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. With the growth of tablet devices, authoring tools are having to re-invent themselves, yet again.

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. The ability to track learning, critical to a Learning Management System (which really is a Course Management System), requires knowing who has done what, and how well. If we need to track compliance, we may need to know not only that the person completed, but the amount of time spent or the successful completion.

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The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Dreams do come true, kids. We know that with great power comes great responsibility. 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. We have our very own Learning Stage at DevLearn this year! Don’t worry, we won’t be subjecting you to middle school clarinet recitals, embarrassing talent shows, or bad karaoke (hopefully not, anyway).

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

Learning Visions

I have learned everything I "know" about instructional design and teaching by doing. I started my professional life in operations -- behind the scenes helping people do their jobs better. If youd like to learn more about what Im doing these days, check out my current job description. I believe that with the rise of rapid e-Learning tools, well see more and more non-instructional designers doing instructional design. I would not do it any other way.

2008 - MMVIII eLearning Year in Review

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Any time that you get to hang out with the likes of Scott McCloud, Nancy Duarte, Dan Roam, Lee LeFever, Dave Gray, Karl Gude and so many other great vizualizers, you soak it all in and know that it probably won't ever happen again. Authorware officially dies (actually this post is from 2007) while Director11 is (re)born. The million dollar question is how do we use it for eLearning. And with every business problem we need to do a new analysis of the specific audience.

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

If they do not already have the Adobe AIR runtime in stalled, they are prompted to install it on launch. Thankfully the wonderful Adobe engineers have been able to plug this gap in Captivate, allowing us to now create clean vector shapes in our projects. Widgets are specially formatted Flash swf files that know how to communicate with the host Captivate project. How do you make a widget? Panning Do you ever have to work within tight screen-size limitations?