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Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. Uses the worlds best text to speech (TTS) software.

John Blackmon – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

At IBM, John was awarded a patent for software design for his work in developing operating systems. John was also Co-Founder and Lead Engineer at BocaSoft, a software company that created various utilities for the software market. Learnnovators: Lectora 16, with the Responsive Course Design (RCD) feature, is a remarkably simple, yet an exceptionally powerful desktop authoring tool. How well has this platform been faring in the market? . What role, according to you, does the tool play in the creation of engaging learning? THE INTERVIEW: 1.

Year in Review: 5 eLearning Reports to Read before 2016

Docebo

reputable MOOC, coming from the universities, or platforms like edX, could be integrated with corporate development plans. Integrating HR tools. Cloud is a future-proof technology that enables IT and HR managers to easily integrate systems and tools online – just in time – and according to the evolving needs of the enterprise. MOOCs, from Academia to Corporate. LMS Trends 2015.

LMSs that kick ass - OutStart

Janet Clarey

By way of background, Jeff told me that OutStart has two flavors: Participate, their general social software solution and TrainingEdge.com, their SaaS solution which includes LMS, collaborative authoring, and social media specifically configured to support learning. Rather we see social media platforms and LMSs as two distinct systems. LMSs control, track and report on formal learning initiatives while a social media platform enables rather than controls informal learning. Tags: Social Media LMS Brandon Hall kick-ass Each has very different objectives.

Rapid (Collaborative) Authoring Tools for developers/SMEs in multiple locations

Janet Clarey

I’ve been slicing and dicing our Authoring Tool KnowledgeBase and doing some online research in response to a question about collaborative rapid authoring tools that developers in multiple locations can use. Thought I’d share what I found for three reasons - (1) hopefully to provide some valuable information, (2) to see who I may have missed so I can add them and/or get them added to our KnowledgeBase (3) to let you know about the type of client-driven research we do at Brandon Hall Research. IBT Web Authoring (time4you GmbH). Ltd.).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Richard Nantel of Brandon Hall recently posted about average LMS prices. A ‘low-cost’ LMS starts at an average of $58K. Kineo has recently worked on creating a classroom management add-on for a corporate client and has a fabulous Moodle reporting tool. If you want to do testing, use something that already links to a tool that feeds your Oracle or SAP behemoth. Time will tell whether the software had anything to to with the program and learners' success. Moodle is an awesome tool. Waiting for an open source authoring tool.

Trends that Will Shape E-learning, M-learning and LMSs in 2017

CommLab India

Several e-learning software vendors such as Articulate, Adobe, and Trivantis are enhancing the game-based learning development capabilities of their products, to meet this growing demand. 3.  Developments such as the Internet of Things (IoT) are generating huge amounts of data , and companies are compelled to use analytics tools to make sense of this massive information. Gamification.

MyUdutu: One of those best kept secrets in e-learning authoring tools

Janet Clarey

I’ve used a bunch of desktop authoring tools – Lectora, Dreamweaver, Authorware, Captivate, and Articulate to name a few. haven’t really used a lot of web-based authoring tools though. I was kind of out of that aspect (development) of e-learning at the time they started becoming more mainstream. spent an hour or so with Roger from Udutu looking at their authoring tool and have to say I’m really kind of blown away as to its capabilities. Some other tidbits in bullet points:: Any platform – Mac, Linux, Windows environment.

Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

Establishment of Flash as the de-facto development platform for custom eLearning creation allowing use of streaming audio/video over the web. Evolution of authoring tools like Articulate to become better & easier to work with reducing the cost of development. This suggests that LMS systems are evolving to accommodate newer tools and techniques, as they should. 5.

Award for all awards

eLearning 24-7

like Brandon Hall. CODiE – in one category under “Software”,  32 awards are available, at least two winners per award, one has three: 65 winners – some of the awards do not fall under “e-learning” CODiE – under “Education”,  23 awards are available, at least two winners per award, a couple have 3 winners. recall that I gave out awards to “Rapid Content Authoring Tools” and “LMSs” One category had multiple winners. Social Learning Platform/Product/Solution. How bad is it?

Knowledge Direct LMS Receives Top Honors

Association eLearning

Digitec wins the coveted Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Award for their best-in-class learning management system (LMS), Knowledge Direct. The Knowledge Direct suite of software for corporate, association and not-for-profit organizations incorporates several highly innovative features designed specifically for end users of the system external from the organization.

Go Slow, Quickly: Make the Move to Mobile

CLO Magazine

The successful early adopters got up to speed on the new tools and technology; they researched the best examples, discovered the good design principles and experimented. Assign your team to research the tools and find examples. Allen Interactions: The ZebraZapps tool was created to ensure mobile content has LMS connectivity. The next version is being built in Haxe, an open source, high-level language for delivery on every platform including Apple iOS. He points to the system developed by Aris Games, whose site offers demos and a free authoring tool.

A welcome to Elearnity Vendor Perspectives

Clive on Learning

Called Vendor Perspectives (slightly ironic as 'vendor' is very much a US expression, where we tend to say 'supplier') the service provides intelligence about available solutions to potential buyers in all the usual product and service categories, including custom content providers, authoring tools, learning management platforms, etc. know this service is already available in the USA from Brandon Hall, Bersin and others, but the European market is different and local suppliers may not get much of a look in.

4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

Fresh out of university, I worked as a content developer and designed and authored hundreds of hours of online courses. As an analyst a decade later, I wrote industry reports about learning management systems, authoring tools, and other technologies. As CEO of Brandon Hall Research, I oversaw our research calendar, organized conferences, and delivered countless presentations.

Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

Implementing the right platform for the delivery of online education and certification programs will result in a range of benefits for your association. The  Brandon Hall Learning Technology Study 2016  identified that the top priority for organizations in 2017 is to invest in  social and collaborative tools to enhance their learning technologies.

A ship without sails: Why single source is integral to blended learning

Xyleme

The Brandon Hall Group''s report, "The State of Learning & Development 2014: Coming of Age," emphasized the expanded role that blended learning plays in corporate environments. Finally, formal training can integrate the most engaging and interactive elements technology can bring to a learning environment, including e-learning tools using tablets and similar devices.

Trends in Learning - No LMS Left Behind [LSG Webinar Notes]

Learning Visions

learning platform used to do – it had the ability to target a specific group of learners and provide a nice catalog, dividing into groups of courses and targeting groups of people to push out the right content. Intelligent learning platforms matter: the system works for you. The Engagement Gap Employee feedback and survey tools – and the talent management platform on the other side.

Emerging technologies & challenges in e-Learning content creation: Global resourcing to rescue

G-Cube

Delivery platforms are seeing a paradigm shift from desktops to mobiles & tablet computers, operating systems are transiting from Windows to Android and iOS, programming tools maturing from Adobe Flash to HTML 5, Rapid Authoring tools are also going through a metamorphosis and so on so forth. Emerging Platforms -  Pressure on e-Learning Development.

eFront Wins Learning Technology Award

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 5/03/2010 eFront Wins Learning Technology Award We are thrilled to announce that eFront won a coveted Brandon Hall bronze award for technology excellence in the Learning Management Technology for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses category. Powered by Blogger

Dan Pontefract – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT DAN PONTEFRACT (Author, Speaker, Chief Envisioner). Dan is author of “ Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization ” and is currently at work on the follow-up book. He is also the recipient of the 2012 Brandon-Hall ‘Gold Award in Strategy & Governance’. Dan:  I’ve always stated that for an organization to mature and adopt a more open and collaborative ethos, it must put behavior before tool, and form before function. But, I am a huge fan of collaborative technologies and platforms. 100 Awards. He’s an educator at heart. repeat).

E-Learning for Newbies

Janet Clarey

Here is a presentation on learning and technology (historical) done by my colleague, Gary Woodill, some time ago for Operitel and a presentation on learning technology (LMS/LCMS/Talent Management that we, Brandon Hall Research , deliver in a “101″ webinar with Learn.com which should provide an overview. also wrote  elearning 101 which provides an overview of e-learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter

Learning Visions

Monday, May 18, 2009 eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter You probably already know that Twitter is the 140-character microblogging platform. Twitter is a powerful platform for resource sharing, community building and connection. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. So what? But Twitter is way more than that.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

By doing so, you will: Keep yourself up-to- date with the new software, technologies, and trends relative to corporate e-learning and e-learning in general. Update 11/23/2010: suggested by Ellen ) eLearning Pulse is an independent online community focused on serving learning and technology professionals, from instructional designers to software developers to project managers. Learning Curve by Michael Hanley Michael Hanleys blog covers topics such as e-learning, web-based e-learning, technology in education, e-learning tools, learning 2.0 Learn from the experts! Thanks.

Cloud service and deployment models

Janet Clarey

Cloud Software as a Service , or SaaS (pronounced “sass&# ) has been the term used by learning management system providers for several years to described their  &# hosted&# service model. Another service model is Cloud Platform as a Service&# (PaaS). NIST defines PaaS as: The capability provided to the consumer is to deploy onto the cloud infrastructure consumer-created or acquired applications created using programming languages and tools supported by the provider. Share and Enjoy: Tags: Brandon Hall Cloud Computing IaaS PaaS SaaS Seriously. The (U.S.)

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games

Learning Visions

Electronic Software Association -- trade org for game developers in the US Gama Sutra Game Developer Magazine Timeline/Team to Develop? are 2D and is a good learning tool, the 3D world does take this to a altogether different place of enagement and interaction. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Income is collected.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: As eLearning Ripens on The Vine

Learning Visions

In my early days, I wrote a lot of software training courses. Hi Cammy, For those of us who have been designing e-learning since the days of interactive video, in many ways the demand for "complexity" is somewhat cyclical and perhaps more linked to stable periods between technological advances in platform and connectivity. eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help!

Google-Assisted “Search� Learning…but pls don’t say “according to Google�

Janet Clarey

While some would argue that a Google search is not ‘real learning,’ search (and other) tools from Google appear to have pedagogical uses. How you harness the potential of this ‘quick ‘n dirty,’ ubiquitous search platform depends, of course, on how you use it and what tools you use beyond its basic search capability. The ubiquity of the platform is what makes it worthy of consideration for supporting workplace learning. Synonyms (~term), vocabulary development (Google Image Labeler), and listing and brainstorming (Google Sets) are other tools.

Learning Management Systems that kick ass: Generation21

Janet Clarey

spoke with John Stearns from Gen21 about the social media tools and technologies his organization is incorporating into their LMS. Q: Hi John. What social media tools are you guys incorporating into your LMS? A: John Stearns- Gen21's product focus is on its core product functionality. To that end, core collaborative features in the LMS cover the key aspects of social media - collaborative authoring, wiki's, messaging, message boards, interactive web environments, content rating, library, etc. This post is part of the Friday series "LMSs that kick ass.&# behave. Thanks John!

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

mLevel

We discussed the evolution of the mLevel game-based learning platform and how it has helped a number of companies increase the effectiveness of learning in their organizations. Austin: mLevel (short for “mastery level”) is both the name of our learning platform and our company. Kapp: What problem are you solving with the mLevel platform? Recap from: Kapp Notes. A.G.E.S.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems

Learning Visions

Project Sun Microsytems Brandon Carson, instructional designer Project: New Hire Experience “Join the Network&# Sun has put a real focus on telecommuting -- many employees dont work in an office. Wiki Platform Using Web 2.0 tools to create a new hire experience Built using the Confluence Enterprise Wiki platform Brandon said they were “corrupting the real idea of a wiki&#.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3 - eLearning 24-7 , September 14, 2010 While this market has always existed, it is clearly taking a whole new form in two areas: Strong emphasis to embed into a web site or blog. presentation ‘ Twitter in Education &# this one looks into the uses of Twitter, rather than the tool. If we give people access to broadband, and they learn how to effectively use the new digital tools, how can we be sure they become digitally literate? Subject Title Author. Social Networking: A Platform for Training New Managers Online?

Low Cost LMS - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

The development of e-Learning is being done through Captivate, so I do not need a system with authoring capabilities. inexpensive ("learning management system" OR lms) 2007.2009 filetype:pdf ~inexpensive ("learning management system" OR lms) 2007.2009 filetype:ppt This netted some interesting material including the following list that is the list in the Brandon Hall report. I received an inquiry about the need for a low cost LMS solution and I've not had time to help this person with answers. I'm hoping folks can chime in with suggestions and resources.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

Learning Visions

Karl Kapp: Assisted with survey questions.wrote an essay on 3D tools (with Tony ODriscoll). 61% wanted a side by side comparison of tools. Read the report, view the data, buy their report! ) Its going to change drastically -- integration with virtual social worlds Karl: Interesting to note the # (27%) of organizations that are using more than one tool. 81% said no! Thanks!

Lectora User Conference Showcase: Ellen St. Pierre

Trivantis

Authoring Tools. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. Mobile eLearning Platform for All mLearning. -->. Powerful & Easy Authoring. -->. Online Authoring Anytime, Anywhere. -->. Powerful & Easy Authoring. -->. Online Authoring Anytime, Anywhere. -->. Additionally, Ellen is a Lectora Certified author. Lectora: ONLY HTML5 Authoring Tool. PowerPoint-Based Authoring. Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA.