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State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind. Bewildered on what is happening, why what is needed isn’t appearing as it should, and how is it possible that something so obvious based on where e-learning is heading, mobile is pushing and future tech is inspiring is lost among so many vendors? For the fans of PowerPoint, no need to worry, many vendors to select with various options, albeit many similar. Assessment tool.

Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

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. Nice tracking feature.

A Conversation with Stephanie Nadda

Kapp Notes

Here is our conversation about learning technologies and her new partnership with Exult. Nadda: I would call out three main areas: Integrate the technologies that support learning management (LMS, LCMS, content authoring) and knowledge management (CMS, KMS, enterprise search, etc.).

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. Vendors know the prices already, so they can give you a ballpark estimate of what it would cost. 4:55) So Craig, where do you see vendors falling behind?

Recap of ASTD TechKnowledge 2013: Day 1

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It can be embed into your web site, added to your LMS, but to me the real awesomeness is the ability to add into any authoring tool. Can add your own audio or use one of their audio tracks – which surprisingly were not bad, actually quite a few were good. It’s one big drawback – no support for SCORM, but hey, since it is ideal for sticking in to your course, rather than as a standalone authoring tool, it works.

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3 Secrets of Workshop Facilitators: Leverage Them to Author eLearning Rapidly

Mindflash

And, the technology embedded in online training tools makes it easy to duplicate the positive parts of facilitator-led workshops while removing the not-so-positive parts. Many facilitators pay to become certified to facilitate workshops using canned content created by a niche training vendor.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Monday, January 07, 2008 The Value of Instructional Designers Ive been having on ongoing conversation with other instructional designers as to whether or not we need to have the technical skill sets to actually build the courses we design.

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! An additional fee of $700 per day for vendors who wanted to use Wi-Fi, which some vendors found to be spotty at best. One vendor I know declined the Wi-Fi and instead used their 3G smartphone tied back to their laptop. Authoring tools – Usual players were there, and a couple of newbies – but hey it is a start. EXTRA!

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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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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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How big data changes the training scenery

Matrix

Well, the actual collection of all these data happens through xAPI and its learning record store of actor – action – object activity statements, but everything can be connected to the company LMS and its analytics and reporting tools, for best training results. We live in a world of data.

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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7 Things to Consider to Ensure the Proper LMS Prescription

Challenge to Learn

The last 2,5 years my focus has been on eLearning authoring and I think this a very informative post on selecting a LMS. She researches and writes about trends in a variety of software verticals, with a particular focus on learning management software.

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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.

Experience (Tin Can) API: What to Expect from Your LMS Provider

Bottom-Line Performance

An API is a language two software programs or databases use to talk to each-other. The SCORM API is tested and reliable for tracking of basic information such as course completion, time spent taking a course, completion date, and post-test score. Tin Can. Experience. TIN CAN!

Four Wishes for LMS Buyers

Association eLearning

The conversation goes something like this… Typical Phone Call Example. Sometimes LMSs offer some basic course development tools, but it’s not a core LMS function. If they buy a course authoring tool, they will also need training on how to design eLearning courses and use the tool.

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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eLearning 101: How to Make an eLearning Course (Updated!)

OpenSesame

What’s an authoring tool? The sharable content object reference model (SCORM) is a software standard that governs how course files communicate or report information to learning management systems. eLearning Authoring Tools. Teaching from software tools?

Does Your Business Really Need an LMS? Straight Talk with “The eLearning Coach”

Talented Learning

Is the relationship shifting between content authoring and learning systems? How do tools like xAPI and CRM integration make it easier to link learning with business results? And to some degree, every LMS tracks learner progress as they move through assigned or selected content.

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?

xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY

MakingBetter

Last year was the first year there was an official xAPI Track at DevLearn and, together, we are upping that ante again (…in Vegas). Riptide Software has been a big supporter of every xAPI Camp with really compelling cases studies and incredible enthusiasm over the mission of getting people into the conversations they need to have around xAPI. Rustici Software almost needs no introduction as they prototyped and developed innovative work that eventually became xAPI.

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LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

As I get deeper and deeper into the industry, I’m more convinced than ever that “focus” is the key LMS technology trend of today’s winning vendors. Unfortunately, it is too easy for LMS vendors and buyers to get lost in the “me too” feature race and fail to see the forest for the trees.

Why your learning management system needs content support

LearnUpon

Even when an LMS runs extremely smoothly, support is still essential for getting things like authoring tools and content standards to work together successfully. Creating eLearning content can be a lengthy process, involving the collaboration of multiple tools and experts.

The 5 W’s: Tips for Getting Started with Your First LMS

Absorb LMS

You would have to call your vendor for the slightest modifications. Not that long ago, in a galaxy, well, right here, learning management systems were something that were out of the reach of small and medium-sized organizations.

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Is Wearable Tech a 2014 eLearning Trend to Watch?

Bottom-Line Performance

But if the last few years have been any indication, we cannot assume the buying behavior of consumers will have a significant impact on the eLearning tools used in corporate settings… at least not right away.

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LXP: Poised for Center Stage

CLO Magazine

All of them need learning at some point in their job, whether it be for onboarding, compliance or training to use the tools of their trade. And certainly, learning offers some of the most exciting uses for AI and conversational systems.

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Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

eLearning 24-7

Rather than go into a whole diatribe about CMI-5, I recommend you read this info on CMI-5 (put together in part from vendor RISC). I as many folks constantly referred to xAPI as Tin Can, but recently say in the past month, I found out that Tin Can was a trademarked name by Rustici Software. Thus by saying Tin Can repeatedly, I was doing you an injustice, since in essence I was putting out a brand name by one vendor. 8 Built-in Authoring Tools.

Choosing the Right Outsourcing Partner for Your Rapid Courseware Development

CommLab India

To make the conversion, you can choose from any one of the latest authoring tools like Articulate Storyline, Storyline 360, Lectora 17, Lectora Online, iSpring, or Claro. Should have proven track record in developing learning solutions for improving performance.

Development Time for Corporate Learning: A Reality Check

Bottom-Line Performance

This has led to lots of conversation and questions here at BLP and in our broader industry. What impact does the chosen authoring tool have? The more voices, the more risk that there is a lack of vision or decision maker who will keep the course and team focused and on-track.

11 Solutions to Blended Learning Challenges Where Clients Get Stuck

Obsidian Learning

Outside vendors can offer a neutral vision, and don’t have competing responsibilities diluting their focus. A vendor can come in, make recommendations, and execute the project quickly and efficiently, sometimes before an internal team could get the project off the ground.

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Performance Learning Productivity

It won’t mean that they were all competent or learned anything, but it sure-as-hell will help him and BP when the regulatory authorities come knocking. Employees will continue to demand access to the tools that best work for them in their personal learning environment.

10 Favorite LMS Features and Why We Love Them

Avilar

Our conversations often center on how they can maximize their learning management systems (LMS) to advance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of their employees. Tracking. A true LMS will support the selection and delivery of different course topics, types, and vendors.

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LMS: Best Bet for Delivering Online Training

ProProfs

As our conversation started to gain pace, I quickly pointed out that ‘elearning’ was the best 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 is in store for the LMS Space: My Forecasts for 2016

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vendor)? After spending quite a bit of time examining the market, tracking the data and following the industry – on a global scale – I’ve identified a series of forecasts, some of which are presented below. So, P2P hits mainstream, okay, quite a few vendors. I see some vendors including a note or comment capability to the content curation, especially with the mobile video. Conversion by the way is on the back end, when the video is uploaded.

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Video and LMSs – Why changes will need to be made in 2014

eLearning 24-7

With 2014 already in play, it is time for many LMS vendors to awaken by the trumpets playing the background – you might think it is Muzak, but no it’s trumpets. Analytics tied to video – they want to know what learner accessed the video course or video, how many times, how often, where did the go – From a video course standpoint – analytics is not really in play right now with LMS vendors (VLP a tad different, but not that robust).

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