Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

eLearning 24-7

I suspected that the expo would feature a large quantity of rapid content authoring tools. Not so much, from what I saw – some of the tools were underwhelming (granted some were quite impressive), but rather how the vendors themselves perceived where the market is going and what customers want in their authoring tools. Back in 2000, the knock on rapid content authoring tools were they “pre-template” driven solutions.

Interactivity in Software Tutorials?

Adobe Captivate

Whenever a comparison of eLearning authoring tools is published, Captivate still is considered to be the best tool for creation of software tutorials. Too bad that most authors seem to forget that meanwhile it has become to most versatile authoring tool, and is probably more used for its other features (compliance training, scenario training to mention only a few). There are many alternatives to Captivate’s Video Demo. Intro.

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Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products

Tony Karrer

In this post we’ll discuss some really useful stuff, text-to-speech tools that are integrated with an authoring solution. The tool must make this very easy and intuitive. Let's look at how the tools stand up to requirements 2-4.

Creating interactive and engaging e-content: Experiences with Articulate Storyline

G-Cube

Rapid authoring tools are the prompt solution that most e-content developers adopt to cater to these increasing needs. Articulate Storyline is a rapid authoring tool that has fast garnered popularity within a year of its launch in early 2012.

Adobe RoboHelp 11: Sharing Resources via Dropbox

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

From the top of the Resource Manager pod, I clicked the Add Shared Location tool. Alternatively, you can click the Browse button and manually locate your Dropbox folder.). When content isn't synchronized, it's likely that team members aren't using the same content.

Product Review: Knoodle

eLearning 24-7

Video goes in and out with the audio – They explain it has to do with the latest version of Flash, but how about coming up with an alternative. Sure you can use an alternative browser, but the vast majority of people don’t do it. Under Synchronization.

Free L&D webinars for October 2019

Limestone Learning

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 4:30PM – 5:30PM PT: Speed Dating L&D Tech Tools (Free for members) You don’t have to be geeky to jazz up your courses with some new and easy tech. as she introduces tools to help you engage the audience, create awesome materials, and save time doing it.

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In Challenging Times: Make Lemonade in eLearning

Litmos

Authors do it; in Eric Barker’s Barking Up the Wrong Tree , his parenthetical asides really add to the experience. If there’s a synchronous cohort, do group assignments. These work better asynchronously, of course, but they can be leveraged synchronously.

Creating Accessible eLearning: What You Need to Know

Trivantis

Alternative Text. One of the most essential and straightforward methods for creating accessible content is to provide alternative text, or text equivalents, for course elements like graphics, audio, and video. Provide short, descriptive alternative text for images.

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

Capterra LMS Software comparison provides the following filters , a good indication of these trends: Asynchronous Learning. Synchronous Learning. Built-in Course Authoring. Asynchronous Vs. Synchronous Learning. Built-in Course Authoring.

Digital Video: 10 Ways to Experience Modern Learning Live and On-Demand

Talented Learning

Here are some of the most popular ways organizations are improving learning experiences with live video streaming and on-demand content: 1) Virtual Online Meeting Tools. That’s because they were developed as administrative tools to support mandated workplace compliance training.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

You have many important decisions that need to be made ranging from issues related to the use of technology to required facilities to instructional design to software development and media production. IT professionals including network engineers, software developers, database engineers and technical support staff. Phase 4: Software Development. Environmental (hardware, software, bandwidth, etc.) Synchronous e-Learning.

How to Create Free Closed Captioning Text

Rapid eLearning

Alternatives to Free Closed Captioning? There are a few alternatives that make the text available to the end user. Let’s say you do want closed captioning in your online training and you want the text synchronized to the audio narration.

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Developing Online Courses Accessible to All – 4 Aspects to Consider

CommLab India

So, it is necessary to provide appropriate alternative text to describe each visual. A screen reader reads out this alternative text, so that the learner can understand what the image depicts. And, for videos, you need to provide synchronized captions.

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

LearnUpon

Authoring tool: Software used to develop content for online learning and training programs. There are many commercial authoring tools on the market, including Elucidat , Articulate Storyline , Adobe Captivate , iSpring Pro , and Camtasia.

Key update for Adobe Presenter

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Presenter, one of the key rapid authoring tools in the Adobe eLearning suite , will be releasing an important product update in the next few weeks. It would now be possible to work with and synchronize PowerPoint SmartArt animations. Resolved issues where alternative text inserted using PowerPoint was not being exposed to screen readers.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Does a sense of community matter in online training?

KnowledgeOne

Firstly, because eLearning programs pose particular challenges due to, sometimes, lack of synchronicity, or the “face-to-face” interaction of learners with teachers/trainers, or even with their peers. We are social beings: our need for belonging outweighs our need for dominance.

mylearningworx - a reflection on the launch event

Learning Rocks

There are a couple of players - Lynda.com is a video based elearning platform focusing largely on software and programming, and there are quite a few in languages (I even wrote about one, JapanesePod101.com for e.learning age some years ago - not much in that in itself but the editor of that magazine is one of the directors of mylearningworx!) Will I be authoring a course and selling it?

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

The ability to move seamlessly from one device experience to another will be critical with complete synchronization of our learning progress, status, achievements, etc.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

One year ago today, I offered nine predictions running the gamut of hardware, software, industry players and general market movements based on trends we were experiencing in the commercial mobile learning marketplace; here’s my analysis of where these predictions landed twelve months later.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

In the same article, Thompson quotes Jane McGonigal, a game designer and author of Reality is Broken , to help us understand why games work. While games like these provide a fun alternative to boring quizzes, they do not provide context.

Master your LMS implementation with this checklist

LearnUpon

There are two broad options for courses: Upload content which has been created with an authoring tool – these eLearning standard formats include SCORM and xAPI. Alternatively, you can use LearnUpon’s course builder.

Developing a Section 508 Compliant E-learning Course

CommLab India

A simpler alternative is to provide a Table of Contents to easily navigate through the course. Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and Lectora Inspire are rapid e-learning authoring tools that help develop Section 508 compliant courses. What tools did you use?

Top 10 Higher Ed/EDU LMSs for 2017

eLearning 24-7

Honestly, on the HE side, you should change from synchronous based to asynchronous based. . I’m not talking about video conferencing/web conferencing, because synchronous learning isn’t about that, rather it relates to the course/learning design. A good tiding to you all.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life and Gender

Learning Visions

As e-Learning strategists and practitioners pushing these cutting edge tools, weve got to make sure that the tools suit the audience. Should we be looking at alternative virtual worlds such as Protosphere ? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, July 13, 2007 Second Life and Gender Theres been a great conversation about Second Life and gender and the bleeding edge in the comments on my recent post.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free) - eLearning 24-7 , June 7, 2010. 4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great - Mindflash , October 21, 2010. Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3 - eLearning 24-7 , September 14, 2010. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010: Final list, presentation and more - Jane Hart - Pick of the Day , October 18, 2010. Towards an alternative e-learning - Onlignment , December 13, 2010.

#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

New features include m-learning on the iPad with native app (no on/off synch), integrates with Yammer, themes, custom URL, assessment tool, the authoring tool is the key component, help and feedback tab. While the pricing is outrageous and the Saba as a whole seems better suited as a HCM, their learning suite is a better alternative than those who want Cornerstone OnDemand.

Here’s an idea to free college: 100% asynchronous based courses (self-paced), yeah e-learning

eLearning 24-7

I won’t go into my diatribe on why synchronous based learning is setup to fail, why students who dislike online learning usually refer it to the courses themselves (the way they appear specifically and the content involved tied to how it looks) and why MOOCs are a way for companies to offer their employees an alternative yet free method of learning. . who are right now using 3rd party authoring tools, which will create asynchronous based courses.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

It should provide access to courses when those are relevant, resources/job aids, and eCommunity tools too. These 12 Tutorials Teach You How to Build an Interactive E-Learning Course - Rapid eLearning Blog , May 4, 2010 It’s a fact that you CAN build effective elearning with rapid elearning tools. All it requires is that you craft a sound learning strategy and get the most out of your tools. Today the big news is Scribd Switches to HTML5; Adobe To Make Tools for HTML5.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. Authoring Tool. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

The road ahead : I am presently developing detailed role descriptions, community guidelines, role assessment tools, and the identification of appropriate learning products and offerings. Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2010 With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong? tools into their practices.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

As predicted, the methods and tools needed for mobile content authoring and delivery also matured a generation or two over the “season” and a few new use cases for mobile learning appeared too. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!

Breakthrough eLearning: Year-End Reflections

Breakthrough eLearning

But in the end, if someone is not ready to believe that an alternative training method can produce results, it is no use banging your head against the wall. They believe that the answer to all their problems lies in finding the right LMS, LCMS, or authoring tool.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace

Learning Visions

Ive been asking various questions about technology and tools in order to get a sense of where people are at, while also soliciting ideas and input for improving the use of technology to support learning throughout their member organization. If 3D synchronous learning is indeed the wave of the future, Id say this gender divide in SL speaks to the need for more corporately-styled virtual worlds such as Protosphere by Protonmedia or OLIVE by Forterra.