Rapid Content Authoring Tool Template Comparison- Oranges to Oranges

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Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

To see a side-by-side comparison, please see the table below. To see a side-by-side comparison, please see the table below. To see a side-by-side comparison, please see the table below. Best Features Free quiz designer Weaknesses Site geared more for social settings than academic or corporate Lots of advertisements along the sides of quizzes- distracting Quibblo is not included in comparison table as its not an academic or corporate quiz site.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

LMS Products of the Year 2010. I like this system and its functionality in comparison to the other players in this space. Extended Enterprise 2010 System of the Year. A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. These standout to me. I include Learning Portals, LCMSs, as part of the mix. Categories. Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com).

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools.

Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality

Tony Karrer

Again, the best comparison is that of going through a recording session with a script. This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. Flash may Die and HTML 5 is Going to be Big 2010 opened my eyes are Flash and HTML 5. I really think that 2010 marks the Beginning of Long Slow Death of Flash.

Text-to-Speech Examples

Tony Karrer

Of course, I would want to show the original so we can show a comparison.

The iPad and learning, education, and training: Is a learning revolution unfolding?

Bottom-Line Performance

There IS no comparison. I’ve watched eagerly as Apple moved from concept to launch with the iPad.

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3D Virtual Immersive Environment: Conceptual Orienteering

Kapp Notes

The process of side-by-side comparison allows learners to recognize and apply concepts in a variety of different environments. The learners can visually see attributes and do a mental comparison through the ability to instantly move from one location to another.

How long does it take to create e-learning?

Clive on Learning

Bryan asked respondents to provide estimates for four categories of project: Instructor-led training (ILT) : A useful comparison to the e-learning, but also a reasonable guide to what it would take to develop sessions for the virtual classroom. I often get asked how long it takes to create a piece of e-learning. As we all know e-learning means different things to different people, but usually people are asking about the formal stuff, in particular interactive self-study materials.

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Rapid Performance Improvement: The Two-Minute Drill

The Peformance Improvement

Although we tend to over-use sports analogies and many people would disagree that football is America’s “greatest game”, I think the comparison in this case is instructive.

Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

In later posts, we’ll get into more specific comparisons of TTS vs. human narration. This is third post in a series on Text-to-Speech for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me (which turns out to be a great way to learn).

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

True, smartphones are here to stay, and they are wonderful for a lot of amazing things, but from a true m-learning standpoint, I just do not see the engaging interactive value here, in comparison to other mobile devices. On 11-18-2010, I was part of an online panel discussing whether the LMS as we know it is dead and if not, what is the evolution of the LMS. In that discussion, each of us covered various avenues and in a couple of topics all commented.

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Mobile Learning Considerations – Native Apps or Web Apps

Upside Learning

Chad used this for his presentation at mLearnCon 2010. The presentation gives a good initial comparison of the 5 OSes. I stumbled upon this presentation , shared by Chad Udel , comparing four main mobile OSes. Take a look -. So Native Apps vs Web Apps?

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When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

G-Cube

Open Source Vs. Proprietary LMS Cost Comparison. You love Microsoft!

Answering Some Virtual World Questions

Kapp Notes

We must tie virtual world training events to real world outcomes and that requires pre- and post-test measuring with a comparison to gage impact of the 3D virtual world intervention. Below are some interview questions I was asked the other day. I ran out of time and promised to post them on my blog. Metrics are key, love to hear more about that. The metrics or measurements we need to use in 3D virtual immersive environments must be the same we use in physical environments.

Getting in Touch…

Bottom-Line Performance

Intentionally, touch-screen interaction is simple in comparison to a standard keyboard/mouse interface. Do you remember the first time you used a touch-screen device like a modern smart phone or tablet computer? The sensation you felt as you used what previously was a common tool (phone or computer) in a completely new way?

Getting in Touch…

Bottom-Line Performance

Intentionally, touch-screen interaction is simple in comparison to a standard keyboard/mouse interface. Do you remember the first time you used a touch-screen device like a modern smart phone or tablet computer? The sensation you felt as you used what previously was a common tool (phone or computer) in a completely new way?

Interview with Ana Donaldson: Episode #5 on EdTechTalk ID Live

Learning Visions

When they were done, they did a comparison. Links and Further Reading from Ana Donaldson: PIDT (Professors of Instructional Design and Technology) 2010 - May 21-24, 2010 • YMCA of the Rockies • Estes Park, Colorado PacifiCorp Design & Development Competition - [link] Phase 1 is due May 1st 2010 AECT International Convention 'Cyber Change: Learning In Our Connected World' October 26-30, 2010 Hyatt Regency Orange County Anaheim, California - [link] AECT 2010 Research Symposia.

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Are apps the future of e-learning?

Clive on Learning

By comparison, I find that I hardly ever use the browser on my iPhone, mainly because most sites are unreadable or unusable. I came fairly late to the multi-touch iOS/Android/W7 Mobile world, having been stuck on a 2-year contract with a Nokia smart phone that was great compared to the phones I'd had before, but which I now realise was hopelessly behind the game.

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3 Game Mechanics To Include In Learning Games

Upside Learning

This makes a good dynamic for player comparison – “I did 300 points in 30 seconds, how many did you?” Continuing my unintended series of posts about Learning Games , I’m moving the focus to some game mechanics I try to include every time I try to design a game that’s meant for learning.

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Weekly Bookmarks (3/14/2010)

Experiencing eLearning

Global comparison of teacher salaries and relative income across countries. Donald Clark Plan B: Moodle: e-learning’s Frankenstein. How Moodle has evolved from its original educational roots. tags : moodle , e-learning , lms. Introduction to Moodle for corporate L&D. Overview of the pros and cons of Moodle in the corporate realm. tags : moodle , e-learning , corporate , lms. Cammy Bean’s Learning Visions: Instructional Design as a practice in corporate vs. academia.

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Tool to Create Free Web-based Simulations

eLearning Brothers

It then automatically shows what that did to sales and how their market share changed in comparison to the competition. Awhile back I ran into a company called Forio and was able to sit down and see a demo.

Tool to Create Free Web-based Simulations

eLearning Brothers

It then automatically shows what that did to sales and how their market share changed in comparison to the competition. Awhile back I ran into a company called Forio and was able to sit down and see a demo.

The future of e-Learning, according to Kasper Spiro | Change to learn

Challenge to Learn

Skip to content Homepage Kasper Spiro Change to learn “ On a mission to make EasyGenerator the best and most successful e-Learning authoring tool in the world ” ‹ Ukrainian visit The mission of EasyGenerator according to Kasper Spiro › November 24, 2010 The future of e-Learning, according to Kasper Spiro Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog about starting up my work as CEO for EasyGenerator.

There's no need to aspire to Hollywood content

Clive on Learning

In particular they are concerned that learners might regard their content as low quality in comparison with commercial video games, movies and other mass media, and therefore not worthy of their attention. A number of comments made by participants at the Second European Articulate Conference , which I attended in Leeds last month, gave me the impression that designers are overly anxious about the production values of their interactive content.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

The latest projected number of iPads and other tablets to be sold by the end of 2010 is 19.5 In the case of a well known LMS vendor for example, their system came up on Avant, but when I went to play a course, their course player screen failed to work effectively and the course window did not look as it should, in comparison to some of the other better known browsers. My next new blog post will appear on November 17th, 2010.

Online learning is more efficient than face to face training – discuss

Clive on Learning

These are interesting points of comparison but excluded on this occasion because the motion very specifically makes efficiency the issue. I’d like to say that the answer here was ‘yes’ too, but of course there’s no way to collaborate asynchronously face-to-face, so it would be an unfair comparison. Today I took part in the inaugural live online session run by the British Institute for Learning and Development (BILD).

What Agile Means to Me

ID Reflections

Coming from a very traditional, waterfall-driven background replete with all the drawbacks (what I perceive as drawbacks in comparison now), it took me quite a while to assimilate the philosophy—even the basics of Agile. I complete exactly 3 months at ThoughtWorks today. While this has been a momentous career shift for me, I may not have written a blog post on it except for the learning.

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Weekly Bookmarks (4/4/2010)

Experiencing eLearning

Especially interesting were the comparisons of word clouds from descriptions of graduate programs in ID with word clouds from ID job descriptions. Custom E-Learning Training & LMS Solutions Kineo – New Skills for Instructional Designers. Slides from a presentation on ID skills, specifically at the intersection of instructional design and IT.

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Some Shortcomings Around Game/Simulation Research

Kapp Notes

So, in terms of the shortcomings of the research, I would like to see more studies assessed in a more authentic environment if they are going to be a comparison of games/simulations and classroom instruction. Another question related to serious games and immersive learning simulations: “What are the shortcomings in the scholarship/research around. Serious Games/Immersive Learning Simulations? &#. One of the biggest shortcomings is how comparative research is conducted.

Make a Quiz on the Cloud (ProProfs Quiz Maker)

eLearning Cyclops

You can view the comparisons of pricing plans here , including what you do and don't get with the free account. There is a new addition to the Free Cloud Apps page , it's ProProfs Quiz Maker. Quiz Maker is a quick and easy way to build a quiz that is hosted on the cloud. No software needed, it is completely web-based. You can easily post a link to your quiz from a blog or web page. It also has the functionality to tweet a link or add to Facebook or MySpace.

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Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Much of the comparison of Text-to-speech vs. Human narration focuses on the hassle factor more than cost. Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? How do you justify the budget and how does that factor into your choice of solution?

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

True, smartphones are here to stay, and they are wonderful for a lot of amazing things, but from a true m-learning standpoint, I just do not see the engaging interactive value here, in comparison to other mobile devices. On 11-18-2010, I was part of an online panel discussing whether the LMS as we know it is dead and if not, what is the evolution of the LMS. In that discussion, each of us covered various avenues and in a couple of topics all commented.

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Apple Vs Adobe: Impact On Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

Here’s a video demonstrating the performance comparisons of HTML5 and Flash Player 10.1 The war between Adobe and Apple just got hotter. With the announcement of iPhone OS 4.0

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Aligning Training to Performance Objectives.We All Do This.Right?

Integrated Learnings

Consider the comparison below. By Shelley A. Gable. You've analyzed the client's needs. The client's goals are clearly defined. You've assessed where the client is currently, relative to those goals. In other words, you've identified the performance gap that training is supposed to close. Oh, and of course, you've determined that training is in fact an appropriate way to close that gap.

Pixar’s Brad Bird On Fostering Innovation

Upside Learning

When I drew comparisons with what we do as a practice of innovation at Upside, I was thrilled to see we are doing some things right. The eLearning industry has its roots in innovation, as a disruptive technology for education and training. At Upside, we strive to innovate in our product and service range, and find it’s a bit of a hit and miss affair. It often makes me wonder, is there a set of rules we can use to foster innovation?