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Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

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You work online via the servers of your vendor. I had thought that this trend would be dying out, but it is amazing at the number of vendors who are entering the space and still focused on the desktop approach. With the ever growing telecomm or working remote approach (and I am even talking about FT employees), globalization and the push to in the “cloud&# , it makes strong business sense to follow suit. They output only to HTML5. Vendors to Watch.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game. 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. Flash output – still red hot. The latter is slowly gaining speed, which is an advantage to LMS vendors who have a CAT in their own product – which is SCORM,PENS/IMS compliant.

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Articulate, Captivate and Lectora – Do they deserve your praise?

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I’ve always found this product to be the top of the line for PowerPoint to Flash course builds. The two biggest negatives IMO, is that it just isn’t robust enough for e-learning developers and its whole focus on PPT into converting to a course doesn’t help. HTML5 output, publish to the iPad and text to speech functionality. Screen capture – more and more vendors are adding it.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

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Innovation abounded and the push to focus on the “PPT to Flash&# angle continued to shine. You get the Flash code – YES – you get the code, which you can do whatever you want with it. While you can continue with their product, you are not tied to them, and thus you can use the Flash code for whatever or whomever, best of all, for those who create courses for clients – and clients who want the code (for whatever purpose) – you can give it to them.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

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Feature sets – they have to be more than PPT to Flash or add an audio clip and video clip to the course. When you see many of these awards from organizations – the general mass of them (but not all of them) require the vendor/company to submit an application for whatever category or categories. There is never any pay for play here – even my vendor clients are aware that they may not win best of the best. It doesn’t output to HTML5, though. #8

ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

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That said, there were some hiccups and from an entire vendor wise (expo here) angle, some unique and some, uh. This year, I estimated a 55/60% e-learning, including some ILT vendors offering some type of e-learning component. . In all the years I have attended and have known about ATD (formally ASTD), this year is by far the most in terms of e-learning vendors, especially those in the LMS space. Vendor Time – Vendor Time. Vendors of Intrigue.