Years ago, eLearning authoring was mainly desktop based, which means that instructional designers and developers installed desktop applications on their individual computers. The organizations IT departments were the drivers who decided which software was procured and installed on each computer. Back then, there was no online collaboration between developers of the same organization and sharing work involved downloading your files and emailing to others for review and work.
Now a days, however, there is the new breed of web based elearning authoring tools that enable development of interactive learning module in a web based collaborative environment. Access to these applications is easier, users have more opportunities to collaborate using these tools. Benefits of web based authoring tools
When the authoring tools are web based, there is no local software to install. Typically, the access is via a standard web browser.
Since it can be accessible via a web browser and an internet connection, the flexibility it provides is immense. Suddenly developers and instructional designer do not need to be stuck to their office desktops and can access the courses from anywhere, any time.
Along with the accessibility, comes the benefit of collaboration, especially if the team is geographically spread. Teams can effectively collaborate on the same content , thus making it much less time consuming and highly efficient.
As with all Saas products, all product updates, upgrades, patches, and bug fixes are automatically taken care of.
Most of the time, when a proper cost analysis is done of the saas based tool, taking into account the productivity losses, it is usually more cost effective in the long run.
Litmos Author is cloud-based collaborative course authoring. The powerful framework brings down the time and resources by bringing your teams together through a browser interface. Your teams can collaboratively review, develop, and publish e-learning and mobile learning courses in a just 5 steps. Set up a demo to learn more about eLearning management systems, web authoring tools, and media creation tools.
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