Why a Cloud Authoring is Indispensable for Education Content Creation & Delivery
January 5th, 2021
Cloud-based solutions are a boon for eLearning, given the on-demand scalability, secure storage, support of experienced professionals, and immense publishing power. Cloud-based authoring tools free publishers and content creators from the limitations of depending on traditional desktop solutions. With a digital publishing platform armed with a robust content authoring tool, there is no need for complicated installations, IT configurations, or software licensing for every feature. What you get is a complete solution that frees you of time, place, or resource constraints.
That’s not all. Take a look at the key advantages that a cloud authoring tool offers educational content creators and publishers.
Simplicity & Time Savings
Advancements in EdTech and the introduction of WYSIWYG technology have made cloud authoring extremely simple, convenient, and quick. The time needed to create a course can make all the difference in terms of earning profits. For instance, with MagicBox™, you get a content authoring tool with rich functionalities, such as in-built templates, themes, and more, which can cut down course creation time by a whopping 40%.
Ease of Collaboration
Apart from the immense flexibility and customizability that a cloud authoring tool offers, you also gain the ease of collaborating across the team to create comprehensive course material. All the information is stored securely on the cloud with access to authorized personnel, anytime and anywhere, making collaborating across different elements or segments of the course becomes effortless. It becomes easy for expertise to be combined to create compelling content that leads to better learning outcomes.
With a cloud-based solution, you can access everything you need even on the go, as long as you have a device connected to the internet. For instance, MagicBox™ and all its tools and functionalities are accessible across desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets, regardless of whether the OS is Android, iOS, or Windows. The ease of use and quality is not impacted by the device used.
Tracking and Monitoring
A crucial part of course authoring is understanding what types of content work and what doesn’t. An authoring tool supported by robust analytics, content creators, and publishers helps make informed decisions regarding course materials. A robust authoring tool also allows the creation of summative and formative assessments, giving insight into students’ learning progress. Such metrics can help improve the effectiveness of learning modules and enhance academic outcomes. Also, compatibility with industry standards, such as LTI. QTI, TinCan or xAPI, and SCORM ensure compliant content while easing tracking and monitoring.
Adding Interactive, Multimedia Elements
Apart from easing the modifying and updating of course materials, cloud-based authoring tools also enable integrating interactive, multimedia, and gaming elements. This means that educational content becomes much more engaging while learners move from passive recipients of information to active participants in the learning process. The best part is that you don’t need to be a technical expert to achieve all this. It takes just a few clicks to create dynamic and engaging content. Adding quizzes, leaderboards and assessments also become effortless.
The Bottom Line
With a cloud-based content authoring tool, creating branded, highly customized, and effective course content, even for STEM subjects, becomes seamless and convenient. Publishers no longer need enormous resources for IT permissions or an entire design team to create attractive course materials. Also, secure storage and distribution of content is eased.
Do you have the power of an award-winning, end-to-end, SaaS, cloud-based digital content creation and distribution platform? Contact us to know how MagicBox™ can ease operations for you.