What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?

MakingBetter

Towards the end of last year, our big announcement was the formation of the not-for-profit Consortium formed to handle the governance and address the evolution of xAPI with/for ADL. xAPI, being open-source and licensed as Apache 2.0, doesn’t require ADL’s permission for us to do this. We’ve worked out the details of what we’re going to take on with ADL so the connections between DISC and ADL can be very explicit, very concrete and very visible.

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Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. Elluminate is a really nice tool but not open source.

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Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

The list is followed by free open source software that mimics and can even beat – IMO some of its more well known competitors – that you might use when building your WBT. Jelsim - e-learning simulation software – create in java – can be used in corporate, semi target education. Xerte - Open source tools for e-learning developers and designers. Classtools.net - Create educational games, activities and diagrams in a Flash.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront [1] but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

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

eFront

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. For me it is unacceptable that eLearning organization create courses that they do not have voice.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. =>

MIKE RUSTICI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Tin Can itself won’t create personalization, but the extra data it can capture will be a fundamental piece of the personalization puzzle. New market entrants tend to be doing the more exciting things that open up new possibilities. The ADL vision is actually looking this far out in the future. At the recent ADL Plugfest event, we identified creating “recipes” of best practices for statement structures as one the essential next steps for the community.

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With Gratitude…

MakingBetter

We created things with great people. We launched an online journal, the xAPI Quarterly , kickstarting the publishing arm of our business, Connections Forum , and we ran our first events, xAPI Camps that each were co-created with our participants. Our business boomed and so did that of many software vendors who create solutions that are tailored to meet some of the many things people use xAPI for. This is why open source was so crucial a path for xAPI.

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An explanation of cmi5 in (mostly) plain English

Rustici Software

A few reasons why you’ll want to consider creating or buying cmi5 courseware: cmi5 is not dependent on a browser to communicate or launch courses, content or experiences. Source: ADL cmi5 Specification. Open source Player Prototype that functions as a cmi5 content player.

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The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

As a result, I have created the following list of the most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

eFront

Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

July 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

How To Create Successful M-Learning Strategy: mLearnCon – Part II. This post talks about the three important things from the 2 nd part of the mLearnCon workshop – Planning Framework, When To Use Mobile Learning and ADL Mobile Learning. Talks about Google App Inventor – a visual development tool that will allow anyone to create an Android app without writing even a single line of code, and debates if it can help in the development of mLearning apps.

Two Years of xAPI

MakingBetter

The post written for ADL was pretty matter-of-fact. Just as a community came together to create the specification, a community is devoting resources now for learning and experimenting with xAPI. Riptide Software is launching a new website linking success stories with xAPI (case studies) with open source tools that can help practitioners replicate those success stories in their companies. Sunday, April 26, marked two years since xAPI was released.

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

LearnUpon

Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment): Open source learning platform mostly implemented in education settings. One of the main benefits of open source platforms like Moodle is that they’re free and can be highly customized. Understanding who learning content is created for, and what they should learn from it, will shape how it’s designed and presented. SCORM package: Zip file created for upload to a SCORM compliant LMS.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. Making Change by Cathy Moore In this blog, youll find practical ideas that will help you create lively, powerful e-Learning for adults in the business world.

Elearning applications

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year! This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 open source e-Learning projects for 2011 that will help you implement a low cost e-Learning solution. You can create a quiz app to assess your employees knowledge.

SCORM 101: The Definitive Guide to Choose a SCORM Compliant LMS

learnWorlds

Creating a SCORM compliant course. Create a beautiful online school without any technical skills. Create a beautiful online school without any technical skills. Cons: They require a significant time investment in time to create. What Does It Mean to Create a SCORM Course?

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Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning

eFront

How To Design Custom PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning (Plus 8 Free Templates) DigiTale s by Bernajean Porter Storyboard Templates and Resources by MinuteBio Really Fast Storyboarding for E-Learning Projects by Dr. Thomas Welsh ( MSWORD document containing storyboard ) Open Source Software for Storyboarding Celtx is an open source software that you can download and use it for free. Celtx creating a storyboard!

What’s the best SCORM compliant LMS to choose in 2020?

Elucidat

If it’s not certified by ADL, which SCORM API elements are supported? ADL is the governing body for SCORM. For an LMS to be SCORM-certified, it needs to have passed ADL’s testing process. Creating a course: SCORM authoring tools.

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e-Learning Glossaries

eFront

Therefore, I have created the following list of e-learning glossaries. Glossary of Online Learning Terms Connie Malamed has created a glossary of online learning terms at her blog the eLearningcoach! ISITE Designs e-Learning Glossary e-Learning Glossary The glossary is actually a wiki created by the eLearning Networks members. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

A Glance Back at xAPI; A Look Ahead at Data Ownership

MakingBetter

The tl;dr : Like hardware, w hen it comes to data, if you can’t open it, you don’t own it. If you can’t open it, you don’t own it. Lower the barrier to entry and remove the obstacles to creating and improving learning experiences. Now, normally, it takes years for anyone to use a spec like what we’ve created. None of us standards nerds are used to the market so quickly adopting what we create.

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Learning Record Store (LRS) Guide: Basics You Need to Know

KnowledgeAnywhere

An LRS is an integral element in the process flow for utilizing the Experience API (xAPI) standard by ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). LRSs offer you unique abilities to create detailed eLearning analytics. eLearning has become a popular and convenient modern-day training tool.

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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. I worked with ADL from 2003-2006 and participated in the Technical Working Group afterwards. We created a strategic framework that mapped knowledge sharing to measurable gains in productivity, quality and revenue. This work informed the conversations with several current and former ADL friends.

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Building an advanced eFront theme using CSS3 elements

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 7/12/2010 Building an advanced eFront theme using CSS3 elements Although HTML5 and CSS3 are still under development ( [link] ) most current browsers support a reasonable portion of html5 and css3 elements (with the remarkable exception of IE 8 *) CSS3 introduces, among others, a way to create rounded boxes and add shadow for letters and boxes.

Course-instances on eFront 3.6.3

eFront

When you create a Course-instance it duplicates its father course. Previously you had to create 4 different courses to achieve this effect. You can now create a course with 4 different instances and you can assign the same lessons to each one of them in unique mode. When you create a course you can decide if a lesson is in shared or unique mode. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

10 tips for using eFront

eFront

3) [professor] Use the open-source version to create locally lessons and then just upload them to you distant server. 5) [professor] Create the structure of the lesson prior adding content 6) [professor] Copying from word directly to the integrated editor is possible but it adds unecessary word-specific tags. Then combine them and create an unlimited number of tests. Also, you may create your own external pages with info for your organization.

5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront

eFront

For more info check the related wiki article: [link] 2) You can create tests with qualitative characteristics A very strong feature of eFront is the ability to create pools of questions and combine them to tests. Although you can create tests by selecting questions one-by-one eFront offers a very powerful engine for building tests with qualitative characteristics. For example you can create a test with a "duration around 10 minutes and around 20 questions".

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

On a class group page you can add links, videos, discussion threads, photos, create events and send group messages. On the other hand, pages are opened and they are used more for promotion and branding. Facebook was not created to be used as a learning environment and for sure I wanted more learning features! 1) Interactions between Learner and Content SlideShare You can create and share presentation on Facebook. Quiz Monster Create your own quiz Facebook application!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

I’m a recent convert, perhaps on the path to open source evangelism.) Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Moodle and other open source products have huge communities behind them. Talented individuals who can program like hell and believe in the open source philosophy. There’s no vendor who creates Moodle per say. But the beauty of open source is you can customize it.

eFront Wins Learning Technology Award

eFront

The Learning Technology Awards program showcases innovations in the products in the marketplace for creating and managing learning, talent, and performance. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

Phew! Reflecting on #ASTD10

Learning Visions

Companies want the flexibility and freedom of an open source model. But did you know there is actually a Mr. SCORM and that he is the fabulous Aaron Silvers of ADL ? I like his approach to training, “We create leadership packages – tools and resources for managers based on situational needs.” (He

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eFront Contests

eFront

We will simultaneously host four contests with the same opening, closing and judging dates. Contest Dates Opening date for receiving entries – 1st June 2010 Closing date for receiving entries – 31st August 2010 Dates for judging winning entries – 1st-16th September 2010 Announcement of winning entries – 17th September 2010 For more information or any queries regarding these contests, contact us on contest@efrontlearning.net.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). An eLearning content authoring tool is a software package which content developers use to create and package eLearning course content using SCORM or xAPI standards. In LearnUpon, a content library is a repository of reusable content, like videos, documents, question pools, SCORM and xAPI (Tin Can) files, from which a course can be created. Functionality in a learning management system that is used to upload and create courses.

Standard Options Apply

MakingBetter

This post is for vendors, developers and implementers of the Experience API and for anyone who may one day create something with xAPI. I want to encourage it by keeping it as open as we can AND by making it possible for the best approaches, not just the best spin, to find adoption. We can take this open specification and transform it into an international standard that will catalyze data interoperability across systems.

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

Experience API

Answer: xAPI allows for learners to be identified by email address, Open ID or an account on some system, such as an LMS. Open Source LRS. Is there an open source LRS? Answer: There’s four different Open Source LRSs that I’m aware of: Learning Locker , ADL LRS , lxHive and TinMan. If you’re looking to get started with xAPI on a limited budget or want to do a lot of development yourself, an Open Source LRS is a good option.

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Guardian of the Coast

CLO Magazine

Selecting Brignoni was the first step in creating a learning-centric culture that could address all of these needs. In response, Brignoni and Keck created the Civil Career Management Office and built a website to support it. The channel is an excellent example of Brignoni’s innovative approach to creating simple but useful solutions that anyone can use to learn new skills or close gaps. “It’s Gladys Brignoni is not your typical military officer.

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The What, How and Why of xAPI in Corporate Learning

WhatFix

who serves as the Director of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, aptly put it ‘xAPI helps us put the puzzle together’. Next, this revolutionary open source API will record data about which parts of the course, Tom struggled with and where he breezed through – in real time. Source: OriginLearning. Source: Software Advice. Think of learning experiences as an ocean of puzzle pieces scattered everywhere.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud&# and do the same thing. Open Source Product of the Year (i.e. ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED. While you can continue with their product, you are not tied to them, and thus you can use the Flash code for whatever or whomever, best of all, for those who create courses for clients – and clients who want the code (for whatever purpose) – you can give it to them.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

SaaS based solution, that offers contractors/developers who create courses for other folks – access to the Flash files. That said, for a freebie -and yes, I said freebie (open source) it has a lot of power. To give you an example, the free version is ADL SCORM 2004 certified (many commercial paid ones are not). While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

The Macromedia set typically would toss in Director, which created an equally impressive array of course capabilities, but a deep learning curve. People who are not WBT instructional designers or content developers or have a deep background in either field and are now handed off the task of creating content/courses. Open Source Free Content Authoring Tools. CourseLab – ADL SCORM certified, no less.