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.
E-Learning Interaction Building Tools Comparison
MAY 9, 2016
An eLearning course looks incomplete without interactions. No one likes to take a boring page turner course. Interactions help in making the course engaging and collaborative. They foster active learning through a meaningful interchange between the course and learners.
State of the Authoring Tool Industry
MAY 16, 2016
When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind. Confusion leads to flushed in terms of causation that some vendors in their infinite wisdom have decided it is better to jump one way than stay the course. And for the entire rapid content authoring tool space, I have to ask – Why? The point is that an authoring tool should not just go along, but go beyond. PowerPoint is presentation software. SaaS tool.
‘Captivate & Raptivity’- A must have combination of eLearning tools in your course creation tool kit!
OCTOBER 9, 2013
In a short but informative post, let me put together a summary of the webinar concluded on October 3, 2013 on ‘Creating Interactive Courses using Raptivity and Captivate’ with Joe Ganci as the guest speaker (PS: I was busy answering [.].
New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
best products that work under water (summer time) and from the e-learning prospective – the best authoring tools. Authoring tools are always changing – some for the better, others for the worst. SCORM and assessment tool. #4 Everyone loves lists.
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.
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. Q: How does Responsive Course Design™ in Lectora Online fit into today’s mobile world? Authoring Tools Blog
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.
Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013
OCTOBER 20, 2013
A desktop authoring tool that provides a wealth of features and additional software. Camtasia 8, Snag-it 1, ReviewLink (a fantastic product – but only for 10 courses? Templates, themes, debug tool (nice), translation tool (nice too). Translation tool.
E-learning Authoring Tools: The Civil War
JULY 25, 2016
To address your urgency, e-learning professionals have been taking the help of rapid authoring tools to develop online learning material in a span of weeks rather than months. Easiest tool of the three. Perfect tool to develop software systems training.
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 –. For many tools, the answers are as expected.
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.
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.
E-Learning Authoring Tool Comparison
JANUARY 24, 2013
We get lots of questions about our opinion on the major e-learning authoring tools. There have been a lot of changes to the authoring tool landscape in the last 12 months, so I thought I’d update it. . Studio does not offer any options for software simulations.
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.
Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
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. Course assessment capability.
10 Rapid Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 [Infographic]
JULY 29, 2016
With mobile devices ceasing to support Flash-based training materials, the demand for Flash to HTML5 conversion tools has gone up. So selecting the right authoring tool can be quite challenging. Do share which tool you’ve selected and why.
5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads
MAY 3, 2012
Of late, many of our clients have asked us to develop courses for deployment over PCs but which can also be viewed over the iPad. While the demand for HTML5 courses is yet to catch up, the demand is growing stronger nevertheless. Upcoming Tools.
Which Responsive Authoring Tools Will Work for Your eLearning Needs (Free eBook)
JANUARY 5, 2017
You’re looking for a solution that allows for quicker and simpler development of responsive eLearning courses by non-technical authors. eLearning Responsive Authoring Tools Responsive Authoring Tools for Your eLearning Needs X Responsive Authoring Tools eBookSo you need to create eLearning that your learners can access on multiple devices – desktops and laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
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.
How to Choose the Right Course-Authoring Tool
MARCH 5, 2015
You have come up with a storyline to embed in your new course. 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.
Quick Guide: E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools [Infographic]
AUGUST 15, 2016
Authoring tools are widely used for the rapid development of eLearning courses. The advent of rapid authoring tools has ushered in a new era in the world of online course development. Several rapid authoring tools are available in the market.
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. It is one of the most crucial decisions you must make to successfully convert your ILT material into e-learning courses.
Authoring Tool Trends
SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Of course missing them – Polaroid, can be catastrophic. 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. Some authoring tools offer as few as two, with English being one of them.
Authoring Tool/Framework Selection for Responsive eLearning Development: Adapt
JUNE 28, 2016
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
Simple Video Production Apps for Course Authoring
DECEMBER 4, 2015
Course Authoring Made Simple. Stumped with where to begin with video production for your courses? Do not feel you need to be a professional videographer or a production professional in order to generate video content for your online courses.
Using Rapid Authoring Tools to Design eLearning Courses for Multiple Devices
APRIL 9, 2013
Let’s face it: the primary delivery tool for eLearning is still usually a desktop or laptop computer. We recently created a course for MISO to help managers handle organizational change. MISO wanted to complete a project in Storyline and see how they felt about the upgraded tool.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3 Types of Rapid Authoring Tools for Development
OCTOBER 10, 2016
John has stacks of ILT material to be converted into e-learning courses. His experience of working on e-learning projects tells him it will take months to develop the courses and would cost him quite a few dollars. What is a rapid authoring tool?
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.