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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.

6 Steps to Choosing the Best eLearning Authoring Tool

Trivantis

The mere thought of choosing a new e-Learning authoring tool may make some eLearning professionals cringe, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful and time-consuming task. In this article, I’ll walk you through the process of choosing the best eLearning authoring tool for you.

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

Because the industry as a whole is a lemming, I expect more vendors to come on board. 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. The numbers clearly indicate that is on the fast track for real growth in the coming year. .

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. HTML or stand alone. EasyGenerator.

The 10 Must-Have LMS Software Features

ProProfs

And while many LMS vendors claim to be the best in-class, not all of them may live up to your expectations and warrant the investment. Support for Mobile Devices What good is a mobile responsive e-learning course if your LMS software isn’t mobile compatible?

Flash Quiz Tools

Tony Karrer

Update June 2008 - added one free flash quiz tool based on a question I received. This tool is listed at the bottom. They didn't really need tracking of user responses, instead they wanted them to be fun. I suggested a couple of tools, but then wondered if I had given them the best list of tools. Here's guild member satisfaction ratings for tools in the test / quiz category. Note - the empty column now contains links to more information on the tools.

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

The year saw many interesting developments directly impacting e-learning in areas like: Courseware Authoring Tools. Programming Languages (HTML 5). More LMSs and learning platforms enabling options for managing and tracking informal learning.

Lectora Inspire 12.1 Review by Rick Zanotti

Trivantis

While many vendors rush to create mobile applications, Lectora® has quietly led the way with a foundation built around what would emerge as mobile. While many vendors struggle to shed their “Flash” skins and claim open-ness, Lectora quietly embraced “open” from the get-go.

Lectora Inspire 12.1 Review by Rick Zanotti

Trivantis

While many vendors rush to create mobile applications, Lectora® has quietly led the way with a foundation built around what would emerge as mobile. While many vendors struggle to shed their “Flash” skins and claim open-ness, Lectora quietly embraced “open” from the get-go.

10 LMS features that you should in an eLearning platform

Pinlearn

What is LMS software? The formal definition always remains the same, but the utility of an LMS software varies from objective to objective, industry to Industry, and time to time. According to Wikipedia, a learning management system (LMS) is software that administers, documents, tracks, reports, and delivers learning materials, agendas, or educational programs. If not, just skip and look at some other vendor. Training managers to track the course progress.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. Authoring Tool. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs.

6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Cross platform development tools may try and resolve this issue but not quite. mLearning Authoring Tools : Most authoring tools actually struggle to provide real HTML5 compatibility if that’s what you are looking for.

The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

Consider the internet; developments on top of the TCP/IP protocol like SMTP and HTML allowed a variety of tools to work together to bring us email and the world wide web. For interactivity, we originally used Flash, and now have HTML 5 as a more secure and reliable replacement.

What’s the difference between an LMS and an LCMS

Cinch

An LCMS is a tool for your admins to create content in a centralized repository. An organization that needs to keep track of user progress and completions should use an LMS as well. What if my LMS enables me to create content as well as manage and keep track of users?

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The NexGen LMS Grid

eLearning 24-7

One Grid that goes beyond the Quadrants of the world, the other type of grids focusing on the space, the vendors that make it based on a variety of factors as defined by the firms themselves. I decided for this debut to focus on 20 vendors. Track record is hot.

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Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for?

Upside Learning

Training companies now need to enable themselves with the tools and technologies needed to go online with their training material and find the right systems and backend partners to support them during and after this crucial exercise. Hosting and Support Since the core business of a training company is offering training, what they need from the LMS vendor is a complete package on hosting and support. Most training companies seem to prefer the vendor host and support the LMS.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. The admin interface makes it self-explanatory to create content with built-in tools or by importing existing content files. Instructor tools to manage simple waitlist and attendance tracking. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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Build eLearning Courses with Materials You Already Have

LearnUpon

SCORM courses track the time taken to take courses accurately. This makes it easier to migrate your course content if you need to move to a new LMS vendor. Possible reasons to avoid using SCORM: To create SCORM courses you’ll need an authoring tool or a developer.

This LMS Has No Traps!

Upside Learning

In case a course is not compliant with these, then we need at least one HTML file to launch the course with tracking limited to open and nothing else”. UpsideLMS team will need access to the 3 rd party tool technical team to understand data schema and APIs (if any).

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Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

The SCORM package itself is a zip file that contains all of the media contents a course is made from, including things like SCOs, HTML and Flash files. Open source software: Software for which the source code is publicly available for use and development free of charge.

Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for?

Upside Learning

Training companies now need to enable themselves with the tools and technologies needed to go online with their training material and find the right systems and backend partners to support them during and after this crucial exercise. Hosting and Support Since the core business of a training company is offering training, what they need from the LMS vendor is a complete package on hosting and support. Most training companies seem to prefer the vendor host and support the LMS.

Got SCORM?

ICS Learning

This theoretically allows the content to be loaded into, launched and tracked by any learning management system using a common rule set. SCOs are independent, self-contained, transportable packages that represent the lowest level of granularity that is tracked by a learning management system. So unless you are working in a tightly controlled internal environment, your SCOs should only be using client-side technologies such as HTML, Flash and Javascript. Got SCORM?

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Training Standards

Tony Karrer

Until eLearning vendors bite the bullet, come to real standards on formats, and then the tools and structure can build up to support those standards, eLearning is never going to be what it can be. When CBT (CD-ROM based multimedia training) came out, there were a lot of different authoring tools and approaches that came along with it. It was hard to choose a tool because you didn't know quite what you were eventually going to do with it.

LIVE BLOG - Craig Weiss 'eLearning 2020' Seminar

Unicorn Training

Or just track CPD? New authoring tools and why? Challenges: consistency across building multiple courses across tools. Like to see: Language option diagnotics Non-linear Toolbox of tools depending on output required - no product out there that has toolbox yet. A lot of tools now converting Flash to HTML5 - big growth area for tools. HTML still has weaknesses - not self defined. Is LMS just a data gathering tool?

Game Based Learning – Competition

eLearning 24-7

And those who create game based learning in authoring tools. An LMS vendor has agreed to open their doors, whereas the competitor’s courses can be seen. . Are you an authoring tool vendor – who wants to build their own game based online course and submit it? What is not a better way to show what is possible with your own tool, than by building an awesome game based learning course.

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Workforce learning in 2019: Finding patterns in a Clouded Crystall Ball

Adobe Captivate

I would expect to see (actually like to see) integration of LMS with ERP systems in larger enterprises, or a totally new brand of talent tracking architecture. Authoring Tools. People will want to create and communicate and do this quickly and without “due process” Authoring tools will need to support mashups, but I suspect that tools themselves need to be created as a mash-up of tools. Search engines currently search HTML.

Building an Internal Simulation Capacity

The Learning Circuits

While the project was being designed, they also began a parallel track of building an internal capacity, through training and hiring and shadowing. Build versus buy is a critical long term issue, although most organizations will want to leverage vendor experience initially.

List of e-Learning Job Descriptions

Vignettes Learning

· Proficiency using scheduling, productivity, and communication tools including GANNT charts, spreadsheets, and conferencing technologies. · Participates in beta deliveries of new courses; occasional travel overseas for pilot support · Develops course descriptions and related course-specific marketing documents and tools. · Contributes to storyboarding, authoring, and development of e-learning content and blended learning solutions.

Whatever happened to inductive learning?

Clive on Learning

The trouble is, inductive learning doesn't seem to have been what the developers had in mind when they designed the latest generation of rapid e-learning authoring tools. Over the past few days, I've been testing out a number of tools trying to implement a short section from the script for the 30-minute masters. Either way, Justin will never know, because there's no tracking. Try implementing this in a modern authoring tool!

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. It should provide access to courses when those are relevant, resources/job aids, and eCommunity tools too. LMS Template - eLearning 24-7 , May 21, 2010 Provides a template you can use when comparing LMS vendors, thus creating an apple to apple process. Today the big news is Scribd Switches to HTML5; Adobe To Make Tools for HTML5.