End of an Era - Authorware

Tony Karrer

Just saw an Adobe announcement that they plan to discontinue development of Authorware. Goodbye Authorware. Since it was the first multimedia authoring tool I ever used, it certainly is bringing back some memories of some pretty cool work (and headaches). Thanks for the memories

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

I wanted to go back and figure out what things really struck me during 2007. Signs of the times: End of an Era - Authorware Dies , InfoWorld Folds Print Magazine When you name your kids, consider personal search - Personal Search - and Naming Your Kids. The Big Question is back.

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Adobe Summit Day 2 - Authorware and the future of e-Learning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Its obvious that the authorware decison was a tough one for adobe. Because of you, the Authorware community, they are looking into putting some engineering effort into updating the runtime for IE7 and Vista support. Flex is great to some of what Authorware did for you too.

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?

Straight talk - am I the only one enjoying myself?

Clive on Learning

I saw three of the interviews: Michael Allen (creator of Authorware and of ADDIE - the instructional design process): he told us that he's no longer so convinced about ADDIE - he's into rapid prototyping.

Creating successful e-learning

Clive on Learning

The creator of Authorware and long-time instructional design guru created something of a stir (at least with me) when he announced his dissatisfaction with the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation) model for e-learning development and put his not inconsiderable weight behind a new process of 'successive approximation'. I saw Michael Allen speak for the first time at the eLearning Guild's Annual Gathering in Boston.

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

Learning Visions

Thursday, April 26, 2007 Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer" I dont have a masters degree in instructional design or education. I learned Toolbook and Authorware on my own while in the program. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. In fact, I dont have any kind of masters degree at all. I have never taken a class in pedagogy. I have never taken a course in adult learning theory. And yet here I am.

DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I was a very early user of Authorware , Director , and of course, FLASH. DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit! This is quite possibly one of the coolest things I've seen in my eLearning career. And that's an industry leading software company focusing a major effort on the eLearning industry and the many elearning developers that have been using their tools to improve the learning process for so many. I can't remember how it happened but I became mostly connected with Director.

Here’s What the Critics Don’t Want You to Know About PowerPoint 2007

Rapid eLearning

And that’s the case whether they built them in Authorware or PowerPoint. In fact, today I am going to show you some of my favorite new features in PowerPoint 2007. I don’t know about you but I am starting to get tired of the PowerPoint haters. I go to a lot of conferences and there’s always someone trashing PowerPoint. They’ll throw in the usual, “it’s not PowerPoint but the presenter&# disclaimer and then go on a 45 minute anti-PowerPoint rant.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Bill began his career in 2000 as an art director for various clients and agencies; he transitioned to education in 2007, working as a teacher with Teach for America. We have our very own Learning Stage at DevLearn this year! Dreams do come true, kids.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Listen, Authorware is dead, so why create a product that is trying to bring it back to life with your own product? Heck, they are lucky if they have audio cards connected to their computers or even are using Windows 2007. . The data is in, the results are interesting and the competition is growing. What does it all mean? 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).

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

In response to the demand for more accessible authoring tools, Authorware was born. Using Authorware , learning professionals could create learning programs with hyper-simplistic designs, primarily through dragging and dropping icons. To avoid this complexity, Authorware courses often followed a more simplistic “Click Next to Continue” style of eLearning design. eLearning design > Top Ten eLearning Design Tips - August 27, 2007.

5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

December 11th, 2007. Compared to building courses in Flash or Authorware, the rapid elearning tools are easy to use. December 11th, 2007. [.] December 11th, 2007. December 11th, 2007. December 11th, 2007. December 11th, 2007. [.] December 11th, 2007. December 11th, 2007. [.] December 12th, 2007. December 12th, 2007. December 13th, 2007. December 13th, 2007. The Rapid Elearning Blog.

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

Back in 2007, I pointed out various aspects of what I was seeing: strategy/strategic and performance are back as topics after dropping way down in 2006 surprisingly trainer is also back, you would think in the age of eLearning 2.0 2006 2010 2007 Does the associated years for SharePoint suggest it's a technology for the future? I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training.

2008 - MMVIII eLearning Year in Review

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Authorware officially dies (actually this post is from 2007) while Director11 is (re)born. TWITTER For the alpha geek community Twitter was the big story for 2007. MMVIII (2008) started off visual and mobile to be sure.

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

These are very similar to Flash components and Authorware Knowledge Objects, in that developers are able to create pre-configured logic and visual components which accept parameters when inserted into Captivate. Captivate 4 on Mac Adobe has been hinting about a Mac version of Captivate since at least DevLearn 2007.