Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

eLearning 24-7

I suspected that the expo would feature a large quantity of rapid content authoring tools. 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. Avatars sound very cool and they are being used. Who in their right mind, would use these tools?

A guide to HTML5 elearning authoring tools


In its wake, HTML5 authoring has become the industry standard for L&D teams looking to produce modern, interactive and multi-device elearning. With the range of HTML5 authoring tools available on the market, how do you decide which one is right for your team? We take a look at 8 popular tools and suggest some questions to consider when doing your research. First off, what exactly is HTML5 authoring? Which is the best HTML5 authoring tool for you?


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Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software&#. The list is followed by free open source software that mimics and can even beat – IMO some of its more well known competitors – that you might use when building your WBT. All software below is free. Rapid E-Learning Course Software. MOS Solo - Content authoring tool. MLOAT - Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool.

10 Training Management Software

Ed App

It may sound like a complicated process but with the right tools, trainers and HR staff can quickly design their training and seamlessly deploy it to different teams. Take a look at the 10 training management software that HR professionals can use for training employees.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

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. Sure, you can use the extensive list of tools on the market, but for those who want real power and complexity ala from the days of Authorware, pickings are slim. MLOAT - Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool.

10 Free Flashcard Software

Ed App

Whether you’re learning a new language or studying advanced concepts, you can simplify your learning process with free flashcard software. Free Flashcard Software #1 – EdApp. Free Flashcard Software #2 – Brainscape. Free Flashcard Software #3 – StudyStack.

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.

3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of e-learning development software. You could create any animation or visual using this powerful tool. As of 2014, over 48% of the companies use rapid authoring tools. Today, I will walk you through the features of three widely-used rapid authoring tools which will help you with deciding the right tool depending on your business requirements: Articulate Storyline.

10 Must-Read Materials About Synchronous Learning


This week we gathered 10 must-read articles about synchronous learning so next time not only your choice will be easier but if you choose to deliver real-time e-learning experience, you will know everything you need to make it super valuable and engaging. Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Where do we start? Synchronous and Asynchronous Infographic Here’s something for those of you who prefer pictures than reading. Doesn’t it sound impressive?

Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products

Tony Karrer

In this post we’ll discuss some really useful stuff, text-to-speech tools that are integrated with an authoring solution. We’ll look at: Adobe Captivate 4, 5 (with TTS narration feature) Tuval Software Industries Speech-Over Professional (for PowerPoint) Requirements for a TTS Product First, let's set down the requirements that eLearning professionals would expect from a production TTS tool and see how these two products fulfill them.

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning: Benefits and Limitations

CommLab India

With the global spread and time constraints, organizations today are training their employees by embracing either synchronous or asynchronous eLearning. Here we will discuss synchronous and asynchronous learning along with their benefits and limitations. Synchronous learning : In this type of learning, training is delivered via virtual classrooms, video conferences, live chats, webinars, application sharing, etc. Benefits & Limitations of Synchronous Learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

Learning Visions

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems e-Learning Guild presentation on Synchronous Learning Systems hosted by Steve Wexler, Karen Hyder, and Karl Kapp. Karl Kapp: Assisted with survey questions.wrote an essay on 3D tools (with Tony ODriscoll). This is true of all synchronous learning -- presenters have to keep people focused. 61% wanted a side by side comparison of tools. Means theres a lot of way to better leverage these tools.

The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide


Affordable software and easy-to-use apps empower course makers and unleash their creativity resulting in impressive instructional videos. The plethora of available video editing software makes it hard to choose one. Here are the top 34 tools we selected and tested for you.

10 PPT to SCORM Converters

Ed App

You need software that you don’t have to spend a week trying to figure out the first step and another week working on getting your first course completed. With EdApp’s Rapid Authoring Tool and customizable templates, you can get from start to finish in just a few simple steps, without any coding knowledge. Features: LMS, Authoring tool, SCORM Compliant, Editable templates, Gamification, Mobile friendly, and much more. eLearning authoring tool training tool

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How to succeed with online learning for colleges and universities

eLearning 24-7

In today’s higher education e-learning world, synchronous based learning rules. Sounds great, until you realize that people taking online courses may not be in your time zone or even in your home country. . before the class is even launched (if they follow the synchronous based approach). . What would you rather prefer: A synchronous based course/class which provides no real engagement or interactivity and is truly one sided – linear?

State of the E-Learning Industry 2019

eLearning 24-7

What I hear a lot is “L&D” and not training, when they identify who they are targeting for the tools, platforms, etc. SaaS authoring tools, trying to become hybrid Lite LMSs (a return of a trend I totally disliked back in 2010-2014). Instead of making a better SaaS authoring tool, a percentile of them, are using features you would see in an LCMS, a market that is minimal in today’s world, compared to say 2000 or even up to the mid 2000’s. .

ILT is turning WBT in2 ILT online – its not working

eLearning 24-7

I’m tired of seeing PowerPoint with an audio or video clip spun as a sound WBT course. At the age of 62 with a high school education, with limited technical skills, she would appear to be the last person you would think could create sound interactive online courses. She downloaded free trials of rapid content authoring tools, to find the right one for her, that would achieve our objectives. I’m tired of hearing the excuses.

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Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

What tools are immediately available? Text-to-Speech (TTS) Tools for eLearning Applications There are a number of possibilities available today for using TTS for eLearning; they fall into two categories or approaches: TTS Stand-Alone. A general approach in which developers use any standard authoring tool such as Articulate or Lectora and use stand-alone TTS on-demand services/products to create audio files that are then linked or embedded in the presentation.

Creating Accessible eLearning: What You Need to Know


Most authoring tools, like Lectora ®, provide a way to define the alternative text or ALT text for visual elements in your course. Similarly, a learner with an auditory disability cannot interpret narration or sound that is part of a video or audio file. In this case, you need to provide synchronized captioning. Use synchronized captions for any video in your course.

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


Open source software: Software for which the source code is publicly available for use and development free of charge. Moodle is an example of open source software that’s used widely in specific kinds of eLearning environments, like universities. Responsive design is essential for software and courseware intended for use on mobile devices. Training professionals are now often required to demonstrate the ROI of learning programs and software to leadership teams.

Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change

Your Training Edge

But so far, it doesn’t appear that training has been able to keep up: a 2009 ASTD survey showed that it took anywhere from 93 to 356 hours to develop a single hour of training content depending on the tools used and the level of interactivity. Templates and authoring tools make it easy to design courses and incorporate multimedia. Training can be synchronous or asynchronous. Developers in both areas must build courses based on sound pedagogy and best practices.

Fundamentals of Virtual Selling for Financial Services


Gates understood the power of technology to speed up information exchange, foster collaboration, transform data points to knowledge and to potentially create a competitive edge for those who embraced these tools. Authors Lee and Magnacca say some things haven’t changed.

Blended Learning For Better Results

Actio Learning

may include several forms of learning tools, such as real-time virtual/collaboration software, self-paced [eLearning] courses, electronic performance support systems (EPSS) embedded within the job-task environment, and knowledge management systems." ".

15 Learning Suites

Ed App

EdApp , an lms software, is top of its class when it comes to the way information is presented to learners. Through its authoring tool, training managers and instructional designers can easily create courses using its interactive templates.

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Training a Remote Workforce via eLearning: Challenges and Options


Organizations with a sound information and technology (IT) infrastructure are managing their routine functions remotely , minimizing physical attendance unless warranted. The latest tools and technologies help make eLearning programs engaging and interactive as well.

What should we do?

eLearning 24-7

Should I write how EdTech scored a huge F this past year, with their continued believe that synchronous based learning is effective? Where to go. That’s where I was this morning, actually the day before. Normally, I have an idea of what to write.

Free learning & development webinars for December 2021

Limestone Learning

PT: Tools to Navigate Your New World During Turbulent Times (Free for ATD members) Are we post-pandemic or are we still in the pandemic? We do so by using a myriad of tools that incorporate resilience, emotional intelligence, stress management and self-care.

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Quick User Guide to Creating Engaging eLearning with Adobe Spark

Origin Learning

With the increasing use of tools like Storyline and Captivate, for an ID to stay relevant in today’s competitive job-market, the ID should be able to use any one of these tools to create eLearning courseware. It may sound a steep ask and the ever-continuing argument between ‘roles’ in terms of writing content and designing visuals rages on. Adobe Spark sits within Adobe’s Creative Cloud framework and the three integrated apps are synchronized with the Adobe Spark web app.

10 Computer Based Training Examples

Ed App

There are two types of elearning – asynchronous and synchronous. Asynchronous elearning pertains to online courses that learners can take at their own pace, while synchronous e-learning refers to live online training that trainees should all take at the same time. Its authoring tool comes with a range of gamification templates that can deliver rapid-fire questions about any subject in game format.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

The most important components of success are: A sound plan with a well defined mission and objectives. A sound design process begins with a thorough analysis of the training needs and a determination of the learning objectives. The initial plan will include a basic top down analysis that identifies the key elements of a sound and successful training program. IT professionals including network engineers, software developers, database engineers and technical support staff.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

On top of that, with today’s software, anybody can learn how to make a professional-looking scribe. Does that sound familiar?   Karin has authored several technology books, including: Office 2010 Demystified (McGraw-Hill) and hundreds of user guides, reference manuals, and tutorials.   Karin is a Certified Online Training Professional (COTP) , certified synchronous facilitator, designer, and producer, with a master’s degree in professional writing.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2022

Limestone Learning

Many companies consider new tools, ideas or strategies at this time of year, but it’s not always easy to find the right approach. Join this webinar to learn how to step up your elearning and make it sound better. Customize breakout rooms and content synchronization in Adobe Connect.

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eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

On top of that, with today’s software, anybody can learn how to make a professional-looking scribe. Does that sound familiar?   Karin has authored several technology books, including: Office 2010 Demystified (McGraw-Hill) and hundreds of user guides, reference manuals, and tutorials.   Karin is a Certified Online Training Professional (COTP) , certified synchronous facilitator, designer, and producer, with a master’s degree in professional writing.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

On top of that, with today’s software, anybody can learn how to make a professional-looking scribe. Does that sound familiar?   Karin has authored several technology books, including: Office 2010 Demystified (McGraw-Hill) and hundreds of user guides, reference manuals, and tutorials.   Karin is a Certified Online Training Professional (COTP) , certified synchronous facilitator, designer, and producer, with a master’s degree in professional writing.

What’s in store for the future of training: the intelligent learning platform


As trends show us, Software as a service (SaaS) models for training services are already the norm, as companies need to implement training programs and no-hassle maintenance quickly. If this sounds like it’s similar to Netflix, that’s because it is.

Free learning & development webinars for February 2022

Limestone Learning

Use these tools and techniques immediately. In this interactive session with virtual training expert Cindy Huggett, CPTD and author of Virtual Training Tools and Templates: An Action Guide to Live Online Learning , you’ll explore each reason and learn how to overcome each one.

19 Powerful Ways That Small Businesses Can Benefit From Thinkific

Spark Your Interest

Thinkific is a software platform that helps entrepreneurs to create, market, sell, and deliver their own online courses. The management of all your students can be easily handled with a user-friendly tool. But of more importance is that they are an instructionally sound tool.

5 Mistakes eLearning Developers Often Make


Using eLearning development tools that don’t fit the situation. So, you are still using the feature in your eLearning development tool that converts the entire PowerPoint content to eLearning. Does it have synchronous elements or not? As a rule of thumb, choose an eLearning development tool that enables you to reach a worldwide audience. Watch out for file size limitations, an extremely annoying shortcoming in some eLearning tools. Next come the tools.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. Authoring Tool. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs. An eLearning content authoring tool is a software package which content developers use to create and package eLearning course content using SCORM or xAPI standards. Open Source Software.

Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

eLearning 24-7

Feel free to make your own wheee sound). It actually sounded better in my brain. There was quite a few assessment vendors, plagerisim detection vendors (three), e-learning tools, custom content developers but more along the lines of building games and gamification, other gamification like vendors, screen recording/video capturing vendors – as in those for live presentations and ideally used for MOOCs. . Includes a video conferencing tool. Speaking.