eLearning Tools of the Trade Infographic

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eLearning Tools of the Trade Infographic
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Which eLearning tools should I use to design my self-paced eLearning course? Use the eLearning Tools of the Trade Infographic to learn about the pros and cons of popular eLearning design tools at your disposal.

Key Considerations:
  • price,
  • development,
  • level of desired course,
  • time,
  • user skill features.
Web Authoring Tools
  • Pros: Widely used, easy to train and recruit for the skill.
  • Cons: Not designed specifically for eLearning. Call for custom built elements and may require third-party add-ons.
HTML Editors
  • Pros: Offer flexibility to code or design. Course will be low bandwidth, easy to update, and compatible on different platforms.
  • Cons: Not designed specifically for eLearning. Call for custom built elements and may require third-party add-ons.
Media & Application Tools
  • Pros: Produce slick visual presentations with nearly endless capabilities.
  • Cons: Extensive learning curve and may have flash-only output.
eLearning Authoring tools
  • Pros: Built for the non-techie, easier to learn and use, and doesn’t require coding.
  • Cons: Less flexibility than other tools.

The eLearning Tools of the Trade Infographic was adapted from the book E-Learning Fundamentals. In this book eLearning development experts and educators Diane Elkins and Desirée Pinder deliver a comprehensive examination of the eLearning process from the ground up. The book provides the base of knowledge necessary to tackle everything from early concepts of eLearning down to its execution. Throughout, you’ll find vignettes that bring concepts to life as well as checklists and practical eLearning tools for designing and developing your first eLearning course.

In this book you will:

  • dive into the basics of eLearning design and development,
  • explore the eLearning course design and development process—from analysis through evaluation,
  • learn to write and storyboard a course, construct test questions, choose media, put the course together, and establish a thorough review process.

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