9 Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison and Review

Elucidat

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? Comparing authoring tools?

What is an eLearning Authoring Tool? What is the Best eLearning Authoring Software?

Pinlearn

If you are new to the eLearning sphere, you must be confused about numerous eLearning authoring tools available in the market. In fact, most of us even don’t have a clear comprehension of these awesome tools, and even confuse them for other types of content editing tools. In this article, we will learn everything about these software solutions and understand how an authoring tool works in eLearning. What is an authoring tool?

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ELearning course development: How to choose the right authoring tool

Ed App

Choosing an eLearning authoring tool can sometimes feel like an effort even bigger than actually creating a course, however it is the key driver of learning course development. So check which devices will be supported by your authoring tool. MicroLearning Authoring.

Free eLearning authoring tools: What to look for

Ed App

There’s a mind-boggling choice of free eLearning authoring tools to choose from. This article details what the best features to look for when L&D professionals are choosing one. What are free eLearning authoring tools? eLearning authoring tools vary in quality.

7 Essential Skills & Training Tools For Trainers

TalentLMS

And, are there tools of training and development you should know about? In this article, you’ll get the answers to all these questions. Then, we’ll recommend some of the best tools for training that trainers can use to simplify workloads as well as enhance their courses.

Top Tools for Online Teaching

eFront

Recently Top5 Online colleges.org published a list of the 99 Top Tools For Online Teaching , including eFront. The list includes some of our favorite resources too so heres an extract of the article. Teaching Tools & Technologies. eLearning Tools education teaching

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6 Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Learning Game Design at #ASTDTK14

Bottom-Line Performance

When we started, we found lots of books and articles on game design – but not much on learning game design. Here is a summary of six lessons we’ve learned. ” For those who are curious – we used a tool called Construct2 to create the game.

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20 Free Online Resources and Software Every Students Should Know

Pinlearn

Massive Open Online Courses, online academies & software have sprung up as the most logical evolutionary entities that can help students focus on self-driven instructions, customized content and resource management. fxSolver is a mathematical tool developed by a learned-mathematicians and experienced programmers. This software lets you solve engineering and scientific equations. Anyone can download this open-source tool and get access to its source code.

What is the best eLearning authoring software?

Ed App

The market is flooded with eLearning authoring software, so which do you choose. In this article we’ll highlight the key requirements that make for the best elearning authoring software solution in an effort to save your organisation time, money and the stress of training your employees. Save yourself time and effort by embracing microlearning and breaking down your lessons into bite-sized chunks of information. Learning is fun when lessons are fun.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Many of these tools and services are free or have a free trial period, which can encourage you to experiment in a small way at first. Podcasts are fairly easy for anyone to make and with the free downloadable software, Audacity , it becomes an inexpensive option.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

A truly excellent article by Matt Thompson, titled An Antidote for Web Overload , addresses the reasons behind Wikipedia’s increasing replacement of traditional news sites as the go-to source for breaking news items.

7 Must have features of an instructional design software and recommendations

Wizcabin

An instructional design software is useful in ensuring that the ID process is effective, easy and efficient. However, before picking up tools, it is important to analyze and understand your instructional design process and requirements. Uses of instructional design software.

When Technology is your Friend: Regaining Control of your Content

Challenge to Learn

A good starting point is to choose e-learning tools that are simple enough to pick up and use instantly. Advanced tools go hand in hand with additional features, but they give less control to third parties who manage the content. Helping educators select a new tool.

Thursday’s Trending eLearning Topic: Variables

Trivantis

You may have noticed that Wendy Miller, our Lead Content Developer, has been sharing an ongoing series of blog articles—and they’re all about variables! Here are a few more articles from the blog on variables. Using Variables in Lectora eLearning Software.

24 New Lectora Online Support Videos You Should Watch

eLearning Brothers

Support.eLearningBrothers.com is your source for tutorials and how-to videos related to all your favorite eLearning authoring tools. Take a look at all the videos and articles from eLearning Brothers Support now: Support.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

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. Best of eLearning Learning.

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Embedding social learning into texts and enterprise software

Jay Cross

You talk about the lessons. Joe told me the PLATO system had a key which enabled you to page the author of the material you were working with. The video reminded my of an article Tony, Eilif Trondsen, and I wrote for eLearn magazine, Another Life: Virtual Worlds as Tools for Learning. Learning is social. Business is social. People are social. So why are so many of the forays into learning technology anti-social?

Digitization, individualization and self-determined learning belong together

Adobe Captivate

In several previous articles (see below) I already discussed how digital education might look like, but instead of seeing the enormous opportunities, I am repeatedly confronted with various prejudices. The computer is a tool and not the content.

Too many meetings. Too little time?

Clear Lessons

According to David Bolchover , an award-winning business journalist and author of three books on management and the workplace, meetings – whether virtual or face to face – aren’t popular in the world of work, so why do we have so many of them? Clear Lessons Foundation.

How to Sell Online Courses from your own website – You Should Know

Pinlearn

I’m writing this article to tell you that it’s a good business proposition to sell online courses from your own website. Ubersuggest is a keyword tool designed by Neil Patel. This tool gives you an overview of volume, seasonality, cost per click data, competitive intelligence, keyword suggestions, etc. Each module should be broken down into lessons. Duration of each video lesson should be anywhere between 2 and 10 minutes. Use e-learning turnkey software.

16 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 17

Upside Learning

Beginning Instructional Authoring: Get Clipped. A series on rapid authoring, starting with the considerations to be adhered to while using clip art in a rapid eLearning authoring tool. Lesson for us – avoid them! Know all about this new tool here.

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Course-instances on eFront 3.6.3

eFront

which has just been released by the way) introduces a shift from a Lesson-centric to a Course-centric eFront. A Course-instance can share the same lessons with its father, have unique instances of the lessons or have a different set of lessons all together.

Welcome to the Rise of eLearnings!

AXIOM Learning Solutions

Articulate Rise is an innovative tool that creates a great eLearning for optimal display on any device, and that happens to be very easy to use. www.community.articulate.com/articles. It’s truly responsive authoring at its best. No extra software to download, no learning curve.

Using video as an alternative to create learning content

Litmos

In this article we'll look at ways to use video to deliver meaningful digital learning content. The most common way to create an 'eLearning Course' is with a rapid-authoring tool like Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate.

How Social Media is Effective for E-Learning

Your Training Edge

For someone who’d like to learn how to bake a cake, for example, you can search YouTube and choose from varied lessons on how to make a delicious cake. You can do research and learn from millions of articles available. YouTube has become a popular tool used in E-Learning.

SCORM 101 and a Lectora How-To

Trivantis

This article will take a look at what SCORM is and how it applies to eLearning created in Lectora® and Lectora Online®. Its main use is for communicating content from an authoring tool (e.g. Authoring Tools Blog How-to Lectora Basics

Do humour and learning mix well?

KnowledgeOne

On top of this, the figure of the teacher, who carries a certain authority, has always called for respect. ” In his article Humour and Communication. A double-edged educational tool. Author: Catherine Meilleur. Articles Catherine Meilleur

Online education puts new skills at your fingertips

eFront

Knowing to how use the basic software and programs related to your industry has always been a core requirement. She admits she’s “far from a pro” but has found homes for some of her photos alongside of magazine articles. Author.

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Three Ways to Integrate Off-The-Shelf Content Into Your Existing Training

Litmos

It was your teacher’s job to integrate the textbook into her existing lesson plan, using a pre-made resource to back up the other materials she was using in class. Take the example of Software Quality Systems (SQS), a Germany-based IT professional services firm.

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

In my last two articles on eLearning, I focused on understanding the needs for your LMS and the assessment of the project for your organization through a feasibility analysis , which I recommend as your first two steps of your online course platform evaluation. Built-in Course Authoring.

Training in 2020: Five Priorities for the New Year

Litmos

Research shows humans learn better when they’re given quick, relevant lessons. By giving them short lessons, one at a time, micro-learning is an effective way to boost learners’ retention and get new information into their hands (and heads) quickly. According to Training Industry, 20% of organizations are planning to invest in games and simulations for example, while 25% plan to spend on classroom tools and systems. 2020 is around the corner.

Cost-cutting Training Without Slaying Quality: Startup Hacks

Your Training Edge

Blended learning refers to the practice of delivering training with a mix of digitally accessible lessons and instructor-led training (ILT) sessions. This means, a business will only be paying a trainer for the lessons that absolutely need to be delivered in a classroom.

GOANIMATE: Character-Based eLearning Made Easy

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

One of the hottest new tools for eLearning development is GoAnimate.   I’ve been working more and more on ways to integrate GoAnimate with more traditional eLearning lessons and content. For example, I wanted to add a human, interpersonal touch to an Excel lesson.

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2015

OpenSesame

Each year we list our top tools for learning to try in the new year. And now, in our third year of this series, we have collected 300 tools to choose from. Simply type in a favorite author or book title and instantly browse those the possibilities.

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

KnowledgeOne

While we looked at the first three in a previous article , we will explore here the latter. The author of the study A theory of online learning as online participation defines this participation as “a process of learning by taking part and maintaining relations with others.

Is Content Curation the Future of Instructional Design?

Litmos

In 2010, according to Google trends,the term curation began to see significantly more interest, which seems on par considering the state of technology at the time, and my own experiences using tools like Flipboard, which launched in 2010.

Quick, Simple, Inexpensive (or Free) Ways to Get Some Training Online

Convergence Training

We’ll offer a few quick, easy, and inexpensive (or even free) ways to do so in this article. And since this is new for all of us and we’re all in this together, we welcome any suggestions, insights, and lessons from experience you can offer as well. Other Similar Tools.