ID and e-Learning Links (4/20/14)
Free tool for creating branching scenarios. Cathy Moore wrote and built a sample course in 8 hours with this tool even though it has more than 50 decision points/endings.
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Free Open Source LMSs are like Puzzles « E-Learning 24/7 Blog
Nice metaphor for working with free LMSs. Moodle can work “out of the box” for some small instances with limited needs but this description is a fairly typical experience of customization.
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Hi everyone! I am the CEO of BranchTrack, and I really appreciate your feedback. Don’t hesitate to get in touch directly if you need anything, or have a feature request, or just want to talk about interactive learning experiences. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christy, thank you for bringing us up in your blog! Let me know if you want to learn (and write) more about BranchTrack!
Thanks for sharing this tool. An out-of-the-box solution is always convenient, though sometimes a customized experience is essential for certain subjects and training purposes.
Sure, there are always times when it’s worth the time and effort to do something more customized. i wonder if you could use BranchTrack for a rapid prototype though, even if you eventually created the final product as a custom Flash/HTML5 activity.
We love customized experiences! This is why we let our users create the branching scenario in our editor, export it to JSON format and use it with any custom-built engine. You don’t have to rely on our characters and our player if you can build something cooler. E.g. one guy built a retail store simulator, where all dialogues are powered by BranchTrack behind the scenes. In fact, he links to our live JSONs, so he can edit the dialogues in BranchTrack and see the changes instantly in the game.
And of course, you can swap our characters and backgrounds for your own assets online or offline.
Thanks for the information. That’s good to know. The customization options give BranchTrack more power than I realized when I first looked.
Thank you for sharing! This looks like a really cool tool worth exploring.
Thanks Christy. I can’t wait to check out BranchTrack. I am going to tweet about this 🙂 https://twitter.com/DaveHallmon
I just followed you. Let me know if you try BranchTrack what you think of it. I’m swamped with projects right now, but I’m hoping in a few weeks I’ll have a chance to play with it. It looks like it would be good for a portfolio demo.
Yea. It looks cool. There is not enough time in the day to try out all the new tools. How did you come across BranchTrack?
Cathy Moore mentioned it in a LinkedIn group. I’d never heard of it until last week.