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Aarti Talwar

Hi Willia,

Our team mainly uses Articulate Studio '09 for elearning development (essentially because it's very simple and intuitive and works well with PowerPoint). We have recently started playing with Storyline since it has more freeform authoring. In addition, we sometimes use Camtasia for creating quick training videos. Lastly, in my previous companies, I used Captivate 5 quite extensively to create software simulations and demonstrations. So, those are my two cents about authoring tools.

I haven't used the Adobe elearning Suite (which comes with Captivate 6), but it definitely looks good from the demos they have posted on the Adobe site.

Hope that helps!

Thanks,

Aarti

Aarti Talwar

Wonderful, Willia! I have never attended a workshop by Tom, but follow his blog very extensively for design and elearning ideas! And Storyline is a pretty neat tool, just that I am experiencing a longer learning curve understanding states and triggers!

Massachusetts, that's nice, we're on the other coast, in California.

Thanks,

Aarti

Bob S

Hi Willia,

For module creation, we currently we use Articulare Studio in house and Flash CS5 through outsourcing. Of course we are looking hard at Storyline and considering how that might span the gap and cover both instead.

(Have personally used Captive, Lectora and a few others in the past, but learning curve is too steep for current team and current need)

For stand-alone content creation, we use the following:

  • Acrobat Pro
  • Kvisoft Flipbook Maker Pro
  • AVS4YOU Video Tools to create lightweight video clips (we outsource the heavy duty/high production value video stuff)
  • Audacity and AVS4YOU Audio Tools for all audio clips
  • Adobe Connect for interactive webinar assembly

Probably a couple others I forgot, but hope this helps.


Bob