Authoring Tool Trends for 2017
MARCH 1, 2017
The authoring tool industry continues to evolve. I won’t regurgitate everything that appeared and did not for that matter in the authoring tool space as a whole in 2016, but a few have crossed over in a positive light, which is pushing trend. Authoring tool style.
State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015
JULY 14, 2015
The “WOW” They have failed to grasp the power of mobile content, beyond “responsive”; understood gamification (a few have, the rest “nope”) and see the real power and value of a video course with all the trimmings, not a video embedded in a course.
State of the Authoring Tool Industry
MAY 16, 2016
When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind. And for the entire rapid content authoring tool space, I have to ask – Why? If I am an authoring tool vendor, I would explore what is happening in the authoring tool market, what my product looks like, how I can make it better for my target audience and what do I see or others I trust see the e-learning space is heading. . Assessment tool.
eLearning Authoring Tool Capability
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SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
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Two Software Tools for Creating Simulations
DECEMBER 5, 2011
Here are two tools that can be used for creating effective and engaging simulations. Let me know of other tools. Screen Capture from SimWriter simulation creation software. Add motions and gestures to the production timeline for more engaging eLearning content.
4 HTML5 Authoring Tools You Need to Know About
AUGUST 7, 2014
This logically deduces the need for such authoring tools that can publish content that is compatible to the user experience that such smart devices deliver. Here we have compiled a list of 4 authoring tools that enable smarter and interactive content designing and delivery.
Authoring Tools and Lectora Online Q&A
AUGUST 4, 2016
Recently, Lectora® Online was listed in the “ 5 Top E-learning Content Authoring Tools for Corporate Trainers ” by Software Advice. A: Responsive design has quickly evolved from a “nice-to-have” feature to a vital component of any e-learning content authoring tool.
Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013
OCTOBER 20, 2013
A desktop authoring tool that provides a wealth of features and additional software. Templates, themes, debug tool (nice), translation tool (nice too). Includes an assessment tool and can generate certificates. Translation tool.
Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools
JUNE 30, 2010
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 –.
The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market
JANUARY 18, 2012
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.
Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013
OCTOBER 30, 2013
This year we will focus on the top ten authoring tools for 2013. For each authoring ranking, a brief true ghost story, then the vendor and why it was selected. Nice assessment tool. Proof that you can create an amazing authoring tool without being based in the U.S. One of the trends I forsee in 2014 is an increase in the number of authoring tools enabling multilingual while creating a course. Welcome to my yearly Halloween Edition.
New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Initially I wasn’t going to post authoring tool rankings beyond the top ten, until July. 20 eLab - The user interface is intriguing and enables anyone to build a course, without having the typical “ooh that looks so lame” with some rapid content authoring tools.
6 Steps to Choosing the Best eLearning Authoring Tool
JUNE 9, 2015
The mere thought of choosing a new e-Learning authoring tool may make some eLearning professionals cringe, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful and time-consuming task. In this article, I’ll walk you through the process of choosing the best eLearning authoring tool for you.
5 E-Learning Authoring Tools
APRIL 28, 2016
The content used for teaching is different: it can be a textbook or a presentation, quiz, video lecture, software simulation, game, etc. The key point of this article is to help you build your perfect authoring toolbox based on your needs. Shared.
‘Captivate & Raptivity’- A must have combination of eLearning tools in your course creation tool kit!
OCTOBER 9, 2013
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Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Tools these days come in three flavors. Authoring Tools for developers. The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. Course Authoring Tools for the masses.
Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten
JUNE 11, 2013
With all this fun summer stuff, comes my summer course authoring tool rankings. For those who are in my top ten course authoring tool rankings. #10 Searchable content. Assessment tool including randomization. Assessment tool and question bank.
20 Frequently Asked Questions About E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools
OCTOBER 17, 2016
With hundreds of e-learning development software available in today’s marketplace, choosing the right one which fully meets your training needs can be a major challenge. In case you choose a tool that does not fully meet your training needs, you lose more than just your time and money.
Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market
JULY 20, 2011
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. Built in assessment tool, inc.
Authoring Tool Trends
SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Here now are the latest authoring tool trends (excluding the ones I posted in last week’s blog). Enables the course author to skin/brand their course with their own logo, colors, etc. . Many authoring tools give you limited color options and may/may not enable you to add your own logo. Allows courses that are being built in the authoring tool to be in another language beyond what used to be the standard norm of just English.
Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market
OCTOBER 17, 2012
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. Authoring Tool Treat.
3 Powerful Rapid Authoring Tools Released in 2016
DECEMBER 26, 2016
Every year, several new authoring tools are released into the market, and 2016 was no exception. Today, we will look at three powerful e-learning authoring applications released in 2016 and examine how they help develop online courses better.
Authoring Tool/Framework Selection for Responsive eLearning Development: Adapt
JUNE 28, 2016
The evolution of devices from desktop computers to tablets to mobile phones has changed the way people access and interact with content. To keep up with these changes, eLearning authoring tools/frameworks have also had to evolve and revamp their features to add multi-device support and responsive output. Meanwhile, new tools/frameworks designed specifically for responsive course […]. eLearning Adapt Adapt Authoring Too Adapt Framework Authoring Tool
2014 Authoring Tools – State of Affairs
MARCH 17, 2014
So far in 2014, the authoring tool space hasn’t really come out with anyone earth shattering, that would make you stand up and scream “Brussels Sprouts are the new “spinach” Avatars and background templates continue to “in” - A few vendors are now adding “real life” scenario backgrounds- but “real life” is open to interpretation. Built-in audio narration tools including some editing.
Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools
AUGUST 20, 2015
HTML5 is one of the main tools used by eLearning professionals, mainly because of its versatility and flexibility. There are several HTML5 eLearning authoring tools available for developers. This online tool enables you to create basic, but effective courses and lessons.
Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning
JUNE 17, 2010
There is still a lack of standardization across devices and amongst networks across geographical areas resulting in mlearning content development being somewhat constrained. Earlier we’ve mentioned some tools that can assist you in mLearning applications.
8 reasons why your authoring tool must be in the cloud
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 18, 2016
All software and data will move to the cloud sooner or later. All the software lives in the cloud and is maintained and cared for by the vendor. Because all the data is in one place, authors from any location can access it and work on it. Software is being improved all the time.
Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
What is the best rapid authoring tool in the market? How do we choose the right tool that will provide the maximum return on our investment? Well, the answer to these questions is that the choice of a rapid authoring tool is based on your training development needs.
Easygenerator to launch new free web based eLearning authoring software at #DevLearn
Challenge to Learn
OCTOBER 21, 2013
This Wednesday (October 23rd) we will launch a completely new web-based free eLearning authoring tool. We will take all the experience we have built in the past 15 years on eLearning authoring and put it in a brand new product.
LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
Before getting started with using eLearning tools for your education or certification programs, it is important to know the difference between the different tools used to create, develop, and deliver eLearning content. Which eLearning Tool is Right for You?
The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
To help you out, I’ve aggregated 11 of the top development tools to help you easily put together either native, or web-based mobile LMS software apps for your workforce. Tools for Web-Based eLearning Apps. iWebkit : This tool is only for use with iOS devices like iPhones.
Why cloud authoring tools are the best tools for eLearning
AUGUST 3, 2016
Let’s start by understanding, what exactly is ‘Cloud Authoring’! Cloud authoring is ‘internet based authoring’. In other words, one can access these tools using their web browser. So, what makes Cloud Authoring better than others?
3 Popular Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools – When to Use What
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Do you know which authoring tool is the best option for your training requirement? The use of e-learning authoring tools depends on the training need, complexity of the course, delivery platform – online or on mobiles – timelines, budget, and other factors.
Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
I suspected that the expo would feature a large quantity of rapid content authoring tools. Not so much, from what I saw – some of the tools were underwhelming (granted some were quite impressive), but rather how the vendors themselves perceived where the market is going and what customers want in their authoring tools. Back in 2000, the knock on rapid content authoring tools were they “pre-template” driven solutions.
Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing
MARCH 20, 2013
Right now I am doing a survey on authoring tools (more on this at the end of the post) and so far 100% of all respondents state that HTML5 output is required in an authoring tool. I do believe that HTML5 output will continue to grow as an authoring tool feature. If you are an e-learning developer or instructional designer this has always been a favorite feature of authoring tools. The magic 8 ball is a fun item to use.
Can Rapid Authoring Tools Deliver Responsive and Device Agnostic Content?
JANUARY 30, 2015
Device agnosticism is a hot topic in the web content development arena. That’s where device agnosticism comes into the picture: writing content that’s suitable for most devices (ideally all devices) and be responsive nevertheless. Thus usability of the content suffers.
How to Choose the Right Course-Authoring Tool
MARCH 5, 2015
So, you have the content ready with learning objectives. Have you a selected an authoring tool? A software that will convert your notes into the actual course? A tool that will enable you to integrate multimedia at the right places. Tips authoring tools