Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. For many tools, the answers are as expected. Again, the fact surfaces that not all tools are perfect but each tends to be targeted for specific use cases. Localization processes using the tool should be easy and fast.

3 Rapid E-learning Myths Busted

CommLab India

Rapid e-learning – an online course development methodology perfectly suited to the technology-enabled learning needs of companies in the 21 st century. Today, it is possible to develop a 60-minute e-learning course in about 3 weeks, using this methodology. The cornerstone of online course development methodology is rapid authoring software such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, and Lectora Inspire.

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Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based

Upside Learning

While working on rapid authored courses (courses authored using rapid authoring tools), I often encounter the decision point of whether to use freeform rapid authoring tools or the traditional template-based tools. Last year, we mentioned that there is a time and place for rapid authoring while opting for it. Here, let me just put some characteristics of the two types of rapid authoring methodologies.

5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. 5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development. Almost daily I get emails asking how to get started with developing elearning. Here are five tips that will help you gain experience and develop the skills to build elearning courses that you can be proud of. Microsoft has some really nice starter templates to help you organize your learning project. Learn from the Experts. Play Around with the Software.

Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. When the above graphic was taken, it shows the overall satisfaction reported by eLearningGuild members about various tools. Of course, they were more looking at PPT conversion tools.

20 Frequently Asked Questions About E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

With hundreds of e-learning development software available in today’s marketplace, choosing the right one which fully meets your training needs can be a major challenge. It is one of the most crucial decisions you must make to successfully convert your ILT material into e-learning courses. In case you choose a tool that does not fully meet your training needs, you lose more than just your time and money. Which tool can be learnt in the shortest time?

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

eLearning 24-7

Innovation abounded and the push to focus on the “PPT to Flash&# angle continued to shine. 2010 E-Learning 24/7 Awards (No official icon logo handed out to winners, rather just a “WHOO-HOO&# – uh, you can make that sound to yourself.thank you). OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud&# and do the same thing. Rapid Intake: Unison. iPod, mobile phones, YouTube, message boards, e-mail.

eLearning Guild Authoring & Development Tools Research Report (2008)

Learning Visions

After my session at ISPI earlier this week, someone commented that what would have really been useful is a list of the top 10 authoring tools in the market. During my presentation, I flashed up on the screen a list of the 122+ tools listed in the Brandon Hall database. And of course, the tool needs to fit the purpose, so one tool won’t fit all. I did dig up the eLearning Guild Authoring Tools Research Report (January 2008).

The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning. They’re not really designed for elearning courses. This means that you’ll have to create your own templates that work better with the rapid elearning software. Take a look at the image that inspired it and then click the demo link to see my template applied to an elearning course. To learn more, go to the user forums.

7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. 7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy. They commission the elearning courses, pay the bills, and are the ultimate authority for their elearning projects. On the other hand, a demanding customer can negatively impact the elearning course by making demands that don’t fit sound instructional design. This is common on elearning projects. Rapid E-Learning 101.

Marrying Rapid e-Learning and Informal Learning

Vignettes Learning

It is an interesting conversation to marry formal and informal learning and rapid e-learning. I agree with Patrick Dunn that rapid e-learning is largely misused. I think there are at least two ways to look at rapid e-learning: First, as a production process - where the concern is to "compress" content into the shortest, cheapest, and fastest delivery; Second, granularity of content to focus on rapid "application points."

Creating e-content faster: Helping SMEs do more than just ‘information overload’

G-Cube

The growing need for training and learning in every industry brings out the need to develop e-content faster and continuously. This requires time-cutting in every step in the process of e-learning development. Without the necessary facilitation on what the learning objectives are and what the learners want to know – the SME will always lack direction as to how to present the information. Formats can be created in PPT or Word for the SME to fill in.

Hell in a Cell Between Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and LectoraInspire 16

CommLab India

Selecting the right authoring tool for rapid eLearning projects is a process riddled with uncertainty. How will you know which eLearning tool to work with? I have worked on several authoring tools. Today, I am sharing my views on the 3 widely used tools -Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, and Lectora Inspire 16. All three tools support popular browsers such asInternet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. PPT Import.

Articulate ’09: Tips for Resolving Common Issues

Upside Learning

Articulate’s suite of products rate high in the rapid authoring segment. Missing lines in graphs - The PPT graphs sometimes don’t convert properly to Flash, leading to missing lines. Font styles - At times, ‘bold’ or ‘italics’ text in the PPT doesn’t appear the same way after publishing in Articulate. Solution: You can avoid inconsistent indents by adding the bulleted text in a separate text box in the PPT.

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5 Tips to Transform Your PowerPoint to Interactive E-learning Course [Infographic]

CommLab India

Every organization has a lot of PowerPoint presentations developed for classroom training programs and converting these PowerPoint presentations into e-learning courses is one of the major challenges for organizations. These PowerPoint presentations cannot serve as self-paced learning material in the absence of an instructor. So, publishing PPT files as e-learning courses, using rapid authoring tools, doesn’t serve the purpose.

Product Review: Mindflash.com

eLearning 24-7

What I found was a solution that is a rapid e-learning authoring tool that offers easy to use functions as uploading learners and basic tracking results. A course dashboard that offers some intuitiveness and simple to use, with easy to follow tools. Each PowerPoint slide appears in order, following your PPT order. The system provides an assessment tool that is built-in within the product. ppt slide, quiz, image, etc.). E-Learning.

eLearning tips from Tom Kuhlmann

eLearningArt

I had the pleasure of interviewing eLearning guru Tom Kuhlmann, VP of Community at Articulate and the author of the Rapid eLearning Blog , the most popular blog in the eLearning industry with over 100k subscribers. In this interview Tom shares his advice on how to improve as an eLearning developer, and his thoughts on topics such as PowerPoint based authoring tools, design, rapid eLearning, and more.

The Power of PowerPoint Master Slides in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Master slides in PowerPoint are very powerful and they are easier than ever to do with PPT 07. When using a rapid e-Learning authoring tools that runs off PowerPoint I always start with a template that uses master slides. (or Page Design – Create a different layout for each type of learning interaction. Here are PowerPoint course templates and styles for eLearning that we’ve created. Happy eLearning!

First eLearning?

Clark Quinn

This month’s Big Question from the Learning Circuit’s blog is, basically, where do you begin? Design, ID, a tool, ? Which, if it’s done well, includes several different tools, lots of ID, a whiff of interface design, some experience prototyping different types of interactions (sync, games, etc), and one major project with project planning, prototyping, testing, and production. I don’t really care how you prototype: it can be PPT, raw html, whatever.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, March 21, 2008 E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design Ill define it in one word: grueling. Since November, I have been working on a big project for a brand-name institution: 29 self-paced eLearning courses. Mostly software training, with bits of process and product information thrown in for good measure.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. My experience is mainly in development of self-paced eLearning for the corporate market.) But, paradoxically, it is worth noting that as instructional designers become adept at using a specific tool, their value as designers will drop. Learning?

Learning Developments: WBT Development Toolbox

Learning Developments

Learning Developments. Thoughts and issues related to the development of eLearning content and general eLearning issues with an occasional diversion here or there. One of the tasks Ive been working on is selecting a tool kit for creating the content. This product really makes a lot of sense and its integration with PowerPoint makes it easy for more people to become involved in the authoring process. Lectora I choose Lectora as the next piece of my tool kit.

Rapid Scenario Building and More FREE Templates and Images

eLearningArt

Last week I blogged about creating a rapid eLearning course mockup to get stakeholder feedback early in the development process. Scenarios leverage the unique aspects of eLearning. Most of the eLearning courses I build involve scenarios or some form of exercise where the learner has to make choices. And really, that’s not the best use of eLearning either. I suggest you read Tom’s article on the 3C model to learn more.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Top 2008 Posts based on Read Counts: 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Test SCORM Courses with an LMS Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples Training Method Trends Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis SCORM Test Web 2.0 37) Training Method Trends (27) Examples of eLearning 2.0 (26) Applications in Learning (24) Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, May 10, 2007 Learning Styles In 1996, when I first started working as an "instructional designer", I was taught about learning styles. In the context of e-Learning (back then it was just plain old CBT), this meant you had audio/video on the screen with timed text bullets. Obviously, there is diversity in learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I write and design self-paced eLearning for the corporate market. Professional content It may be my perception, but the pedagogy that is often so prevalent in the writing of teachers, about resources for teaching and learning, is often scarce in the writing of instructional designers, when writing about the same things. I like what I am learning.