Authoring Tool Trends for 2017

eLearning 24-7

The authoring tool industry continues to evolve. I won’t regurgitate everything that appeared and did not for that matter in the authoring tool space as a whole in 2016, but a few have crossed over in a positive light, which is pushing trend. With other tools via API.

Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Its nearly Halloween and with that comes the shocking and fearful excitement or lack thereof of the scariest things on the plane appearing at the movie theaters, in costumes, television and for us, the course authoring tool market. LMSs, authoring tools are still way behind moving to SaaS.

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Award Nominee Reveals His eLearning Authoring Toolkit [Guest Post]

eLearning Weekly

Larry Ober has been nominated as Best eLearning Designer in the Maestro eLearning Awards , dubbed the OSCARS of the eLearning industry. What follows is an interview between Steve and the award’s organizers, Maestro eLearning. How did you get your start with eLearning design? Several years ago we engaged a vendor to create three eLearning modules for a new product launch. As you know, good quality eLearning modules are expensive.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Also, before you read these, you might want to go back and look at predictions in the past and how well I did on those predictions: Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 , 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009. The tools we use in life have leapfrogged over the ones we use at work.

DevLearn 2011 – Notes from One ID Challenge and HTML5 Authoring Tool Review

E-learning Uncovered

We all agreed to take on a design challenge about six weeks before the conference, and show up ready to talk through 1) a design concept that we could present to a client and 2) our process and tools behind the concept. HTML5 Authoring Tool Review.

New Tool: Create Awesome eLearning Interactions Online

eLearning Brothers

Make your eLearning Awesome! Quickly create eLearning Interactions. eLearning Interactions is an online tool that allows you to quickly build interactions that can be downloaded and embedded in whatever eLearning authoring software you use.

There is No "PowerPoint"

eLearning Cyclops

So often I get a call from subject matter experts (SME) and other stakeholders regarding elearning courses asking, "Can''t you just send me the PowerPoint?" However, when people outside of eLearning see the final product they associate it with the closest thing they are familar with in their world, which is PowerPoint. So, here is the deal: Most courses are developed with tools that are not PowerPoint. For example, Captivate, Flash, ToolBook, Storyline, etc. SME Tool

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

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. Toolbook. Once you did though, you could do quite a lot with the tool. assessment tools may or may not exist, attachments, preview windows, limited outputs, maybe audio/video or maybe not.

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).

Articulate, Captivate, Dreamweaver and Lectora Tops in eLearning Authoring Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

I was somewhat surprised that my post: Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction didn't generate more interest. This data shows that the Articulate tools, Adobe Captivate and Dreamweaver and Lectora are near the top for elearning course authoring. While tools such as Toolbook and Authorware are down a bit. You can see the detailed view of the sat numbers here.

What Do We Mean When We Say HTML5?

The Learning Circuits

I often use the phrase “the HTML5 stack” to communicate more clearly, but to me, the main thing is that people have good resources to keep them up to date on the capabilities of the technology, the delivery platforms, and the authoring tools. And that brings us to one final complication: The makers of authoring tools—the people we often count on to help us deliver on our designs—aren’t always very invested in helping us cut through the hype to find what we need.

Instructional Design Orthodoxy

Xyleme

I will be dating myself here, but so much of the orthodoxy in the instructional design process was forged back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the only Computer-Based Training (CBT) tools were Toolbook for the PC, and Hypercard for the Mac. Even as we progressed from CBT to Web-based Training (WBT) in the 90’s the orthodoxy still held and most of the authoring tools enforced the no-scrolling constraint.

Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

June's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits blog is regarding tools one should ".learn learn today in order to be a valuable eLearning professional in 2015." No, I do not use Authorware now, but it is hard to predict what will be an essential tool 10 years down the road. So back to the big question, I would recommend the following types of tools, and examples where appropriate, that you should ".learn Try the tools that interest you.

Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM

Tony Karrer

SCORM is as close as you get to Mandatory in the world of eLearning. in the eLearning world. There are also standards such as WebDAV that are going to be important for authoring tool implementations in the next few years. This does not appear to be a new posting, but one that I recently found for the ToolBook community, but it is relevant for all.

Being Thankful: E-Learning Thoughts

eLearning 24-7

Vendors who added innovative features including text to speech (way to go SoftChalk), to true HTML5 support (Claro, Cm-Studio, Rapid Intake, Toolbook and sort of HTML5 output – Lectora) to image editors, SDK kits, gaming sims and Sony PSP devices. Vendors who created their own integrated web conferencing tool, rather then charging end users extra to use their “partner” integrated one – achieved by having you purchase a separate license.

Confused of Brighton

Clive on Learning

Two situations recently have got me thinking about e-learning authoring tools. With the script now 1/3 complete and with a session agreed at the eLearning Guild's DevLearn 2007 in San Jose in November, my mind is turning to how I can convert this script into a half-decent piece of e-learning to show all those folks who come along to take a look. Everybody's got an authoring tool.

Training Standards

Tony Karrer

You can find posts aggregated via eLearning Learning - 100 Conversations. Bill has quite a few questions in his post: eLearning is suffering from the Beta/VHS or Blu-ray/HD-DVD challenge. For example, it is elearning? eLearning? See some thoughts at: eLearning or e-Learning vs. learning , but I somewhat agree with Jay Cross (who coined the term eLearning) that it's not worth a whole lot of time trying to define it too closely. I used to love these tools.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting. So, I browsed "Tools" by keyword on eLearningLearning.

My Journey to Apple Products

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I was able to create some really great eLearning with Windows but it was NOT fun. We could learn Hypercard or we could learn Toolbook. I had chosen the corporate track so I selected Toolbook. This post was influenced by Aaron Silvers and his post Influence.

DevLearn 2011 – Notes from My Presentations

E-learning Uncovered

We all agreed to take on a design challenge about six weeks before the conference, and show up ready to talk through 1) a design concept that we could present to a client and 2) our process and tools behind the concept. HTML5 Authoring Tool Review.

mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware

mLearning Trends

Coupled with the myriad challenges of tiny displays, limited storage, media restrictions, cramped navigation, slow access and spotty security, mini mobile courseware attained second class status when compared to their elearning equivalents.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. So lets get the tools and information out there to support folks like me. I believe that with the rise of rapid e-Learning tools, well see more and more non-instructional designers doing instructional design. I learned Toolbook and Authorware on my own while in the program. I should have clarified: MOST of the clients want the Click Next approach to elearning.

List of e-Learning Job Descriptions

Vignettes Learning

· Proficiency using scheduling, productivity, and communication tools including GANNT charts, spreadsheets, and conferencing technologies. · Participates in beta deliveries of new courses; occasional travel overseas for pilot support · Develops course descriptions and related course-specific marketing documents and tools. Ability and willingness to adapt to a dynamic set of standards and tools. Flash, Toolbook, Rapid Intake, Captivate, Articulate, etc.),