Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. Authorware merged with MacroMind/Paracomp to become Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe. Learnnovators: You are known for your role as the primary architect in creating Authorware ― one of the most successful authoring tools ever created. As we know, Authorware became a groundbreaking authoring tool combining power and ease of use, and ultimately the industry standard.

Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

Establishment of Flash as the de-facto development platform for custom eLearning creation allowing use of streaming audio/video over the web. The Learning Circuits Big Question this month asks – “ What will the workplace learning technology look like in 2015 ”.

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Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

In response to the demand for more accessible authoring tools, Authorware was born. Using Authorware , learning professionals could create learning programs with hyper-simplistic designs, primarily through dragging and dropping icons. To avoid this complexity, Authorware courses often followed a more simplistic “Click Next to Continue” style of eLearning design. If someone else needed to edit the module, but didn’t have the source file, that was a problem.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. Embed audio, images and Flash objects. Audio recording and editing. Tools these days come in three flavors.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content. Elearning development tools: only Adobe?

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content. Elearning development tools: only Adobe?

Authoring Tool Trends for 2017

eLearning 24-7

The world of authoring tools started at the advanced level, Authorware, Toolbook and to an extent DazzlerMax. The problem though was that folks who had the authorware and so forth experience AND/OR folks who were ID and e-learning developers were stuck.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content. Elearning development tools: only Adobe?

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

The problem has been (in the past) that the rapid content authoring tools have avoided adding it as a component. If you are an Authorware fanatic missing the old days, you are still going to miss it – because while these capabilities are being added to tools they are still not at the level of Authorware. Audio Editing. The problem though is it is extremely basic. The magic 8 ball is a fun item to use.

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

The problem though is it is not throughout the entire system, rather it is in a few areas. The problem with the web conferencing tools that currently exist (as a whole) is that none of them are 100% perfect. What is taking place in the space are the number of “freebies” that have arrived – not just for audio conferencing only, but also with web conferencing too. Q: What do you believe are the biggest issues or problems with today’s LMSs?

Preference of E-Learning – Structured or not?

eLearning 24-7

Not a problem, we can go PDF. For the authorware supporters this was akin to blasting the planet with gamma rays. But it offers varations to the usual mode, that many of us experienced during our school days, sit in a room, put on a headset, listen to the speaker (audio only) and repeat. Trends are funny.

Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Will it replicate those craving for an Authorware return? That said, it is still a very good product and one I would have no problem recommending to any consumer. Can record video and view it in (h.264), audio recording – both have timeline capabilities.

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

Some of the biggest problems. For those of us who can remember, back in early 2000, products like Authorware were essential to building courses. Authorware was a great product, but its learning curve was extremely difficult and user friendliness was debatable. Add some graphics, place in a.avi clip, a mp3 audio clip, try to toss in a couple of external links and write some content. We are user friendly. Very easy to use. Simple, easy to use.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

And capture is moving towards video and audio. That you couldn’t really do audio or video or much of anything else over the web? And the first experiences as you tried to move your Authorware, IconAuthor or Toolbook course to run using their new web delivery solution?

Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

” No problem, because Leo’s shows are engaging so audience wants more. Michael Allen, the man who created/invented Authorware, has started developing a new tool. Driver – “it doesn’t seem like it’s less expensive to do learning activities than it was when Authorware came out.” Scalability hasn’t been covered … • messy authored app diagram view can be cleaned up/organised by grouping, like using Authorware maps. •

2008 - MMVIII eLearning Year in Review

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Authorware officially dies (actually this post is from 2007) while Director11 is (re)born. And with every business problem we need to do a new analysis of the specific audience. MMVIII (2008) started off visual and mobile to be sure.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

I learned Toolbook and Authorware on my own while in the program. Aah -- thats the problem. eLearning Guild’s 2010 Salary Report ID Live with John Graves ► April (5) Audio Interview with Tom Kuhlmann of Articulate Book Review: Love is the Killer App Kineo Insights Webinar: Aligning eLearning with B. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.