Another article of our blog is dedicated to the new product in the Arsenal of tools for eLearning development — iSpring Suite 8. This tool is interesting because it is suitable not only professional, but also anyone who decides one day to create an e-course on their own.
Toolkit iSpring Suite 8
We have previously done a review of tools for developing training materials from the company iSpring. First vector for the spread of its software products were the United States, which is not surprising, because the introduction of electronic technologies in education there began earlier, and has wide coverage. Now iSpring is developing as a global company.
The main software product of the company — iSpring Suite is an authoring tool, implemented in the form of a plug-in for MS PowerPoint. iSpring Suite makes it easy to Supplement the usual presentation elements used in electronic courses: tests, interactive activities, characters, audio and video support. And then pack the received material in the “player”, presenting in any of the popular e-learning format (SCORM, Tin Can, HTML5, Flash, executable file, or video).
In addition to tools for creating content iSpring offers and services, for placing finished materials — iSpring Cloud and learning management system (LMS) iSpring Online.
Despite the fact that the functionality of iSpring Suite is probably not as rich as, for example, Articulate Storyline, he has a number of advantages. First, use the powerful functionality of PowerPoint. PowerPoint today know how many, while mastering Articulate Storyline, even at a basic level, will take time. However, does it make sense to start the comparison, if it is this tool, due to the growth of the exchange rate, was so expensive that its purchase ordinary man “can’t afford”. But even dropping the price factor, is to say that iSpring Suite is, in some cases, be more efficient — it will make the course faster and less efficiently.
It seems that the philosophy of iSpring tools is based on efficiency: to develop an e-course is a quick, simple, inexpensive, but high quality. Especially noticeable is the continuation of this philosophy in the new product iSpring Suite 8. New item “Dialog” accelerates the development of interactive simulators at times, and the ability to record screen adds functionality, allowing you to make screencasts “out of the box” without involving extra software.
To create a dialogue simulator
In order to enable You to get acquainted with the functionality of the new tool for developing electronic courses from iSpring, we have prepared a small example course Pro iSpring Suite iSpring 8 media Suite 8. The creation of the mini-course took less than 3 hours, with the majority of the time was spent on the study content. Draw your own conclusions.