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. Evolve authoring.

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. . . .

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. 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? LMS Authoring tools are computer software that creates eLearning-based training courses and lessons.

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.

What You Need to Know About Delivering SCORM on Mobile

CommLab India

If you have SCORM content, there’s a lot of misleading information on the Internet on how SCORM can, and should, work on mobile devices. Today, let us see what it takes to implement SCORM on mobile, and also demystify a couple of misconceptions on the subject.

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?

Day 4. Getting to grips with SCORM API

LearnUpon

This fourth part of our series explores the most nitty gritty details of SCORM , by focusing on the API itself. On day three, we learned how to import a SCORM course into your LMS. Subscribe to our blog to get the latest on SCORM delivered to your inbox. Technical Help SCORM

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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?)

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.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)

LearnUpon

Here are the eLearning terms you really need to know, from A-L. One outcome of the project was SCORM , an interoperable content standard that’s still very popular today. Authoring tool: Software used to develop content for online learning and training programs.

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

LearnUpon

Manifest file: The manifest is a nitty gritty detail of SCORM. The SCORM package itself is a zip file that contains all of the media contents a course is made from, including things like SCOs, HTML and Flash files. Popular eLearning content standards include AICC, SCORM and xAPI.

Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Its product suite includes Lectora – the world’s leading e-Learning software used by over 60% of the Global 2000 companies. How do you look at the interesting shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device, etc.) Learnnovators: What do you think is the future of rapid e-learning authoring tools? Where do you think the industry is moving?

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?

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!

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.

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?

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!

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!

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.

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.

4 examples of using xAPI for more effective learning

Elucidat

xAPI vs SCORM: Why forward thinking organizations have moved on. Since it’s release in April 2013, xAPI has knocked SCORM off its long established perch for tracking learning related activity, and with good reason. Only a small fraction of learning can be tracked via SCORM in the LMS.

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The 5 Tech Developments Changing The LMS

Grovo

Ten years ago, a cutting-edge L&D department looking to train its people would buy or develop a learning management system (LMS), author some first-class SCORM content, and watch the feedback metrics limp in. Today, L&D is narrowing that technological gap.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

It’s jam-packed full of helpful terms, bookmark it so that you are always in the know. It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. Notable contributions include SCORM and xAPI.

Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

Upside Learning

Do let us know what you think. Finally, here’s everything you wanted to know about eLearning on iPads… and asked! A: None, if you do it for the right reasons and in the right way. All that you have to know is what you are going to use it for, why and how.

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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.

Flash is Dead: Long Live HTML5 for eLearning

LearnUpon

Three popular eLearning formats are also largely dependent on Flash technology for their delivery medium: SCORM, Tin Can (xAPI), and video. Many of us will continue to depend on some combination of SCORM, Tin Can and video content when developing courses until flash is truly dead.

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.

The Corporate eLearning Ecosystem Explained

LearnUpon

You might love to keep up to date with the newest releases at the movies, but do you know your gaffer from your key grip? In order to do this, we’ve divided the ‘ecosystem’ into sections to reduce the complexity. Authoring tools. SCORM/xAPI (Tin Can). SCORM.

A Day in the Life of an LMS

Paradiso

So, you are the training manager of your company and you think you know what a learning management system is. Well… you may be knowing a part of it (… and we don’t deny that). A course authoring tool ? 1 pm… LMS, Did you do the Skill Gap Analysis?

The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

Consider the internet; developments on top of the TCP/IP protocol like SMTP and HTML allowed a variety of tools to work together to bring us email and the world wide web. Initially, when you developed eLearning, you were pretty much dependent on the tool you developed it in. SCORM.

The 10 Best MindTickle Alternatives

Continu

Now that you know some of the challenges, here are 10 great MindTickle alternatives. Continu offers a versatile cloud-based interface and is one of the only LMS companies offering a blended learning tool for both online and classroom training. Streamlined tools for easy workflows.

2019 eLearning Predictions – Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

The hype cycle theory holds that new concepts and technologies are initially little known, and thus little discussed, when they emerge from their Innovation Trigger – the point at which someone dreams them up, and only a small group of cognoscenti knows of them.

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Everyone loves free, especially with software. Free software should be in a class by itself, because it often rumbles into three areas: 100% free with no watermarks, limited features/capabilities. 100% free but with limitations (and you cannot upgrade – some ATs actually do this – with the goal of you buying another of their products). Features include forums, chat, course authoring, learning environment and learning paths, file sharing and file repository.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

The system that provides this infrastructure is generically called a Learning Management System (LMS) and is a software program or web application that you will either develop or purchase. The SCORM Specification. In laymen’s terms, it is this SCORM standard that allows courseware or Sharable Content Objects (SCOs) of all types to be loaded into any SCORM-compatible LMS. New SCORM compliant content authoring tools.