Seems I've taken a holiday from my blog...
Unfortunately I wasn't on holiday... I've been working harder than ever before at my current job as well as a few home projects which I'll show later when I get them a bit further along.
I had an author contact me recently - she was looking for a way to create here own interactive whiteboard resource to go with some picture books that she has written.
Now back in the day I used to use Authorware, Director and Flash to generate interactive multimedia, but that is now over 10 years ago and I have not kept up my skills.
So I went on the hunt for easy to use cheap/free tools to create stand alone multimedia packages that included basic computer based training stuff like quiz es, cloze, matching and drag and drop type activities.
So here is what I found
CourseLab - This is the system we are going to use. Nice interface, no coding if you don't want to and easy to use. Best of all it's free.Image via Wikipedia
LAMS - more server based but again easy to use and set up - Free too
Xerte - More coding than what I would like - but would be really good once you get your head around.
eXe - Easy to use but not enough "fun" stuff for our purposes (storybook), but for secondary and tertiary courses this is very quick and easy. Again free.