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Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?

eLearning Cyclops

Back when I first started developing e-learning courses, I used Macromedia's Authorware. Of course any sims developed in Captivate (also SWF files) can easily be included, or launched from, a course developed with Flash. For more interactive elements, I used Flash and imported the SWFs into Authorware. Over the years, I have used ToolBook, Trainersoft, and even Dreamweaver with Coursebuilder.

My Top 10 e-Learning Tools

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And it worked very well with my Macromedia Flash when I was getting started in e-learning. Being able to create SCORM/AICC compliant courses that imports Flash SWF files and plays well with the LMS makes my ability to implement e-learning much easier. Jane Hart is gathering top ten lists for e-learning tools. Thus far, 203 people in the e-learning field have submitted their list.

eLearning Development: What’s new in Flash CS4?

Upside Learning

Adobe’s CS4 suite is the second major release since Adobe acquired Macromedia. Flash CS4 allows us to finally publish SWF files for Flash Player 10 - the latest version of Flash Player. The new Adobe CS4 suite has some new exciting and time-saving features in all its products. If you have been bugged by previous Flash versions not allowing you to publish for latest Flash Player there is some relief here.

The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

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The most important one is Adobe removing restrictions on SWF and FLV/F4V specifications. So one can now develop software that can actually “play” SWF content. Adobe recently announced AIR for Mobile devices.