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5 Best Content Authoring Tools for Your E-learning Needs

Hurix Digital

Understanding the functions of Learning Management Systems (LMS) and content authoring tools can be overwhelming. What are Content Authoring Tools? Content authoring tools are powerful programs that allow a user to create different kinds of digital content.

Multimedia Wars: Flash or HTML5

G-Cube

But with increased number of viewing devices, from the early desktops to laptops and now, smart-phones, there is more than one factor that influences e-learning developers’ choice of applications, software or standards used to build training. So clearly, Flash won the case today.

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8 reasons for using HTML5 for authoring eLearning course

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Flash has been a productive tool for authoring these courses. But, it suffered from the drawback that OS platforms of latest handheld devices don’t extend support for Flash. HTML5 has superseded Flash as a viable option for authoring eLearning courses because it is supported by all smartphones and tablets. The advantages of using HTML5 In eLearningcourses are numerous and have been enumerated below for your ready reference.

Authoring Tool Trends

eLearning 24-7

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. Allows courses that are being built in the authoring tool to be in another language beyond what used to be the standard norm of just English. HTML5 output.

Converting Flash-based E-learning Content to HTML5 Why and How

CommLab India

For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of the e-learning world. Companies across the world developed hundreds of online courses using this highly flexible tool. It appeared that the reign of Flash would continue forever. Step 3: Choose the Right Rapid Authoring Tool.

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

With the growth of tablet devices, authoring tools are having to re-invent themselves, yet again. It’s nothing new —just another step in the continual evolution we’ve seen since the early 1990s, when authoring tools were first introduced to help eLearning professionals create and deliver learning. Over the years, these tools have had to balance ease-of-use with the ability to create a robust learning experience. The Rise of Authoring Tools.

Flash is Dead: Long Live HTML5 for eLearning

LearnUpon

Adobe Flash technology has helped support the delivery of online multimedia content for nearly two decades. Three popular eLearning formats are also largely dependent on Flash technology for their delivery medium: SCORM, Tin Can (xAPI), and video. The troubled history of Flash.

eLearning Basics: Flash is Going Away–Have You Checked Your eLearning Courses?

Convergence Training

News flash for you (pun INTENDED!): Adobe is going to discontinue the Flash Media Player at the end of this year (2020). For one reason, because some of your elearning courses at work may still use Flash video. Safety Management Software . Workforce Scheduling Software.

4 Reasons You Should Invest in Flash to HTML5 Conversion

CommLab India

Have you invested heavily in Flash-based e-learning? Well, you need to convert them to the HTML5 format. The primary reason you should convert your Flash-based courses into the HTML5 format is that these courses cannot be accessed on most mobile devices.

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

HTML5 output. Right now I am doing a survey on authoring tools (more on this at the end of the post) and so far 100% of all respondents state that HTML5 output is required in an authoring tool. I do believe that HTML5 output will continue to grow as an authoring tool feature. It is time to realize that Flash output just isn’t enough anymore for folks. The problem though is it is extremely basic. HTML5 templates.

Flash Dead for eLearning

Tony Karrer

I've been warning about this since January 2010 in Still No Flash , and called it out further as the signs became more serious in May 2010 with Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash. And said, The death of Flash is continuing. Really Flash was part of that last wave.

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6 Tips To Convert eLearning Courses From Flash To HTML5

EI Design

Mobile devices are all the rage, and it looks like their popularity is here to stay. The trouble is that most tablets and phones don’t support Flash, which makes Flash-based eLearning content virtually obsolete. Luckily, HTML5 offers a versatile multi-platform alternative.

#mLearncon Joe Ganci, Which tools to use for desktop and mobile development

Challenge to Learn

Joe talked about a ton of authoring tools in this presentation. Joe also has his column on tools: [link] for more info. Joe states that authoring tools are either powerful or easy to use. He divides tools into three categories: power plug plugins, installed tools and cloud based tools. Mobile does affect the type of content that is being created. Flash vs HTML5. But it will be HTML5 in the future.

25 eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

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

7 Tips to Choose the Best Rapid Authoring Tool to Convert Legacy E-learning Courses to HTML5

CommLab India

With mobile devices ceasing to support Flash-based training materials, the demand for Flash to HTML5 conversion tools has gone up. So, choosing the right authoring tool will be your best bet to make your courses HTML5 compatible.

How to Use the Flash Courses to HTML5 Conversion Opportunity to Improve Your ROI

Adobe Captivate

Organizations have tremendous investment in Flash-based legacy courses. With the phasing out of Flash, the legacy Flash courses need to be converted to HTML5 so that they can support multi-device delivery (that is, the same course can run across devices from desktops/laptops to tablets/smartphones). I founded EI Design in 2002, and for nearly a decade, Flash was the leading (and often the only) authoring tool.

How will Flash’s demise affect your SCORM courses?

LearnUpon

Support for Adobe Flash Player ends in 2020. And as Flash has been integral to eLearning for over 20 years, it’s retirement will have a significant effect. What will you have to do to avoid problems in the future? Currently, you can export SCORM packages to Flash, HTML, or both.

Life After Flash: Giving Your Flash-based eLearning New Life

Brella

After serving for twenty years, Flash is settling into a well-earned retirement. Its time as the dominant tool for creating and playing online content has come and gone. A Brief History of Flash’s Demise. Implications of Flash’s Downfall. Fixing Your Flash Legacy Problem.

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.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. For many years, mobile learning was one of those promises. There is the story about a woman who signed up for an online dating service and got paired with a software developer. What about Flash?

How to Use the Flash Courses to HTML5 Conversion Opportunity to Improve Your ROI

EI Design

Organizations have tremendous investment in Flash-based legacy courses. In this blog, I outline how you can use this opportunity of Flash to HTML5 conversion to adopt new and trending learning strategies that will help you improve the ROI on your training spend.

Tips to Convert E-learning to HTML5 Seamlessly with Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

When Apple announced it would not support Flash on its devices, many organizations thought they had Windows and Chrome to access their Flash-based e-learning courses on. Keep updating the tool to utilize its features to the fullest. Learn How to convert Flash courses to HTML5.

E-learning Tools: A Developer’s Review of Adobe Captivate 7

SweetRush

This research is brought to you by SweetRush’s senior software engineer, Andrew Kubay. For the past several years, this tool has been one of the most popular software packages for e-learning development. The final products can be published to PCs and to mobile devices.

3 Defining Features of Articulate Storyline

Integrated Learnings

Recently out of beta and released to the public, Storyline is the latest software product from a vendor that’s proven it understands what eLearning professionals want and learners are engaged by (no pun intended). Flash has its limitations, but currently so does support for HTML5.

Pooja Jaisingh – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: What do you think is the future of rapid e-learning authoring tools? Pooja: The future of e-learning authoring tools is to fit the category of ‘simple yet powerful’. Easy enough to begin with, and at the same time having the depth, so that authors are not limited by the tool. I see the future e-learning tools allowing the authors to easily add complex interactions, games, and 2D/ 3D animations with absolutely no programming.

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Legacy eLearning

CourseArc

“Legacy eLearning” refers to any training that was developed using software that is outdated, unsupported, or incompatible with current learning systems. Even desktop browsers such as Firefox block Flash content by default and users may struggle to keep Flash up to date.

What You Need to Know About Delivering SCORM on Mobile

CommLab India

Mobile learning has been the talk of the town for a while now. Learners are readily embracing the technological benefits of using their mobile devices to access learning. How is reporting affected when SCORM courses are viewed on mobile devices? .

Product Review: Articulate Storyline

eLearning 24-7

The first time I have had fun creating courses via a course authoring tool in 15 years. Audio recorder/editor/capture tool. Mobile Player app – Major stinker. Numerous steps to view in HTML5. “Upload your content to a web server, you just give your learners a link to the story.htm file” – This is to view the course in HTML5 on your iPad. Flash does not work on the iPad series. Final Word on the Mobile Player.

Articulate®: Tools for E-learning and M-learning Done Right

SweetRush

If you are looking to push creative and functional envelopes in your e-learning and m-learning courses, you need rapid development and custom development authoring tools that don’t disappoint.

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

eLearning 24-7

People in the booth that actually know the product inside and out – I’m surprised on how this continues to be a problem at a lot of e-learning shows; some companies stock their booths with people who are very nice, but really do not have any knowledge on the product, beyond what they read on the product sheet they are handing you. It is a serious problem in our space, and goes across all products and business size. Cognition LMS by Reflection Software.

Product Review Raptivity

eLearning 24-7

Raptivity is an interaction tool. Its target audience is the rapid content authoring tool market, but while it tries to hit it, it also misses at many levels. Raptivity calls their product an interaction tool with templates, games, simulations, etc. Product: Raptivity.

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. There are consumer locations that have implemented augmented reality without using a mobile device to view it. Mobile Learning. Online Authoring Systems.

mLearning devices and platforms: What you need to know

Bottom-Line Performance

Our observations gleaned from mLearn 2011 regarding devices: • Blackberry produces the least appealing mobile solution. A tablet such as an iPad is preferable to any smartphone if the solution is truly a “course” versus a just-in-time performance support tool.

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

Back in 2012 you would have been hard-pressed to find anything exciting in version 6 of Adobe Captivate, in fact most of the cool stuff at the time was coming from Adobe’s competitors, namely Articulate with their new Storyline software and their latest iteration of Articulate Studio.

Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

Upside Learning

A: mLearning or Mobile Learning is designed specifically for mobile devices, mostly for learners who are constantly on the move or do not have regular access to traditional learning methodologies. What are the limitations of mobile learning? Authoring Tools.

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