Top Tools for Developing Simulation Based E-learning Courses – Part 2

CommLab India

In this blog, we’ll take a look at some more Authoring tools that will help you to build effective and efficient software courses, offering learners the opportunity to practice in a low-risk environment. ToolBook Instructor .

Mars Colony 01: A Journey Into JavaScript and Gamification

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 2019 incorporates a rich variety of accessible features and functions that allow developers to produce effective eLearning courses. Back in the day, this was basically how we set up OpenScript within the Toolbook object hierarchy.

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Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?

eLearning Cyclops

Over the years, I have used ToolBook, Trainersoft, and even Dreamweaver with Coursebuilder. I will note that I will keep Captivate in my toolbox , as it is more effective for developing software/application simulations than building them from scratch in Flash. Back when I first started developing e-learning courses, I used Macromedia's Authorware. For more interactive elements, I used Flash and imported the SWFs into Authorware.

A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training


ith Windows based PCs dominating the workplace, the cofounder of Microsoft Paul Allen launched an authoring tool business called Asymetrix with their flagship product Toolbook. Both of which are already well established as effective learning solutions in corporate training.

mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware

mLearning Trends

The learning experience may feel “smaller” and more intimate, but the ability to package, deliver and track compelling content designed with effective pedagogical structure is truly coming of age when the proper tools, devices and methods are applied to mlearning.

Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM

Tony Karrer

This does not appear to be a new posting, but one that I recently found for the ToolBook community, but it is relevant for all. And - Suresh Susarla, the Business Analyst in the Workforce ADL Co-Lab at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee, asks important questions to determine whether you need SCORM: Do you need to control learner access to courseware, track learner progress, or monitor the effectiveness of your e-learning content?

Confused of Brighton

Clive on Learning

The next generation of authoring tools included a handful of really serious players, notably Authorware (now with Adobe) and Toolbook (now with SumTotal), both still going although not so strongly. Two situations recently have got me thinking about e-learning authoring tools. Firstly, I've been doing some more work on the script for The 30-minute masters which, if you remember, aims to teach the essentials of instructional design to subject matter experts in no more than 30 minutes.

List of e-Learning Job Descriptions

Vignettes Learning

Good organization skills, time management, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks are all prerequisites of an effective project manager. In addition to managing the daily chores of the group, an effective (and successful) project manager needs to create a collaborative culture that's free from hidden agendas, dominance in one area of expertise, and infighting. _ Flash, Toolbook, Rapid Intake, Captivate, Articulate, etc.),