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Do You Need a Content Authoring Tool for LearnDash?

LearnDash

What does it meant to be a Content Authoring Tool, and does that describe LearnDash? Every now and then, someone comes to us with a question about our software that uses a term we haven’t heard applied to us before. What content authoring features are included in LearnDash?

eLearning Authoring Tool Comparison

Association eLearning

There are lots of eLearning authoring tools out there. Here’s a quick look at the most popular eLearning authoring tool types. eLearning Authoring Tool: PowerPoint. Many eLearning authoring tools use PowerPoint directly or are based on it. By themselves, however, PowerPoint files don’t use any eLearning standards like SCORM or xAPI. eLearning Authoring Tool Type: PowerPoint Add-ins.

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Top 10 authoring tool in 2020 delivering engaging digital learning content

Paradiso

Authoring tools refer to web-based e-learning and are designed for particular styles of learning, file formats, delivery platforms, production workflows and eLearning standards. One of the important factors while choosing the best authoring tool is durability.

Standard Options Apply

MakingBetter

This post is for vendors, developers and implementers of the Experience API and for anyone who may one day create something with xAPI. The choices made soon will ultimately impact what you will be able to do with xAPI 3, 5 and 20 years from now. I’m going to lay out options for how we can approach standardization and the reasoning behind them. In August, 2014 I participated in one of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) monthly meetings.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Out of Your Authoring Tool gomolearning.com @gomolearning eBook 1 11Index: Table of contents What should you look for and expect. from a modern authoring tool? can make the process of choosing an authoring. tool seem bewildering, but there are some.

Track and trace Learners results. What do SCORM compliance, AICC, XAPI and CMI5 mean?

Challenge to Learn

Do you want to buy a LMS or an authoring tool and are you wondering what the best option is for tracking the results of your learners? Or are you just confused by all the abbreviations like: SCORM, AICC, XAPI, and CMI5? SCORM is a standard in e-Learning that makes it possible to track and trace the results of your learners in a Learning Management system (LMS). A course is SCORM compliant when it meets the requirements of the standard set by the ADL.

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The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

At the dawn of the video recording age, a battle raged about the best standard to use: VHS or Betamax. In it, Sony came out with a better standard, but kept it to themselves. Meanwhile, JVC’s VHS standard wasn’t quite as good, but they openly licensed it. As Stephen Johnson tells us, in his book Where Good Ideas Come From , the openness of standards fosters innovation. . Standards provide several benefits. Learning Standards.

Why author elearning content to industry standards?

OpenSesame

At OpenSesame, we receive inquiries from subject matter experts and content authors who have developed training programs but are unsure about how to monetize them in today’s online world. Course building tools on these platforms are available without cost but are not without limitations.

Package & track elearning: why companies need both AICC & xAPI

Docebo

Companies and organizations involved in elearning need learning content to be compliant with some requirements, i.e. with regards to the way content is packaged and tracked within the training program. AICC and xAPI (Experience API, or formerly Tin Can) are among the most important standards: whilst AICC has been around for a while, the xAPI is relatively recent. Companies and organizations today need both standards: this post explains why!

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Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

Using Standards Separately or Together for Effective Mobile Learning. There is the story about a woman who signed up for an online dating service and got paired with a software developer. Now, thanks to new learning standards, and new ways of using older ones, that promise may be here. With a wider variety of ways we could deliver learning experiences, combined with the desire to support and track performance, things had to change. New Standards May Provide the Answer.

Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison of 7 Major Authoring Tools

gomo learning

The eLearning Authoring Tool market is varied, with a potentially confusing range of options. Unfortunately, no one tool will do everything—so it helps to break down which authoring tools best fit which use-cases. What Are You Looking for in an 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.

How to Select the Right eLearning Authoring Tools and Services

Hurix Digital

What is an eLearning Authoring Tool? An eLearning authoring tool is a software that developers use to package content, typically, multimedia content, and make it available to end users on the World Wide Web. While there are many tools available, it is advisable to choose one that supports e-learning content standards such as SCORM , AICC and CBT. Related: eLearning Authoring Tools: Why You Should Invest in them? .

Learn-wiseGo Authoring Tools & Content Standards

Learn-Wise

Are there any criteria to select Learning Management Systems and Authoring Tools? There are several hundred eLearning tools on the market to choose from, and getting the right tool and publishing criteria for your organisation is important.

SCORM vs xAPI: The Right Choice For Your e-learning

Wizcabin

Without a doubt, choosing the right content standards while creating an online training course will contribute to the longevity of content. While it can be confusing to pick between SCORM and xAPI, getting to understand the two standards and your requirements will make your choice easier. Although SCORM is a widely used standard, xAPI has many features that can help to track and deliver personalized learning experience. What is xAPI?

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Why Author eLearning Content to Industry Standards?

OpenSesame

At OpenSesame, we receive inquiries from subject matter experts and content authors who have developed training programs but are unsure about how to monetize them in the today’s online world. Course building tools on these platforms are available without cost but not without limitations. For every native platform, you are committing to build and continuously maintain your catalog using only the tools provided. Finding the right authoring tool.

5 Common Myths About eLearning Authoring Tools Busted

gomo learning

The eLearning industry is awash with misconceptions about what authoring tools can and cannot do. This post (originally published in October 2017) looks at five common eLearning authoring tool myths to debunk some out-of-date thinking on the best possible use of authoring tools.

Top 15 Instructional Design Tools Ranked

Continu

Instructional design tools are key to creating, modifying, and shaping training materials. So searching for the correct instructional design tool is key to training success. If you are new to instructional design or are searching for a new tool, where do you begin?

The Top 12 eLearning Authoring Tools (2019 Update)

LearnUpon

That means investing in the best tools for your business. Then, if you’re using SCORM or xAPI course content , a first-class authoring tool is a must. Whether you’re new to the world of authoring tools or in the market looking to upgrade, we’ve collated a list of some of the best tools out there. We deep-dive into the pros, cons, features, and more of each to help you find the best eLearning authoring tool for you.

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.

Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

Anthony is an independent xAPI evangelist and Instructional Developer for the Internet of Things. If you’re an elearning professional, you’ve probably seen or heard the term xAPI countless times. But are you still fuzzy about where SCORM ends and xAPI begins? After years of educating people about xAPI (aka Experience Application Programming Interface ), I find that it is still one of the least-understood concepts in the digital learning world.

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Top 8 xAPI Questions Everyone Wants to Know

JCA Solutions

Unfortunately, our technologies for tracking new types of learning and new mediums for learning have been slow to catch up. Top 8 xAPI Questions. In comes xAPI. Here are some of the top xAPI questions. What is xAPI? Its official name is Experience API but most everyone uses xAPI for short. It is a way of standardizing communication between a learning medium and a data source. No, xAPI is not replacing SCORM. How is xApi Different?

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xAPI Camp – DevLearn 2015 is ONE DAY AWAY

MakingBetter

The first xAPI Camp at DevLearn, the first of four events we’re putting on hosted by The eLearning Guild , is nigh upon us. The Guild helped us launch xAPI at mLearnCon back in 2012 and they have been a steadfast supporter of xAPI. Last year was the first year there was an official xAPI Track at DevLearn and, together, we are upping that ante again (…in Vegas). We may even be doing karaoke Tuesday night, after xAPI Camp, because that is how we roll.

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6 Key Features an eLearning Authoring Tool Must Comprise

WhatFix

One of the things that powers effective learning is effective training content that is built through an elearning authoring tool. Sure, developing training content used to be a demanding task but with the rise of e-learning technologies like rapid eLearning authoring tools, creating course material is easier than ever. With that said, if not chosen carefully, you can easily end up with an authoring tool that creates more problems than it solves.

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. Project Tin Can” was the name Rustici Software came up with to describe the work ADL contracted them to do. They reviewed almost 100 white papers authored for LETSI, who in 2007-2008 was looking at what a “SCORM 2.0” Standardization?

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Top authoring tools for eLearning

LearnUpon

You need an LMS to deliver and track your eLearning courses. Do your courses need to be SCORM or xAPI compliant? Essentially, you need an authoring tool to create SCORM or xAPI courses which you then upload to your LMS. This post sheds some light on the most popular authoring tools on the market today. What is an authoring tool? Choosing an authoring tool is tricky unless you know exactly what you’re looking for.

3 Things to Know About eLearning Measurement and Tracking (And 5 Ways It Makes Content Better)

gomo learning

Measurement and tracking eLearning isn’t just a bit of housekeeping to do at the end of your digital learning process. How to Use Measurement and Tracking to Inform Future Content. Time on page: Authors should have some idea of how long a piece of content takes to read and absorb.

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LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

Before getting started with using eLearning tools for your education or certification programs, it is important to know the difference between the different tools used to create, develop, and deliver eLearning content. There are a multitude of different tools available to instructional designers and eLearning developers, and it is important to consider which tools will help you to achieve the desired learning objectives and outcomes for your courses.

What is xAPI?

LearnUpon

Over the past three years, xAPI has emerged as the hot new standard for delivering online training. xAPI is often described as the next evolution of SCORM. While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, xAPI has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. But what is xAPI? And why do so many experts believe it will soon become the default standard for eLearning content? What is xAPI?

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Scorm vs Tin Can (xAPI)

Elucidat

The decision about which content standards to use when producing elearning will affect the longevity of your content and systems. Whilst SCORM is the most widely used elearning standard, xAPI opens up a wealth of opportunity for tracking, personalizing and improving learning experiences. We take a look at how they compare… Both SCORM and Tin Can – now more commonly known as xAPI – are communications protocols for tracking learning related activity.

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Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

There has been a lot of information out there , okay, I’m kidding there hasn’t been much of anything when it comes to course standards. I’ll readily admit that regardless of the course standard you use, if you create click-click-click courses, than no course standard will make it engaging. Yet here we are wondering where the course standard industry is heading or at least presumed to be heading. “They are not Compliance Standards.”

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

There has been a lot of information out there , okay, I’m kidding there hasn’t been much of anything when it comes to course standards. I’ll readily admit that regardless of the course standard you use, if you create click-click-click courses, than no course standard will make it engaging. Yet here we are wondering where the course standard industry is heading or at least presumed to be heading. “They are not Compliance Standards.”

7 eLearning Tools Every L&D Pro Needs

gomo learning

With a growing influx of eLearning tools and technologies, understanding how they work and fit into your own learning tech stack can be difficult. In this blog post, we’ll explain different types of learning tools and how you can benefit from each one. Before you can deliver, track, and analyze learning, you need to actually have content to share. Standard applications, such as authoring and video platform tools, are essential for creating that content.

5 Real Benefits of Using xAPI

LearnUpon

xAPI was touted as the future of eLearning back in 2013 when it was first introduced (named Tin Can at the time). xAPI has some awesome benefits that you should know about and avail of. So let’s keep things simple and focus on the 5 key benefits that the standard provides. One of the major benefits of xAPI is the lack of disruption its adoption will cause you. xAPI can do everything that your SCORM 1.2 A more stable standard.

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7 eLearning Tools Every L&D Pro Needs

Instilled

With a growing influx of eLearning tools and technologies, understanding what each one does and knowing how they fit into your own learning tech stack can be difficult. In this blog post, you’ll gain a better understanding of the different types of learning tools and how you can benefit from each one. Before you can deliver, track, and analyze learning , you need to actually have content to share. 1) Authoring Tools. 2) Video Production Tools.

“How do I add xAPI support to my LMS?”

Rustici Software

Now we need to answer the question, how do we add xAPI support? Thanks, xAPI-Less LMS. Hey xAPI-Less LMS, Thank you for reaching out! When it comes to adding xAPI support to your LMS, you have a couple of options. Implement the xAPI specification yourself. Leverage a third-party software, like Rustici Engine or SCORM Cloud , which implement xAPI on your system’s behalf. Implement the xAPI specification yourself. Ask Andy cmi5 xAPI

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Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

The year saw many interesting developments directly impacting e-learning in areas like: Courseware Authoring Tools. Learning Standards/Specifications (Experience API). More LMSs and learning platforms enabling options for managing and tracking informal learning. More authoring tools, LMSs, and learning platforms embracing collaboration workflows to encourage social learning around formal learning courses. Rapid e-Learning Development Tools.