Saturday, November 07, 2009

Independent Instructional Designer’s Toolbox

I’m not a free lance instructional designer, although I have played one on TV. No, not really, but I have been a freelance ID in the past.

Back then, the only tools I really used were Word, PPT, Visio, Project…not a single authoring tool in sight.

How does that landscape look like today? If you’re a freelance ID, what authoring tools do you claim you know? (I say that in the most loving of ways, but you know what I mean…)

And by authoring tool, I mean a tool that allows you to create self-paced eLearning courses.

What’s in your toolbox?

Independent-contractor, freelance instructional designers – please answer the poll! Your colleagues want to know:


Donald Clark said...

Cammy, I'm not sure if the voting app is working correctly as it only let me vote for one (Captivate). I was going to add Flash and then PowerPoint in the Other field.

Cammy Bean said...

Fixed it!

Jeffrey Holton said...

Ooh I didn't even think of saying PowerPoint. Duh...I guess that's not simply assumed, is it?

I did think of "Screenr" in the "other" field, however. It's a fairly recently developed tool, from the folks at Articulate, and it's FREE! Tom Kuhlmann's blog promotes it.

Did I mention that it's free?

Cammy Bean said...

We love free!

Have you used Screenr yet? I'm wondering how well it integrates into a course. I know you can embed a Screenr in an Articulate piece. It's a demo tool, not a tool to create interactive simulations, right?