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. Authoring tools are always changing – some for the better, others for the worst. Vendors can move up, down or out of the rankings – after all it is on-going. Listings can always be found on a new page called “rankings” which will appear in one month – thus eliminating the need to do a search (if applicable).

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

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The magic 8 ball is a fun item to use. Have you ever opened up a fortune cookie and said to yourself, “How did it know that about me?” From an interaction (listed as interactivity) to a feature within the product. Because the industry as a whole is a lemming, I expect more vendors to come on board. I do believe that HTML5 output will continue to grow as an authoring tool feature. Each can be customized – to a degree.

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Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

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I readily admit that I was unsure what to expect. I knew that its core audience would be instructional designers and e-learning developers. . 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. . For e-learning developers and instructional designers, they were aghast and in shock.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). Yeah, I know we have just jumped into January, but in a review of the past several months, authoring tools continue to follow a similar path amongst themselves with certain feature sets. However, where you would expect some to move towards – they haven’t, which is disappointing on multiple tiers.

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

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Two weeks ago I got the wonderful opportunity to speak in OZ, specifically Melbourne, Australia. What I found was an extensive group of people hungry for anything e-learning. They were hungry to know more information. Hungry to learn as much as they could and hungry to see what was in the space. My sense of it all, was that regardless of the location the buzz is all e-learning. I wasn’t surprised on the e-learning excitement.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

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What always stuns me are vendors who state they know what their learners want, but in reality have no clue, because they themselves do not see the technology and its usage among the masses. Your end users make up that mass, and a statement I hear often is that people aren’t staying in the systems to fully benefit from it. E-Mail. The growing number of businesses leaving Microsoft Outlook to Internet e-mail is amazing. It is time to remove the blinders.

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Being Thankful: E-Learning Thoughts

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A time to get together, relax and over gorge on food – whatever it might be. You watch a couple of football games, normally including the lousy Lions (not this year, though) and grumble to yourself whether you should eat that last piece of pumpkin pie or not (I always eat it). It is also a time to be thankful. Thus, it makes only sense to present my list of “thanks” from an e-learning perspective. No registration to view.