The route to great (DIY) content

Milne, Janine
October 2004
IT Training;Oct2004, p50
Trade Publication
The article informs that self-authoring tools offer an alternative to expensive custom-made content, but in the wrong hands they can do more harm than good. For even though the diagrams and directions are allegedly child's play to follow, constructing something as complex as a kitchen still requires specialist skills and experience. The key to using these tools effectively is to get the right people who can fill all those roles. Companies using e-learning will no doubt recognise the problem. It can be fiercely expensive to have everything custom-made, so it's great that the breathtaking array of template-driven software available makes it easy to create homemade e-learning. INSET: CASE STUDY BOC GROUP.


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