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Authoring Tool Trends for 2017

eLearning 24-7

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. Similar to the one I had for an LMS, here is the Authoring Tool version for 2017. You can use any third party authoring tool that accepts whatever course standards the LMS accepts.

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. Output to Facebook.

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Helping People Launch WordPress Membership Sites with Andriy Haydash

LifterLMS

Helping people launch WordPress membership sites with Andriy Haydash is the topic of this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Andriy emphasizes minimalism for new course site builders. He’s also on YouTube and Facebook , so check him out there. I have a Facebook group.

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85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.’. As an online instructor, you need to decide what kind of tools and resources you want to use for your online school. You might want to start with simple tools and grow into more professional premium tools as you go along making higher quality online courses. Authoring Tools.

Product Review: Knoodle

eLearning 24-7

Confusing once you dive into the product – see below. Problems abound within the product – not bugs mind you, just poor processes (IMO). One of the features I do love about the product is the ability to drag and drop – yet this is the only screen you can do it from. Ability to play on the screen, rather than click Preview to do so – which is how the product is set up. Maybe send link to Linkedin or Twitter or Facebook or whatever.

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates. 2 – I have noticed that whereas some people have already chosen the 10 tools they will be taking a look at, others have still to do so. So, if you are looking for some ideas, then here are the Top 100 Tools 2012 , organised into 12 different categories. OFFICE TOOLS. Document tools.

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Product Review: Lectora Snap! Empower

eLearning 24-7

interfaces directly with the product (ribbon? is not the only product which has an issue with a 64 bit Windows computer but in combination with PPT 2010, I’m unaware of any other. Many products in the general market do not offer 64 bit but they still work in the 64 bit – by using the 32 bit driver. When I looked at the product, I immediately thought on the song by Snap – called Power! The product comes with.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

Yet, there were some products that stood out, if nothing else – for taking the lead and doing something that says “yes it is possible, and oh, it works&#. RCAT Product of the Year. You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs.

Linkedin Learning Product Review

eLearning 24-7

Administration back-end – Navigation is good, some of the features such as Best Practices from LinkedIn Learning is illogical (especially since in my test, because only one best practice had anything of use for the administrator (from the product or value add standpoint). Plus in the feature area, and you also see this throughout all the content, some of the people who are the authors or instructors (the term LL uses actually), have their titles, and others do not.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. Morgue File An easy to use free photo site. All photos on this web site are public domain.

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Product Review: Mindflash.com

eLearning 24-7

The product continues to add new features that overall are surprisingly solid. However, they continue to incorporate some instructor led training components, which is a disservice to an otherwise nice product. Reports – very basic, but this is more a content authoring tool hybrid – which is becoming more prominent in the industry, so the minimal report is equally being seen. This is really a very nice and easy to use feature with the Mindflash product.

The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide

learnWorlds

Luckily, nowadays, video production is not just a privilege of the professionals. Affordable software and easy-to-use apps empower course makers and unleash their creativity resulting in impressive instructional videos. Here are the top 34 tools we selected and tested for you.

What I am hearing and seeing in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Web site stinks = product stinks. What has always amazed me are number of e-learning vendor web sites whose design looks like it came from 1995 when Netscape ruled the land. I mean look at any other industry, any industry and check out their vendors’ web sites. I’d love to identify the top twenty worst LMS vendor web sites out there – but there are way too many to pick. The same for authoring tools. Authoring tools.

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SEO For Course Creators and Membership Site Owners with Lindsay Halsey of Pathfinder SEO

LifterLMS

We dive into SEO for course creators and membership site owners with Lindsay Halsey of Pathfinder SEO in this LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Pathfinder SEO is a guided SEO solution for site owners, freelancers, and agencies that Lindsay and her team have worked to develop over the last 10 years of doing SEO for her agency. It is a subscription-based service where an SEO coach helps you map your strategy out and connect with the tools you need to make it happen.

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A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Everything is awesome – which reminds me is that what Facebook is for? . Authoring tools continued to be a mish-mash, with many continuing to forget what their number one goal truly is – creating content/courses.

9 Ways Content Analytics Can Help Publishers and Authors

Kitaboo

Digital publishers and self-publishing authors also create a lot of content for their readers, from educational eBooks to fiction novels. Publishers and authors have only one way to find out if their digital publications are engaging enough for the audience- through content analytics. Content analytics help publishers and authors to know how their digital content is performing online, whether it is achieving the desired objectives and what can be done to improve the outcomes.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Is Facebook the next Microsoft?

Learning Visions

Thursday, July 26, 2007 Is Facebook the next Microsoft? Have you seen this article from TechCrunch: Could Facebook Become The Next Microsoft? Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:14 PM Labels: facebook 2comments: Davidsaid. Its just a matter of time before someone new buys Facebook. Google has great products, but very little to tie them all together. People use Gmail or Reader as stand alone offerings, by comparison everything in Facebook is interlinked."

GE TV: Craig Weiss on the Future of the LMS and Authoring Tools Markets

Growth Engineering

Where the authoring tools industry will head over the next 12 months. And you’ve got a series of product videos on your website as well, which must be a great value-add I would have thought, for people looking around for an LMS, perhaps if they’re not 100% sure which features they’re looking at. I do product reviews that are on there. Facebook, big deal. Facebook is a great example. Millennials are jumping off Facebook and going to Snapchat.

How to Choose the Right Course to Build or Membership Site Topic to Focus on with Ryan Levesque

LifterLMS

Learn how to choose the right course to build or membership site topic to focus on with Ryan Levesque. In this episode Chris and Ryan break down how to avoid choosing the wrong market to build your course or membership site in, and Ryan shares his experience building a learning-based business around orchids, including what motivated him to enter the space which he knew very little about. Ryan is now the author of two books. He’s the author of a new book called Choose.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

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. Each tool fulfills at least one of these criteria: encourages collaboration; enables user-generated content or input; provides a way to share; and facilitates informal or formal learning. Be sure to do additional research and comparison with similar products prior to making a selection as this is just a small sampling.

How To Generate Online Course and Membership Site Leads and Sales using Surveys with Rob and Kennedy of ResponseSuite

LifterLMS

Learn how to generate online course and membership site leads and sales using surveys with Rob and Kennedy of ResponseSuite. ResponseSuite is an email marketing tool dedicated to helping you get your ads and content in front of the right people. Your email list can be a super powerful tool. At LifterLMS.com you can learn more about new developments and how you can use LifterLMS to build online courses and membership sites.

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Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

eLearning 24-7

OmniSocial is a social learning platform, with learning management capabilities and with the ability to select individual apps in the system and only use those you select to install onto your web site or learning portal. Because it offers the capability to start out using it either as the robust social learning product and ignore the LMS part (inc. One of the biggest problems I always saw in the products was the back end, i.e. what the administrator sees and has to use.

Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

I bring you my top picks for a wide swath of products on the online learning space. Best Web Conferencing Tool. I use this product on a daily basis and it packs a whallop. I’ve tried a lot of web conferencing tools and this one finally delivers. . Best Authoring Tool. They call themselves publishing platform, but first and foremost it is an authoring tool. Social Sharing on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

9 Ways Content Analytics Can Help Publishers and Authors

Kitaboo

Digital publishers and self-publishing authors also create a lot of content for their readers, from educational eBooks to fiction novels. Publishers and authors have only one way to find out if their digital publications are engaging enough for the audience- through content analytics. Content analytics help publishers and authors to know how their digital content is performing online, whether it is achieving the desired objectives and what can be done to improve the outcomes.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. Elluminate is a really nice tool but not open source.

Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3

eLearning 24-7

While this market has always existed, it is clearly taking a whole new form in two areas: Strong emphasis to embed into a web site or blog. Capabilities to push quiz on Twitter and Facebook. This is ironic, considering that the rapid content authoring tools, LMSs & Learning Portals offer quiz/assessment tools and target the corporate market (and not academia or or not just academia). All these tools are free. Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools.

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Marisa Murgatroyd Teaches How to Build a Mission Focused Experience Product Instead of a Low Engagement Information Product

LifterLMS

Marisa Murgatroyd teaches how to build a mission focused experience product instead of a low engagement information product in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Offering one-on-one coaching or one-to-few coaching with a handful of people before you start developing a program can help you understand more about the nuances of what people are looking for from a product in your space. And as a product creator, it kind of broke my heart.

LMS dashboards

Ed App

Simplicity will increase the learner’s or administrator’s productivity because they won’t have to search around the whole LMS to find what they need. This is open-source software, so it sometimes takes a little extra effort to make it look as nice as other paid systems.

E-Learning End Users Have Spoken – time for the industry to listen

eLearning 24-7

Recently, I conducted an emerging technology survey related to e-learning and the results show that end users are utilizing technology more then ever before and are seeking product features that LMS and content authoring tools, do not offer at this current time. Social media sites that focus on gamers are in the top twenty of most visited sites. Online gaming, and not just Farmville on Facebook, is exploding. Content Authoring Tools in the next two years.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. =>

How to Start an Online Coaching Business with Software Entrepreneur Coach Dan Martell Creator of SaaS Academy

LifterLMS

Learn how to start an online coaching business with software entrepreneur coach Dan Martell creator of SaaS Academy. If you’re interested in learning more about Dan and everything he’s got going on with SaaS Academy and his other programs, you can check out his YouTube channel with his great podcast Escape Velocity , Instagram content for behind the scenes on his life, TikTok for business, and Facebook for family and personal stuff. They were saying I don’t like the product.

Product Review: MyUdutu, Udutu Teach, Udutu Learn

eLearning 24-7

Product Review. MyUdutu - you will need to create a free account before you can start using the authoring tool. MyUdutu is the authoring tool that is free, with typical rapid e-learning authoring components but with a unique twist – after completing the course you can either publish live, publish to your LMS – zipped file via a SCORM wrapper or publish to Facebook. You heard right, Facebook.

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Monetization, Production, Growth, and Advertising for Course Creators, Coaches, and Consultants with Michael Greenberg

LifterLMS

We dive into monetization, production, growth, and advertising for course creators, coaches, and consultants with Michael Greenberg in this episode of LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. He started out in software development and majored in economics in school. One playbook Michael put together, called the Authority Marketing Playbook , goes in-depth on how you can conduct customer research and position your product or service.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

LMS Products of the Year 2010. A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. If you are seeking TM as your focus and you want one of the big dogs – I found Plateau’s system to offer appropriate functionality for it, but found some real concern in other areas (see my product review). The product is Flash based, which is nice, but lack of mobile optimization for the iPad.

How To Automate Online Course Product Launches and Cohorts in your WordPress LMS Website with the Course Scheduler Plugin by Aspen Grove Studios

LifterLMS

Learn about how to automate online course product launches and cohorts in your WordPress LMS website with the Course Scheduler plugin by Aspen Grove Studios in this episode of LMScast. At Aspen Grove Studios, Cory, Jonathan, and their team work to create products and services with the aim to solve the problems people are facing with specific WordPress tools. Interacting with the communities is a great way to identify pain points and opportunities to form a product or service.

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

eLearning 24-7

Folding up shop and switching to a new market: Talent/Performance Management, new product lines not tied to e-learning, services. Folding up shop and switching to a new market : Talent/Performance Management, new product lines not tied to e-learning, services. Content Authoring tool, Assessment tool and surveys/quizzes. That said, there are some LMS vendors who have integrated their system, with a content authoring tool vendor, which is very smart.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. I have seen continued interest and downloads for open source AR tool kits. Product training becomes real – they interact, engage and see it in real time, rather than a static experience. Online Authoring Systems.

E-Learning Early Indicators

eLearning 24-7

If they were doing it, Facebook like page, a crummy blog that looks nothing like a real blog, a Twitter like feed, maybe RSS, text chat and YouTube functions and upload/download angle. You could count on your hand the number of vendors even looking at it, and I’m not just talking LMSs/Learning Portals, but content authoring tools and other products. Product A - Upside2Go. Product B – Knowledge Tango aka K-Tango.

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A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

Authoring Tools – With only a small sample of vendors that are SaaS based, pickings are slim. In the simplest terms: Joe EndUser (and yes, I know it is two words, but that is his last name), who is currently online is accessing the system or tool via his mobile device (preferably a tablet). The next day or whenever he has a connection to the Internet, his data gets pushed out from the device and pulled into the platform or tool. Authoring Tools.

SCORM Cloud

eLearning 24-7

Very few things impress me, especially product claims or services. SCORM Cloud is a product that has the possibility to be a game changer in the e-learning industry. When I heard about this solution, I was figuring this was going to be another – yeah, uh huh, right product. What if you could take any course, regardless of your authoring tool, upload it on the “cloud&# and have it go where you go, no matter where that is, no matter what type of solution it is?

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