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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). Sites containing iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows 7 and CE OS apps that you can download for free; again there are a significant number of sites that provide this information. I did tweet a few of these sites and if you follow me, you can review my past tweets and locate them or search Google or any other search engine for the sites. Mobile Learning Tools.

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). Sites containing iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows 7 and CE OS apps that you can download for free; again there are a significant number of sites that provide this information. I did tweet a few of these sites and if you follow me, you can review my past tweets and locate them or search Google or any other search engine for the sites. Mobile Learning Tools.

Elearning Trends 2016: Companies replacing LMS due to poor user experience and insufficient integrations

Docebo

In a new study, the research and analyst firm Brandon Hall Group found nearly half of the companies surveyed in 2016 are considering replacing their learning management system (LMS). To learn more about why companies are focusing on their UX and the integrations of their LMS , read the below excerpt from the Brandon Hall Group study: DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE STUDY.

The e-Learning Pearls of Qassim College of Medicine!

ZaidLearn

E-LEARNING PEARLS A couple of years ago I was very fortunate to be part of the first National e-Learning Audit (team) of Universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), and during this wonderful learning journey I got to visit some of the top Universities there offering e-learning in variety of flavors. 151 e-learning satisfaction surveys since launch.

Mobile Learning: 3 Security Threats & 7 Ways to Beat Them

CommLab India

Anywhere, anytime, on-the-go learning has become a reality due to mobile learning. However, security and privacy issues in mobile learning may play spoil sport. Though learning solutions providers make large claims about m-learning, only a few organizations are coming forward to adopt it because of the possible threats. Don’t Fall for ‘Free’ Traps.

Edu2.0 - Free Hosted LMS (or VLE)

ZaidLearn

This is a Free web-based education site with a comprehensive set of features for teachers, students and parents. Now, anyone can teach and/or learn using the system, whether it's at school (College or University), at home, or on the move. remain FREE? First of all, their system is web-hosted and free ; you don't have to download any software or manage your own servers.

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Edu2.0 - Free Hosted LMS (or VLE)

ZaidLearn

This is a Free web-based education site with a comprehensive set of features for teachers, students and parents. Now, anyone can teach and/or learn using the system, whether it's at school (College or University), at home, or on the move. remain FREE? First of all, their system is web-hosted and free ; you don't have to download any software or manage your own servers.

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What is Tin Can and SCORM?

KZO Innovations

Here, we’ll define and explain the two in correlation with e-learning.  . SCORM stands for “Shareable Content Object Reference Model.” It’s a specification for sharing data across different systems. SCORM is a set of technical standards for e-learning software products. It tells programmers how to write their code so that it works well with other e-learning software. Specifically, SCORM governs how online learning content and Learning Management Systems (LMSs) communicate with each other.   . How much do you know about just-in-time learning?

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What is Adaptive Learning?

Growth Engineering

Imagine a futuristic utopia of learning, where people aren’t subjected to static, rigid training programmes. Let’s take a closer look at what adaptive learning is, and why it’s making such a big impact in the world of L&D. Adaptive learning. Adaptive learning is a branch of the much wider area of personalised learning. Ways adaptive learning works.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

Bewildered on what is happening, why what is needed isn’t appearing as it should, and how is it possible that something so obvious based on where e-learning is heading, mobile is pushing and future tech is inspiring is lost among so many vendors? For those who are e-learning developers, instructional designers (with the background to back it) or instructional technologists, I feel your pain. The latter shows real benefits, if it utilizes scenario based learning as its model. Learning responsive or can be seen on any mobile devices – Yipee! Learning 24/7.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

Ability to publish to.exe, web – this has always been around, but one vendor spins it with “Offline SCORM”, then you find out this means you can download the course in its SCORM wrapper and either have it as an.exe, use it on the web (without a LMS) or publish it to a LMS.  Learning games in the authoring tool product.  Learning 24/7. The new and cool.  Video.

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

eLearning 24-7

That is what one senior exec said to me, the other day when it came to social learning. shot off the usual reasons, the benefits, the gains and then found myself expanding into the next possibilities of where a system and content authoring tool had to go.  It didn’t seem that far of a stretch, actually. believe this is very possible, because regardless of the generation, people want easy, they want fast and if they could do a lot of things in a system for example, rather than having multiple windows open, they would do it. Systems ? Systems? Systems?

Gamification In Application Software Training

Learnnovators

It is considered to be among the top five enterprise learning trends, according to forecasts by many leading educational technologists. Education Gamification is evolving into various forms and learning contexts. In recent years, there is an interesting trend where gaming is used for learning computer applications. You can download this game from the link below: •     [link].

Learning Locker wants to store your learning data

Stoatly Different

Today we announce the version 1 release of Learning Locker , the open source Learning Record Store. Designed to help organisations and individuals store, sort and share learning experience data, the Learning Locker is available as a free download from Github, or as a hosted service for $199 per month. Visit the Learning Locker website for details and to sign up for instant access. If you want to inspect LL for yourself before downloading or signing up, you can visit our demo installation to have a play. eLearning

“Current Need-to-Know Tools and What’s Around the Corner” Nick Floro #olconf

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from a concurrent session at this year’s Online Learning Conference , hosted by Training Magazine and happening in Denver. billion) 70 billion apps were downloaded in 2013. system that allows the teacher/leader to create their own course (sort of like a play list) – from all of these small chunks/slices. Gamification/scenario based learning Storytelling is so key. Think about golas/levels – can you add levels to your game or learning content. How can you advance the learning in the outside world? Free tool. Video.

CLO Apps, Please!

CLO Magazine

Technologies and learning methodologies must be rapidly adaptable. We are in the world of personalization, and the learning field deserves learning apps. We can easily download apps for our smartphones and computer systems from the Apple, Android and Microsoft app stores, usually for free or just a few dollars. Yet, when we need a new function or capacity for our learning efforts, there are almost no apps for sale. Learning is changing rapidly, so we need our technologies and methodologies to be agile and rapidly adaptable.

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Top 10 Ideas to Expand Your Learning

Atrixware

As part of wrapping things up last year, we looked at some of the best free learning tools out there.  A sort of looking back on the year and hitting the high points so to speak. Then let’s go check out what might just be 10 great ways to expand your learning. 1. This year E-Learning technology is pushing the envelope further than ever before with the new iTunes U. 

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What is the Tin Can API & What Does it Mean for e-Learning?

Everything E-Learning

Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. Learning & Talent Management Systems. Fast, Flexible & Powerful Learning Management. Enterprise Learning Management System. Mobile Learning. Free Trials. Free Trials. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. -->. Free resources to help you with all learning topics. Learning Tips, Trends and Ideas. Your Annual e-Learning Conference. Learning Webinars. Mobile Learning. -->.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Social Learning

If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic. My learning philosophy: dont make people tote around loads of information in their heads just so you can say you trained them. Blog this! More about me here.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Perhaps they are unaware of online authoring systems offering assessment features. This will become one of the biggest features in 2012 – especially with people wanting to create simulations without being an e-learning developer. Over 98% of the LMS/LCMS/learning platform have at least one compliance standard, so why use a RCAT that doesn’t?  If it is the latter, and your system accepts SCORM 2004 only (which thus accepts 1.2 It’s bizarre really, when SaaS is red hot in every other e-learning segment and yet in RCAT, desktop still rules.

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

eLearning 24-7

Three months ago, only a few systems had either integrated for no additional charge or for additional fees, a talent management/performance management feature set. There is a growing list of vendors, including small/mid size that are adding talent management components that match the Big Dog systems.  A couple of vendors have added HRIS modules. They are integrated into the systems (with turn on/off – for the most part they are turned off – unless you buy it).  . Well, you either add it to your system or not. Huge explosion in SaaS based only systems.

E-Learning Q&A November Issue

eLearning 24-7

In this riveting issue we will be covering the international e-learning scene, my State of the Industry LMS Report – specifically the Top 50, LMS ROI, e-learning costs and web conferencing. Let’s jump right in. Q: Hi. I’m curious to know what you are seeing in other countries regarding e-learning? A:   Well, quite a bit actually. In just the past several months, numerous countries are really embracing not just e-learning but also mobile.  could learn something from VA or even the online university in the U.K. eLogic Learning. Uganda.

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Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. THE INTERVIEW: 1.

5 Trends to Watch 4 n 2011

eLearning 24-7

Numbers will continue and I see a real jump in percentile of these types of systems. They are similar to what you see in your standard LMS, course content, learning paths, reporting – but it is not as robust (which is fine for some end users). Plus, the key factor for these types of systems – is storage. These systems are ideal for someone who wants a basic system, with some features but does not seek a robust system (which you can find in the price range in 12-25K SAAS based btw).  So, why the growth? their system. Learning 24/7.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other. Changing our ‘Trainer’ Mindsets - Free as in Freedom , May 16, 2010 I am a trainer by profession. May 2010.

5 Trends to Watch 4 n 2011

eLearning 24-7

Numbers will continue and I see a real jump in percentile of these types of systems. They are similar to what you see in your standard LMS, course content, learning paths, reporting – but it is not as robust (which is fine for some end users). Plus, the key factor for these types of systems – is storage. These systems are ideal for someone who wants a basic system, with some features but does not seek a robust system (which you can find in the price range in 12-25K SAAS based btw).  So, why the growth? their system. Learning 24/7.

Beginners guide to Tin Can API

ProProfs

In the last couple of years, the Tin Can API has emerged as a buzzword in the arena of authoring tools, learning management systems, and content development. Also known by the name of Experience API, or xAPI, Tin Can is a special program interface with the ability to deliver and truly measure learning experiences beyond what was previously possible. Downloading a presentation.

LMS Business Model for Associations?

aLearning

There’s a wide expanse between the  free, open source LMS systems (Moodle, for example) and expensive, proprietary systems currently available. Despite the appeal of downloading a free application or program, open source systems require someone with programming savvy to make them work — a resource most small associations don’t have. Wouldn’t it be great to find a system that fits our needs — and our budget? The system is there. Let’s face it. Too cool. Setting a meeting. All you have to do is show up.

Optimizing eLearning Strategy (Bryan Chapman)

ZaidLearn

Free Resources from Bryan Chapman Bryan Chapman's Blog WHO? Bryan Chapman is Chief Learning Strategist at Chapman Alliance, LLC; a provider of research-centric consulting solutions that assist organizations in defining, operating and optimizing their strategic learning initiatives. From start to finish, Bryan Chapman engaged us (and thrilled my learning mind!) JUICE?

Optimizing eLearning Strategy (Bryan Chapman)

ZaidLearn

Free Resources from Bryan Chapman Bryan Chapman's Blog WHO? Bryan Chapman is Chief Learning Strategist at Chapman Alliance, LLC; a provider of research-centric consulting solutions that assist organizations in defining, operating and optimizing their strategic learning initiatives. From start to finish, Bryan Chapman engaged us (and thrilled my learning mind!) JUICE?

Game Based Learning 2010 – Recap: Day 1

Upside Learning

I attended the two day conference on Game Based Learning held earlier this week in London. The delegate strength suggests increasing interest in game based learning, which is nice. It will also feature an industry first game based learning awards! To me some of his thoughts overlapped with what Chris Andersen has to say in his book Free: The Future of a Radical Price.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches.  While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform. It is not as though, social learning is going to disappear. Social Learning Systems.

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More LMS Options for Associations on a Budget

aLearning

Finally, a few words of caution:   You’ve probably heard that the wiki platform Ning is shutting down its free option; subscribers either have to move their content off Ning or start ante-ing up for the paid version. Always keep a backup of anything you put on a free site and have a Plan B in case that option suddenly isn’t available to you. product, which is primarily a tracking and reporting system. The case studies I read (I confess I didn’t read them all) suggest a client base of primarly large organizations with implementations with other systems.

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