Instructional Design: The Process – Part 2

Origin Learning

In the last article , we discussed ID, ISD and the various models and frameworks associated with both. The article ended with an introduction to ADDIE framework of learning design. ADDIE Framework. Proposed instructional strategies. Design Phase.

Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

A desktop authoring tool that provides a wealth of features and additional software. Templates, themes, debug tool (nice), translation tool (nice too). Includes an assessment tool and can generate certificates. Translation tool.

New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20

eLearning 24-7

Initially I wasn’t going to post authoring tool rankings beyond the top ten, until July. 20 eLab - The user interface is intriguing and enables anyone to build a course, without having the typical “ooh that looks so lame” with some rapid content authoring tools.

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. This eliminates it and offers the course to have the custom design/skin that people like to see. The authoring tool is in the cloud.

Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Its nearly Halloween and with that comes the shocking and fearful excitement or lack thereof of the scariest things on the plane appearing at the movie theaters, in costumes, television and for us, the course authoring tool market. No one says to me, “oh can it output to flash?”

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Feature sets – they have to be more than PPT to Flash or add an audio clip and video clip to the course. Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad.

Survey Says… (authoring tools)

eLearning 24-7

Hi, this is the ghost of Richard Dawson bringing you another exciting episode of Authoring Tools Survey. 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? The days of just PowerPoint to Flash and simplicity are no longer cutting it.

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Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

Tools these days come in three flavors. Geared toward e-learning developers and instructional designers. Authoring Tools for developers. Professional Presenter X – comes with sim tool, assessment, capture tool, documents to flash tool, etc.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

eLearning 24-7

As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing. There are 124 authoring tools in my latest directory, of which 30 are SaaS or a combination of desktop and SaaS – which really what is the point of that? Even though more tools are adding the features of collaborative and peer review (more on that in a sec) they are still heavy geared towards a desktop solution. Built in assessment tool, inc.

Product Review: Liquid Authoring Content Authoring Tool

eLearning 24-7

Product: Liquid Authoring. Liquid Authoring, a new rapid content authoring tool from Landmark ASP, tries to bring together easy to use functionality with advanced capabilities. Flash card option, within the course. Flash Card, Hot Spot, Hidden Area, Click and Share.

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

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. Bonus note: I have a survey on authoring tool features that will be used for a blog post in April.

Product Review: EasyGenerator Rapid Content Authoring Tool

eLearning 24-7

EasyGenerator is a SaaS based content authoring tool that is like a piece of fine sculpture, with some cracks, but beauty that is hidden within. Extremely feature rich – can compete with Captivate and other authoring tools. Flash. Flash with text.

20 Frequently Asked Questions About E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

With hundreds of e-learning development software available in today’s marketplace, choosing the right one which fully meets your training needs can be a major challenge. In case you choose a tool that does not fully meet your training needs, you lose more than just your time and money.

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.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. While the assumption would be that all the products are alike, or that fee based tools are superior to their free counterparts, nothing could be farther than the truth. Is it PowerPoint converted to Flash? Microsoft Word converted to Flash? Once you did though, you could do quite a lot with the tool. Open Source Free Content Authoring Tools.

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.

Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

The era of web-based authoring systems is here. We’ve been using our own collaborative web-based development tool, CourseCreate, at Web Courseworks for the past 15 years. Web-Based Authoring: The Rise of Collaborative Content Creation. Individual authoring tools (e.g.,

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Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile.

E-Learning Authoring Tools Characterized

The E-Learning Curve

E-Learning authoring tools are part of a larger organizational infrastructure and learning ecosystem which typically includes hardware, software, content delivery mechanisms, and processes that support the delivery and management of learning programs.

Rapid Authoring Tools: A Boon for E-learning

CommLab India

Rapid Authoring Tools are used to create courses from scratch. E-learning professionals use these rapid authoring tools to create impressive and interactive courses. The word ‘rapid’ suggests the development of e-learning course can be quickly done using these tools.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Tools

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, June 08, 2007 Instructional Designers Tools Theres been a good conversation going on over at Christy Tuckers Experiencing E-Learning blog about instructional design. Christy has been writing about how to get started in instructional design and what technology tools you might need. I dont do any graphic design.

Leverage the Benefits of Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

Well, rapid authoring tools could be the answer considering the benefits they offer to the process of e-learning development. Rapid authoring tools. Legacy authoring tools. It is possible to create engaging and immersive courses using these tools.

Starting Authoring Tool

Clark Quinn

I received a question: I am an educator in Arizona about to graduate with my Masters in Instructional Design. I wish to apply my experience designing courses for online learning; however I've searched and don't know where to begin to actually learn how to use the LMS and course design software available. If so, you might take a look at: Webinar Software - Adoption Advice and there's a lot more to designing good blended learning experiences.

Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based

Upside Learning

While working on rapid authored courses (courses authored using rapid authoring tools), I often encounter the decision point of whether to use freeform rapid authoring tools or the traditional template-based tools. Last year, we mentioned that there is a time and place for rapid authoring while opting for it. Here, let me just put some characteristics of the two types of rapid authoring methodologies.

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.

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.

Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

Previously when I discussed freeform and template-based rapid content authoring tools, I kept software simulation tools aside. The main reason was that such simulation tools are not always used for developing just any type of learning but focused on training content creation for a specific software application or system. The software simulation in turn, can be divided into screen capturing tools and interactive simulation development tools.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. Are they doing some level of instructional design?

eLearning Authoring Tool

Tony Karrer

Looking back at my post about eLearning Authoring Tools - and particularly whether custom or off-the-shelf is the way to go, I've been interested in seeing the varied response. Paraphrasing justifications for custom eLearning Authoring Tool approaches: A templated approach provides speed and consistency for repetitive tasks, freeing up time and budget for customizing demonstrations and adding in video and other engaging elements.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 26, 2007 Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer" I dont have a masters degree in instructional design or education. My current business card says Im a "Manager of Instructional Design". I have learned everything I "know" about instructional design and teaching by doing. They liked my software training experience.

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. If you develop the course using Flash, the same would not run on devices like iPhone and iPad.

PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?

Association eLearning

Here are a few points to consider before making a choice for your association: “Is the eLearning well-designed?”. Regardless of whether you use PPT or Prezi, content and design are key. These programs are tools; what you do with them determines whether or not they’re effective.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, January 03, 2008 Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update Over 50 instructional designers have now responded to the survey: Do You Have a Degree in ID?

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Migration From Flash To HTML5 – Warning: You May Be Losing Money

Adobe Captivate

If you are reading this, you have decided to adopt mLearning or mobile learning and are evaluating an efficient way to migrate your legacy Flash content to HTML5. However, there are several issues that you must be aware of as you move forward with migration from Flash to HTML5. How To Make A Successful Migration From Flash To HTML5. I quote these two from my earlier article 8 Tips To Convert Flash To HTML5 That Will Help Your Business. Select the right authoring tool.

Questions about Instructional Design Careers

Experiencing eLearning

Last month, a reader named Jackie asked me a number of thoughtful questions about transitioning from teaching K-12 public school to instructional design. Q: To what degree of accountability are designers held regarding whether students learn and perform better?

PowerPoint – The King of eLearning Tools?

eLearning Brothers

Is PowerPoint the most widely used tool for eLearning development? Most of the new authoring tools either use PPT as their backbone or offer the ability to import slides. Using these new tools meant that I had to start using PPT.

Will Your eLearning be Impacted by the End of Flash?

ePath Learning

Flash, the software that helped to bring online video, animations, audio, and interactivity to the Internet is coming to an end. By the end of 2020, Adobe Systems will no longer support, improve or distribute its Flash Player.

In search of the perfect authoring tool

From the Coleface

An unnamed government agency sent a delegation down to visit some colleagues as part of a fact finding expedition re e-learning authoring tools. It seems completely obvious to me that above a pretty low threshold, the quality of e-learning produced is down to the skills of the instructional designer and the quality of content that they can elicit from the subject matter experts. There is a vast array of different e-learning authoring tools on the market.

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A Case of Software Training in the Pharmaceutical Industry

CommLab India

A fast growing pharmaceutical company with strong brand equity in multiple therapeutics recently implemented a new software application – a resource planning tool. This post is an excerpt from the interview of an Instructional Designer (ID), who worked on the project.

Best Practices to Migrate Legacy Flash Courses to HTML5 the Right Way

Adobe Captivate

Besides new online training development, you certainly need to evaluate to migrate some or all of you legacy Flash courses to a format that is compatible with Tablets and Smartphones. Over the years, all of us would have created courses that predominantly used Flash for development.