When organizations need to impart training to their employees through e-learning course, cost and time are the two factors that get their attention first. Organizations want their courses to be developed in a cost-effective manner within a short amount of time. In this blog, I would like to share some information about an authoring tool that helps to develop effective e-learning courses at reduced costs within a short period.
There are many tools that are used to develop e-learning courses, such as Articulate storyline, Articulate studio, Adobe captivates, Adobe flash, and so on. But benefits of Storyline over other tools make it the best choice to develop e-learning courses. A survey by the E-learning Guild revealed that Articulate Storyline is the most preferred rapid authoring tool. It is a simple tool and can be used by any person with the knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint as both the user interfaces are pretty similar.
How does Storyline help in saving cost and time?
1. Quick and easy development:
Using Articulate Storyline, we can develop interactive e-learning courses within a short time because it consists of many pre-installed features where the developer need not design them again.
2. In-built templates:
Articulate Storyline has a built-in template, which is of the ready-to-use type. By using this template, users can develop a course. If required, customization of templates can also be done.
Storyline consists of various images with acceptable expression for an e-learning course. Re-creation of images with a suitable expression demands time and money. Storyline has addressed this issue by using built-in characters with various expressions.
4. Triggers and variables:
In Storyline, triggers allow you to add wide variety of functionalities. Click here.
Variables require knowledge of coding and numeric. Storyline made this easy by built-in variables.
5. Screen capturing:
Screen capturing is one of the best advantages of Storyline. The selected working screen can be simulated and recorded in the form of slides or videos, which can be reviewed later for future performance.
6. Mobile compatibility:
Another advantage of this Storyline is that it can publish the courses in some formats such as HTML5 and iOS with a single click. By this we can have a course anywhere, any time.
7. Easy translation:
Courses can be translated into many languages using Storyline. Some languages like Arabic, Japanese and Chinese have unique characters and therefore, courses developed in such languages can be translated using some of the former authoring tools but it involves much effort. By using Articulate Storyline, we can sort out this issue.
Articulate Storyline has built-in interactivities like preview, next, rollover, sticky notes, numbers, tabs, and click on images, and so on. These interactivities make e-learning courses interactive.
Storyline can design quizzes with single select and multiple select, drag and drop, and so on. It does not need external software. It also displays the result and feedback after the course completion. Gamification in quizzes can also be done using Storyline to keep the learners focused on the course content.
With all these advantages mentioned, we can say that Storyline is the best authoring tool for e-learning development. Hope you find this post informative. Do you have anything to say? Please do share.