Udemy for you and me

E-Learning Provocateur

I jumped straight into it without referring to the instructions, and while I’m familiar with authorware, I expect it’s intuitive enough for Average Joe to work it out too. You have to send an email to the affiliate team to request them to add your course to the affiliate program.

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. We use research and experience as a guideline, then reserve enough resources to modify our programs, perhaps several times, based on realized outcomes with our learners in the context in which they learn and perform. Authorware and ZebraZapps were both designed to be as unrestrictive as possible.

Captivate 7 updated

ICS Learning

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. The first patch for Captivate 7 has been released! To download and install the update, open Captivate 7 and choose Help > Updates… CP7.0.1 Release notes.

Three Secrets to Memorable eLearning Experiences

eLearning Brothers

I’ve used everything from Authorware to PowerPoint to create materials. I remember a couple years ago a co-worker asked me what software program converted content to eLearning. Technology makes it so easy to develop eLearning programs. What is eLearning, really?

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

In the early 1990s, the industry was largely dominated by PC-based applications that required programming to “author” computer-based training (CBT). While powerful for their time, these tools were not easy to use, requiring complex programming skills. In response to the demand for more accessible authoring tools, Authorware was born. While not as difficult to master as more sophisticated programming languages, authoring still required a certain amount of programming savvy.

The E-Learning Foundations Intensive: Day 1

NuggetHead

This two-day program is designed for folks who are new to the world of eLearning. That being said, the word ‘Intensive’ in the title of this program is no understatement!

A Conversation with Michael Allen–ADDIE, SAM & the Future of ID

Kapp Notes

He founded the computer-based course authoring tool Authorware in 1984 and later formed Macromedia through a merger which was then bought by Adobe Systems. Michael Allen and I sit down and discuss the Zebra program at ASTD conference way back in 2011.

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Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

In my instructional design graduate program, UMBC , I took several courses that focused on development, but they really only scratched the surface. They provided just enough to make us dangerous with HTML, Flash, Photoshop and Authorware. No, I do not use Authorware now, but it is hard to predict what will be an essential tool 10 years down the road. June's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits blog is regarding tools one should ".learn

Lessons from the past

dVinci Interactive

Soon after, Apple Computer introduced the Macintosh with Hypercard which, according to Steve Jobs, was an object oriented “programming language for the rest of us.” Now instructional designers weren’t constrained by the limited functions in programs like IconAuthor.

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Any tool as long as it's Adobe

Clive on Learning

As I write this, my Adobe Updater program is busy installing the latest updates to my Adobe Creative Suite 3. Just look at these results, showing the market share of tools in various categories: Rapid development tools: #1 Captivate (65% of Guild members); #4 Presenter (26%) Courseware authoring, i.e. more serious tools: #1 Captivate (60%); #2 Flash (47%); #3 Dreamweaver (43%); #5 Authorware (16%).

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. But I saw the light in the early 2000s when I started using Articulate Presenter.

A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training

Litmos

As I get older, new professionals fresh out of Ed Tech programs look younger and younger. Users wanted to create their own programs without needing to know programming and thus, the authoring tool was born.

E-learning Tools: A Developer’s Review of Adobe Captivate 7

SweetRush

In this article we dig deeper into the capabilities of Adobe Captivate 7 as we help you evaluate e-learning tools for your own use by answering some questions about e-learning authorware. It cannot compete with Adobe Flash or other platforms based on programming languages.

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. You can incorporate as much interactive logic as you like without programming. Here at DevLearn 2011 in Las Vegas I've got authoring tools on my mind.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

You’ll also receive tips for customizing off-the-shelf courses and using them in a blended learning program. Bill earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, and immediately began to focus on developing highly visual and interactive eLearning programs.

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). The architecture of Silverlight and Blend is such that the process of graphics creation and associated programming overlaps closely.

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). The architecture of Silverlight and Blend is such that the process of graphics creation and associated programming overlaps closely.

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.

ScreencastCamper Profiles 2013: Dave Buell

TechSmith Camtasia

He has been authoring, directing, and producing many different eLearning and interactive training programs for over a decade. Whoa – ScreencastCamp 2013 is this weekend ! Can you believe it?

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. An API is an Application Programming Interface, and what it specifically provides is a way for an application to make its data available to others.

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

If you are an Authorware fanatic missing the old days, you are still going to miss it – because while these capabilities are being added to tools they are still not at the level of Authorware. Action script programming, HTML extensions and other advanced feature sets targeting e-learning developers. The magic 8 ball is a fun item to use.

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

Vision of Future of Application and eLearning Development ) I found myself no longer recommending the use of RoboInfo or other similar programs for reference materials. The Big Question is back. December Big Question - What did you learn about learning?

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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). The architecture of Silverlight and Blend is such that the process of graphics creation and associated programming overlaps closely.

Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Will it replicate those craving for an Authorware return? Actions, scripts, programming. Most – okay nearly all – final ranking lists appear in December, but here at E-Learning 24/7, it is all about breaking the boundaries.

My Journey to Apple Products

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

As I went through the program I later learned Authorware and Director.but all on the PC. This post was influenced by Aaron Silvers and his post Influence. I didn't join the computer revolution until college. And even then I did not have my own.

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

Rapid eLearning

And that’s the case whether they built them in Authorware or PowerPoint. No one is saying that PowerPoint is on par with custom-built courses that require complex programming. I don’t know about you but I am starting to get tired of the PowerPoint haters. I go to a lot of conferences and there’s always someone trashing PowerPoint.

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.).

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

For those of us who can remember, back in early 2000, products like Authorware were essential to building courses. Authorware was a great product, but its learning curve was extremely difficult and user friendliness was debatable. Programming Skills need not apply. The products are designed for people who have limited to no real technical skills, such as programming skills or writing HTML, javascript, etc. We are user friendly. Very easy to use. Simple, easy to use.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

Macromedia Authorware and similar products. While some could argue that Authorware was a RCAT, I disagree. WYSIWYG/HTML/Javascript/maybe CSS options as well, perhaps even additional programming languages you can incorporate, a full package of capabilities inc. programming languages like CSS and can create and manipulate in that language. As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit.

Do You Have the Skills to Succeed?

Rapid eLearning

Someone did the instructional design, someone else worked on graphics, and then we had a programmer who built the courses in Authorware or some other application. If you’re looking for formal education on instructional design, we started to compile a list of degree and certificate programs in the elearning community. In a recent post, I shared my recent webinar with the E-Learning Guild and some of the conversation we had around rapid elearning.

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

Learning Visions

Got accepted to a Masters program for secondary ed, but deferred. I learned Toolbook and Authorware on my own while in the program. I was one of the few in my program that had media production, programming, graphics design, and web skills. One of my peers who had TONS more technical skills than I had left the program to DO stuff. Making much of what is taught in ISD programs today unnecessary. Actually they have become more like history programs.

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. And Programming DevLearn08 was an amazing experience as well. MMVIII (2008) started off visual and mobile to be sure.

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. The good news for you just getting started is that you can get this level of quality with no programming skills and you can build something very similar to the course above in just minutes. 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.

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.