In the development cycle of e-Learning, the first step is to design and think through all of the e-learning course content. Once you have done this, it’s time to assemble them in the best delivery format for your target audience. Choosing a good e-Learning development tool, which usually refers to authoring tools, to enable instructional designers in creating and publishing multi media based, interactive courses, is critical to the final product.
There are a wide range of tools on the market, from web-based to installed screen recorders, to PowerPoint plug-ins, all the way up to full-featured authoring tools. Typically, most people end up using multiple authoring tools for varying degree of reasons; this leads to downstream issues of incompatibilities and cross platform delivery of contents. Given the criticality,it’s well worth your time in making use of the free trials to de-risk your choice and see what works best for your scenario. Prudence and thoroughness is testing and trying out the option before selection often pays a lot more in creating best e-Learning contents, paying for many times over.
As an example, a familiar presentation tool such as PowerPoint is often used as the core foundation on which many build bulk of their courses. While familiarity makes the learning curve easier, these tools are not always the best choice for imparting learning and using the various multimedia and interactive methods that goes with the process of teaching.
That is where niche and best of breed tools, such as, LitmosAuthor, come into play.
LitmosAuthor is a web-based authoring tool. It facilitates collaborative capturing, story-boarding, developing, reviewing, testing and publishing Flash and HTML5 based SCORM compliant courses for easy delivery via any LMS platform. Multiple authors can collaborate on one piece of content using LitmosAuthor, unlike Proform, which is a single user authoring tool only meant for desktop use to create Flash based e-Learning courses.
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