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Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. Updated Content Authoring Tool Directory. C ontent Authoring Tools Directory. The Ten Best Course Authoring Tools. #10

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

What is the best rapid authoring tool in the market? How do we choose the right tool that will provide the maximum return on our investment? Well, the answer to these questions is that the choice of a rapid authoring tool is based on your training development needs.

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Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs. OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud&# and do the same thing. ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED. Create SD and HD movies.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. For me it is unacceptable that eLearning organization create courses that they do not have voice. No software to download or install.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Therefore, as we move forward, we all must consider when, how, and why we integrate the tools that we do into our classrooms. => for Associations Jeff delivers an easy-to-read primer on how to leverage social media tools to expand the learning value that associations deliver.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

There is the story about a woman who signed up for an online dating service and got paired with a software developer. That creates a problem for SCORM right there in that most eLearning content was made for the bigger displays of desktop and laptop computers.

SCORM Cloud vs Learning Management System comparison

Paradiso

But in the same way, it is important to have an LMS platform with excellent service, that reproduces your SCORM’s and gives you many more features. SCORM Cloud is a tool used to test the SCORM packages developed for Learning Management Systems.

Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

Rewind briefly to a day in 2010, when the dew was still fresh and early morning sun filled the meeting room at Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL). Back in 2000, JavaScript was the only programming language used to create training content in web page format.

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xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

Aaron, can you tell me a little bit about your background and how you became involved with ADL? Two months after my layoff, a company called CTC recruited me to work for ADL. My job was to help author SCORM 2004, focusing on how to develop content that would work in SCORM systems.

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The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Stop by the eLearning Rockstar stage—conveniently located near the eLearning Brothers booth—to learn new techniques, see new tools, and become an eLearning Rockstar. In this session, you will learn: To create responsive eLearning content. Authoring Tools of the Future.

The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

By having an agreed upon protocol, things can work together, and others can build value-added services on top of them. Consider the internet; developments on top of the TCP/IP protocol like SMTP and HTML allowed a variety of tools to work together to bring us email and the world wide web.

Singapore Learning Symposium Resources #SLS2013

Kapp Notes

Singapore’s games sector comprises of over 62 games development, publishing and services companies. The information about the games industry can be found on the web site of Singapore’s Media Development Authority. It is the gamification of software training.

Beginners Guide To Tin Can API

ProProfs

In the last couple of years, the Tin Can API has emerged as a buzzword in the arena of authoring tools, learning management systems, and content development. This was the year 2010 and ADL was looking for research ideas for the development of the next generation of SCORM.

Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products , Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning , and Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality. Audio Distribution – a sound file that was created with the voice is distributed and played to an audience.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Understanding who learning content is created for, and what they should learn from it, will shape how it’s designed and presented. Open source software: Software for which the source code is publicly available for use and development free of charge.

Beginners guide to Tin Can API

ProProfs

In the last couple of years, the Tin Can API has emerged as a buzzword in the arena of authoring tools, learning management systems, and content development. This was the year 2010 and ADL was looking for research ideas for the development of the next generation of SCORM.

#ASTDTK14 Review

eLearning 24-7

Authoring tools vendors – pickings were slim, Adobe was present, so was Allen Interactions (Zebra Zapps), but no Articulate? Mobile specific tools or m-learning spin tools – were not as extensive as I was expecting. Video e-learning tools or video of some kind – Minimal, but one did spark my interest – more in my “Show Product” topic. Skills e-learning tools – Present and accounted for – Sir!

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Got SCORM?

ICS Learning

Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) has the complete specification (all 400+ pages of it) readily available on their site, but I was looking for a quick, “get your hands dirty” explanation that skipped all the mumbo-jumbo and would let me dive in and start trying things out. The SCORM specification, developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL – [link] is a set of rules that learning management systems (LMS) and learning content follow in order to be compatible with each other.

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5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront

eFront

For more info check the related wiki article: [link] 2) You can create tests with qualitative characteristics A very strong feature of eFront is the ability to create pools of questions and combine them to tests. A good solution is to use Amazons S3 service.

Webinar Q&A: Empowering Continuous Learning with the Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API

Answer: There’s four different Open Source LRSs that I’m aware of: Learning Locker , ADL LRS , lxHive and TinMan. CUES: are you needing the learning to click on the booklet for the Learning Record to be created? Does data show learners are actually using the tracking tools? Answer: This depends on the type of learning tools used. To create the right kind of learning culture in the org. xAPI Tools. Can you suggest tools that support or use xAPI?

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The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

Once the big picture is in focus, it is time to create the implementation strategy and plan. The next step is to design the instruction necessary to accomplish the teaching objectives and create an assessment structure to assure that the objectives have been met. For example, your ultimate goal is to increase sales, raise the level of customer service, reduce manufacturing costs due to human error or increase employee moral and their overall wellbeing.

Standard Options Apply

MakingBetter

This post is for vendors, developers and implementers of the Experience API and for anyone who may one day create something with xAPI. This particular one was special, as we were formally reviewing the Project Authorization Request (PAR) for the Experience API to become a formal standards project. Creating an LRS is the most difficult and complex part of xAPI, and its uses are scoped only to activity statements that are valid xAPI statements.

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

e-Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. APIs are useful for extending the data or functionalities of one application and create other applications or mashups.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. But, paradoxically, it is worth noting that as instructional designers become adept at using a specific tool, their value as designers will drop.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Web conferencing services like DimDim now offer the equivalent of WebEx. There’s no vendor who creates Moodle per say. Well, it’s true that Moodle was originally created for academic use and it already has a great foothold in the academic world. Out of the box, Moodle may not have all the features an enterprise needs, but simple add-ons can be created. Time will tell whether the software had anything to to with the program and learners' success.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). Authoring Tool. Developed by software writer Steve Wilhite in 1987. Open Source Software.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

MinuteBio , June 12, 2010 Yesterday I attended a SCORM webinar provided by Advance Distributed Learning (ADL). If you do not know the ADL, they are a part of the U.S. Spark Your Interest , June 3, 2010 June’s BQ is… “what tools should we learn?&#. Top five tips for creating effective interactions - Spicy Learning , June 14, 2010 Interactions pose a dilemma to all instructional designers. All software below is free. Rapid E-Learning Course Software.

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The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

An LCMS can be considered to be an LMS that includes an authoring tool. If you need to create materials from scratch (rather than the upload of pre-existing materials such as documents, video, audio, SCORM or xAPI), you should choose an LMS and an authoring tool or an LCMS.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms

LearnUpon

It is a guideline for building effective training and performance support tools in five phases. Application programming interface, A set of functions and procedures that allow the creation of applications which access the features or data of an operating system, application, or other service.