Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

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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. This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning.

How to Add SCORM, xAPI, and LRS Support to Your WordPress LMS Website to Deliver Interactive Content via eLearning Authoring Tools with Pankaj Agrawal from GrassBlade

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Learn how to add SCORM, xAPI, and LRS support to your WordPress LMS website to deliver interactive content via eLearning authoring tools with Pankaj Agrawal from GrassBlade. It allows you to host your eLearning content which you can build in any authoring tool.

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Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

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Open source software: Software for which the source code is publicly available for use and development free of charge. Moodle is an example of open source software that’s used widely in specific kinds of eLearning environments, like universities. Responsive design is essential for software and courseware intended for use on mobile devices. Training professionals are now often required to demonstrate the ROI of learning programs and software to leadership teams.

Singapore Learning Symposium Resources #SLS2013

Kapp Notes

The information about the games industry can be found on the web site of Singapore’s Media Development Authority. We then discussed how Adobe has created a game to help teach software called Level Up. It is the gamification of software training. Next we looked at two meta-analysis studies that indicated that games can be powerful learning tools. A Meta-Analysis of the Cognitive and Motivational Effects of Serious Games.

4 Reasons Tin Can API (xAPI) Is NOT Just a New Version of SCORM

Infopro Learning

ADL provides an overview ( [link]. tracking-analysis/experience-api/. ) That information then can be shared with an LMS for integration much the same as SCORM, or sent to another LRS to share worker information across organizations, or with a third party analysis tool. About the author: Marketing Coordinator for the US, Robert focuses on exploring and creating impactful material.

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

Aaron, can you tell me a little bit about your background and how you became involved with ADL? Two months after my layoff, a company called CTC recruited me to work for ADL. My job was to help author SCORM 2004, focusing on how to develop content that would work in SCORM systems. I worked with ADL from 2003-2006 and participated in the Technical Working Group afterwards. This work informed the conversations with several current and former ADL friends.

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What is Tin Can API?

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The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. SCORM quickly became the standard around which a whole industry of authoring tools, learning management systems, and content development was built. is still the most popular authoring standard used in eLearning, its weaknesses triggered the development of the Tin Can API. Rustici Software believe that “learning happens everywhere”. The analysis can be used to define goals that the learner can work towards.

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The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

The plan will also need to include a business analysis that identifies the costs and benefits of the training program. A sound design process begins with a thorough analysis of the training needs and a determination of the learning objectives. It is also important to realize that despite a thorough analysis and well-formulated learning objectives, the quality of the instructional content is still critical. Phase 4: Software Development. Analysis. Task Analysis.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

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ADDIE (Analysis Design Development Implementation). The ADDIE model is an acronym: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). Authoring Tool. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)

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ADDIE: An acronym made up of the words: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning): An initiative established by the US Department Of Defense in 1999, aiming to make the delivery of online training consistent across content formats, technologies, and organizations. Authoring tool: Software used to develop content for online learning and training programs.

Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

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One of the most interesting items which presents to me an unknown variable is CMI-5, a compliance standard (formally with AICC) now headed up by ADL. I as many folks constantly referred to xAPI as Tin Can, but recently say in the past month, I found out that Tin Can was a trademarked name by Rustici Software. Specifically: Ability to build games or some “game version” within the LMS – either via a built-in authoring tool or as a standalone feature.

Standard Options Apply

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This particular one was special, as we were formally reviewing the Project Authorization Request (PAR) for the Experience API to become a formal standards project. Anyway, in his implementation he’s using the JSON binding for Activity Statements to track what people are doing in his software, in the context of how people use the software to accomplish specific tasks.

Webinar Q&A: Empowering Continuous Learning with the Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API

Answer: There’s four different Open Source LRSs that I’m aware of: Learning Locker , ADL LRS , lxHive and TinMan. Does data show learners are actually using the tracking tools? Answer: This depends on the type of learning tools used. We’re big on having a reason for tracking the learning that you’re tracking, including understanding what sorts of actions you will be taking based on the analysis of that data. xAPI Tools. ADL LRS.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. He says its important that instructional designers understand the tools and technology that are out there (as an architect understands building materials), but an instructional designer should be tool-independent and "technology-agnostic". Do you think instructional designers should be able to use the tools?

Interview on lms-selection.com

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At that time we got a fund to prototype an eLearning tool with a few advanced characteristics like automatic lesson-student matching and artificial intelligence components to aid the learning process. We also felt the need to integrate advanced collaboration tools to the platform using new technologies. This trend led through time to the integration of several Web 2.0/AJAX tools to the system.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

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MinuteBio , June 12, 2010 Yesterday I attended a SCORM webinar provided by Advance Distributed Learning (ADL). If you do not know the ADL, they are a part of the U.S. Spark Your Interest , June 3, 2010 June’s BQ is… “what tools should we learn?&#. Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free) - eLearning 24-7 , June 7, 2010 Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software&#.

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The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms

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It is a guideline for building effective training and performance support tools in five phases. Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation. Authoring Tool. An eLearning content authoring tool is a software package which content developers use to create and package eLearning content deliverable to end users using SCORM or xAPI standards. HTML5 technology provides many tools urgently needed to fill the gap left by the decline of Flash.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

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Instructional Design the analysis and design of learning activities to meet the learning strategy. An LCMS can be considered to be an LMS that includes an authoring tool. If you need to create materials from scratch (rather than the upload of pre-existing materials such as documents, video, audio, SCORM or xAPI), you should choose an LMS and an authoring tool or an LCMS. This scenarios are created by using a combination of software and hardware.

eLearning Cyclops: Signs of Being in e-Learning Hell #eLearningHell

eLearning Cyclops

To prove it they provided sample SCORM 2004 content which they offered as a diagnostic tool to demonstrate how sequencing totally worked in their LMS. It was the very same Sequencing and Navigation content examples that I had authored for ADL, and while they didn't work, they assured me that I was reading the instructions wrong that described the expected experience -- the same instructions that I, in fact, helped write when I developed the content. eLearning Cyclops.