eBook Release: How To Select The Right eLearning Authoring Tool For You

How To Select The Right eLearning Authoring Tool For You
Summary: Creating an effective, engaging learning course requires more than pretty pictures and fancy animations. The best learning starts with careful Instructional Design planning and the best tools.

There Are Many Options But How Do You Find The One For You?

If you are about to select an eLearning authoring tool, you must have noticed that there is a mind-boggling amount of options out there. If you are not at this stage yet, you will be really soon. eLearning authoring tools are a very vital part of an eLearning program. They are basically what enables you to create digital content.

How To Select The Right eLearning Authoring Tool For You
In this eBook from eLearning Brothers, critical questions, checklists, and product comparisons will help you land a course authoring tool that fits you best.

An authoring tool can be as simple as a mere document editor or as complex as a video productions site. Content creators use them because they add functionality, save time, or offer features that would be impossible without the use of this technology. Understandably, there are many different types of software that may or may not fill one's needs. Trying them all out, however, is not feasible. Despite being an enormous time sink, many tools need to be purchased and used for a good amount of time before it becomes clear if they fit your needs or not. This is why the eBook How To Select The Right eLearning Authoring Tool For You is going to help you figure out exactly what your needs are and what you should expect from such a tool.

About The eBook

The eBook is divided into 6 chapters, and each is in the form of a question that is addressed to the reader. By answering these questions, you gain a clearer understanding of what your own needs are. Subsequently, these chapters also analyze what your various options are, according to how you answered.

Does Τhe Authoring Tool Offer Quality Templates Αnd Stock Assets Τo Get You Started?

Many eLearning content developers prefer to practice what is known as "rapid authoring" when this is possible. Rapid authoring is a term that describes the use of authoring tools and ready resources, such as templates, in order to create content. Since time is always the most precious resource, making sure that your authoring tool offers you an adequate library of templates and stock assets plays a big part in selecting an authoring tool.

What Type Οf Interactions Do You Need Τo Build?

Learner engagement is an extremely important part of a course. Of course, this comes mainly from the content itself, but the authoring tool you will select may have certain limitations. For example, does it support only one type of quizzes? That might not be optimal if you intend on publishing multiple quizzes regularly. Understanding these types of interactions with your audience is vital to your success.

How Do You Collaborate With Others?

When you select an authoring tool, you really need to be clear on how you will collaborate with others, how much sharing you will be doing, with what teams, and at what stages of the project. It is more than likely that you will need ways to capture feedback, review edits from Subject Matter Experts, work with the developers, and much more.

Does The Authoring Tool Cater To The Needs Of All Learners?

Accessibility is absolutely necessary today. Accessible eLearning makes matters better and more efficient for everyone, leading to a higher quality experience overall. When you select an authoring tool for developing online content, you should make sure that it includes features that will make it easier to create accessible digital learning.

Can You Build eLearning For Multiple Mobile Devices Easily?

Your authoring tools should include support for responsive design. Being in charge of how it looks is very important. You may need to change your approach for different devices because not all screens will respond the same way.

How Can You Have The Best Authoring Experience Possible?

Besides the main features of each tool you may be considering, you also need to consider other aspects that may drastically change the User Experience and impact your decision. These can include integration, support, value, and more.

In Conclusion

It's always a pleasure to read eBooks that try to address a question as directly as possible. Every single page of this eBook is carefully written in order to enable the reader to better understand their needs and to show them the best available options. Download the eBook How To Select The Right eLearning Authoring Tool For You by eLearning Brothers and enjoy their rich, insightful analysis and professional advice. The eBook comes packed with amazing visuals and assessments of various authoring tools that are currently on the market. I would suggest that you do not select an eLearning authoring tool unless you read this first.