Documedia’s eLab, an eLearning application builder, enables the rapid development, integration, updating and deployment of eLearning courseware and content. The eLab Player is a light-weight (100K) and unique Macromedia Flash SWF ™ movie that is composed of a series of intelligent, interchangeable and reusable templated pages that manages the output presentation. eLAB elearning application builderThis Flash movie can be modified, re-ordered at will and populated by content structured in the XML file it calls. In addition, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) technology is leveraged to format the data, so that every aspect of the final output can be controlled from the outside. With this approach, the instructional designer need only update the XML document to change any aspect of the content displayed in the Flash SWF movie.
The eLab Editor is a standalone desktop authoring application that enables the rapid integration of course content into pre-defined learning activities or Learning Objects. The eLab Editor permits the designer to determine the course structure, integrate the content, determine which media elements will appear, set quiz and interactivity parameters. Once the course is built, the eLab Editor generates an XML file and a CSS file that interacts with the eLab Player.