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.

Why the Experience API (xAPI) Is Crucial to Your eLearning Success

Trivantis

xAPI was created by Rustici Software to replace SCORM (an earlier set of technical standards for eLearning software products). The ADL —or Advanced Distributed Learning—recognized the need for a set of standards to ensure that programmers write code that can play well with other eLearning software. Years later, when SCORM couldn’t do everything needed, the ADL asked Rustici Software to create an updated standard: The Experience API or xAPI.

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SCORM Compliance and LMS: What Does It Mean to be ‘SCORM-Compliant’?

eLearningMind

According to the DoD Strategic Plan for ADL Initiative created in 1999, the DoD’s vision was to. DoD Strategic Plan for ADL Initiative, 1999, p. Put simply, SCORM makes it possible for different brands of LMS platforms to run programs created from different authoring tools.

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SCORM Compliance and LMS: What Does It Mean to be ‘SCORM-Compliant’?

eLearningMind

According to the DoD Strategic Plan for ADL Initiative created in 1999, the DoD’s vision was to. DoD Strategic Plan for ADL Initiative, 1999, p. Put simply, SCORM makes it possible for different brands of LMS platforms to run programs created from different authoring tools.

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Tin Can API: What It Has in Store for Online Learning Environments

ProProfs

This method is not conducive to the holistic development of learners as it doesn’t show the whole picture of the learning activity. To help you better understand how Tin Can is transforming online learning , let’s now look under the hood of the software. Today, you’ll find Tin Can API or xAPI present in some of the best corporate training software. It was done as a part of a research project commissioned by The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative.

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SCORM vs. LTI: what’s the difference?

Rustici Software

If you’ve been familiar with Rustici Software for a long time, you’ll know we’ve helped people for a long time with SCORM and xAPI. It stands for Learning Tools Interoperability and it is a standard created by the IMS Global Learning Consortium. With LTI, a learner logs into an LMS (what is referred to as an “LTI tool consumer”) and typically selects a resource link to play a course. Governance: LTI is created and maintained by IMS; SCORM by ADL.

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Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

Talented Learning

Rewind briefly to a day in 2010, when the dew was still fresh and early morning sun filled the meeting room at Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL). Yes, some methods divorced training content from the LMS, proper. Instead, the team at ADL actually paved the way for the Actively Narrating Technical Interface-Sharable Content Object Reference Model – otherwise known as the ANTI-SCORM. Fortunately, the ADL effort wasn’t a total loss.

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

Infopro Learning

ADL provides an overview ( [link]. Now, both Tin Can and SCORM are methods for recording data but Tin Can differs greatly in 4 areas. Data Collection: Type and Method. Tin Can is capable of this not because it’s an upgraded SCORM but because Tin Can’s activity statement system a completely different method of recording learning information. About the author: Marketing Coordinator for the US, Robert focuses on exploring and creating impactful material.

What is eLearning?

Coassemble

But are you leveraging every tool at your disposal to do so? Department of Defense’s Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL), became the administrator of SCORM. As of the early 2000s, ADL supervises conformance requirements for SCORM learning content. . ADL also ensures eLearning platforms that use SCORM provide a consistently satisfactory level of performance with learning content—though not all platforms today use SCORM, thus escaping the conformance standards.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Stop by the eLearning Rockstar stage—conveniently located near the eLearning Brothers booth—to learn new techniques, see new tools, and become an eLearning Rockstar. The different methods of responsive design. At IBM, John received a patent for software design for his work in developing operating systems. John was also co-founder and lead engineer at BocaSoft, a software utility creation company. Authoring Tools of the Future.

Got SCORM?

ICS Learning

Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) has the complete specification (all 400+ pages of it) readily available on their site, but I was looking for a quick, “get your hands dirty” explanation that skipped all the mumbo-jumbo and would let me dive in and start trying things out. The SCORM specification, developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL – [link] is a set of rules that learning management systems (LMS) and learning content follow in order to be compatible with each other.

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Day 5: xAPI and more – what next for SCORM?

LearnUpon

only the second version in its history) is still the specification commonly implemented with authoring tools and learning management systems. As a result, the standard is used to track more real-world scenarios across a broader range of devices and tools than just an average LMS. But in reality the document was little more than a suggestion, intended to help authoring tools get to grips with xAPI quickly. And while the method does work, it’s ambiguous.

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SCORM Compliance and Tin Can Api

Paradiso

SCORM compliance ensures that content produced on SCORM authoring tools can be used on SCORM enabled learning management systems. SCORM compliance lets course authors create dynamic and engaging content which, aside from being able to be played on LMS platforms, gives trainers the chance to track progress. SCORM was originally developed way back in the 90s by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), an initiative of the U.S.

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The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

Your complete implementation plan will include a proposed curriculum and a description of training methods along with a delivery infrastructure. The infrastructure plan includes identifying all training and information delivery methods and technology. You have many important decisions that need to be made ranging from issues related to the use of technology to required facilities to instructional design to software development and media production.

Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM

Tony Karrer

Here's a recent one to get me started: Is it mandatory to use SCORM while developing an E-learning Software? There are a bunch of other standards by ADL (who is responsible for SCORM ), IMS , IEEE LTSC including CORDRAâ„¢ , LOM , Meta-data , etc. Note: ARIADNE, AICC, IEEE LTSC, and IMS all participate in ADL's work on SCORM). There are also standards such as WebDAV that are going to be important for authoring tool implementations in the next few years.

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

LearnUpon

In today’s fast-paced learning environments, the AGILE method is often seen as more efficient than ADDIE. 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. Agile learning: Often contrasted with the ADDIE process, the Agile design method emerged in the 1970s and became widely adopted in the 1990s.

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

LearnUpon

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. In eLearning, pedagogy involves selecting the best methods to convey information to learners. Responsive design is essential for software and courseware intended for use on mobile devices.

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. Dr Kirsty Kitto of Queensland University of Technology is Australia, for example, is working on a tool and recipe to that will scrape data from social media sites and convert it into xAPI statements. 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?

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. In today’s fast-paced learning environments, the AGILE method is often seen as more efficient than ADDIE. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). Often contrasted with the ADDIE process, the Agile design method emerged in the 1970s and became widely adopted in the 1990s. Authoring Tool. LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability).

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.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

It involves content creation and delivery method choice. 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. LETSI is a new organization with worldwide sponsorship to whom ADL will be handing over stewardship of SCORM.