EVENT: The sharpest tool in the box – choose the best authoring tool for your learning strategy

Dates 10 NOV / 2016
Times 10:00am – 5:00pm (registration opens at 9.15am)
Type Conference session
Price £95+VAT for eLN Members (£125+VAT for Non-Members)
Venue London
Speakers Nick Eastham, Solutions Technical Manager, Brightwave

Building on last year’s success, The eLearning Network hosted “eLN Connect 2016: Learning in a Digital World” – their annual event at London’s Grange Tower Bridge Hotel.

With a series of talks from industry leaders sharing case studies and thoughts on trends in learning, conference themes included:

  • Design
  • Tools & Technology
  • and the important concept of ‘Making a Difference’.

Brightwave’s Solutions Technical Manager Nick Eastham contributed to the day’s programme.

The sharpest tool in the box – choose the best authoring tool for your learning strategy
From rapid and responsive, to video and cross-browser capability we, as learning professionals, demand great things from the authoring tools available to us. And there are many to choose from.

This session explored the key factors we recommend you consider when choosing an authoring tool. These vary according to environment and culture, to the needs of your learners and the objectives of the learning. Choosing the right authoring tool and ensuring it is based on your needs ensures your learning content is not simply fit for purpose, but meets the aims of your wider learning strategy. With plenty of examples from real courses and solutions, the session covered a list of questions you need to ask, and provided a framework to help guide you through the tool-selection process:

  • Great expectations – why the right authoring tool is the foundation of quality learning content.
  • Key considerations – the right questions to evaluate the range of tools and make the right decision.
  • The future – what can we expect from the next generation of authoring tools?

About Nick
Nick has 20 years’ experience in e-learning. Starting as an Authorware Developer building courses to support Control Engineering degree courses, Nick moved on to developing multimedia training courses in HTML, JavaScript and Flash. He has managed teams of developers working with tools such as Flash, Articulate, Captivate and Lectora. He also provides consultancy and capability support to clients in the use of generic authoring tools.

About The eLearning Network
The eLN is a non-profit, Community Interest Company run by the eLearning community for the learning community.

Elly Davies, Senior Learning Designer also delivered a presentation at the event.



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