New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

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Features include: branching, assessment tool, convert slide notes to computer-generated audio via text-to-speech converter (11 voices/accents according to Brainshark), skinned, send links to access courses via social media, output to MP4, certificates and SCORM. Lectora on the list?

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

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It is tough to stay on top of all the great stuff being offered out there, but the blogs and social media certainly help. Cloud Blogging Social Media Twitter Google e-Learning Cloud ComputingApril's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help.

Top 11 to 20 Authoring Tools for 2013

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20 Lectora Inspire. where Lectora is based). Another wonderful authoring tool that adds the “social learning” component to it. Courselab Pro version.

Being Thankful: E-Learning Thoughts

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Vendors who added innovative features including text to speech (way to go SoftChalk), to true HTML5 support (Claro, Cm-Studio, Rapid Intake, Toolbook and sort of HTML5 output – Lectora) to image editors, SDK kits, gaming sims and Sony PSP devices. Vendors who added robust feature sets in their LMSs – including ebook publishing, social media functionality beyond the same ol same, online/offline synch, podcasting, 3D worlds. Here in the states, it is nearly Thanksgiving.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

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It has blown past social learning, and continues to roll. Courselab – The best free open source product on the market. Most people assume that Articulate, Lectora and Captivate are the best tools out there, that is no longer the case. As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing. For the most part, that is a great thing, but as you are about to read, some are not.