Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

eLearning 24-7

With all this fun summer stuff, comes my summer course authoring tool rankings. For those who are in my top ten course authoring tool rankings. #10 Assessment tool including randomization. Assessment tool and question bank. Assessment tool.

How to select the right authoring tool

eLearning 24-7

Actually, it can be just as exhausting and face nearly same challenges when you are looking for an authoring tool to build your courses. Authoring tools list AKA Where do you want to live. That same occurs when you are deciding on an authoring tool. With over 180 authoring tools in the market and with the majority not as well known, picking just the right one can be as challenging as selecting an area to live.

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Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. Authorware merged with MacroMind/Paracomp to become Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe. Learnnovators: You are known for your role as the primary architect in creating Authorware ― one of the most successful authoring tools ever created. As we know, Authorware became a groundbreaking authoring tool combining power and ease of use, and ultimately the industry standard.

Storyline and ZebraZapps: seriously powerful, seriously simple

Clive on Learning

Here at DevLearn 2011 in Las Vegas I've got authoring tools on my mind. Because I have been able to take a look at two new tools today, which I'm sure are going to have a major impact. Storyline is a desktop authoring tool which Articulate would probably position alongside their current Studio suite of Presenter, QuizMaker and Engage, but for me this is definitely a replacement. You can import from PowerPoint or Articulate Studio tools if you need to.

3 Adobe Captivate E-learning Examples

CommLab India

Adobe Captivate was first introduced to be a screen capture tool under the name Flashcam. Its evolution as an e-learning authoring tool started after an eHelp Corporation based in San Diego acquired it and released it as Robo Demo. Software Application Training.

The brand new Captivate 9 puts Adobe years ahead of the competition

mLearning Revolution

Back in 2012 you would have been hard-pressed to find anything exciting in version 6 of Adobe Captivate, in fact most of the cool stuff at the time was coming from Adobe’s competitors, namely Articulate with their new Storyline software and their latest iteration of Articulate Studio.

A Conversation with Michael Allen–ADDIE, SAM & the Future of ID

Kapp Notes

He is the author of seven book including a best-seller on creating effective e-learning and in has received ASTD’s Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award in 2011. Rapid development tools and their promoters are, in my opinion, much at fault here.

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My Top 10 e-Learning Tools

eLearning Cyclops

Jane Hart is gathering top ten lists for e-learning tools. I have posted my e-learning toolkit in the past, but not what I necessarily consider my "top e-learning tools." So, here are my top 10 e-learning tools. They are not stand alone e-learning tools, but together allow me the ability to create effective e-learning courses. I have included how and why I use these tools. And it worked very well with my Macromedia Flash when I was getting started in e-learning.

Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?

eLearning Cyclops

Back when I first started developing e-learning courses, I used Macromedia's Authorware. It has gotten to a point where some of my courses are all developed in Flash and the e-learning authoring tools (DHTML) have been used more as a "shell" that decompiles it as a SCORM package. I really prefer the robust ability of creating courses in Flash and only use the DHTML e-learning authoring tools for their ability to make the course SCORM or AICC compliant.

10 Great Moments in eLearning History

SHIFT eLearning

The Macintosh, with its free HyperCard program, also helped a generation of tech-savvy teachers make their own software and tutorials for students. Commercial software companies were quick to develop computer-based educational materials and learning games as well.

Learn How to Build Effective E-Learning with this Free E-Book

Rapid eLearning

These tools didn’t get their start in 2007. Articulate Presenter was around well before eHelp (one of the leading companies) was purchased by Macromedia that was purchased by Adobe. Understand the types of tools on the market.

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eLearning Weekly » Using Adobe Captivate for eLearning: A Love/Hate Relationship

eLearning Weekly

eLearning Development: What’s new in Flash CS4?

Upside Learning

Adobe’s CS4 suite is the second major release since Adobe acquired Macromedia. Deco and Spray Tools - The Deco tool could be used to quickly create kaleidoscope-like effects and to apply fills. The Spray Brush tool can be used to spray symbols across any user-defined areas. 3D Transformation - With the new 3D translation and rotation tools, 2D objects can be animated through 3D space, allowing animation along the x, y, and z axes.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia).

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). Should you be using rapid authoring tools?

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). Should you be using rapid authoring tools?

Macrodobe or AdobeMedia?

The Learning Circuits

With the acquistion of MacroMedia it looks like Adobe will be leaping into the collaboration space even more quickly. The statement from the Adobe press release this morning says "The combination of Adobe and Macromedia strengthens our mission of helping people and organizations communicate better. It also looks like Adobe has acquired MacroMedia to enable them to expand more rapidly into the market for audio and video applications for handhelds and other gadgets.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

You have many important decisions that need to be made ranging from issues related to the use of technology to required facilities to instructional design to software development and media production. IT professionals including network engineers, software developers, database engineers and technical support staff. Phase 4: Software Development. Environmental (hardware, software, bandwidth, etc.) Learning Content Management and Authoring Systems.

Got SCORM?

ICS Learning

SCOs are web-based and script-enabled – consisting of HTML, Javascript and any other client-side technology (images, Macromedia Flash, etc). For more information on SCORM, learning management systems, SCORM compliant authoring tools, or to sign up for a free trial of Inquisiq Learning Management System where you can upload and test your SCORM compliant SCOs, visit us on the web at [link]. Got SCORM? A Brief Technical Overview That Answers the Question “What is SCORM?”

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ScreencastCamper Profiles 2013: Dave Buell

Visual Lounge

He has been authoring, directing, and producing many different eLearning and interactive training programs for over a decade. I also use Camtasia Studio (at work) and Camtasia for Mac (at home) for creating software tutorials for a wide variety of applications.

Breakthrough eLearning: Time = Money: The Driver for Rapid eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning

tools people processes There are tools that make it much easier to produce eLearning. Authoring software such as Macromedia Breeze, Lectora (by Trivantis), or Articulate Presenter make it easier for non-technical people to produce eLearning. In fact, most LMS / LCMS software makes it fairly easy to produce eLearning content. However, there is a danger in having SMEs (subject matter experts) use tools to quickly create eLearning.

Lesson I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player | LearnNuggets

NuggetHead

Of the thousands of on-line tutorials I’ve read in my day, I always find myself wandering off in search of a term or an explanation to a topic the author referred to in the tutorial. The tools needed and setting up the project: Here’s what the final output will look like when we’re done.

Future Trends in e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

The new workforce will want a more flexible workplace and may prefer flexibility to higher salary The use of gaming in training or "Nintendo meets Macromedia" is not that far in the future. It's no great leap, then, to conclude that the tools that make better soldiers and surgeons might also make better corporate warriors" To address the rising number of women and minorities the workplace, content has to be at the very least gender agnostic and in many cases bilingual.