3 Types of Rapid Authoring Tools for Development

CommLab India

Martin advised John him to go in for rapid e-learning 1 development which uses rapid authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. Surprised at the revelation, John wanted to know what rapid authoring tools are and how they reduce e-learning development time and costs in a big way. What is a rapid authoring tool? These tools come with many built-in features that make the lives of online courseware developers easy.

Desktop and Cloud-Based Authoring Tools: A Clash of the Titans

CommLab India

As training managers and SMEs, we are often involved in discussions with e-learning developers to choose the right authoring tool for our online training programs. Based on the way they are hosted, authoring tools can be classified into two categories. Desktop Authoring Tools (Installed on the desktop). Cloud-Based Authoring Tools (Hosted on an external server and accessed via the internet). Collaborative Authoring.

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2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

Web-based tools for scheduling, project management and documentation increase productivity and enhance personal mobility. Online image editors and other multimedia production tools provide access to a host of new and often less expensive applications. Open Source Software. Open Source software products for eLearning, for which the source code is freely available, are becoming widely accepted. Also, Open Source software often has a large and supportive community.

Review of #ASTD2014 International Conference and Expo

eLearning 24-7

On the authoring tool side of the house. dominKnow Claro (#1), Articulate (Storyline #2 and Studio), Adobe Captivate, Lectora and their other offerings, Ancile, iSpring, Litmos Author, TechSmith, Udutu, Allen Interactions and one other I can’t recall, but they were there. A lot of leadership content including a lot of books and their respected authors either in attendance or not. But bring your own satellite dish for the internet.

My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Sophia Peters provides another interesting post entitled Deciding Between Open Source and Proprietary Software? In her article, she makes the following assertions: Open source software has grown to include […] an adherence to established standards, which is a high priority for open source software development. Proprietary software has closed standards that hinder further development. I think open source software can be a great viable solution for many organizations.