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Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. Templates with some learning objects? A robust learning solution of multiple capabilities and outputs? Macromedia Authorware and similar products. While some could argue that Authorware was a RCAT, I disagree. 43 Vendors do not have one.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game. This will become one of the biggest features in 2012 – especially with people wanting to create simulations without being an e-learning developer. PowerPoint – Ability to integrate or use PPT in your courses. Some vendors push heavily on PPT, implying that a great WBT is really a PPT converted to Flash. Vendor adoption is slow.