Things to Consider Before Investing in eLearning Development Tools

Hurix Digital

However, these savings come at an initial cost – the cost of investing in an eLearning development tool , which is used to develop and implement these online courses; and train staff in course creation and administration. These eLearning development tools make course creation and implementation efficient and user-friendly. Accordingly, you can make an informed choice while selecting an appropriate eLearning development tool for your online courses.

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. For many tools, the answers are as expected. Again, the fact surfaces that not all tools are perfect but each tends to be targeted for specific use cases. While some try doing freeform authoring through a template-based authoring tool.

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eLearning Development: What’s new in Flash CS4?

Upside Learning

Flash CS4 allows us to finally publish SWF files for Flash Player 10 - the latest version of Flash Player. Deco and Spray Tools - The Deco tool could be used to quickly create kaleidoscope-like effects and to apply fills. The Spray Brush tool can be used to spray symbols across any user-defined areas. 3D Transformation - With the new 3D translation and rotation tools, 2D objects can be animated through 3D space, allowing animation along the x, y, and z axes.

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Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

Previously when I discussed freeform and template-based rapid content authoring tools, I kept software simulation tools aside. The main reason was that such simulation tools are not always used for developing just any type of learning but focused on training content creation for a specific software application or system. The software simulation in turn, can be divided into screen capturing tools and interactive simulation development tools.

Flash to HTML5 – Swiffy From Google

Upside Learning

This has come just in time for mLearning implementers; there is a new tool out in Google Labs called Swiffy that let’s one convert flash animation (swf files) to a device independent HTML5. This also helps us poor elearning developers circumvent the continuous war between Adobe and Apple over flash technology, and allow delivery across devices/platforms. Incidentally, Adobe had worked on just such a tool called Wallaby.

The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

Upside Learning

Adobe wants to latch onto the developer group that’s comfortable with Flash, yet wants their services and content to run across platforms – this by making its runtime consistent across all devices and encourage developers to design accordingly. Obviously, using Flash platform tools offered by Adobe. In other words, it’s an effort to make the Flash platform a de-facto development & delivery standard for the entire gamut of devices.

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Articulate Storyline vs. Adobe Captivate

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

A recent LinkedIn post asked eLearning developers: which tool is best: Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline? As However, PowerPoint, Storyline and Captivate are robust development tools and if you aren't trained, you'll quickly find yourself doing the "hunt and peck" shuffle as you learn on-the-fly. People want to know the inherent strengths and weaknesses of each tool.

Apple Vs Adobe: Impact On Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

Apple has revised the Developer Program License Agreement to ban the use of cross compiler tools like Unity3d, Appcelerator’s Titanium, Adobe’s Flash CS5 etc. for developing iPhone and iPad applications. As per the new agreement developers can use only C, C++, Objective-C, and JavaScript to develop iPad/iPhone apps. This will ease development and provide a consistent experience across multiple devices.

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How to Convert Flash courses to HTML5 Efficiently

42 Design Square

Are you looking for effortless conversion of your flash-based elearning to HTML5? The answer requires you to classify your Flash-based Elearning on criteria of the elearning development tools used to create it in the first place. Flash SWF Course files created Using Bespoke Adobe Flash FLA: Mostly, these cannot be quickly converted to HTML5 elearning. For most parts, they will need to recreated using newer elearning development tools.

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Adobe Captivate 9 Introduction Video Course Now Available on Adobe KnowHow

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Get a Jump-Start On Mastering This Awesome eLearning Development Tool! You'll learn how to publish your eLearning content for the widest possible audience. Learn to publish SWF, HTML5, or both.   Adobe Captivate e-learning eLearningIf you're looking to learn Adobe Captivate. and quickly. this beginner course is for you. During the 6 chapters that make up this course you'll learn how to create a soft-skills lesson from scratch.

Adaptive and Responsive Design for eLearning: Part 2

eFront

A few years ago, when rapid eLearning development tools were in their infancy, the job of eLearning designers was fairly straightforward , and had very little to do with web standards. So what do eLearning designers need to be aware of? There’s a good summary of a range of eLearning authoring tools and the extent to which they support HTML5 on the eLearning Industry website. eLearning instructional design

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. As an example, I can see that eLearning 2.0 relates closely to the concepts Learning 2.0 , eLearning Tools , Corporate eLearning , Personal Learning , and Enterprise 2.0 ; the Tools Odeo , CollectiveX , Bea Pages , Apache Roller , and Dogear ; and the Companies NexLearn , Awareness Networks , Element K , and Mzinga. Blog Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.com

Future Of Flash Is Open Source

Upside Learning

Adobe, recently announced moving their open-source development to Sourceforge. Looks like a desire to speed up their open-source development around the Flash platform. Adobe has some great development tools like Flash Builder, Flash CS5 which target the runtimes – Flash Player and Adobe AIR. Adobe has released SWF specifications till its version 10. The pace of development, however, is really very slow.

Adobe Presenter 7.0.7 is HERE with ActionScript 3.0 Support

mLearning Revolution

AS3) is here, and this is a free update to anyone who owns Adobe Presenter 7, or any version of our Adobe eLearning Suite. In case you are not familiar with Adobe Presenter, it is a Plug-and-Play Rapid eLearning development tool for Microsoft PowerPoint. Using the Insert SWF button , you can supplement your Presenter projects with software demonstrations and interactive simulations created with Adobe Captivate 5 and 5.5. eLearning

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

At the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose, November 10th, Adobe showed several exciting new features from the next version of Captivate and from the up-coming eLearning Suite. At the Adobe Learning Summit, Adobe demonstrated the next version of Captivate, and also previewed the new Adobe eLearning Suite. Adobe says it’s OK to blog about the next version of Captivate and the up-coming eLearning Suite, so here we go.

Get Creative and Build Better E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

I get to meet quite a few elearning developers and blog readers at the conferences. And the glossary post came as a result of someone asking about different ways to add a glossary to a rapid elearning course. Sally wants to add three videos to her PowerPoint slide and then publish it as a rapid elearning course. Publish the course and go into the data folder and locate the background swf file. I hope these tips help you with your next elearning course.

Review of Snap by Lectora and how it stacks up against Articulate

Unicorn Training

What is itSnap by Lectora is a new rapid eLearning development tool created by Trivantis (creators of Lectora).With With Snap you can write and design an eLearning course within PowerPoint then use Snap to convert it into a Flash based course, ready for deployment on the web, LMS or CD-Rom.Snap actually works as an add-on to PowerPoint and offers very similar functionality to Articulate Studio Pro, but at a fraction of the price.

Selection in Agile Learning Design

Big Dog, Little Dog

The fourth concept of PODSI (Plan, Orientation, Design, Select, & Iterate) is selecting and developing the learning objects that best promotes learning. However, the selection of the learning objects in Agile Learning Design is not really about SCORM or AICC standards, but rather about providing the best learning environment that supports the Agile ethos — "Solutions that promote and speed the development of learning processes over comprehensive documentation.".

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