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Authoring Software Comparison by Mind Map: Authoring Software Comparison

1. Assessment and Testing Features

1.1. Activities can be arranged in any order and sequences can be branched

1.2. Display equations, images and media files and quizzes using various question types: multiple choice, multiple response, true-false

1.3. Presentation of the output can be displayed using a range of available stylesheets (appearances) platform independent

2. Assessment and Testing Features

2.1. Interactive eLearning experiences

2.2. Rich multimedia to attract learners

2.3. Creates eye-catching quizzes with out-of the-box templates, and evaluate quiz results more conveniently. Add pre-test, audio responses, and remediation to quizzes

2.4. Scoring, tracking, and reporting - Publishes eLearning and HTML5-based mLearning courses effortlessly to leading SCORM- and AICC-compliant LMSs.

3. Compatibility

3.1. Mobile device programming

3.2. Launches other programs

3.3. Has ability to send results to a learning management system (LMS) that complies with AICC, SCORM 1.2, and SCORM 2004 standards.

4. Authoring Features

4.1. Targets educators

4.2. Accommodates different skill levels

4.3. Offers pedagogical tips for users

5. Text

5.1. Copy/Paste not supported

5.2. Allows for preprogramed names to be changed

6. Animation

6.1. Allows import of animation files

6.2. Allows control of animation speed

6.3. Imports video in popular formats (AVI, MOV, FLV, MPEG) and synchronize video with selected slides. Add audio and animations to eLearning projects.

7. Visuals

7.1. Quicktime, WMV and Real Media video files easily imported

7.2. Drag and Drop feature not supported

7.3. Moving images only supported through use of specific methods

8. Authoring Features

8.1. Provides tutorials

8.2. Provides code hinting

8.3. Menu driven features

8.4. Allows for variable control

8.5. Has ability to send results to a learning management system (LMS) that complies with AICC, SCORM 1.2, and SCORM 2004 standards.

9. Support

9.1. Packaged iDevices for common items like a case study

9.2. Preview mode

9.3. Tips for troubleshooting

9.4. Novice user friendly tutorials

10. eXe (Elearning XHTML Editor)

11. Support

11.1. No manual

11.2. Search features leads to sale information

11.3. Tutorials use unidentifiable terms

11.4. Lacks tools for educators

12. Visuals

12.1. Supports multiple screen sizes

12.2. Compatible with other formats

12.3. Objects can be located anywhere on screen

13. Adobe Dreamweaver

14. Animation

14.1. Modifiable media attributes

14.2. Animation cannot be created

15. Compatibility

15.1. SCORM supported (Sharable Content Object Reference Model - internationally recognized specification for Elearning content packages)

15.2. Accessible through external link

16. Text

16.1. Easy to import text

16.2. Easy to modify and create text

16.3. Supports Rich Text format

17. Files

17.1. Source codes are released during free download to allow modifications to suit own purposes

17.2. Exported in IMS Content Package, SCORM 1.2, or IMS Common Cartridge formats or as simple self-contained web pages

18. Files

18.1. Supports a variety of text-based documents, including ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML), ASP, JavaScript, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Source code files, such as Visual Basic, .NET, C#, and Java

19. Cost

19.1. Dreamweaver CS6 costs $399.00

20. Cost

20.1. Free $0.00

21. Distribution Media

21.1. DVD-ROM

22. Distribution media

22.1. DVD-ROM