In my last blog, I discussed the top 5 rapid eLearning development tools namely Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio, Adobe Captivate, Lectora Inspire and Adobe Presenter. In this blog, I would like to discuss another five rapid eLearning development tools, namely, Adobe Flash, Adobe Premiere, Camtasia, iSpring and Flipbook Maker.
Adobe Flash is a powerful tool used to create highly interactive and engaging courses. This tool supports scripting languages; thus, we can customize interactivities. Using Flash we can create interactivities like flip books, match the following, drag and drop, role plays, dropdown, FAQs, puzzles and slideshows. We can create simulations like Watch, try and do for software training. It supports multiple audio formats like .WAV, .MP3, AIF, etc. When you need to load text or database content dynamically, use Dynamic Textfield. Using ActionScript, we can control the Dynamic textfiled to change or displaying the text while swf movie playing in run-time.
Adobe premiere is a powerful video-editing tool. It is capable of creating high-quality videos. We can import graphics, audio and videos in different formats using this tool. We can create customized animations using this software. This is easy to export into different types of video formats.
Camtasia is the most popular tool for screen recording. After recording, you can edit videos. You can add graphics and audio. You can also add hotspots, quizzes, callouts, banners, buttons, and animated backgrounds to video.
iSpring is a user-friendly tool that allows you to convert PowerPoint to HTML5. It is an add-on in PowerPoint. You can convert PowerPoint presentations to video formats supported by smartphones and tablets and publishes the courses in SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 and AICC. You can also create different types of interactive quizzes using quiz maker.
Flipbook maker is software to convert your PDFs into interactive flipbooks. Using this tool, you can convert your product catalogues, brochures, and magazines (PDFs) into flipbooks, which can be uploaded to websites. The output produced by flipbook maker can run on smart devices like iPad, iPhone and android devices.
There are still many other rapid eLearning development tools that can help you in developing courses quickly and easily. The tools discussed here are the ones that we have used. I hope you found this blog informative. Do share your views.