Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools.

Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.

Learning Cafe

Using Open Source approach is one such opportunity which should be given serious consideration. Let us first talk about the open source approach and how you probably use it without being aware of it. So what is the open source approach ?

Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

As I discussed last time, non-linear editing applications are media editing tools which can randomly access the source material - and that’s it. In non-linear editing, the original source files are not lost or modified during editing. You can use Audacity to: Record live audio.

Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

Even Audacity, where the quality of output is indistinguishable from paid for alternatives, is still not the tool of choice with pros. rapid tools marketplace thoughts blogs news Moodle the market LMSs elearning open source thought leaders appeals freelearningI've just trawled through the working and reworking of ideas spawned by Chris Anderson's book Free. It got a big response from the likes of Malcolm Gladwell and Seth Godin and on it went.

Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

Even Audacity, where the quality of output is indistinguishable from paid for alternatives, is still not the tool of choice with pros. Tags: rapid tools marketplace thoughts blogs news Moodle the market LMSs elearning open source thought leaders appeals freelearning I've just trawled through the working and reworking of ideas spawned by Chris Anderson's book Free. It got a big response from the likes of Malcolm Gladwell and Seth Godin and on it went.

7 Free Audio Editors for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Audacity. Audacity is probably the most popular of the free audio editors. It’s open source with lots of users so that means there’s a lot of help available online. This opens up an easy to use recording window.

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Learning Tools – Do these really belong?

eLearning 24-7

And there are a lot of businesses out there that block their end users from accessing any type of social media from the workplace. Audacity – It is a free, open-source audio tool.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Audacity. Podcasts are fairly easy for anyone to make and with the free downloadable software, Audacity , it becomes an inexpensive option. Users can record and edit audio with Audacity and it runs on most operating systems, including Mac OS X and Windows.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

All the Open source systems – again you must add TinCan API on your own. Latitude Learning – only if you have the open source solution and you must add TinCan API on your own. Avatars, Image characters, backgrounds that are business or work oriented.

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The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 1

TalentLMS

After all, businesses big and small, from Fortune 100 multinationals to your local hair saloon chain, have already done so. Now, you could go with what everybody uses (Microsoft Word) or its open source alternative (Open Office), and both will surely more than capable for the task.

Quick and Dirty Video Production

eLearning Weekly

My friend (and incredible business/leadership consultant ), John Spence, told me about this site and I’ve been glued to it ever since. Essentially, Steve Cunningham reads mainstream business books and then produces a short, entertaining video summarizing his take on the book. Audacity can be used for editing audio. I’ve become a big fan of the site, readitfor.me , which provides "the world’s most engaging book summaries" in video form.

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Google Slides: The ULTIMATE guide

BrightCarbon

Whether you’re a student, in business, or a software pro, there’s little doubt that you’ve heard of Google Slides. Once open, you can rename your new Slides doc any time by clicking the Untitled Presentation box in the top left.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 4th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium (June 3,4,5)

Mark Oehlert

and Cyber-infrastructure * Innovation Design and Research Partnerships * Collaboration in a Virtual World This event is ideal for managers, learning officers, instructional and/or curriculum designers, learning consultants, instructors, researchers and training and development professionals from business, government, and postsecondary education. Audacity 101: Hands-On Audio Editing* * Collaboration in a Virtual World Each workshop is a half-day.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Audacity. The Return on Peer Review - elearnspace , June 14, 2010 Martin Weller – a long time advocate for openness in education, demonstrating through practice rather than hype – discusses the return on peer review : Peer-review is one of the great unseen tasks performed by academics. 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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