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.

eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos

Upside Learning

With increasing bandwidths and better compression techniques available, use of videos in Flash platform based eLearning courses is on the rise. The embedded videos are played back from within SWF, so you can create your own components to control the video playback. Related posts: HTML 5 and eLearning Development How Can Adobe BrowserLab Help in eLearning Development? eLearning Development: What’s new in Flash CS4?

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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. Overall FlashCS4 does look like a great improvement and would help eLearning developers immensely in improving the quality and efficiency of development. Tags: eLearning Development Authoring Development eLearning Flash Adobe’s CS4 suite is the second major release since Adobe acquired Macromedia.

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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. We’ve been experiementing with Swiffy for a few hours now and it seems to do quite a decent job of converting SWF files.

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. For example, a feature that lets users “import” existing PowerPoint presentations into the authoring tool is different from authoring and publishing eLearning content from within PowerPoint (using a plug-in toolbar). Here are some features that eLearning professionals generally expect from authoring tools –.

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. In other words, it’s an effort to make the Flash platform a de-facto development & delivery standard for the entire gamut of devices. The most important one is Adobe removing restrictions on SWF and FLV/F4V specifications.

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Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I often hear from Captivate developers who are required to output smaller and smaller SWFs, while making their lessons more and more interactive. Fortunately, adding interactivity to a lesson does not negatively impact the size of the published SWF. Rather, imported assets such as audio, video and images are the main culprits behind SWF bloat. There are some things that you can do while working in Captivate that may lower the size of the published SWF.

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.   When it comes to output, both Captivate and Storyline can publish SWF and HTML5 content.

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. The war between Adobe and Apple just got hotter.

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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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Developing An eLearning Player?

Upside Learning

An eLearning player is a building block for more conventional [one with back and next for navigation buttons] eLearning courses. What’s an eLearning player? This post is based on our experience with development of Flash based eLearning players over the years. The considerations mentioned here would, however be applicable to any other (development technologies) eLearning player too. swf, *.flv, based eLearning player are –.

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Taking Legacy Flash eLearning to HTML5

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Many eLearning developers didn't panic because the end of Flash simply meant that, while the Flash output would continue to work, it would likely be blocked on more and more systems. Given that development, Captivate developers began scrambling to ensure their legacy projects continued to work. Adobe's Allen Partridge wrote an awesome article back in April 2020 titled " Migrating Legacy Flash eLearning Content to HTML5." Partridge's article

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.

Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player?

Upside Learning

Primarily, it reads the binary SWF file and renders its animation and audio content to standard web compliant format. It runs entirely in the browser, reads in SWF binaries, unzips them (in native JS), extracts images and embedded audio and turns them in to base64 encoded data:uris, then stitches the vector graphics back together as animated SVG. Apple’s blocking Flash has actually pushed the developers to innovate and essentially develop the Flash player in HTML5 and JavaScript.

How to Speak Like an eLearning Pro

OpenSesame

With the increasing shift to elearning, new people have the “jargon experience” each day. All we have to do is to convert all the media to.flv so it can be embedded in the SWF, then publish the SCORM package to the LMS.”. I''ve listed commonly used elearning terminologies rewritten in plain English to make sure everybody understands everybody - from veteran elearning developers to new hires.

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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.

eLearning: It's Time for Some Reflection

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Since I use Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate for my eLearning development, publishing projects as HTML5 would have taken care of his requirement. At that point, it would be a simple matter of adding hotspots and text to the backgrounds to create interactive eLearning. and then publish as SWF, HTML5, or both. If you'd like to learn more about eLearning, come hang out in my next  eLearning basics mini course.

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How to Reduce Flash-to-HTML5 Conversion Costs

42 Design Square

Note that the SWF published files won’t be of much reuse when repurposing. 3) REUSING THE AUDIO: Audio recording costs are a significant part of elearning development costs. Flash to HTML5 Elearning: Costs vs. Benefits. How much do you have to spend to convert your flash-based courses converted to HTML5? The answer depends on your existing courseware and what you expect your HTML5 courseware to do.

eLearning Suite Workflow eSeminar

Adobe Captivate

In last week’s eSeminar we focused on the eLearning Suite Workflows. It was all about Karen, a typical eLearning Professional, as we Walked through the general workflows. Understanding the Adobe eLearning Suite Workflow. Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will present a one hour online e-Seminar for intermediate users of Adobe Captivate and / or Adobe eLearning Suite. Below is a SWF of the slides I used in the session.

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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. Presenter , eLearning , Captivate , Connect.

How to cope with Autoplay turned off?

Adobe Captivate

Reason is that the most recent version of Chrome decided to ban Auoplay from all ‘websites’, which means also from eLearning courses running in a web browser. Focus of any eLearning developer is to offer the learner an engaging, well-designed course, The default look of a published HTML course (responsive or not) with Autoplay turned off is not so nice: blank screen (eventually on a background color matching the later colors of the course) with a default black Play button.

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10 Random ELearning Facts You Should Know

LearnDash

One thing that I have come to realize in my years as a learning & collaboration consultant is that elearning is fun, effective, and a great industry to take part in. As such, I thought I would give back a little and share some elearning facts and statistics that you may not know (or perhaps just need to be reminded). Below is a list of X elearning facts, and tips, to stimulate your brain – enjoy! 10 ELearning Facts. elearning

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

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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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.

Create Engaging E-Learning Courses You Can Be Proud Of - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. So I figured I’d boil down the different ways to engage learners and see how we can use them to make our elearning courses better. To keep things simple, there are basically two ways we engage our learners with elearning course content. Both types of engagement have their places in your elearning courses. Active elearning courses are decision-based. In a similar sense, the elearning course is like the information online.