GeoLearning Releases 'Tips for Choosing the Best Course Authoring Tool' Podcast

Jun 01, 2010, 07:00 ET from GeoLearning, Inc.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoLearning, Inc., provider of the leading Software as a Service (SaaS) GeoMaestro™ Learning Management System (LMS) and comprehensive Managed Learning Services presents a conversation with Dr. Paul Schneider, senior product manager for course authoring tools at GeoLearning, as the most recent addition to the company's new podcast series.

In the podcast "Tips for Choosing the Best Course Authoring Tool," Schneider discusses questions to ask and steps to take when reviewing e-learning course authoring tools. He recommends asking the following questions at the onset to determine what your organization needs: How many people will be involved? How many courses need to be created? How many audiences are being targeted? What skills are already present on your staff? Can you produce SCORM/AICC-compliant courses?

"There are many of questions you need to answer in order to decide which tool is the best for your organization. You may determine that one tool is not going to serve all your needs. Also, you want to think about what you are building now, and what you might want to build in the future," said Schneider during the discussion with Craig Olson, GeoLearning's director of marketing. The two discussed course authoring tools that produce content that can be launched by the GeoMaestro™ LMS and supported by GeoLearning's Managed Learning Services.

Within the podcast, Schneider discusses some of the important considerations that people don't think about when purchasing an authoring tool, trends in online course authoring, and suggested resources for free trial downloads and demos of popular authoring tools.

To download the podcast "Tips for Choosing the Best Course Authoring Tool," go to

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Talent and knowledge exist everywhere within a company. GeoLearning is constantly rewriting the rules to help organizations assess, deliver and measure that experience through on-demand technology platforms and services. More than 700 corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations utilize GeoLearning for internal training, talent management and external initiatives to increase the speed by which business information is shared to drive revenue. Delivered Software as a Service (SaaS), GeoMaestro™ can be deployed rapidly, enabling clients to more efficiently manage knowledge across the enterprise. GeoLearning customers benefit from the ability to launch programming quickly to end users, enabling them to outsmart, outmaneuver and outperform the competition. Additional information is available at

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