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State of the Authoring Tool Industry

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When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind. Bewildered on what is happening, why what is needed isn’t appearing as it should, and how is it possible that something so obvious based on where e-learning is heading, mobile is pushing and future tech is inspiring is lost among so many vendors? For those who are e-learning developers, instructional designers (with the background to back it) or instructional technologists, I feel your pain.

State of the E-Learning Industry 2017

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A time to reflect back to see where e-learning as a whole is at, and where it is heading for the coming year. Breaking it down- by space. Actually, if you want a great space movie, rent Capricorn One. Any who hah, the e-learning market is made up of various segments or as I prefer spaces. Learning Engagement Platforms (Degreed). Web conferencing tools (aka virtual learning classrooms, webinars). Video learning tools. Learning Record Stores.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

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I had thought that this trend would be dying out, but it is amazing at the number of vendors who are entering the space and still focused on the desktop approach. Vendors who are already in the SaaS only space, should continue to offer features that maximize its power. Remember when only a few offered the PPT to Flash option in their tools? Mobile Learning. Let’s see – what is the fastest e-learning subset ever to garner audience interest for all solutions?