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The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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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. Flash output – still red hot.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

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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? You work online via the servers of your vendor. I had thought that this trend would be dying out, but it is amazing at the number of vendors who are entering the space and still focused on the desktop approach.

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Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

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Feature sets – they have to be more than PPT to Flash or add an audio clip and video clip to the course. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. When you see many of these awards from organizations – the general mass of them (but not all of them) require the vendor/company to submit an application for whatever category or categories.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

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Innovation abounded and the push to focus on the “PPT to Flash&# angle continued to shine. You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs. Import and convert PPT to the web, add rich media.

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

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The eLearning Guild’s LS2011 event was well attended and features 50+ vendors and more than 1300 participants from the training and development industry. I was able to spend time with several different vendors who are all preparing to deliver their own mobile learning offers into the marketplace in the coming months. Luke Hickey and team over the dominKnow took center stage in the LS2011 exhibits area to herald the launch of their next generation authoring platform called Claro.

Articulate, Captivate and Lectora – Do they deserve your praise?

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I wasn’t thunderstruck, but what I was surprised at was the number of folks who had or were about to purchase the well known authoring tools in the market, Articulate, Captive and Lectora. If they are unfamiliar with the size and scope of the authoring tool market as many people are, then it makes sense to do what others do – and buy the well known brands. When people think authoring tools, three products typically come to mind. The king of authoring tools.

Product Review: Mindflash.com

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What I found was a solution that is a rapid e-learning authoring tool that offers easy to use functions as uploading learners and basic tracking results. Each PowerPoint slide appears in order, following your PPT order. For example: your first PPT slide is on the timeline then you add a word document, next an image file, another slide (your 2nd one in the deck u uploaded), then audio/movie and so on. ppt slide, quiz, image, etc.). Supports HTML5?

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

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Well, a lot has been happening in the past three months, from SaaS driven to talent management to course authoring to name changes and everything in between. There is a growing list of vendors, including small/mid size that are adding talent management components that match the Big Dog systems. A couple of vendors have added HRIS modules. What is nice is there are still a significant number of vendors who have not added it. Supports Flash and HTML5.

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Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

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Transitions, Animations, Views – I am fine using it once, but again, new product-new version, so why I am still seeing PowerPoint within this product to such a point, that TAV are exactly the same as in PPT? No SaaS – While the e-learning industry as a whole is going into the cloud, AT vendors as a whole are staying with desktop, even though they have features such as notes (ideal for collaboration, SME peer review in the cloud). Same with the flash icon.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

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Connie, known online as the “eLearning Coach,” is the author of Visual Design Solutions , a top rated eLearning design book. Julie is a well known eLearning author and speaker. In 2017 they will continue to grow as vendors begin to support the new trends more heavily. He is a recognized thought leader and author in the eLearning space with over 30 years of experience in technology-assisted learning and communications. He’s also a frequent speaker and author.

ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

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That said, there were some hiccups and from an entire vendor wise (expo here) angle, some unique and some, uh. This year, I estimated a 55/60% e-learning, including some ILT vendors offering some type of e-learning component. . In all the years I have attended and have known about ATD (formally ASTD), this year is by far the most in terms of e-learning vendors, especially those in the LMS space. Vendor Time – Vendor Time. This is their authoring tool.

How to Use an E-learning Company to Develop Training Assets

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Tools Used : New age authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline, Lectora Inspire, iSpring, Adobe Captivate, and Claro make it easy to develop such interactive courses with less turnaround time. Tools Used : Tools that can be published into HTML5, work well with mobile devices. Webinars: Webinars are seminars delivered online by a subject matter expert or training manager, using a PPT presentation.

Build eLearning Courses with Materials You Already Have

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Dragging and dropping your files into order, choose from: Text documents – PDF/Word/PPT. This makes it easier to migrate your course content if you need to move to a new LMS vendor. Possible reasons to avoid using SCORM: To create SCORM courses you’ll need an authoring tool or a developer. Authoring tools can be expensive and tricky to use for beginners. The actual product of an authoring tool, a zip package can’t be edited!