Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. While the assumption would be that all the products are alike, or that fee based tools are superior to their free counterparts, nothing could be farther than the truth. Once you did though, you could do quite a lot with the tool. assessment tools may or may not exist, attachments, preview windows, limited outputs, maybe audio/video or maybe not.

The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

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. Initially, when you developed eLearning, you were pretty much dependent on the tool you developed it in. You could use any of the many authoring tools, such as Authorware, but you needed an appropriate player. From web activity streams, people started thinking about tracking other forms of activity.

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Building the Next Generation of SCORM

Integrated Learnings

While project Tin Can has been championed by Rustici software for years now, it is speeding up activity to produce a 1.0 Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) is leading the effort for the next generation of SCORM. The LRS could be a standalone reporting tool or part of an LMS. It will collect activity streams similar to the way social media applications track activity streams. This frees content authors to provide content in more modern ways to learners.

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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. I worked with ADL from 2003-2006 and participated in the Technical Working Group afterwards. This work informed the conversations with several current and former ADL friends.

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Elearning applications

eFront

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). LAMS - (Authoring Tool) LAMS is a revolutionary new tool for designing, managing and delivering online collaborative learning activities. elearning tecnología-educativa software

Tin Can vs. SCORM: What’s It All About?

KZO Innovations

SCORM is a set of technical standards for e-Learning software products. It tells programmers how to write their code so that it works well with other e-learning software. Tin Can (or the Experience API), the successor to SCORM, is an e-Learning software specification that allows learning content and learning systems to speak to each other in a manner that records and tracks all types of learning experiences.

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The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

You have many important decisions that need to be made ranging from issues related to the use of technology to required facilities to instructional design to software development and media production. IT professionals including network engineers, software developers, database engineers and technical support staff. Phase 4: Software Development. Environmental (hardware, software, bandwidth, etc.) Learning Content Management and Authoring Systems.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

Thaks for including me, but @karynromeis is my personal account, and I don't share much learning stuff in that stream. 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.

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. 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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The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

By doing so, you will: Keep yourself up-to- date with the new software, technologies, and trends relative to corporate e-learning and e-learning in general. Update 11/24/2010: suggested by alearning ) Tagoras Blog (Tagoblog) by Jeff Cobb & Celisa Steele The blog focuses on an ongoing stream of resources related to learning strategy, marketing, and technology. We have multiple authors, but the blog is run by Kevin Siegel, so you may want to exchange Biff for his name.

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

Learning Visions

Kineo has recently worked on creating a classroom management add-on for a corporate client and has a fabulous Moodle reporting tool. If you want to do testing, use something that already links to a tool that feeds your Oracle or SAP behemoth. Time will tell whether the software had anything to to with the program and learners' success. I've seen some very impressive uses of google analytics as a measurement/tracking tool for web-based training.

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. He says its important that instructional designers understand the tools and technology that are out there (as an architect understands building materials), but an instructional designer should be tool-independent and "technology-agnostic". Do you think instructional designers should be able to use the tools?