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Best Authoring Tools For Rapid eLearning Development – Comparison

Best authoring tools

Way of learning needs lead to create various authoring tools to meet the learner requirements and the training models. Though there are various authoring tools and each tool has its own identity to stand in the race of technology by integrating the components that are required for the learners so as to enhance the learning experience and retention.

Let’s see some of the tools that are tailored to meet the learner needs.

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Adobe Captivate 2019 Released – Bagged with All New Features

Adobe Captivate 2019 new features

A booming sought software Adobe Captivate makes a hard impression with its astonishing features in its new release, Adobe Captivate 2019. The most buzzing feature in eLearning industry which is Virtual Reality is now available in this tool and makes your project stand apart. In addition to virtual reality, Adobe Captivate 2019 released a set of new and enhanced features to develop eLearning courses effortlessly and thrives the learner’s retention.

Let’s have quick look on new features of Adobe Captivate 2019.

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How to create responsive simulations using adobe captivate 2017?

How to create responsive simulations using adobe captivate 2017

In this blog, we are going to see how to create responsive simulations using Adobe Captivate 2017.

In general, simulation can be created in three ways. They are:

Demo – In this mode, user can view the simulation like a video without the need to interact.

Training – In this mode, user can interact with the project as well as it will be directing the user using dialog boxes with respect to the steps derived by the developer

Assessment – It allows user to click the mouse at the appropriate areas, type in information into various fields and click on fields or buttons to submit the content without any hints/dialog box.

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Adobe Captivate 2017 Review: What’s New and Enhanced for Responsive Mobile Learning?

New Adobe Captivate 2017 Review
Adobe Captivate 2017 is released and I am excited to see what this new version has to offer to the eLearning world. With this new version, Adobe has opened the doors for smart and advanced eLearning authoring focusing on mobile learning courses & responsive eLearning design. This eLearning authoring tool lets eLearning Developer create responsive HTML5-based eLearning content without any programming knowledge.

Adobe Captivate 2017, the updated version of Adobe Captivate 9.0.1, can be a game changer as it comes with capabilities to:

  • Reduce eLearning development time with the innovative new Fluid Boxes
  • Transform legacy Adobe Captivate eLearning (desktop) courses into fully responsive eLearning content
  • Deliver engaging, interactive, multi-device eLearning content with no hassles

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Custom Elearning Development: Top 5 Considerations for Building Interactive Scenarios for ELearning

Custom eLearning and Scenario-based learning

Custom eLearning if designed correctly, tailored to organizational needs, can create immersive and engaging learning experiences. Incorporating the contextual scenarios (scenario-based training) woven with story-telling approach can take your custom eLearning courses to the next level. We, at Swift, provide cost-effective custom eLearning solutions that not only enhances your corporate training but brings improved performance on the job. Read more

All You Need to Know About SCORM and LMS

SCORM LMS eLearning

Elearning has evolved over the years and has overtaken live classroom trainings. Most of the companies now make use of an LMS (learning management system), to provide and track all eLearning courses. Some will subscribe to an LMS service while others build their own. No matter what, all the companies want their eLearning training courses to work on their LMS’ and that’s where SCORM and Tin Can API get into the picture.

In this blog, I’ll explain all you need to know about SCORM 1.1, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 and Tin Can API, and how they are different from each other and why they are so important in the eLearning world. Read more

Lectora ReviewLink: Enhance eLearning Course Review

Lectora_ReviewLink_Swift eLearning Cover
Lectora ReviewLink – a web based application from Trivantis to streamline the eLearning course review cycle. It simplifies and helps you speedup course approvals and sign-offs from client.

Managing course review has never been an easy job. A typical course review includes defining the bug, reporting and assigning for fixing, regression (checking whether the bug is fixed or not), comment submission for unfixed bugs, review feedback, etc. If there are multiple reviewers, then the process will become complex and difficult to manage.

ReviewLInk, an online eLearning review and collaborative tool, simplifies eLearning course review process. All you need to do is – Publish your course into Lectora ReviewLink from eLearning authoring tools such as Lectora Inspire or Lectora Online and manage your review process effectively. Read more

A Case Study on Microlearning as Performance Support to Reinforce Existing Training

Microlearning Case Study_Swift Elearning

Microlearning, one of the hottest eLearning trends, is catching attention amongst eLearning fraternity like never before. Our recent discussion on a LinkedIn group received a stream of thoughts and perspectives on microlearning. In this blog, we will discuss the microlearning case study that illustrates how we’ve developed and delivered microlearning course/application as performance support to reinforce existing training.

Before we could explore the case study, let’s first understand what microlearning actually means. “Microlearning is not just bite-sized eLearning content that is chunked to deliver short bursts of information, but it is more than that…”

Then What is Microlearning?

Microlearning is a modern instructional design strategy that:

  • Aligns with the modern, tech-savvy workforce with shorter attention spans
  • Focusses on one specific learning outcome
  • Provides just-in-time performance support to reinforce learning and improves retention
  • Enables learners to choose when and what they need to learn at the moment of need
  • Is most cost-effective way to develop and deliver online training

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Case Study: Using JavaScript in Lectora Inspire

JavaScript in Lectora

JavaScript is the widely used client-side scripting language on the web. It’s used for adding functionality to web pages, web form validation or manipulating objects on a webpage. This makes it a very useful tool in the skill set of any e-Learning developer or instructional designer especially while working with Lectora Inspire eLearning projects. Here’s the case study that explains how we used JavaScript to build a simulation-based eLearning as part of application training.

In our journey of e-learning development, we came across a unique obligation from one of our stakeholders.

Following were the key requirements for Application Training: Read more