The function of authoring tools in eLearning design
Articulate eLearning software provides a set of e-learning authoring tools that enable instructional designers to create and publish interactive, multimedia based e-learning courses. There are many e-learning course authoring software options out there and many to choose from. And while Articulate tools are great, there are other tools in the market that you should consider before investing in an authoring tool.
Some steps and considerations in selecting e-learning authoring tools include:
Rapid e-learning Creation or Creative Flexibility - There is always a debate between how much easy to use, quick e-learning creation is required vs a full creative control over the course authoring.
- Web-based or desktop - A number of e-learning tools out there are traditional desktop applications that provide a high degree of creative control.
- E-learning Delivery - One of the major factors should be on how do you plan to deliver the e-learning content to the learners. If its mobile, then the content output should be mobile friendly. If it is SCORM, then the tool should support SCORM output.
- Level of course interactivity - Another thing to consider is the level of course interactivity you will require for your business.
- Compatibility with your LMS - Any tool that you pick should be able to create course outputs that can work with your LMS or any legacy systems.
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