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1.6 E-learning development tools

Creating engaging teaching content using the tools outlined in this section should be within the capability of most people who are digitally literate. However, there are more complex tools available that can help you to generate comprehensive, multimedia, interactive online digital content. If you are interested in immersing yourself in new tools and techniques for content creation, you might try different authoring tools.

A web search for ‘e-learning authoring tools’ will bring up a range of current technologies you could try. At the time of writing, popular tools include Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Xerte Online Toolkits (free), Canvas, OpenLearn Create (free), EdApp, iSpring and more – new tools emerge every year.