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Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. There is never any pay for play here – even my vendor clients are aware that they may not win best of the best.

Learning Tools – Do these really belong?

eLearning 24-7

First off, Jane Hart put this together from whereas folks voted for the tools they use for learning. That said, there were some curious items on this list, which to me, doesn’t really fly in the world of learning tools. It isn’t something that see as a learning tool.

GE TV: Craig Weiss on the Future of the LMS and Authoring Tools Markets

Growth Engineering

Where LMS vendors are falling behind the trends. Where the authoring tools industry will head over the next 12 months. What to expect from Craig’s new book. Vendors know the prices already, so they can give you a ballpark estimate of what it would cost.

Top Six E-Learning Tools for 2015

eLearning 24-7

Qualifications for e-learning tools. I didn’t put together any secret formula or weighting criteria for these tools. I did look at several sites that listed tools and realized for the most part they were authoring tools or tools that are super mainstream and oh, they are authoring tools. When I did find a recent site, a few tools were different than the authoring tools or tools like Go Animate!,

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Day 4. How SCORM tracks course content

LearnUpon

We’re now ready to discuss the magic of the SCORM API – how it enables learners to launch or resume a course and how SCORM tracks progress and results. A SCORM will first attempt to find the API provided by an LMS in order to track data.

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Why Author eLearning Content to Industry Standards?

OpenSesame

At OpenSesame, we receive inquiries from subject matter experts and content authors who have developed training programs but are unsure about how to monetize them in the today’s online world. They have valuable content (a training video, a Powerpoint presentation, or a book) that they want to share with the world and hopefully make some money along the way. Course building tools on these platforms are available without cost but not without limitations.

Lectora Inspire 12.1 Review by Rick Zanotti

Trivantis

While many vendors rush to create mobile applications, Lectora® has quietly led the way with a foundation built around what would emerge as mobile. While many vendors struggle to shed their “Flash” skins and claim open-ness, Lectora quietly embraced “open” from the get-go.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

When you look at the list below you might wonder why we’re not calling this our 2019 Book of Learning Systems Trends. Every day, we interview vendors to understand their product strategy, features and roadmap. 21 Vendor Expansion and Consolidation Continue at a Brisk Pace.

Want to be successful at e-Learning? Don’t make the mistakes experts make!

Challenge to Learn

It is the same with choosing your e-Learning tooling. You can buy a big system that does all (like Blackboard, Sumtotal, Saba, Cornerstone on demand, et cetera) or you can go for a bunch of specialized tools that will beat that big solution on every specialty. No installed software.

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Want to be successful at e-Learning? Don’t make the mistakes experts make!

Challenge to Learn

It is the same with choosing your e-Learning tooling. You can buy a big system that does all (like Blackboard, Sumtotal, Saba, Cornerstone on demand, et cetera) or you can go for a bunch of specialized tools that will beat that big solution on every specialty. No installed software.

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Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

eLearning 24-7

Publish includes reporting and tracking details that you can tweak. Personally, I like this because everyone who uses software, often jumps right in and starts going, rather than take the time to read how to do things (inc. Some AT vendors have removed it as well.

Lectora Inspire 12.1 Review by Rick Zanotti

Trivantis

While many vendors rush to create mobile applications, Lectora® has quietly led the way with a foundation built around what would emerge as mobile. While many vendors struggle to shed their “Flash” skins and claim open-ness, Lectora quietly embraced “open” from the get-go.

LMS Potluck

eLearning 24-7

My debut book, an LMS Guide if you will – which provides very useufl information from how to select a committee (and who should be on it), selecting an LMS – what you need to know, RFI insight – to save you time; pre-implementation and post-implementation and much more. The book will be available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes, and other sites, including my business site. Still #1 in my book. The system is easy to use, always a huge plus in my book.

Analysis of ASTD International Conference and Expo 2013

eLearning 24-7

to the expo vendors who forgot to bring any type of product example to the show – this event will go down in history! The funky map – even on the app it was challenging, and the map itself that came with the book – only booth numbers – pure genius! An additional fee of $700 per day for vendors who wanted to use Wi-Fi, which some vendors found to be spotty at best. Training Reinforcement Tools – Big! You can track courses?

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September E-Learning Trends

eLearning 24-7

If you doubt it, ask yourself why are universities cutting staff, cutting down library hours or books, cutting staff to go half-time, etc.? No surprise that some vendors are also waiting to see what happens. M-Learning with a native app – slowly trucking along, but I am hearing quite a few vendors who are either in development or getting going in 2014. Screen capturing/recording with various audio/video tracks.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Free the Learners -- Free the LMS

Learning Visions

Monday, March 12, 2007 Free the Learners -- Free the LMS Jay Cross in Free the learners talks about his afternoon omelette and anarchy and then goes on: People ask how to track informal learning in their LMS; my response is don’t. Im wondering if people actually use all that data that does get tracked now for formal learning. What if we got really crazy and didnt track much of formal learning either? In What to track?

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Top 10 Considerations When Selecting an LMS

LearnUpon

Many LMS vendors focus on promoting their features. The type of customer support offered by an LMS vendor should play a big part in your decision-making. Basic information about hours and channels of communication will give you a sense of how much the vendor has invested in the service.

Product Review: BlueVolt

eLearning 24-7

Assessment tool/survey. Works with any 3rd party authoring tool as long as its SCORM compliant. Funky nomenclature for some of the terms – like Grade Book – perfect education, not really for corporate inc. Built in Content Authoring Tool – No.

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Since the birth of elearning, a pair of innovative software giants have carved out their place as industry favorites: Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. The authoring basics. With each of these authoring tools, you can: Create SCORM-compliant elearning content.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Of course, other kinds of learning software also deserve recognition. For example, many top-notch solutions focus on employee compliance, talent management, academic ed tech, learning experiences, content management and authoring.

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Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018

Videonitch

There certainly were plenty of sessions and vendors ready to help make this engaging media type more mainstream. By downloading videos at off peak hours and tracking viewership (and also offering up assessments), PlayerLync is able to help keep employees up to speed, in part thanks to xAPI.

4 Factors to Consider When Outsourcing the Creation of Rapid E-Learning

CommLab India

Dot you lack expertise in e-learning authoring tools? Rapid e-learning is the production of e-learning swiftly without using complicated software. When the e-learning content is ready, developing that into a functional course using authoring tools is called rapid e-learning.

#ATD2015 It’s a Wrap, Part 5: Brent Schlenker

Learning Rebels

Brent is an interesting combination of learning professional and vendor. When getting to know Brent, I was shocked to discover that he worked for a “ vendor ” (emphasis added). Let’s try this… My name is Brent Schlenker and I’m a Learning Management System vendor. (Hi

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What is xAPI?

LearnUpon

While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, xAPI has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. SCORM quickly became the standard around which a whole industry of authoring tools, learning management systems, and content development was built.

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What is SCORM? A Simple Guide for those new to eLearning

LearnUpon

SCORM is a technical specification for eLearning software products. Learning management systems (LMS) and authoring tools are built with this specification in mind and as a result these tools ‘play well’ with each other. What is tracked by a SCORM course?

An eLearning revolution: From professional development to knowledge sharing

Challenge to Learn

Specialized, complex and expensive software allowed them to create bespoke eLearning solutions. And that is changing, now anyone can create eLearning with simple web based tools like Easygenerator and share it via the web with anyone, anywhere.

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Since the birth of elearning, a pair of innovative software giants have carved out their place as industry favorites: Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. But with the rise of modern cloud-based authoring software, many learning managers and designers are looking for a resolution to the contemporary learning pains that come from desktop-based authoring tools. The Authoring Basics. Overcoming the authoring skills gap.

Know All about The Players in the E-learning Outsourcing Process

CommLab India

The success of outsourcing in e-learning depends on the quality of people management on both sides, especially the vendor side. Multimedia experts are adept at using various software including audio/video editing tools. Authoring Tool Experts.

How to Choose the Best Employee Training Platform

Launchfire

Choosing an employee training vendor can feel overwhelming. Is there an easy-to-use authoring tool? Content authoring is an important part of an employee training platform. Find out what kind of services are included or available from your training platform vendor.

What is Tin Can API?

LearnUpon

While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, Tin Can has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. SCORM quickly became the standard around which a whole industry of authoring tools, learning management systems, and content development was built.

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Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. Joe is also a frequent teacher and presenter at industry conferences and at client sites, especially on the subject of eLearning development tools. His tool reviews appear each month and he is the recipient of several awards for his work in eLearning, including a Lifetime Achievement Award way back in 1999. Joe: Tool vendors have been more reactive than proactive in many ways.

Starting a Customer Education Program: What You Should Know

Talented Learning

He also authored the new book, Customer Education: Why Smart Companies Profit by Making Customers Smarter. For example, many SaaS ( Software as a Service ) businesses focus on CAC/LTV ratio — ( Customer Acquisition Cost vs. Customer Lifetime Value ).

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

The system will perform all of the management, tracking, reporting, and administrative functionality. The system that provides this infrastructure is generically called a Learning Management System (LMS) and is a software program or web application that you will either develop or purchase. The e-Learning industry has developed several specifications of its own whose goal is to allow courseware to be “plugged” into any LMS so that it can be properly launched and tracked.

Learning Leaders, Get Used to Disruption

CLO Magazine

Over the past several years, we have seen a continuous disruption in the corporate learning market, and it threatens some of the more traditional tech tools like the learning management system. Video-learning, which was expensive and difficult to author for years, is now ubiquitous.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. Authoring Tool. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs.