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Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013 Plus Trends


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Part of my presentation at DevLearn 2013. It was a great session, standing room only and a lot of awesome stuff.

Also includes trends and forecasts for 2014 and beyond in authoring tool space.

Couple of notes:

Head guys of Adobe Captivate were in attendance. They have stated that Captivate is not going anywhere and Adobe is committed to it. Secondly, if you have had any issues with the current version, please let me know and I will forward you onto them - they will solve your issue.

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Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2013 Plus Trends

  1. 1. Craig Weiss, CEO, Analyst, E-Learning 24/7
  2. 2. Where the market is heading Native App HTML5 Analytics Advanced A/V SaaS
  3. 3. Trends to watch Tin Can Gamification Advanced Capabilities Multilingual Synch
  4. 4. Coming to an authoring tool near you 2020 2017 2015 SaaS finally becomes the norm Instructional designers can build courses within the app, then synch it into the LMS and update w/o going back into authoring tool Advanced features and capabilities embracing emerging technology will drive the market, ID folks rejoice!
  5. 5. #10 Zenler Studio #9 QuickLessons #8 Lumesse CourseBuilder  Output to HTML5  HTML5  Multilingual  Easy to use, Simple  Digital Repository  HTML5  Placed within PowerPoint – click and select  SaaS, offline too  Tracking/Documentation – SaaS too #7 Courselab #6 Aura Interactive - SHIFT #5 Adobe Captivate 7  Robust Features  Avatars Synch Communication  Offers Free, but the best is Paid  Gaming - Better than most  Actions, Variables, Advanced 4 some  Cascading Rules, Objects 2  Scenarios with backgrounds that match  Tin Can, HTML5  Branching Beyond
  6. 6. #4 Training Bricks #3 GoAnimate Product Name Bricklayer Product Name GoAnimate Fun Fact An easy to use and fun authoring tool for beginners and those who want to go beyond Fun Fact Creating videos hasn’t been this much fun WOW Objects, Triggers, Actions and Events WOW Yeah it’s MP4, but who says that can’t be a course? Not me. WOW Timeline, Page interactions, Searching WOW Voice matches Avatars lips – Synch City WOW Branching has never been more fun! WOW Backgrounds, scenarios, timeline 6
  7. 7. #2 Articulate #1 dominKnow Product Name Storyline Product Name Claro Fun Fact It was close, but concerns about Storyline output to tablet via LMS.. Fun Fact One of the first authoring tool platforms to go SaaS WOW Advanced functionality in a RCAT continues to shine WOW Mobile Preview – See b4 u publish WOW Action! States! Layers! WOW Multilingual, Translation Import/Export WOW Interactions, Actors, Backgrounds oh my! WOW Feature Bonanza 7
  8. 8. Craig Weiss CEO E-Learning 24/7 Web site: