Top E-learning Authoring Tools to Create Interactive Training Courses – Rapid E-Learning for Effective Training

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Today, elearning authoring tools are playing a significant role in the development of training courseware. With the continuous evolution of the training and development industry, the scope of using rapid authoring tools is also increasing. Organizations use rapid authoring tools as per the custom learning styles, training platforms, training standards, and workflows. There is a myriad of benefits of rapid e learning tools for content development.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

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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. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront [1] but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

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Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

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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. Different companies use different parameters to evaluate the tools. So, you need to balance the cost aspect with other important parameters listed below while selecting a tool.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

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Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. There is the story about a woman who signed up for an online dating service and got paired with a software developer. However, most authoring software now has the ability to develop content that will adjust according to screen size. In addition, most of the authoring tools that produced Flash content, like Captivate and Storyline, now produce HTML5 content as an alternative.

Free e-Learning books

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. =>

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

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” ~ Rustici Software. This standard is being developed by Rustici Software (with a world-wide active community participating and contributing) for Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) – the keepers of SCORM. However, ‘Experience API’ is ADL’s official name for this standard. More and more vendors (authoring tools, Learning Management Systems, social platforms, mobile games, and simulations) are adopting or testing this new standard.

Why SCORM 2004 failed & what that means for Tin Can

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Sign #2: There is no certification process for tools and packages for the latest SCORM 2004 4 th edition. Sign #3: ADL itself heavily supports Tin Can as the successor of SCORM.[4]. This meant that you could do some effective reporting on questions and the distribution of answers. This was a side-effect of high complexity. Content authors should be able to rely on a consistent set of UI expectations. Nothing is perfect though as ADL admits [5].

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What is eLearning?

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But are you leveraging every tool at your disposal to do so? Department of Defense’s Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL), became the administrator of SCORM. As of the early 2000s, ADL supervises conformance requirements for SCORM learning content. .

TIN CAN API & THE FUTURE OF E-LEARNING

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“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” ~ Rustici Software INTRODUCTION. This standard is being developed by Rustici Software (with a world-wide active community participating and contributing) for Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) – the keepers of SCORM. However, ‘Experience API’ is ADL’s official name for this standard. Learning Locker : This is a powerful tool that helps track and present a person’s learning journey.

SCORM Cloud vs Learning Management System comparison

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SCORM Cloud is a tool used to test the SCORM packages developed for Learning Management Systems. This has a really important impact because the software developers can enter this platform to perform quality control of the content packages. With SCORM Cloud you can perform the following activities: Track usage with built-in reporting tools that help you identify who is taking what courses and dig into question-level course analytics.

A SCORM-Certified LMS Helps Companies Score

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Nonprofits, associations, multinationals, and businesses all rely on learning management systems (LMSs) to ensure peaceful, organized, effective operations. To put it plainly, SCORM is recognized as an authority, if not the authority, for learning management systems. It was during that year when President Clinton signed an executive order that led to the creation of Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), the initiative that SCORM comes under.

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How To Choose A SCORM Compliant LMS For Your e-Learning Content

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One of them is that it enables reuse of course content, and that helps to improve the effectiveness of training. On the other hand, SCORM certified LMS ensures that a specific product under discussion gets certified by SCORM governing body, ADL. The first checklist to choose a SCORM compliant LMS is checking to know if the LMS gets supports from ADL. If not, you can check which SCORM Application Program Interface (API) elements get supported by the software.

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Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

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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). And although that difference may seem like subtle semantics, it can have a huge effect on reporting. Instead, the team at ADL actually paved the way for the Actively Narrating Technical Interface-Sharable Content Object Reference Model – otherwise known as the ANTI-SCORM. Fortunately, the ADL effort wasn’t a total loss.

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Elearning applications

eFront

Traditional instructor led training is expensive and, in some cases, difficult to track its effectiveness. CamStudio - (Authoring Tool) CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs). elearning tecnología-educativa software

#DevLearn retrospective: Start dreaming about the future of eLearning

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The guy sitting on the left is Aron Silvers from ADL. The third guy is Mike Rustici from Rustici software (the company behind Scorm cloud) the company that developed the TinCan API. We do have some ideas but we know we can’t figure this out without our partners and the users of our authoring tool. We will to do more like organizing a series of webinars to discuss the effect of TinCan for eLearning development and open up a community.

What is SCORM & Decoding Its Importance For eLearning

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Imagine a situation where you are asked to create an elearning program or search for a suitable learning management system (LMS) tool for achieving your training requirements. It is a set of technical standards that were mainly developed for supporting elearning tools. SCORM ensures the interoperability between online learning software. Basically, SCORM cover two things: content packaging and effective data exchange. Exists successfully outside the LMS tool.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

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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. Games deliver lots of actionable data to measure effectiveness, both individually and through group learning, showing gaps and areas to optimize for a continuous cycle of improvement. How using templates can increase your effectiveness. How to write effective RFPs. Authoring Tools of the Future.

Tin Can API, the evolution of SCORM

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Originally developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), an initiative of the Unite States Department of Defense, SCORM was designed to standardize and modernize their training courses. It is a set of standards and specifications for developing web-based educational technology, standards developed by the ADL which had always to adhere strictly to SCROM’s requirements, these being “accessible, reusable, inoperable, and durable content and systems”.

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Singapore Learning Symposium Resources #SLS2013

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The information about the games industry can be found on the web site of Singapore’s Media Development Authority. We then discussed how Adobe has created a game to help teach software called Level Up. It is the gamification of software training. Next we looked at two meta-analysis studies that indicated that games can be powerful learning tools. 2011) A meta-analytic examination of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games.

Got SCORM?

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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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Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM

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Here's a recent one to get me started: Is it mandatory to use SCORM while developing an E-learning Software? There are a bunch of other standards by ADL (who is responsible for SCORM ), IMS , IEEE LTSC including CORDRAâ„¢ , LOM , Meta-data , etc. Note: ARIADNE, AICC, IEEE LTSC, and IMS all participate in ADL's work on SCORM). There are also standards such as WebDAV that are going to be important for authoring tool implementations in the next few years.

Getting SCORM Content into your LMS

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Creating and exporting a great SCORM compliant course with an authoring tool is one skill. We’ve written in the past about how to use SCORM compliant authoring tools. Your authoring tool creates a SCORM zip file. If your authoring tool has done its job correctly, the contents of the zip will be neatly separated into folders and files that reflect the content of your course. This will typically be ADL SCORM.

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e-Learning Glossaries

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It is important that e-Learning professionals, researchers, experts, and learners have a common basis in order to communicate effectively. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

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Skillfully blending these elements together will ultimately give you the most effective training and the best results for your company. The use of interactive multimedia, if well done, can make the instruction much more interesting and effective. Also, remember that training, regardless of how well it is designed, is not effective unless the employees are properly motivated to take it. Phase 4: Software Development. Environmental (hardware, software, bandwidth, etc.)

What are SCORM and AICC, By the Way?

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Most rapid authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate can be used to publish courses compliant with SCORM or AICC. This model was developed as part of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative to address the interoperability, reusability, and durability challenges of online learning courses of the United States Department of Defense (DoD).

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TinCan Demystified

eFront

The standard is developed by the company RUSTICI but ADL is still the steward of the specification, just like SCORM. Perceived simplicity is a core ingredient of the new offering and a major adoption point for LMS and authoring tools developers. A nice side-effect of the messaging system is that any enabled device or program can send Tin Can API statements (mobile phones, simulations, games, real world activities etc.).

Building an advanced eFront theme using CSS3 elements

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Before CSS3 we would need to work with images or javascript to produce a round box effect. Actually, there are dozens of wide spread techniques to produce the round corner effect (for example, check [link] ) – which by its turn is a clear signal that there is no perfect solution. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)

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ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning): An initiative established by the US Department Of Defense in 1999, aiming to make the delivery of online training consistent across content formats, technologies, and organizations. Authoring tool: Software used to develop content for online learning and training programs. There are many commercial authoring tools on the market, including Elucidat , Articulate Storyline , Adobe Captivate , iSpring Pro , and Camtasia.

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

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Defining clear objectives also helps to assess the effectiveness of a course after its completion. Open source software: Software for which the source code is publicly available for use and development free of charge. Moodle is an example of open source software that’s used widely in specific kinds of eLearning environments, like universities. Responsive design is essential for software and courseware intended for use on mobile devices.

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

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Answer: There’s four different Open Source LRSs that I’m aware of: Learning Locker , ADL LRS , lxHive and TinMan. Does data show learners are actually using the tracking tools? Answer: This depends on the type of learning tools used. Dr Kirsty Kitto of Queensland University of Technology is Australia, for example, is working on a tool and recipe to that will scrape data from social media sites and convert it into xAPI statements. xAPI Tools. ADL LRS.

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Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

Some of them are your learners and they know how to use Facebook effectively! UdutuTeach This application allows you to import courses from myUdutu (authoring tool). In my opinion, we can not use Facebook as a Learning Management System but we can use Facebook as a tool that will enhance/support an e-Learning course. The new eFront come with a rich set of social tools that facilitate the social learning process together with an easy-to-use Facebook integration plugin

Course-instances on eFront 3.6.3

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Previously you had to create 4 different courses to achieve this effect. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin. News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 6/01/2010 Course-instances on eFront 3.6.3 eFront 3.6.3

Standard Options Apply

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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. Anyway, in his implementation he’s using the JSON binding for Activity Statements to track what people are doing in his software, in the context of how people use the software to accomplish specific tasks.

Day 3. Getting SCORM content into your LMS

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At this point, you’ll understand how to create a great SCORM compliant course with an authoring tool. When you export your course to a SCORM format, two important things happen: Your authoring tool creates a SCORM zip file. If your authoring tool has done its job correctly, the contents of the zip will be neatly separated into folders and files that reflect the content of your course. This will typically be ADL SCORM.

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Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

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e-Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. They help us make learning more engaging and effective and ultimately help learners succeed. APIs offer incredible possibilities for learning professionals to extend the power of present day learning systems and tools. Tin Can API is a new and evolving learning technology specification (from ADL – the SCORM people).