A guide to HTML5 elearning authoring tools

Elucidat

You’ve probably heard: Flash is dead! In its wake, HTML5 authoring has become the industry standard for L&D teams looking to produce modern, interactive and multi-device elearning. With the range of HTML5 authoring tools available on the market, how do you decide which one is right for your team? We take a look at 8 popular tools and suggest some questions to consider when doing your research. First off, what exactly is HTML5 authoring?

Top 10 authoring tool in 2020 delivering engaging digital learning content

Paradiso

Authoring tools refer to web-based e-learning and are designed for particular styles of learning, file formats, delivery platforms, production workflows and eLearning standards. One of the important factors while choosing the best authoring tool is durability.

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Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison of 7 Major Authoring Tools

gomo learning

The eLearning Authoring Tool market is varied, with a potentially confusing range of options. Unfortunately, no one tool will do everything—so it helps to break down which authoring tools best fit which use-cases. What Are You Looking for in an Authoring Tool? Before diving into our full eLearning authoring tool comparison, it’s critical to map out your needs to determine the features that are most relevant to you and your organization.

7 Tips to Choose the Best Rapid Authoring Tool to Convert Legacy E-learning Courses to HTML5

CommLab India

With mobile devices ceasing to support Flash-based training materials, the demand for Flash to HTML5 conversion tools has gone up. So, choosing the right authoring tool will be your best bet to make your courses HTML5 compatible. Choosing the right tool that suits your purpose can be quite challenging. You need to ensure the following in the tool: User Friendly : You need to choose one, which eases your project development effort.

3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of e-learning development software. You could create any animation or visual using this powerful tool. Flash fails to meet this requirement as it is incompatible with most of these mobile devices and modern browsers. Another disadvantage of Flash is that it takes a long time (several weeks and even months) to develop online courses. As of 2014, over 48% of the companies use rapid authoring tools.

3 Popular Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools – When to Use What

CommLab India

Do you know which authoring tool is the best option for your training requirement? The use of e-learning authoring tools depends on the training need, complexity of the course, delivery platform – online or on mobiles – timelines, budget, and other factors. With a host of e-learning authoring tools available, choosing the apt authoring tool for your business requirement is not an easy task. It is the most user-friendly e-learning authoring tool.

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

What is the best rapid authoring tool in the market? How do we choose the right tool that will provide the maximum return on our investment? Well, the answer to these questions is that the choice of a rapid authoring tool is based on your training development needs. Different companies use different parameters to evaluate the tools. The eLearning Guild had come up with a report 1 that lists the most desired features in rapid e-learning courseware authoring software.

Updated Comparison of E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

With the release of Studio ’13 a few weeks ago, I thought it would be a good time to update my authoring tool comparison grid. As always, this grid reflects MY OPINION of working with each of these tools. If you’d like a more scientific approach to authoring tools, check out the eLearning Guild’s recent authoring tools survey report (you must be a member to view) or register for their free webinar about the report (where I will be a panelist).

Storyline, Captivate, Lectora – An Evaluation Checklist of 3 Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

Choosing a rapid e-learning authoring tool that suits your training needs completely can be quite a challenging task. You need to consider various aspects such as cost, built-in features, flexibility of the tool, and the output it gives. This blog intends to make it easy for you and help pick the right tool quickly. The eLearning Guild has come out with a report that lists the most desired features in rapid e-learning authoring software. Can publish to Flash.

Control the Geek and use Wisely

Learning Developments

We can't jump on the first release of Flash 10 or ActionScript 3 to take advantage of the new features and leave or users behind who require minimum support for Flash 8. Just because Articulate is easy to use and creates cool eLearning projects, doesn't mean we should use it to do a true to life software simulation. You'll want a tool that can produce HTML5 code. Creating a software simulation?

Control the Geek and use Wisely

Learning Developments

We can't jump on the first release of Flash 10 or ActionScript 3 to take advantage of the new features and leave or users behind who require minimum support for Flash 8. Just because Articulate is easy to use and creates cool eLearning projects, doesn't mean we should use it to do a true to life software simulation. You'll want a tool that can produce HTML5 code. Creating a software simulation?

7 reasons why the new Articulate Storyline is a Game-Changer for eLearning

mLearning Revolution

I have been a fan of Articulate for a long time even as I worked for Adobe on the Captivate and eLearning Suite products. In a blog post entitled 5 Reasons why you should join the Articulate Community if you are in eLearning I wrote that in reviewing Articulate’s apps, I would have to say the community would have to be the killer feature because it was unmatched in the eLearning Industry. One-stop shop for eLearning Assets. HTML5, Flash and Mobile Learning.

eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course ? Part 3.

eLearning Cyclops

eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Free eLearning. Of the questions asked of me during DemoFest, I think most were regarding development tools. In regards to development tools used, the course is truly a Frankencourse , a term I believed coined by David Anderson ( @eLearning ). So here are the development tools I used for this project. Adobe Flash - The initial interface was built in Flash.

Interactivity in Software Tutorials?

Adobe Captivate

Whenever a comparison of eLearning authoring tools is published, Captivate still is considered to be the best tool for creation of software tutorials. Too bad that most authors seem to forget that meanwhile it has become to most versatile authoring tool, and is probably more used for its other features (compliance training, scenario training to mention only a few). Workflow 3: Software simulations. The post Interactivity in Software Tutorials?

Questions about Instructional Design Careers

Experiencing eLearning

I don’t find developing software simulations to be particularly rewarding, for example, because there often isn’t a ton of creativity. Those tools are generally underutilized though. A: I wouldn’t learn Flash right now. The learning curve is too steep, and within a few years I think most work will be in HTML5. Most Flash e-learning now is done with rapid tools anyway.

A Step by Step Guide to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to E-learning

CommLab India

So, you must identify how you want a particular subject to be taught in the e-learning course – using online scenarios, utilizing a virtual guide (an avatar), or letting learners explore a simulated environment. For example, if your learners are not comfortable using computers, you can go with a passive level of interactivity (page turner courses with no interactivities whatsoever), and if they are tech-savvy, you can go with complex or real-time interactions such as simulations.

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5 Questions Before Making Your Courses Mobile Friendly

Cinecraft

The courses she will need to review are: Forklift Safety: forklift operation safety procedures course Payroll Basics: payroll software simulation course Sales Techniques: product line sales course Management 101: blended learning leadership course. The payroll software covered in Sara’s course is only accessible on a desktop or laptop computer. Does The Original Development Tool Allow You To Publish To HTML5?

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Too Little Time to Develop E-learning? Go for Rapid Development!

CommLab India

Projects that require extensive simulations, or any end-to-end e-learning development for that matter, usually take time. When they have a real and immediate training challenge to be addressed, most of them opt for rapid development tools. Apart from having a less turnaround time, rapid development is about using smart, sophisticated tools/software to craft e-learning courses swiftly, without compromising on quality. Learning Technology Rapid Elearning Development

10 Things I Love about Screenr.com

mLearning Revolution

One Acrobat.com service I thought about was having a light-weight version of Adobe Captivate as part of Acrobat.com that would enable customers to do simple screen recordings or even software simulations, that could be shared and posted everywhere, on YouTube for example, or even right on Acrobat.com somehow. I love this feature too because it allows eLearning professionals, Technical Communicators and anyone else to embed their videos in their projects. eLearning featured

5 Ways to Kickstart Your E-learning Career

Rapid eLearning

Software Training. Most organizations do some sort of software training. Show your skills with screencasts and software simulations. Learn to Use E-Learning Software. Your success hinges less on your academic credentials and more on demonstrable skills and fluency with e-learning software. There’s a lot of e-learning software out there. HTML5 : the world of Flash is withering away. What do you need to know about HTML5?

The Next Generation of E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Rapid elearning played a role in the evolution of elearning mostly because it took course creation out of the hands of a few programmers and placed it into the hands of anyone who wanted to create a course. I see this as the democratization of elearning. And it runs parallel to how digital media’s empowered people all over the world to create and deliver content using a host of online tools and social media applications. First, you record your software demo.

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