Adobe Summit Day 2 - Authorware and the future of e-Learning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Its obvious that the authorware decison was a tough one for adobe. Because of you, the Authorware community, they are looking into putting some engineering effort into updating the runtime for IE7 and Vista support. Flex is great to some of what Authorware did for you too.

Udemy for you and me

E-Learning Provocateur

I jumped straight into it without referring to the instructions, and while I’m familiar with authorware, I expect it’s intuitive enough for Average Joe to work it out too. The turnaround time for this process is 3-4 business days, which I consider reasonable.

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. Authorware merged with MacroMind/Paracomp to become Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe. Learnnovators: You are known for your role as the primary architect in creating Authorware ― one of the most successful authoring tools ever created. As we know, Authorware became a groundbreaking authoring tool combining power and ease of use, and ultimately the industry standard.

Michael Allen describes the future of authoring systems

Jay Cross

In case you didn’t know, Michael was chief architect of Authorware, the precursor to Macromedia and granddaddy of digital authoring systems.). I’ll let Michael tell you what he’s got: Tags: The Learning Business

People that inspire me: my 5 eLearning heroes

Challenge to Learn

He gave a workshop that I attended and we spoke briefly afterwards and exchanged business cards. There are four principles: Identify the business goal. Recently I was doing a presentation on eLearning trends.

Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

Learning designers can then design appropriate intervention within this framework to align with learning needs and business goals. The Learning Circuits Big Question this month asks – “ What will the workplace learning technology look like in 2015 ”.

It is great to have that startup feeling again

Challenge to Learn

The first edition of Easygenerator was a CD-ROM tool based on Authorware. In 2005 Easygenerator was acquired by ISM, a large Dutch e-business company. This week Easygenerator moved into a new office and that gave me the “startup feeling” all over again.

The 5 Myths of Rapid E-Learning Revisited

Rapid eLearning

I came into rapid e-learning from the world of Authorware and Flash where building courses took a lot of time and cost a lot more money. With that said, since all it takes is a computer and the software to start a business, there is a lot of pressure to prove your skills.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

This session will explore the business value behind learning ecosystems. You will explore the technology shifts, business drivers, use cases, and examples of business outcomes of learning ecosystem solutions. About key business drivers for a learning ecosystem.

A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training

Litmos

While PLATO and The Oregon Trail had planted the seed of computer based training, these new personal computers were the start of the digital revolution that would soon impact homes, schools, and businesses around the world.

The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

You could use any of the many authoring tools, such as Authorware, but you needed an appropriate player. And we want to know whether or how well someone did for critical business skills. The idea is not to simply track data, but start relating activity data to business outcomes.

MyUdutu: One of those best kept secrets in e-learning authoring tools

Janet Clarey

I’ve used a bunch of desktop authoring tools – Lectora, Dreamweaver, Authorware, Captivate, and Articulate to name a few. I wish it had been around when I was pulling my hair out learning Authorware. The business model they use is really one of added value. I haven’t really used a lot of web-based authoring tools though. I was kind of out of that aspect (development) of e-learning at the time they started becoming more mainstream.

Training Standards

Tony Karrer

However, it all settled down to roughly Toolbook, Authorware and IconAuthor. In a prior post , Bill tells us that: I train Oracle programmers, primarily internal employees in the E-Business Suite (EBS) line of business, how to write J2EE-based applications for Oracle’s EBS product using our framework called Oracle Applications Framework (FWK). Bill Sawyer posted in response to my Conversation Topics post.

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Here is my list (both from a business and system standpoint). The web site (a form of digital marketing) and digital marketing in general should be quite obvious – since it is tied to strategy – especially in today’s business world. Q: I loved Authorware, but today I can’t find an authoring tool that can match it or even get close to it. There is nothing like interaction.

My Journey to Apple Products

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I used the eMac to produce a complete video DVD for my wife's business at the time. As I went through the program I later learned Authorware and Director.but all on the PC. This post was influenced by Aaron Silvers and his post Influence.

Apple 60

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Business’s lingering love of bureaucracy, process, and legacy technology has fallen completely out of sync with what people need to do their best. And the first experiences as you tried to move your Authorware, IconAuthor or Toolbook course to run using their new web delivery solution?

Here’s What the Critics Don’t Want You to Know About PowerPoint 2007

Rapid eLearning

And that’s the case whether they built them in Authorware or PowerPoint. However, it is a very capable tool that can be used to deliver effective, engaging, and interactive elearning at an affordable cost and at the speed of business. I don’t know about you but I am starting to get tired of the PowerPoint haters. I go to a lot of conferences and there’s always someone trashing PowerPoint.

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

Nobody, if they want to stay in business. For those of us who can remember, back in early 2000, products like Authorware were essential to building courses. Authorware was a great product, but its learning curve was extremely difficult and user friendliness was debatable. We are user friendly. Very easy to use. Simple, easy to use. Our customers find our system user friendly and easy to use. We never hear complaints. We have the highest repeat customers in the industry.

The E-Learning Foundations Intensive: Day 1

NuggetHead

I consider myself a proficient practitioner and enjoy dabbling in all aspects of this crazy business.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

If a RCAT vendor tells you they have been in business for over 10 years, they are somewhat misleading, since WBT courses really didn’t start to hit the mark until 2000 and then you have limited choices on how to build. Macromedia Authorware and similar products. While some could argue that Authorware was a RCAT, I disagree. As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Listen, Authorware is dead, so why create a product that is trying to bring it back to life with your own product? When the market data is validating that people are not using BBs even in the business world, why would you believe otherwise? Growing is what business is all about. The data is in, the results are interesting and the competition is growing. What does it all mean?

Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

Sometimes this was a bad thing – I would miss some good info because I was busy re-crafting a message. Murdoch needs a new business model. Q “what’s the business model for final delivery?” Michael Allen, the man who created/invented Authorware, has started developing a new tool. Driver – “it doesn’t seem like it’s less expensive to do learning activities than it was when Authorware came out.” INTRODUCTION.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

It’s a business marketplace for buyers and sellers. Reminds me of the days of Authorware, but with less complexity and anger, plus with more features and usefulness for the developer. I love innovation. It is what makes any product or service, aspire to new heights. I especially love it when it happens in the e-learning industry. Our industry is made up into four camps.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

Unicorn Training

It’s a business marketplace for buyers and sellers.Therefore, you can use your newly purchased courses in your current LMS, whatever that happens to be. Reminds me of the days of Authorware, but with less complexity and anger, plus with more features and usefulness for the developer.Two tab optionsCollaborate – Social Q/A at the end of the day.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

My current business card says Im a "Manager of Instructional Design". After a few years, I got involved in an IT initiative (then it was called MIS) -- designing a new software application to support our call center business. I learned Toolbook and Authorware on my own while in the program. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

2008 - MMVIII eLearning Year in Review

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Authorware officially dies (actually this post is from 2007) while Director11 is (re)born. And with every business problem we need to do a new analysis of the specific audience. MMVIII (2008) started off visual and mobile to be sure.