State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

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– This means that multiple people can work at the same time on the same course and same page – it is really an awesome feature, especially with SaaS authoring tools. Objects, Triggers, Conditions, Layers and more – For authoring folks who either have the skill set, or have hit the top of their product and want to push forward – more authoring tools are embracing those feature sets. It should exist in every authoring tool. . . .

Docebo vs Moodle: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

A cloud-based eLearning platform that educational institutes, as well as businesses, can leverage to offer training programs to their customers, partners, and employees. Users can upload and share training materials such as PDF, PPT, Tin Can, Video, and SCORM files. Introduction.

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Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

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There are 124 authoring tools in my latest directory, of which 30 are SaaS or a combination of desktop and SaaS – which really what is the point of that? Even though more tools are adding the features of collaborative and peer review (more on that in a sec) they are still heavy geared towards a desktop solution. You work online via the servers of your vendor. While there are SaaS tools that do not yet offer this feature, it will change.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. While the assumption would be that all the products are alike, or that fee based tools are superior to their free counterparts, nothing could be farther than the truth. Once you did though, you could do quite a lot with the tool. PPT or Word to Flash and the end user can add a TOC, some assessments, audio, video, even additional flash learning objects and attachments.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

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Innovation abounded and the push to focus on the “PPT to Flash&# angle continued to shine. You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs. iTunes, iTunes University, Facebook, MySpace, CD, web server & more.

Benefits of Having a 3rd Party Authoring Tool

Inquisiq

In our last post we covered the basics to selecting and finding the right Authoring Tool for you and your organization’s training development. Why is it beneficial to have a tool outside of your LMS as opposed to having one within the LMS? We are going to provide some “food for thought” on why having an Authoring Tool outside of your LMS could be the smartest thing you do for your present and long range eLearning success. #1: Happy eLearning!

Learning Management System – LMS

Ed App

The two main components are the server and the user interface. Think of the server as the computer hardware which allows the system to run. While taking a break between tune-ups, your garage mechanics can watch a short video on their phones about a new diagnostic tool.

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Break it down! (No it’s not Hammer Time! Yet)

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Authoring Tools. Do I need an authoring tool if I have a LMS? Do I need to get an authoring tool that is SCORM or can it just be proprietary? If your goal is just to post the course on a server and let people access it, just for the sake of learning and you don’t care about tracking of any sort – then no, you do not need any compliance standard. Yeah, you can upload word docs, PPT, etc. During the past 14.5

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Latest E-Learning Insight and News

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Systems that are only available as hosted on your own servers are starting to significantly decline. Equally of interest, are the increase in open source systems that offer for a fee, hosting on their own servers, rather than on yours. Now some of these systems will offer hosted on your own servers – if you demand it – but their goal is to have it “in the cloud” What about Extended Enterprise or academia/education?

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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

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Since November, I have been working on a big project for a brand-name institution: 29 self-paced eLearning courses. The client IT team downloads all the files and puts it on their servers and the thing is live. This is the harsh reality of eLearning in the trenches. Havent found a better, more flexible tool yet. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!