Tony Karrer

This is likely my last post in the Tool Set series. This post likely will be quite a bit different because I'm convinced that most people have used different search tools enough that they are pretty comfortable with their current search behaviors. My intent here is to possibly expand the options for the average knowledge worker to be able to search a bit better than they do today. Yes, I personally use Google 95%+ for searching. Search.

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Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. For many tools, the answers are as expected. Again, the fact surfaces that not all tools are perfect but each tends to be targeted for specific use cases. While some try doing freeform authoring through a template-based authoring tool.


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Top 10 Tools for Learning

Clark Quinn

Among the many things my colleague Jane Hard does for our community is to compile the Top 100 Tools for learning each year. Here are my tools, in no particular order: WordPress is how I host and write this Learnlets blog, thinking out loud. Keynote is how I develop and communicate my thinking to audiences (whether I eventually have to port to PPT for webinars or not). OmniGraffle is the tool I use to diagram, one of the ways I understand and communicate things.

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New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

best products that work under water (summer time) and from the e-learning prospective – the best authoring tools. Authoring tools are always changing – some for the better, others for the worst. Listings can always be found on a new page called “rankings” which will appear in one month – thus eliminating the need to do a search (if applicable). Yeah it is another PPT spin product but does stand out. #5 SCORM and assessment tool. #4

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind. And for the entire rapid content authoring tool space, I have to ask – Why? If I am an authoring tool vendor, I would explore what is happening in the authoring tool market, what my product looks like, how I can make it better for my target audience and what do I see or others I trust see the e-learning space is heading. . But, it does not pitch it as an authoring tool. .

20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

GarageBand gives you all the tools you need to write, play, mix, and export your own song quickly and efficiently. An easy to use audio recording tool allows the user to upload a file from a prerecorded file. Camtasia costs more at $299, but is one of the best screen capturing tools for Windows or Mac. With Keynote, easily create captivating presentations using powerful tools and impressive effects. Survey Monkey is the world’s most popular online survey tool.

Jane Hart’s Top 100 Learning Tools

Jay Cross

It’s time once again to contribute to Jane Hart’s annual survey of tools for learning. My top tools for learning are: Experience. These won’t be on my submission to Jane, because for purposes of the survey: A learning tool is any software or online tool or service that you use either for your own personal or professional learning or for teaching or training. Many times I’ll be searching my own sites.

How to Create and Scale a Document Management System in SharePoint (Without Hiring Extra Help)


Salespeople can’t find it in SharePoint online, so you add a “sales” keyword to the metadata to make it pop up in sales searches more easily. Then you add a link to the sales SharePoint site so it’s easily accessible, even without a search. ppt” at the top of the list.

TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

eLearning 24-7

After video recording, you can search by keyword and it goes right to the video that the person says the keyword. For PPT lovers, you can synch video files with PPT with drag and drop. “ Him: “Only ours” Me: “Okay, you can create your courses with your SaaS tool, upload them into your system – and only your courses built with Brainshark, you have some reports and analytics.” Last week, I attended TK 2012 in Las Vegas.

Articulate vs. Lectora | LearnNuggets


Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags Add new tag , development , eLearning Articulate vs. Lectora by Kevin on August 12th, 2009 When it comes to software development tools, I’m fortunate to work in an environment that understands no two tools are the same and each provide advantages and disadvantages. Recently, Lectora launched a new tool that integrates PowerPoint slides directly into a Lectora project.

Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples

Tony Karrer

Based on my post LMS RFP , I've been asked several times if I knew where you could find samples of Request for Proposals (RFPs) for custom eLearning development, performance support tools, learning content management systems (LCMS), elearning authoring tools , etc. This wasn't something I could directly help the person, but I had the sense that people may be missing some key search tricks that would give them a list of reasonable results.

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Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

Mike Taylor

Use it to convert PPT to video easily, add background music for videos with automated narrator voice online. Search Tettra for knowledge to answer your team’s questions and onboard people faster. App of the Week. Create Narrated Videos Quickly with Narakeet! .

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How to Convert Flash-Based Websites to HTML5 Right Now!

Hurix Digital

A Flash-based website affects your search rankings. The result will be a loss of market share without any benefit of search engine rankings and non-flash-driven competitors gaining a huge advantage. Use a robust authoring tool and follow the conversion process.

What is crowd-accelerated learning?

Origin Learning

With the top-down approach not bringing in results that organizations typically search for, the learning architecture has to accommodate a new community of learners. 48% of companies currently use the Rapid eLearning tool (ppt conversion tool). 33% of companies currently use the Application simulation tool. The script of learning is changing rapidly.

Recap of The eLearning Guild’s 2014 Learning Solutions Conference

E-learning Uncovered

We outlined our process for searching and selecting the tool and discussed the various features you can find in these tools. You can find our slides from the presentation here , and feel free to email me if you’d like to see the file we used to whittle down the tools we rated (there were 200 of them!). You can find his PPT presentation here. Two weeks ago, the entire Artisan team had the opportunity to attend the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando.

Top 50 Learning System Rankings (#39-#21)

eLearning 24-7

Once again the same criteria as the previous rankings, which you can find here and unless otherwise specified you can find every system on my learning system search engine platform, FindanLMS. Assessment tool achieved a perfect score (sweet), drag and drop dashboard widgets, compliance capablities. Knowledge Arcade (mobile app) that needs Genie (their authoring tool for the content), is beyond wonderful – Knowledge Arcade that is – Battles are cool.

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

vILT – The instructor/presenter/trainer appears via a web conferencing tool through the system, or on some other virtual tool/system, and conducts the session online. Ability to search by TAG and/or Click a TAG to see other/similar content with that TAG. Where do you start?

Interview With Sharon Boller on Games and Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

When did you start playing games… and when did you make the connection that games were powerful learning tools? As for using them as learning tools, as soon as I started doing instructional design, I started using games. My first-ever original learning game was a review game where the original concept came from an internet search and I then exploded it out. We recently shared an interview with Dr. Karl Kapp, Ed.D, on games and learning.

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Your LMS is NOT a Learning Strategy

Convergence Training

A learning management system (LMS) is a great tool for compliance and workforce learning. It’s a tool. Because your organization needs to develop, implement, and maintain a learning organization–and an LMS can be a tool that helps your organization act our your learning strategy. An LMS is a Great Tool to Assist Workforce Learning–It’s NOT a Learning Strategy. Importing training materials (PPT, videos, documents, eLearning courses, etc).

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | November 9, 2018

Mike Taylor

Taylor Croonquist ( @nutsbolts_PPT ) has put together this great list of Windows 10 shortcuts. Windows Search 0:36. Windows File Explorer Search 3:49. Apps & Tools. “Being alone and connecting inwardly is a skill nobody ever teaches us. That’s ironic because it’s more important than most of the ones they do.” — Zat Rana. Looks like there is something for everyone in this week’s roundup.

Why acquiring soft skills is not as hard as you think – an article from Jean-Marc Tassetto, co-founder of Coorpacademy, in RealBusiness


As a general rule, our work culture is not equipped to search for, grow or even accommodate these capacities. Millennials especially, find traditional workplace PPT-driven instruction or traditional e-learning courses too uninspiring. To get started, leaders should start using a new generation of digital tools. Acquiring soft skills shouldn’t be hard – just use the tools out there to make it as easy as possible.”

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4 Awesome Background Image Techniques and More FREE stuff


It’s easy to spend hours searching for the right background. One way to cut down on the search time is to build your own backgrounds. That’s the only way you can control the transparency levels in PPT. One of the cool features within PowerPoint and other graphic design tools is that you can “tile” a picture. Searching for the perfect background image can be frustrating.

Product Review – Instilled LXP

eLearning 24-7

Tie a PPT or a PDF to the video as it runs – matching section or clip by clip. Very good video editing tool. Yes, you can have the match of a PDF, PPT, etc. For my review, I added a series of videos from the CrossKnowledge LMS (which is on the FindAnLMS learning system search engine platform and will be on the vendor video playlist). Again, as noted earlier, the system right now only offers video as the content (but you can have a PPT or PDF, etc.

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman

Kapp Notes

I also have a MA in Philosophy which has given me the tools to do deep dives into otherwise obscure areas of thinking. This tool is very learner centric allowing learners to search for, retrieve, recompile and reorganize legacy content into different materials in either mobile, eLearning or PDF formats. One of the great things about my travels is that I get to speak with all kinds of interesting folks who are thinking about learning is new and innovative ways.

Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open

The E-Learning Curve

Having discussed two key components of this Open Environment for E-learning; an XML-based authoring and content-generation tool, and an image-manipulation application, today I will discuss an XML-based productivity suite - a word processor, spreadsheet application, and presentation tool called One of the main benefits of using XML-based tools (as we will see in a future post) is that it facilitates a "create once, reuse many times" approach to content objects.

Content curation: a way to increase the power of your e-learning course.


We wouldn’t have to limit ourselves to the possibilities of the authoring tool we’re using to create it; we could expand these possibilities tenfold… and make the job of creating a course even easier than it already is. PPT presentations: if you generally use Slideshare to share your presentations, you can now embed them in your online course. Search for, select and use the content you like to make your courses more attractive!

Build Gr8 Micro-Learning Course

eLearning 24-7

For months I’ve been telling folks that if they want to learn how to build outstanding courses, they should surf deep into the search engines, locate the information and begin their learning experience. I wish it wasn’t so, but that is the world we live in today, and part of the reason this is happening is due to: Rapid content authoring tools (they know who they are). Usually I find the PPT driven approach, due to it.

A Mixed Bag

Saffron Interactive

I’ve recently been working on a couple of courses in Articulate, a rapid authoring tool in which you can build professional online instruction and interactions such as multi-response, in Engage, Presenter and Quizmaker. Articulate isn’t part of the ‘rapid authoring tool’ family for nothing. Now PowerPoint has come of age, and we bow our heads in respect, at this simple but mighty tool proudly presents itself as the plug-in template for Articulate presenter.

Product Review: Cornerstone OnDemand

eLearning 24-7

Search Connect – their search capability within the product. Advanced Search. While most systems enable this with simply clicking “course catalog” and/of offering a keyword search, COD offers three ways. Advanced search – recommended by COD as the best method. If you decided to go with “Advanced Search”, the toolbar appears with all the boxes checked and you will see everything in the catalog. Tools – extensive.

How to create an online course in TalentLMS


You can: directly upload a video, record a video through your webcam (no software required), paste the URL of a YouTube video, enter a search term and pick a YouTube video from the results, upload a PowerPoint presentation and have it automatically converted into a video. You can add PowerPoint (ppt, pptx), MS Word (doc, docx), Excel (xls, xlsx), and Adobe PDF (pdf) files. But it also helps you add content created in third-party tools (e.g.

Product Review: BlueVolt

eLearning 24-7

Assessment tool/survey. Works with any 3rd party authoring tool as long as its SCORM compliant. Built in Content Authoring Tool – No. Many people today prefer 3rd party authoring tools and in fact, I recommend that route rather then using a vendor’s built in authoring tool. Under course is a PPT 2010 QRC, yet under the categories section, you see “downloadable reference” Guess what?

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Applications in Learning Learn Trends 2008 Top Posts of 2008 based on delicious Save Count (which I believe is a better indicator of quality): 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers (149) Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 (39) Second Life Learning Videos (38) Personal Learning Tools and Technologies (38) Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 (37) for Learning Professionals (20) Tools Used (18) Learning 2.0 Is the barrier the lack of free access to the tools?

ILT is turning WBT in2 ILT online – its not working

eLearning 24-7

She downloaded free trials of rapid content authoring tools, to find the right one for her, that would achieve our objectives. A few rapid content authoring tool vendors who pitch that taking a Microsoft Word document and changing it to flash is effective learning. Books, presentations, blogs that state follow the PPT mantra. I’m tired of hearing the excuses.

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The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

Do a search for CSS templates and you’ll find all types of sites that have unique ideas. Use graphics tools to help you build your templates. Many of you already use tools like Photoshop to create your graphics. Another good tool for template development is “Color Scheme Generator 2″ at [link]. I use Photoshop, but you can do it with most graphic editing tools. Since I have a tablet with the tablet OS, I can write in PPT.

July Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Using Systems Thinking: How to Go From 140 PPT Slides to 2 - You Learn Something New Every Day , July 8, 2009. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009 – July Update , July 10, 2009. Enterprise Friendly Social Network Dashboard PeopleBrowsr Launches Real-Time Search , July 10, 2009. Must-Have Google Search Tricks , July 7, 2009. Search Wars: Twitter Versus Google , July 9, 2009. Informal Learning Flow Hot List. July 1, 2009 to July 30, 2009. Top Posts.

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

TechSmith Camtasia

While there are tons of mobile apps, desktop software, and online video editing tools, we’ll show you how to edit a video with Camtasia (Windows/Mac). A sample.mp4 video that has been completed and ready to post to an online service (Camtasia PPT Green Screen Experiment). And how to change the SEO search optimization settings. And so if you’re going through this, I mean you’re basically just every video editor has a tool that allows you to cut right?

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5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

Compared to building courses in Flash or Authorware, the rapid elearning tools are easy to use. I have been studying and reading about e-Learning and the various tools for months. DE Tools of the Trade » Blog Archive » Rapid E-Learning Development. Search the Blog. Every time i make PPT presenations I get confused what colors. Mark Sheppard : There are no shortage of tools that will let you generate Flash output without using Flash.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. He says its important that instructional designers understand the tools and technology that are out there (as an architect understands building materials), but an instructional designer should be tool-independent and "technology-agnostic". Do you think instructional designers should be able to use the tools?

How Do You Communicate with Your E-Learners? - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

I have to consider how, when, why someone uses the system I am developing and place this information into my training (this gem of awareness actually came from a person on a training course) and is used to e.g. define the topic name, objectives of the topic/lesson, define key words for help searches, define scenarios (and branches), P.S. I like Mikeâ??s Search the Blog. Every time i make PPT presenations I get confused what colors. The Rapid Elearning Blog.

Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

AIR review tool Perhaps the most exciting new feature in Captivate 4 is the AIR Review feature. 1 – An Adobe AIR wrapper that contains review tools. As the developer clicks on each comment in turn, Captivate automatically navigates to the correct slide and the correct moment in the slide so that the developer can immediately see exactly what the tester could see and does not have to spend time searching for it.