Rapid authoring tools – this eLearning course development software have come to occupy the central role in the world of eLearning. Why are these tools so popular? How can they be used to create highly effective courses in quick time at low cost? Let us see in detail the pivotal role of these tools.
Development of courses in short time
As its name suggests, rapid authoring software can be used to cut down development time of online courses drastically. It is possible to develop courses in 40% less time than it would take to develop courses using tools used traditionally, such as Flash. Today, it is possible to develop a 30-minute digital course in about 4 to 5 weeks.
Delivery of maximum ROI on training
We have seen that rapid authoring tools can reduce the time taken for development of online courses considerably. This goes a long way in reducing the development costs as the number of man-hours needed for the development comes down substantially. This methodology can produce online courses for as less as 50% when compared to its traditional counterpart. Indeed, organizations can now optimize their training dollar.
Production of mobile compatible courses
Rapid eLearning satisfies the need of companies to develop courses that can be effectively accessed on mobile devices. Unlike tools, such as Flash, that cannot be used to develop mobile compatible courses, most rapid authoring tools can publish courses to HTML5, a format that is highly mobile-friendly.
Creation of instructionally sound courses
Rapid authoring tools can be used to develop courses that are instructionally sound because they facilitate the participation of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and Instructional Designers (IDs) in the development of online courses. This is possible because little coding skills are needed to use them.
Updates to courses are easy to make
It has been rightly remarked that change is the only constant in the world of business. Courses need to be regularly updated to meet the ever-evolving training needs of organizations. Rapid authoring tools allow companies to update courses quickly and effectively. SMEs can update the courses themselves without any assistance from developers.
Thus, rapid authoring tools allow organizations to make the best use of their time and money and create highly effective courses. Indeed, they are indispensable to a modern organization. Aren’t they?