Built on the Rapid Intake collaborative eLearning development platform, Unison™ is a web-based solution that lets designers and subject matter experts (SMEs) collaboratively capture, storyboard, develop, review, test, and publish Flash-based courses —without having to know Flash. Novice users and content owners simply fill out form-based templates to create interactive Flash-based courses, while advanced users and communities create reusable custom templates by accessing the Flash source code (.fla). Project-based subscriptions start at $49 per month, enabling entire teams to work together at less cost. All output is SCORM compliant, rich-media compatible, and works on most PC and Mac browsers.
I love every last bit of what they are doing. When I first saw Unison a few months ago, my only thought was, "WOW! This totally changes the game." I am a big fan of web-based tools (and SaaS...Software as a Service) and I was wondering when the elearning world was going to jump on a board and ride the next big wave of the Internet. As far as I can tell Rapid Intake is the only company approaching rapid development this way.
Yes. There are other web2.0 learning creation web sites like Nuvvo.com which has become learnhub.com, but I think these are apples and oranges. Unison is focused on providing a great experience for the entire development team and supporting the collaborative development process.
This is not an in depth review of the app. This post is simply a shout out to Garin and his team at Rapid Intake. NICE JOB, GUYS!!! I look forward to seeing more of Unison at AG|08 in April. And hopefully some new competitors in this space as well ;-)
The eLearning Guild Annual Gathering 2008 Conference & Expo - April 14-17 - Orlando, FL