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The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). Yeah, I know we have just jumped into January, but in a review of the past several months, authoring tools continue to follow a similar path amongst themselves with certain feature sets. I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game. HTML5.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

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Feature sets – they have to be more than PPT to Flash or add an audio clip and video clip to the course. 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.

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Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

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As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing. There are 124 authoring tools in my latest directory, of which 30 are SaaS or a combination of desktop and SaaS – which really what is the point of that? Even though more tools are adding the features of collaborative and peer review (more on that in a sec) they are still heavy geared towards a desktop solution. They output only to HTML5.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

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Innovation abounded and the push to focus on the “PPT to Flash&# angle continued to shine. You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs. Supports HD h.264 codec, which the iPad supports, and a few browsers for HTML5.

Rapid Authoring Tips to Tackle Legacy Flash eLearning Content

BrightCarbon

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to handling legacy Flash eLearning content. This page has all you need to know to on how to rapidly republish or recreate your courses to adapt to the imminent end of Flash at the end of 2020. What is happening to legacy Flash eLearning content?

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

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What I like about conferences is the ability to see the latest products and hear the pitches from the vendors. Yet, for all that do it, their are equal number of vendors who do not. Vendors who do not have anyone in their booth, during expo times – I see this at all shows, regardless of the product or market; but at e-learning/training shows you see it a lot OR you see them eating in their booth. Cognition LMS by Reflection Software.

Legacy eLearning

CourseArc

“Legacy eLearning” refers to any training that was developed using software that is outdated, unsupported, or incompatible with current learning systems. For example, Adobe Flash , which was once popular for eLearning content, is now incompatible with most mobile devices, including Android and iOS. Even desktop browsers such as Firefox block Flash content by default and users may struggle to keep Flash up to date. eLearning Tools legacy eLearning

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

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They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. I have seen continued interest and downloads for open source AR tool kits. Especially when people are in the field whether it is with consumers, at a job location, meeting with business clients, whatever. . Online Authoring Systems.

5 Trends to Watch 4 n 2011

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One vendor with 750 users, priced out at nearly 24K a year; another close to 11.5K – thus depends on users is a factor. If you are an e-learning vendor exploring the SBM do not take them lightly, a few are slowly entering my 2nd trend. LMS vendors are targeting companies who have distributors/wholesalers/resellers/sales agents/etc. Marketplaces & Exchanges by LMS/Learning Portal Vendors. HTML5 & Rapid Content Authoring Tools.

E-Learning Early Indicators

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Vendors were saying, lets “wait on those&# or “our customers are not requesting them, so we are holding off&#. Apparently, the potential customers and even clients are speaking and those vendors are listening. Not just a few vendors, the industry as a whole. A significant number of vendors, reported higher revenue and sales numbers in 2010, then in 2009. A number of vendors whose real focus is the Talent Management/Performance Management market.

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5 Trends to Watch 4 n 2011

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One vendor with 750 users, priced out at nearly 24K a year; another close to 11.5K – thus depends on users is a factor. If you are an e-learning vendor exploring the SBM do not take them lightly, a few are slowly entering my 2nd trend. LMS vendors are targeting companies who have distributors/wholesalers/resellers/sales agents/etc. Marketplaces & Exchanges by LMS/Learning Portal Vendors. HTML5 & Rapid Content Authoring Tools.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

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Samsung Galaxy S is expected to be the first real challenger to the iPad, it runs on Android OS, offers Flash 10.1 and HTML5. HP Slate already is in the market, runs on Windows7, but targets the business market. LMS Vendors and Tablets Update. Again, the iPad runs only with HTML5, not Flash 10.1. True, the other tablets and Samsung offer Flash 10.1, but they offer HTML5 too. We know that if the browser supports Flash 10.1,

On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

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Authoring Tools. In 2012 it has been all about collaborative/peer review with authoring products, and it still will be in 2013, but the avatars/actors with/without backgrounds are going to be in “fuego” Where can it go? I believe that you can expect some type of voice capability with the actors/avatars as in the ability to either lip synch with the characters via audio tool/recording tool in the product will show up more in 2013. HTML5.

7 Tips To Stay Ahead Of eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes

Infopro Learning

We have to read up on all the latest software, strategies, gadgets, and theories to create the most powerful eLearning content for our modern learners. But that’s easier said than done when you have a busy schedule and limited resources. Specifically, those on the forefront of eLearning technologies or theories, such as experienced Instructional Designers who have the inside scoop about upcoming software or eLearning topics.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

Samsung Galaxy S is expected to be the first real challenger to the iPad, it runs on Android OS, offers Flash 10.1 and HTML5. HP Slate already is in the market, runs on Windows7, but targets the business market. LMS Vendors and Tablets Update. Again, the iPad runs with HTML5, not Flash nor Java. True, the other tablets and Samsung offer Flash 10.1 and Java, but they offer HTML5 too. Same issue occurred with Opera – used Flash and Java.

7 Tips To Stay Ahead Of eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes

Infopro Learning

We have to read up on all the latest software, strategies, gadgets, and theories to create the most powerful eLearning content for our modern learners. But that’s easier said than done when you have a busy schedule and limited resources. Specifically, those on the forefront of eLearning technologies or theories, such as experienced Instructional Designers who have the inside scoop about upcoming software or eLearning topics.

A Conversation with Yury Uskov of iSpring

Kapp Notes

Yury founded the company, iSpring, in 2005 and today iSpring tools are used by over 40,000 customers in 155 countries, including 148 of the Fortune 500 companies, and the world’s top universities. Yury has a master’s degree in software engineering, and has been teaching computer programming at the Mari State Technical University for over 17 years. He dedicates his time and resources to developing world-class software skills for children, youth and mature professionals.

5 Ways to Share Your PowerPoint Presentation Online

DigitalChalk eLearning

Custom converters like SlideAlloy , Movavi , Wondershare and others will enable you to turn your PowerPoint into a video (Most of these tools function as add-ins in PowerPoint, giving you an extra tab when you open the program). Convert your file to HTML5 or Flash. You can also convert your file to a more flexible format such as HTML5 or Flash. HTML5+Flash can also be downloaded on all devices and in all browsers. About the Author.

The Content Conversion Cause - Abhijit Kadle

Aptara

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. Director died alongside CD-ROMs, taking Shockwave with it, but Flash hung around. . Engagement Type —Would you collaborate closely with the outsourcing vendor?

eLearning: How to Pick an LMS

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The problem is, there are several LMS vendors from which to choose. Which LMS fits best within your budget, your eLearning development software, your learner's technology, your training objectives, and your instructional design initiatives? How to Choose the Right LMS for Your Business. Things like file format (Flash vs. PDF, PowerPoint vs. Spreadsheet) can make a difference in what systems are a potential fit. Does the LMS support HTML5 versions of SCORM?

2010 LMS Products of the Year

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Please remember for TM or as some vendors like to pitch as “performance management or knowledge management&# , the modules are extra and are not part of the system (at least for now). Made specifically for business. Comes with Jackdraw authoring tool, and in the tool you can use Captivate, Articulate, Camtasia & PowerPoint content. Assessment tools, audit trails, communication, learner and admin functionality exists in this system.

Outdated Training – from Problem to Asset

Obsidian Learning

Their employees aren’t learning what they need to, either because the training content isn’t current or because the delivery method no longer fits business needs or employee expectations. Our SMEs are so busy , we have to make the most of their time. Our vendor didn’t give us the source files , but can you update these old Flash-based courses to HTML5?”. This old simulation was really useful, but it doesn’t run on our new hardware/software.

10 LMS features that you should in an eLearning platform

Pinlearn

What is LMS software? The formal definition always remains the same, but the utility of an LMS software varies from objective to objective, industry to Industry, and time to time. According to Wikipedia, a learning management system (LMS) is software that administers, documents, tracks, reports, and delivers learning materials, agendas, or educational programs. If not, just skip and look at some other vendor. A UI designed on HTML5 is always mobile responsive.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Stop by the eLearning Rockstar stage—conveniently located near the eLearning Brothers booth—to learn new techniques, see new tools, and become an eLearning Rockstar. At IBM, John received a patent for software design for his work in developing operating systems. John was also co-founder and lead engineer at BocaSoft, a software utility creation company. This session will explore the business value behind learning ecosystems. The 7 Secrets to Being a Rockstar Vendor.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

It may involve empowering others so they have the tools and abilities to learn on their own. Connie, known online as the “eLearning Coach,” is the author of Visual Design Solutions , a top rated eLearning design book. Google first has become the mainstay of research for business pros and we’ll see a rise in solutions that support auditing, rating and sharing relevant professional resources within organizations that aligns with social and user generated content offerings.

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

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. For decades, you have been helping learning designers with your design approaches and your expert advice on the use of development tools. How often is the tool updated?

JOE GANCI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

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. For decades, you have been helping learning designers with your design approaches and your expert advice on the use of development tools. How often is the tool updated?

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

E-Learning and all forms within are normally taken via your desktop computer and either hitting your company’s server with your browser or going to a hosted LMS vendor’s solution. If you wanted to work on creating content, for many people, the route would be and still is creating courses via a desktop based rapid e-learning authoring tool, or via your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tool (hosted or not) or via Dreamweaver or some other type of solution.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Here at LearnUpon, we’re all about helping businesses better understand eLearning so they can get better results from their training. It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. Integrating with a vendor’s API can speed up the eLearning processes by automating time-consuming manual tasks like updating, deleting, or exporting lists of users. Authoring Tool. Flash.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

This is a major barrier to learning, and so people are naturally starting to think about how the data can flow directly out of an electronic health records system into learning software. The New York Times, an early booster of the prominent MOOC platforms, has recently turned a more critical eye to MOOCs, reporting on their low completion rates and uncertain business models.

Make e-Learning Magic Happen at the Lectora User Conference

Trivantis

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ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

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That said, there were some hiccups and from an entire vendor wise (expo here) angle, some unique and some, uh. This year, I estimated a 55/60% e-learning, including some ILT vendors offering some type of e-learning component. . In all the years I have attended and have known about ATD (formally ASTD), this year is by far the most in terms of e-learning vendors, especially those in the LMS space. Vendor Time – Vendor Time. This is their authoring tool.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

Back on December 30 2011, I scoped eight predictions ranging from hardware/software to content types and authoring tools to macro-level mobility trends our team felt would influence the market for mLearning products and services for the year and I wasn’t disappointed (or much surprised) about how it all played out. And learning vendors (e.g., Prediction #4 - Flash Falters, HTML5 and ePUBs Gain in Popularity.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

One year ago today, I offered nine predictions running the gamut of hardware, software, industry players and general market movements based on trends we were experiencing in the commercial mobile learning marketplace; here’s my analysis of where these predictions landed twelve months later. Authoring Tools Will Evolve. Flash will still not be supported on iOS devices in 2011 but this fact will matter far less over time. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions?

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

As in the past, this year’s list includes predictions across a gamut of new technologies, consumer/buyer trends plus a few anticipated seismic shifts in the world of business that should collectively reshape the landscape for the adoption and accelerated growth of mobile learning for businesses. Flash Falters, HTML5 & ePUBs Gain in Popularity.

LIVE BLOG - Craig Weiss 'eLearning 2020' Seminar

Unicorn Training

New authoring tools and why? Challenges: consistency across building multiple courses across tools. Like to see: Language option diagnotics Non-linear Toolbox of tools depending on output required - no product out there that has toolbox yet. A lot of tools now converting Flash to HTML5 - big growth area for tools. Difficult to fit into programmes - off the cuff in business environment how do you say people have learned what.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

This is a major barrier to learning, and so people are naturally starting to think about how the data can flow directly out of an electronic health records system into learning software. The New York Times, an early booster of the prominent MOOC platforms, has recently turned a more critical eye to MOOCs, reporting on their low completion rates and uncertain business models.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Another trend is to allow staff to use their personal mobile devices for business. Cross platform development tools may try and resolve this issue but not quite. Flash vs. HTML5 : This is actually not a point of debate anymore. HTML5 is the future of mobile web, even if it’s not ready to the extent we believe it to be. We find companies choosing HTML5 for elearning initiatives in order to make all their elearning available on mobile devices as well.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

As I stated in the previous post assessing my 2010 predictions, the size and complexity of mobile learning projects/programs will continue to expand across all geographical and line-of-business boundaries. Authoring Tools Will Evolve. Flash will still not be supported on iOS devices in 2011 but this fact will matter far less over time.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people.