To meet the growing vertical demands for training and learning, organizations often stagnate. The continuous development of e-learning as a process requires a lot of time and effort. To save costs and time, developers now use fast authoring tools to develop customized online learning solutions. As a trend, this has been for many years.
Most developers rely on popular authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline and Reader. These tools have evolved in recent years towards different types of e-learning platforms, including the mobile platform.
The use of tools for creating interactive learning spaces has many benefits for both developers and users.
The biggest advantage of using rapid creation tools is that it saves time, effort and training budget. E-Leaning solutions can be developed for multiple platforms and cross-platform functions work for all popular delivery devices: desktop computers, PCs, smartphones and tablets. For users, it offers the opportunity to access learning at your convenience, at any time and in any place. For developers, this saves a lot of time, effort and money. So, it’s good for everyone!
Online courses created with quick authoring tools are ready for webcasting. They can also be seen on popular mobile browsers for students who prefer to access learning on the fly. Quick authoring tools now support HTML5 format: to be more interactive and engaging for students
With the Quick Build tool, personalized eLearning courses are automatically adjusted based on the size of the screen and the user’s device resolutions. The navigation buttons, the search bar, the menu, the activated / deactivated volume and other functions of the shell are compatible without any additional change or coding.
The online courses developed with quick creation tools are also very light. Therefore, they occupy very little space and bandwidth in the student’s device.
Many interactions can be easily constructed in classes without any additional effort. Existing material, such as content, images and graphics, can be used as is. Positions can be assigned and courses are conducted accordingly, according to the user’s device specifications. Interactivities include simple transitions, illustrations, scroll panels and more. Higher level interactivity such as Drag and Drop, Surveys and Text / Data can also be created according to the needs of the client and the user.
Classes can also be downloaded so that students can take classes when Internet connectivity is not available or even take impressions to use when necessary.
Courses created with rapid creation tools comply with industry standards: SCORM and AICC. This ensures that the user’s progress can be easily tracked in the LMS where the online courses reside.
Even if the user accesses the electronic courses through several devices, the progression follows synchronously. Therefore, the student can access the course through several distribution channels: online, offline or mobile. This does not affect the final progress report generated for each user.
The use of quick authoring tools for the development of e-learning has many other advantages. With the advent of more tools with a wider range of features, this is the way most developers have chosen to creating interactive learning spaces and content for technology-assisted delivery.