Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2017

eLearning 24-7

Before we dive into this year’s top 10 authoring tools, a funny thing happened to me this week – rib injury. Anyone who has hurt a rib, knows the thrill of agony from it. dominKnow – Strong authoring tool. Joking aside, I like the product.

Retail training: How to pick the right authoring tool

Elucidat

Choosing an elearning authoring tool isn’t easy and it takes more than a free trial. With each tool offering a wide range of features, workflows and support packages, it’s important you find the right fit for everyone: shop-floor staff all the way to your in-house Learning Designers.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

I’ll just say it right now, the industry as a whole isn’t doing much. 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. It should exist in every authoring tool. . . .

Getting Handy With Interactive Enterprise Software Training

Your Training Edge

Enterprise software training has changed. It wasn’t long ago that face-to-face sessions and tools like on-demand video were mainstays. That said, here are several things to keep in mind when creating and managing interactive software training.

10 reasons retail needs an authoring tool

Elucidat

Could an authoring tool be a simple solution to a really painful problem? 10 benefits of authoring tools for retail organizations. Digital or online learning is no longer a separate or special entity, it just is what we now do – including at work.

LMS Authoring Tools – What features do you need?

Ed App

There’s a wide variety of LMS authoring tools on the market and they come in a price range that stretches from free to eye watering. Some are standalone products while others are integrated into Learning Management Systems. So, whether you’re looking to replace your current system or augment it, we detail what you need to know about authoring tools plus which features you should look for. What are LMS 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.

Don’t Frustrate Users With Gaps in Your Product Experience

General Assembly

Product teams risk losing customers when they lack insight into breakdowns across the user experience. There are countless steps where the product experience can break down. I call these gaps mode-shift friction. The success of a product, and a business, can depend on it.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

skills gap ” problem. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. “Skills Gap” Solutions. Do you already offer digital badges?

How do you build eLearning?

B Online Learning

When it comes to building eLearning, how do you do it? Do you just open up Articulate Storyline , have a look at the content that your SME has provided and then just start building it? Do they need to be assessed to prove their understanding has changed? You know what?

Hospitality LMS: What to Know

Continu

But unlike an Intranet, a hospitality LMS offers a better interface, the ability to integrate with other company software programs, and complete training tracks. Let’s say for example you have a new product being launched and you need to train your sales team. Performance tools.

Close the eLearning Completion Gap

Mindflash

One problem that faces learning and development professionals is that people do not necessarily flock to your course catalog to complete the eLearning you worked so hard to develop. Users are only using a fraction of the features of the software products they buy. So what do to?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

Friday, December 19, 2008 Best Practices for Software Training? This has been the year of software training. Ive been involved in I dont know how many training modules, ranging from the overly long to the shorter chunked variety. Cammy, thanks for doing this!

The 7 principles of fierce conversations every leader should know

Matrix

For everybody not in show business, the communication gaps and misunderstandings are sources of grief and frustration. At a first glance, it seems like a nonsensical thing to do. Read more: Considering mindfulness training for increased employee productivity.

GE TV: Craig Weiss on the Future of the LMS and Authoring Tools Markets

Growth Engineering

Where the authoring tools industry will head over the next 12 months. The very first question would be ‘what features do you offer?’ Vendors know the prices already, so they can give you a ballpark estimate of what it would cost. I do product reviews that are on there.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Name That Tool

Learning Visions

Friday, May 01, 2009 Name That Tool I just got a FaceBook query from someone and I thought you all could help: Im looking for a tool you might have come across, but I dont even know what product/programming group it belongs to. So if you say, yes I have signoff authority for travel vouchers, I could tell this tool to mark four courses. Id want to be able to do a couple things with the data before giving the user feedback.

7 Tips To Use Branching Scenarios As eLearning Assessment Tools

EI Design

Branching scenarios help build real-world experience, but they also have the power to gauge employee progress and identify gaps. In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to use branching scenarios as eLearning assessment tools in your corporate eLearning program.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

skills gap ” problem. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. Skills Gap” Solutions. Associations can lead the way and solve the skills gap.

Inclusion and the New Workplace: A Conversation with Author Jennifer Brown

Chronus 

Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, author and diversity and inclusion expert. She is a passionate social equality advocate committed to helping leaders foster healthier and therefore more productive workplaces, ultimately driving innovation and business results.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Masters degree in Instructional Systems Design Process 10 years at Intel working in tools. How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? What are they doing that’s different? How do they measure success?

How to Be More Productive in the Digital Age

General Assembly

Experts from Evernote, General Assembly, and more share tips and tools for staying on top of your work and life. Attendees at General Assembly and Evernote’s productivity panel at GA London. For more ways to stay focused, read these tips from one of GA’s product team leaders.

Know All about The Players in the E-learning Outsourcing Process

CommLab India

Working together becomes smooth when both parties know their individual roles and responsibilities better. Once they clearly know what they are supposed to do and expect from each other, the process becomes streamlined. Authoring Tool Experts. Do share your views.

Part One: How We Decide to Do Work

Experience API

A couple of days ago, I wrote about the state of ADL and Rustici Software’s take on it. If you read them both, you’ll see some overlap and gaps in our responses, but the thing I want to address is that it seemed Aaron was asking a question or making a request of me (Tim?)

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me.

Learning Visions

Monday, December 29, 2008 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me. Does this cover me for the 7 Things You Dont Need to Know About Me Meme that Sue Hickton just tagged me to do? I could also say that its exhaustion -- a by-product of motherhood -- three kids ages 5 1/2 - 7 months will do that to a person. So Im just doing six. Hard to resist the pull of needing to do more, more, more. And of doing it better.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

> If you know a free e-Learning book that is not included in the list please I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link to that book. -- -- CU Online Handbook - University of Colorado Denver (Update 12/06/2010: suggested by PRL ) Do you currently teach online?

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

LearnUpon

Open source software: Software for which the source code is publicly available for use and development free of charge. Moodle is an example of open source software that’s used widely in specific kinds of eLearning environments, like universities.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

The era of specialization is here – this is true of people and software systems as well! If you are an HR professional, you will not look for a computer programmer today – you will look to hire a Ruby on Rails expert with 6-9 years of experience in Agile software development!

Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

Martijn’s story is instructive for multiple reasons: He knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful online training business. He works on the frontlines of the skills gap, helping individuals and employers prepare to compete in an increasingly data-driven economy.

Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

So how much interactivity do you require for your content? What do they need to be able to ‘do’ as an outcome of this module? If you haven’t asked those questions yet, go and do it now. You can do that with Preso!

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

The era of specialization is here – this is true of people and software systems as well! If you are an HR professional, you will not look for a computer programmer today – you will look to hire a Ruby on Rails expert with 6-9 years of experience in Agile software development!

Are You Ready for Generation Z

The Game Agency

They want to know that their work provides a social purpose and mission. How do you engage them and retain them? Gen Zers know that they have to constantly be learning to stay on top of fast moving technology. Games are the perfect tool for training. With good analytics, companies can instantly see what questions players know and where there are knowledge gaps. Keeping your employees healthy is key to efficiency and production.

Get on board with reverse mentoring

CLO Magazine

Reverse mentoring is the same concept but often featuring a younger employee imparting know-how and improved methods to an older, perhaps more workplace-experienced worker. These differences add value to how we do our work, communicate and collaborate and can ultimately enhance performance.

Introducing eBridge: An Online Review And Collaboration Tool To Optimize eLearning Course Development

EI Design

Due to varied needs of customers, you possibly use multiple authoring tools to craft the required custom online training solution. eBridge: An Online Review And Collaboration Tool To Optimize eLearning Course Development. eBridge is not just another issue tracking tool.

State of the E-Learning Industry 2019

eLearning 24-7

What I hear a lot is “L&D” and not training, when they identify who they are targeting for the tools, platforms, etc. As any training exec will tell you, they do not want to work for L&D, nor be a part of L&D (and vice versa, I should add). SaaS authoring tools, trying to become hybrid Lite LMSs (a return of a trend I totally disliked back in 2010-2014). Support in authoring tool space is actually worse than ever.

Latest Negative E-Learning Trends

eLearning 24-7

Arrgh is at the threshold of despair, below, below average, where you want to use the WTF remark, but just can’t do it. Let’s Do it. self-pace, learn on my own time/anytime, non-linear (A to C to G), able to make mistakes without others knowing about it, etc.) Trends.

What Is A Complex Concept and How Do You Teach It?

Ed App

The four steps Feynman took were driving tools for his success, despite how simple they may seem. How do the concepts link? Find gaps in learning and the areas you need to review to build on knowledge. The post What Is A Complex Concept and How Do You Teach It?

Podcast 17: Next-Level Learning Analytics – With Guest Expert Tamer Ali

Talented Learning

He has designed, built and operationalized multiple learning software products, and is currently working on a next-generation learning analytics platform. Business intelligence tools are not new. Q&A HIGHLIGHTS: How do you define learning analytics?