Tools to Aid in eLearning Authoring for Manufacturers
eLearning Developers – Expand Your Authoring Capabilities with these Tools
Popular eLearning platforms are fairly robust. But there are occasions when you need to break outside the built-in tools or seek additional resources. Here are a few references and tools that come in handy for an advanced eLearning developer.
Introducing the W3C
The W3C, or World Wide Web Consortium is the main international standards organization for the world wide web. This is where coding standards are gathered and agreed upon in order to ensure that your web-page or web-based eLearning program looks and functions the same across browsers. It is also a great reference for you, the developer.
For instance, before you even begin your eLearning program, you are likely to target the hardware platforms and browsers your users will be using to view your program. The W3C keeps up to date statistics on browser usage so that you can make the best decisions in this area. Find browser statistics at: http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp
External HTML Objects
HTML reference http://www.w3schools.com/html/default.asp
CSS reference http://www.w3schools.com/cssref/
Use tools like these to enhance your eLearning authoring. They will make you more efficient, enhance your courses and help with troubleshooting. Don’t sit down to author without them!