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. . . .

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.

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.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

Co-authored by Linda Bowers, CTO, 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.”.

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?

Cutting Costs Without Cutting Quality Of Employee Training

Ed App

It is no secret that investing in quality employee training can push the budget. We are here to tell you how to cut costs without cutting the quality of your employee training strategy! We have set out to provide you with 4 of the best ways to boost the quality of your employee training, while cutting costs. EdApp’s LMS has a built-in authoring tool, which means most of the work has already been done for you. Use tools for reporting.

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.

Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality

Tony Karrer

One of the concerns raised by various comments during the series has been around the quality of the results of Text-to-Speech (TTS) Voices and if that was suitable for eLearning. Authors need to fill the gap. Some people in the world of TTS call them “Text Authors.”

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

CommLab India

The success of outsourcing in e-learning depends on the quality of people management on both sides, especially the vendor side. Working together becomes smooth when both parties know their individual roles and responsibilities better. Authoring Tool Experts.

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?

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!

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.

BLOG: Where do businesses find their LMS content?

Unicorn Training

Software Advice, a site that rates learning management platforms, surveyed 150 corporate LMS administrators on their use of third-party versus in-house training materials and found 73% use both. From knowing the industry that stat probably isn't a huge surprise.

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!

Digitization, individualization and self-determined learning belong together

Adobe Captivate

Digitization is a completely different way of teaching and learning, because when individualization and self-determined learning do not belong together, you don’t use 90% of the benefits of digital technology. The computer is a tool and not the content. What do you think?

Everyday Adobe and Working out Loud

Adobe Captivate

I’ve spent a long time “learning how to use captivate” while dabbling in Photoshop, Illustrator, or Adobe XD when I had a need to try to use them, but have realized that without a clear purpose and time to play, I revert to “simpler” and more familiar tools even when I know that it would be a better overall experience to create in Captivate. I keep at it, but have been frustrated at what I see as a “gap” in support for the creative process.

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!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Free Articulate & Moodle Seminars in Boston and Chicago

Learning Visions

Delivering Quality at Speed - Articulate & Moodle This seminar will focus on getting the best out of Articulate and Moodle with case studies from Motorola, BP, Apple and McDonalds. Ill let you know when we head to SoCal. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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How to Develop Your First Employee Training Program

ProProfs

The role of employee training software is quite valuable in such a scenario. Such a tool can streamline and standardize the training across the enterprise in a big way. Choose the Right Employee Training Software. What to Look for in Employee Training Software.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: When the Content is Really Boring.

Learning Visions

But what do you do when the content itself is just plain boring? Dont teach the learner what they already know. What do you do when youre handed a pile of content that makes you want to roll over and die of boredom? What else can you do really?

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Since the birth of elearning, a pair of innovative software giants have carved out their place as industry favorites: Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. The authoring basics. With each of these authoring tools, you can: Create SCORM-compliant elearning content.

8 Tips to Incorporate Screencasts Into Your Online Training Course

TechSmith Camtasia

There is a broad range of applications for screencasts in online training, from software product demos to POS system tutorials. Invest In a Feature-Rich eLearning Authoring Tool. Thus, creating the complete package without having to invest in additional software.

How to identify your organisation’s training needs

Your Training Edge

Most leaders and managers instinctively know that their people must grow in order to gain or retain more market share. Or worse, letting a skills gap widen until it becomes too late. Do your employees feel like they are growing in their job and learning new skills.

A week of working and Learning in Ukraine

Challenge to Learn

So I know that life there is very different from my life in The Netherlands. Imagine that you as a 26-year-old software developer suddenly have to fight against the Russian army. I didn’t know that and it does place the conflict for me in e new perspective.

Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018

Videonitch

We know it’s effective in educating – Ebbinghaus forgetting curve be dammed when there a good story behind the learning. By having native support for video, Brightspace not only knows which learners started each video, but also if they finished or where they stopped if they did not finish.

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Since the birth of elearning, a pair of innovative software giants have carved out their place as industry favorites: Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. But with the rise of modern cloud-based authoring software, many learning managers and designers are looking for a resolution to the contemporary learning pains that come from desktop-based authoring tools. The Authoring Basics. Overcoming the authoring skills gap.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Days 22, 23 & 24

Learning Visions

The tasks are relentless -- every single day theres something new to do. The idea behind this task is make sure your new readers know what youre all about. When Dead-Links wasnt working at first, I tried Google Webmaster tools. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Make e-Learning work: Outcome learning (3). The managers perspective

Challenge to Learn

I’m a manager myself for over 20 years now and I know from first-hand experience how difficult it is make decisions about learning and training. When you have to decide on whether or not to train a group of people this becomes even more difficult, most of the times you just don’t know. How do you decide on the validity of your investment and how to measure the outcome? You need to know what your employees need to be able to do and to know to make them competent.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. This past year we started doing more video interviews with SMEs using Flip cameras over the XL1. Sure the quality isn't as good but for internal clips embedded in Articulate courses, they're "good enough" for us.

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

This is our most popular Managing eLearning post every year, and by now we know you want to see the hype curve first. Cryptocurrencies are clearly at the peak of the general-purpose (non-eLearning) hype curve – a couple of thousand percent increase in value will do that.

6 Must-Read Learning Game Design Books

Knowledge Guru

Designing a game is no easy task, but do you know what’s even more difficult? Here are six learning game design books that are on our must-read list: Play to Learn: Everything You Need to Know About Designing Effective Learning Games.

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5 Ways to Create an eLearning Course on a Shoestring Budget

ProProfs

Want to know how? Want to know why? Using an eLearning authoring tool can also help the case as the course contents get organized automatically in a central location. Also, circulate the course among internal teams to cover the gaps before it goes live.

Writing & Grammar: Of Hooks and Ladders

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby Proofreading is a quality control check of text and layout that many of us are asked to do with little or no training. For example, how do you indicate that you want the space between words to be closed up? Do you scratch out both words and write toothpaste in the margin? Do you draw a circle around the area and write a note in the margin saying, "Please remove the space between the words to make one word"? How do I know this?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

With the rise of rapid eLearning tools and the ease with which virtually anyone can now create a course, whats changing for the instructional designer? SMEs using rapid eLearning tools)? I dont know how to interpret this, nor are my findings indicative of any official status in IDs.

How Important is the Design Phase?

Design2Train

How important is the Design Phase in producing a high quality online training (eLearning, wbt, cbt) program? If you do not complete the Design Phase the right way, you will end up with cost-overruns of re-work, redefining the project scope, and lots of stress. . Article Author: V.

BOOK REVIEW: “Design for How People Learn” by Julie Dirksen

Adobe Captivate

Design for How People Learn” by Julie Dirksen is a heavy book, both literally (top-quality glossy paper) and figuratively. We are lucky to have today e-learning tools like Adobe Captivate and others. The author starts from the A-B-Cs of the subject like “How do we remember?”