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The Rise of Rise, and other Rapid Development Software

Friday, February 23, 2018 10:48 AM | Kevin Smith (Administrator)

The Rise of Rise, and other Rapid Development Software

By: Curt Klinkner

ATD-MAC’s #VirtualBattleSeries continues as we fight through the great debates in the Learning and Development profession. This week, it’s the Great Tech Battle in Articulate vs. Captivate. We’ve explored the pros/cons of each with Kevin’s VLOG earlier in the month. Now, it’s time for me to weigh in on how I see Articulate pulling ahead with Rise. Don’t forget to weigh in on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook with #VirtualBattleSeries.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been pushed in the last five years or so to completely rethink how L&D “goes to market” with development solutions. I’m consistently being asked to move learning to a digital format to save costs.  Create solutions in days rather than weeks.  Cut one-day sessions in half, or better – less than two hours.  Oh!, and learner’s need to be able to view courses on their phone or tablet.  Sound familiar?

So how do you achieve all this – digital, faster development, shorter learning and flexible delivery format?  The answer lies with Articulate Rise and other rapid development software. It’s one of the reasons that Articulate pulls ahead in the Articulate v. Captivate battle.

Rise is just one of many apps that comes with an Articulate 360 subscription.  Rise is a web-based, fully responsive authoring app that makes it a cinch to create beautiful e-learning that’ll look perfect on any device.  It comes with a variety of prebuilt lesson outlines and the ability to create custom lessons.  Rise also makes it easy to incorporate the world of information that already exists on the internet.  Linking to videos, articles, other websites is done in just a few clicks.  Best of all, I learned how to use the tool within a few hours.  Check out this video for a Rise overview:

Mobile Learning Development Done Right - Rise

It’s obvious I’m a Rise fan, but don’t take my word for it.  Rise just happens to be the tool my organization gave me.  Do you own research and find a tool that works for you and fits your budget.  I guarantee a rapid development software will help you overcome the organizational challenges mentioned above, not to mention it will make you look like an L&D all-star.  


Curt is the Lead Learning Programs Manager for QBE North America and has been with the organization since 2013. Prior to QBE, Curt spent 17 years with American Family Insurance mostly in the L&D space designing and delivering technical and leadership curricula.

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