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.

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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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.

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). Twitter has APIs, so does Facebook, even Linkedin. Facebook. Mashups. Facebook like features?

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.

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. tools for training purposes and this figure is rising fast. Many people feel that this is the antithesis of learning networks.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | December 18, 2020

Mike Taylor

These are super fun mashups and remixes of traditional holiday songs. The third in this awesome series from Mirjam Neelen and Guy Wallace is with the lovely and smart Julie Dirksen, author of “ Design for How People Learn ”. Can Social Networks Help Us Be More Creative?

E-Learning Early Indicators

eLearning 24-7

Social learning? If they were doing it, Facebook like page, a crummy blog that looks nothing like a real blog, a Twitter like feed, maybe RSS, text chat and YouTube functions and upload/download angle. Then in some circles it was the smartphones and the power of social learning with said smartphones. 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.

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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. After all, if you can create a couple of APIs that provide strong social learning functionality, and the LMS vendor offers an add-on for social learning, do they really want you to put yours in? You can share the content in Facebook with your Facebook friends.

Digital Participation

Your Training Edge

The digital environment generated a number of opportunities to participate in a sophisticated and goal oriented social, civic and leisure activities when online. Online courses present the opportunity to shape a highly social learning environment that is characterized by the interactivity and participation for both learners and teachers. As per Keardley (2000) [2] , online learning has become a social activity like an individual one.

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

E-Learning without Borders

eLearning 24-7

Social Engagement. Go onto any social media site: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Quora or any of the thousands of sites, and you will see people engaging with total strangers. If that is the case, then why has the e-learning market failed to grasp the concept of real social exchange based upon job role or new employees by connecting them with fellow folks tied to those areas, but at different companies or businesses? Gaming sims with social exchange: check.

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

The author(s) have been writing individual articles for months or years. This is fairly wide ranging from traditional courseware kinds of issues to specialized kinds of tools and sites. My background includes things like being the CTO of eHarmony (online marriage matching based on personality profiles and controlled communication) from its launch through their $110M venture round to working on interesting eLearning and tools for companies like Lexus, HP, IBM, etc.

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

Adobe Captivate

30-50% of the managers in 2019 would be having of them having online profiles, and actively participate in social networking. 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.

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups Wow, what a great list from 2006, I'm glad I have that saved somewhere. ;) So how about in here's a random list of things from 2007: My 10 year old son edited Wikipedia - A Fourth Grader Wikipedia Update and added value. Some people are really not getting the impact of different tools. Getting Value from LinkedIn , Thomas Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong! Tools? , tools inside organizations.

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Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Virtual classrooms and smart-boards are used in a more student-centered way (not putting all the attention to one person up-front=bad). open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Here's what came up.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Applications in Learning Learn Trends 2008 Top Posts of 2008 based on delicious Save Count (which I believe is a better indicator of quality): 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers (149) Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 (39) Second Life Learning Videos (38) Personal Learning Tools and Technologies (38) Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 (37) for Learning Professionals (20) Tools Used (18) Learning 2.0 LinkedIn I had a major "aha moment" about my LinkedIn Connection Approach.

On the Horizon

Experiencing eLearning

Process: October: open up to the advisory board. brainstorming: lots of wikis, blogs, social networking, audio/podcasts. Games as Learning Tools: Kids have always used games, but school hasn’t recognized play for learning. Visualization: Tools make it easier to understand information and relationships between concepts. Look at financial tools like Mint or Wesabe that make it easy to visualize your spending trends. Tagging tools.

Curation: A Core Competency for Learning Professionals

The Learning Circuits

In my first two posts for Learning Circuits, I explored how I use Twitter as a professional development tool , and last week we looked at Filtering: A Challenge and Responsibility for Learning Professionals. In recent years, this social learning has expanded and exploded via online social networks. Networks like Twitter, facebook, or internal solutions like Yammer enable this social workplace learning to break through the constraints of face-to-face meetings.

2020 – The Year of the Hub

eLearning 24-7

Preferably on/off synch, but as I mentioned in my LinkedIn mini-post, most learning system vendors still are not on/off synch with said mobile app. 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). . 3rd party content providers include Open Sesame, LinkedIn Learning and Skillsoft to name a few. . Tools. Common Tools (trend wise are).

What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

According to a December 2011 issue of Business Insider, the mobile apps analytics firm Distimo said many popular apps were games such as Angry Birds, social networking such as Facebook, Skype and Twitter, and other content such as Google Maps and iBooks. It typically involves distance delivery models such as Web-based tools. Reinforcing learning can involve cadres of learners who chat on a firm’s social site. These tools are changing the way adults learn.

3 Essential Themes for Mobile Learning Systems

Upside Learning

This is where the rubber meets the road, by dreaming up features we invent the mLearning systems future right here. Social/Collaborative – Offering tools that mimic social media/network software will be one obvious theme. While Upside2Go already includes features that support sharing and interactions around shared media, I’d want the social flavor to run deeper. Future versions of Upside2Go will need to offer tools that let users ‘curate’ content.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Emerging" = kinds of e-learning that are just starting to show up -- in labs, new company offerings. Instructional designers can take the tools and create a good learning experience or not. Self Serve Can also pick up packaged food -- self-service from a vending machine, etc. Incremental: Some forms of online training support current ways of doing things Virtual classrooms, presentation software, authoring tools, assessment tools, LMS.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Prediction #1 => Hacking Work At this time last year, I did my series Tool Set 2009. One of the common reasons I hear from knowledge workers inside large organizations for not following the suggestions I provide is that the organization itself puts up barriers to working this way. When the personal tools in your mobile phone are more empowering than what your company provides or approves for your projects, how can you be saved from devastating market forces?

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 , was most popular post for 2009 (see 2009 Top Posts and Topics ) and it came up pretty high in the recent Top 125 eLearning Posts of 2009. The second half of the prediction “self directed learning” got less attention during the year than I anticipated, but it was there and certainly was a big part of the discussion around social and informal learning. tools. Articulate has a great tool set. are all coming up as important.

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

e-Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. Along with the social changes happening around the world in the learning and education domain, these technological changes are going to revolutionize the e-learning domain. APIs are useful for extending the data or functionalities of one application and create other applications or mashups.

Semantic technologies and learning

Learning with e's

Besides being able to author, publish, discover, and use high-quality learning objects, it is equally important to use multimedia-rich learning objects. This is nicely facilitated by Social Web technologies (e.g. blogs and wikis), which better enable learning environments to support principles of social constructivism. Semantic social networking in multimedia-based learning environments. The authors investigate various annotation techniques (e.g.

Product Review: Plateau TMS (Talent Management System)

eLearning 24-7

Plateau LMS is a Talent Management System, made up of four modules. Reporting Tool. After logging into the system a pop up window appears with four option, under the title “How to Get the Most out of the Plateau TMS. You can click a check box, if you do not want the pop-up to appear the next time you log into the system. However the system will show the pop up box if their is new content. The reporting tool comes with the system.

Top 5 Talking Points from 2013 #LSCon

Unicorn Training

In the second of a two-part blog reflecting on Learning Solutions Conference and Expo 2013 Unicorn CEO, Peter Phillips, looks at the five hottest conference issues - mobile, Tin Can, authoring tools, what's next for the LMS and could websites be the new LMSs? Security is a big issue in the corporate world and I picked up some useful pointers, although no definitive answers. As XAPI is taken up and evolves, so more verbs will be added.

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LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

This is the seventh featured system in my Friday series highlighting LMSs that are doing innovative, kick-ass things with social media. I spoke with Dave via email about what Mzinga is doing with social media. Q: What social media tools is Mzinga incorporating into their LMS? A: Dave Wilkins - Mzinga has taken a comprehensive approach to social learning by developing three models throughout various components of our entire Social Learning Suite.

TOP 11 DISRUPTIVE E-LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES FOR 2013

Learnnovators

e-Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. Along with the social changes happening around the world in the learning and education domain, these technological changes are going to revolutionize the e-learning domain. APIs are useful for extending the data or functionalities of one application and create other applications or mashups.

E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is.well…

eLearning 24-7

Some have all three, and those are the systems you want; in the general e-learning tool area, the term usually refers to the same options: rewards, points/incentives, Leader board. That is to say, as a whole the e-learning industry, especially authoring tools and LMS/Learning systems are often two steps back, when everyone else or at least the masses are one step forward. RCAT – Rapid Content Authoring Tools.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Reflecting on the e-Learning Guild Annual Gathering

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « e-Learning Guild Gathering Follow Up Post | Main | Post Conference Clean Up.Social Change, Web 2.0 Dont get hung up looking at the 3D virtual world - thats icing - look at what kind of social networking and workflow process support tools are built into it. Geez, Tom Crawford blogged about it and even Raph Koster picked up on it.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

Social Learning – must have social learning functionality beyond just the standards FB like page, microblog, RSS feed, upload video, follow me thing, these are systems that either advertise themselves as SLMSs or have a significant strong set of SL features. That said, across the board for all Big Dog systems, their social learning functionality was weak. Assessment tools, audit trails, communication, learner and admin functionality exists in this system.

How Education Entrepreneurs Can Transcend a Crazy Busy Lifestyle with Executive Career and Mindset Coach Elizabeth Pearson

LifterLMS

Elizabeth works as a speaker, success coach, and author of the forthcoming book I’m Too Busy, and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves That Keep Us Stuck. She ended up leaving her six-figure income so she could better serve her coaching clients, and she achieved that six-figure income working for herself and her clients in her first year of running her business full-time. The world didn’t need some Lewis Howes, Gaby Bernstein mash-up, right? That pops up a lot.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Better Conferences (cross posting from Tony Karrer)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The 5 Goals Meme | Main | test post » June 20, 2007 Better Conferences (cross posting from Tony Karrer) At the past ASTD conference in Atlanta, a couple of folks ( Tony Karrer , Tom Crawford , et al) and myself started pitching some ideas that we thought we could use as maybe ways to move conferences to a new value proposition.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Edu-Gaming in the latest Escapist | Main | Article comparing new Mash-Up tools (Popfly, Pipes, Google) - thanks Sam Adkins » June 03, 2007 Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer. I am also realizing that I have terrible problems with authority and I need to work on that.

2008 in retrospect

Jay Cross

I’m closing the chapter on 2008 and gearing up for 2009 and beyond. We are in the midst of a great transition to an era of networks and service. Networks enable direct, static-free, one-to-one communication. Marc Rosenberg, Allison Rossett, Barbara Pellow, and I led Up to Speed, an event in NYC for Mimeo. Authority is fluid and contingent on value-added. Inspired by Aboriginal painting of social networks.

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