The eLearning industry is overflowing with tools and systems for managing the business of education. When someone speaks of authoring tools they are often referring to the development of an interactive learning module that teaches a specific topic or concept. Multimedia authoring tools can import many different media types and add interactive components that organize the content and engage the learner. And one the project has been "authored" it is then exported to be delivered via a learning management system(LMS) like Litmos.com.
There really are no authoring tools that are specific to education alone. Most authoring tools are open-ended development environments that allow the developer full control over the visual design, integration of media elements, and programming the interactive elements. So, no matter what tool you decide on for your educational training project, it will be more important to understand how you will be delivering the final output from that tool, and more importantly what types of devices your students will be using to access it.
There are many considerations outside of the authoring that will impact the tool you select for your educational project.
Compatibility with your school's current systems
How will create the media before you begin authoring
Are your technical skills enough to use an authoring tool
and many many more.
Consider contacting Litmos.com and set up a demo to learn more about learning management systems, authoring tools, and media creation tools. Feel free to start a free 14 day trial of Litmos for yourself.
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