Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

Previously when I discussed freeform and template-based rapid content authoring tools, I kept software simulation tools aside. The main reason was that such simulation tools are not always used for developing just any type of learning but focused on training content creation for a specific software application or system. The software simulation in turn, can be divided into screen capturing tools and interactive simulation development tools.

What is an LMS authoring tool?

PSB

While e-learning authoring tools are a must – in every L&D toolbox – new technologies are changing the way we produce and deliver digital learning. Authoring tools allow you to select the best course content and then do the hard work for you. Introduction.

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Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. The mind map can help learning professionals choose the right authoring tool for their requirements and expectations. I’ve been wandering around the web to find the right authoring tool for specific use cases. While some try doing freeform authoring through a template-based authoring tool.

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

However, to alleviate such difficulties, there are some rapid authoring tools available that can create mLearning without needing to acquire the technical skills. Here are some authoring tools that claim to let authors develop content targeted at mobile devices. HotLava LMA (Learning Mobile Author). It lets you create single authored source content deployable across multiple formats and supported devices. Uses familiar freeform authoring of PowerPoint.

How to Record Software Simulation in Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

If you belong to an organization that is involved in developing software, you know how tough it is to create training that will teach your employees how to use software the optimal way. E-learning provides the ideal solution to this issue through “ Watch-Try-Do ” simulations. Simulations give learners an opportunity to “ watch ” and get familiar with the nits and grits of the software tool. How to record a software simulation in Adobe Captivate.

Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based

Upside Learning

While working on rapid authored courses (courses authored using rapid authoring tools), I often encounter the decision point of whether to use freeform rapid authoring tools or the traditional template-based tools. Last year, we mentioned that there is a time and place for rapid authoring while opting for it. Here, let me just put some characteristics of the two types of rapid authoring methodologies.

9 Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison and Review

Elucidat

New technologies are changing the way learning is delivered. In this article, Steve Penfold reviews nine leading elearning authoring tools. He compares each one based on ease of use, quality of content produced, speed of authoring and scalability. Which is the best authoring tool for you? The best authoring tool for you will depend on a range of factors, including: How much technical expertise you have. Speed and efficiency of authoring.

3 Powerful Rapid Authoring Tools Released in 2016

CommLab India

E-learning development technologies are constantly evolving. Every year, several new authoring tools are released into the market, and 2016 was no exception. Many developers of rapid authoring software have released new products and upgraded their existing tools to meet the changing needs of the technology-enabled learning marketplace, during the course of the year. This powerful rapid authoring tool hit the markets in November 2016.

Top 10 Authoring Tools for Developing Simulation Based E-learning – Part 1

CommLab India

Authoring tools are widely used for the rapid development of e-learning courses. By using these rapid authoring tools, we can develop simulation based e-learning courses too quickly, at low cost. But choosing the right authoring tool might get challenging with different tools offering different features, built-in libraries, and more. All the elements of Articulate Storyline are user-friendly and help develop engaging software courses swiftly. Expert author.

How to Pick the Best Authoring Tool to Convert Legacy E-Learning Courses

CommLab India

A legacy e-learning course refers to an online course developed using Flash, Dreamweaver, XML/HTML, JavaScript or earlier versions of rapid authoring tools. These tools are dated and cannot meet today’s high technological standards. No matter what technology is used, it takes considerable time and effort to develop an e-learning course, not to mention the high costs involved. Luckily, many authoring tools in the market help make this process seamless and hassle-free.

20 Frequently Asked Questions About E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

With hundreds of e-learning development software available in today’s marketplace, choosing the right one which fully meets your training needs can be a major challenge. Authoring tools differ in their suitability for various factors such as learning styles, delivery platforms, file formats, e-learning standards, and the e-learning development process. These answers will help you choose the right rapid authoring tool for your e-learning development.

3 Popular Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools – When to Use What

CommLab India

Do you know which authoring tool is the best option for your training requirement? The use of e-learning authoring tools depends on the training need, complexity of the course, delivery platform – online or on mobiles – timelines, budget, and other factors. With a host of e-learning authoring tools available, choosing the apt authoring tool for your business requirement is not an easy task. It is the most user-friendly e-learning authoring tool.

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

What is the best rapid authoring tool in the market? Well, the answer to these questions is that the choice of a rapid authoring tool is based on your training development needs. The eLearning Guild had come up with a report 1 that lists the most desired features in rapid e-learning courseware authoring software. It is well-known that the training budget influences many decisions of companies and the choice of the authoring tool is no exception.

3 Rapid Authoring Tool Features to Develop Online Courses Swiftly

CommLab India

E-learning authoring tools are one way you can meet the needs of training employees in quick succession. When you go online and search for authoring tools, you will be surprised to see the choices you have. There are a few ‘must-have’ features in an authoring tool that are non-negotiable. Here are 3 must have features for every rapid authoring tool to develop online training programs in less time. You must not rely on only these features to select an authoring tool.

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. The eLearning Guild has come out with a report that lists the most desired features in rapid e-learning authoring software. We will now evaluate the 3 widely used rapid authoring tools – Articulate Storyline 2 , Adobe Captivate 9 , and Lectora Inspire 16 , based on the features listed by the report. Games, Scenarios, and Simulations.

Articulate 360 – Easy Authoring Features of Storyline 360

CommLab India

Articulate 360, the brand new software from the developers of Storyline, is creating ripples in the world of online training. This technology-enabled learning development suite has captured the imagination of the e-learning community. Let us begin by looking at the various elements of this rapid authoring product. Replay 360 – an application that can be used to develop software simulations. Rise – a responsive e-learning development software.

Top 5 E-Books on Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

Technology is also improving to meet these changing requirements. In the e-learning industry, traditional development is being replaced by rapid authoring tools. Articulate Storyline is a popular rapid authoring tool in the market. Record a software simulation. Adobe Captivate is a popular rapid authoring tool known for creating effective responsive e-learning courses. Captivate can also be used to create simulations of software products of high quality.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

I don't know if I've seen this reported by the eLearningGuild , but their reports showed some interesting information about satisfaction levels reported by members on course authoring and rapid eLearning tool satisfaction levels. Courseware Authoring Tool Satisfaction - Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction - I'm only showing tools with 15 or more evaluations. RapidBuilder® (Software Simul. XStream Software Linden Research, Inc.

How to Use Rulers in Adobe Captivate 9 Authoring Tool

CommLab India

Adobe Captivate 9 is the most widely used rapid authoring tool and one of most popular eLearning tools. The tool is known for its capability to develop software simulations and responsive eLearning courses. Related Posts 5 Best Features of Adobe Captivate 9 That Enhance E-learning Adobe Captivate 9: A Few Limitations of a Good Rapid Authoring Tool Adobe Captivate 9 Limitations that Need to be Upgraded [Infographic]. Learning Technology Adobe Captivate 9

7 Tips to Choose the Best Rapid Authoring Tool to Convert Legacy E-learning Courses to HTML5

CommLab India

So, choosing the right authoring tool will be your best bet to make your courses HTML5 compatible. Today’s market is filled with many rapid authoring tools offering tons of customization options, in-built images (photographs and illustrated characters), in-built interactivities, assessments, PowerPoint plug-ins, standalone software, cloud based applications, etc. This is where rapid authoring tools come in and ease your burden.

3 Best Tools to Develop Web-based Training (WBT) Courses

CommLab India

Well, among the various aspects that must be taken into consideration, one of the most important is choosing the right e-learning development tool.Today, we will look at 3 popular online course authoring tools that can be used to produce good courses for the web. This is a powerful rapid authoring tool for developing web-based courses. The software can be used to retain most effects of Flash. Learning Technology rapid authoring tools

Articulate Storyline – 9 Practical Ways To Make A Great Course Within Your Budget

Spark Your Interest

Articulate Storyline is one of the most popular authoring tools used worldwide to create online learning. To create an online course, you need to develop and publish the content and host the course on a technology platform. It’s a cloud-based e-learning authoring tool.

5 Advantages of using Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

Creating top-notch software simulations/tutorials has always been its biggest strength. Best-in-class screen capture capabilities for software simulations. Like I mentioned earlier, Adobe Captivate is the ideal choice for creating software simulations. Its screen capture capability allows you to create robust software simulations with multiple learning modes in a single recording session. Learning Technology Adobe Captivate

3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of e-learning development software. 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. Adobe Captivate originally started out as a pure ‘screen recording’ utility but later evolved into an E-learning authoring tool.

Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9 & Lectora Inspire 16: The Infinity War

CommLab India

In my previous blog, E-learning Authoring Tools: The Civil War , we have seen the comparison between the top three preferred e-learning rapid authoring tools – Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and Lectora Inspire 16. Easy-to-develop software simulations. Specializes in creating software simulations. Users require training to get acquainted with the software. Learning Technology rapid authoring tools

Top Tools for Developing Simulation Based E-learning Courses – Part 2

CommLab India

In the previous blog , we looked at the top 10 Authoring tools used for developing simulation based e-learning courses. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some more Authoring tools that will help you to build effective and efficient software courses, offering learners the opportunity to practice in a low-risk environment. SimWriter is a highly interactive, responsive authoring tool used to build branching simulations quickly and easily.

How to Choose the Right Tool to Develop a Web-based Course

CommLab India

Among the various aspects you need to consider, the choice of right authoring tool is inarguably the most important. Today, we will examine the factors you need to consider to zero-in on the right online course authoring tool. Ask the following questions when you calculate the cost of a tool: Does the authoring software come with in-built tools for audio and video editing? Learning Technology rapid authoring tools

Developing Simulations for End-user ERP training Using Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Usually in a classroom setting, trainers demonstrate how to use the software and how it works. This risk-free or test environment can be created using simulations. Using simulations, you can show the step-by-step process of the ERP system and allow the learner practice in a safe, interactive environment as if they were in a live ERP environment. Now let’s see how to create and convert those screenshots into simulation-based software training.

eLearning in the Workplace

TalentLMS

Information technology systems are used to develop business infrastructure and conduct operational protocols like CRM, Finance and Human Resources. Emerging educational technology and learning content is now platform and time independent. Based on a popular survey ICT Test Bed technological maturity model, authors Underwood & Dillon (2004) revealed six distinct types of e-learners in the work-place: The Novice: These learners know very little about eLearning.

Guides Rule! The Addition of Rulers and Guides to Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

What began as a simple screen casting tool is now one of the most widely used authoring tools, alongside Articulate Storyline and Lectora Inspire. From providing an easy-to-use interface to creating top-notch software simulations for your e-learning, it’s safe to say Adobe Captivate ticks almost all boxes when it comes to efficient e-learning development. At times, knowing how to use an authoring tool is not enough to create good e-learning.

Building the Leader of the Future

CLO Magazine

in 1996, the veteran technology entrepreneur led the company’s growth into a global powerhouse by supplying the routers, switches, software and networking products that form the infrastructure of the internet economy. What has emerged in recent times as business has gone global and technology has infused it with unprecedented speed is a rising level of complexity that requires learning organizations to more closely examine what they expect of leaders and how to develop them.

Just in the nick of time!

eLearning Blender

Just as I was looking into purchasing Camtasia Studio by Tech Smith I came across a blog posting on Tony Karrer's eLearning Technology blog just in the nick of time. It is very handy for creating software training materials. I recently used the demo version of Camtasia to complete a software simulation project and it worked out great.

iSpring – The One-Stop Shop to Build Online Courses in PowerPoint

CommLab India

iSpring is a comprehensive e-learning authoring toolkit; a PowerPoint add-in, this tool makes it extremely easy and cost-effective to develop online courses from classroom PowerPoint resources. That’s not all – you can include interactivities, multimedia elements, assessments, simulations, conversations, and more, to transform a staid PowerPoint presentation to a riveting online knowledge nugget, based on adult learning principles and instructional strategies.

How can we overcome tech paralysis?

CLO Magazine

Coined by Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, the concept refers to how technologies such as artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and the “internet of things” are merging with the physical lives of humans, “blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres.”. With so much technological transformation happening around us, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed — both as individuals and within organizations.

How to Easily Create Powerful Customer Education

Spark Your Interest

And while traditionally it applied to businesses selling widgets or software, customer education now also applies to governments, and non-profits, who have a product or service. Similarly, the self-help screens when installing a new software product on your phone, laptop, or tablet.

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 7: Engage 360

CommLab India

In the first four blogs, we saw the features of Storyline 360 that facilitate the easy authoring of web-based courses. We saw that Storyline 360 can be used to develop good software simulations and online assessments. The Articulate software allows you to deliver good learning experiences by ensuring consistency in volume, across all learning interactions. Learning Technology Articulate 360Welcome to the seventh post of the series.

Articulate 360 – Animation and Interaction Abilities of Storyline 360

CommLab India

Replay 360 – An application that can be used to develop software simulations. Rise – A responsive e-learning development software. For instance, you can use the Articulate application to create an online sales simulation where a customer reaction is determined by the rep’s response to an objection. Storyline 360 allows you to include mouse cursors in demonstrations of software applications to generate the effect of a moving mouse.

Too Little Time to Develop E-learning? Go for Rapid Development!

CommLab India

Projects that require extensive simulations, or any end-to-end e-learning development for that matter, usually take time. Apart from having a less turnaround time, rapid development is about using smart, sophisticated tools/software to craft e-learning courses swiftly, without compromising on quality. Speed is of the essence today, and rapid authoring tools make it possible to develop and deliver e-learning in a fraction of time needed for custom e-learning.

Important Factors of E learning in Skill Development

Your Training Edge

Nowadays, as technology has been progressing day by day, the tendency of e-learning is also increasing. But all e-learning courses are not same for example; it can be a software simulation which shows the click path through an application or any other. About the Author:-. His main focus is writing blogs about education, social media, technology and science.

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Storyline 360: Simulation and Assessment-Development Capabilities

CommLab India

In the first post , we saw that the e-learning development software constitutes nine elements. We also explored the easy authoring features of Storyline 360, the most important component of Articulate 360. Today, we will look at the capabilities of Storyline 360 to create software simulations and assessments. Software Simulation-development Capabilities of Storyline 360. Creation of Online Lessons on Software is Made Effective.