Authoring Tool Trends for 2017
MARCH 1, 2017
The authoring tool industry continues to evolve. I won’t regurgitate everything that appeared and did not for that matter in the authoring tool space as a whole in 2016, but a few have crossed over in a positive light, which is pushing trend. Authoring tool style.
State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015
JULY 14, 2015
– This means that multiple people can work at the same time on the same course and same page – it is really an awesome feature, especially with SaaS authoring tools. It should exist in every authoring tool. . . . Every product can do it.
State of the Authoring Tool Industry
MAY 16, 2016
When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind. And for the entire rapid content authoring tool space, I have to ask – Why? If I am an authoring tool vendor, I would explore what is happening in the authoring tool market, what my product looks like, how I can make it better for my target audience and what do I see or others I trust see the e-learning space is heading. . Assessment tool.
Two Software Tools for Creating Simulations
DECEMBER 5, 2011
Here are two tools that can be used for creating effective and engaging simulations. Let me know of other tools. Screen Capture from SimWriter simulation creation software. Add motions and gestures to the production timeline for more engaging eLearning content.
Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013
OCTOBER 20, 2013
A desktop authoring tool that provides a wealth of features and additional software. Camtasia 8, Snag-it 1, ReviewLink (a fantastic product – but only for 10 courses? Templates, themes, debug tool (nice), translation tool (nice too). Translation tool.
Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten
JUNE 11, 2013
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 Well, it is a fun product to create a course. This product achieves makes it happen, especially with a slick UI.
Ghost Edition – Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013
OCTOBER 30, 2013
This year we will focus on the top ten authoring tools for 2013. For each authoring ranking, a brief true ghost story, then the vendor and why it was selected. What I like about this product includes the ability to output to HTML5, works on mobile devices, is extremely easy to use, appears within PowerPoint and SCORM. Nice assessment tool. Proof that you can create an amazing authoring tool without being based in the U.S.
New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Initially I wasn’t going to post authoring tool rankings beyond the top ten, until July. 20 eLab - The user interface is intriguing and enables anyone to build a course, without having the typical “ooh that looks so lame” with some rapid content authoring tools.
Simple Video Production Apps for Course Authoring
DECEMBER 4, 2015
Course Authoring Made Simple. Stumped with where to begin with video production for your courses? Do not feel you need to be a professional videographer or a production professional in order to generate video content for your online courses.
Authoring Tool/ Framework Selection for Responsive eLearning Development: gomo
AUGUST 16, 2016
In this fifth post of our series about responsive eLearning authoring tools, we’ll take a look at the features, advantages, and limitations of gomo, a proprietary tool from gomo learning. gomo gomo learning provides two products that enable you to create, update, host, and […]. eLearning gomo gomo Authoring Tool gomo Features gomo Limitations Responsive Authoring Tools
20 Frequently Asked Questions About E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools
OCTOBER 17, 2016
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. In case you choose a tool that does not fully meet your training needs, you lose more than just your time and money.
Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Tools these days come in three flavors. Authoring Tools for developers. The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. Course Authoring Tools for the masses.
3 Powerful Rapid Authoring Tools Released in 2016
DECEMBER 26, 2016
Every year, several new authoring tools are released into the market, and 2016 was no exception. Today, we will look at three powerful e-learning authoring applications released in 2016 and examine how they help develop online courses better.
3 Types of Rapid Authoring Tools for Development
OCTOBER 10, 2016
Martin advised John him to go in for rapid e-learning 1 development which uses rapid authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. What is a rapid authoring tool? Let us now look at the different types of rapid authoring tools.
Easygenerator to launch new free web based eLearning authoring software at #DevLearn
Challenge to Learn
OCTOBER 21, 2013
This Wednesday (October 23rd) we will launch a completely new web-based free eLearning authoring tool. We will take all the experience we have built in the past 15 years on eLearning authoring and put it in a brand new product.
Authoring Tool Trends
SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Here now are the latest authoring tool trends (excluding the ones I posted in last week’s blog). Enables the course author to skin/brand their course with their own logo, colors, etc. . Many authoring tools give you limited color options and may/may not enable you to add your own logo. Allows courses that are being built in the authoring tool to be in another language beyond what used to be the standard norm of just English.
The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
To help you out, I’ve aggregated 11 of the top development tools to help you easily put together either native, or web-based mobile LMS software apps for your workforce. Tools for Web-Based eLearning Apps. iWebkit : This tool is only for use with iOS devices like iPhones.
2014 Authoring Tools – State of Affairs
MARCH 17, 2014
So far in 2014, the authoring tool space hasn’t really come out with anyone earth shattering, that would make you stand up and scream “Brussels Sprouts are the new “spinach” Avatars and background templates continue to “in” - A few vendors are now adding “real life” scenario backgrounds- but “real life” is open to interpretation. Built-in audio narration tools including some editing.
Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market
OCTOBER 17, 2012
Its nearly Halloween and with that comes the shocking and fearful excitement or lack thereof of the scariest things on the plane appearing at the movie theaters, in costumes, television and for us, the course authoring tool market. Authoring Tool Treat.
3 Popular Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools – When to Use What
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Do you know which authoring tool is the best option for your training requirement? The use of e-learning authoring tools depends on the training need, complexity of the course, delivery platform – online or on mobiles – timelines, budget, and other factors.
The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market
JANUARY 18, 2012
The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). Yeah, I know we have just jumped into January, but in a review of the past several months, authoring tools continue to follow a similar path amongst themselves with certain feature sets. I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game.
Top 5 E-Books on Rapid Authoring Tools
DECEMBER 29, 2016
In the e-learning industry, traditional development is being replaced by rapid authoring tools. Rapid e-learning development refers to a new methodology of building e-learning courses quickly as against developing courses in Flash and other legacy tools.
Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?
APRIL 28, 2015
Many devices and industry-standard elearning tools offer simple and effective software for recording audio. One of our authors who was just getting started with elearning never before had had the need to record audio—and asked for advice on tools.
Product Review: Liquid Authoring Content Authoring Tool
MAY 24, 2011
Product: Liquid Authoring. Liquid Authoring, a new rapid content authoring tool from Landmark ASP, tries to bring together easy to use functionality with advanced capabilities. After logging into Liquid Authoring you go immediately to your home screen.
Leverage the Benefits of Rapid Authoring Tools
JULY 21, 2016
Well, rapid authoring tools could be the answer considering the benefits they offer to the process of e-learning development. Rapid authoring tools. Legacy authoring tools. It is possible to create engaging and immersive courses using these tools.
Top 10 Authoring Tools for Developing Simulation Based E-learning – Part 1
AUGUST 1, 2016
Authoring tools are widely used for the rapid development of e-learning courses. These tools help present the course content through text, scenarios, avatars, interactivities, animations, video, audio, etc. Expert author. So which tool would you choose and why?
Product Review: EasyGenerator Rapid Content Authoring Tool
APRIL 26, 2011
EasyGenerator is a SaaS based content authoring tool that is like a piece of fine sculpture, with some cracks, but beauty that is hidden within. Extremely feature rich – can compete with Captivate and other authoring tools. File, Edit, View, Tools and Help.
Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
I suspected that the expo would feature a large quantity of rapid content authoring tools. From products that ranged from the latest versions of RCATs to new vendors in the space, including text to speech. . Not so much, from what I saw – some of the tools were underwhelming (granted some were quite impressive), but rather how the vendors themselves perceived where the market is going and what customers want in their authoring tools.
How I Work: My Top 3 Productivity Tools
JUNE 10, 2014
Because of this, people often ask me what my favorite tools are for productivity. I love this question, as it allows me to show people the tools I’ve discovered over the years that I use on a daily basis. You may be asking yourself why I’d list this as a top tool.
Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing
MARCH 20, 2013
From an interaction (listed as interactivity) to a feature within the product. Right now I am doing a survey on authoring tools (more on this at the end of the post) and so far 100% of all respondents state that HTML5 output is required in an authoring tool. I do believe that HTML5 output will continue to grow as an authoring tool feature. How hard is it to offer such a capability within your product? The magic 8 ball is a fun item to use.
eLearning Authoring Tool Must-Haves!
APRIL 23, 2015
Now that you have authored a draft of your online course content, have carefully crafted learning objectives and assessments, identified key audio and visual support, and planned out some engaging activities to get learners deeply involved in the subject matter, it’s time to build what you’ve designed. What course authoring software will you use? With so many elearning authoring tools available, choosing the right tool can be a daunting task.
How to select the right authoring tool
SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
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.
25 eLearning tools you need to have
MAY 12, 2016
It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Best productivity tools for eLearning.
Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market
JULY 20, 2011
As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing. There are 124 authoring tools in my latest directory, of which 30 are SaaS or a combination of desktop and SaaS – which really what is the point of that? Even though more tools are adding the features of collaborative and peer review (more on that in a sec) they are still heavy geared towards a desktop solution. Built in assessment tool, inc.
AUGUST 31, 2016
Desktop vs. Cloud Based Authoring. Collaboration Like mentioned above, one of the biggest downfalls of desktop app authoring software is how difficult and time consuming it can be to collaborate on a project. Want to learn more about cloud authoring? The “Cloud”.
Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come
MAY 12, 2015
The era of web-based authoring systems is here. Web-based products such as Claro and Composica promise to solve collaborative dilemmas and enable development teams to create engaging and interactive learning content with ease. Why should firms care about web-based authoring tools?
Survey Says… (authoring tools)
MARCH 28, 2013
Hi, this is the ghost of Richard Dawson bringing you another exciting episode of Authoring Tools Survey. We asked e-learning audiences around the world via the internet, what they were seeking in authoring tools. Craig – are you ready to enter the final round of Authoring tools survey? What features would you like to see in an authoring tool? 52% – Advanced simulation tools. 97% – Advanced simulation tools.