Rapid (Collaborative) Authoring Tools for developers/SMEs in multiple locations

Janet Clarey

I’ve been slicing and dicing our Authoring Tool KnowledgeBase and doing some online research in response to a question about collaborative rapid authoring tools that developers in multiple locations can use. Collaborative across locations = Server-based authoring environment that one or more content developers access simultaneously using their browser for collaborative authoring. Collaborative Rapid Authoring Tools: AuthoLearn (TrainVision Ltd.).

MyUdutu: One of those best kept secrets in e-learning authoring tools

Janet Clarey

Recently, I’ve been exploring collaborative web-based options for a report I’m writing and was reintroduced to MyUdutu (from Udutu). I spent an hour or so with Roger from Udutu looking at their authoring tool and have to say I’m really kind of blown away as to its capabilities. Ability to save your courses so you don’t freak out about losing courses that exist on a server other than your own. Can also be installed on your server.

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A few of my favorite things

Web Tools for Learners

UDUTU - coolest online course development tool I’ve seen. Amazon Cloud - create a server and manage applications virtually. Bitnami - download custom server stacks to manage your open source application. Elluminate - online collaboration. Like most people who develop and manage training for a living, especially at small to medium sized companies and non profits, I have learned to do a lot of work using free and open source software tools.

Desktop and Cloud-Based Authoring Tools: A Clash of the Titans

CommLab India

Cloud-Based Authoring Tools (Hosted on an external server and accessed via the internet). Collaborative Authoring. Cloud-based authoring tools, like Claro and Udutu, have lower learning curves, thereby allowing new users to work on content creation instantly. But the truth is, cloud-based storage is more difficult to hack than a physical server or desktop computer.