We know that when it comes to designing and developing an effective eLearning course, the selection of correct rapid authoring tool is very important. Nowadays, there are many authoring tools in the market. Lectora is one among them and it has gained high recognition and used extensively for its utility in rapidly developing, engaging eLearning courses.
This authoring tool offers various features such as Table of Contents, Interactivities, Audio Transcription, Branching Pages, Click on Tabs, Customized Templates, Quizzes etc. These incredible features of Lectora support a lot while designing and developing both normal as well as customized eLearning courseware. Hence, it is no surprise that the tool has become very popular among the learning course developers and professionals.
In this blog post, I would like to share how Lectora supports translation of eLearning courses into multiple languages, also with an option to publish them on multiple devices.
1. Single Course, Multiple Languages
Lectora allows integration of multiple language versions (including English version) of the same eLearning course in single multilingual interface (GUI). This feature can give amazing power to the learners by enabling them to access eLearning courses in any language of their choice as well as an option of switching between one language to other, either from the home page or even from the middle of the course. Let us try to understand the usefulness of single multilingual interface using the two given screen shots with examples:
A. Here, suppose a learner is willing to take up the eLearning course in his/her own choice of language, let’s say ‘English’, then he/she just needs to select/click ‘English’ language. Consider the following screenshot:
B. Here, suppose a learner has completed an eLearning course in ‘English language version’ up to the 2nd chapter, and he/she needs to further continue the course from the 3rd chapter in, say, ‘Chinese language version’. What can a learner do in such a situation? It’s so simple and easy. Here, the learner has to just select ‘Chinese’ language from the drop down list (list of multiple languages versions) at the right corner of screen and he/she can automatically switch over to the ‘Chinese language version’ for the 3rd chapter. There is no need to restart the course all over again. Consider the following screenshot:
2. Option of Publishing E-learning Courses on Multiple Devices (PC, iPad, Mobile)
As we know, in today’s context, being able to access learning content through multiple devices is highly expected and appreciated by learners. Here, designing eLearning courses in such a way that they become compatible with the interphases and screen sizes of iPad, PC and other advance mobile devices is definitely a big challenge for both training managers and developers. But with Lectora, there is no such problem because it allows publishing of eLearning courses to Flash, iOS and HTML5 formats so that eLearning courses can be accessed through PCs, smartphones and tablets.
Additionally, well compatible with the eLearning standard, Tin Can API, Lectora also allows tracking and recording of learner’s progress in eLearning courses. This authoring tool features a good selection of iPad templates for storing eLearning courses and presenting them in an effective way.
Thus, we have seen how Lectora is helpful in developing effective eLearning courses. How do you like using Lectora for your eLearning projects? Please do share your views regarding this. We would really appreciate to hear from you.