Jesus Diaz Learning Resources Center Alamo Colleges
<ul><li>Adobe E-Learning Suite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Learning suite contains several programs and is geared to high end ...
<ul><li>Site License Required </li></ul><ul><li>Due to increased demand for online and hybrid courses at Alamo Colleges, i...
<ul><li>Computer Processor: Pentium 4, 2GHz, or Better </li></ul><ul><li>Hard-Drive Space: 8 gigs of free space (for lesso...
<ul><li>Operating System: Windows XP or better </li></ul><ul><li>Java 1.6 or better </li></ul><ul><li>Flash Player 9 </li>...
<ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul><ul...
Expectations Strongly Agree Agree Disagree N/A Directions are clear and easy to follow X Easy to start and exit X Resuming...
Pros Cons Import PowerPoint Slides Steep learning curve Built in interactivities Interface not intuitive Built in assessme...
<ul><li>Price per seat: $599  </li></ul><ul><li>Support per seat: $175 (Must be renewed yearly per 150 seats = $26,250) </...
Expectations Strongly Agree Agree Disagree N/A Directions are clear and easy to follow X Easy to start and exit X Resuming...
Pro Con As easy to use as a word processor Glitches with graded assessments in Blackboard Vista  Options for saving are ea...
<ul><li>Price : $10,000 site license </li></ul><ul><li>Support : $ 3500 platinum support (yearly) </li></ul><ul><li>Update...
<ul><li>The software package that best fits the needs of a site licensed lesson tool is  SoftChalk.  The features and low ...
<ul><li>Adobe E-Learning Suite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.adobe.com/products/elearningsuite/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>...
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Spring 2010 - EDIT 5395 - EDIT 5395 D01 Administration of the Educational Technology Program

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Software Selection - Lesson Authoring Tools

  1. 1. Jesus Diaz Learning Resources Center Alamo Colleges
  2. 2. <ul><li>Adobe E-Learning Suite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Learning suite contains several programs and is geared to high end course content creation by instructional designers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software Included: Captivate, Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Acrobat, Presenter, SoundBooth, Device Central and Bridge. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SoftChalk 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stand alone product for course content creation by average user. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Site License Required </li></ul><ul><li>Due to increased demand for online and hybrid courses at Alamo Colleges, it is important that all faculty have access to a lesson authoring tool that will allow them to easily develop content for online delivery </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Computer Processor: Pentium 4, 2GHz, or Better </li></ul><ul><li>Hard-Drive Space: 8 gigs of free space (for lesson creation and storage) </li></ul><ul><li>RAM: 1 gig of RAM </li></ul><ul><li>Display Size: 1024 x 768 or better </li></ul><ul><li>Optical Drive: DVD ROM </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Operating System: Windows XP or better </li></ul><ul><li>Java 1.6 or better </li></ul><ul><li>Flash Player 9 </li></ul><ul><li>QuickTime 7.4.5 </li></ul><ul><li>LMS: Blackboard Vista 8 compatibility for SCORM 1.2 </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul>
  7. 7. Expectations Strongly Agree Agree Disagree N/A Directions are clear and easy to follow X Easy to start and exit X Resuming work is easy X Program is stable and glitch free X Positive overall user experience x Good user interface X Can be used on Mac OS X Tasks are intuitive with simple workflow X Advanced features easy to find and apply X Good internal help system X Strong user community on web X
  8. 8. Pros Cons Import PowerPoint Slides Steep learning curve Built in interactivities Interface not intuitive Built in assessments Difficult to use for beginners to many features to learn Includes wizards and templates Advanced features require strong technical expertise Export to Standalone lesson Cost prohibitive no site license Package for CD lesson Built in Screen Capture Build in Voice Over Closed Captioning Highly Interactive Multimedia Advanced programming features with ActionScript 2 and 3
  9. 9. <ul><li>Price per seat: $599 </li></ul><ul><li>Support per seat: $175 (Must be renewed yearly per 150 seats = $26,250) </li></ul><ul><li>Minor Updates: No Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrades per seat: $599 </li></ul><ul><li>Startup Total: $116,699 (For 150 seats no site license available) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Expectations Strongly Agree Agree Disagree N/A Directions are clear and easy to follow X Easy to start and exit X Resuming work is easy X Program is stable and glitch free X Positive overall user experience X Good user interface X Can be used on Mac OS X Tasks are intuitive with simple workflow X Advanced features easy to find and apply X Good internal help system X Strong user community on web X
  11. 11. Pro Con As easy to use as a word processor Glitches with graded assessments in Blackboard Vista Options for saving are easy and clear to understand Multimedia and interactivities not as polished as Adobe Suite Export to Standalone lesson Package for CD lesson Includes large selection of templates for user customization Includes easy to embed interactivities Includes access to creative commons and open source content Site license available (can be used at home) Strong online support and resources Affordable customer support
  12. 12. <ul><li>Price : $10,000 site license </li></ul><ul><li>Support : $ 3500 platinum support (yearly) </li></ul><ul><li>Updates: (Included in support) </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrades: (Included in support) </li></ul><ul><li>Total: $ 13,500 </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The software package that best fits the needs of a site licensed lesson tool is SoftChalk. The features and low cost of ownership and support clearly makes it the more cost effective product. </li></ul><ul><li>Additionally the ease of use and small learning curve makes it an ideal product for most faculty who to begin offering web enhanced, hybrid or online courses, but want to go beyond what is offered by BlackBoard Vista. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Adobe E-Learning Suite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.adobe.com/products/elearningsuite/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SoftChalk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.softchalk.com/ </li></ul></ul>
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