Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. For many tools, the answers are as expected. Again, the fact surfaces that not all tools are perfect but each tends to be targeted for specific use cases. While some try doing freeform authoring through a template-based authoring tool.

Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Its nearly Halloween and with that comes the shocking and fearful excitement or lack thereof of the scariest things on the plane appearing at the movie theaters, in costumes, television and for us, the course authoring tool market. Just in the past two years the per license cost of authoring tools has skyrocketed. Long has tools such as Studio and Captivate been on the higher side, the same can be said for vendors such as Rapid Intake and dominKnow.

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Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront [1] but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

With the growth of tablet devices, authoring tools are having to re-invent themselves, yet again. It’s nothing new —just another step in the continual evolution we’ve seen since the early 1990s, when authoring tools were first introduced to help eLearning professionals create and deliver learning. Over the years, these tools have had to balance ease-of-use with the ability to create a robust learning experience. The Rise of Authoring Tools.

Subscription Learning & Tools: 30 minute guide

eLearningArt

Subscription tools & learning is the #9 eLearning trend for 2018. How about authoring tools?… So what does the trend for subscription tools and learning mean for you? There are a ton of subscriptions you can check out for vendors in the LMS, authoring, and content spaces. Paying for a service, usually software, on an ongoing basis vs paying a 1-time fee for a “perpetual license.”. Any new tool. Authoring tools moving towards it.

Compressing Media in Your E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

In my last blog post , I shared the basic reasoning behind optimizing your e-learning media files and how to reduce file size using external tools. Now, let’s explore the basic compression settings that come inside each of the four rapid e-learning authoring tools we use at Artisan E-Learning (Studio, Storyline, Captivate, and Lectora). The Optimized for CD-ROM Delivery option uses minimal compression for audio (128 kpbs) and images.

iBooks Author: Any relevance for learning in the workplace?

Clive on Learning

If you missed it, see iBook Author here. As Managing Director of Publishing for Epic, back in the 1990s, I was involved in quite a few CD-ROM projects that mirrored quite closely was is envisioned for the iPad. The difference is that iBooks Author creates a tightly formatted, packaged product that can be sold, just like a CD-ROM or a paperback.

4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

Fresh out of university, I worked as a content developer and designed and authored hundreds of hours of online courses. As an analyst a decade later, I wrote industry reports about learning management systems, authoring tools, and other technologies. Locally-Installed Software About a decade ago, many organizations shunned cloud-based software and demanded that the LMS be installed on their internal servers. Installed software was hot.

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A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training

Litmos

I’ve met people who had worked on the original SCORM standard, those driving the new xAPI standard, as well as early champions of our industry who coined the terms and built the original software tools. Through the 70s it was being marketed as a tool for retraining unemployed workers in new fields. The computers were great, but software was lacking. Users wanted to create their own programs without needing to know programming and thus, the authoring tool was born.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

Authoring Tools – With only a small sample of vendors that are SaaS based, pickings are slim. In the simplest terms: Joe EndUser (and yes, I know it is two words, but that is his last name), who is currently online is accessing the system or tool via his mobile device (preferably a tablet). The next day or whenever he has a connection to the Internet, his data gets pushed out from the device and pulled into the platform or tool. Authoring Tools.

10 Great Moments in eLearning History

SHIFT eLearning

The Macintosh, with its free HyperCard program, also helped a generation of tech-savvy teachers make their own software and tutorials for students. Commercial software companies were quick to develop computer-based educational materials and learning games as well. The Multimedia PC (MPC) came with a CD-ROM drive, meaning that the device can display video synced with audio. CD-ROMs quickly became a thing of the past. eLearning didn''t happen overnight.

The Evolution of the “Common eLearning Man”

eLearning Brothers

Some content was converted/repurposed from textbooks to PDFs or interactive CD-Roms. The turn of the millennium brought upgraded technologies, software, and methodologies. The eLearning development process improved, but rapid development tools were in high demand. The Rapid eLearning Tools Era. From 2006-2010, rapid eLearning tools became the standard in the market. More tools and technology were introduced to aid in the eLearning process.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic

Learning Visions

Friday, May 04, 2007 New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic Another new rapid e-Learning tool, this from Epic (UK). From the press release: Its important to remember, however, that as with any tool, you only get out what you put in. To makes sure that clients get the most out of Rapid Create, or from any other authoring tool they may select, Epic also provides training and capability building to ensure internal teams are skilled-up in creating effective e-learning.

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. This means these changes affect eLearning software companies like Easygenerator before they will affect the eLearning users. 18 months ago we launched the first version of our web based eLearning authoring solution.

Lectora to Convert PowerPoint Presentations into Engaging E-learning

CommLab India

In this post, we will see how to convert PowerPoint presentations using another widely used rapid authoring tool – Lectora Inspire. Step 02: Now, open the Lectora software installed in your computer and click the Import PowerPoint button. Lectora can be used to publish to various formats such as HTML5, Executable File (exe), CD-ROM, Course Mill, AICC, SCORM, and xAPI.

The 18 Essential Steps of a Course Design

eFront

What course authoring tools will integrate easily? Create a quick prototype using a graphic tools like Visio, which looks like a final course. Assemble the media in the form of mp3, jpg, wmv etc, in your course authoring tool. Review the course for adherence to the scope and objectives, quality of media, any typing and grammar errors, and software bugs or glitches.

SCORM vs AICC: how do they compare?

Elucidat

When these standards were originally set up in 1993, they only focused on CD-ROM based training. Many elearning authoring tools let you create a course with SCORM output without any programming knowledge.

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Doctors versus internet: who is better at diagnosing?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Many participants in the MOOC remembered the CD-ROM with the Encarta encyclopedia, the documentation centres with microfiches, the subscription to a magazine, the Yellow Pages. The doctors trauma: experts are no longer automatically the authority The internet changes the relationship between a patient and the physician to turn it upside down. Doctors are no longer automatically the authority which looks at the patient and his/her illness and takes decisions alone.

Storyline and ZebraZapps: seriously powerful, seriously simple

Clive on Learning

Here at DevLearn 2011 in Las Vegas I've got authoring tools on my mind. Because I have been able to take a look at two new tools today, which I'm sure are going to have a major impact. Storyline is a desktop authoring tool which Articulate would probably position alongside their current Studio suite of Presenter, QuizMaker and Engage, but for me this is definitely a replacement. You can import from PowerPoint or Articulate Studio tools if you need to.

PowerPoint Add-ins – Develop E-learning Courses Rapidly

CommLab India

Courses can be published to formats such as Flash, HTML, PDF, or CD-ROM. While these 3 are simple add-ins to PowerPoint, you have other tools too which help you develop some highly engaging and interactive online courses. Here is a blog, 3 Types of Rapid Authoring Tools for E-learning Development , which will take you through the other types of e-learning tools.

Lessons from the past

dVinci Interactive

In 1989, I created my first interactive video using an authoring platform called IconAuthor, and it required a newfangled operating system called Windows 2.1. Other technological improvements followed rapidly – Windows 95 was a game-changer, as was the introduction of the PC authoring system Toolbook along with cross-platform tools like Director and Authorware. CD ROMs became easy to author, but they were soon supplanted by the ubiquity of the internet.

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The Content Conversion Cause - Abhijit Kadle

Aptara

Director died alongside CD-ROMs, taking Shockwave with it, but Flash hung around. . As long as there was a need for animation, interaction, and engagement to be delivered over the web, Flash survived, mainly because authoring platforms meant for e-learning couldn’t provide the required sophistication. Over the last five years, we’ve seen that change because of efficient and effective rapid authoring tools. legacy tools/platforms (Authorware, Director, etc.)

The future of e-Learning, according to Kasper Spiro | Change to learn

Challenge to Learn

Skip to content Homepage Kasper Spiro Change to learn “ On a mission to make EasyGenerator the best and most successful e-Learning authoring tool in the world ” ‹ Ukrainian visit The mission of EasyGenerator according to Kasper Spiro › November 24, 2010 The future of e-Learning, according to Kasper Spiro Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog about starting up my work as CEO for EasyGenerator. We published them on CD-ROM’s as Computer Based training (CBT).

Lectora 12 Just Released—It’s the Best Lectora Yet!

Trivantis

Trivantis is excited to announce the release of Lectora® 12 e-Learning software. Our Lectora users are important to us—that’s why this update of your favorite authoring tool delivers the timesaving usability enhancements you’ve asked for! For years Lectora has made it easy to create quality e-Learning authoring quickly (which is why it’s the tool of choice for the Global 2000). Lectora Inspire Tools.

Part III : Where Are You with Your Blended Learning Strategy?

CraneMorley

Early attempts to make it interactive started with the Video Disc, then CD-ROM and then went back to a linear tool: DVD. Somewhere in the middle of that trend, authoring tools such as Captivate and Storyline came along which empowered instructional designers to create content with less programmer support. Part 3 of Part 4.

It is great to have that startup feeling again

Challenge to Learn

The first edition of Easygenerator was a CD-ROM tool based on Authorware. We developed our second generation of authoring tools, already cloud based, focused on professional developers, competing with tools like Articulate and Lectora. There was plenty of passion for e-Learning, but our tool did not really reflect that. With our ‘old tool’ we were in a race with our competitors for functionality: Who has the most and sexiest features.

eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter

Trivantis

The aircraft industry has always had a high need for training and certification, and prior to 1988, this led to a variety of incompatible and closed system training programs that had unique hardware and software requirements. The specification was originally intended for CD-ROM or local file based content, and was updated in 1998 and 1999 to use a protocol known as HACP (HTTP-based AICC/CMI Protocol) to allow it to operate in a Web-based environment.

Part III : Where Are You with Your Blended Learning Strategy?

CraneMorley

Early attempts to make it interactive started with the Video Disc, then CD-ROM and then went back to a linear tool: DVD. Somewhere in the middle of that trend, authoring tools such as Captivate and Storyline came along which empowered instructional designers to create content with less programmer support. Part 3 of Part 4.

Elearning. L&D's hard to kick habit?

Learning Rocks

Scrolling seems so self-evidently the right solution to lots of text, yet lots of authoring tools are predicated on a fixed screen format of design that not simply encourages the text 'n next approach to learning design. It's my suspicion that the fixed screen harks back to PowerPoint, either in the design of the "rapid development" tools that mimic it (Storyline is but one example) or in a literal interpretation of scripts written in PowerPoint.

Terms e-Learning Designers Should Know

Mindflash

e-Learning: e-Learning is a broad term used to describe learning that occurs through the use of electronic means, which can include web-conferencing, CD-ROM, and web-based training. Learning Management System (LMS): A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of education courses or training programs. An LCMS has a built-in authoring tool, and LMSs do not.

7 Tips To Create A Self-Paced eLearning Course

TalentLMS

In the good old days, they were mailed directly to your door in the form of a CD-ROM. In some cases, learning contracts are a valuable tool, particularly for individuals who need more structure or accountability. eLearning forums , social media groups, and video conferencing software are just a few of the online tools at your disposal. Thankfully, LMS solutions feature analytics and reporting tools which provide powerful insights.

RapideL-i

Clive on Learning

I've been taking a look at an early version of RapideL's new online e-learning authoring tool, which they are calling RapideL-i. I've previously experimented with their desktop tool, RapideL Enhance, which works with Microsoft Word to generate Flash-based courses, but this is a big step forward. I would have no hesitation for reaching for one of these tools if I was working on a project alone.

LMS: Best Bet for Delivering Online Training

ProProfs

While many would argue that it is easier to upload an elearning course to a public Dropbox folder and then simply share the link with the learners or use the Intranet, CD-ROMs, USBs and so on, I would say that delivering online training via an LMS is a better option. Easily prove course has been completed: Many businesses are needed to share a proof of successfully delivering compliance training with the regulatory authorities.

What are SCORM and AICC, By the Way?

CommLab India

Most rapid authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate can be used to publish courses compliant with SCORM or AICC. These standards included web-based training only in 1998; when established in 1993, they focused only on CD-ROM based training. Related Posts 4 Tips for Developing E-learning Course Using Rapid Authoring Tools 5 Effective Ways to Reduce E-learning Development Time [Infographic] An Introduction to Articulate Storyline [Video].

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Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Fun with Learning

Kapp Notes

I've been a fan of Jellyvision's You Don't Know Jack for a while, my first CD of the game had the following system requirements: 486SX/33 or better microprocessor Windows 3.1x Sound can be a powerful tool for learning. The reason podcasting is so powerful and can be an effective tool for learning is that a mentor or a colleague can speak directly to you as you listen to the podcast. Next time you sit down to author an e-learning course.

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What is eLearning?

LearnUpon

Let’s take a closer look at what eLearning is, different eLearning types and tools, and the benefits it offers your organization. Some of these factors include: The Internet – Prior to the rise of the internet, many relied on printed manuals, CD-ROMS and other restrictive methods for learning and training. A learning management system ( LMS ) is a software application that is used to deliver online training.

E-learning ain't what it used to be

Clive on Learning

For close to forty years we have witnessed little change in the way these modules are designed, developed and displayed, even though the delivery channel has shifted from floppy disk to videodisc, from CD-ROM to the web browser. The modules are developed using an ‘authoring tool’ that sits on the developer’s computer and then delivered in finished form from some portable medium, such as a disk, or from an online platform such as a learning management system.