Category Archives: Simulation tools

Tools used to create simulations

38 – Adobe Captivate

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Rapidly create simulations, software demonstrations, and scenario-based training.

Cost: Commercial. Free Trial available
Available: Download
Websitehttp://www.adobe.com/products/captivate.html
Categories: course authoring, simulations, screencasting

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 38  2014: 33  2013: 37  2012: 43  2011: 48  2010: 38  2009: 22=  2008: 30=  2007: 17=

Comments from some of those who selected Captivate as one of their Top Tools

“It is less and less frequent, but when we do need an animation or software capture with narration/annotation, we use Captivate. I’m not prepared to defend it against competitors; it’s simply the one we use now.” Ben Carmel, 2015

“The two best products to use to create interactive, SCORM-compliant eLearning courses are Articulate’s eLearning Suite and Adobe Captivate. The reason that Captivate has made my list and not Articulate is purely because Captivate is available on both the Mac and the PC.” Bonnie Stachowiak, 2015

“most versatile eLearning authoring tool” Lieve Weymeis, 2015

Edusim

Edusim is a 3D multi-user virtual world platform and authoring toolkit intended for your classroom interactive whiteboard (but equally powerful on the students laptop or desktop computers.

Cost: Free
Available: Download
Websitehttp://edusim3d.com/
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning: –
Categories:  simulations

OpenSim

OpenSimulator is an open source multi-platform, multi-user 3D application server. It can be used to create a virtual environment (or world) which can be accessed through a variety of clients, on multiple protocols.

Cost: Free
Available: Download
Websitehttp://opensimulator.org/
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning101-200
Categories:  simulations

Protosphere

ProtoSphere is a 3D environment that enables organizations to deliver online, virtual instructor led training (VILT) programs and foster immersive virtual collaboration engagements.

Cost: Commercial. Free trial
Available: Hosted
Websitehttp://protonmedia.com/
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning: –
Categories:  simulations

SecondLife

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Second Life is a virtual world – a highly imaginative, creative world.  Create an avatar and explore this second world.  It is not a game; in fact there are all kinds of opportunities here – for learning, gaming and training.

Cost: Free
Available: Hosted
Websitehttp://secondlife.com/
Categories:  simulations

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 101-200  2014: –  2013: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: 81=  2009: 71=  2008: 54=  2007: –