How to Become a Digital CLO

CLO Magazine

In 1994, software company Asymetrix released ToolBook, a computer-based training authoring tool that made it possible for virtually anyone to create web-based training programs. At the same time, new technologies have emerged to enable learning to happen at the point of need via mobile phones, wearables and cloud-based learning management systems. As companies tried to figure out how to use these technologies, the onus fell to the learning leaders to answer their questions.”

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Top Tools for Developing Simulation Based E-learning Courses – Part 2

CommLab India

ToolBook Instructor . The ToolBook Instructor is a powerful Authoring tool which allows subject matter experts (SMEs) and learning professionals to easily and quickly create interactive software simulations. Learning Technology rapid authoring toolsIn the previous blog , we looked at the top 10 Authoring tools used for developing simulation based e-learning courses.

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The Cost of E-Learning Development – Time & Money


Organizational changes that may occur both in the contracting company and in the company developing the course; Issues with technology – lack of knowledge how to work with the e-learning software tools or incompatible technology used by the developers and the client, etc. It is fair to say that e-learning design and development is closer to art than to science and it is hard to measure what exactly it takes to develop an interesting, successful and rewarding course.

Instructional Design Orthodoxy


I will be dating myself here, but so much of the orthodoxy in the instructional design process was forged back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the only Computer-Based Training (CBT) tools were Toolbook for the PC, and Hypercard for the Mac. As the web took root, and the learner population shifted from baby-boomer to GenX, the expectations about how to use technology were evolving based on the adoption of web-browsers.

Lessons from the past

dVinci Interactive

My great aunt, who was a teacher in a one-room school, used to tell me about the evolution of technology she’d witnessed in her life. As I leave for retirement today, I’ve seen quite a few technology changes in the field of training and development myself. Other technological improvements followed rapidly – Windows 95 was a game-changer, as was the introduction of the PC authoring system Toolbook along with cross-platform tools like Director and Authorware.

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Award Nominee Reveals His eLearning Authoring Toolkit [Guest Post]

eLearning Weekly

I’ve expanded to using Toolbook and other software. So far my personal experience is limited to Toolbook and Articulate as authoring tools. For the more advanced user, or anyone authoring eLearning full time, Toolbook, Adobe , and Lectora offer suites of software that are state-of-the-art. Apps are becoming available that will use GPS technology to track where you are, and how long you are there.

My Journey to Apple Products

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

that was teaching the course was clueless about technology. Actually, he was clueless about a lot more than just technology. We could learn Hypercard or we could learn Toolbook. I had chosen the corporate track so I selected Toolbook. But luckily the other student that knew toolbook knew it REALLY well and I learned a lot. This post was influenced by Aaron Silvers and his post Influence. I didn't join the computer revolution until college.

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A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training


ith Windows based PCs dominating the workplace, the cofounder of Microsoft Paul Allen launched an authoring tool business called Asymetrix with their flagship product Toolbook. Internet technologies were advancing rapidly, the battle cry of learning professionals became, "Death to the boring page-turners.” The technology shifted our focus from CBT, to WBT, to eLearning, and into a world of undefined buzzwords and learning solutions.

What Do We Mean When We Say HTML5?

The Learning Circuits

Another complication is that “HTML5” is often used to refer to a range of modern web technologies. But because there are a lot of other technologies commonly used to create rich experiences on the web these days (such as CSS3 and JavaScript ), those get wrapped up into the the abbreviation “HTML5” in colloquial speech. But HTML output that you can create with tools like Lectora and ToolBook is usually so… static. But people who are skilled with the technology can.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use.

Training Standards

Tony Karrer

However, it all settled down to roughly Toolbook, Authorware and IconAuthor. When he asks what do we use as the front-end technology and in which case? Bill Sawyer posted in response to my Conversation Topics post. You can find posts aggregated via eLearning Learning - 100 Conversations. I've not met Bill before, and this was a great way to start. He is definitely challenged and thinking a lot about training standards.

Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids

Tony Karrer

Authorware , Toolbook ) to the new generation of WBT authoring tools (e.g., The other categories for Learning Technology. Just when you've made the transition from the prior generation of CBT authoring tools (e.g., Captivate , Lectora ), it looks like things are slowly shifting again. The shift I'm seeing is away from the design of pure "courseware" solutions and much more to "reference hybrid" solutions.

Bridge over troubled authoring tool waters

eLearning 24-7

SumTotal Toolbook 11 – the irony here is that one of their resellers enables you to buy the product and shows not only the pricing for it, but also various plugins you can get and its pricing. This is nothing new, but in today’s technology driven world you would think, heck even expect vendors to get it. Let’s start of with a scenario. You go into an ice cream store. You look about and see a variety of flavors but can’t decide.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

But when I do these predictions, I focus on the stuff that’s part of the bigger trends and the potential that these trends have for impacting workplace learning professionals especially around the impact that technology will have. eLearning Technology.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

My boss had an educational technology degree from Harvard. I learned Toolbook and Authorware on my own while in the program. Is this change for the sake of change because newer technology is available? To Hazels point about "lively" -- I dont think making eLearning more lively is just about applying new technologies. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

List of e-Learning Job Descriptions

Vignettes Learning

To enable and support all staff in the training and business curriculum changes needed to utilize new technologies and learning materials. · Proficiency using scheduling, productivity, and communication tools including GANNT charts, spreadsheets, and conferencing technologies. Qualifications: · Minimum of 3 years in the technology industry or a technology department. · Uses various instructional technologies to improve teaching and learning.