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 ? In production and development, open source is a philosophy that promotes free redistribution and access to an end product’s design and implementation details. is almost entirely open source based.

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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. Xerte - Open source tools for e-learning developers and designers. Audacity – I use this all the time. Tags: Open Source Uncategorized WBT authoring tools e-learning elearning rapid e-learning content authoring tools assessment tools course software

‘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.

An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development

The E-Learning Curve

As I'm in the process of updating my website ’s Learning Content Management System (LCMS), I though it would be interesting to discuss open source environments, and how they can be implemented in an e-learning content development ecosystem. Context When I began developing my website and blog, I decided to use an open standards approach during the course of their initial development, as much for philosophical as for financial or any other reasons.

Advanced Screencasting: Editing Narration in Audacity Tutorial

TechSmith Camtasia

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). So, with the friendly disclaimer that I really have no idea whether this is the 100% absolute best way to edit narration in Audacity, I proudly present to you my personal workflow, full of small tricks and an overbearing attention to detail.

Where are open source learning applications?

Tony Karrer

Good post by Harold Jarche - Where are open source learning applications? In it he points to the learning space and says that the current status of open-source learning applications is: Innovators - Elgg Learning Landscape and several others Early Adopters - Moodle and a few others Early Majority - nobody Late Majority - forget about it I would tend to agree with him that there are relatively few open-source learning applications, but would add a few thoughts.

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. I chose Audacity because it’s free (as in speech), it’s available for Linux/Unix, Mac OS and various Windows operating systems, and most importantly, it’s a very impressive media editing tool.

A few of my favorite things

Web Tools for Learners

Like most people who develop and manage training for a living, especially at small to medium sized companies and non profits, I have learned to do a lot of work using free and open source software tools. Audacity - open source audio creation and mp3 coding. Bitnami - download custom server stacks to manage your open source application. EXE -open source self paced modules. open source web 2.0

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.

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.

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. I also asked for volunteers to represent those who were already strong advocates of open source and those who were deeply sceptical.

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. Typically, audio is either recorded directly to a PC hard drive, or is imported from another source, in the same way as that text is either authored within the a word processor application, or a file is imported from another location. In non-linear editing, the original source files are not lost or modified during editing.

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. Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast multitrack audio

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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

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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. He records in Audacity, then puts the pieces together in Camtasia. Open or closed captions. Open captions are visible like subtitles. Podcast logo.

Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Audacity is a free, handy open source audio editing tool. Then, I export it and do some pre-editing in Audacity , which is free. Kip and I have a shared folder in Dropbox and I export with two tracks out of Audacity into Dropbox. All of the prerolls and post-rolls I record into Audacity and export. One click and it opens the official profile submitted by the guest.

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. Use the CTRL key (on PC) to select the source to clone from. So you’re an eLearning Developer, but don’t have the budget to buy an expensive Creative Suite?

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. The upswing of the eLearning industry is showing no signs of slowing down.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Technology Skills for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

I use the open source tool Audacity for audio editing. OpenShot is a free, open source video editor. Having more skills opens up more options and opportunities. If you’re hoping to move into a career in instructional design, chances are you need to learn some of the common technology. This is part 4 in a series about how to become an instructional designer. Links to the rest of the series can be found at the end of this post. Authoring Tools.

4 Tutorials to Help You Become an Audio Pro

Mindflash

As I said before, I’m no Jedi Master with audio (maybe a Padawan …), but even I can muddle my way through basic audio-editing using Audacity. . Audacity is free, open-source software for recording and editing audio. In fact, here are 4 Audacity tutorials I’ve pulled together to get you up and running AND show you how to edit your audio for higher-quality results. Recording Audio with Audacity. Using Audacity’s Equalization Effect.

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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. Even though many elearning applications have their own audio tools, I usually don’t use them. I may for quick projects, but generally, I like to keep my audio production separate from my elearning course production.

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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. Here are some simple suggestions for before you start recording your next project. Well Written, Properly Formatted Script.

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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?

Essential Tools You Need to Record Audio for eLearning

JCA Solutions

Audacity. Audacity is open source software, so it is essentially free. It’s a little easier to use, but it doesn’t have all the features of Audition and technical support, like with most open source products, is sketchy. Like Audacity, it is basically free although you are asked to contribute or donate to keep development going. Audio for eLearning is Only As Good As the Tools You Use. We live in a multimedia society.

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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. I get a lot of questions from blog readers who are on a limited budget. They want to know about free tools that they can use to build their elearning courses.

A Glimpse of Your Future Workforce – Now in Middle School

Janet Clarey

Using Dazzle’s software, he couldn’t figure out why the audio control was grayed out ( I suspect it had something to do with the default setting on the computer ) and since I didn’t want to stop watching the Stanley Cup playoffs to mess with this audio glitch, I told him to look at Audacity (open source audio recording).

The Complete Guide to Doing Voice Overs Like a Pro

TechSmith Camtasia

My favorites are Audacity , a free open-source software that’s easy to use and produces solid audio, and Adobe Audition CC , which comes bundled with the Adobe Creative Suite. ” Most audio recording software (including Audacity and Audition mentioned above) will have red indicators that let you know when your audio is in the danger zone. The image above shows the Adobe Audacity interface with the waveform (your audio recording) and the level indicator.

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What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

Audacity. OSQA — free, open-source Q&A software. Piwik — open-source analytics platform. Cytoscape , TouchGraph — data visualization tools, most useful for very large datasets, such as those generated in massive open online courses (MOOCs).