Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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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. PPT or Word to Flash and the end user can add a TOC, some assessments, audio, video, even additional flash learning objects and attachments. PENS was created in 2005 by AICC as a new interoperability standard.

Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2017

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If a PPT course tool – what can it do that others in that niche can’t? Yes you can create a quick course here, since SL3 has features to build a PPT course. Silver) Gomo Learning – Not a fan of the LRS, nor having to have your courses that you create sit on their servers, rather than being in your LMS. Supports PENS. Supports PENS too.


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State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

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If you are wondering if the “publish once to all” means the vendor is using PENS, the answer is no, they are not using PENS. . However, I think every SaaS authoring tool vendor should use PENS. . Publish it to the web – which means you can stick it on any server, sans LMS and whalla MOOC city! Oh, you can publish to web and keep it on your own servers and then yada yada – MOOC. First AT vendor to use PENS.

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. iTunes, iTunes University, Facebook, MySpace, CD, web server & more. Import and convert PPT to the web, add rich media. SAAS or hosted on your own servers. Same thing with PENS i.e. a SCORM LMS that does not support PENS will not work with a PENS content authoring tool.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

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PowerPoint still reigns – If you are a course purist, the idea that PPT should be seen as an authoring tool should make you grumble with disgust. . Yes, you can use it for many different things, and yes, Microsoft has an add-on that turns PPT into something similar to Adobe Presenter. Only a few support PENS, which is a shame, because it really does some very cool things. When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind.