The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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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.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront [1] but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im getting emotional about e-Learning!

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Im getting emotional about e-Learning! 3) [Clark, Im interested to hear more of your thoughts on learning styles as you alluded to them here]. Given that the emotional element is relevant then Im with Clark Quinn here. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Are you emotional about your e-Learning? Do you understand what tapping into that emotional component means?

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Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit I want to incorporate a reading list for the next level of the 30-minute masters (taking a crash course in Instructional Design). Im not a big theory person. Im much more into practical application. Im not saying that these theories are right or wrong -- but they get tossed about and referred to with great relish by some in the industry. Im not a big theory person.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic

Learning Visions

Friday, May 04, 2007 New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic Another new rapid e-Learning tool, this from Epic (UK). From the press release: Its important to remember, however, that as with any tool, you only get out what you put in. To makes sure that clients get the most out of Rapid Create, or from any other authoring tool they may select, Epic also provides training and capability building to ensure internal teams are skilled-up in creating effective e-learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

Learning Visions

Friday, May 04, 2007 Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs Theres been a lot of good talk lately about rapid e-learning tools and templates and the roles of SMEs vs. instructional designers. Our tools still require the user to work in the Flash environment, but you really dont need to know Flash. Up until recently , Ive been thinking its instructional designers who will be using our tools. We create templates and tools that provide some instructional approach.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting an Informal M.Ed

Learning Visions

For various reasons, Im not going to go back to school to get a Masters Degree in instructional design. But I firmly believe that this journey Im on is giving me the experience and educational equivalent (if not better) than a formal M.Ed. Even though Ive been doing this ("instructional design") for over ten years, Im starting over. Im putting my beginners mind back on; Ive realized how much I dont know about this stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

Im struck by why I find this topic so interesting. The author cited two learning styles tests which came in at.60 And on that note, I think Im pretty much done now with my learning styles assignment. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Job Description

Learning Visions

So, what do I do if Im not doing that? Im not such an anal person, so this isnt my favorite thing in the world. How can I help our clients better use our tools? And Im really excited about the project Im working on. Im sure its not an insult, but I just dont think Id be so comfortable having that on my business card :) 9:03 AM ahsigmon said. Im on the fence if I want to get into Instructional Design or be an Eduction Advisor.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogging is the new Graduate School

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 Blogging is the new Graduate School Im not the only one getting an informal masters degree out here. Now Im not at the beginning of my career and Id like to think that I have some expertise.if Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. In a guest post on the Brazen Careerist, Ryan Healy writes, "maybe blogging is the new graduate school."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brain Plasticity & Cognitive Abilities

Learning Visions

Im a believer in this stuff. So I have no expertise in this area -- and perhaps this is really just a note to self to look into this topic more -- but Im just wondering how brain plasticity relates to the recent NIH study out that claims that cognitive ability is mostly developed by adolescence (found via Jay Cross ). Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Take learning a piece of software. If youve ever taught a software class, you know you will have explorers in your class who will wander off the track being presented in class following the "I wonder what happens if you do x" train of thought then get lost from where you are going. Im interested in your background -- it sounds like your experience is in the classroom. Im definitely not saying to throw out the baby or the bathwater here.

LIVE BLOG - Craig Weiss 'eLearning 2020' Seminar

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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. Is LMS just a data gathering tool? BREAKOUT 2: Which are the must have new authoring tools and why?

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

By doing so, you will: Keep yourself up-to- date with the new software, technologies, and trends relative to corporate e-learning and e-learning in general. Update 11/23/2010: suggested by Ellen ) eLearning Pulse is an independent online community focused on serving learning and technology professionals, from instructional designers to software developers to project managers. Almost every blog post adds a trick to my toolkit!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

I usually lunge for the mute button, but often I still have to wait for the now-silent narration to finish before Im allowed to move on. Im with you. I think Im still hung up a bit on feeling the need to have some text representation on the screen to reinforce the audio and provide a point of reference -- even when theres an animation on the screen. Of course, this is all just my unfounded and profoundly biased opinion (Im very very visual).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Whee! We got Wii!

Learning Visions

Im definitely hooked -- you might say, "immersed" or "addicted". Beachward Bound Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions My Summer ID Reading List ► June (3) eLearning Authoring Tools Mindmap The Two Faces of ePortfolios The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator ► May (9) Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Started in Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Im a writer and a schmoozer. In Instructional Designers Tools I talk a bit about that. A few months ago, I started compiling a reading list at Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit. Im sorry its taken me so long to get back to you on your question about Instructional Designers here in the US. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Can we throw away e-Learning?

Learning Visions

Heres what Healy says would work better: If an e-learning tool can somehow be coupled with actual face-to-face learning or mentoring then I am all for it. This post has been removed by the author. Maybe Im smart enough that I would have said that anyway.but maybe not. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, May 15, 2007 Can we throw away e-Learning?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Humble Learning Moment

Learning Visions

The old theory: Up until now, Ive gone along with that concept of learning styles , which the books authors tell me is based on the information delivery theory. Im pretty skeptical of learning styles stuff, frankly (and justifiably). Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Saturday, May 05, 2007 Humble Learning Moment File this one under the challenging of outdated theories and assumptions.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Multi Generational Learning in the Workplace

Learning Visions

The Connected Worker 21st century knowledge worker/learner "Im only as good as my network." Kids use tools like MySpace, FB etc. use these tools for social -- they dont have these in their learning toolkit. The perils of multitasking] Action Plan Learn the theories of your craft -- its incredibally important now to learn theories Use new tools in order to apply them.