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Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. 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. Templates with some learning objects? 43 Vendors do not have one.

E-Learning: Did you know.

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I love going to LMS sites and seeing a list of clients that the vendor lists. Especially the LMS vendors who also create custom content/development. That some vendors who provide a list of clients may not be clients of their LMS, rather they are current or past clients of custom course development. Yep, you read that right, and best or worst of all, they (vendor) never tells you, unless you inquiry. For the vendor to achieve success in the demo.

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Less Time? Less Money? Think ELearning Authoring Tools

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In this case, it is e-learning or online training. Online courses can be created quickly with the help of rapid authoring tools. What are rapid authoring tools? Rapid authoring tools are software packages that provide a skeletal structure that enable you to jump start creating an online course. You also have digital content developed by the marketing or HR department. Many authoring tools are available in the market.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

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I especially love it when it happens in the e-learning industry. Innovators and Risk Takers – emerging technology integrated, new ideas, pushing the envelope in what is possible in e-learning/social learning/m-learning, coming up with something that has never been done before – risk takers. When they hit stride, other vendors take notice and soon, the lemming revolution begins. An e-learning marketplace. E-Learning 24/7.

TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

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Nice selection of vendors – in general. More goodies then in the past, but the vendor with the awesome monkeys – it was nearly impossible to get one – you had a better chance of allowing them to stick leeches on you, then getting one – what’s the point of marketing – if the product you want to show – yours – isn’t walking the floor with folks. Less vendors scanning people’s ID badges, which I found interesting.

Latest Trends in E-Learning

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Twice a year I will be providing some trends that I am seeing in the e-learning market. This one trend really is an irritation to me, because the term “training” is showing up rather than “learning”, which is the standard term as it relates to online learning (see it already?). We call online learning, e-learning, not e-training, but some vendors will have you believe that “training” is the appropriate term, rather than learning.

Product Review: GeoLearning GeoMaestro

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Offers Lectora (rapid content authoring tool) as a separate option which can integrate with GeoMaestro. Social Learning standard features – Lame. Social Learning add on module – Not a lot for what you get at an additional cost. It is truly amazing on how vendors seem to think lots of stuff on the page, is the way to go and navigation is just a requirement. Why vendors still think this is not needed or used, makes no sense.

Emerging technologies & challenges in e-Learning content creation: Global resourcing to rescue

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The dynamics of e-Learning Industry have recently witnessed swift changes due to emergence of new technologies in recent past. Delivery platforms are seeing a paradigm shift from desktops to mobiles & tablet computers, operating systems are transiting from Windows to Android and iOS, programming tools maturing from Adobe Flash to HTML 5, Rapid Authoring tools are also going through a metamorphosis and so on so forth. Powered By DT Author Box.

Deriving the Best out of E-learning Outsourcing: Creating Impactful Courseware

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With the growing popularity and success of e-learning in the corporate circles, the need for high-quality course-ware development is ever-increasing. Many organizations thus prefer the route of developing their course-ware through external resources in order to keep up with the pace of demand and restrictive time-lines. G-Cube works with many organizations, assisting them to develop e-courses for their varying needs. e-Learning

5 Reasons Why Outsourcing Corporate E-Learning is a Smart Move

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The key features of corporate e-learning courses are that they should be consistent, easy to follow, and create employee engagement. There is a good chance you have people working for you who have the necessary knowledge that needs to be shared, but might lack the skill or time to develop a complete e-learning course. When you hire an external company for developing your employee e-learning course you pay one price for the final product.

Build In-house or Outsource E-learning? Assess Your Resources First

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In my earlier blog, I discussed the points you need to consider before deciding to buy or build your e-learning courses. The decision also hinges on whether you have the required resources to build an e-learning course. For this, you need to make a proper assessment because the development of e-learning requires the involvement of a large and diverse group of people with unique skill sets. They understand the importance of e-learning.

Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

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The Final Frontier of E-learning. To boldly go where no e-learning speaker from Los Angeles in the last few years has presented at… Wheeee Wheee. E-Learning Date. For those of uninitiated, Online Educa Berlin, is an e-learning conference geared towards higher education and with some corporate. If you are an e-learning vendor in the higher education space and doing or planning on doing business in Europe, this is the place to be.