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Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

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. 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. Hence, the word “free” All the systems below are 100% free open source systems. Some free open source platforms, have moved over to fee based systems.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

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

eFront

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 [1] but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools".

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

–  This means that multiple people can work at the same time on the same course and same page – it is really an awesome feature, especially with SaaS authoring tools.  Increase of authoring tool vendors –  More are in, less are out, but there still is a gap between good and average – a huge gap. Learning games in the authoring tool product. 

Three Things Learning Practitioners Can Learn from the Open Source Community

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

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.

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

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

Open Source eLearning Network Event

eFront

There will also be a number of experienced speakers and panel members present who will discuss topics such as: An introduction to open source elearning tools, Open Source LMS – Wouldya? You will also be able to explore a vast array of LMSs, authoring tools and other technologies including eFront, Exe, Ilias, Moodle, Xerte to name but a few.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

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

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

eFront

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.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

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. love it that much.

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. As of version 4.3,

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

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. Jump on the Bandwagon. 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. What does it all mean?

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

Upside Learning

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. 1) Adobe Captivate 5.5 Once these files are converted to HTML5, you can edit them with an HTML editing tool, such as Adobe Dreamweaver. Upcoming Tools.

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Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

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.

Adapt Open Source eLearning: Join the Community!

Learning Visions

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.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

– 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.

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When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

G-Cube

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. neither love nor hate proprietary or open source systems. How about open source vs. proprietary LMS’s?

The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development

G-Cube

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. Tools for Native eLearning Apps. What other cool mobile learning tools are out there? iUI : Bank of America’s mobile site is built on the iUI framework.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

eLearning 24-7

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.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Therefore, as we move forward, we all must consider when, how, and why we integrate the tools that we do into our classrooms. => Resources Down-and-dirty Guidelines for Effective Discussions in Online Courses Joanna C. 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 Charles A.

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

eFront

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.

eLearning Chef’s Top 5 Open-Source LMSystems

eLearning Chef

Per the previous post , here’s our list of the top 5 open-source LMS products. You can search for ‘top open source LMS’ and find several similar lists. eFront ranks #2 due to the lesser features in the open-source version (i.e. This LMS is a dual solution; you can download the source, install, and host it yourself…or you can license a hosted solution complete with support and additional features. All versions include a content creation tool, include forum and chat features, and are SCORM 1.2/2004 compliant. Open Elms. Moodle.

20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

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.

Why EasyGenerator isn’t open source

Challenge to Learn

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.

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

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.

This Week On #TalkTech: Game Based Learning, Human Computer Interaction and Google’s Authoring Tool

Bottom-Line Performance

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.

The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 2

TalentLMS

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. 7. Excel as a tool for online training you might ask? Excel.

The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 1

TalentLMS

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.

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

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.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

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.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said. People love the ability to find short videos to inspire them, help them understand ideas or to acquire new (or remind themselves of old) skills, e.g. how to carry out software tasks. The open source WordPress software is also available to download and install on company servers.

11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

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.

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

eLearning Brothers

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

eLearning 24-7

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).

Free eLearning Badge. We support Free eLearning Resources

eFront

MacKenzie-Smith - Articles [link] - Templates [link] aLearning Blog - [link] Designed for Learning! - [link] St Andrews Lutheran College Blog - [link] Effective instruction is achieved by design - [link] Get the e-Learning News 1st! - [link] SlideShare Presentations - Embed the presentations to your Blog or Site and Share the Knowledge Free & Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning - [link] Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning - [link] Facebook for e-Learning - [link] Top 10 open source e-Learning projects to watch for 2011 - [link].

2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

eLearning 24-7

Two years ago there were some folks who believed that mobile learning where tools, etc. Under this mobile learning misrepresentation, I can tell you that nearly every system out there – can make this argument – because if you can open up Safari and go to the vendor’s web site and then into your SaaS based LMS – then guess what? Click on the app and your default browser opens and off you go. As I often say to folks, what is the point of having an app, if all it does is open up my browser. I can do the same thing, without using your app. Tasks.

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Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

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).

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. Actually it already has with some end users.  I have seen continued interest and downloads for open source AR tool kits. Augmented reality opens those doors. Allscripts merged hospital software with an accurate gesture -based system.

CCK08 Free and reliable open source software for YOU and all of us

Ignatia Webs

Connecting to others, is enabled by open source software. The open source community celebrated Software Freedom Day on 20 September. In the past decade, free and open source software (FOSS) has become one of the major catalysts in increasing transparency by lowering the barrier to access the best software technologies. Really.

TCExam - Open Source CBA/CBT

Learning Journeys

TCExam is an assessment software system that enables educators and trainers to author, schedule, deliver, and report on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams. TCExam is open source and completely free to use. The website promotes the following features: Free and Open Source. Tagged: elearning, learning, opensource, resources, tcexam, tool, toolsTCExam : Courtesy of amatbest54. haven’t tested TCExam yet, but it looks promising.  Community support. Platform Independent. No expensive hardware requirements. Internationalization (I18N).

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

Authoring Tools – With only a small sample of vendors that are SaaS based, pickings are slim. The next day or whenever he has a connection to the Internet, his data gets pushed out from the device and pulled into the platform or tool. All the Open source systems – again you must add TinCan API on your own. Authoring Tools. On Fire. Steag.

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TinCan Demystified

eFront

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] [link]. [ii] [link]. over the last five years. frameset?

Adapt Hangout lifts the lid on multi-device elearning

Sponge UK

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. Adapt Mobile Learning News Google Hangouts Jason Butler Kineo Learning Pool Lucy Hodge multi-device open source Paul McElvaney responsive learning Sponge UK Sven Laux

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. While the assumption would be that all the products are alike, or that fee based tools are superior to their free counterparts, nothing could be farther than the truth.  Once you did though, you could do quite a lot with the tool.  assessment tools may or may not exist, attachments, preview windows, limited outputs, maybe audio/video or maybe not. it into Presenter, it can be a stand alone] and the video encode tool – small ). That was then.

Latest E-Learning News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

So that a more constant date is set each week for this blog, the topic “Latest Content Authoring Tools Trends&# will be posted Tuesday morning, July 19th. This month’s news and notes includes details on the E-Learning 24/7  Course Authoring Tool Shootut, A new Content Authoring Tool Directory along with interesting data points, LMS Info and final tidbits. Learning 24/7 and E-Learning TV presents: Rapid Course Authoring Tool Shootout. iSpring Presenter with their quiz tool. New Content Authoring Tool Directory.

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