Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs
SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
Everyone loves free, especially with software. Free software should be in a class by itself, because it often rumbles into three areas: 100% free with no watermarks, limited features/capabilities. I already have spoke ad naseum about the pros and cons of any free open source platform, so my criteria on what I feel are the best 10 free open source systems are presented below. The reason I state “free” open source, is because “open source” itself is not necessarily free. Criteria. Top 8 – Why 8?
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. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source.
Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning
OCTOBER 17, 2010
eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront  but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools".
Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012
DECEMBER 24, 2011
This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned! All with no software to install. eFront - an open source LMS A 2.0
Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.
OCTOBER 31, 2010
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. BigBlueButton is built by combining over fourteen open source components. The project is hosted at Google Code.
Three Things Learning Practitioners Can Learn from the Open Source Community
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
FEBRUARY 19, 2015
So, what can we, as learning practitioners, learn from the open source community? If there were a way of openly sharing small pieces of content for repurposing and reuse, with due acknowledgement to the author, it would help build high quality curricula faster. Open source community boasts of several collective accomplishments in the field of software.
When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?
FEBRUARY 22, 2010
The presentation than briefly turned into a debate between open-source and proprietary systems. Now, this was not the first time when someone asked me to compare open source vs. proprietary systems, and I am sure it won’t be the last. I neither love nor hate proprietary or open source systems. How about open source vs. proprietary LMS’s?
Adapt Open Source eLearning: Join the Community!
OCTOBER 15, 2013
Are you interested in open source? Want to see an elearning authoring tool that does responsive design really well? The Adapt Learning Community site is now open at https://community.adaptlearning.org /. Our timelines are quite ambitious and we want to build up the initial codebase for the framework by the end of the year, with an authoring tool following quickly.
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. 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. C ontent Authoring Tools Directory. The Ten Best Course Authoring Tools. #10 6 Learning Tools MLOAT - I will be the first to admit this is not for non-techies.
Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools
AUGUST 20, 2015
HTML5 is one of the main tools used by eLearning professionals, mainly because of its versatility and flexibility. There are several HTML5 eLearning authoring tools available for developers. In the continuation, you will find a list of the top 10 tools you can start using with ease. This online tool enables you to create basic, but effective courses and lessons.
The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
To help you out, I’ve aggregated 11 of the top development tools to help you easily put together either native, or web-based mobile LMS software apps for your workforce. Tools for Web-Based eLearning Apps. Claro : Similar to Adobe Captivate, Claro is a tool for building eLearning courses that also lets you publish those courses as HTML5-using web-apps.
Free e-Learning books
NOVEMBER 14, 2010
Therefore, as we move forward, we all must consider when, how, and why we integrate the tools that we do into our classrooms. => for Associations Jeff delivers an easy-to-read primer on how to leverage social media tools to expand the learning value that associations deliver. The authors, Clark and Gottfredson, sketch three distinct stages of learning agility: 1.0, and 3.0,
The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market
JANUARY 18, 2012
The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). Yeah, I know we have just jumped into January, but in a review of the past several months, authoring tools continue to follow a similar path amongst themselves with certain feature sets. I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game. Perhaps their audience is unaware of LMSs who offer assessment tools. There is a reason Dragon software is hot.
5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads
MAY 3, 2012
Given this trend, it is but obvious that the demand for rapid authoring tools which can publish content in HTML5 will also increase. In this post, we examine 5 rapid authoring tools which show tremendous promise. Once these files are converted to HTML5, you can edit them with an HTML editing tool, such as Adobe Dreamweaver. Upcoming Tools. Buyer, Beware.
15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads
JANUARY 30, 2013
– pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. So here’s the list of the tools that can do the job and which you might want a closer look at. One of the best tools, if you are already using Articulate, to convert your existing (Articulate based) courses to run on iPads, other tablets and mobile devices.
Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners
JANUARY 10, 2011
eLearning Uncovered: From Concept to Execution does a nice job of walking beginners through all aspects of eLearning from choosing an LMS, design tools, and the actual course design. Recent Comments Blog Archive ▼ 2011 (3) ▼ January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. The truth is that there are a lot of books for e-Learning professionals.
Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market
JULY 20, 2011
As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing. 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. Desktop: Software is installed on your hard drive of your computer and you work on your computer. Built in assessment tool, inc.
20+ eLearning Tools and Resources
JULY 24, 2014
With Articulate, you can create interactivity to a presentation by adding slide layers, drag-and-drop interactions, quizzing, screen recording, and software simulation. The Adobe Captivate software helps you create a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML content. Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. GarageBand gives you all the tools you need to write, play, mix, and export your own song quickly and efficiently. Survey Monkey is the world’s most popular online survey tool. SCORM.
The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 2
DECEMBER 16, 2015
In our previous installment of this series we suggested 6 of the most essential tools for online employee training, focusing mainly on the kind of tools that you’ll need for content creation-related tasks. In this post we’ll suggest tools that can help you with designing and managing your courses. Excel as a tool for online training you might ask? Excel.
The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 1
DECEMBER 9, 2015
What’s a little more difficult however is picking the right tools to help you with course design, content creation, learning assessment and all the other tasks you need to run a successful eLearning program. Fear not, however, as we’re here to help you with this, by suggesting the (you’ve guessed it) top 10 most useful tools for online employee training.
10 Widely Used Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 and Empower E-learning
JULY 12, 2016
Smartphones, iPads, and tablets have opened new avenues for learning. After knowing the growing importance of HTML5, let’s check the most widely used e-learning authoring tools that provide HTML5 output. Responsive design helps your e-learning course content rearrange itself when opened on any device, irrespective of the screen size. Of course, Yes! Flash is Fading Away.
Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)
JUNE 7, 2010
Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software. The list is followed by free open source software that mimics and can even beat – IMO some of its more well known competitors – that you might use when building your WBT. All software below is free. Rapid E-Learning Course Software. Jelsim - e-learning simulation software – create in java – can be used in corporate, semi target education. MOS Solo - Content authoring tool. I love it that much.
10 Social Media Tools For Learning
The eLearning Coach
NOVEMBER 16, 2009
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. Each tool fulfills at least one of these criteria: encourages collaboration; enables user-generated content or input; provides a way to share; and facilitates informal or formal learning. It also integrates with a few open source eLearning tools.
This Week On #TalkTech: Game Based Learning, Human Computer Interaction and Google’s Authoring Tool
NOVEMBER 8, 2012
Generally speaking, game based learning is most useful for in-depth understanding approaching mastery, and gamification is a terrific motivational tool for making workplace tasks more enjoyable. To do so, they had to get round software designed to prevent just this move. Topic 3: How can Google’s new open source authoring tool benefit corporate learning? Given the growing popularity of MOOCs (massively open online courses), this was only a matter of time. Google now offers a free authoring tool for creating online courses.
11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
If you are thinking of creating an educational game but don't want to invest a lot of money, you can try out these free software programs (or free for 30 days in some cases), some are 2D and some are 3D. Panda3D is Open Source and free for any purpose, including commercial ventures. It runs on Windows, and it allows creating software for Windows, PSP, iPhone, and iPod touch.
Why EasyGenerator isn’t open source
Challenge to Learn
DECEMBER 5, 2010
One of them: open source. The question was: should EasyGenerator become open source or should it stay proprietary. In the end we decided not to go for the open source model en in this blog I will try to explain why. Note: With open source software you share the source code of your software with everybody and everybody can contribute to it. As a user you are free to use the software without paying license fees (see GPL license ). My open source experience is therefore mainly based on these three.
Adapt Hangout lifts the lid on multi-device elearning
SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
Adapt is a free and easy to use elearning authoring tool that creates fully responsive, multi-device, HTML5 elearning content using the open source Adapt framework. I can also explain our continued plans for developing this exciting new product as an open source endeavour.”
NOVEMBER 23, 2012
Perceived simplicity is a core ingredient of the new offering and a major adoption point for LMS and authoring tools developers. This openness is very important and in our point of view, the biggest benefit that TinCan brings to the world. Content authors should be able to rely on a consistent set of UI expectations. We can foresee additional tools or sub-standards on top of TinCan to address real world issues especially with reporting and standardization of the verbs on statements. [i] eLearning Learning Open Source SCORM standards tin-can tincan
What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012
OCTOBER 8, 2012
On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said. In their jobs, workplace learning professionals continue to make heavy use of e-learning authoring tools as well as web conferencing tools (which are on the rise this year by the way), whereas their own personal/professional toolsets include a wider range of social and other tools.:
Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
This open source toolkit enables you to produce interactive learning materials in a productive online environment. Audacity is a free eLearning tool that you can download and edit your audio. Wink is a freeware for creating tutorials and presentations aimed at instructing how to use software. The tool comes with comprehensive SCORM-compliant assets for PDF and Web.
UPDATED: Other Open Source LMS Solutions
JUNE 1, 2010
A list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. Ectolearning – Open learning environment, with collaboration tools plus LMS – for Education/academia. metacoon.net - LMS with built in authoring tools – Premise is virtual rooms contained within their system. Open LMS. Open Elms - Support for articulate, captivate, targets business. Olat - IMS Learning Impact ‘Leadership Award’ 2009 for best open source learning platform. They are not in any specific order. These are the newest listings (6-2-10).
Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM
OCTOBER 22, 2010
Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). Mobile Learning Tools. MLEX – Mobile Learning Experiment - software tool designed to create a single web page viewable on standard or small sized displays. MySCORM - SCORM content authoring tools. it based on What You See What You Get Editor that making easy to authoring SCORM content package for end user. What I did not include in this blog posting. The latest books too.
21 top elearning communities
AUGUST 24, 2016
The eLN is the number one source for guidance on best practice and future trends in technology-based learning and development at work, with over 3000 members in the UK and beyond.”. We’ve included forums on specific software too, often your best route for advice or support on a particular learning tool is to ask other users. L&D. Training journal forum. Elearning network.
Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends
DECEMBER 15, 2010
You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs. OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud and do the same thing. Open Source Product of the Year (i.e. Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it. 31st).