Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based

Upside Learning

While working on rapid authored courses (courses authored using rapid authoring tools), I often encounter the decision point of whether to use freeform rapid authoring tools or the traditional template-based tools. To focus more on rapidly authored eLearning content, I am excluding the screen recording tools which are mainly used for software simulation type of courses. First, let’s look at template-based tools. These are typically WYSIWYG kind of tools.

20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

The Adobe Captivate software helps you create a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML content. GarageBand gives you all the tools you need to write, play, mix, and export your own song quickly and efficiently. An easy to use audio recording tool allows the user to upload a file from a prerecorded file. Camtasia costs more at $299, but is one of the best screen capturing tools for Windows or Mac. Survey Monkey is the world’s most popular online survey tool.

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10 (Free!) eLearning Graphic Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

We’ve created a list of 10 FREE eLearning graphic tools to help you build your next online course. Microsoft Office : Find a great selection of free PPT templates that are guaranteed to work with your PowerPoint application. COLOURlovers : Share and choose from tons of colors, palettes, and patterns to spice up your courses. Do you have any favorite graphic design tools? eLearning Tools Adobe Kuler Build Your Course eLearning Resources Fonts PowerPoint

eLearning Guild Authoring & Development Tools Research Report (2008)

Learning Visions

After my session at ISPI earlier this week, someone commented that what would have really been useful is a list of the top 10 authoring tools in the market. During my presentation, I flashed up on the screen a list of the 122+ tools listed in the Brandon Hall database. And of course, the tool needs to fit the purpose, so one tool won’t fit all. I did dig up the eLearning Guild Authoring Tools Research Report (January 2008).

E-Learning Takeaways

eLearning 24-7

Authoring Tools. 11 desktop authoring tools work with Mac OS. 4 desktop authoring tool vendors work with Windows 8. Let’s see Microsoft has only been announcing the coming of Windows 8 for several months, but as usual desktop authoring tools are behind the times. Desktop authoring tool vendors who realized this thing was fast approaching are: Articulate. iSpring Pro but it only converts PPT to HTML5. Epic GoMo Authoring tool. 12-21-2012.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman

Kapp Notes

I also have a MA in Philosophy which has given me the tools to do deep dives into otherwise obscure areas of thinking. And so edCetra was formed based on the notion that ‘custom’ eLearning production can use better models that allow for creative instructional design while reigning in production costs. Most recently we created an open API that allows for external applications to push content directly into our tool that others can now recover and include in their own creations.

Where are open source learning applications?

Tony Karrer

If you look at the slow creep up the application stack of open-source solutions (OS, app server, database, CRM), then its easy to see the pattern. Second, while for my corporate clients I wouldn't recommend any open source solutions today, I'm only avoiding it because it's probably worth the $ savings in the time you would lose dealing with a tool that is not quite as robust. A few early tools exist, but they are in the early adopter stage. Keywords: eLearning Trends

What Are the Benefits of Adopting Enterprise LMS for Corporate Training

ProProfs

Continued reliance on legacy systems is to be blamed for getting less-than-optimal outcomes as outdated training tools and processes are counterproductive. When used in the right way, an LMS serves as a tool that everyone can access and use to help advance towards business goals. LMS is a tool to advance towards business goals through proper training and reporting on employees. Thomas Sealock eLearning | Instructional Design Netcracker Technology.

3 Ways to Make Your E-Learning Course Look Like a Comic Book

Rapid eLearning

And they work well for elearning courses. It’s that type of contrast that can hook your learners who might be bored with the standard-looking corporate elearning. A while back I shared how to be inspired by others and included links to two comic-style elearning courses. To keep it simple we’ll use PowerPoint, but the ideas should work regardless of the tool you use. Here’s an example I shared in this blog post on using Clip Art to create your elearning template.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Masters degree in Instructional Systems Design Process 10 years at Intel working in tools. We don’t typically create the new tools in eLearning – that innovation is happening in other places – e.g., marketing. We bow to the will of the SME… Little room for creativity New technology gives us new tools. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!