As compared to ten years ago when there were roughly four major authoring tools, today there are a large number of different tools and different approaches to creating content. You can use standard authoring tools, rapid development tools, LCMS, simulation development tools, HTML editors, Wikis, and many others including a vast array of media creation solutions. And to make matters more difficult seems to be a constant flood of new tools. We literally have 100s of choices.
So, this month, The Big Question is...
Points to Consider:
- How does the eLearning design process need to change to accomodate such a wide variety of tools?
- How does the tool selection process need to change?
- What should learning professionals do to stay up-to-speed? Do they need to learn new tools constantly? Can they stick with a few tools?
- Will this trend continue? If so, then what does that imply for us?
Elearning examples are here!
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