613 It Takes Tools to Make a Thing Go Right

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Thursday, November 17



Selecting authoring tools wisely is important! Choosing the right tools will set you up for success, and choosing the wrong tools can lead to disastrous results. Knowing your project’s requirements and the capabilities of the tools help ensure you select the best tools to get the job done. 

This session will draw on a mixture of practical eLearning development experience and widely accepted computer science principles to uncover the pros and cons of various authoring tools. You will learn about authoring tool selection concepts that are relevant for all eLearning and mobile learning programmers. You will see real-world examples from actual eLearning courses and tools.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About the benefits of proper authoring tool selection
  • About the pros and cons of several popular authoring tools
  • About the proper rationale for which authoring tools should be used, based on several scenarios
  • About the impact that responsive design has had on authoring tool selection

Intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
HTML, Articulate Storyline, Articulate Studio, Trivantis Lectora Publisher, and Adobe Captivate.

Matt Kurtin

Senior Director, Technology and Visual Design

Innovative Learning Group

Matt Kurtin, Innovative Learning Group's senior director of technology and visual design, provides leadership for ILG's programmers and graphic designers. For over 20 years, he has advised client organizations on their overall technology strategy for learning and performance improvement. Matt provides insight into leading best practices for use of mobile solutions, learning portals, and learning management systems. He consistently applies the latest advances in digital capability, such as augmented and virtual reality, to practical application in learning. Matt has a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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