Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. Authorware merged with MacroMind/Paracomp to become Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe. Learnnovators: You are known for your role as the primary architect in creating Authorware ― one of the most successful authoring tools ever created. Authors tend to do what tools make easy. How is the response to your book ‘ Leaving ADDIE for SAM ’?

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. Authorware merged with MacroMind/Paracomp to become Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe. Learnnovators: You are known for your role as the primary architect in creating Authorware ? one of the most successful authoring tools ever created. Authors tend to do what tools make easy. How is the response to your book ‘ Leaving ADDIE for SAM ’?

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A Conversation with Michael Allen–ADDIE, SAM & the Future of ID

Kapp Notes

He is the author of seven book including a best-seller on creating effective e-learning and in has received ASTD’s Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award in 2011. He founded the computer-based course authoring tool Authorware in 1984 and later formed Macromedia through a merger which was then bought by Adobe Systems. Apparently the book has stirred a little controversy around the topic of ADDIE.

ADDIE 202

In Memory – Corporate Instructional Designers

eLearning 24-7

The idea of rapid content authoring, was non-existent. The dominating authoring tool by far, was Authorware. Authorware usage and fan base made Storyline supporters and usage look like a rock stage at a state fair. I went with a Hybrid form of ADDIE.

The King is Dead

eLearning 24-7

Brought down by the tool or tools, another retorted back. The weapons including Authorware, Macromedia Director, DazzlerMax, Toolbook were the ones that separated the knights from the common folk. Rise of the Rapid Content Authoring Dragon. Magical powers contained within via its special PowerPoint armor, along with other tools at its beckon call. Tagged: authoring tools , course content , course design , course development , instructional design.

People that inspire me: my 5 eLearning heroes

Challenge to Learn

Michael Allen is also someone who is around for a long time, but as with Jay he doesn’t stick to his old ideas, he is an innovator and a driver for change from the very first start of his carreer (he was the man behind the very first authoring toolAuthorware’ ) Michael is also one of the leading instructional designers in the world. He is also the one that made agile e-Learning development main stream with his book Leaving ADDIE for SAM.

Wanted – Instructional Designer

eLearning 24-7

How many of you who have been offered this amazing opportunity use a rapid course authoring tool? How many of you, are familiar with terms such as ADDIE? Authoring tools were limited options and each one was not easy to just pick up and start building. Anyone who used Authorware can attest to that. Do not focus first on what type of authoring tool experience they have, which many people tend to first target, and I’ll cover why this is a bad idea.

Lessons from the past

dVinci Interactive

In 1989, I created my first interactive video using an authoring platform called IconAuthor, and it required a newfangled operating system called Windows 2.1. 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. CD ROMs became easy to author, but they were soon supplanted by the ubiquity of the internet.

Lesson 140

Preference of E-Learning – Structured or not?

eLearning 24-7

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. And knowledge of any ADDIE or another modalities, not needed. . For the authorware supporters this was akin to blasting the planet with gamma rays. Trends are funny.

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

Learning Visions

After a few years, I got involved in an IT initiative (then it was called MIS) -- designing a new software application to support our call center business. I did stand-up classroom sessions on the software. They liked my software training experience. I was never told about Gagnes 9 Events or the Kilpatrick Levels or ADDIE or the ARCS model or even much about adult learning styles, except that people all learned differently.