Multimedia Development with Authorware
Authorware from Adobe is a popular option for eLearning and multimedia content creation on corporate networks or for the Web. As eLearning and online training quickly become the most effective and cost-efficient way to reach employees and customers alike, the ability to create a rich-media experience easily has enabled companies to reach many new audiences
Authorware allows multimedia creation in audio, video, animation, or text. Users can even import DVD video content for use in presentations. Authorware 7 includes the added functionality of importing PowerPoint presentations as frameworks to allow the author to leverage the PowerPoint content for a more highly interactive, rich-media experience.
The localization of eLearning and online training content created with Adobe’s Authorware requires a localization professional with experience in multimedia localization and a keen technical ability. Authorware allows users to score and track student’s progress with their data-tracking and database connectivity features. Additionally, Authorware automates the process of compiling Authorware files and resources for simple, direct deployment to your Learning Management System (LMS) and ensures compliance with standards set by the AICC or ADL Shareable Courseware Object Reference Model (SCORM). All of these functions create an extremely powerful and dynamic tool for eLearning and online content creation. However, this added functionality can also create complications during the localization process.
Both Authorware and Director require a multilingual localization company with a strong technical team. CSOFT’s engineering team excels in:
- Usability, connectivity, and functionality testing
- Assuring the integrity and validity of original images and animation
- Understanding and utilizing the most current localization tools available
to keep costs down while maintaining high quality