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

Calculating the Return on Investment (ROI) for your LMS

Lambda Solutions

If you’re adopting a learning management system (LMS), then chances are you will need to prove the return on investment (ROI). The method for proving ROI of your LMS will depend on the method your company is currently using for training. cost benefits online learning Return on Investment Open source corporate training Learning Management System LMS face-to-face training

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April 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Debates if Moodle or any other open source LMS is really free. Read it to find out what all costs one needs to consider when comparing Open Source with a Commercial LMS. Discusses how, by adopting some simple methods, you could use the LMS better and also get some aid in learning measurement. With 29 new posts, April has been the most active month on our blog.

Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Mike’s company is leading the world towards adoption of the Tin Can API, the successor to SCORM. Learnnovators: In this age where most learning happens ‘informally’ (through on-the-job-learning and peer-learning), how well do you think the early adopters of Experience API support informal learning? Mike: Early adopters are broken into two categories, traditional e-learning vendors and new market entrants. Early adopters trusted us that this was real.

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MIKE RUSTICI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Mike’s company is leading the world towards adoption of the Tin Can API, the successor to SCORM. Learnnovators: In this age where most learning happens ‘informally’ (through on-the-job-learning and peer-learning), how well do you think the early adopters of Experience API support informal learning? Mike: Early adopters are broken into two categories, traditional e-learning vendors and new market entrants. Early adopters trusted us that this was real.

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Artificial Intelligence – How to Blend it into Custom eLearning Development

Ideaon

Industry leaders and organization heads are now embracing the use of AI, noting how machines and robotics make work easier and open up businesses to new and unimagined possibilities. These will heavily rely on both proprietary and open-source Machine Learning frameworks.

How to Build an Online Education Website Like Udemy

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

In an eLearning context, if you want to build a successful education website like Udemy, you can take a few leaves out of their book, adopting the principles and implementing the features incorporated by the site. No surprise that this is the model adopted by Udemy.

Docebo vs Moodle: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

In this debate of Moodle vs Docebo, Moodle comes out as an open-source cloud-based learning management system and is very well known between students and teachers. Moodle is an open-source learning management system with a simple interface and intuitive navigation.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

The tendency is to adopt a methodology where there is minimal dependency on each other while developing elearning content. Although, it is supported in Silverlight Windows Application (WPF application which is standalone), there is no direct method to sync audio with onscreen content for web-application. The open source implementation – Moonlight for Linux – is still in development. Silverlight’s universal acceptance and adoption rate is not satisfactory yet.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

The tendency is to adopt a methodology where there is minimal dependency on each other while developing elearning content. Although, it is supported in Silverlight Windows Application (WPF application which is standalone), there is no direct method to sync audio with onscreen content for web-application. The open source implementation – Moonlight for Linux - is still in development. Silverlight’s universal acceptance and adoption rate is not satisfactory yet.

How To Use WordPress To Enhance Employee Performance [VIDEO]

LearnDash

As a blogging platform, CMS, and soon LMS via LearnDash , WordPress offers flexibility beyond any open-source software available today. The corporate environment sometimes faces a little more inertia when it comes to adopting new technologies or methods for learning and training initiatives. This is a source of much confusions and frustration. WordPress is awesome – at least we certainly think so!

On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

Tin Can is an application programming interface, or API, which is essentially a method that allows information to be shared across software programs. But there is some movement in that direction—Google Course Builder was starting to experiment with Tin Can before it integrated with Open edX, and some open-source e-learning platforms like Moodle also support Tin Can.

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

KnowledgeAnywhere

The Experience API is also popularly referred to as project Tin Can, or Tin Can API, and is an Open-source eLearning stipulation developed after SCORM and AICC. The LRS was first adopted in the eLearning sector in 2011 seeking to transform eLearning specifications.

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

LearnUpon

The rise of mLearning has also driven adoption of the Tin Can xAPI eLearning content standard which can track far more learning activities than older standards like SCORM. 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.

Mobile Content Management Solutions: Why Simple File Storage Is Inadequate

Zunos

But the common issue among them at the enterprise level is that they (with some exceptions like Sharepoint “sites”), just store files in a “folder-inside-a-folder” method, like desktop file systems have for decades. How do you handle that with a simple folder-in-a-folder method?

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Taylor publishes an analysis of his Global L&D Sentiment Survey – a must-read for anyone who cares about the direction of corporate learning technology adoption. 2 Why Corporations Choose Open Source Learning Systems – with Brian Carlson.

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Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

The tendency is to adopt a methodology where there is minimal dependency on each other while developing elearning content. Although, it is supported in Silverlight Windows Application (WPF application which is standalone), there is no direct method to sync audio with onscreen content for web-application. The open source implementation – Moonlight for Linux - is still in development. Silverlight’s universal acceptance and adoption rate is not satisfactory yet.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #3 Updating the Competency-Based Training Model

Your Training Edge

Here are a few models companies can adopt to use MOOCs for competency-based training: Verified certificate programs. The cost of this method ranges from about $40 for a single course to a couple of hundred dollars for a full course sequence. At present, there are two main methods of credentialing learning in MOOCs. Over the past several years, the educational requirements for jobs have been increasing.

Podcast 32: Building a Customer Education Business Case – With Bill Cushard of Learndot

Talented Learning

But it’s well worth the effort, because this is the most effective way to boost leadership confidence in your team, your mission and your methods. And in this industry, open source companies are the customer education leaders, in my opinion.

Customer Training: Why User Knowledge is Essential to Success

eThink Education

Ensuring that your clients have the knowledge they need to effectively use your product or service means that there is less hinderance to product adoption. A high-quality LMS will meet this need by offering different learning methods to customers.

Learning Management Systems and Training: A Complete Guide

Webanywhere

Online learning is similar to distance education provided by organisations like the Open University where students are based off campus and interact with tutors and other learners asynchronously. In particular, features that motivate learners – such as the Mozilla Open Badges system that can be used in Moodle – incentivise achievement and can make learning fun. Totara Learn is an open-source, scalable and configurable LMS. Open Source vs a Proprietary LMS.

How To Start Teaching Astrology Classes Online?

Pinlearn

Growing an astrology business requires adopting many technologies, including offering personalized services to your students. Two popular methods among those are building your online teaching website from scratch and building it using a white label solution.

How to Develop Your First Employee Training Program

ProProfs

Read More:- Compelling Reasons to Adopt LMS for Employee Onboarding. #4. Regular feedback and suggestions from learners on employee training courses, training delivery methods, and other factors go a long way in improving online training programs. These add-ons provide valuable opportunities to improve course content or delivery methods for an improved learning experience. #7.

Leveraging learner analytics data for more meaningful insights

Appsembler

At its core, Tahoe leverages Open edX , the open source online learning platform. And Open edX ships with what’s called the instructor dashboard. So you can imagine this opens up a whole host of different opportunities for you as an instructor or course author.

14 Best Practices for Successful E-learning Implementation

CommLab India

By assessing learners and comparing scores, you can assess the effectiveness of delivering these training programs online vs. traditional methods. Even after the decision to implement e-learning in your organization, you might still face some barriers that will prevent its successful adoption or leveraging its benefits. Organizational barriers : The cost implications of e-learning compared to traditional training methods. Choose your LMS – open source or commercial.

Leveraging learner analytics data for more meaningful insights

Appsembler

At its core, Tahoe leverages Open edX , the open source online learning platform. And Open edX ships with what’s called the instructor dashboard. So you can imagine this opens up a whole host of different opportunities for you as an instructor or course author.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

5) Why pick open source as an extended enterprise learning foundation? Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara. Franchise Training Adoption – With Trista Kimber of Hooters. Methods for researching and defining use cases and requirements. If you’re familiar with Talented Learning, you know we’re fiercely independent consultants focused on one goal – to help you choose the best extended enterprise LMS for your needs.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. I discussed the fact that there was a common Adoption Pattern that went from personal adoption to work groups to organization. So while the session focused on organizational adoption, it likely was the case that you should look for targeted adoption opportunities. Then, maybe open it up to subject matter experts.

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The Ultimate Guide to eLearning and Localization

ICDTranslation

Online training has been adopted by companies as one of the most efficient ways to train their employees based at different locations. It is a highly productive method to share company values and convey the same message to all your employees globally, while maintaining the same high standards.

What is an LMS?

LearnUpon

To help you decide which is for you here’s an explanation of them: Open source versus Commercial. Open source LMSs are ‘free’ and commercial ones incur a cost. Open source LMSs require a lot of set up, hosting, maintenance and upgrades to keep afloat. Benefits of cloud-based/Saas software include: Higher adoption. Greater choice of training methods. The search for an LMS is a little confusing at first.

eLearning Business – The Ultimate Guide to Setup An Online Education Business

Pinlearn

With the advanced tech availability and the comfort of learning from anywhere, institutions and schools are now adopting this kind of learning in a fast-paced manner. Starting an eLearning business? Well, that’s a great decision!

Podcast 35: How Advanced Reporting Transforms Training – With Tamer Ali

Talented Learning

So today we’re talking about how innovative measurement methods are shaping extended enterprise learning. However, for a variety of reasons, learning leaders have been slow to adopt advanced reporting as a practice. That’s good for adoption.

Choosing the right approach for mobile app development

Aptara

The rapid proliferation of handheld devices and accumulating channels of connectivity have led to these apps becoming widely adopted for both business enterprise and eLearning initiatives. The open source coding of HTML 5 is appealing to a growing number of people because the device-agnostic framework ensures mobile applications will translate seamlessly across all devices, networks and operating systems. Choosing the right approach for mobile app development.

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The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

Dashe & Thomson

This site allows users to set up and maintain a discussion-forum using the open-source Vanilla Forum software, which can be hosted on your own server for extra security, if desired. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For Your Next Training Project.

What is eLearning?

LearnUpon

It’s also used by organizations to train their partners and customers to increase adoption, retention, and ultimately, revenue. Some of these factors include: The Internet – Prior to the rise of the internet, many relied on printed manuals, CD-ROMS and other restrictive methods for learning and training. There are several different types of LMS’s that you can choose from, such as cloud-based, open source, commercial, and installation-based.

The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

Dashe & Thomson

This site allows users to set up and maintain a discussion-forum using the open-source Vanilla Forum software, which can be hosted on your own server for extra security, if desired. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For Your Next Training Project.

Major Ed-Tech Trends for 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

The growing influcence of MOOCs, new elearning development software, various learning management systems and course delivery methods are popping-up everywhere. and is ready for mass adoption as well, which will open up an entire world of learning devices, new products and services. Educational classes by leading institutions are being offered for free, which opens the doors for more creative course presentation.

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