The cost is always the thing, but Adobe shine.
For the creative industries and creatives Adobe are unsurpassable.
They are like the Avid from TV and complement all things MAC for designers, art directors, photographers and video directors.
I hear my name in this mix.
When I assess a new e-learning tool I find myself giving several a go. There are blogs in Diaryland, Edublogs, Wordpress and the OU. I have a presence on YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr, in LiveJournal and Blogger. I've tried eportfolio systems MyStuff (OU), Mahara and PebblePad.
Beyond PowerPoint I've used the Google.doc equivalent Articulate, Captivate and Lectora. And others that may have swept in and out of my life and consciousness untagged, unblogged and unloved.
(The tearing my hair out guy courtesy of MMCLearning whose seminar I attended at Learning Technologies. Give me a moment in my life and I'll do their Diploma in Digital Marketing.)
I have in front of me the Adobe eLearning Suite 2 on a 30 day trial.
To do this justice I'm thinking to myself 45-90 mins a day.
Will this underline February 2011?
I favour big and established brands like Adobe and can make Adobe Photoshop sing thanks to a training CD-rom I used. DIY learning or self-taught can work.
Now that I've declared my interest I guess I should load it up and make a start.
Twelve years I was learning Dreamweaver ... before that Avid off-line editing.
Tomorrow something else.
There's more on this HERE. Though under a Top 100 chart based on under 300 self-selecting 'e-learning' professionals from around the world doesn't strike me as statistically saying much.
(I've given up TV)