Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

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elearning maker - another product form e-doceo; screenwriting, storyboards, media inserts, selection and moving of elements plus more; a beginner could use some of the features, but a developer has some additional capabilities and flexibilities. That their products are meeting the demand.

And the LMS selection winner is…

eLearning Development

After over a year of looking and talking with several LMS vendors, I finally chose an LMS - ClickCourse from Rapid Intake. I wanted something that could track courses reliably, integrate with our existing customer extranet, generate basic reports, and be relatively easy to use. There are well over 100 LMS products on the market and they all do mostly the same thing - track training. Another primary factor was the company and their customer service.

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

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What I like about conferences is the ability to see the latest products and hear the pitches from the vendors. Demonstrations are crucial, whether it is a 30 minute one, with an audience or one on one, with a potential customer. Regardless, you need to have your product out and showing. Demonstrations or Live Product – The majority show you the actual product and let you test drive it. their own sales folks) and type of product they are pitching.

eLearning Flash Game Template Bundle

eLearning Brothers

Made to work within most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, PowerPoint and more). Tutorials: We have an entire website dedicated for tutorials to assist you in customizing these templates.

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Amazing eLearning Flash Template Bundle

eLearning Brothers

Made to work within most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, PowerPoint and more). Tutorials: We have an entire website dedicated for tutorials to assist you in customizing this template. Now only $750.

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eLearning Mega Flash and PPT Temple Bundle

eLearning Brothers

Made to work within most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, PowerPoint and more). Tutorials: We have an entire website dedicated for tutorials to assist you in customizing these templates.

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New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

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best products that work under water (summer time) and from the e-learning prospective – the best authoring tools. However,with the added mobile piece, creation of professional videos, relay capability with various products including VLPs, it makes sense. #9 Everyone loves lists.

One prediction already on target

Clive on Learning

One of these was: "We'll see more online rapid e-learning authoring environments come on the market, perhaps even open source." " I was either inspired or lucky (you choose) because since then a beta of RapideL-i was announced and then earlier this week I was treated to a sneak preview of a new tool called Unison from Rapid Intake , the makers of Flashform. On January 3rd I laid out my e-learning predictions for 2008.

New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20

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20 eLab - The user interface is intriguing and enables anyone to build a course, without having the typical “ooh that looks so lame” with some rapid content authoring tools. 19 Zenler Studio - I liked this product last year (2012) and I still find it quite favorable.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

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Themes and customized templates- Many have it including the ability to do a custom skin of your own colors and branding. The downside for customers? Rapid Intake (now Litmos Author) had this ability more than four years ago. Every product can do it.

ASTD TechKnowledge 2013, Day 2

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The product comes in two flavors – a simple and a more robust. Comes with App store and gadget store , where you can download and install into your product – the apps are like objects created by them and others, and gadgets are widget like things – them and end users; oh the majority are free, but if as an end user created one and wanted to sell it – you could. SSO for Google and Salesforce.com (you have to have the product).

DevLearn Day 1

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Excluding the obvious authoring tools and some LMS vendors, I found these themes with numerous vendors attending the expo: Remediation – as in our product increases retention better than a LMS. Gamification, badges – as in our product has the big “G” Mobile, including apps – mobile apps who wants one? There seems to be a lot of vendors at DevLearn (and I saw it at ICE too) whose product is the anti-LMS. The product is not yet available.

Holiday Giveaway from E-Learning 24/7

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Many of us, see e-learning vendors who put $$$ ahead of their customers. Rapid Intake -100 seats, one year license for ClickCourse SCORM LMS (one winner will be selected, and you must work at a company, firm, organization, etc. Wondershare - One license to their new Quiz Creator product. They see us a data point to place in their bottom line. The holidays means nothing. No thank you. No, we appreciate you. No, we care about you.

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

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The challenge though is that there are customers who have no desire and zero interest to use or have a TM in their system. Even if it is integrated at no additional charge, there are customers who will never use it. Continued increase in the number of vendors, regardless of size or target customer size (i.e Expect to see an increase in systems adding compensation, other workforce mgt features and benefits to their products.

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E-Learning Takeaways

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Speaking of holding in a pattern, here is a list of vendors – SaaS and desktop who output to HTML5 (please note: that this does not include authoring tool vendors whose product can be seen on a tablet, including the iPad – which is achieved thorough a web browser). Callidus Cloud – Rapid Intake Authoring Suite. Kookabura Studios – but you need their AppCobra product. LMS vendor allows you to set your own cost for courses, content, products, etc.

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 improved their customer service significantly including adding extensive multilingual support for their web site, products. Free widgets, plug-ins and apps for customers to use with their product(s).

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

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So, how about this for a twist: Increase in Revenue, boost in numbers but for some vendors, the gain is in actuality a negative because their current and potential new customers suffer. Unhappy current customers. I am seeing many vendors whose products were built for SMB (and more aligned on the lower side of mid size companies) who are now pushing into the mid/upper mid to large size customer band. The product suffers from lots of bugs after the last update.

TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

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This was my third TK in a row to attend, and as usual it contained some WOW on the part of some products, some “huh” on others and even a few “boos” Overall Expo Analysis. More vendors showing off their products then in the past – still a couple believe that a poster board will do the trick. Significant increase in custom development shops – the most I have seen ever at TK12. Product Time. Yowsa Product.

Holiday Giveaway from E-Learning 24/7

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Many e-learning vendors put $$$ ahead of their customers. Rapid Intake -100 seats, one year license for ClickCourse SCORM LMS (one winner will be selected, and you must work at a company, firm, organization, etc. Wondershare - One license to their new Quiz Creator product. They see us a data point to place in their bottom line. It’s a shame. It’s even a bigger shame, during this holiday season, when times are tough for everyone.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

The acceptance of mobile learning within the business community probably won’t happen with much fanfare, it will just happen and be accepted as a “norm” wherein the market no longer asks “should we offer learning to our employees (or partners or customers) via mobile device?”

Award for all awards

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They are great to announce to your fellow competitors, general public and potential customers. I recall that I gave out awards to “Rapid Content Authoring Tools” and “LMSs” One category had multiple winners. RCAT Product of the Year: SCORM Cloud. Open Source Product of the Year (i.e. Innovators of the Year: Rapid Intake, Scate Technologies, Inquisiq. LMSs – Products of the Year. Everyone likes to win awards.

Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

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I suspected that the expo would feature a large quantity of rapid content authoring tools. From products that ranged from the latest versions of RCATs to new vendors in the space, including text to speech. . Not so much, from what I saw – some of the tools were underwhelming (granted some were quite impressive), but rather how the vendors themselves perceived where the market is going and what customers want in their authoring tools. FT’s Aura product.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

2011 proved to be another year more focused on the pilot project rather than the production deployment for enterprise mobile learning solutions. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions?

How to Buy a LMS

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RCAT – Rapid Content Authoring Tool. This is a product where you build e-learning courses. It is called rapid because you can build quickly without any real tech skill sets. Common brands under RCAT – Articulate, Lectora, Captivate, Rapid Intake, dominKnow Claro. offline, without an internet connection and then when they have a net connection all instances (data) is communicated back to the LMS or other SaaS product.

What Tools Should We Learn?

NuggetHead

If the need is not that often, it’s easy to hire out the voice recordings or the video production. Whether you ever record your own voice scripts or get into the mechanics of video production, it serves best knowing the tools your ‘vendors’ are using.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

The road ahead : I am presently developing detailed role descriptions, community guidelines, role assessment tools, and the identification of appropriate learning products and offerings. So, the question arises as to what barriers need to be overcome if L&D departments are to optimise their operations, increase the value they add to workforce performance and productivity, and remain relevant? in the custom eLearning development would be essential.

List of e-Learning Job Descriptions

Vignettes Learning

He or she is responsible to the sponsor/client for the quality of the finished product. · Proficiency using scheduling, productivity, and communication tools including GANNT charts, spreadsheets, and conferencing technologies. · Good leadership and persuasion skills Other short descriptions The Project Manager suupervises the overall e-learning process, including: design, production, delivery, evaluation, budgeting, staffing, and scheduling.