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Tag Archives: authoring

Oppia for open questions and learning scenarios

Oppia is a new cloud-based authoring tool under development by a team of collaborators including Google employees. Currently in beta and due for release in February 2015, Oppia is free and open source, easy-to-use and flexible. It is built around learning activities which it calls ‘explorations’. It is good at parsing answers to open questions and branching basedContinue Reading

Articulate Storyline for Authoring

  Articulate Storyline is the most recent authoring tool from Articulate. Released over a year ago, it is a much improved version of Articulate Studio which I reviewed in August 2010. Storyline is now a unified, stand-alone product, completely separate from PowerPoint. The three components of Studio – Engage, Quizmaker and Presenter –  are combinedContinue Reading

Articulate for Authoring

Since writing my reviews of Xerte and eXe, Media Services have started authoring using Articulate. Unlike Xerte and eXe, Articulate is a proprietary desktop system built on top of PowerPoint. Its main advantage is that it combines ease of use for those familiar with PowerPoint (nearly all lecturers at this stage!) with tools for creatingContinue Reading

Evaluating – Xerte OnLine Toolkits

Xerte OnLine Toolkits (XOLT) is a server-based open source authoring environment developed by the Information Services Learning Team at the University of Nottingham. It can be downloaded from the Xerte home page. XOLT is distributed free of charge under the GNU public licence. (Note: XOLT should be distinguished from the original desktop Xerte authoring tool,Continue Reading

Authoring Tools – Still in Use

With the growing interest in user generated content there has been a decline in the perceived importance of authoring tools. However, UCD Media Services has developed several lessons on taking medical case histories using Flashform (now ProForm) from RapidIntake.  Flashform allows less technically-minded users to create Flash content by filling in forms. It is possibleContinue Reading