4 Reasons to Choose Cloud Authoring

4 Reasons to Choose Cloud Authoring
Summary: Cloud authoring has a whole lot more than a silver lining to it. You’re about to find out that the cloud is jam-packed with benefits for e-Learning developers. Let’s take a closer look at the cloud—from the basics to why you should choose cloud authoring to create your online training.

What exactly is cloud authoring?

Cloud authoring is internet-based authoring. Shared resources, software and information are provided to your computer and other devices on demand, through a web browser. It’s a great way to create e-Learning courses.

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Here are 4 reasons to choose cloud authoring:

1. The cloud is gaining popularity.

Forbes reported cloud architecture as one of the top 10 strategic IT trends for 2015, according to Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which happened in Orlando recently. At this event, Gartner’s IT experts identify what they believe to be the top ten information technology trends for the next year.

“Gartner notes that cloud computing is the foundation of elastically scalable, self-service computing for both internally and externally facing applications,” says Forbes. The cloud offers tons of possibilities, including the ability to coordinate e-Learning authoring.

2. You don’t have to install it.
With cloud authoring, all you need is a web browser, and you’re good to go. That means no software installation time and no waiting around—perfect for when you have limited time to implement a new e-Learning program. The cloud makes it possible for you to get started right away!

3. The cloud gives you tons of flexibility.
Want to work on an e-Learning course from your office computer? You can. Want to bring your laptop to the coffee shop over the weekend to finish a project before Monday? You can. Want to ask your SME across the globe to take a look at your course and make comments? You can. A cloud authoring tool gives you flexibility to work wherever you want. Say goodbye to the Mac vs. PC debate. You can use either to create e-Learning in the cloud.

4. Your team will love it.
Cloud authoring does wonders for collaboration. Since your development team is working in the cloud, everyone can easily comment and collaborate on projects. You’ll feel more efficient, productive and unified as a team. To read more about the cloud authoring benefits for teamwork, check out this blog post: Cloud Authoring Improves Teamwork and eLearning.

Ready to start authoring in the cloud? Lectora® Online is a cloud authoring tool that lets you share resources, collaborate on course development and streamline your workflow. Try it free today!