Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. The mind map can help learning professionals choose the right authoring tool for their requirements and expectations.

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

However, to alleviate such difficulties, there are some rapid authoring tools available that can create mLearning without needing to acquire the technical skills. Here are some authoring tools that claim to let authors develop content targeted at mobile devices.

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Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

PowerPoint 2010: Paste Linking

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Writer and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." by AJ George.

PowerPoint 2010: A RANDom Fact

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Writer and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." by AJ George.

PowerPoint 2010: Inserting YouTubeVideos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

In the latest version (2010), uploading videos from the web is easier than ever. Unfortunately I don't think it's quite right yet, as many of the new, fancy video formatting options included with PowerPoint 2010 will not work on embedded YouTube videos. by AJ George.

PowerPoint 2010: Changing the Default Theme

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Communicator and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." by AJ George.

PowerPoint 2010: Perfecting the Motion Path

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Communicator and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." by AJ George.

PowerPoint 2010: Working With Guides

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Writer and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." by AJ George.

PowerPoint 2010: Working with Audio

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  Adding audio to a PowerPoint 2010 slide is simple.   About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Writer and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." by AJ George. All you need to do is choose Insert > Audio and then open the audio clip. However,

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PowerPoint 2010: Converting Presentations to Movies

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

PowerPoint 2010 has a new feature allowing presentations to quickly and easily be saved directly to.wmv (Windows Media Video) format. Open the presentation within PowerPoint 2010. When you use PowerPoint 2010 to Save As a.wmv file, all of your transitions and animations stay in tact. by AJ George. In previous versions of PowerPoint, converting presentations to movies  could be a bit of a laborious task.

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Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring. The proliferation of so-called rapid authoring tools over the last few years has coincided with an explosion in the number of online courses developed in-house. A touch dramatic, isn’t it?

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eLearning: In Fonts We Trust

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Writer and author of the book " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and the just-released " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials."

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Co-Author Speaking at 3D Life Science 2010 Event in Malvern, PA

Kapp Notes

On January 19th, 2010. Tony O'Driscoll (my co-author and partner in 3D) will be presenting at an event co-sponsored by Microsoft and ProtonMedia. Check out the event at the Life Sciences 2010: The Global Collaboration Imperative. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

PowerPoint 2010: Creating a Spinning Animation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Communicator and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." by AJ George.

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. > Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? Susan Nash December 27, 2010 5:14 PM Christoforos Online said.

PowerPoint 2010: Adding Animation to SmartArt

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Communicator and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." by AJ George.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. LMS Resources - aLearning , May 8, 2010 I know, I know.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. Other – In the last four months, I have seen an increase in online authoring systems – which feature a RCAT along with reporting functionality, e-mail notifications, adding users angle – I used to call them hybrid systems, but a better term is “Online Authoring Systems” Anyway, I didn’t remove them from consideration.

Next Generation Content Authoring - From LearnX, Sydney

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

LearnX 2010 in Sydney, Australia was a special occasion for Raptivity because of the Best e-learning tool award. Here, I also had the opportunity to deliver a session on the next generation content authoring.

LCMS - Warehouse and Authoring

Tony Karrer

One thing is pretty clear, LCMS tools have really headed towards a kind of super Authoring tool and there's a related but quite distinct need for support for a Warehouse. If you are authoring using several authoring tools with distributed groups doing the authoring, then it's possible but unlikely that they will be willing to use the LCMS to manage all of those other assets. As you mentioned LCMS’s do come equipped with powerful easy to use authoring capabilities.

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PowerPoint 2010: Using the Shape Union & Subtract Tools for eLearning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Over the last two weeks I've introduced PowerPoint 2010's Shape Union and Shape Subtract tools. by AJ George. Now I'd like to give a quick example of how you could incorporate this into your eLearning projects made with PowerPoint.

PowerPoint 2010: Audio Won't Trim? Compress It!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

All you have to do is this: In PowerPoint 2010, select File > Info.     About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Writer and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." by AJ George.   Have you ever been frustrated by an inability to trim audio in PowerPoint?

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

PowerPoint 2010: Using the Selection Pane

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

About the author:  AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Communicator and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials."

Free e-Learning books

eFront

The latest version of the course manual includes several minor corrections and is dedicated to the memory of our co-author Jeanne Smuts who died on 28th July 2009. The authors, Clark and Gottfredson, sketch three distinct stages of learning agility: 1.0,

30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With

Upside Learning

e-Learning Authoring Research Blog by Michael Allen. ID is an interesting domain to be involved in. On the one hand, you are continuously learning about different work environments as you are called upon to resolve different performance issues.

Contest: Test Your 3D Instructional Design Skills and Win Some Money

Kapp Notes

Caspian Learning will also be providing designers with free trial copies of their proprietary 3d engine and authoring tool, Thinking Worlds , to allow them to take part in the challenge.

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting to look back upon the Upside Learning blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2010. Here are Upside Learning’s Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2010. Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning.

Out and About: Past and Upcoming Events

Kapp Notes

Past Recently authored a blog entry at TrainingIndustry.com titled Add Online Simulations to Your Organization’s Instructional Toolkit. Upcoming Events March Tuesday, March 23, 2010: Presenting at an AdvaMed event called Employee Training Under FDA Scrutiny: Creating and Maintaining Robust Training Programs. Wednesday, March 24, 2010: Presenting a webinar to the members of the MI AECT chapter from 7:30pm - 9:00pm (1hr presentation, 30 mins discussion) titled "Learning in 3D."

PowerPoint 2010: Creating a Spinning Animation, Version 2.0

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

After posting the first article, PowerPoint 2010: Creating a Spinning Animation , I got a tip from one of our readers, Konrad Schroth , for an alternate way to create a spinning animation. by AJ George.

"Hey ya'll": Informal Language is the way to go in E-Learning

Kapp Notes

1996) Questioning the author: A year long classroom implementation to engage students in text. There is research evidence to indicate that informal language in an e-learning module is more effective than formal language.

Training for a Critical Incident in a 3D Virtual Environment

Kapp Notes

shows one of the authors, dressed as a fireman, preparing to extinguish a virtual fire caused by a sudden car accident in a virtual immersive environment (VIE).