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State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

Mobile Friendly – It has taken a bit of time, but go anywhere and you will see “Responsive” and “HTML5″ xAPI – Another why wasn’t this done a year ago for many vendors? It should exist in every authoring tool. . . .

2014 Authoring Tools – State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

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.

Track Your Learning Experiences 100% with xAPI Enabled LMS

CommLab India

Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are confined to recording and tracking learning on digital devices. So how do we track learning at the workplace that has become informal in the form of activities, networking, work assignments, and collaboration outside the classroom?

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Storyline, Captivate, Lectora – An Evaluation Checklist of 3 Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

Choosing a rapid e-learning authoring tool that suits your training needs completely can be quite a challenging task. You need to consider various aspects such as cost, built-in features, flexibility of the tool, and the output it gives. Can track assessments.

Scorm vs Tin Can (xAPI)

Elucidat

Whilst SCORM is the most widely used elearning standard, xAPI opens up a wealth of opportunity for tracking, personalizing and improving learning experiences. But, the extent and flexibility to which they SCORM and xAPI are able to do this differs significantly. xAPI can help!

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xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

xAPI and LRS (Learning Record Stores) have been in the news and frankly everywhere within the e-learning industry in the past 1.5 My job was to help author SCORM 2004, focusing on how to develop content that would work in SCORM systems. Right now, “Tin Can” refers to xAPI.

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xAPI’s Tipping Point for Both Community & Industry

MakingBetter

Since last year, I worked with IEEE to standardize the Experience API (xAPI) specification. Most of my work is with the IEEE-LTSC but recently a few other IEEE standards groups expressed interest in using xAPI. They’re looking at xAPI because it provides a way to share data across devices, related to people, in a way other systems can understand. This is exciting stuff for everyone with a hand in making xAPI what it is. Second, an xAPI Camp is happening.

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Why the Experience API (xAPI) Is Crucial to Your eLearning Success

Trivantis

The Experience API (xAPI) is an updated standard for tracking eLearning; it shows a more complete picture of your learners’ activity than SCORM does. xAPI was created by Rustici Software to replace SCORM (an earlier set of technical standards for eLearning software products).

Innovative LMS Features: Real or Hype?

Talented Learning

In a nutshell, AI and ML work together to create smart software that uses data and program parameters to make decisions or drive workflow automatically in a learning or collaboration environment. It’s easy to be convinced that you’re missing out on the latest hot tools of the training trade.

April 2016 #Obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

April’s Obsidian Chat topic was xAPI. We had xAPI expert Art Werkenthin from RISC, Inc. Art is a member of the ADL CMI-5 committee , and is an expert on both xAPI and CMI-5. What is the purpose of xAPI? xAPI has real world and real time value.

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

” ~ Rustici Software. This standard is being developed by Rustici Software (with a world-wide active community participating and contributing) for Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) – the keepers of SCORM. An interesting article on ‘Tracking Software Clicks with Tin Can’.

Webinar Q&A: Empowering Continuous Learning with the Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API

Questions: What is the common identifier that allows the xAPI to connect the data provided by the ‘activity provider’ to a specific user in the LRS? Answer: xAPI allows for learners to be identified by email address, Open ID or an account on some system, such as an LMS. How do you best see xAPI interfacing with an LMS? Which LMS platforms out there today best interface with xAPI? For the Bookmarket, how is the person tracked. xAPI Tools.

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Tom Kuhlmann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: What do you think is the future of rapid e-learning authoring tools? A few years ago it made sense because most of the options required programming skills; thus having tools that took this away made development “rapid.” However, many of the tools, like Storyline, have become more sophisticated and replaced traditional programming. And these tools are more prevalent. The tools are getting easier to use and provide more options.

Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Its product suite includes Lectora – the world’s leading e-Learning software used by over 60% of the Global 2000 companies. Emerging technologies like the Tin Can/Experience API and software like Lectora® Express LMS – the Easy LMS allow us to paint a more authentic picture of how and when learning is happening through greater tracking of learning, including social and informal learning. Learnnovators: What do you think is the future of rapid e-learning authoring tools?

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

There are big problems with tracking and verifying a learners’ CE balance. Just as importantly, ledgers transparently track the movement of credits from party to party – in our case, from CE provider to certificant to certifying board.

2019 eLearning Predictions – Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Its potential uses in online learning are yet to be fully explored, but it promises a way of keeping a secure ledger of transactions, which could have useful applications for tracking CEUs/credits in continuing education and certification scenarios.

Benefits of a Tin Can API Compliant Learning Management System

ProProfs

Referring to the definition cited by Wikipedia : Tin Can xAPI “is an e-learning software specification that allows learning content and learning systems to speak to each other in a manner that records and tracks all types of learning experiences.

A Conversation with John Blackmon of Trivantis

Kapp Notes

And before that, John was Co-Founder and Lead Engineer at BocaSoft, a company that created various software utilities for the OS/2 operating system. Lectora was among the first tools with xAPI compliance, and is recognized as one of the best today.

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Since the birth of elearning, a pair of innovative software giants have carved out their place as industry favorites: Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. The authoring basics. With each of these authoring tools, you can: Create SCORM-compliant elearning content.

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions—Part 2

ATD Learning Technologies

Now, let’s take a closer look at authoring tools, LMSs, and e-learning course design. E-Learning Authoring Tools. What is the most common e-learning development software? There are a lot of opinions about which tool is the best, though.

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2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

Innovation Trigger: Internet-enabled Physical Simulators and EHR-integrated Performance Improvement Activities. We’ve now reached the point, however, where researchers at places like the University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing Internet-enabled physical simulation devices.

A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

Whilst studying computer science and software engineering at university, my specialisations were those which would best equip me to create 3D environments. The other day I had a great conversation with Danny Stefanic. Danny is an educational entrepreneur.

Technology Architecture

Clark Quinn

Here’s the accompanying description: As a reference framework, we can think of a hierarchy of levels of tools. Ultimately, these activities can or will be tracked through standards such as SCORM for formal learning or the new experience API (xAPI) for informal learning.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around. It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. Notable contributions include SCORM and xAPI.

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?

Elucidat

Since the birth of elearning, a pair of innovative software giants have carved out their place as industry favorites: Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. But with the rise of modern cloud-based authoring software, many learning managers and designers are looking for a resolution to the contemporary learning pains that come from desktop-based authoring tools. The Authoring Basics. Overcoming the authoring skills gap.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

Innovation Trigger: Internet-enabled Physical Simulators and EHR-integrated Performance Improvement Activities. We’ve now reached the point, however, where researchers at places like the University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing Internet-enabled physical simulation devices.

The Corporate eLearning Ecosystem Explained

LearnUpon

Authoring tools. SCORM/xAPI (Tin Can). Webinar tools. A learning management system (LMS) is a software application that is used to administer, deliver, track, and report training. SCORM, xAPI, and LRS. What is an Authoring Tool.

The A-Z of eLearning Acronyms (with bonus explanations from experts)

TalentLMS

A popular multi-stage methodology aimed at instructional designers and training developers for creating effective training tools. A computer as a medium of instruction for training, practice, and simulation. CAT = Content Authoring Tool. Acronyms are great for old-timers.

5 Ways to Kickstart Your E-learning Career

Rapid eLearning

Software Training. Most organizations do some sort of software training. Show your skills with screencasts and software simulations. Learn to Use E-Learning Software. There’s a lot of e-learning software out there.

5 Mobile Learning Trends In Vogue

CommLab India

According to the eLearning Guild (2013) , learners had 14% higher skill-based knowledge level, 11% higher factual-knowledge level, and 9% higher retention rate, as per a meta-analysis of the instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games.

Tin Can API, the evolution of SCORM

Paradiso

Tin Can API , also known as Experience API or xAPI, is generally considered to be the successor to SCORM , and expands the ability of the organizations that use it to gather data about the experiences, both offline and online, experiences that are quantifiable, trackable and shareable.

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Interview With Mobile Learning Thought Leader Mayra Aixa Villar

Bottom-Line Performance

Mayra has authored articles for ASTD and Learning Solutions Magazine and writes frequently on her personal blog. At Bottom-Line Performance, we often refer the uptake of mobile learning tools and uptake as slow and steady rather than a sudden spike. Tools are just tools.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

The rise of mLearning has also driven adoption of the Tin Can xAPI eLearning content standard which can track far more learning activities than older standards like SCORM. Responsive design is essential for software and courseware intended for use on mobile devices.

How to implement an effective employee training program

Elucidat

It helps you assess what kind of learning experiences will work best – an on the job guide or a simulation to build practice , for example. Choose the right employee training software. Content authoring tools. Publishing options – standalone, SCORM, xAPI ?

What New Instructional Designers Need to Know About E-Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

How do you master specific instructional or presentation techniques, such as scenario design, game design, simulations, and explainer videos? When I talk to clients and friends in the industry, many say that the range of technology-based learning tools available can be overwhelming.