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Authorware

A popular visual authoring program for Windows and the Mac from Adobe. Widely used for creating interactive material for corporate networks, CDs, DVDs and the Web, Authorware generates output that conforms to various learning management system standards (see LMS). With no programming required, the software allows users to import Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and integrate them with other media. Authorware was previously owned by Macromedia.
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Authorware is often regarded as the first authoring tool designed specifically for developing computer-based learning (delivered on CD-ROM).
Pricing starts at GBP2,149 or GBP289 for an upgrade from Authorware 6.
In general, authorware that can present instruction in a variety of formats, including text, video, or still pictures, is preferable.
Authorware is well integrated with other Macromedia tools (Dreamweaver, Flash, Director, and Shockwave).
California-based Macromedia Inc has introduced Macromedia Authorware 6, the latest version of its visual authoring product for creating interactive e-learning applications.
For more than a decade, Macromedia Authorware has set the standard for e-learning applications, and now enables non-programmers to create content that is accessible and standards-compatible," said Kevin M.
Authorware is one of the most powerful authoring software tools for computer- and web-based training (CBT/WBT).
The Macromedia Web Learning Studio for Windows includes the latest versions of Macromedia authoring products including Authorware 5.
Colligan co-founded Macromedia in 1992 through a merger of Authorware and Macromind-Paracomp.
Macromedia Authorware is the only tool of its kind that empowers non- programmers to visually create interactive, rich media e-learning applications that are accessible and standards-compatible," said Kevin M.
Adobe Captivate 2 content can be deployed and integrated with other e-learning solutions such as Breeze, Authorware, Questionmark Perception, and SCORM/AICC compliant Learning Management Systems (LMS).