Words you hate to hear...
I am a new ISD at a fairly large technology based company who's training history revolves mainly around software-based simulations. Recently some government regulations have led to some compliance-based acknwoledgement courses that had to be thrown together rather quickly as you could probably understand. When the hammers down, get it done sorta thing. The compliance-based courses were built in Captivate and have some problems associated with them but served their purpose for the quick turnaround.
As the new guy on the block, I was creating a req to purchase the software I wanted to use to create new courses/content. The software included Adobe eLearning Suite, Articulate, and SnagIT. I already have Office 2010. My supervisor asked me what Articulate was for and what it does. I explained to her the difference between Captivate and Articulate. Mainly the fact that Articulate works so well with PowerPoint when she said some words that made me cringe. "I want to get away from PowerPoint and focus on the video aspect of software simulation for courses like "XXX" and "YYY" (which are software-based but there may be more softskills training in the future)." That's fine, however, my first project is a soft-skills course and I'm creating it in PowerPoint! The standard for the company is eLearning Suite however, the department the standard is based off of only creates software-based simulations. I want to talk to my supervisor about this but I don't want to sound like a know-it all, especially since I'm new.
Has anyone else been in a similar situation? How did you handle it?