The ultimate authoring tool buyer’s guide

Elucidat

Choosing an elearning authoring tool isn’t easy and it takes more than a free trial. With each tool offering a wide range of features, workflows and support packages, it’s key you find the right fit for all your stakeholders’ needs, now and two years down the line. Authoring.

Retail training: How to pick the right authoring tool

Elucidat

Choosing an elearning authoring tool isn’t easy and it takes more than a free trial. With each tool offering a wide range of features, workflows and support packages, it’s important you find the right fit for everyone: shop-floor staff all the way to your in-house Learning Designers.

The Best eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

An eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools. While a learning management system is one of the most important eLearning tools you need to have, there are many nifty online apps, programs and systems designed to make your eLearning experience simpler.

25 eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Tool: Trello. Tool: IFTTT.

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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25 eLearning tools you need to have

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Best productivity tools for eLearning.

5 Must Read Training and Development Articles

WalkMe Training Station

Sometimes, developing a good employee training program is not just about implementing the right policies or hiring the right people; it also often involves reading informative training and development articles. These articles don’t always have to be unique or ground breaking, though. These articles can also help expose you to various experts in the field, and look at different perspectives and opinions with regards to employee engagement.

How to Use Cloud Authoring to Create Amazing eLearning Courses with Your Team

Ed App

Cloud authoring is a great way to create eLearning courses, particularly if you’re working with a team, as it allows you to share resources, software and other information with members. In this article, we have gathered the top answers to why working with a cloud-based authoring tool is better than working on a desktop-based authoring tool. Content-based authoring tools eliminate this problem as sharing and feedback can occur instantaneously.

Storyboarding: Key Point Of Success In Collaborative Course Authoring

Geenio

In part 1 of the article we took a look at storyboards, their purpose, and the best ways to start working with them. As you have probably guessed, this is what the second part of the article will be about - bringing people who have never created a storyboard in their life up to speed.

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. The software you’re after is called Learning Management System which s frequently reduced to the three-letter acronym: LMS.

Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a table with some tools for social learning, short description of the tool, the best use for social learning for the tool and some examples. Definition of the tool. Best Use of Tool. Wiki software allows users to create, edit and link web pages easily. Wiki software is often used to create collaborative websites. It is so named because of the speed in which wiki software allows someone to update the web site. Slide sharing software.

Training Workers to Use Software Systems with Screen Recording Software Programs

Convergence Training

Computer software systems are all around us, and we use them a lot. And if you’re anything like me, today you’ll be using a lot more software, too: Microsoft Office, Excel, and Word, plus maybe PowerPoint depending on how the day goes. Producers of Screen Recording Software.

Adobe Captivate 2019 release

Adobe Captivate

Thankfully now I will have access to Live Preview on Devices, a new preview method in Captivate 2019 that displays a QR code on your computer screen. Feel free to put your own suggestions in the comments below and please share this article with your fellow eLearning designer-developers.

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&#. My motivation to attend stems from my interest in informal online learning and how connectivist methods of online learning can be used to promote digital participation.

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The Tools of Our Craft

Big Dog, Little Dog

The latest edition of Chief Learning Officer magazine contains an interesting article, Time's Up (you can also read the article on the author's blog ). While it is one of the newer design professions, it still relies on older tools. The Evolution of Our Tools.

Project-based Learning and Captivate

Adobe Captivate

In Flipped Classes with Captivate I described how I used the application for students in software training. This typical method was used not only for live classes, but also to provide better learning assets to students combining working with self-study. Intro.

Why the Experience API (xAPI) Is Crucial to Your eLearning Success

Trivantis

xAPI was created by Rustici Software to replace SCORM (an earlier set of technical standards for eLearning software products). Years later, when SCORM couldn’t do everything needed, the ADL asked Rustici Software to create an updated standard: The Experience API or xAPI.

7 Tips To Create A Self-Paced eLearning Course

TalentLMS

In this article, we’ll share 7 helpful tips for creating effective and engaging courses for learners who want to learn at their own pace. In some cases, learning contracts are a valuable tool, particularly for individuals who need more structure or accountability.

The Differences Between eLearning and Distance Learning

Your Training Edge

If you’re looking to create new courses or new methods to deliver training, it can feel over complicated. This can include videos, touch screen technology, online tools, or any other kind of media. The term just refers to the tools used.

Gamification in 3 questions

KnowledgeOne

While gamification is not a new method of learning, the technologies that can now be used in online training, particularly those specific to video games, are increasing the possibilities of this approach tenfold. Related articles: Behind the Scenes of Motivation.

Note-taking: Keyboard or Pen? The Verdict of Science!

KnowledgeOne

Between keyboard and pen note-taking, which method is the most effective for learning? Before the advent of the intelligent digital pen, this question would not have been of any interest to a majority of young learners – and many not so young – for whom the laptop is an essential working tool.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content

Mark Oehlert

eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series | Main | Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil » June 19, 2008 Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content Honest to goodness, someone please respond to me so we can have an open conversation about this. There is a journal, Field Methods , with an editor - H. Do the writers/authors get paid?

Using Video in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Video, when used properly, can be a very effective tool in supporting the learning process, whether as a part of an eLearning course or as standalone videos delivered via mobile devices. For this article, I would like to focus on video in an eLearning course. Where to house the video – Software such as Lectora allows you to imbed your videos directly in the course itself. by Dean Hawkinson One of the growing trends in eLearning and mLearning these days is the use of video.

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Career Advice from the Pros: Starting a Sales Career in 2020? Do This

Sales Hacker Training

Author and Podcast Host. Author. Best Selling Author. Author. My best sales advice comes in two parts: 1) Learn how to build your own dashboard, and take charge of the tools and resources you use to help you do your job. Author. Author.

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40+ of the World’s Best Sales Training Programs to Get Your Team Into Shape

Sales Hacker Training

Aside from writing books and delivering keynote speeches, the bestselling author also offers training programs designed to help you learn how to walk the talk. Technological tools. Video-based reinforcement method. Training & Coaching Articles

Deep Problems with Our Tools - e-Learning, Social Learning, etc.

Vignettes Learning

I am often skeptical about the many types of learning tools, e.g. social networking, e-learning, LMS, rapid e-learning, even PowerPoint, etc. Matthew Crawford wrote an interesting article on "The Limits of Neuro-Talk", The New Atlantis.

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Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring. The proliferation of so-called rapid authoring tools over the last few years has coincided with an explosion in the number of online courses developed in-house. The method in my madness.

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Is Your Design Really “Responsive?”

eLearning Brothers

There are actually three primary methods leveraged when creating content for multiple devices: [Fluid] Responsive (RWD). From there, they can select the correct development tool, and methods for how they will craft their content. Development Methods.

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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.

[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.

Technical Communications: Writer Challenges in Agile and Traditional Development Teams, Part II

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Last week I introduced you to agile, an increasingly popular development method primarily used by software companies. All of these drafts happened toward the end of a software release cycle and were not reviewed by anyone outside the ID team until the project was feature complete and all features were documented in one fell swoop. For additional information about agile concepts, see Fiona Hanington's article, Can I Be an Agile Technical Communicator When My Team Is Not?

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). This article has the comparison figures. Should you be using rapid authoring tools?

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). This article has the comparison figures.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Do your employees know how to learn?

KnowledgeOne

As we explained in a previous article , informal learning is the learning that we do on a daily basis, usually unintentionally, and is neither organized nor structured regarding objectives, time or resources. tools. Author: Catherine Meilleur.

Technical Communications: Writer Challenges in Agile and Traditional Development Teams

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Agile is an increasingly popular development method primarily used by software companies. This level of involvement tunes you into the project from the beginning, with obvious benefits: knowing the requirements, design, and thought process behind the design of the software. Note: This article was originally published earlier this year on the TechWhirl website. Agile Help Authoring Help Systems Technical Communications Technology training by Alyssa Fox.

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Virtually There: 5 Best Practices for Designing Virtual and Blended Learning

InSync Training

This article first appeared in Training Magazine Online on October 24, 2014. Spending a day or two planning on paper, away from authoring tools and virtual classroom environments, will go a long way toward making sure your development initiative is on track.

Is Your Design Really “Responsive?”

eLearning Brothers

There are actually three primary methods leveraged when creating content for multiple devices: [Fluid] Responsive (RWD). From there, they can select the correct development tool, and methods for how they will craft their content. Development Methods.

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