Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

Because the industry as a whole is a lemming, I expect more vendors to come on board. HTML5 output. Right now I am doing a survey on authoring tools (more on this at the end of the post) and so far 100% of all respondents state that HTML5 output is required in an authoring tool. I do believe that HTML5 output will continue to grow as an authoring tool feature. It is time to realize that Flash output just isn’t enough anymore for folks. HTML5 templates.

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. Flash course development toolkit - provides the source code, features include ability to load your movies, creates a table of contents and provides complete navigation control. Professional Presenter X – comes with sim tool, assessment, capture tool, documents to flash tool, etc. Output to HTML5.

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The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game. Some vendors push heavily on PPT, implying that a great WBT is really a PPT converted to Flash. Flash output – still red hot. Listen, Authorware is dead, so why create a product that is trying to bring it back to life with your own product? One vendor focuses only on Blackberry (not just Playbook but their smartphone like product). HTML5.

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. Director died alongside CD-ROMs, taking Shockwave with it, but Flash hung around. . As long as there was a need for animation, interaction, and engagement to be delivered over the web, Flash survived, mainly because authoring platforms meant for e-learning couldn’t provide the required sophistication. Flash to HTML5.

Survey Says… (authoring tools)

eLearning 24-7

83% said Output to HTML5. The days of just PowerPoint to Flash and simplicity are no longer cutting it. I also found the HTML5 numbers to fully back what I have been saying for the past year. For those authoring tool vendors who still think this is just a passing fad or are using the wait and see approach – if this data doesn’t punch you in the gut to get moving – nothing will. 95% – Output to HTML5.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Technology discussed in this session: Experience API (xAPI), games, simulations, and HTML5. The 7 Secrets to Being a Rockstar Vendor. What’s it take to be a Rockstar Vendor? Then take these attributes to identify and work with vendors that will help you build training that is both meaningful and measureable inside of your organization. In this session, you will learn: How to identify the right vendor for your needs.

Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

eLearning 24-7

No SaaS – While the e-learning industry as a whole is going into the cloud, AT vendors as a whole are staying with desktop, even though they have features such as notes (ideal for collaboration, SME peer review in the cloud). Same with the flash icon. Who is still using flash, BTW? If you are going to offer Flash as an option, why not HTML5? There are plenty of HTML5 object sites out there. Some AT vendors have removed it as well.