10 Best eLearning Authoring Tools

ProProfs

The growing use of both paid and free eLearning authoring tools is a contributing factor here. As a matter of fact, adopting eLearning software is inevitable for businesses. To make the search easier for you, we present a list of the best eLearning authoring tools on the market.

dominKnow | ONE vs Articulate 360: an eLearning Authoring Tool Functionality Face-Off

Tesseract Learning

d ominKnow | ONE and Articulate 360 are eLearning authoring toolboxes with a lot in common. . Both include two authoring options: traditional and responsive. Both promise cloud-based interfaces, teamwork features, review capabilities, screencasting tools, and so on.

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10 Elearning Development Tools

Ed App

But with the availability of eLearning development tools, managers now have the option to use those to speed up the process of training preparation. Here are 10 eLearning development tools to help you with your training. Elearning Development Tool #1 – EdApp.

2014 Authoring Tools – State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

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.

dominKnow | ONE vs Articulate 360: an eLearning Authoring Tool Functionality Face-Off

Tesseract Learning

d ominKnow | ONE and Articulate 360 are eLearning authoring toolboxes with a lot in common. Both include two authoring options: traditional and responsive. Both promise cloud-based interfaces, teamwork features, review capabilities, screencasting tools, and so on.

dominKnow | ONE vs Articulate 360: an eLearning Authoring Tool Functionality Face-Off

Tesseract Learning

d ominKnow | ONE and Articulate 360 are eLearning authoring toolboxes with a lot in common. Both include two authoring options: traditional and responsive. Both promise cloud-based interfaces, teamwork features, review capabilities, screencasting tools, and so on.

10 Training Evaluation Tools

Ed App

Training evaluation tools gauge and visualize the performance of learners and check if they meet the determined learning objectives. In this article, we’ll be looking at 10 training evaluation tools that you can use to assess training effectiveness and help improve your learning outcomes.

Courseware LMSs – Good or bad for the industry?

eLearning 24-7

The Courseware LMS Approach – Early days and today. When courseware LMSs first started showing up back in the day, it was just about the courses. . First off, there are vendors out there who pitch they are an LMS when in reality they are a courseware provider that has some type of learning platform. Secondly, there are courseware providers who are all about the courses. In other words, a courseware LMS with micro courses as the primary.

An explanation of cmi5 in (mostly) plain English

Rustici Software

It’s all too common to hear someone say “cmi5 is the bridge between SCORM and xAPI” around the office. Behold: cmi5, which provides a way to move from SCORM to the more modern xAPI specification. Essentially: cmi5 = LMS + xAPI data. cmi5 SCORM Standards Evolution xAPI

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5 Considerations Before Choosing an LMS

eLearning Brothers

I have evaluated dozens of different tools, products, and packages in my 15+ years in the industry. While most LMSes offer a plethora of features and tools in their basic package, you may not want or need all that extra information cluttering up your system. There are many that offer a bare-bones package that you can then select the add-ons and tools that help you to make it really the best LMS for your needs. Are all your courses published for the xAPI (TinCan) standard?

Learning Management System – LMS

Ed App

Today, this system is online and web-based, using digital software and technology. The user interface, the part the instructors and learners use, is a collection of input devices and software. The software would be a particular training course they are working on. xAPI / TinCan.

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

The year saw many interesting developments directly impacting e-learning in areas like: Courseware Authoring Tools. More authoring tools, LMSs, and learning platforms embracing collaboration workflows to encourage social learning around formal learning courses. Many tools emerged in 2013, offering the capability to create gamified learning experiences. More content authoring tools adopting HTML5 (including support for powerful interactivities and media).

Tom Kuhlmann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: What do you think is the future of rapid e-learning authoring tools? A few years ago it made sense because most of the options required programming skills; thus having tools that took this away made development “rapid.” However, many of the tools, like Storyline, have become more sophisticated and replaced traditional programming. And these tools are more prevalent. The tools are getting easier to use and provide more options.

TOM KUHLMANN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: What do you think is the future of rapid e-learning authoring tools? A few years ago it made sense because most of the options required programming skills; thus having tools that took this away made development “rapid.” However, many of the tools, like Storyline, have become more sophisticated and replaced traditional programming. And these tools are more prevalent. The tools are getting easier to use and provide more options.

Janhavi Padture – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: What do you think is the future of rapid interactivity building (RIB) tools in the e-learning development scenario? Janhavi: Rapid Interactivity building tools have to adapt quickly to the changing technology and the changing demands of the learning community. One area where these tools will continue to invest in will be HTML5 and mobile responsive output. How will the tools evolve further to capitalize the real power of this standard?

JANHAVI PADTURE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: What do you think is the future of rapid interactivity building (RIB) tools in the e-learning development scenario? Janhavi: Rapid Interactivity building tools have to adapt quickly to the changing technology and the changing demands of the learning community. One area where these tools will continue to invest in will be HTML5 and mobile responsive output. How will the tools evolve further to capitalize the real power of this standard?

Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Its product suite includes Lectora – the world’s leading e-Learning software used by over 60% of the Global 2000 companies. Emerging technologies like the Tin Can/Experience API and software like Lectora® Express LMS – the Easy LMS allow us to paint a more authentic picture of how and when learning is happening through greater tracking of learning, including social and informal learning. Learnnovators: What do you think is the future of rapid e-learning authoring tools?

ERIC SCHUERMANN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Its product suite includes Lectora – the world’s leading e-Learning software used by over 60% of the Global 2000 companies. Emerging technologies like the Tin Can/Experience API and software like Lectora® Express LMS – the Easy LMS allow us to paint a more authentic picture of how and when learning is happening through greater tracking of learning, including social and informal learning. Learnnovators: What do you think is the future of rapid e-learning authoring tools?

TOP 9 E-LEARNING PREDICTIONS FOR 2014

Learnnovators

The year saw many interesting developments directly impacting e-learning in areas like: Courseware Authoring Tools. More authoring tools, LMSs, and learning platforms embracing collaboration workflows to encourage social learning around formal learning courses. Many tools emerged in 2013, offering the capability to create gamified learning experiences. More content authoring tools adopting HTML5 (including support for powerful interactivities and media).

The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

Consider the internet; developments on top of the TCP/IP protocol like SMTP and HTML allowed a variety of tools to work together to bring us email and the world wide web. Initially, when you developed eLearning, you were pretty much dependent on the tool you developed it in. You could use any of the many authoring tools, such as Authorware, but you needed an appropriate player. So, does xAPI replace SCORM? .

Why SCORM 2004 failed & what that means for Tin Can

eFront

Sign #2: There is no certification process for tools and packages for the latest SCORM 2004 4 th edition. It was a lot of work for LMS vendors to implement and more importantly, it was too complex for many courseware developers to use. For example, many rapid elearning tools that are available for creating courses DO NOT allow you to build anything easily other than basic SCORM 2004. Content authors should be able to rely on a consistent set of UI expectations.

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The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Stop by the eLearning Rockstar stage—conveniently located near the eLearning Brothers booth—to learn new techniques, see new tools, and become an eLearning Rockstar. At IBM, John received a patent for software design for his work in developing operating systems. John was also co-founder and lead engineer at BocaSoft, a software utility creation company. Why xAPI? or Why Should I Care About xAPI? How the Experience API (xAPI) is an enabler.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

The rise of mLearning has also driven adoption of the Tin Can xAPI eLearning content standard which can track far more learning activities than older standards like SCORM. Open source software: Software for which the source code is publicly available for use and development free of charge. Moodle is an example of open source software that’s used widely in specific kinds of eLearning environments, like universities.

Extending your learning network: What you need to know

Rustici Software

How will users access your courseware? Your courses should support the eLearning standards like SCORM, AICC or xAPI. Options here would include using an authoring tool to create and publish courses in multiple standard formats.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

This consolidation trend remained front-and-center in 2019, with M&A headlines like these: Absorb Software Acquires Extended Enterprise LMS Provider, eLogic Learning. Absorb Software Acquires Torch LMS. Absorb Software Acquires Cloud-Based Learning Tech Company, ePath Learning.

5 Advantages of using Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

Creating top-notch software simulations/tutorials has always been its biggest strength. With every version, Adobe makes improvements and also has some neat additions to the tool which make it easier to develop e-learning courseware. You can simply import your preferred assets right from within the tool and use them in your course in a seamless manner. Best-in-class screen capture capabilities for software simulations.

Migrating from Flash to HTML5 – Part 1

ePath Learning

Kris Castiaux, a Senior Instructional Designer on ePath Learning’s Pro Services team , has over 20 years of experience building engaging and effective custom courseware solutions. Select the Right Tool. Several authoring tools are available for HTML5 output.

At a crossroads: the intersection of higher education and corporate training

CLO Magazine

Corporate-centric LMSs are designed to support this model with built-in authoring tools, content library integrations, and reporting and analytics to track and measure the impact of each individual training activity.

Microlearning Companies – What to look for

Ed App

While eLearning software usually works on mobile devices, it’s frequently clunky and a poor experience for a user. However, microlearning is perfect for use on mobile devices: they’re ubiquitous , microlessons can be distributed via the cloud, their touchscreens allow for interactive (and therefore, engaging) lessons and they’re powerful enough to use elaborate software templates. Rapid authoring tools.

Microlearning Companies – What to look for

Ed App

While eLearning software usually works on mobile devices, it’s frequently clunky and a poor experience for a user. However, microlearning is perfect for use on mobile devices: they’re ubiquitous , microlessons can be distributed via the cloud, their touchscreens allow for interactive (and therefore, engaging) lessons and they’re powerful enough to use elaborate software templates. Rapid authoring tools.

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. If you thought elearning was expensive to build, then consider $300,000 per delivery hour for PLATO courseware! The computers were great, but software was lacking.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around. It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. Notable contributions include SCORM and xAPI. Authoring Tool. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs. LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability).

3 Reasons to ditch SCORM and embrace mobile-focused microlearning

Ed App

Tin Can subsequently evolved into xAPI which came out in 2013 and offers many more features than SCORM. But that was five years ago and five years is a lifetime in technology: xAPI is showing its age. It usually takes weeks to produce company training courseware via SCORM. Not surprisingly, a great deal of SCORM-oriented courseware is out of date but still gets used because updating it is put in the too hard basket. SCORM is to eLearning what coal is to industry.

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Podcast 13: High-Stakes Compliance Training Trends – With Bill Mastin of NetDimensions

Talented Learning

Since then, we’ve built a comprehensive portfolio of specialist solutions through strategic investments and acquisitions, including: Gomo Learning (a fully responsive local authoring tool), Preloaded (a learning games company), Rustici Software (the experts behind xAPI), Watershed (an xAPI-based learning record store), NetDimensions, And most recently PeopleFluent (a full-featured talent management system).

Back Again + Captivate 8 Review (Summary: WOW!)

mLearning Trends

This inaugural “Generation 2” blog posting comes on the heels of a tectonic shift in the mobile learning authoring tool wars…namely, the availability last week of Adobe Captivate 8 officially unveiled on May 20, 2014 in company press releases. And like the world of mobile tech in general, the landscape of enabling tech providing support for mLearning is also evolving at a rapid rate with most passing quarters yielding better tools, templates, and approaches.

Flash is Dead: Long Live HTML5 for eLearning

LearnUpon

Three popular eLearning formats are also largely dependent on Flash technology for their delivery medium: SCORM, Tin Can (xAPI), and video. With mounting frustrations from end-users, hardware manufacturers, and software providers, it was ultimately web-browsers that stepped up to the plate. The good news is that HTML5 technology provides many tools urgently needed to fill the gap left by the decline of Flash. Do you know what authoring tool they were developed in?

Corporate LMS Forecasts 2018

eLearning 24-7

Knowledge reinforcement tools. I’m not a lot of on/off synch app here as part of the tool, which is a shame. And if you have an LMS, better add the tool. . Skill pre-assessments are gaining traction, with the preference being the assessment tool in the LMS, and not in an authoring tool per se. Built-in authoring tools. 3rd party courseware/content providers showing up in your LMS. xAPI – slow and steady.

Ryan Moore from Uncanny Automator Helps You Integrate your WordPress LMS with the Most Important Apps For Your Personalized Learning Paths and Course Designs

LifterLMS

Ryan’s company Uncanny Owl is the creator of a tool called Uncanny Automator. At AutomatorPlugin.com you can see a list of all the tools you can use the Uncanny Automator to connect. They developed tools for eLearning with WordPress and hired developers to work on projects integrating these tools to create learning solutions. I’m the co-founder of the most powerful tool for building, selling, and protecting engaging online courses called LifterLMS.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution of SCORM

LearnUpon

Although SCORM has been through many iterations, it still has some downsides: It can be expensive to create/maintain your courses as it requires an authoring tool and a skillset for that tool. Not all authoring tools conform in the same way to the SCORM standard. The introduction of xAPi and cmi-5 have solves many of these issues and provide a tighter and more robust specification for authoring tools and LMS/LRS vendors alike.

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Corporate LMS

Ed App

Course Authoring. In the context of learning and development, an authoring tool commonly refers to software that helps to create eLearning and other digital content. An important part of the authoring tool specification is what type of content it supports.

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