The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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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. Listen, Authorware is dead, so why create a product that is trying to bring it back to life with your own product? Seems logical, especially since it is a necessary tool in any content authoring toolkit for end users. More vendors seem interested in PPT, then having this as a spec in their product.

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

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. Alternatively PowerPoint files can be linked, so that edits to the source PPT file are reflected in the Captivate project.