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Elearning content development: Know the top authoring tools used by professionals

by - September 17, 2018

Elearning is considered to be a learning methodology, where learners are expected to grasp the given topics with great ease. They are provided instruction in a web based format and more realistic environment, to help retain knowledge from the topics for a longer time period. Hence, this is stated to be a more efficient and cost effective way to conduct learning by educational institutions and organizations alike.

Using of e learning content development tools

When considering learning content development tools, the instructional designer is to first determine the type of instruction that is to be imparted, venue, target audience, budget and other pertinent aspects.

Several tools are present nowadays that can be put to good use within the elearning industry. With passage of time, there have emerged numerous instructional designing tools that have proven to be beneficial in elearning content development.

Top elearning authoring tools for econtent development

·         Articulate Presenter

·         Adobe Captivate

·         Adobe Connect

·         Articulate Engage

·         Harbinger Raptivity

·         Adobe Presenter

·         TechSmith Camtasia

Other elearning tools used

Apart from the above given tools, there are also others that are used commonly for elearning content development.

·         LCDS by Microsoft: MLCDS (Microsoft Learning Content Dev. Solutions is considered to be a free tool which helps course designers to come up with high quality and interactive online course materials.

·         Easygenerator: Subject Matter Experts and Instructional Designers using this tool can make the course much more engaging and interesting, so as to create that higher impact upon the learner. Few eminent features of this tool are its being future proof, user friendliness and cost friendly.

·         Multimedia Object Authoring Learning Tool: Using this tool, content developers can easily integrate audios, videos, images and text within a single course, hence, creating that impact upon the learner, as desired.

·         Smart Builder: Flash courses are created using this tool and it enables availing of rich contents. It also boasts of having easy user interface.

·         LessonWriter: Teachers find this tool to be quite useful, since it can help develop lessons right from any passage. They can also user their own creativity during the development process and to make it more interesting for students. This tool does help to save good amount of precious time when creating lesson plans.

·         AuthorPOINT: This tool is used specifically to integrate pre-recorded video or audio in the course or capture presentations.

·         Lectora Inspire: It is considered to be the initial tool that supported HTML5 contents. Course contents can now be delivered directly to tablets or smartphones using it.

·         Raptivity: This tool is a boon for beginners and provides them with access to over 190 different interactions, along with virtual world and exciting games. Interactions which are embedded into the tool are customizable according to content requirements.

·         Gomo learning: Using this tool, the author can come up with responsive and adaptive contents. It is also cloud based and collaborative tool.

Overall, there are several tools to be found, but care should be taken to identify the right one that will fit perfectly the specific needs of the learners and developers.

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