Best e-Content Development Tools in the Business

Hurix Digital

Rapidly evolving technologies are changing the way we develop and deliver online content. Content authoring tools, also known as e-content development tools, have become a popular means to create digital content. Adobe Captivate.

Adobe Device Central: Great Support for mLearning Development

Upside Learning

One of the key challenges associated with mLearning development is to manage development across varied types of devices and platforms. Adobe’s Device Central is an application bundled with Adobe’s Creative Suite [which includes tools like Flash Professional, Photoshop, Dreamweaver etc.] It helps preview and test any content developed for various mobile devices using the Creative Suite.

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How to Design 508 Compliant eLearning Courses

Infopro Learning

Most browsers do not allow e-Learning developers to accommodate larger text, which makes resizing font even more difficult. On the other hand, picking up a stronger color contrasts makes it easier for color blind learners to view your content. Navigation can be simplified by providing an easy to navigate Table of Contents. Finally, avoid adding multiple clicks and links to access content. Content Development Instructional Design

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Emerging technologies & challenges in e-Learning content creation: Global resourcing to rescue

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The dynamics of e-Learning Industry have recently witnessed swift changes due to emergence of new technologies in recent past. Delivery platforms are seeing a paradigm shift from desktops to mobiles & tablet computers, operating systems are transiting from Windows to Android and iOS, programming tools maturing from Adobe Flash to HTML 5, Rapid Authoring tools are also going through a metamorphosis and so on so forth. Emerging Platforms - Pressure on e-Learning Development.

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. In this article, we explore Elucidat as an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate – to help you decide if it’s time to make the move to cloud-based authoring. With each of these authoring tools, you can: Create SCORM-compliant elearning content. Include multi-media content.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 The content has already been written for the classroom. The course will be developed using a Lectora-style system that produces what is essentially an HTML/javascript page turner. Interactions should be basic form-based questions created within the development application. Online Course Development: What Does It Cost? Is there consensus on the content?

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Easy to Use, Easy to Love: Adobe Captivate Prime is Ideal for Enterprise Training

MeetingOne on eLearning

Then, we consider how one of the Leaders from that G2 Report is tackling these issues: Adobe Captivate Prime. The reference standard for an LMS remains the Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM), specifically, SCORM 1.2. It creates duplication of content. Trainers and instructional designers want the content they create to be used across courses and for multiple purposes, without its duplication coming into play. #4. Very flexible content management, indeed!

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 In this, Eric suggests the following minimum measures: Networking patterns - the relationship between people and content categories, the network make up or profile (business unit, job, level, etc), key brokers and influencers by content category, and the degree of networking across silos. eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0

How to Make Elearning Accessible: Insights from the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The Learning Dispatch

A week at the CSUN Assistive Technology conference in San Diego leaves the mind reeling. What I’d really like to talk about though, is the way that accessibility, the process and principle of making content available to those with disabilities, relates to elearning. Drawing from various presentations, I’d suggest that accessibility can inform elearning in four areas in particular: the design process, content development, course production, and module testing.

How to Make Elearning Accessible: Insights from the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The Learning Dispatch

A week at the CSUN Assistive Technology conference in San Diego leaves the mind reeling. What I’d really like to talk about though, is the way that accessibility, the process and principle of making content available to those with disabilities, relates to elearning. Drawing from various presentations, I’d suggest that accessibility can inform elearning in four areas in particular: the design process, content development, course production, and module testing.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry I listened in this afternoon to the Adobe seminar: Overview of the eLearning Industry. Overview of the eLearning Industry The evolving state of the industry Host: Ellen Wagner, Adobe Guest Speaker: Chris Howard, Principal Analyst at Bersin Associates (research and advisory firm in corporate training and performance management) Research done by Bersin in the last several months.

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. Authorware merged with MacroMind/Paracomp to become Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe. The sad thing is that the technology is just as willing to disseminate e-learning that’s boring. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W.

Top E-learning Authoring Tools to Create Interactive Training Courses – Rapid E-Learning for Effective Training

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Today, elearning authoring tools are playing a significant role in the development of training courseware. With the continuous evolution of the training and development industry, the scope of using rapid authoring tools is also increasing. With evolving learning needs, it is crucial to repurpose the training content and update learners with the latest information. There is a myriad of benefits of rapid e learning tools for content development.

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. Authorware merged with MacroMind/Paracomp to become Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe. The sad thing is that the technology is just as willing to disseminate e-learning that’s boring. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W.

E-Learning Authoring Tools Characterized

The E-Learning Curve

E-Learning authoring tools are part of a larger organizational infrastructure and learning ecosystem which typically includes hardware, software, content delivery mechanisms, and processes that support the delivery and management of learning programs. Broadly speaking, an authoring tool is a software package which developers use to create and package content for delivery to end users.

EdTech Tools and Apps For Creating Knowledge-Based Content

InSync Training

We opened this series by introducing six technology toolbox compartments that are used in blended learning to provide content, develop interaction, and perform assessment. This week, we’ll start our deeper dive into these compartments by looking at knowledge and content technology tools and apps. I use the standard tools and apps including Microsoft Office Suite , Google Docs , Open Office , Adobe Acrobat , InDesign , and Framemaker.

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

There is still a lack of standardization across devices and amongst networks across geographical areas resulting in mlearning content development being somewhat constrained. Before beginning to develop mLearning on their own, they should keep in mind some technical considerations. Here are some authoring tools that claim to let authors develop content targeted at mobile devices. Simple form-based content authoring with support for interlinking the content.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). The reason was simple– it was an easier way to achieve the multimedia integration needed to deliver engaging content over variety of media (standalone CD based and then transitioning to web based). This means learning content can’t yet be delivered to mobile devices.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). The reason was simple– it was an easier way to achieve the multimedia integration needed to deliver engaging content over variety of media (standalone CD based and then transitioning to web based). This means learning content can’t yet be delivered to mobile devices.

LMS IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES Part 2: The Team

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

    Here are the primary roles necessary for any LMS implementation team: LMS Administrator, Project Manager, Authors/Content Developers, and IT/Web Integrators.       Authors grapple with another immense component of the implementation: content. Often  Often organizations have pre-existing learning content that needs to be blended into existing content. is an Adobe Captivate Prime and Adobe Connect expert.

LMS IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES Part 2: The Team

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

    Here are the primary roles necessary for any LMS implementation team: LMS Administrator, Project Manager, Authors/Content Developers, and IT/Web Integrators.       Authors grapple with another immense component of the implementation: content. Often  Often organizations have pre-existing learning content that needs to be blended into existing content. is an Adobe Captivate Prime and Adobe Connect expert.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). The reason was simple– it was an easier way to achieve the multimedia integration needed to deliver engaging content over variety of media (standalone CD based and then transitioning to web based). This means learning content can’t yet be delivered to mobile devices.

Multimedia Wars: Flash or HTML5

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For developers, it has been good times as they have been given room to explore different mediums – including one that has shown immense success – Video. But with increased number of viewing devices, from the early desktops to laptops and now, smart-phones, there is more than one factor that influences e-learning developers’ choice of applications, software or standards used to build training. To save your content being illegally downloaded, Flash seems to be the better option again.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Today’s market can be categorized in various ways, but we see three distinct segments: CORPORATE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE: This involves a broad spectrum of business-oriented solutions, from customer education and channel partner training, to employee skills development, compliance and talent management. Often, different groups share common content requirements, yet each creates and maintains its own content. 14 Built-In Content Authoring Becomes a Must.

Less Time? Less Money? Think ELearning Authoring Tools

CommLab India

You have an existing classroom course content – it could be PPTs developed by trainers, related videos, training material shared with participants as PDF documents or spiral-bound hard copies. You also have digital content developed by the marketing or HR department. All these form the raw material for developing your e-learning course. Most popular ones are Articulate 360, Lectora Inspire, and Adobe Captivate. Learning Technology rapid authoring tools

Back to basics: What is SCORM?

Elucidat

SCORM stands for Shareable Content Object Reference Model. SCOs – or Shareable Content Objects – are the individual trackable pieces of elearning, so these might be whole courses or one page. SCORM was originally developed in 1999 when there was a need to standardize the way elearning was built so it could be hosted across LMSs. A newer standard, xAPI (sometimes called Tin Can) has been developed.

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Rapid Authoring Tools: A Boon for E-learning

CommLab India

The word ‘rapid’ suggests the development of e-learning course can be quickly done using these tools. A traditional development process of designing an e-learning course may take several months, with complexities at every step. These are the reasons for authoring tools to become so popular: Rapid Development of e-Learning Courses: You would be surprised to know that by using authoring tools you can cut down at least 40% of time needed to develop the same course, traditionally.

Why Engaging eLearning and a Fancy LMS is Not Enough

eLearning Architect

Investing time and money on the development of high quality eLearning and implementing a fancy LMS is not enough to guarantee an experience your learners are going to enjoy. This article will explore some important concepts that will help you understand the relationship between these technologies. We must think about the journey that a learner experiences from when they arrive at the LMS through to when they begin to engage with the content.

eLearning Software for Blended Learning

B Online Learning

This blog is the continuation for this series on the how’s and why’s of developing and delivering a good blended learning experience for the learner. This one looks at the second platform for the delivery of your blended course, the eLearning development software. In a nutshell the eLearning development software you use needs two things – it needs to be flexible and it needs to be functionally robust. Shareable content templates across multiple developers.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Throw out your learning technology playbook. Are you in the learning technology or content business ? How can learning technology help them resolve immediate issues? Start there. • Move Customers Through the Learning Content Maturity Curve. Every LMS customer operates at a different point along the learning content journey, from live instructor-led-training to virtual classroom delivery to self-paced online content.

Top 5 Training Material Development Software

Continu

A strong training material development software is key to staying current with technological and industry advancements. You want your training and development program to drive employee skill development. The issue is developing training materials takes time to tweak and even more time to develop from scratch. In order to make your decision a bit easier, we pulled together the top 5 training material development software companies.

How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

During the last decade, the association has accumulated a wealth of learning-related content in its LMS. However, finding the desired content type, format and size — on-demand — was a struggle. Learners who couldn’t locate desired content in the moment of need either abandoned the LMS or called the association for personalized assistance. They are built to find content, support mobile devices, gamification and social interactions.

HTML5 benefits outshining limitations

Aptara

The idea of creating content along a new model may be intimidating for some. A recent Talking New Media guest post by Aquafada Communications Manager Jake Sebastian indicated that organizations hoping to publish their content on more than one platform should make HTML5 part of their approach. Sebastian stated that another HTML5 advantage is the lack of development cost when compared to the obvious alternative of creating apps to suit iOS and Android devices.

Latest HTML5 convert: YouTube

Aptara

The gradual expansion of HTML5-powered technology across the Internet has been ongoing for years now. Ever since Apple made the calculated decision that its devices could get by without Adobe Flash, the pressure has been on for content providers to find a new way forward. Powering through its early challenges such as a lack of compatibility with old Web browsing software, HTML5 has proved its case among an increasing group of developers. Digital Content Development.

Flash: an End of an Era – What You Need To Know

Aptara

In 1996 Macromedia first introduced the Flash Player, developed to play videos, animations, and audio and to support enhanced interactivity in web browsers. Soon Flash became a source of frustration for the world’s largest technology companies such as Apple, Google, and Facebook. Increases in the use of mobile devices for learning, and the maturity of HTML5 to present content over the web, have also led to a decrease in the development of content supporting Adobe Flash Player.

A Conversation with Michael Allen–ADDIE, SAM & the Future of ID

Kapp Notes

Allen is a leader in the field of design, developing and delivering online instruction. He founded the computer-based course authoring tool Authorware in 1984 and later formed Macromedia through a merger which was then bought by Adobe Systems. He has just released a new book, Leaving Addie for SAM: An Agile Model for Developing the Best Learning Experiences in which he describes what he calls the Successive approximation Model (SAM).

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Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. 7) Health Education Content. And as always, if you want to discuss your learning technology needs with an independent advisor, I’m happy to conduct a free preliminary phone consultation at your convenience. (To 1) LEARNING TECHNOLOGY OFFERS. Contact Randy Jones , VP of Business Development & Strategy.). An LMS for continuous development.

Without Les Paul I wouldn’t be an E-Learning Professional

The E-Learning Curve

I'd like you to consider this: if you work in e-learning or digital media content development you probably wouldn't have a job without Les Paul’s influence and inventions. All of these developments occurred because of Les Paul's innovations in multitracking 60 years ago. And it was his musical artistry and fame as a recording artist (with his then-wife Mary Ford) that popularized the technology in a way no 'man in a white coat' could ever have.

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HTML5 development poised to rise, Apple responsible

Aptara

HTML5 development poised to rise, Apple responsible. Working in the HTML5 coding language has remained an intriguing proposition for content developers over the past few years. As such, HTML5 conversion and development have cemented their position in discourse, helped along every once in a while by an announcement from one or other of the constantly competing tech giants that make up the overall IT industry. Information Technology. Digital Content Development.

The Importance of Being an Instructional Designer

Origin Learning

Typically, all eLearning courses consist of three components; the content, the visual elements, and the technology that powers the eLearning course to work seamlessly across devices. In addition to this, Instructional Designers also need to familiarize themselves with authoring tools that help create eLearning content with ease. We published a post that teaches you to use Adobe Spark to create functional eLearning courses with ease. Going Beyond Content.