3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of e-learning development software. As of 2014, over 48% of the companies use rapid authoring tools. Today, I will walk you through the features of three widely-used rapid authoring tools which will help you with deciding the right tool depending on your business requirements: Articulate Storyline. Bottom-line : For e-learning courses that are high on interactivities and customizations , Storyline is easier to work with.

Hot List

Tony Karrer

There are some very cool new features especially our hot list feature coming out soon on the eLearning Learning Content Community. In other words, we are using what is happening: with the content out in the network on the eLearning Learning searches that land on us and that occur on the site, and various other kinds of behaviors. Together these social signals indicate that the content is likely of higher quality (or at least of higher interest).

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E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. JPEG: (Joint Photographic Experts Group) Possible to reduce the size and quality of the original image. This format compresses the audio file but quality is lost. WAV: (WAVE AUDIO) Normally used for Radio, TV, DVD, or other media-related objects; does not compress audio and maintains good quality.

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Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media

E-learning Uncovered

For example: we recently completed an e-learning course on disaster relief with photos from the organization’s public relations department. Imagine building an e-learning course with dozens of photos this size–the course size would cause all sorts of problems with the students. Optimizing your graphic, audio, and video files will help reduce the size of your e-learning courses. Don’t leave it all up to your e-learning authoring tool, though.