Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

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Feature sets – they have to be more than PPT to Flash or add an audio clip and video clip to the course. That said, for a freebie -and yes, I said freebie (open source) it has a lot of power. To give you an example, the free version is ADL SCORM 2004 certified (many commercial paid ones are not). While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait.

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

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Innovation abounded and the push to focus on the “PPT to Flash&# angle continued to shine. Open Source Product of the Year (i.e. ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED. Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it. Import and convert PPT to the web, add rich media. The end of the year is here, okay in just a few short weeks, but for those on vacation, the festivities have already began.

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Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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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. PPT or Word to Flash and the end user can add a TOC, some assessments, audio, video, even additional flash learning objects and attachments. Open Source Free Content Authoring Tools.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

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I think we need to be careful that we dont become elitists, thinking that as trained ID, we are the only source for sound instruction. Overall, I think the field is wide open for a bit of everything. This group includes folks from the ADL, IBM, Sun, etc. No needs assessment, no functional spec, no design -- just get that ppt deck going and slap some e-learning together. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.