Best of breed authoring tools make e-learning easier and fun
The eLearning industry has abundance of tools and systems for managing your e-learning business. In the context of authoring tools it is often spoken about developing an interactive learning feature to teach a specific topic or concept required by the business. Multimedia authoring tools can import different media types and add interactive elements programmed to organize the content and learner engagement. And after being “authored” it’s exported in the SCORM format. Once you have your multimedia e-learning in the form of a SCORM package, it is uploaded to a learning management system (LMS) like Litmos.
The learning management system manages the e-learning courses, and students, and provides statistics as well. Very few learning management solutions convert your course content to a "mobile" usable format, but the Litmos LMS does exactly that. Students and employees use their mobile devices as learning tools and hence, it’s important for your tools and systems to author and deliver "mobile friendly" eLearning content.
Early authoring tools were very generic and not just used for training and education. Most authoring tools today are open-ended development environments that allow the e-learning developer complete control over the visual design, programming the interactive elements, and integration of media elements. They are also focused on the training and education market with specific functions necessary for creating instructional media. So, irrespective of the tool you choose for your e-learning program, it is critical to understand the delivery method of the final output of the tool, and most importantly how it will be viewed, and what type of device.
Contact Litmos and set up a free demo to learn more about learning management systems, authoring tools, and media creation tools. Feel free to start with a free 14 day trial of Litmos and see for yourself.