7 Tips for E-learning Course Development Using Rapid Authoring Tools

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  • Welcome to the presentation on, “7 Tips for E-learning Course Development Using Rapid Authoring Tools”.
  • Rapid authoring tools enable faster development of eLearning courses. Every year the features and capabilities of the authoring tools are enhanced to provide powerful options to users.
  • The tools have certainly de-mystified the whole eLearning development process. Instead of depending on programmers non-technical people can attempt to develop eLearning courses. However, what are the factors to keep in mind while working with authoring tools?
  • Here are 7 tips that can you need to keep in mind when using rapid authoring tools for developing eLearning courses.
  • There are many authoring tools each with their own strengths and weaknesses. First and foremost, we need to understand the ability of each tool. For example, we can consider captivate for simulations based storyboard; and articulate for quick product training courses.
  • Budget and time available will determine our learning approach. Can pre-built templates work fine for the course or do we have to customize or need to include lots of interactivities for better instruction? We need to factor time needed for instructional designing, course development and quality analyzing while planning the project.
  • Training requirement is another important factor to be considered. Each tool has different capabilities. Are we planning an enterprise wide compliance training program or product training for the sales force? Tools that enable quick roll out would be idea in such cases. On the other hand, Software application training is best done using tools that capture software simulations.
  • We should also consider how simple or complex our eLearning courseware requirements are. If the online training course contains scenarios and role plays then the tools with more powerful capabilities will be the best choice. We might have to consider tools that have good number of pre-built templates that can be used as content pages, interactive screens.
  • Rapid authoring tools are easy to use. Nevertheless, we still need resources such as Graphic designers, Visual designers, Production designers to support the courses for good quality output? An image might have to be enhanced or tweaked and this can be done best by graphic designers or VDs. It is important to take stock of the resources before we plan out the project. Only then will there be no gap between expectations and final output.
  • It is a common misconception that rapid authoring tools are used only to instantaneously convert PowerPoint files into online courses. They may not necessarily produce instructionally sound eLearning courses. Just as with any software, it is important to explore the potential and fully utilize their ability to create instructionally rich courses with interactions, media and assessments.
  • If courses require tracking and reporting, then we have to use tools that produce AICC/SCORM compliant output that allows integration with LMS. We may also have to consider tools with HTML5 output for delivery of courses through mobile devices. Browsers, Operating system and Bandwidth are other factors to be considered.
  • It is important to keep all these factors in mind before we zero down on any tool for our eLearning course development.
  • Rapid authoring tools have considerably simplified the eLearning course development process. However, just as is the case with any tool or equipment, we can expect rich dividends only when we know HOW the tools can be effectively used to meet our training requirement.
  • Welcome to the presentation on, “7 Tips for E-learning Course Development Using Rapid Authoring Tools”.
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  • 7 Tips for E-learning Course Development Using Rapid Authoring Tools

    1. 1. CommLab India 7 Tips for E-learning Course Development Using Rapid Authoring Tools
    2. 2. Introduction • Growth of Rapid Authoring Tools
    3. 3. What are the factors to be kept in mind while working with authoring tools?
    4. 4. 7 TIPS FOR USING RAPID AUTHORING TOOLS
    5. 5. Tip 1 • Know Your Tools
    6. 6. Tip 2 • Review the Budget & Time Available Time Money Quality
    7. 7. Tip 3 • Understand the Training Requirement
    8. 8. Tip 4 • Assess the Nature of Content Principles Processes Procedures Facts
    9. 9. Tip 5 • Take Stock of the Resources on Hand
    10. 10. Tip 6 • Ensure Speed with Quality
    11. 11. Tip 7 • Verify the Output Requirements
    12. 12. 7 Tips for Using Rapid Authoring Tools • Know Your Tools • Review the Budget & Time Available • Understand the Training Requirement • Assess the Nature of Content • Take Stock of the Resources on Hand • Ensure Speed with Quality • Verify the Output Requirements
    13. 13. Conclusion • Rapid authoring tools have considerably simplified the eLearning course development process. • However, best of the equipment can lay wasted if you don’t have qualified people to use it. • Therefore, features of authoring tools can be better capitalized by experts who can use the tools effectively for the desired output.
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    15. 15. Thank you

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