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

As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order.

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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. I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

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. CourseLab - E-learning authoring tool that offers programming-free WYSIWYG environment for creating very nice interactive e-learning content which can be published on the Internet, Learning Management Systems (LMS), ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED.

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

eFront

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. So, let see the list of the free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. =>

Open Source E-Learning Development 20: Reusable E-Learning Object Authoring & Delivery Suite

The E-Learning Curve

The Reusable Learning Object Authoring and Delivery (RELOAD) project is an initiative which develops tools to facilitate the use of learning technology. Open Source E-Learning Development 20: Reusable E-Learning Object Authoring & Delivery Suite is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning ADL content development e-learning tools IMS RELOAD SCORM spcifications standards

ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/08/2010 ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter eFront is an LMS commited to international standards.

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What You Missed at TRYxAPI – ATD ICE

MakingBetter

The afternoon featured John Delano, Nick Washburn and myself leading a critically needed dialogue around the Experience API about what matters to executive leadership, and to a field that is still largely making sense of major changes happening in the learning & development field. Our discussions featured Trish Uhl , Russell Duhon , Duncan Welder , Phil and Nick Stephenson , Lizelle van den Berg , Ian Gibson , Damon Regan of ADL with participation by many more.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Chair, ASAE Professional Development Council / [link] Videoconferencing Cookbook - ViDe (Update 11/27/2010: suggested by Miriam Ramos-Warth ) Who are the Intended Readers? Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

TinCan Demystified

eFront

The standard is developed by the company RUSTICI but ADL is still the steward of the specification, just like SCORM. It is totally up to the LRS developers to make use of this data in any other way they see fit. Perceived simplicity is a core ingredient of the new offering and a major adoption point for LMS and authoring tools developers. This openness is very important and in our point of view, the biggest benefit that TinCan brings to the world.

Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

New market entrants tend to be doing the more exciting things that open up new possibilities. Machine learning applied to massive learning record store could allow us to develop tremendous insights into personalized just-in-time learning. 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

Our projects ranged from designing and developing custom reporting for software products, training providers and large enterprises. It is far from the applied research and development activity it was four years ago. This is why open source was so crucial a path for xAPI.

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July 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

That iPhone/ iPad doesn’t support Flash is no secret, and developers are constantly developing new software to run Flash content on these devices. Future Of Flash Is Open Source. Know more about Adobe’s various open source initiatives here.

Two Years of xAPI

MakingBetter

The post written for ADL was pretty matter-of-fact. It is getting better and easier for non-technical and novice folks to understand how to design and develop with xAPI with a depth and breadth that is still lacking with SCORM.

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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!

Guardian of the Coast

CLO Magazine

After her Peace Corps term limit ended, she stayed in government work, holding learning leadership roles at the Joint Forces Staff College, the Center for Naval Intelligence, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic, and within the Navy Warfare Development Command. “I

Building an advanced eFront theme using CSS3 elements

eFront

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.

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.

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Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects.

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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.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

Jeff Goldman e-Learning Designer and Developer. JudithELS Gisele Brugger e-Learning designer & developer @giselebrugger Ian Huckabee e-Learning and social learning laughter @weejeelearning Tom Kuhlmann Tom shares practical tips & tricks for building e-Learning courses. bschlenker Rachel Troychock Manager of e-Learning design and development @rachelyvazquez Paulo Simoes e-Learning Evangelist @pgsimoes Cathy Moore Tweeting a daily instructional design idea using #IDideas.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

On the other hand, pages are opened and they are used more for promotion and branding. Is there a gap developing between published content and content created by teachers for their online programmes?

Interview on lms-selection.com

eFront

Could you give us a brief history of eFront and tell us who is involved today in the development of eFront? eFront is being built from a professional team of developers and through a community driven, customer-centric approach. The initial development of eFront started at late 2001.

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

LearnUpon

Many instructors and course developers feel that it’s essential to offer learners mobile options. The movement from desktop to portable devices has had a big impact on the development of online learning content. The development of course content should be goal-driven.

eFront Wins Learning Technology Award

eFront

The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Awards are presented by Brandon Hall Research, one of the leading research firms in training and development. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

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. But the beauty of open source is you can customize it. I think the time for open source is now.

eFront Contests

eFront

We will simultaneously host four contests with the same opening, closing and judging dates. Please check the developers section on how to create a module. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

Multimedia Learning by David Anderson The blog focuses on e-Learning design and development. After working for a Web company that developed learning management systems and created custom elearning for corporate clients, Ellen escaped to the non-profit world where she led her trade association into online learning. This site provides free resources to the eLearning development community, including news, job postings, and more.

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’m going to ask you as vendors, entrepreneurs, developers, designers from all around the world to provide me with your counsel as I ultimately must direct the effort. 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.

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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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): HUGE Conferences List - Game Focus - Help Needed!

Mark Oehlert

OK.here is a HUGE list of conferences, primarily developed with a focus on games, simulations etc. I am in the process of developing travel funding and requests for the next year and need your input! Game Developers Conference 2009 March 23-27, 2009 www.gdconf.com Defense GameTech Users Conference April 29-30, 2008 ??

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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. This product is 100% geared towards e-learning developers or instructional designers who have at a minimum moderate tech skills. That said, for a freebie -and yes, I said freebie (open source) it has a lot of power. SaaS based, easy to use and perfect for any skill set, although for hardcore e-learning developers they may be disappointed. #4

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

eLearning 24-7

Open Source Product of the Year (i.e. ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED. Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it. Low percentile that offer advanced features for advanced developers who want to push the RCAT to the next level, but who do not want to use 100% Flash. Provide the code to course authors/developers without having them go into the individual objects themselves.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

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. Instructional designers who come from the paper based development or the creation of content for instructor led training. Open Source Free Content Authoring Tools. CourseLab – ADL SCORM certified, no less.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

eLearning content developers and instructional designers should aim to make courses clear, easy to understand, and simple to complete. ADDIE (Analysis Design Development Implementation). The ADDIE model is an acronym: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.