E-Learning Authoring Tools Characterized

The E-Learning Curve

E-Learning authoring tools are part of a larger organizational infrastructure and learning ecosystem which typically includes hardware, software, content delivery mechanisms, and processes that support the delivery and management of learning programs. Broadly speaking, an authoring tool is a software package which developers use to create and package content for delivery to end users. Web Site Authoring Tools Used in creating mark-up language (i.e.

Tools to make you drool – video training toys for IDs

Dashe & Thomson

In this post, I take a look at some of the latest tools available to Instructional Designers to make their video efforts come to life. Smartbuilder ( www.suddenlysmart.com ) is a tool that can say it’s the only robust course authoring tool that does not require scripting. VIDIZMO’s Ultra Mashup software allows you to edit various video segments together. You can use the Mashup Studio to create quizzes and gather feedback via survey forms.

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eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Posts on eLearning Tools: What is Rapid eLearning?

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs. OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud&# and do the same thing. Assessment tool built in, Powerpoint Integration.

eLearning Software

Tony Karrer

eLearning Software posts: eLearning Software Tools Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Software Satisfaction - Satisfaction survey results for eLearning Software. eLearning Software Satisfaction (More) - follow-up on satisfaction results for eLearning Software. What is Rapid eLearning Software? Description of eLearning Software for rapid eLearning. Point Solutions vs. Suites and Composition in eLearning Software

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

An API (Application Program Interface) enables an interface from a piece of software to communicate with another piece of software (in its simplest form) or multiple pieces of software (called a mashup). Facilitation now exists between the pieces of software, similar to interaction between a human and a computer (again, in a basic example). However there are vendors who sell their API solution wrapped in a piece of software. Mashups.

LMS Industry Mashup – Let’s Go Mobile

Inquisiq

Welcome to the latest LMS Industry Mashup. The ICS Learning blog discusses how mobile courseware needs to start integrating responsive design and how it all starts with the authoring tool. While many popular authoring tools have planned releases for integrating responsive design, time will tell who gets it right first. LMS Industry MashupMobile and responsive design is becoming a hot topic in the LMS and courseware development space.

Wiki Course Authoring

Tony Karrer

In my Ten Predictions for eLearning for 2008 , I said - Wiki + SCORM + Add-ins will become more common for easy authoring. Not sure if he saw my post, but I was just reminded by Tim Seager from Xerceo about their Prescribe tool that provides: Full Wiki, RSS functionality that is SCORM conformant for tracking and managing competencies. He also pointed me to a video that shows the tool in action. Tim, you may want to get help on better presenting your tool.

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iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

Xyleme

Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins. Most organizations already use too many tools with redundant outputs and out-of-date content. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

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Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

eLearning Brothers

Audacity is a free eLearning tool that you can download and edit your audio. This website enables you to collaborate with authors and editors from different areas of study, so you can rely on their experience, expertise, and creativity to come up with the best content for your eLearning project. Wink is a freeware for creating tutorials and presentations aimed at instructing how to use software. The tool comes with comprehensive SCORM-compliant assets for PDF and Web.

Social e?learning authoring system

Take an e-Learning Break

learning authoring system that allows you to to create and deliver interactive e?learning empowers authors to take full advantage of social media tools to create a learning community around each course. Easily embed mashup widgets, such as YouTube videos, Google Charts, and others. I'm checking out a social e?learning learning 2.0 content with embedded social media. Composica 4.0

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

eLearning 24-7

Folding up shop and switching to a new market: Talent/Performance Management, new product lines not tied to e-learning, services. Folding up shop for good – goodbye and nice knowing you. Folding up shop and switching to a new market : Talent/Performance Management, new product lines not tied to e-learning, services. Folding up shop for good – goodbye and nice knowing you. Content Authoring tool, Assessment tool and surveys/quizzes.

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

eLearning 24-7

The Swipe Rule – Vendors need to swipe your card to follow up with you; which is fine; but I cannot tell you the number of times when I was a Director of Training and told the vendor in the face to call me or email me, and never heard from them. Cognition LMS by Reflection Software. elearn Online – rapid content authoring tool. Saba Software – March 2011 – Review of Learning, Connect & Performance.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

If you as the customer want to create your own API/Mashup or find one on the net and want to integrate it into your paid LMS, the vendor will charge you. I love this trend, because it clearly says that the rapid content authoring tool vendors are becoming innovative and are seeing the market. As I have said before, mobile learning and tablets is going to end up being the biggest thing in the last 10 years in the e-learning industry.

E-Learning Early Indicators

eLearning 24-7

You could count on your hand the number of vendors even looking at it, and I’m not just talking LMSs/Learning Portals, but content authoring tools and other products. Funny, thing about those vendors, either their entire consumer base rose up and screamed we want tablets, or perhaps – and I know – it never happens in any industry – just perhaps, they looked again and said, “I see money in those tablets&#. 4 Rapid Content Authoring Tools.

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Understanding Web 2.0

Integrated Learnings

It's not that far of a stretch to say it was created to be the ultimate e-Learning tool. As the web transformed over time people discovered that the ability to collaborate on projects over the web made it an even more powerful tool for sharing information. The ability to collaboratively work on documents, to share web services, and use software on the web instead of installing it on your computer is what many people refer to as web 2.0. Wikipedia has a write up on Web 2.0

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3 Benefits to Using YouTube in your E-Learning

Integrated Learnings

Content authors can take advantage of many of YouTube's features to easily upload video content, organize it, and distribute it. Let's look at three benefits to using YouTube as an e-learning distribution tool. For example, if you are using the authoring tool Lectora, you can grab the embedding code from YouTube and paste it into an external HTML object. Tags: Lectora YouTube Social Media eLearning Mashup

eLearning Solutions

Tony Karrer

Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups Shift in eLearning Solutions from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids Direction of eLearning Solutions - Emergence or Big System Future Platforms for eLearning Solutions View of eLearning Development Software - Ease vs. Power Point Solutions vs. Suites and Composition in eLearning Solutions Rapid eLearning Tools Virtual Classroom Instruction - Resources Software Simulation eLearning (w/ links to Tools

E-Learning without Borders

eLearning 24-7

Now before you argue about “security&# or “privacy&# , you can create (even now using mashups or some APIs) the ability to lock down or block certain areas. Pods which were off the hub included a bookstore, library, event center, courses (to sign up and take), chat rooms and other items. Let me make this clear: a social exchange can be everything social learning wants to be and desires to be, but has failed to live up to. Greetings from Moscow.

Digital literacy 9: Broadcasting yourself

Learning with e's

and Edupunk movements - the do it yourself culture in which costly proprietary systems and tools are spurned in favour of haphazard, unbranded, informal mashups and loose aggregations of tools. There are a huge array of social web tools to choose from and many of them are free at the point of delivery. For the first time in history such tools have made it possible for an en masse surge in self-publication and broadcasting.

Workforce learning in 2019: Finding patterns in a Clouded Crystall Ball

Adobe Captivate

Authoring Tools. GenY have grown up with rich-media and have a significant difference in attitude from the Gen X. People will want to create and communicate and do this quickly and without “due process” Authoring tools will need to support mashups, but I suspect that tools themselves need to be created as a mash-up of tools. Expect the price to fall below $100 soon as demand picks up.

5 technologies to promote creative learning

Learning with 'e's

They could use cameras, graphics software, a combination of these, or some other tools to create and capture their illustrations. NB: Great for the study of history, but could be adapted to English language and literature (authors), science or technology (scientists and inventors), geography (explorers), and foreign languages (tweets in those languages - see also Lingua Tweeta ). 5) Video Mashups: Ask students to find 3 unrelated YouTube videos.

Tin Can API – What you need to know

Inquisiq

Adobe Captivate 7 is one of the most popular authoring tools out on the market, which now offers support for the Tin Can API. LMS Industry MashupWith mobile becoming an increasingly larger part of the online learning experience, it’s no surprise that we need to adapt our methodology to provide a consistent experience across all devices.

eLearning 2.0 Presentation - ASTD OC

Tony Karrer

Start-Up Guides Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A SummaryI'm trying Slideshare for the first time. I've embedded the presentation from last week that I mentioned before.

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eLearning 2.0

Tony Karrer

I will attempt to update periodically to continue to keep this up to date. Start-Up Guides Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary Issues: eLearning 2.0: Informal Learning, Communities, Bottom-up vs. Top-Down Rosenberg's Beyond eLearning - Is that eLearning 2.0 eLearning 2.0

SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq: One Non-Profit’s Quest for the Best LMS

Inquisiq

Exporting all of the SumTotal-authored courses and moving them to the new LMS. The risk for such a situation is good justification to author courses using tools outside of the LMS – but regardless, it was a challenge that HP Freeman faced. However, in practice, there can be problems with SCORM packages depending on idiosyncrasies of both the authoring tools (SumTotal in this case) and the receiving system or LMS.

SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq R3: One Non-Profit’s Quest for the Best New LMS

Inquisiq

Exporting all of the SumTotal-authored courses and moving them to the new LMS. The risk for such a situation is good justification to author courses using tools outside of the LMS – but regardless, it was a challenge that HP Freeman faced. However, in practice, there can be problems with SCORM packages depending on idiosyncrasies of both the authoring tools (SumTotal in this case) and the receiving system or LMS.

SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq R3: One Non-Profit’s Quest for the Best New LMS

Inquisiq

Exporting all of the SumTotal-authored courses and moving them to the new LMS. The risk for such a situation is good justification to author courses using tools outside of the LMS – but regardless, it was a challenge that HP Freeman faced. However, in practice, there can be problems with SCORM packages depending on idiosyncrasies of both the authoring tools (SumTotal in this case) and the receiving system or LMS.

eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008

Tony Karrer

eLearning Trend #2 - Virtual Environments - see Second Life and Learning eLearning Trend #3 - Open Source and Free Tools eLearning Trend #4 - Do-It-Yourself Learning - see Disruptive Changes in Learning , Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 See also - Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 I was talking with someone last night who asked me what some of the bigger eLearning Trends were. I told him about eLearning 2.0 and the move to DIY.

Billboard Chart Toppers to Keynote the 2013 Lectora User.

Trivantis

Authoring Tools. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. e-Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. Powerful & Easy Authoring. -->. Online Authoring Anytime, Anywhere. -->. Powerful & Easy Authoring. -->. Online Authoring Anytime, Anywhere. -->. Sign Up, Start Learning Today. -->. Lectora: ONLY HTML5 Authoring Tool. Branching, Rollovers & Pop-Ups. Forum.

2020 – The Year of the Hub

eLearning 24-7

And you can have multiple APIs too (again sub-connectors), the proper term is called a Mashup (two or more APIs, and honestly more common than having only one API). . A third trend in the 3rd party marketplace is the lack of foreign language, which is odd, when you consider that many end users buy/use mobile apps and software to learn a foreign language. Tools. Common Tools (trend wise are). SaaS authoring tools . SaaS assessment tool.

Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

6,890 16 152 Rapid eLearning Tools 4,337 11 35 First Time Visitor Guide 2,345 17 67 LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers 1,988 6 40 eLearning Trends 1,820 9 24 Software Simulation eLearning (w/ links to Tools) 1,724 2 11 Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective 1,655 6 98 Fun Headline Generator 1,503 0 1 Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog 1,500 22 52 Web 2.0

When Traditional Classrooms Go Digital, Education Takes The Shape Of Blended Learning

ProProfs

Yes, blended learning software is a progeny of the education system which has gone digital. Modern learning has become a perfect mashup of traditional and contemporary methods in recent times, courtesy of the digital revolution. Blended learning software, Training Maker and few others in the market are nothing but ready-made platforms which are utilized to create professional courses online quickly. But, it is the time to wake up.

Reaction to IMS Learning Impact 2012 Conference

Xyleme

LTI (Learning Tool Interoperability) in particular has cracked the LMS open. The learning tools that were previously only native to the LMS are now are externalized from the LMS, and enabled as cloud-based “tools.” With the ability to easily create learning applications that seamlessly mash-up the best content, and with the tools available, it is no wonder that some innovative vendors have already seized on this new opportunity.

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Tony Karrer

First Time Visitor Guide Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog Rapid eLearning Tools Fun Headline Generator Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective Incredibly Cool! Tools Second Life and Learning Software Simulation eLearning (w/ links to Tools) Captivate File Size Tricks for Software Training via Simulations Do You WANT an LMS?