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Can anyone recommend a good e-learning authoring tool?

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can anybody recommend a practical and straighforward e-learning authoring tool? I am looking to develop the use of e-learning in my business but do not want to buy generic e-learning content or go to the expense of using a bespoke e-learning provider. We have the technical expertise in house to link with out systems but need a simple, straighforward but powerful authoring tool so myself and my trainers can develop our own e-learning content. Do you have a product that you have used and can recommend?
Haydn Bratt

4 Responses

  1. Look for Elicitus for more e-Learning and less authoring
    You could look at http://www.elicitus.com. Elicitus typically stands for “More e-Learning, Less authoring”. Its a very powerful rapid authoring tool used across 18 countries now. Its programming free tool with minimum learning curve. Ideal in use by inhouse team, including non-programmers like SMEs and IDs. What’s more, if you want to leverage programming free instructionally sound interactive content development, you can choose to bundle world’s first and only rapid interactivity development tool, Elicitus Interactivity Builder with the Elicitus content publisher (authoring tool). Hope this serves your purpose. Cheers! ūüôā

  2. 2 Types
    Hi Haydn,
    We currently use 2 excellent and easy to use authoring tools for developing E-Learning solutions in the finance sector . IMPETUS for developing I.T. Training solutions, such as Word & Excel etc, and also SEMINAR for all other courses, including soft skills training, induction etc. Try http://www.electrovision.com to trial both.
    Hope this helps
    Lee

  3. e-learning isn’t easy
    Haydn,
    The sad truth is that creating GOOD elearning costs money. Just because you have the tools to create elearning doesn’t mean that the end results will be any good. I could buy top quality art materials but that wouldn’t make me an artist! I’ve been working in CBT and elearning since 1989 and it saddens me that, even after all this time, such a huge proportion of elearning is of extremely poor quality and therefore very ineffective.
    As for authoring tools, my suggestion is to avoid like the plague any tool that converts from Powerpoint or Word. That’s the equivalent of saying that you can create a movie by converting your photo album.
    If you want to create CBT then Macromedia’s Captivate is, in my view, head and shoulders above the others.
    For general elearning, then I would recommend one of digital workshop’s products (www.digitalworkshop.com).
    From the point of view of properly designing elearning, I recommend the book “Individual Preferences in E-Learning” available from Amazon and written by Howard Hills who knows more about this subject than anyone.
    Hope this helps.
    Kevin

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