Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. While the assumption would be that all the products are alike, or that fee based tools are superior to their free counterparts, nothing could be farther than the truth. Macromedia Authorware and similar products. While some could argue that Authorware was a RCAT, I disagree. Once you did though, you could do quite a lot with the tool.

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. What are the latest trends in organizational learning & development, and performance support? Learnnovators: You are known for your role as the primary architect in creating Authorware ― one of the most successful authoring tools ever created.

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e-Learning Authoring Tools Crash Course -- Follow Up

Learning Visions

Special thanks to Jean Marrapodi for inviting me to present. __ My topic: e-Learning Authoring Tools Crash Course: Deciding What Authoring Tools to Use and When In preparation for the session, I had to take a crash course in authoring tools myself. (If If you know me, you know I've never been much of a tool user, although I have been called a tool.) Here's what I turned to: Kineo Authoring Tools Reviews OK.

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. What are the latest trends in organizational learning & development, and performance support? Learnnovators: You are known for your role as the primary architect in creating Authorware ? one of the most successful authoring tools ever created.

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). The reason was simple– it was an easier way to achieve the multimedia integration needed to deliver engaging content over variety of media (standalone CD based and then transitioning to web based). So, should you be developing elearning using Silverlight / Blend?

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). The reason was simple– it was an easier way to achieve the multimedia integration needed to deliver engaging content over variety of media (standalone CD based and then transitioning to web based). So, should you be developing elearning using Silverlight / Blend?

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

Accepts any courses built in any content authoring tools that are SCORM & AICC compliant – so you can upload and sell your courses that you built in Articulate, Captivate, even open source authoring tools (but they must be standards compliant). Especially, when they are building the course in a rapid content authoring tool. Something like my 3rd party content authoring tool. I love innovation.

Wanted – Instructional Designer

eLearning 24-7

How many of you who have been offered this amazing opportunity use a rapid course authoring tool? On a recent post on LinkedIn, I talked about SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) and why they should not be the people creating your course/content. Authoring tools were limited options and each one was not easy to just pick up and start building. Anyone who used Authorware can attest to that. Give them some paper-based content. The Authoring Tool.

The Content Conversion Cause - Abhijit Kadle

Aptara

The Content Conversion Cause - Abhijit Kadle. The longer your company has been in business, the more you’ve been creating training material, which has resulted in large libraries of content in various forms. Since the advent of e-learning, Macromedia products were popular, and enormous quantities of content were generated using platforms like Director and Flash. Over the last five years, we’ve seen that change because of efficient and effective rapid authoring tools.

A Conversation with Michael Allen–ADDIE, SAM & the Future of ID

Kapp Notes

Allen is a leader in the field of design, developing and delivering online instruction. He is the author of seven book including a best-seller on creating effective e-learning and in has received ASTD’s Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award in 2011. He founded the computer-based course authoring tool Authorware in 1984 and later formed Macromedia through a merger which was then bought by Adobe Systems.

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E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

Unicorn Training

Here is a blog from a US industry "guru" with his choice of 5 new eLearning products - both LMS add ins and content authoring tools.Bit of a mixed bag, but one or two that look to be worth following up.E-Learning That’s right – YOU.Accepts any courses built in any content authoring tools that are SCORM & AICC compliant – so you can upload and sell your courses that you built in Articulate, Captivate, even open source authoring tools (but they must be standards compliant)Twist?OpenSesame