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Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

Previously when I discussed freeform and template-based rapid content authoring tools, I kept software simulation tools aside. The main reason was that such simulation tools are not always used for developing just any type of learning but focused on training content creation for a specific software application or system. The software simulation in turn, can be divided into screen capturing tools and interactive simulation development tools.

How to Record Software Simulation in Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

If you belong to an organization that is involved in developing software, you know how tough it is to create training that will teach your employees how to use software the optimal way. How do you overcome these problems and train your staff effectively so that they become ready to use the tool? E-learning provides the ideal solution to this issue through “ Watch-Try-Do ” simulations. It’s a fairly simple process to record a software simulation in Adobe Captivate.

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Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. For many tools, the answers are as expected. Again, the fact surfaces that not all tools are perfect but each tends to be targeted for specific use cases. While some try doing freeform authoring through a template-based authoring tool.

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

Earlier we’ve mentioned some tools that can assist you in mLearning applications. However, each one needs a fair bit of knowledge and skills before they can actually implement solutions using these tools. However, to alleviate such difficulties, there are some rapid authoring tools available that can create mLearning without needing to acquire the technical skills. Here are some authoring tools that claim to let authors develop content targeted at mobile devices.

9 Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison and Review

Elucidat

New technologies are changing the way learning is delivered. In this article, Steve Penfold reviews nine leading elearning authoring tools. He compares each one based on ease of use, quality of content produced, speed of authoring and scalability. Which is the best authoring tool for you? The best authoring tool for you will depend on a range of factors, including: How much technical expertise you have. Speed and efficiency of authoring.

3 Powerful Rapid Authoring Tools Released in 2016

CommLab India

E-learning development technologies are constantly evolving. Every year, several new authoring tools are released into the market, and 2016 was no exception. Many developers of rapid authoring software have released new products and upgraded their existing tools to meet the changing needs of the technology-enabled learning marketplace, during the course of the year. This powerful rapid authoring tool hit the markets in November 2016.

3 Popular Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools – When to Use What

CommLab India

Do you know which authoring tool is the best option for your training requirement? The use of e-learning authoring tools depends on the training need, complexity of the course, delivery platform – online or on mobiles – timelines, budget, and other factors. With a host of e-learning authoring tools available, choosing the apt authoring tool for your business requirement is not an easy task.

3 Best Tools to Develop Web-based Training (WBT) Courses

CommLab India

Well, among the various aspects that must be taken into consideration, one of the most important is choosing the right e-learning development tool.Today, we will look at 3 popular online course authoring tools that can be used to produce good courses for the web. This is a powerful rapid authoring tool for developing web-based courses. The software can be used to retain most effects of Flash. Adobe Captivate. 3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools.

How to Use Rulers in Adobe Captivate 9 Authoring Tool

CommLab India

Adobe Captivate 9 is the most widely used rapid authoring tool and one of most popular eLearning tools. The tool is known for its capability to develop software simulations and responsive eLearning courses. Related Posts 5 Best Features of Adobe Captivate 9 That Enhance E-learning Adobe Captivate 9: A Few Limitations of a Good Rapid Authoring Tool Adobe Captivate 9 Limitations that Need to be Upgraded [Infographic].

20 Frequently Asked Questions About E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

With hundreds of e-learning development software available in today’s marketplace, choosing the right one which fully meets your training needs can be a major challenge. Authoring tools differ in their suitability for various factors such as learning styles, delivery platforms, file formats, e-learning standards, and the e-learning development process. In case you choose a tool that does not fully meet your training needs, you lose more than just your time and money.

How to Pick the Best Authoring Tool to Convert Legacy E-Learning Courses

CommLab India

A legacy e-learning course refers to an online course developed using Flash, Dreamweaver, XML/HTML, JavaScript or earlier versions of rapid authoring tools. These tools are dated and cannot meet today’s high technological standards. No matter what technology is used, it takes considerable time and effort to develop an e-learning course, not to mention the high costs involved. Most authoring tools in the market support responsive or HTML5 features.

Storyline, Captivate, Lectora – An Evaluation Checklist of 3 Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

Choosing a rapid e-learning authoring tool that suits your training needs completely can be quite a challenging task. You need to consider various aspects such as cost, built-in features, flexibility of the tool, and the output it gives. This blog intends to make it easy for you and help pick the right tool quickly. The eLearning Guild has come out with a report that lists the most desired features in rapid e-learning authoring software.

3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of e-learning development software. You could create any animation or visual using this powerful tool. As of 2014, over 48% of the companies use rapid authoring tools. Today, I will walk you through the features of three widely-used rapid authoring tools which will help you with deciding the right tool depending on your business requirements: Articulate Storyline. Adobe Captivate.

Top 5 E-Books on Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

Technology is also improving to meet these changing requirements. In the e-learning industry, traditional development is being replaced by rapid authoring tools. Rapid e-learning development refers to a new methodology of building e-learning courses quickly as against developing courses in Flash and other legacy tools. Articulate Storyline is a popular rapid authoring tool in the market. Record a software simulation. Adobe Captivate 9.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

I don't know if I've seen this reported by the eLearningGuild , but their reports showed some interesting information about satisfaction levels reported by members on course authoring and rapid eLearning tool satisfaction levels. Courseware Authoring Tool Satisfaction - Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction - I'm only showing tools with 15 or more evaluations. List of Tools and Vendors: Keynote - KnowledgePlanet On-Demand. Vuepoint Adobe Systems, Inc.

5 Advantages of using Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

Adobe Captivate has been a top choice for creating dynamic and engaging e-learning for quite some time now. Creating top-notch software simulations/tutorials has always been its biggest strength. With every version, Adobe makes improvements and also has some neat additions to the tool which make it easier to develop e-learning courseware. And its latest version, Adobe Captivate 9, is no different. Wondering what Adobe Captivate 9 is all about?

7 Tips to Choose the Best Rapid Authoring Tool to Convert Legacy E-learning Courses to HTML5

CommLab India

With mobile devices ceasing to support Flash-based training materials, the demand for Flash to HTML5 conversion tools has gone up. So, choosing the right authoring tool will be your best bet to make your courses HTML5 compatible. Choosing the right tool that suits your purpose can be quite challenging. In this blog, I’ll share 7 tips that will help you select the best e-learning authoring tool for your e-learning project to convert your legacy courses to HTML5.

Guides Rule! The Addition of Rulers and Guides to Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

Adobe Captivate began as a rather simple screen casting tool that made Flash-based movies. Adobe Captivate is an immensely popular tool amongst the e-learning community. What began as a simple screen casting tool is now one of the most widely used authoring tools, alongside Articulate Storyline and Lectora Inspire. At times, knowing how to use an authoring tool is not enough to create good e-learning.

How to Choose the Right Tool to Develop a Web-based Course

CommLab India

Among the various aspects you need to consider, the choice of right authoring tool is inarguably the most important. Today, we will examine the factors you need to consider to zero-in on the right online course authoring tool. Cost of the Tool. Ensure the cost of the online course development tool fits your budget. What are the e-learning development assets (templates and images) provided by the tool’s developer?

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Since the birth of elearning, a pair of innovative software giants have carved out their place as industry favorites: Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. But with the rise of modern cloud-based authoring software, many learning managers and designers are looking for a resolution to the contemporary learning pains that come from desktop-based authoring tools. The authoring basics. Overcoming the authoring skills gap.

How to Choose the Best Instructional Design Tools: 9 Things to Consider

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Are you looking for an instructional design tool that will make the process less daunting? Whether you’re a novice or seasoned instructional designer (ID), you need specialized software to build engaging and compelling courses. Fortunately, there’s a gamut of tools out there; however, finding the right one that meets your needs might not be that easy. Types of Instructional Design Tools. ID software is just about authoring, isn’t it? Author Bio.

Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9 & Lectora Inspire 16: The Infinity War

CommLab India

In my previous blog, E-learning Authoring Tools: The Civil War , we have seen the comparison between the top three preferred e-learning rapid authoring tools – Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and Lectora Inspire 16. These features will help you identify the strengths of these tools. In this blog, we will see a few pros and cons of the three tools. This will help you zero-in on the tool that could best fulfill your needs.

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Since the birth of elearning, a pair of innovative software giants have carved out their place as industry favorites: Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. But with the rise of modern cloud-based authoring software, many learning managers and designers are looking for a resolution to the contemporary learning pains that come from desktop-based authoring tools. The Authoring Basics. Overcoming the authoring skills gap.

3 Adobe Captivate E-learning Examples

CommLab India

Adobe Captivate was first introduced to be a screen capture tool under the name Flashcam. Its evolution as an e-learning authoring tool started after an eHelp Corporation based in San Diego acquired it and released it as Robo Demo. Not too long after that, Macromedia acquired eHelp and released the software under the name Captivate which was later acquired by Adobe Systems. Software Application Training. Learning Technology Adobe Captivate

From our Expert’s Desk: A Review of Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

Of the many e-learning rapid authoring tools available in the market today, Adobe’s Captivate is certainly one of the best. It was just a screen recording tool when it was first launched under the name FlashCam , but over the years it has evolved into a full-fledged e-learning rapid authoring tool. Now it is widely used to develop not only high quality software simulations, but also interactive online learning courses.

Features of Adobe Captivate 9 Introduced/Enhanced in 2016

CommLab India

The e-learning authoring, tool Adobe Captivate 9, popular for its stunning software simulations, has been updated twice in 2016 and the versions are named 9.0.1 Healthy competition between e-learning software providers has always benefited the e-learning community. Now users can access the community portal directly within Adobe Captivate 9 or from the web. Click assets on the toolbar to download or import adobe stock assets.

Developing Simulations for End-user ERP training Using Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Usually in a classroom setting, trainers demonstrate how to use the software and how it works. This risk-free or test environment can be created using simulations. Using simulations, you can show the step-by-step process of the ERP system and allow the learner practice in a safe, interactive environment as if they were in a live ERP environment. Now let’s see how to create and convert those screenshots into simulation-based software training.

Too Little Time to Develop E-learning? Go for Rapid Development!

CommLab India

Projects that require extensive simulations, or any end-to-end e-learning development for that matter, usually take time. When they have a real and immediate training challenge to be addressed, most of them opt for rapid development tools. Apart from having a less turnaround time, rapid development is about using smart, sophisticated tools/software to craft e-learning courses swiftly, without compromising on quality. Learning Technology Rapid Elearning Development

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources - eLearning Technology , July 13, 2010 I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. As authors of Disrupting Class, a useful manifesto on how innovation will change “the way the world learns&#. This is a social resource as it also provides the opportunity for you to provide your own experiences of using social tools for learning. eLearning Technology. Adobe Captivate (32).

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Know All about Lectora Inspire 16

CommLab India

It comes with a unique set of tools and programming flexibility. Responsive e-learning has made Lectora a favorite of the learning technology community. Limited Version of Camtasia – Though it’s a powerful tool for screen capturing, users may not be able to use some features, as this is the limited version. So developing software simulations takes extra efforts. Biggest Tools Package - You will get a number of tools with the Lectora 16 suite.

Top 21 Online Learning Websites You Should Know About

CommLab India

CommLab India is a global e-learning company known for creatively combining the best practices of adult learning with technology to provide effective training solutions – anytime, anywhere, and on any device. It has delivered high-impact training for Product Sales , Software , and Compliance to 100+ organizations in close to 30+ countries. Authoring Tools. Choosing a good authoring tool is very important to develop effective online learning.

Creating a Virtual ERP Tour for End-users with Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

They need to get acquainted with the different features and functions of the software so that they know which function to perform in a given context. Software Application Simulations. Software application simulations are models that show end-users how to perform a particular task on a software application and let them practice the demonstrated task. Learning Technology Articulate StorylineLet’s admit.

How to Create A 30 Minute Course in Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Not really; designers today have access to various authoring tools that help create great e-learning courses in a short span of time, and the authoring tool winning this race is none other than Articulate Storyline! Create the Storyboard Within the Tool. Many designers don’t realize that Articulate Storyline’s resemblance to PowerPoint enables them create the storyboard in the tool itself. Learning Technology Articulate Storyline

WBT Development Toolbox

Learning Developments

One of the tasks I've been working on is selecting a tool kit for creating the content. All the products I selected have the following attributes: Create SCORM 1.2/2004 packages Questions and quiz functionality is powerful Easy to add audio soundtracks in to content Import a course story board created in PowerPoint Relatively easy to use compared to other tools in the market Easy to create highly interactive content Articulate. I choose Lectora as the next piece of my tool kit.

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Learning Developments: WBT Development Toolbox

Learning Developments

One of the tasks Ive been working on is selecting a tool kit for creating the content. This product really makes a lot of sense and its integration with PowerPoint makes it easy for more people to become involved in the authoring process. There are certain courses that this tool will work very well for and save lots of development time. Lectora I choose Lectora as the next piece of my tool kit. Captivate The last content authoring tool I choose was Captivate.

Ted Nelson’s Unbook

Jay Cross

Wikipedia says: Administrators of Project Xanadu have declared it an improvement over the World Wide Web, saying “Today’s popular software simulates paper. Let’s see here, we have a nearly forty-year old incomplete software environment named for a famously mysterious and incomplete poem written by an author high on opium. Like the software, the pieces are there but they haven’t been glued together. Most authority is malignant.