Let’s start with a simple definition: eLearning Authoring tools are used to create eLearning lessons. These tools have been around much longer than most people know. When asked, many guess that they started coming on the market recently or perhaps back in the 1990s. The truth is the National Science Foundation funded the first authoring tool, called PLATO, way back in 1960, and then another in 1967, called TICCIT. Both spawned many other authoring tools over the years.
A decade ago, when eLearning as we know it today was an emerging practice, developers installed authoring tools on a local computer. Their organizations controlled all installation, storage, and security. It was, truly, a different world!
Back then, desktop applications were the tool of choice and provided most of the desired features and functionality. Cloud-based authoring tools had appealing collaborative capabilities, but they often had far more limitations than advantages.…
There’s more than one way to skin a cat and there’s more than one way to create eLearning.
As most organizations look to automate and improve efficiencies in all aspects of their business, many neglect the importance of doing the same with their learning programs.
Keep reading to learn about the benefits and best practices that high-performing L&D teams use to optimize and automate the way they build eLearning to drive business value, build high performing teams,…