How to Select the Right E-Learning Software

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I get a lot of questions about buying elearning software. And with that I get to see some of the ridiculous checklists that some IT groups create to compare software. When it comes to selecting software, it can be hard to know what to look for and what questions to ask.

Product Review: Lectora Snap! Empower

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Spelling – I am always surprised at the number of authoring tools who do not have this feature. Unless you have used a product like Photoshop or other programs that have layers, etc. Lectora compares this product to Articulate Engage and frankly I think that is a mistake.

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Review of Snap! 1.1 Update

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by Lectora – a PowerPoint authoring tool à la Articulate. I’d put about half of them in the keeping-up-with-the-Joneses category, meaning the addition of basic features that Articulate already has. Technically, a skilled programmer could probably get Articulate to do that by adding their own HTML or JavaScript, but Snap! Advantage: Articulate. Supports ActionScript 3 (but I wouldn’t be surprised If Articulate fixes that soon).

Review of Snap! 1.1 Update

E-learning Uncovered

by Lectora – a PowerPoint authoring tool à la Articulate. I’d put about half of them in the keeping-up-with-the-Joneses category, meaning the addition of basic features that Articulate already has. Technically, a skilled programmer could probably get Articulate to do that by adding their own HTML or JavaScript, but Snap! Advantage: Articulate. Supports ActionScript 3 (but I wouldn’t be surprised If Articulate fixes that soon).

5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog

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The author has good before and after examples. Play Around with the Software. Compared to building courses in Flash or Authorware, the rapid elearning tools are easy to use. For example, I get a lot of questions about the best way to get started with Articulate Presenter. In addition, try to connect with expert users of the software and show them what you’ve done and ask for opinions. If you use other software, they probably have their own forums.

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