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Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom, 2007/02/18 - There’s no shortage of rapid authoring tools. But which ones are worth making your partner for life, and who is going to end up breaking your heart? Kineo played cupid this week by running an online rapid e-learning speed dating session to help.
Kineo, the leader in rapid e-learning, looked to share a little love on Val’s day by inviting several of the rapid authoring tools provides to have a little fun in a speed dating session. Leading tools including Mohive, Articulate, Atlantic Link, Raptivity, ReadyGo and others were happy to step forward and make their case.
Each tools company was given five minutes to make a good first impression. They explained why their tool was the one, how they were different from the others, and particularly how instructional designers would fall for their charms. Then each was asked to explain why a subject matter expert would not find their working with their tool a high maintenance relationship. Their overtures, available on the Kineo website, make for interesting listening.
Stephen Walsh, Kineo partner and honorary Cilla Black for the day, said “We know from speaking to our customers that it’s a challenge to look into every tool in the market. But most people can spare five minutes to get a quick sense of what a tool does – and then decide if it’s worth exploring further. So we created this somewhat fun-in-cheek, but informative, way of sharing an overview of what several key tools do. You can draw your own conclusions from how the companies present themselves, but we can also help you do a more in-depth assessment for your organisation, and critically how to apply rapid e-learning techniques to get the most out of that tool, as we’ve done for many others.”
One key conclusion from the speed dating session is that a tool alone won’t deliver effective e-learning. Walsh said “One piece of relationship advice we feel we must share:
An authoring tool will only get you so far. If you want to truly accelerate your e-learning, you need design, script and graphics for the topics you care about, quality assured and pre-assembled for easy customisation for your organisation. Kineo Flatpacks can help deliver on that goal. Key topics including Fire Safety Awareness and Equality & Diversity are now available, with many more in development.”
You can review the speed dating session as an Engage animation here: at the Kineo website.
Kineo’s Rapid E-learning Store provides a wide range of guides, tools and templates, to help you accelerate your e-learning today – including our revolutionary Flatpack E-learning, a complete constructor kit for e-learning development in a range of topics including diversity and fire safety. More at The Rapid Elearning Store website.
Kineo is the leader in rapid e-learning.
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• Rapid e-learning consultancy on how to get rapid e-learning into your organisation
• Rapid e-learning development to deliver effective e-learning at speed
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• Rapid guides, tools, resources, and Flatpacks available at the Rapid E-learning Store
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