I agree about the type of content that is used. Video and animation has its
uses... a bit like nudity in a movie...works if it is relevant to the story but
can ruin it if uses purely for visual affect.
Most the most successful courses I created for engineers are the text based
one. But again, when instructional lessons were required then recorded video is
successful. So much so that we stream HD video now to show high quality clips
of electronics. But not always required.
It's amazing that we have spent a fortune on Adobe CS3 suites like Web Premium
and Production Premium yet when it comes to developing for Elearning I rely on
Camtasia Studio, FlashForm and a few free programs.
I don't understand Adobe who openly advertise Director as an elearning
development tool yet they have nothing to back that up.
Director is far superior to Flash in power and usability, its just a pity it
is not marketed properly.
Did you realize that Microsoft use Director to Create the Halo interfaces,
then the gaming engineers can reverse engineer based on it.
Our software development department also use it for testing UI functionality
before moving on to development.