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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. Authoring tool style.

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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The Best eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

An eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools. While a learning management system is one of the most important eLearning tools you need to have, there are many nifty online apps, programs and systems designed to make your eLearning experience simpler.

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. So, if you are looking for some ideas, then here are the Top 100 Tools 2012 , organised into 12 different categories.

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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.

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).

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.

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.

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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.

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. 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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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.

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.

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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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.

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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. Ryan is now the author of two books. Ryan’s first venture in online business was a product-based company built around teaching people how to sell orchids.

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. I do product reviews that are on there. I find with social, again it sort of gets back to my big peeve, is that now there are maybe 400 social media sites and I’m seeing the same four.

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. .

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."

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. At LifterLMS.com you can learn more about new developments and how you can use LifterLMS to build online courses and membership sites.

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. You can find The Experience Product Masterclass at LiveYourMessage.com/Lifter.

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.

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

eFront

As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order. Elluminate is a really nice tool but not open source.

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. Be sure to do additional research and comparison with similar products prior to making a selection as this is just a small sampling.

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 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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Free e-Learning books

eFront

Therefore, as we move forward, we all must consider when, how, and why we integrate the tools that we do into our classrooms. => for Associations Jeff delivers an easy-to-read primer on how to leverage social media tools to expand the learning value that associations deliver.

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.

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.

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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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 Divi.Space you can find out more about the products they have for the Divi community.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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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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