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. PENS was created in 2005 by AICC as a new interoperability standard.

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

Should be able to import/export content (like PPT, DOC, or simple HTML), and allow for edits after import. 2004, AICC). I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content.

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Free: PowerPoint to Flash in One Click

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PPT,PPS,PPTX,PPSX) keeping its visual parameters, animation effects and slide transitions, audio narrations, video and Flash objects after conversion. To create Flash files viewable on any device from your PowerPoint presentations, just install iSpring Free, open your PowerPoint presentation, click Quick Publish and get Flash slideshows from your PPT presentations in just a few seconds. The Presenter version of the product includes SCORM/AICC and quizmaking components - costs $399.

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How to select the right authoring tool

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In the authoring tool world: PowerPoint focused authoring tool, Basically you know PPT, love it and want the ability to build within it and then convert your PPT to a Course. You have objects, elements, layers (in many cases) along with an option to go tree or not, with some allowing the “slide” like view too; you can also create a course with PPT slides only, but that is not the ideal target.

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

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The new iSpring Pro 7 – currently in beta adds additional powerhouse features, including PPT to HTML5 output (which right now is a standalone product). #8 and SCORM/AICC. While their Slideshark app for the iPad is nifty, it is not the only product that showcases PPT and is free.

How to convert a PowerPoint to SCORM

LearnUpon

There are other formats such as AICC, xAPI, but SCORM is still the dominant player. Choose the PPT you want to use and click open. Presentations are the most popular way to train others on a particular topic.

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E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is.well…

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Some people might convert their PPT to a video (it can be done) OR they have that production facility and shoot their own high quality videos OR they purchase 3rd party content video courses. SCORM 2004 3rd edition, SCORM 2004 4th edition (rarely used), AICC, PENS – all of which are compliance standards, each with strengths and minuses. . As you are aware I am not a fan of AICC – useful in early 2000’s, but IMO not that useful today.

Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013

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SCORM/AICC. AICC/SCORM, SCORM 1.2, Uses a PowerPoint like layout, albeit it shows a hierarchy approach which many people will like – so if you think this is nothing more than PPT in appearance – trust me it is not. Welcome to my yearly Halloween Edition. This year we will focus on the top ten authoring tools for 2013. Each one has a frightful story to tell. Shocking? You bet. Hide under the covers?

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

Supports multiple formats — avi, wmv, mpg, mov, flv, m4v, ppt, pptx, pdf, mp3, zip, doc, or swf. 2004, AICC, xAPI. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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State of the Authoring Tool Industry

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PowerPoint still reigns – If you are a course purist, the idea that PPT should be seen as an authoring tool should make you grumble with disgust. . Yes, you can use it for many different things, and yes, Microsoft has an add-on that turns PPT into something similar to Adobe Presenter. At least SCORM support – Plenty still support AICC. When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind. Bewilderment and Confusion.

Hell in a Cell Between Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and LectoraInspire 16

CommLab India

PPT Import. There is a possibility to download supporting documents from within the eLearning module (PDF, PPT, MS Word, EXE, ZIP, PNG, JPG, etc.). All are compatible with SCORM, AICC standards, and Tin Can API.

Product Review: BlueVolt

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SCORM, AICC. Under course is a PPT 2010 QRC, yet under the categories section, you see “downloadable reference” Guess what? At one time BlueVolt was just a spark, a system among many other systems in the market. Those days are gone forever.

LMS Potluck

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If an LMS or any of the other subsets want to pitch themselves as a micro-learning system (first and foremost), fine, but let’s remember that nearly every system out there, allows you to create micro-learning courses (via a third party authoring tool, PPT, if they have an AT in their system, etc.), AICC – It’s passed it usefulness.

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. Also SCORM 1.2 & AICC. 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. In 2010, the RCAT market continued its upswing and nothing indicates to me it will be changing anytime soon. Some acquisitions, some goodbyes, but overall very strong.

ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

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Basically, you can add your PPT, MP4, assessment, word docs, etc. along with the course you have uploaded into one nice package and view it within that player; or just have the course you uploaded – SCORM/AICC and xAPI, HTML5. Well hello there! Back after a few grueling weeks first in Australia then in Orlando, speaking at ATD. Before diving into the conference itself, for those who are unaware, I have signed a book deal with ATD Publishing. .

Break it down! (No it’s not Hammer Time! Yet)

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Yeah, you can upload word docs, PPT, etc. I’m not a fan of AICC – IMO in the past, but the same structure follows as the authoring tool above. During the past 14.5 years, I have seen firsthand what works, what doesn’t and what is really going on behind the scenes. I’ve also learned firsthand, how to make it work in any vertical and any industry. Without just jumping around. Pitfall the Game- It’s a Jungle out there. Authoring Tools.

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