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Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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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. Macromedia Authorware and similar products. An alarming rate of “get the content up now, ASAP&# regardless of what it looks like, instructional design is typically tossed out the window, especially when the ID, CD or whomever is tasked to create is handed a stream of documents in Word or PPT or some other form.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

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Objects, Triggers, Conditions, Layers and more – For authoring folks who either have the skill set, or have hit the top of their product and want to push forward – more authoring tools are embracing those feature sets. Responsive means that it (the product – in this case the course) will adapt to the screen size of the mobile device. Thus always ask if the product’s responsive means that the course will fully adapt to ALL screen sizes or not.

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Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

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I mean it is not like something is going to change in just a few weeks for any such product. Innovation – if the product doesn’t offer some innovative features, then they are stale. Feature sets – they have to be more than PPT to Flash or add an audio clip and video clip to the course. One product reminded me of bad shareware. Identifies the best of the best and now identifies vendors who offer a reader discount when you purchase their product.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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Assessment/Survey/Polls – If your product doesn’t have it – you need it. I hope it does – especially with SaaS products. 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. I’m still stunned at the number of products who feel this does not apply. The Playbook is a dud, don’t make your product one too.

2014 Authoring Tools – State of Affairs

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Use of PowerPoint in rapid content authoring tools – this has been a big irritant of mine, since the days when PPT first made its appearance in rapid content authoring tools. Some vendors use chapter-page approach with PPT, but there are plenty who do not (why?). There are authoring tool vendors whose product interfaces via a ribbon with PowerPoint, and if you take a look, most follow the chapter-page approach and state it as such.

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. Yet, there were some products that stood out, if nothing else – for taking the lead and doing something that says “yes it is possible, and oh, it works&#. RCAT Product of the Year. Open Source Product of the Year (i.e. Innovation is listed next to the product. Import and convert PPT to the web, add rich media.

How to Edit Video (With Step-by-Step Video)

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A sample.mp4 video that has been completed and ready to post to an online service (Camtasia PPT Green Screen Experiment). tscproj) versions of both the intro and outro webcam videos (YouTube Intro and Outro Videos). tscproj) versions of the YouTube screen process.

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