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by Joe Ganci

Most eLearning does not stay in use for years. It is custom-made to meet a client’s needs and those needs are usually immediate and prone to change quickly. Changes are happening all the time, so the shelf life of eLearning is limited. That’s a good thing because it keeps our services in demand. Authoring tools continue to evolve too. Where do we stand at the start of 2016?

Review   |   December 22, 2015
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by Joe Ganci

The iSpring Suite continues to evolve, adding features and becoming easier to use and more flexible for use across a broader spectrum of situations. Here is Joe’s review of the latest iteration and the most significant changes.

Review   |   November 24, 2015
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by Joe Ganci

Adobe Presenter is a PowerPoint add-in tool that offers features either not resident in or difficult to implement in PowerPoint. Correctly used, you can make your eLearning better than a simple linear experience. But version 11 of Presenter provides two particularly useful features, and one additional one that blew Joe away. Read all about the new features here!

Review   |   October 27, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Connie Malamed has authored a new companion to her earlier book, Visual Language for Designers. This new book will give you all you need to create visuals for your eLearning with “production values” that will set it apart, head and shoulders above the rest. Learn (some would say “steal”) from the best. This book is that best.

Review   |   September 10, 2015
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by Joe Ganci

Last week, Adobe released Captivate version 9. With each new version, there have been some very welcome additions, and some new features that would first make us scratch our heads only to find eventually that we couldn’t live without them. In this review, you will get a comprehensive look at almost everything in Captivate 9, including those soon-to-be-indispensable features!

Review   |   August 25, 2015
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by Joe Ganci

Elucidat is an authoring tool that promises it will be easy to make amazing eLearning. Does it deliver? Joe’s review shows you what Elucidat can do, and what it lacks.

Review   |   June 23, 2015
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by Joe Ganci

PowerPoint add-in tools are an important category of eLearning authoring software, and a developer or manager can spend a lot of time comparing their features when it comes time to select one. This month’s review will save you much of that effort! Joe reports on six of the most prominent tools, in easy-to-use tabular format.

Review   |   May 26, 2015
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by Joe Ganci

Scenario-based learning allows learners to make mistakes and to learn from those mistakes, keeping learning from being linear, passive, and boring. But building it can be complicated. BranchTrack, a cloud-based tool, makes not just the flowcharting part easy but actually outputs a full-fledged simulation for you. Read all about it here!

Review   |   April 28, 2015
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by Todd Kasenberg

Raptivity Linker, software that enables stitching together multiple Raptivity interactivities and parts, was recently released from beta. Here is a user review that identifies the functionality and ease of use of this new tool, and also lays out some areas where it could use some further development.

Review   |   April 23, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Times change, and instructional methods change with them. One concept that instructional designers should become familiar with is that of the role of community in learning, and the necessity of learners feeling themselves involved in a community. A new book takes a strategic look at this approach and provides the necessary background you need to get started.

Review   |   April 21, 2015
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