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New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20

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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.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

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When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind. Bewildered on what is happening, why what is needed isn’t appearing as it should, and how is it possible that something so obvious based on where e-learning is heading, mobile is pushing and future tech is inspiring is lost among so many vendors? For those who are e-learning developers, instructional designers (with the background to back it) or instructional technologists, I feel your pain.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

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Yes there are vendors doing some new stuff, okay many, but a few items are not new, rather they have been around for a long time. SaaS boost – Finally more vendors are on the appropriate path for their consumers; but the big folks are not – why? SaaS vendors rule!

Authoring Tool Trends

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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.

Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013

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This year we will focus on the top ten authoring tools for 2013. For each authoring ranking, a brief true ghost story, then the vendor and why it was selected. Nice assessment tool. Proof that you can create an amazing authoring tool without being based in the U.S. One of the trends I forsee in 2014 is an increase in the number of authoring tools enabling multilingual while creating a course. Nice tracking feature.

2014 Authoring Tools – State of Affairs

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So far in 2014, the authoring tool space hasn’t really come out with anyone earth shattering, that would make you stand up and scream “Brussels Sprouts are the new “spinach” Avatars and background templates continue to “in” - A few vendors are now adding “real life” scenario backgrounds- but “real life” is open to interpretation. Built-in audio narration tools including some editing.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

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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.

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

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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

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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. File, Edit, View, Tools and Help.

LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

Before getting started with using eLearning tools for your education or certification programs, it is important to know the difference between the different tools used to create, develop, and deliver eLearning content. Which eLearning Tool is Right for You?

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: 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?

Top Six E-Learning Tools for 2015

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Qualifications for e-learning tools. I didn’t put together any secret formula or weighting criteria for these tools. I did look at several sites that listed tools and realized for the most part they were authoring tools or tools that are super mainstream and oh, they are authoring tools. When I did find a recent site, a few tools were different than the authoring tools or tools like Go Animate!, ADDIE?

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What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”

Association eLearning

In other words, it allows learners to take courses and attend online events, instructors to track learners’ progress and scores, administrators to check reports, and more. It gives your association one software package that delivers, assesses, and reports on online training programs.

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The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 2

TalentLMS

In our previous installment of this series we suggested 6 of the most essential tools for online employee training, focusing mainly on the kind of tools that you’ll need for content creation-related tasks. Excel as a tool for online training you might ask?

Have We Lost the S.in ISD? What Should Workforce Learning Graduates Hear from You?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The work we do at one level is extremely focused on the micro solutions we call courses, but more than ever we need to be thinking about, and designing, systems. Just reading her post made me realize that so much of our industry is focused on the ID, Instructional Design.

Why Author eLearning Content to Industry Standards?

OpenSesame

At OpenSesame, we receive inquiries from subject matter experts and content authors who have developed training programs but are unsure about how to monetize them in the today’s online world. Course building tools on these platforms are available without cost but not without limitations. For every native platform, you are committing to build and continuously maintain your catalog using only the tools provided. Finding the right authoring tool.

What New Instructional Designers Need to Know About E-Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

Are we doing enough to help new instructional designers produce the types of e-learning experiences that we want to see? I trained as an instructional designer throughout the 2000s. Top 10 Instructional Design Skills.

3 Secrets of Workshop Facilitators: Leverage Them to Author eLearning Rapidly

Mindflash

Fortunately, as an instructional designer, you can leverage the secrets used by expert workshop facilitators to rapidly create talked-about content for your online training. Fortunately, it takes very little time to design learning experiences that enable such conversations.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

” ~ Rustici Software. This standard is being developed by Rustici Software (with a world-wide active community participating and contributing) for Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) – the keepers of SCORM. An interesting article on ‘Tracking Software Clicks with Tin Can’.

Latest Negative E-Learning Trends

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and why LMSs were created (to track what learners knew and did not know, and be able to fix that or improve upon that), then they can enter the space with no knowledge or experience. Authoring Tools going everywhere but nowhere. That is the actual nomenclature to course design.

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.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

This is a major barrier to learning, and so people are naturally starting to think about how the data can flow directly out of an electronic health records system into learning software. Crowd Sourcing Instructional Design: People are doing it for user-testing and SEO, so why not ISD?

The Most PROVOCATIVE Shout-Outs From Today’s Learning Innovators

Learnnovators

Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. 35% does not even use an authoring tool at all.

Tom Kuhlmann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Many people consider Tom as “the” guru in e-learning instructional design. Learnnovators: What do you think is the future of rapid e-learning authoring tools? A few years ago it made sense because most of the options required programming skills; thus having tools that took this away made development “rapid.” However, many of the tools, like Storyline, have become more sophisticated and replaced traditional programming. The tools are diverse.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

We see a trend to design and deliver training apps for smaller, mobile devices as a compliment to primary learning activities. Gameful Design — This ranges from gamification to serious learning games. The Internet is overflowing with instructional content and information presentation.

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Want to be successful at e-Learning? Don’t make the mistakes experts make!

Challenge to Learn

It is the same with choosing your e-Learning tooling. You can buy a big system that does all (like Blackboard, Sumtotal, Saba, Cornerstone on demand, et cetera) or you can go for a bunch of specialized tools that will beat that big solution on every specialty. No installed software.

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Want to be successful at e-Learning? Don’t make the mistakes experts make!

Challenge to Learn

It is the same with choosing your e-Learning tooling. You can buy a big system that does all (like Blackboard, Sumtotal, Saba, Cornerstone on demand, et cetera) or you can go for a bunch of specialized tools that will beat that big solution on every specialty. No installed software.

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2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

This is a major barrier to learning, and so people are naturally starting to think about how the data can flow directly out of an electronic health records system into learning software. Crowd Sourcing Instructional Design: People are doing it for user-testing and SEO, so why not ISD?

How to Buy a LMS

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RCAT – Rapid Content Authoring Tool. Some tools offer more advanced capabilities and features for folks who have a strong ID (instructional design) or e-learning developer skill sets. Sim Tool – Simulation Tool. Authoring Tool. Some vendors (and it is gaining steam) offer “active users” Active users – People who are taking at least one course during the month.

Product Review: Mindflash.com

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Mindflash.com bills itself as a training management system, with the ability to create and upload courses, invitee end users (learners) and track results. What I found was a solution that is a rapid e-learning authoring tool that offers easy to use functions as uploading learners and basic tracking results. A course dashboard that offers some intuitiveness and simple to use, with easy to follow tools. Track Results & Report.

How big data changes the training scenery

Matrix

But even with a high number of variables of the learning process, instructional designers can still identify patterns that are common to groups of people. How can is be better used in learning design? We live in a world of data.

Four Wishes for LMS Buyers

Association eLearning

Sometimes LMSs offer some basic course development tools, but it’s not a core LMS function. Now that the buyer knows that an LMS is not a course development tool, s/he will realize that buying an LMS before building courses means paying for something that isn’t going to be used for a while.

DevLearn Day 2

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One of the wonderful things I love about attending expos is the ability to see new products and new vendors. For example, there were several vendors making their debut – as in their solution – at DevLearn. Other video tools – even some authoring tools enable you to have questions next to your video clip as part of that page, if you will – what does Hapyak do? Tagged: DevLearn , e-learning , e-learning vendors.

8 Common Mistakes to Avoid when Switching from Traditional to Online Training

TalentLMS

Choosing the wrong eLearning tools. Many organizations make the mistake of investing in eLearning tools and Learning Management Systems before researching all the options. However, learning from others’ mistakes can help you avoid them and keep your implementation timeline on track.