State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

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. SaaS tool.

Software Training with Stories

Experiencing eLearning

” Those who are skeptical of storytelling often use software training as an example where stories don’t work. However, I think stories can have a place in some (maybe even most ) software training. Sometimes software training should be just about the features.

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The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

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.

Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

eLearning 24-7

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.

25 eLearning tools you need to have

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Best productivity tools for eLearning.

Evaluating 3 Useful Tools that Support E-learning Development

CommLab India

In my previous blog, we’ve compared 3 widely used authoring tools – Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and Lectora Inspire 16. This blog intends to evaluate 3 such widely used tools – Adobe Presenter 11, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and FlipBook Maker Pro 4.

Cloud Authoring

Web Courseworks

Desktop vs. Cloud Based Authoring. Google apps, for example, has your standard apps (like Microsoft Office Suite) that you once had installed onto your Mac or PC solely accessible from online. Cloud authoring, on the other hand, makes collaboration effortless and much more productive.

Survey Says… (authoring tools)

eLearning 24-7

Hi, this is the ghost of Richard Dawson bringing you another exciting episode of Authoring Tools Survey. Survey Information. We asked e-learning audiences around the world via the internet, what they were seeking in authoring tools. Craig – are you ready to enter the final round of Authoring tools survey? What features would you like to see in an authoring tool? 52% – Advanced simulation tools.

Gamification In Application Software Training

Learnnovators

We are highly excited to see this trend because, like most of you learning professionals, we too believe that the best way to learn new software is by doing real tasks in a real environment, in a fun way. What do you think the future of gamification in application software is?

Top 5 Authoring Tools for M-learning

CommLab India

It becomes your responsibility to choose the right authoring tool for M-learning. Read on to know more about the top 5 authoring tools used in M-learning today. would be the perfect choice of authoring tool. makes authoring for M-learning easy.

3 Rapid Authoring Tool Features to Develop Online Courses Swiftly

CommLab India

E-learning authoring tools are one way you can meet the needs of training employees in quick succession. When you go online and search for authoring tools, you will be surprised to see the choices you have. Make sure the tool you choose offers these features.

Day 2. How to use SCORM compliant authoring tools

LearnUpon

The purpose of SCORM is to increase ‘interoperability’ By providing a standard of communication that can be applied consistently, SCORM makes it easier for eLearning professionals to share and migrate course content across tools and systems. SCORM compliant authoring tools.

What Must Authoring Tools Offer for SCORM-Compliant Output?

CommLab India

Which authoring tool is to be used? What features should the authoring tool have? Well, you need to choose the right authoring tool that has the following four features. Such information helps you analyze the quality and relevance of your course.

The Key to Adoption of Collaboration Tools: Process Integration

Social Learning

Plenty has been written about why employees are slow to adopt enterprise collaboration tools. Most opinions on the matter, however, don’t provide satisfying conclusions about why collaboration tools are so slow to gain traction in large organizations.

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How to Record Software Simulation in Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

If you belong to an organization that is involved in developing software, you know how tough it is to create training that will teach your employees how to use software the optimal way. It’s a fairly simple process to record a software simulation in Adobe Captivate.

How to Select the Right E-Learning Software

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about buying elearning software. And with that I get to see some of the ridiculous checklists that some IT groups create to compare software. When it comes to selecting software, it can be hard to know what to look for and what questions to ask.

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer

Learnnovators

Informal/Social learning is one such major revolution (other than mobile learning and gamified learning) that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning).

LCMS - Warehouse and Authoring

Tony Karrer

One thing is pretty clear, LCMS tools have really headed towards a kind of super Authoring tool and there's a related but quite distinct need for support for a Warehouse. The following all come from her, and I've interspersed some commentary: Requirement: “We need to figure out a way to get information from other departments to make sure we have the most current information available.” Brenda is right that this is a classic example where an LCMS can help.

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Are You Giving Employees Tools They Actually Want to Use?

CLO Magazine

Enable employees to take charge of their careers by providing information on career paths within the company and the specific skills required for each role. AT&T has developed self-serve tools to support employee career mobility. Editor’s note: the author works for Trailhead].

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10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? Many of these tools and services are free or have a free trial period, which can encourage you to experiment in a small way at first. It also integrates with a few open source eLearning tools.

Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools

Bottom-Line Performance

As tablets and phones enter the workplace, we also see clients getting excited by “just-in-time” access to ePubs and reference tools. The flipped classroom is one obvious example of this. Online Reference Tools replacing courses.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

Top 4 Tips for Designing Information-Based Courses

Learnnovators

We design more information-based courses today than we would care to admit. Agreed, these courses can instead be called web pages, cheat sheets, information dumps, knowledge stores, etc. Here are our top 4 tips for designing information-based courses: 1.

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

The year saw many interesting developments directly impacting e-learning in areas like: Courseware Authoring Tools. Learning Modes (Informal Learning/Social Learning). Social Learning/Informal Learning. Rapid e-Learning Development Tools.

Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Best Web Conferencing Tool. Abillity to include your conference information within Gmail, Outlook and other e-mail providers when you schedule a session. . I’ve tried a lot of web conferencing tools and this one finally delivers. . Best Authoring Tool.

5 Recommended Rapid E-learning Authoring Tools for Amazing Animations

CommLab India

It is because visuals help you comprehend, recollect, and retain information. Instead of attending lengthy workshops, animations were used as a teaching tool. This authoring tool has ready to use templates, graphics, characters, and icons.

3 Interesting E-learning Samples Developed in Captivate

CommLab India

Adobe Captivate 9 is one of the top rapid authoring tools available today to create interactive e-learning courses. Let us take a look at some sample e-learning courses developed by CommLab India using this tool. Training on using a tool.

Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a table with some tools for social learning, short description of the tool, the best use for social learning for the tool and some examples. Definition of the tool. Best Use of Tool. Examples. Wiki software allows users to create, edit and link web pages easily. Wiki software is often used to create collaborative websites. It is so named because of the speed in which wiki software allows someone to update the web site.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. So, let see the list of the free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. => No software to download or install.

5 E-learning Samples Developed in Lectora Inspire

CommLab India

This rapid authoring tool offers many features that make it the favorite of courseware developers. Conversion of text-heavy content into engaging e-learning: The tool allows you to convert text-heavy content such as compliance material or product manuals into engaging e-learning.

Action Mapping With a Twist: A Tool for Budgeting E-Learning Development

E-learning Uncovered

I found that completing an exercise similar to Cathy Moore’s Action Mapping process – the same process many of us use for designing our e-learning content – was an effective tool for identifying significant time and cost factors for the completion of a project.

Information on E-Learning and WCAG 2.0 Compliance in Australia

Connect Thinking

For example, some Flash interactions such as many games are currently no longer usable as they cannot be read by text to speech readers such as JAWS. checklist for more information. The following organisation are listed for your information only: Access Testing.

Short, informative, focused: The secret ingredients of explainer animations

Sponge UK

Give your learners a focused burst of information to reinforce your elearning course. An explainer animation puts a lot of information on a single subject into a small package. Informative – There’s a message.

Moodle: A fantastic tool for informal learning - and not just “e-learning”

Bottom-Line Performance

Along with two of my colleagues at BLP, we showed attendees OUR Moodle site - and attempted to illustrate many of the cool features Moodle provides and how Moodle facilitates informal learning and not just functions as a place to house and track e-learning. Example: I created a “course&# in Moodle called Adobe Max. Even better, the posts show the author’s picture and provide a link to the author so people can get in touch with the author if they’d like.