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. The most recent example was when someone asked us if we were a “Content Authoring Tool.”. What is the difference between a Content Management System, a Learning Management System, and a Content Authoring Tool?

What is an Authoring Tool?

Growth Engineering

Authoring tools play a vital role in the learning technology ecosystem. Authoring tools have expanded our ability to produce high-impact eLearning courses without technical […]. The post What is an Authoring Tool?

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What is xAPI?

Degreed

The Experience API (xAPI) is a technical specification that makes it easier for learning technologies to connect to each other. Basically, it’s a rulebook for how learning tools communicate about and glean data from online and offline activities of an individual or group of people. How does xAPI work? We like to use a USB analogy to help describe how xAPI works. The xAPI specification works in much the same way. xAPI eliminates these constraints.

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Transitioning from SCORM to xAPI

Web Courseworks

On October 5 th , 2017, the Department of Defense announced that its eLearning curricula would adhere to xAPI standards rather than the more traditional SCORM standards of the eLearning industry. By “traditional”, I mean developed-in-the-year-2000-why-is-our-industry-still-using-17-year-old-technology traditional. I’m not going to delve deeply into the advantages and disadvantages of xAPI in this blog post. Some SCORM authoring tools promise to do just that.

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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.

eLearning Authoring Tools + xAPI = A Love Story

gomo learning

eLearning authoring tools and xAPI go together like the proverbial horse and carriage. In this blog post from Customer Success Manager, Simon Waldram, we look at the love affair between xAPI and authoring tools, and detail four ways an authoring tool can use xAPI to drive learning value. What Is xAPI? In its simplest form, an xAPI statement consists of an actor, verb, and object. xAPI and eLearning: What’s the Big Deal?

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

Wizcabin

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. SCORM vs xAPI – What Are They And What Are Their Benefits? What is xAPI? It also makes use of newer technology, and that contributes to its ease of use and accessibility.

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The ultimate authoring tool buyer’s guide

Elucidat

Choosing an elearning authoring tool isn’t easy and it takes more than a free trial. With each tool offering a wide range of features, workflows and support packages, it’s key you find the right fit for all your stakeholders’ needs, now and two years down the line. This detailed guide and six point scorecard is designed to help you find the best elearning software for your needs. A software provider might offer loads of snazzy features, but are they right for you?

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. With that said, if not chosen carefully, you can easily end up with an authoring tool that creates more problems than it solves.

Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

The era of web-based authoring systems is here. As more organizations and associations embrace rapid eLearning development to keep pace with new products and services, evolving business needs, and industry and government regulations, the need for distributed authoring solutions that enable collaborative, team-based development continues to grow. We’ve been using our own collaborative web-based development tool, CourseCreate, at Web Courseworks for the past 15 years.

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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. Authoring tools are the cornerstone of today’s online course development efforts. Authoring tool technology has evolved in leaps and bounds over the years.

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? We’ve outlined 15 instructional design tools with our picks for the top three. Here are some tools to consider. CoreAcheive is an e-learning SaaS tool. dominKnow is an authoring platform.

9 Questions That Help Define Your eLearning Authoring Tool Needs

gomo learning

In this extract from the first chapter of our latest ebook , From Tool Selection to Measurement: 6 Steps to eLearning Authoring Success , we look at the first of four key ideas to help you define your eLearning tool selection needs. When you’re in the market for a new software tool, it can be difficult to define your needs and to prioritize accordingly. Remember that your learners aren’t the only audience for the tool.

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. I worked with business analysts, IT and communications teams on governance for these new technologies. The first technology in that architecture was the Experience API. Right now, “Tin Can” refers to xAPI. xAPI has this.

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Articulate Rise, A Responsive Authoring Tool

LearnUpon

Business tools used to require you to download and run an application on your machine. But now, thanks to continually improving browser technology, things are different. For a comprehensive list of the best course creation options, check out our post on the top 12 eLearning authoring tools. You’re not required to download any software and it runs smoothly, on any device, through your browser. Export to SCORM/xAPI and upload to your LMS.

Retail training: How to pick the right authoring tool

Elucidat

Choosing an elearning authoring tool isn’t easy and it takes more than a free trial. With each tool offering a wide range of features, workflows and support packages, it’s important you find the right fit for everyone: shop-floor staff all the way to your in-house Learning Designers. Choosing an elearning authoring tool is not an easy decision and realistically you’ll probably need more than a demo to make it. Are like minded customers using the tool?

Honoring our 2020 MVP blog authors

Experience API

At Rustici Software, I’m lucky to work with colleagues who enjoy sharing their expertise with others through blog writing. What better way to show my appreciation than nominating the authors for an award? We hope our blogs help you navigate xAPI and the various eLearning standards.

Online Industrial Training Tools & Tech to Know About

Convergence Training

Industrial companies and other organizations have been making increasingly common use of online training and different technologies associated with online training for some time now. Workplace Scheduling Software. Safety Management Software . eLearning Authoring Tool.

ELearning course development: How to choose the right authoring tool

Ed App

Choosing an eLearning authoring tool can sometimes feel like an effort even bigger than actually creating a course, however it is the key driver of learning course development. Making an authoring tool comparison isn’t as easy as it sounds because it’s not only about the technical feature set of a tool, but also about how it will fit into your workflow, and suite the type of content that you want to create. MicroLearning Authoring.

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Top 8 xAPI Questions Everyone Wants to Know

JCA Solutions

Technologies change. New technologies have given us new ways to learn. 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. As you may guess, with a new technology comes a lot of questions. Here are some of the top xAPI questions. What is xAPI? Its official name is Experience API but most everyone uses xAPI for short.

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Best e-Content Development Tools in the Business

Hurix Digital

Rapidly evolving technologies are changing the way we develop and deliver online content. Content authoring tools, also known as e-content development tools, have become a popular means to create digital content. 2004), HTML5, xAPI/TinCan, AICC, and LTI.

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.

Avoid Buyer’s Bitterness When Investing In New eLearning Authoring Tool

Wizcabin

Because of that, we have come up with this post to serve as a guide and help you avoid buyer’s bitterness while investing in a new eLearning authoring tool. In this article, we’ll be showing you some guides to help you while you’re looking to invest in an eLearning authoring tool. Guides To Help You Avoid Buyer’s Bitterness While Investing In A New e-Learning Authoring Tool. Features That Makes Up The Right Authoring Tool.

The Average Joe imperative

E-Learning Provocateur

I was so impressed with the technology – and amazed at its availability for free! I remember trying to build simple objects using the developer tools, but I struggled. While I can’t hack into NASA, I’m confident enough to give any software a go and not be put off by shiny new toys. I am seeing Average Joes everywhere who wouldn’t touch other authoring tools with a 10-foot pole expressing an uncharacteristic willingness to give this one a go.

Technology Architecture

Clark Quinn

A few years ago, I created a diagram to capture a bit about the technology to support learning ( Big ‘L’ Learning ). Here’s the accompanying description: As a reference framework, we can think of a hierarchy of levels of tools. Above that we have the aggregation of those assets into content, whether full learning consisting of introductions, concepts, examples, practice items, all the way to the summary, or user-generated content via a variety of tools.

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. Standard applications, such as authoring and video platform tools, are essential for creating eLearning content. 1) Authoring Tools.

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

Docebo

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. Those catalogs are extensive but also really expensive to update, and this is why these vendors are not able to adopt new technologies in short timeframes – as switching to a new standard would mean a complete revision of all the training content hosted on the catalog. From Tin Can to xAPI: a core called LRS.

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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. 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. They provide a framework and structure to pass data and information between learning content and technologies. xAPI can help!

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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? What is xAPI? is still the most popular authoring standard used in eLearning, its weaknesses triggered the development of xAPI.

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4 examples of using xAPI for more effective learning

Elucidat

xAPI is a game changer. In this blog we take a closer look at what xAPI is and share some real-world examples of xAPI in action. What is xAPI? The Experience API, commonly referred to as xAPI or Tin-Can enables the recording, tracking, personalizing and improving of learning activity, both on and offline. xAPI has been revolutionizing the impact of learning programs by offering a far more nuanced picture of how people engage with blended learning experiences.

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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. Standard applications, such as authoring and video platform tools, are essential for creating that content. 1) Authoring Tools. These tools allow you to create custom learning and training 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). That hasn’t transpired yet, probably due to the difficulty in explaining its value especially to those not well versed in the technology. xAPI has some awesome benefits that you should know about and avail of. 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

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Gomo Remains One of Training Industry’s Top eLearning Authoring Tools in 2020 List

gomo learning

Gomo, the cloud-based, multi-device eLearning authoring and delivery tool , has once again been honored on the Training Industry Top 20 eLearning Authoring Tools list. The award recognizes Gomo’s leadership and innovation in the eLearning authoring tools market, achieved through a broad and high-quality set of features and capabilities. Breadth and quality of authoring tool features and capabilities.

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. This blog intends to make it easy for you and help pick the right tool quickly. The eLearning Guild has come out with a report that lists the most desired features in rapid e-learning authoring software. Track in xAPI.

Learn-wiseGo Authoring Tools & Content Standards

Learn-Wise

New technologies are changing the way you produce and deliver eLearning. 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. Authoring Tools and SCORM Learn-WiseGo Authoring Tools SCORM XAPI

DevLearn 2019: xAPI & Learning Analytics Sessions [Guide]

Watershed

That’s why I've compiled a list of recommendations for must-attend sessions focused on xAPI, learning analytics, and more. Top Pick: Intro to xAPI: What Do Instructional Designers Need to Know with Megan Torrance. If I had to pick one person in the world to introduce instructional designers to xAPI, that person is Megan Torrance. Megan and her company, TorranceLearning, have been working with xAPI before it was even called xAPI.

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Degreed Definitions: Getting Started with xAPI (Part 2)

Degreed

Part one of our 2-part xAPI series taught us the basics of Experience API (xAPI) including the definition and how it works between systems. This post will explore getting started with xAPI and the data that comes with it! If you’re an L&D professional (not a vendor), you have many options in getting xAPI enabled in your organization without doing much, if any, coding work. You simply need to ask your vendor if and how they support xAPI.

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