My first and only authoring tool.

When I first started to work in e-learning, I thought the job was easy. I assumed that the experience I had had as a classroom teacher will make my life easy in then-trending e-learning business, and, very naively, thought that  e-learning doesn’t differ much from any other kind of teaching. Soon I realized that I was completely wrong. Of course, teaching experience helps, but e-learning turned out to be a whole new world.

I went through a long line of frustration trying to rely on open source software and here came Adobe Captivate. My first (and only) authoring program. I started with version 6, and since then, I can tell the software made a tremendous progress. It is not ideal, but we don’t live in an ideal world. I did not have almost any experience with competing software, but as I notice it’s just a matter of choice. There were some people who tried to ‘convert’ me to other authoring tools, but they weren’t successful. I can say that Captivate has all the features you need to create great e-learning resources. But it is a tool, so it doesn’t do the job for us.

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