The ongoing work of learning standards


You could use any of the many authoring tools, such as Authorware, but you needed an appropriate player. The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative of the Department of Defense finally had enough. The ADL provided compliance testing, so that content and systems could be validated for interoperability. From web activity streams, people started thinking about tracking other forms of activity.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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Macromedia Authorware and similar products. While some could argue that Authorware was a RCAT, I disagree. An alarming rate of “get the content up now, ASAP&# regardless of what it looks like, instructional design is typically tossed out the window, especially when the ID, CD or whomever is tasked to create is handed a stream of documents in Word or PPT or some other form. CourseLab – ADL SCORM certified, no less.