Each e-learning authoring tool available in the market comes with its own strengths and drawbacks. Choosing the right authoring tool to meet your online training needs is imperative. L&D professionals will need to spend some time considering the features of each tool before making that final decision. If you need help choosing the right tool to meet your organization’s e-learning demands, an e-learning outsourcing vendor can help. Being aware of an authoring tool’s features can help you make the right choice, depending on your training requirements.
If you are considering Lectora as a choice of authoring tool, it would always help to read up information on how other organizations have made best use of Lectora in their e-learning projects. Here is some inside information on how we have leveraged the strengths of Lectora to create e-learning courses for our clients.
Implemented Responsive Course Design
With the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) concept becoming increasingly popular in organizations, it is not surprising that L&D professionals want an authoring tool that supports responsive design.
One of our clients, a US-based telecommunications giant had a repository of more than 500 courses that were created using an earlier version of Lectora. Learners needed to access online training programs on multiple devices such as desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Lectora fit the bill and wireframes were used to reduce development time. Using Lectora Online, a cloud-based authoring tool made it easier for multiple people to work on the project, and the legacy courses were made responsive in a short time.
Provided Easy Translations
An increasing number of organizations have a global workforce and that is one reason for the popularity of translated versions of e-learning courses. Learning in one’s native language certainly promotes better understanding of the course content.
A multinational corporation based in Japan, specializing in automobile manufacturing wanted its global sales team trained on customer service processes and its new fleet of vehicles. The e-learning course had to be translated into 17 languages.
We made use of Lectora’s translation-support features to deliver quick translations of e-learning courses. The content to be translated was exported to an RTF file and sent to the translation vendor. After we received the translated content we imported the content in Lectora, making minor adjustments in the layout depending on the length of text in each language, and we had the translated course ready for rollout.
Simplified Text-Heavy Content
When you are looking at converting classroom training programs or manuals which are content-heavy into engaging e-learning courses, Lectora is an ideal choice.
A national association of pharmacists wanted an online course to provide knowledge on immunization services in pharmacies. A Word document that contained all the information had to be converted into an e-learning course within a fortnight.
Lectora is the rapid authoring tool we used for the quick conversion of a text-heavy document into an online training program. The interactivities that were included provided an engaging experience to the learners.
Made E-learning Development Rapid
Often training managers race against time to rollout e-learning courses to meet the demands of the organization as well as its employees. For just-in-time support, rapid e-learning is the way to go.
A leading insurance company wanted us to develop an e-learning course for insurance brokers. The main aim of the course was to make beginners in the finance and insurance sector aware of the prerequisites and company standards to be followed. The client wanted a cost-effective solution developed within a short time. The course also had to be engaging.
Choosing Lectora made our task easy. Not only does it offer a friendly user-interface, it also supports all digital images, audio, and video formats to make the course rich in media elements. So, the next time you are working under a time crunch and are thinking of ways to rollout training quickly, Lectora is a rapid authoring tool that you could try.
Supported Mobile Learning
With an increasing number of employees preferring to learn on-the-go or work from home, organizations have found it necessary to implement mobile learning. A Towards Maturity 2016 research revealed that 64% of employees agree that learning on a mobile device is essential and useful.
A leading organization dealing with precision weighing and measurement instruments wanted to create safety training to make employees aware about unsafe practices at work. It was not possible to hold a classroom training. Instead, the organization decided to opt for mLearning.
Lectora is perfect for the rapid development of mobile content. Animated line drawings were used to depict the safety processes to be followed. Lectora makes it possible to interactive e-learning courses that can be accessed via any mobile device.
Before you embark on e-learning course development, make a list of the need-to-have features in your online training program. Lectora meets the requirements of most e-learning courses and will certainly make an ideal choice when you are looking at delivering an interactive, engaging learning experience. If you have used Lectora to develop e-learning courses, do use the Comments section to share the positives of using this authoring tool.
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