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eLearning choices for content developers -- Docent, Inc. looks like a good choice for enterprise-level courseware development & curriculum management, while Qarbon provides a more open, ad-hoc tool/service (quick-and-dirty tutorials).

I expect many companies can justify using both tools, assuming teams can effectively match content to delivery technology. However, content providers are likely to take the "path of least resistance" in creating and publishing their goodies, which means Qarbon is likely to see higher numbers of content creators/publishers in a given period.

As an example, I introduced a project manager to the Qarbon tool and 3 hours later he'd built two tutorials for his project constituents. In that time he'd downloaded and learned the "builder", then created and published the actual training content.


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