .

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

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” I see this with marketing pitches, “course compliance standard, or compliance standard,” – no, no it is not. What about SCORM 2004 3rd edition? 2004 3rd edition. and 2004 (3rd edition) go? . or 2004 (3rd or 4th edition), at least in my opinion. SCORM 2004 4th edition. Seriously though, I’m a huge fan of PENS and while it has been tied to SCORM, in theory it could be an optional add-on (if you will) for CMI-5. .

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

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Sure, you can use the extensive list of tools on the market, but for those who want real power and complexity ala from the days of Authorware, pickings are slim. Desktop – still the mass approach in the market. SCORM compliance and/or AICC – there are tools out there who support neither – but that is not the norm and there are a few tools out there who also support PENS. Tools these days come in three flavors.

Am I an LMS? And if so.

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Part of the reasoning I believe behind this approach is the idea that calling yourself an LMS is saying you are old and stodgy (neither of which is true) or “traditional” – a marketing term that many vendors love to toss out, just as they would toss “Free anchovies” if they sold pizzas (okay, no proof here). . SCORM 2004 3rd edition, SCORM 2004 4th edition, AICC, PENS, xAPI, CMI-5).

Am I an LMS? And if so.

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Part of the reasoning I believe behind this approach is the idea that calling yourself an LMS is saying you are old and stodgy (neither of which is true) or “traditional” – a marketing term that many vendors love to toss out, just as they would toss “Free anchovies” if they sold pizzas (okay, no proof here). . SCORM 2004 3rd edition, SCORM 2004 4th edition, AICC, PENS, xAPI, CMI-5).

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

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In the Consumer Market World. With Video Learning Platforms – video can be what the consumer market identifies as video (usually the case) and yes, equally screen recordings. SCORM 2004 3rd edition, SCORM 2004 4th edition (rarely used), AICC, PENS – all of which are compliance standards, each with strengths and minuses. . As many of you are aware the e-learning world is well known for its jargon.

Four Industry Announcements

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For example, a Director of Technology needs an authoring tool that supports SCORM 2004 3rd Edition for their LMS. All of the e-Learning specifications are captured- from SCORM and AICC to IMS, PENS and LETSI RTWS. Lectora pioneered full-featured e-Learning technology and continues its leadership in the e-Learning world as the most powerful authoring software on the market.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

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Yes, it offers the social learning authoring features – robust actually, which most vendors in this space does not, but it has added task management and PENS. #7 To give you an example, the free version is ADL SCORM 2004 certified (many commercial paid ones are not). IMO the best free authoring tool on the market and as you can see here, one of the best period. #2 While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait.

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2019

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A robust system that contains everything from a perfect score in my learning environment functionaliy to administration (also a perfect score) to content curation, video management (with auto detection FPS) to the ability to accept course standards including xAPI and PENS. Supports all course standards including xAPI and PENS, and yes, SCORM too. Are you seeking the best LXP on the market today? and SCORM 2004 3rd edition. 1 LMS for the mid-size market.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

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If I am an authoring tool vendor, I would explore what is happening in the authoring tool market, what my product looks like, how I can make it better for my target audience and what do I see or others I trust see the e-learning space is heading. . 2004 (3rd edition) included. Only a few support PENS, which is a shame, because it really does some very cool things. In only a select few authoring tools on the market. .

Answering your LMS Questions

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SCORM/AICC/PENS/IMS. Market themselves effectively. Have no idea on the number of systems in the market (I estimate there is somewhere in the neighborhood of 500-510 systems – many who do not promote themselves in any shape or form). Those that don’t are due to: Your tool works only with SCORM 2004 3rd edition, and your LMS only accepts AICC.