Open Source eLearning Tools
OCTOBER 13, 2010
I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools.
eLearning: Top Posts of 2009 - Upside Learning Blog
DECEMBER 31, 2009
As we knock on 2010’s doors, it’s a good time to look at what we did on this blog in 2009. We started this blog in March 2009 and in its 10 month existence has more than a 100 posts. Here’s a screen grab of tag cloud for our posts: Here is a list of some of the best posts of 2009: Top 20 Most Viewed Posts. 1. Top 100 Learning Game Resources. 2.
Top 100 Learning Game Resources
JUNE 24, 2009
So here they are – a Top 100 Learning Game Resource list. If you are already developing learning games, these links will broaden your horizons, as they did mine. In putting this list together, I worked with Tony Karrer and his eLearning Learning site extensively to match links that are popular based on social signals, specifically in the Games and Simulation categories.
Tool Set 2009
JANUARY 5, 2009
I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. I'm hoping to address questions such as: How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? What should be in your tool set? What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools? Should twitter be part of your tool set? Setting up a SharePoint for a community or work team is very different from teaching them about Personal Learning. What is a Tool Set?
Blending Learning with Social Technology Components
DECEMBER 22, 2009
unleashed a wave of tools that facilitate learning by leveraging social networks and informal channels. Such tools must form an essential part of any company’s learning strategy going forward; as these will fast emerge as the primary channels for learning. Recently, I was asked to propose a solution that addressed just such a business concern. Web 2.0
Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. Ease of Use – definitely plays into the decision making. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. Updated Content Authoring Tool Directory. ontent Authoring Tools Directory. The Ten Best Course Authoring Tools. #10 Aura Interactive – SH!FT Learning 24/7.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
I spend a fair amount of my consulting time working with large organizations to help define how they will apply technology to particular business / performance / learning needs. This is either in terms of specific needs, e.g., improve customer satisfaction, or as part of an overall eLearning strategy. Predicting Needs The starting point for an eLearning Strategy is predicting needs.
10 Social Media Tools For Learning
The eLearning Coach
NOVEMBER 16, 2009
So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Many of these tools and services are free or have a free trial period, which can encourage you to experiment in a small way at first. It also integrates with a few open source eLearning tools. Google Collaboration Tools. Listing is alphabetical.).
Microsoft Launches ELearning Add-On
JUNE 3, 2014
The global success of Articulate is well known in the elearning field, and it appears that Microsoft would like to steal a bit of market share as well! In 2009, Articulate Studio took-off as a Microsoft PowerPoint add-on for this very purpose. It kind of reminds me of the screen snipping tool they developed that pales in comparison to the robust options out there today.
12 eLearning Predictions for 2009
JANUARY 26, 2009
Last year I laid out in January my Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008. In my post, 2008 2009 - written in December 2008, I looked at how well I did in those predictions, and my results were pretty good, not perfect. So, let's try it again this year. #1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases Due to economic pressures, companies are going to reduce training budgets to a point where it doesn't make sense to create content on marginal topics. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 tools. As such, eLearning 2.0 Articulate has a great tool set.
The 12 Days of eLearning
DECEMBER 14, 2015
12 Lectoras Inspiring – This was the year that the eLearning industry was taken by storm and witnessed a powerful partnership as Trivantis incorporated our template library and cutout people images into the Lectora Inspire 12 feature set. Every user who purchases Lectora Inspire gains instant access to our eLearning templates, interactions, games, and more through the Inspire product.
Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market
JULY 20, 2011
There are 124 authoring tools in my latest directory, of which 30 are SaaS or a combination of desktop and SaaS – which really what is the point of that? Even though more tools are adding the features of collaborative and peer review (more on that in a sec) they are still heavy geared towards a desktop solution. believe though, that will be higher, especially with these tools meeting and honestly beating some major league competitors. While there are SaaS tools that do not yet offer this feature, it will change. Mobile Learning. Learning 24/7.
Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009
JUNE 4, 2009
Jane Hart conducts annual surveys of the top 100 learning tools. Her site, Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies , has some wonderful resources on learning tools, social learning, and more. We decided to contribute to the 2009 list by sending in our own list of Top 10 Tools for Learning Professionals. So here’s a list of our favorite tools for creating custom content for clients: 1. It helps us create interactive and engaging web-based Learning Solutions. Our team just loves it. 3.
Irish Learning Alliance Visit
MARCH 28, 2009
A few weeks ago, I was fortunate it enough to travel to see the Prime Minister of Ireland and hear about the Irish Learning Alliance. Unfortunately, I didn't get to go to Ireland, instead I traveled with some friends up to New York to visit with the Irish Learning Alliance. Tom, Michelle & Dave take a break from at the ILA learning session.(taken eLearning and St.
7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. But wait…How will you explain eLearning to your Executive Director? It’d save time and resources, and you could standardize training, but how do you explain eLearning to the CEO? Will you use this as a development tool?
People that inspire me: my 5 eLearning heroes
Challenge to Learn
MARCH 21, 2015
Recently I was doing a presentation on eLearning trends. During that presentation I realized that there are just a handful of people driving fundamental change in eLearning. These are the people who really change our landscape and have a big influence on my working eLearning life. ELearning Hero #1: Jay Cross. He writes about informal learning at the informl blog.
A tool for screening #gender and #ethnicity in #mobile courses
JANUARY 7, 2014
It is a simple tool, with a simple clicking system and systematic, but nevertheless it has provided me with many insights into my own repetition of the norm embedded in me by culture and habit. The description of the tool can be read here via academia , in a short paper that was published in de Waard, I., & Zolfo, M. 2009). Or for very local courses at that.
Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool
JANUARY 21, 2009
For people new to the concepts of social media and reviewing their tool set, is Twitter a good choice as a tool? Thus, my opinion is: Twitter is not a tool for people who are new to social media and the use of social media for personal learning and work. There are certainly powerful examples in Twitter Collaboration Stories and Twitter for Learning.
eLearning Conferences 2010
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
Clayton Wright just sent me his incredible annual list of eLearning Conferences. December 2009 December 1-4, 2009 New Zealand Association for Research in Education , Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand. link] December 2-4, 2009 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 15 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany.
eLearning Conferences 2013
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. link] December 1-5, 2012 Learning Forward Conference, (Learning Forward is the new name for the National Staff Development Council, NSDC), Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Clayton R. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] gmail.com.
eLearning Conferences 2012
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. The list focuses primarily on the use of eLearning, technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. link] December 5-6, 2011 Learning Space Design Summit, 2 nd , Melbourne, Australia. Clayton R. Private?
Audio in E-Learning
NOVEMBER 3, 2009
Audio is a powerful and impactful tool, but it is often used incorrectly within e-learning courses. common question is "Should we have audio in the e-learning module that exactly matches the text on the screen?" It’s not that you can’t learn from audio and text, it is just that the learning is more productive if the two are separate (audio that enhances what is on the screen not repeats it word-for-word). And research show that is not the best for learning. The general answer is no. Here are some reasons why.
Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
OCTOBER 20, 2009
Best of eLearning Learning. October 9, 2009 to October 16, 2009. New Possibilities with Mobile Learning 2.0. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Mobile Learning Gains Momentum. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Saturday, October 24, 2009. Monday, October 26, 2009. Unleashing The Power Of Social Learning. Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas - Kapp Notes , October 16, 2009. eLearning Portal Integration - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2009.
Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014
Coffee and Design
APRIL 22, 2014
Originally posted by Jane Heart’s Jane’s Pick of the Day: Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014. The 8th annual survey is now open to find the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014. learning tool is defined as any software or online tool or service that you use either for your own personal or professional learning, for teaching or training, or for creating e-learning solutions. This annual list of learning tools has become very popular as it has been compiled from the contributions of learning professionals worldwide.
Video - Screencast - Webinar - Best of eLearning Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
Best of eLearning Learning. August 21, 2009 to August 28, 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars. Facilitating Informal Learning With Your Social Learning System <!–( –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 04, 2009. Increasing Virtual Learning And Webinar Effectiveness With Your Social Learning System <!–( –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 11, 2009. Formalizing Informal Learning- What? Kapp Notes , August 24, 2009.
Top 100 Learning Game Resources
JUNE 24, 2009
So here they are - a Top 100 Learning Game Resource list. If you are already developing learning games, these links will broaden your horizons, as they did mine. In putting this list together, I worked with Tony Karrer and his eLearning Learning site extensively to match links that are popular based on social signals, specifically in the Games and Simulation categories.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design
MAY 6, 2009
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. create eLearning. have even had the light bulb go on once I let them know that I developed eLearning. I try not to use the term Instructional Designer as my opening line anymore :-) because, like you, I get the whats that stare. So I simply say I develop eLearning or training. create learning material.
Webinar Blackboard Slides - Weekly Best of eLearning Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
AUGUST 3, 2009
Best of eLearning Learning. Week of July 24, 2009 to July 31, 2009. You can receive these weekly hot lists by subscribing to the Best of eLearning Learning. Proven tips in custom course development , Tuesday, August 04, 2009. CoachingOurselves 2hr Workshop for Individual Managers , Thursday, August 06, 2009. The Business Case for Measurement of Learning, Thursday, August 06, 2009. Your Social Learning System As A Profit Center, Friday, August 07, 2009. Adobe FlashTutorials - MinuteBio , July 24, 2009.
E-Learning Debate 2009
Clive on Learning
SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
Today saw a tremendous gathering of the who's who of UK learning technologies in the historic debating chamber of the Oxford Union. Many thanks must go to e-learning developers Epic for putting together this event and allowing their own industry to be placed under the microscope. The motion was as follows: "This house believes that the e-learning of today is essential for the important skills of tomorrow." As a result, much of the debate was about what e-learning should be rather than whether it should be at all. Today's e-learning is marginally useful.
Knowledge Skills Mentoring Tips - Best of eLearning Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
JULY 14, 2009
eLearning Learning Hot List. July 1, 2009 to July 10, 2009. You can subscribe to get the Best Of eLearning Learning by visiting the site and subscribing via email or RSS to the Best Of. LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009. mLearning; Tricks to using the iPod Touch in class - Don’t Waste Your Time , July 7, 2009. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. So many thoughts, so little time - Internet Time , July 6, 2009. Top Posts.
The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Think Small (Iterations, Action Maps, Storyboards, and Mini-Modules)
The Learning Generalist
JUNE 22, 2009
We explored the waterfall approach towards elearning development in a prior post of this series. Customers get to see working elearning pretty late in the process - as a consequence we run the risk of an endless cycle of amendments. Can we release working elearning quicker, to harness learner feedback sooner than later? Rapid Elearning? Server based elearning?
Top Learning Resources of 2009
Learn and Lead
DECEMBER 23, 2009
2009 was a continuation of my journey of online self-learning. share with you the top learning resources from my PLE (personal learning environment) for the year 2009. have found these valuable in my learning during the year. Here are my top learning resources for the year 2009 (in no particular order): Twitter has been one of the most valuable learning tool for me this year. You can find the learning professionals I follow here and here. Learning Practice by Vasan has had some interesting posts that got me thinking.
eLearning in the Workplace
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Workplace learning, professional development and eLearning are phrases with increasingly blurred meanings. The same systems are extended to include learning management systems (LMS) that enable education and employee development. eLearning has become the cornerstone of education services to the mobile and the busy employee. Tips workplace elearning
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games
APRIL 9, 2009
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 09, 2009 Building Better Learning Games Interested in building casual games for your learners? Lessons Learned Know your audience Games are popular form of digital media Listening to peoples needs and preferences is important Evaluation is Important.
Kasy Young, from Be Your Best Foundation, shares her experience with Raptivity
JUNE 10, 2016
To begin with, Kasy has been with Raptivity from 2009 and throughout the podcast, she shares how Raptivity Games has helped her deliver exceptional learning outcomes. With great pleasure, we are happy to know that Kasy is leveraging Raptivity for her eLearning needs at the Be Your Best Foundation. elearning 2016 elearning tool podcast raptivity Raptivity Podcast
2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning
The eLearning Coach
DECEMBER 27, 2009
The arena of online learning is continually reshaped by technological advances. Just as we must pay attention to the latest research on learning and pedagogy, it’s important to be aware of current technological trends. These have the potential to redefine what it means to learn online. Related Articles: 10 Social Media Tools For Learning. Cloud Computing.
The Big Question - What I Learned About Learning in 2009
DECEMBER 30, 2009
The Big Question posed on Learning Circuits this time,as always , is thought provoking –. What did you learn about Learning in 2009? think my learning for 2009 was focused around three primary areas; this obviously derives from my focus on innovation in elearning and is biased, but here goes. Five Myths of Mobile Learning. 2. Happy New Year!
Biggest ELearning Happenings of 2013
DECEMBER 31, 2013
Today is the last day of 2013, and what a year it has been for elearning. Tools & Technology. This year brought us new tools, businesses, and technology. This new elearning protocol was long overdue. Version 1.0 of Tin Can API came out in April, and since then it has been adopted by many of the major tools – most notably the ones offered by Articulate.
The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Agile Re-explained
The Learning Generalist
JUNE 14, 2009
In my last post we looked at the problems with our existing approach to building elearning. In summary, the problems we noticed were: A lack of shared understanding within the team, about the the customer's learning problem. The delay in seeing working pieces of elearning. Elearning development isn't very different from Software Development. Sumeet Moghe, 2009.
Mobile Learning in India
JULY 25, 2009
The increasing ubiquity of the mobile phone begs for it to be used as a learning tool. Like all communication and computing devices, mobile phones can be used to learn. All of these learning processes can be supported through mobile phones. We’ve known that voice based learning works for millennia now. 2. Viewed simply; phones are capable of : 1.
Do Microcourses Have a Place in Workplace Learning?
DECEMBER 28, 2009
From Wikipedia – Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Generally, the term ‘microlearning’ refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. More frequently, the term is used in the domain of E-learning and related fields in the sense of a new paradigmatic perspective on learning processes in mediated environments on micro levels. Upside Learning sell 2 minute video courses from Skill-Pill which could best fall in the ‘reactivating knowledge’ category.
JANUARY 2, 2009
Once again, Clayton Wright has been nice enough to compile an incredible list of conferences focused on use of technology in learning. crw Another source of major eLearning conferences is: Tom King's eLearning Google Calendar. JANUARY 2009 January 3-4, 2009 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. link] conferences_events/presidents/ 2009.asp January 4-7, 2009 Hawaii International Conference on Education , 7 th annual, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. link] com.au./sb_clients/iog/bin/
9 Free Tools That Help Me Build Better E-Learning
MAY 5, 2009
They want to know about free tools that they can use to build their elearning courses. So I don’t want to present a list of tools that might not offer any real value to you. In today’s post, I’ll share with your some of the free tools that I use regularly to help me be more productive. Photo Resizer is kind of an interesting tool. Nine tools that I regularly use.
The writings of Lee Kraus: Google Wave as a Learning Tool
Learning and Technology
JUNE 12, 2009
The writings of Lee Kraus Welcome! I try to focus on creativity, innovation, collaboration, technology, and elearning. Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media June 12, 2009 Google Wave as a Learning Tool tags: elearning2.0 , google , social learning , waves The web is a buzz over Google Wave. think a quiz gadget would be a great tool for the classroom.
Here’s Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio
JUNE 16, 2009
And based on the tons of emails I get about finding work in this industry, I’d like to share some thoughts about why you need a portfolio and how it can help you get better at elearning. It then becomes a motivator to learn more. Many elearning developers face two common problems. Elearning is a very diverse industry. Create a blog to document your learning.