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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. Or, if you are in Dr. Kapp's Instructional Game Design Class, you may want to consider one of these free programs for the educational game you are developing as a final project.

ID and e-Learning Links (8/25/14)

Experiencing eLearning

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources – The Edublogger. Extensive list of sources for free images, many of which are Creative Commons or public domain. tags: images free creativecommons. Freeware application for creating “action mazes” or branching scenarios. tags: freeware e-learning scenarios branching. eLearning Wiki. Wiki by Kevin Wilcoxon with lengthy articles on learning and training. Categories are foundations, teaching online, course development, and the future (including references to the Serious e-Learning Manifesto).

Moodle LMS: Hot Potatoes is Now Free!

The E-Learning Curve

Hot Potatoes is now free to use. The learner can ask for a hint in the form of a "free letter" from the answer. As in JQuiz and JCloze, a hint button allows the learner to request a free letter if help is needed. Tags: plugin Moodle hot potatoes content development question freeware criterion test As of version 6.2, According to the developers Half-Baked Software Inc.

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

eLearning Brothers

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. Guest post by Robert Morris. The upswing of the eLearning industry is showing no signs of slowing down. Xerte. At their website, you will find instructions that will help you get started. Audacity. VIDIZMO.

Jane Hart’s Top 100 Learning Tools

Jay Cross

This little freeware tool plays just about any video format you can throw at it. It has its limitations, especially if you want to edit multiple tracks, but the output is excellent and it’s free on Macs. It’s time once again to contribute to Jane Hart’s annual survey of tools for learning. It’s enlightening to review what’s best in the toolbox. Friends.

3 Ways to Create Videos for your Courses

eFront

The biggest challenge eLearning program designers face is acquiring new, copyright free videos for their courses. Several freeware programs are available for video recording, such as HyperCam. Free and trial accounts are available for basic cartoon creation. Videos are perhaps the most sought after multimedia format in the eLearning world. Viewers have even become producers.

Less Time? Less Money? Think ELearning Authoring Tools

CommLab India

There are however, many freeware and lesser known authoring tools that might just do for you. Just google ‘free e-learning authoring tools’ and you will get a list of latest articles giving recommendations. “See any detour as an opportunity to experience new things.” ” - H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Now, you have a problem. Budgets are not always generous.

Free e-learning: The Top 10 barriers to adoption

From the Coleface

As was revealed last Friday at the e-learning Network, vast numbers of free e-learning tools are available. If there are all these great free tools, why are cost-conscious firms not adopting them faster? Integration with existing systems: the freeware has probably been built to do one job by developers who are unfamiliar with or unconstrained by corporate systems. My intention in highlighting these barriers is not to deter people from using free e-learning tools but to help people overcome these barriers. How does this top 10 tally with your experience?

Embracing The AGILE Method For Great eLearning Results

eFront

Leverage technology, in the form of tools such as JIRA Software systems , some of which, such as Taiga and Freedcamp , are open-source and freeware that you can use without obligation. If you wish your commitment to end in success, you must encourage free, frank and open communication across the team. Agile learning design isn’t really a new phenomenon. What is Agile Learning?

Project Management for eLearning Professionals

Integrated Learnings

Some are freeware while others will have fees associated with them. Feel free to share your experiences. By Dean Hawkinson An instructional designer serves many functions in a training initiative, one of which is often project manager. However, we sometimes lose sight of this critical role. In a lot of cases, we are managing a team of people to create an end product, and we rely on several project team members to accomplish actions that enable us to create the instructional materials. This includes, but is not limited to: Identify WHAT you will produce. Communicate!

Top 10 Tools for Rapid eLearning

Rob Hubbard

We’ve put our heads together and come up with our favourite (mostly free) tools for aiding rapid elearning development. Survey Monkey – free online questionnaires and surveys. GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) – fantastically named piece of freeware that works on most operating systems for photo retouching, image composition and authoring.

Analysis of ASTD International Conference and Expo 2013

eLearning 24-7

Lots of vendors sponsorships – always nice to see, but I wonder how many people tossed all that stuff out of their free ASTD bags before they went about their business – seriously, I’m wondering. One looked like freeware. EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it. It’s the yearly review of the ASTD International Conference and Expo. Did I get your attention? If I did, then you might be one of the folks still standing in line at the Starbucks at the convention center. If you are, don’t worry the $5 pumpkin loaf is still available. On to the Show. Pluses.

Review of ASTD International Trade Expo

eLearning 24-7

I would play this at home – too many game based learning solutions look like freeware or the old Atari games from the 80s. They give you the app for free – it comes with the game. With great anticipation I entered the huge expo at ASTD International show earlier this week. Lots of vendors, lots of potential. However with hope comes disappointment, and that disappointment appeared numerous times. There were vendors that had nice LMSs and cool features. There were some very slick products. Yet, overall the show was Lame. Time to hit the floor. The Show Angle. Very Cool.

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Just in the nick of time!

eLearning Blender

Tony posted links to free downloads of Snag It and Camtasia. Post about free Snag It and Camtasia downloadsJust as I was looking into purchasing Camtasia Studio by Tech Smith I came across a blog posting on Tony Karrer's eLearning Technology blog just in the nick of time. I have been a long time user of Snag It and love it for screen shots. It is very handy for creating software training materials. I recently used the demo version of Camtasia to complete a software simulation project and it worked out great.

How to Get Your Training Presentation From Good to Great With Images, Audio, and Video

Mindflash

Photo tip (above): Even lacking photos of your own, amateur repositories like and Snapfish and Flickr can be great sources of free images. You may have to convert – downloadable shareware and freeware converters are plentiful – particularly if your content was recorded on a smartphone with a proprietary format. > Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Mindflash. Video. Audio.

Daily Bookmarks 03/16/2008

Experiencing eLearning

tags: freeware , graphics , tools. Painting program, free and paid versions, with great looking brushes and tools. Connectivism Blog > Pedagogy First? Whatever. Annotated. tags: connectivism , context , pedagogy , technology. George Siemens argues that rather than starting with pedagogy for making instructional decisions, we should start with context. He recommends choosing the technology first, then the pedagogy to match, partly because “sound pedagogy&# is an ambiguous target. Pedagogy should not even be a consideration during the planning stages of technology use.

Tune-up Your E-Learning Workstation for the New Year

E-learning Uncovered

Freeware maintenance software. The tune-up category of PC software includes free tools as well. When comparing commercial and freeware tune-up suites, be sure to focus on the types of maintenance utilities you are most interested in. A freeware utility might be missing a tool to optimize your solid-state drive, but if that’s not important to you then it’s no loss. Be sure to check the license agreement carefully for a freeware product, especially if it is for business use so you can be sure you are in compliance. But what about your computer? Follow rodgator.

Thoughts on Social Networking

Moodle Journal

Now being a software person, my first reaction was to go looking for some tools, free ones anyway and I found Agna , a superb little piece of Java freeware. Going on as I do these days with regard to the value of social networking tools practices and the implications for collaboration in learning, which you may well have picked this up from a number of posts in this blog.

Great Women of Web 2.0 Talk

Kapp Notes

Hot Potatoes is not freeware, but it is free of charge for those working for publicly-funded non-profit-making educational institutions, who make their pages available on the web. I really enjoyed my talk the other night with the Women of the Web 2.0. I had a great time and it is a great group of people to work with. We discussed games and how they can be used in the classroom. And we discussed a number of great web sites from all over so here are a few of the sites we discussed. Here are some sites where teachers can create their own online games and/or 3D environments.

Where are open source learning applications?

Tony Karrer

Think of it as freeware Captivate. * Finally, I'm not really sure that asking about open source right now is as relevant as asking about free software as a service (SaaS) models. Good post by Harold Jarche - Where are open source learning applications? First, open-source generally succeeds once an application domain is fairly well understood and the feature sets are relatively more stable. If you look at the slow creep up the application stack of open-source solutions (OS, app server, database, CRM), then its easy to see the pattern. Keywords: eLearning Trends

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 2

Upside Learning

The release of Google Cloud Connect ensures that you can stay wishy washy and commitment-free. 250+ Places For Free Books Online. The best freeware reviews presented to you by Gizmo’s team of experts provides a listing of 260 sites that legally offer free books (eBooks) on a wide range of topics, for download or for online viewing. Read it here. Read it here.

Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

Weird - after posting, I just saw a post in my blog reader from HeyJude - Find free images online - my list! 10 Places to Find Free Image FlickrCC - Bigfoto.com offers pictures from around the world, including America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Pacific. FreeDigitalPhotos.net has over 2000 free images that you can use in commercial and noncommercial work. FreeMediaGoo.com has a large collection of images, audio, textures, and other visual mediums that you can use for free with some restrictions. Riya - Visual Search provides royalty free images. Sorry.)

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 12/7/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Top 10 Freeware Apps for M-Learning - Mobile Learning. Ten of the most useful, free software applications you can use to design and deliver mobile learning. 2006 Industry Report - Training Magazine. The year 2006 was one of growth for the training industry. Most organizations reported healthy increases in their training budgets, with an average budget increase of 7 percent over last year. Today, companies are spending $1,273 per learner on training, including staff salaries. Why Workflow Sucks - ebiz. So what was wrong with workflow? But business doesn't work like that.

Google, YouTube, Fonts, & Influencing People

Big Dog, Little Dog

Free Fonts - Fonts Squirrel. Quality freeware that is licensed for commercial work. How Google Is Making Us Smarter - Discover Magazine. Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin?" Most people might answer, "At the skull." Rather, they argued that the mind is something more: a system made up of the brain plus parts of its environment. At First, Funny Videos. City One.