Macromedia announces availability of eLearning Studio, Authorware 6
Scott Wilson, CETIS staff
September 17, 2001

Macromedia’s latest eLearning content development solutions, offering compliance with ADL, IMS and AICC specifications, are now available for purchase.

As previously reported eLearning Studio combines Authorware 6, Flash 5 and Dreamweaver 4. The new version of Authorware has been certified compliant with AICC’s AGR-010 specification, and claims compliance with ADL, SCORM, IMS QTI, and IMS Metadata specifications.

According to a Macromedia press release, "Authorware Question Knowledge Objects support import and export of XML files that comply with the IMS specification for Question-Test Interoperability (QTI)."

Both Macromedia eLearning Studio and Macromedia Authorware 6 run on Windows XP, 2000, Me, 98, 95 and NT 4 or higher. Macromedia eLearning Studio is priced at $2,999, with upgrades from Authorware 5.x at $899, and Authorware 3.x and 4.x at $1,099. Macromedia Authorware 6 is priced at $2,699, with upgrades from Authorware 5.x at $499, and Authorware 3.x and 4.x at $699. The products are now available at the Macromedia Online Store and from resellers.