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ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?


Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? 101 Free Learning Tools OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources Free EduGames Printer-Friendly Version Lets explore the idea that there is at least one excellent free learning tool (or site) for every learning problem, need or issue! Gmail Social bookmarking tool? Diigo Tool to translate text or a webpage?

Global eTraining Reveals New-Look Leadership Team

Global eTraining

Steve Wilkinghoff, VP Finance, is a global business performance improvement expert, author and speaker passionate about driving business through sound financial management. Over the last two years, our world-leading technical training platform, learning methodology and educational products have received Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology and Learning awards, Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) CoDIE awards, as well as the Canadian Society for Training and Development’s 2014 ‘WOW!’ Press Release BIM resources Brandon Hall etraining

Global eTraining releases the Total Leadership Library for emerging leaders in the AEC Industry

Global eTraining

Available on the award-winning Global eTraining platform from December 2015, the Total Leadership Library provides a comprehensive suite of “soft skills” training, essential to developing collaborative leaders in the AEC Industry. Cloud-based platforms and advanced BIM software have made connected, global workforces a reality. Press Release BIM resources Brandon Hall etrainingGlobal eTraining releases the Total Leadership Library for emerging leaders in the AEC Industry. Topics include: Introduction to Emotional Intelligence for the AEC industry.

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


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.

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

© 2016 Brandon Hall Group. The cloud, social tools, mobile technologies, and other advances have created a host of opportunities for. Source: 2016 Brandon Hall Group Learning Technology Study (n=302) © 2016 Brandon Hall Group. Previous Brandon Hall Group research has shown that companies that adopt a framework that. Exploring new and.

Year in Review: 5 eLearning Reports to Read before 2016


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.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order. OpenMeetings is a free browser-based software that allows you to set up instantly a conference in the Web. The project is hosted at Google Code.

LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

Platform Prod Management & Marketing, Element K about their social media capabilities. Here’s what she had to say: Q: What social media tools is Element K incorporating into their LMS? A: Sue Rodeman - We recently launched a suite of Collaborative Tools into KnowledgeHub – Element K’s Learning Management System. tools at everyone’s finger tips and by the changing demographic of today’s workforce. We are attempting to stay ahead of the curve by allowing our customers to include these tools into a variety of Learning Programs. Generation21.

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, 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.).

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?

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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

Dawn of Learning

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.

eFront Wins Learning Technology Award


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

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 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.

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.)

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs


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.

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!

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.

Unfortunately in my world…

Tayloring it

… a significant number of the technologies mentioned in the recent blog post ‘ Tools to look out for in 2011 ‘ are already dead in the water; allow me explain why. To find out about the latest learning trends in the virtual sphere, I contacted expert  Karl Kapp, author of  Learning in 3D and professor at  Bloomsberg University. My comments are shown in red italics.

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!

ZaidLearn: 75 Free EduGames to Spice Up Your Course!


Games Links OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources Free Learning Tools Printer-Friendly Version " Engage Me or Enrage Me " - Marc Prensky (2005) " Never play a video game thats trying to teach you something. " - Justin Peters (2007) Terms like educational games , game-based gaming , and social impact games dont sound too bad. Learning Tools. learning tools. (90). Posts.

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Dan Pontefract – Crystal Balling with 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).

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Epignosis is committed to providing the highest level of Customer support and to continuously evolve the eFront platform for meeting the most demanding standards of the human capital management and the e-learning industry. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. Posted by ???????? ?. ???????

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&#.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of 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.

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.

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?

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

Everything E-Learning

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: IPhone Test

Learning Visions

said. I do like blogpress :-) I bought it because it supports quite a few platforms, even though I mainly use it for blogger. Beachward Bound Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions My Summer ID Reading List ► June (3) eLearning Authoring Tools Mindmap The Two Faces of ePortfolios The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator ► May (9) Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Saturday, July 25, 2009 IPhone Test Dont mind me.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

Learning Visions

This doesnt have to be a big investment Key Finding #2: The Rise in ASP Models ("externally hosted" or "software as a service" -- SAAS) taking desktop metaphor and putting into a browser trend towards companies giving other people the headaches of dealing with the backend solutions great for small organizations Saba,, Adobe Connect, Articulate, etc. Investment in use of tools is low, so if it doesnt work, youre ok. Whereas if higher risk (development of entire course), people more likely to use non-open source tools. Nothing shocking, but some interesting tidbits.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Days 17, 18, 19, 20, & 21

Learning Visions

Cammy, Here are a couple of things I would like to hear from you: What has it been like to go from being an instructional designer working on more traditional platforms to one integrating Web 2.0? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Nevertheless, Im trying to keep up. Day 17: Run a Stumble Upon Advertising Campaign Not my thing.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Off-the-Shelf Content: Help!

Learning Visions

In the SkillSoft world, regardless of how a course is deployed, we sell a license for a number of users x an amount of time, the content is never sold outright and if hosted on a platform where we can not get reports it is written into the contract that they supply us with reports on a regular basis Example 10 courses x 10 users x 1 year = xxxx 4:41 AM Cammy Bean said. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 04, 2007 Off-the-Shelf Content: Help! Ive always been about custom content. By actual usage? Thanks!

Time for the Training Department to be Taken Seriously

Dawn of Learning

The enterprise content management software market currently exceeds $4B, so it’s quite clear that the vast majority of organizations place strong emphasis on their ECM strategy – a strategy that the training organization unfortunately typically takes no part in. Take a look: ECM Platform LCM Services Collaboration is a great example here. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

Same issue occurred with various other alternative browsers – many of which were built on similar IE like platforms, uh, Opera was not. When a Course Authoring Tool Built-In is not a Free Built-In. That said, I have to say I was in shock when I found out that Topyx LMS by Interactyx is offering their built in course authoring tool as a FEE based solution and not free. You receive 30 days free to use the course authoring tool – again it is built into the system. Topyx is SCORM 2004, which means that a tool that is SCORM 2004, SCORM 1.2,

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Profiles of a Twentysomething and a Fiftysomething Learner

Learning Visions

Now these are just two people, but they are real people who are in the workforce who are making use of technology tools. As young people graduate from college, they will take these tools with them as they get established in the non-academic/professional world. wonder if theres a transition time -- a jumping off point to other platforms? Will the tools grow up with them? As they establish new communities, get married, have families -- what tools will replace Facebook, chat and text? Its not work, its fun! She works from home and is her own boss. eLearnin.

Interview on


At that time we got a fund to prototype an eLearning tool with a few advanced characteristics like automatic lesson-student matching and artificial intelligence components to aid the learning process. More companies showed interest on using our platform and a lot of feedback produced. This trend led through time to the integration of several Web 2.0/AJAX tools to the system.