Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. If a RCAT vendor tells you they have been in business for over 10 years, they are somewhat misleading, since WBT courses really didn’t start to hit the mark until 2000 and then you have limited choices on how to build. Open Source Free Content Authoring Tools.

Day 5: xAPI and more – what next for SCORM?

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As we approach the end of our SCORM series, in many ways it’s just the beginning for eLearning content standards. While SCORM has dominated the field since it was developed, there are now new kids on the block. This final post provides a perfect opportunity to look to the future of eLearning content development and consider the road ahead. While many eLearning vendors still support AICC, the standard is usually a legacy of older platforms and businesses.

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SCORM vs Tin Can API: The difference between compact discs and iTunes

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At some point in the past, eLearning standards were built for facilitating interoperability between content and LMS; now with SCORM and especially Tin Can API, it’s about tracking learning experiences as much as it is about interoperability. With SCORM, importing content from one LMS to another and tracking course data became a seamless and hassle-free process. Whether your course-content is actually effective will solely depend on you.

What is SCORM & Decoding Its Importance For eLearning

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SCORM is an acronym that stands for “Sharable Content Object Reference Model”. It is a set of technical standards that were mainly developed for supporting elearning tools. Moreover, this model is responsible for determining how elearning content and a learning management system (LMS) engage in communication with each other. Basically, SCORM cover two things: content packaging and effective data exchange. Spend less time and resources on content development.

What is xAPI?

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And why do so many experts believe it will soon become the default standard for eLearning content? The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. SCORM quickly became the standard around which a whole industry of authoring tools, learning management systems, and content development was built. is still the most popular authoring standard used in eLearning, its weaknesses triggered the development of xAPI. Some of the main LRS vendors include: WaterShed.

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What is Tin Can API?

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And why do so many experts believe it will soon become the default standard for eLearning content? The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. SCORM quickly became the standard around which a whole industry of authoring tools, learning management systems, and content development was built. is still the most popular authoring standard used in eLearning, its weaknesses triggered the development of the Tin Can API.

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

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Accessibility: If you create online learning content, making it accessible to all learners is crucial. Accessibility means that content can be used by people with varying abilities and disabilities, from the sensory to the intellectual or technological. eLearning content developers and instructional designers should aim to make courses clear, easy to understand, and simple to use. Chunking content also helps to combat learner fatigue.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

I primarily focus on the content, the writing, and the schmoozing with the client. (My My experience is mainly in development of self-paced eLearning for the corporate market.) Reuben on the value of the instructional designer: The skill that an instructional designer possesses, that writers, teachers, programmers, technical writers, and so on don’t, is the ability to systematically break down content so that it is applicable to learners and their learning styles.