E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

It is what makes any product or service, aspire to new heights. Product updates, some new features – but boring town. Sure, there are plenty of failures when you are in the “Innovators & Risk Takers&# camp, but I’d rather take a spin on that product that stay along the course (no pun intended) with what everyone else is doing. Innovative Products. Skinned to match the customer’s look in your system. You open the product.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

Unicorn Training

Here is a blog from a US industry "guru" with his choice of 5 new eLearning products - both LMS add ins and content authoring tools.Bit of a mixed bag, but one or two that look to be worth following up.E-Learning Learning Innovative Products – They are Out ThereI love innovation. It is what makes any product or service, aspire to new heights. The product is still in beta, but the premise and possibilities are really there.

A Conversation with Michael Allen–ADDIE, SAM & the Future of ID

Kapp Notes

He founded the computer-based course authoring tool Authorware in 1984 and later formed Macromedia through a merger which was then bought by Adobe Systems. A process is appraised by the quality of its output and efficiency in producing a quality product.

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The Content Conversion Cause - Abhijit Kadle

Aptara

Since the advent of e-learning, Macromedia products were popular, and enormous quantities of content were generated using platforms like Director and Flash. legacy tools/platforms (Authorware, Director, etc.) Custom Content Services. The Content Conversion Cause - Abhijit Kadle.

Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

Establishment of Flash as the de-facto development platform for custom eLearning creation allowing use of streaming audio/video over the web. 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

In this post I will explain why that is so special and why that is so important to us and to our customers. The first edition of Easygenerator was a CD-ROM tool based on Authorware. A new product, a new marketing approach and strategy, a new sales strategy (and team), a new everything.

Authoring Tool Trends for 2017

eLearning 24-7

The world of authoring tools started at the advanced level, Authorware, Toolbook and to an extent DazzlerMax. The problem though was that folks who had the authorware and so forth experience AND/OR folks who were ID and e-learning developers were stuck.

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. As soon as I asked that question, I heard all of the bellyaching from our Flash developers and most of the custom e-learning vendors we hired.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

Sure, you can use the extensive list of tools on the market, but for those who want real power and complexity ala from the days of Authorware, pickings are slim. Articulate Storyline - Yes, an Articulate product in the running – and no the end of the world is not coming.

A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training

Litmos

According to wikipedia:“If computerized automation increased factory production, it could do the same for academic instruction.”. Hypercard and Authorware both launched in 1987, making it easy to create multi-media programs.

ScreencastCamper Profiles 2013: Dave Buell

TechSmith Camtasia

Dave and the rest of our Champs respond to customer questions, requests, feedback and more on a daily basis. Alright, and a follow up: how did you get so handy with TechSmith products?! I also believe in TechSmith and their products.

E-learning Tools: A Developer’s Review of Adobe Captivate 7

SweetRush

For those of us in the e-learning and m-learning space, and especially for those who regularly rely on Adobe products, it is impossible to ignore Adobe Captivate. What types of products can be created using Adobe Captivate 7? Does Captivate 7 support custom programming?

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

From an interaction (listed as interactivity) to a feature within the product. In just the past month, I have seen quite a few vendors add this capability in their product – and for the most part they are all RCAT products. If you are an Authorware fanatic missing the old days, you are still going to miss it – because while these capabilities are being added to tools they are still not at the level of Authorware.

Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Camtasia 8, Snag-it 1, ReviewLink (a fantastic product – but only for 10 courses? A product that has constantly appeared throughout 2013. Custom learning paths, templates. However, if you are an ID or e-learning developer person, this is not the product for you.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). No product is perfect, we’ve seen that Adobe Flash has its own drawbacks; ones that have persisted from its earliest versions.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). No product is perfect, we’ve seen that Adobe Flash has its own drawbacks; ones that have persisted from its earliest versions.

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

Our customers find our system user friendly and easy to use. We have the highest repeat customers in the industry. The number one reason people leave their current system or purchase a different e-learning product? Every time I see a product, two statements seem to be universal. If I am a potential customer, I would expect nothing less to come out of the vendor’s mouth on their product and user friendliness. We are user friendly. Very easy to use.

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Q : I am curious on why Cornerstone On Demand, Saba and SumTotal do not appear in your top twenty lists even though they appear on other sites as the best products in the market. But, I do not look at the number of users, number of clients (in terms of ranking as the best of the best), I look at the platform as a whole – including those extra variables people tend to leave out - user interface, customer service, support, training and a few other items. .

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). No product is perfect, we’ve seen that Adobe Flash has its own drawbacks; ones that have persisted from its earliest versions.

The King is Dead

eLearning 24-7

The weapons including Authorware, Macromedia Director, DazzlerMax, Toolbook were the ones that separated the knights from the common folk. The dragon whose name was known only as Studio, seemed destined to fall by the way side, after all, the knights of ID would never use such product. He was aware of these vast armies of custom development shops and thought they would only enhance the quality of learning with their skills, since many were former knights of the ID.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Assessment/Survey/Polls – If your product doesn’t have it – you need it. I hope it does – especially with SaaS products. I’m still stunned at the number of products who feel this does not apply. Listen, Authorware is dead, so why create a product that is trying to bring it back to life with your own product? If your product is SaaS based, push the pedal to the metal and make this a must.

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

Rapid eLearning

They just wanted a product out the door and a check mark on a list. And that’s the case whether they built them in Authorware or PowerPoint. No one is saying that PowerPoint is on par with custom-built courses that require complex programming. 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.

5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

Compared to building courses in Flash or Authorware, the rapid elearning tools are easy to use. If you want a good place to start, Gabe, our Director of Customer Support, had a recent post on his favorite learning blogs. Tap into that resource and you can save hours of production time and potential frustration. The templates that come with the Studio platinum pack were designed by the Horton’s and are a good resource for beginners using the Articulate products.

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

Learning Visions

I learned Toolbook and Authorware on my own while in the program. I was one of the few in my program that had media production, programming, graphics design, and web skills. We cater to local customers and accept international projects. Would it not be better for us to consider what the customer is asking for and then working with that information come up with a viable approach that in the end meets the needs of the learners?

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

Following is a rundown of the major new features of Adobe Captivate ‘next’ (4) and the Adobe eLearning Suite as demonstrated at the Adobe Learning Summit by RJ Jacquez, Senior Product Evangelist at Adobe. This is an extremely exiting feature that is bound to be a significant productivity enhancement for those working in teams. Custom user variables Another exciting things RJ showed us was custom variables in Adobe Captivate.

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Webinar: Introducing the eLearning Ecosystem – A Walkthrough with Bill West

eLearning Brothers

Dr. Michael Allen introduced Authorware in the 1980s and helped us leverage the personal computer and graphical user interface. Custom Solutions eLearning Featured Infographics Products/Services Webinar