Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

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Feature sets – they have to be more than PPT to Flash or add an audio clip and video clip to the course. It pitches that it is a m-learning product because it supports HTML5. It doesn’t output to HTML5, though. #8 SaaS based solution, that offers contractors/developers who create courses for other folks – access to the Flash files. That said, for a freebie -and yes, I said freebie (open source) it has a lot of power.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

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Remember when only a few offered the PPT to Flash option in their tools? In the content authoring tool market, the number of vendors who offered either mobile learning build capabilities within their tool or offered a stand-alone mobile course authoring tool is 28, of which two are free open source solutions. Going back into 2010, there were less than nine, of which there was one who could output to HTML5, although it wasn’t really true HTML5 output.

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The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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PowerPoint – Ability to integrate or use PPT in your courses. Some vendors push heavily on PPT, implying that a great WBT is really a PPT converted to Flash. Flash output – still red hot. HTML5. In the latest podcast featuring Volkner Zimmerman who is on the executive board at IMC-AG, he explicitly states that HTML5 is necessary in any course output for mobile. HTML5 is the new “Green” Get it now.

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. Open Source Product of the Year (i.e. You get the Flash code – YES – you get the code, which you can do whatever you want with it. Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it. Import and convert PPT to the web, add rich media. Many vendors hyping PowerPoint to Flash angle as key feature.

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Equally of interest, are the increase in open source systems that offer for a fee, hosting on their own servers, rather than on yours. In some cases it is merely opening up the browser window, after you click on the app – which is self defeating the purpose of an app. Open Source Systems. Here is my list of the top three open source systems in the education/academia market. Supports Flash and HTML5.

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Top 10 Best Online Tutoring Software in 2020

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It offers most of the video output formats supported by popular online tutoring software open-source, cloud, or social media. Adobe Captivate can create both legacy flash-based and HTML 5 course designs. You can leverage built-in mobile-friendly templates to create online courses using elements like videos, HTML5, and Text. Moodle is an open-source education software. The open-source version is free to use.