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. Boring instruction ranges in effectiveness, but resides in the area of a total waste of time to an unfortunate loss of opportunity. Learnnovators: You were part of many studies conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of e-learning to change behavior. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W.

Captivate 7 updated

ICS Learning

Better implementation of the Effects panel – having an object’s specific timeline outside the relationship of the primary timeline is just silly. An object’s Effect should be settable without flipping between the main and Effects timeline and subtracting the offsets. Side Note: Many of the newer features are reminiscent of Authorware. Someone on that CP team should get together with a couple Authorware experts and review the overall functionality of that program.

Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?

eLearning Cyclops

Back when I first started developing e-learning courses, I used Macromedia's Authorware. For more interactive elements, I used Flash and imported the SWFs into Authorware. I will note that I will keep Captivate in my toolbox , as it is more effective for developing software/application simulations than building them from scratch in Flash. Over the years, I have used ToolBook, Trainersoft, and even Dreamweaver with Coursebuilder.

PowerPoint – The King of eLearning Tools?

eLearning Brothers

I “grew-up&# in eLearning world using Director/Authorware and then moving into Flash/HTML (PPT was “off-limits&# ). I have come to appreciate that with some good thought and instructional design you can use most any tool to a decent level of effectiveness.

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

In response to the demand for more accessible authoring tools, Authorware was born. Using Authorware , learning professionals could create learning programs with hyper-simplistic designs, primarily through dragging and dropping icons. To avoid this complexity, Authorware courses often followed a more simplistic “Click Next to Continue” style of eLearning design. So, simplicity was there for the author, but at the cost of effective learner engagement.

How to Make E-Learning So People Really Learn: Q&A With Ethan Edwards

ATD Learning Technologies

Ethan has been designing online instruction for almost 25 years, beginning with work at the PLATO laboratory at the University of Illinois, continuing through positions at Authorware, Macromedia, Microsoft, and as a consultant with a host of top companies in the United States and abroad.

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. Without those goals, it’s a challenge to create measurable objectives and build effective courses.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Games deliver lots of actionable data to measure effectiveness, both individually and through group learning, showing gaps and areas to optimize for a continuous cycle of improvement. How using templates can increase your effectiveness. How to write effective RFPs.

Storyline and ZebraZapps: seriously powerful, seriously simple

Clive on Learning

Michael was, of course, the creator of Authorware, a highly powerful tool from the CD-ROM era, which Adobe eventually gave up on after they inherited it from Macromedia. Authorware was a serious tool that you could use for serious projects, but with a friendly interface. In effect, to give us back what we had with tools in the 1980s and 90s. Here at DevLearn 2011 in Las Vegas I've got authoring tools on my mind.

A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training

Litmos

Hypercard and Authorware both launched in 1987, making it easy to create multi-media programs. Both of which are already well established as effective learning solutions in corporate training.

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. Tools these days come in three flavors. Geared toward e-learning developers and instructional designers. Geared towards the masses.

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). Creating animation is also quite complicated as one has to code time slots and animation effects parameters manually into the XAML file.

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). Creating animation is also quite complicated as one has to code time slots and animation effects parameters manually into the XAML file.

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). Creating animation is also quite complicated as one has to code time slots and animation effects parameters manually into the XAML file.

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

Rapid eLearning

We’re warned to not rely too heavily on it for effective elearning. And that’s the case whether they built them in Authorware or PowerPoint. By doing so, I save time and money and still have an opportunity to build effective elearning. 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.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

It puts forward lots of suggestions for how knowledge workers can leverage technology to make themselves more effective. And the first experiences as you tried to move your Authorware, IconAuthor or Toolbook course to run using their new web delivery solution?

Confused of Brighton

Clive on Learning

The next generation of authoring tools included a handful of really serious players, notably Authorware (now with Adobe) and Toolbook (now with SumTotal), both still going although not so strongly. Now, to arrive at a manageable number of alternatives, you have to sub-divide the market into categories: Rapid tools ( Articulate , Captivate , Atlantic Link ) as opposed to whatever the others are called ( Authorware , Lectora , etc.).

Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

Use sparingly for effect. • @rebecka7: I keep hearing over & over again…get your course/training RIGHT ENOUGH for your deadline and then improve. • [link] Articulate showcases. 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.” what is more effective learning? INTRODUCTION.

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. Dan wow-ed us with the simplisity of imagery for effective learning. Shouldn't we be more interested in "effective communication" no matter what form it takes?

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. I like it that I don’t have to know flash but can still get some of the same effects. The Rapid Elearning Blog. 5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development. December 11th, 2007. 15 comments. Almost daily I get emails asking how to get started with developing elearning. There’s no substitution for experience.

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

On the other hand if the developer does not agree that a change is required, or if he has a question about the feedback, he can type a note to that effect and send that information back to the tester. These are very similar to Flash components and Authorware Knowledge Objects, in that developers are able to create pre-configured logic and visual components which accept parameters when inserted into Captivate.

Suite 40

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. Michael Allen’s Book: Building Interactive, Fun, and Effective Learning Programs for Any Company.