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 ?

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Advanced Screencasting: Editing Narration in Audacity Tutorial

Visual Lounge

For most TechSmith tutorials, the narration track is actually recorded first with a handheld microphone or a podcaster USB microphone that feeds straight into Audacity (an open-source audio editor). How to change the Audacity project rate.

‘Getting Started with Audacity 3.1? Review

The E-Learning Curve

I'm taking a break from no-formal learning today to look again at one of my favorite e-learning production tools: Audacity audio editor. ‘Getting Started with Audacity 3.1′ Tags: e-learning Audacity audio editor elearning open source oss Packt Publishing review ′ Review is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Getting started with Audacity 1.3, a New Packt Publishing Book

The E-Learning Curve

How could I refuse when Packt Publishing asked me to review Getting started with Audacity 1.3 Getting started with Audacity 1.3, Tags: e-learning Audacity audio editor elearning open source software oss Packt Publishing by Bethany Hiitola? a New Packt Publishing Book is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

eLearning Brothers

This open source toolkit enables you to produce interactive learning materials in a productive online environment. Audacity. Audacity is a free eLearning tool that you can download and edit your audio. Guest post by Robert Morris.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Audio Editing + Audacity

The E-Learning Curve

Previously in this series of E-Learning Curve Blog posts about Podcasting for E-Learning, I discussed downloading and installing the open source audio editor called Audacity.

OpenOffice Impress - a rapid tool?

Learning Rocks

The open source movement supports pretty much all we have to offer. To design your projects you can replace Adobe with a range of sophisticated desktop apps such as GIMP , Nvu/ Kompozer , Inkscape , Audacity and so on. rapid tools open source tools flashIt is entirely possible to create blogs, wikis, elearning courseware and even LMSs for free.

eLearning Art and Design Tips: Using GIMPShop Repeatable Textures

eLearning Brothers

How are you going to open up the image and edit the vector file? There are plenty of open source alternatives out there to help your eLearning art and design. GIMPshop Open Source Software. It’s an open source program that replicates lots of Photoshop’s features.

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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Free and easy in Luxembourg

Clive on Learning

I was asked to speak to an audience of air traffic control trainers from around Europe about the advantages and disadvantages of open source and free software, a space usually occupied by my colleague Jane Hart.

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.

12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

Audacity. Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. With Audacity, record live audio, cut, copy, or mix sounds together, change the speed or pitch of a recording, and more. When creating an online course, you often need to capture a live video, audio, or screen recording. We’ve narrowed it down to 12 great eLearning audio and video tools to help you get started easily. iMovie.

How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

There are a lot of open source options out there as well, including Audacity, Reaper, and NCH Software. There are several things you can do before, during, and after recording to make your voice overs for eLearning sound more professional in your courses.

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20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

Audacity. Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. With Audacity, record live audio, cut, copy, or mix sounds together, change the speed or pitch of a recording, and more. Sometimes building online courses can be a little more difficult than it seems, so why not have one place you can go to find the resources and help you need?

Demonstration: Editing an Audio File. Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Today's post is a demonstration outlining how to edit an audio file using the Audacity open-source non-linear sound editor. Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast editing audio

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. Audio editing – still no match to Audacity, a free program.

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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.

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

TalentLMS

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. Deciding to embrace eLearning for your employee training has become a no-brainer nowadays.

A Glimpse of Your Future Workforce – Now in Middle School

Janet Clarey

Unassisted (except for the Audacity tip), he recorded the audio, saved it as a file type he could import ( because I later asked and learned Audacity saves with a AUP file type.so

OpenOffice Impress - a rapid tool?

Learning Rocks

The open source movement supports pretty much all we have to offer. To design your projects you can replace Adobe with a range of sophisticated desktop apps such as GIMP , Nvu/ Kompozer , Inkscape , Audacity and so on. Tags: rapid tools open source tools flash It is entirely possible to create blogs, wikis, elearning courseware and even LMSs for free.

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.

My 10 Ten Tools for Learning

Learning Rocks

Audacity (Creating) Easy to use. It's slow, a resource hog and really is only there to open the web to me. evaluation rapid tools marketplace articulate c4lpt Moodle LMSs elearning wikis open source silly excitement thought leaders social learningI've been giving this some consideration lately as I've found myself populating and repopulating a couple of machines at home and work with all that I require to keep me happy. So, here they are: 1.

My 10 Ten Tools for Learning

Learning Rocks

Audacity (Creating) Easy to use. It's slow, a resource hog and really is only there to open the web to me. Tags: evaluation rapid tools marketplace articulate c4lpt Moodle LMSs elearning wikis open source silly excitement thought leaders social learning I've been giving this some consideration lately as I've found myself populating and repopulating a couple of machines at home and work with all that I require to keep me happy. So, here they are: 1.

Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Today's post about Podcasting for E-Learning covers editing and rendering multitrack audio using the open-source audio editor Audacity. Make a cup of your favorite hot beverage Open the audio package in your software media player.

E-Learning Screen recording and video solutions – Should b simple, so why isn’t it?

eLearning 24-7

The ability to record audio in real time or post time makes a lot of sense and eliminates the need for using Audacity (albeit it is a wonderful and free product). There is something wrong when a free and open source product like Audacity can do it, yet a product that costs hundreds of dollars cannot. That it is not a good idea to have multiple programs open while you are saving and publishing your video.

Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Depending on the source, stock music can be expensive and in a climate in which it’s hard to get any purchases approved, it may be viewed as frivolous. And there’s no need for expensive or complicated software, either; Audacity (open-source and free for Mac, PC, or Linux), Myna (online and free), and GarageBand (comes free with a Mac) are all perfectly sufficient. Do you use music in your courses?

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9 Free Tools That Help Me Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

All you do is open it and then you can pick a color from any part of your computer screen. Audacity. Audacity is an open source audio editor. That’s easy to do with Audacity. Click here for Audacity tutorials.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Audacity : free open source audio recording and editing software. Feedly : a simple and fast way to browse your favorite sources. The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses.

…and the ‘Blogger of the Week’ award from E-Learning Planet goes to…

The E-Learning Curve

Through his other posts, Michael initiated his series of forthcoming blog posts on editing podcasts using Audacity, an open source multi-track audio editor and recorder.

TCC09: Podcasting with Section 508

Experiencing eLearning

open source software options: Audacity. Mixer–no open source ones out there, but Audacity does a lot. At the other end of the spectrum, you can use a headset mic and Audacity. Audacity. Audacity has its own tutorials, including video.

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&#.

So what is software worth?

Clive on Learning

With the costs of manufacture tumbling as retailers source from the Far East, along with a general easing of import restrictions, the costs of clothing in the high street have fallen to almost unbelievable levels. Then along came open source and a host of freebie applications, supported by advertising. At the moment I'm either using or considering using all of the following: Moodle , the open source virtual learning environment. Audacity , the free audio editor.