NewswireToday - /newswire/ -
Nottingham, Notts, United Kingdom, 2009/09/10 - Atlantic Link, the world’s leading provider of collaborative rapid e-learning authoring software, is delighted to announce further industry recognition from ‘IT Training’ magazine.
‘IT Training’ is the only UK magazine dedicated to the IT training market. It is a quarterly printed publication and a monthly e-newsletter containing a mix of news, feature articles, comment and reviews aimed primarily at buyers of IT training.
In their first e-learning survey of leading companies, Clive Shepherd examines the results and the current shape of the market, with Atlantic Link placed in the Top 5 authoring tool providers globally.
Significantly, Atlantic Link is the only company listed that provides a server based, collaborative tool. The survey noted “Although most tools are still Windows applications, we are seeing a rapid growth in the use of online tools, which allow data to be stored in a database on a central server and facilitate the collaborative development of content.”
“The outlook for authoring tools looks bright as more organisations decide to develop their own e-learning content in-house. It remains to be seen whether online tools, typically purchased on an enterprise basis, will erode the dominance of the desktop tools.”
Atlantic Link’s Managing Director, Mike Alcock, commented: "This survey confirms what our customers are telling us – standalone desktop tools impose too many limitations on the e-learning production process. Modern Web 2.0 tools such as ours solve all of the traditional problems of e-learning development. Customers are now demanding collaborative authoring, server based development, automatic accessibility, full workflow and more.”
“The beauty of our collaborative system is convenience. Users can work from their workstations from anywhere in the world, and yet get the benefit as if everyone was working together into the same office. Once you’ve tried collaborative authoring you will never want to go back to traditional desktop e-learning development again.”