My e-Learning Toolbox
Every so often I see my fellow bloggers posting lists of what they have in their e-learning toolbox. These posts are always interesting and helpful. It is a glimpse not just into their development tool preferences, but it also provides some reflection into the approaches they take in creating courses.
Here is what I have in my e-learning toolbox and some notes on how I use these tools.
- ToolBook authoring tool – this is the DHTML authoring tool used at my company, but prior to this I used TrainerSoft (now Outstart Trainer), which is my preference.
- Adobe Fireworks – editing graphics.
- Adobe Flash – creating interactive elements, including animation, games, immersive learning simulations, etc.
- Adobe Captivate – creating simulations (software sims and occasionally soft skill, branching sims).
- Sumtotal LCMS – already determined by the company I work for, but no complaints.
- SnagIt – grabbing screenshots.
- Adobe Dreamweaver – creating web pages and occasionally jerry-rigging the HTML in courses.
- Adobe Acrobat – creating PDFs included in courses (e.g. job aids).
- Notepad – editing XML.
- Windows MovieMaker – editing WMV files.
- PowerPoint – creating storyboards.
- WordPress – editing and publishing my blog.
FYI: Most of what I make are asynchronous WBTs. Please feel free to share what is in your toolbox or any recommendations on tools I should add.