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.

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

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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.

‘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.

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.

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.

How to Improve Audio Quality with Audacity

LearnUpon

Audacity is the perfect introduction to the world of editing audio. It’s open source software built by volunteers. With Audacity, you can trim files to reduce their length, remove background noise, edit out silence, adjust volume and much more. Download Audacity here to get started. It’s simple to remove some of the ambient noise from your audio track using Audacity. Audacity uses certain thresholds to decide what is silence.

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.

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.

My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2021

Experiencing eLearning

Plus, it’s free and open source, with an active developer community working to extend its functionality and user communities for support. Audacity. Audacity is free, open source, and does everything I need for quick audio revisions.

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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

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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23 Free eLearning Resources Loved by L&D Teams

gomo learning

Continuing on the theme of saving eLearning designers time and money , the Gomo team has been sifting through the internet’s many libraries of free and open-source images, videos, sound files, fonts, templates, and software. Free and Open-Source Software For Learning Course Design.

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.

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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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.

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?

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.

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?

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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25 Tools to Create Training Videos That Engage Learners

TalentLMS

Audacity. When you want to create training videos with voice over, Audacity is one of the go-to options in the market. Free and open-source, this video editing software is easy to use and quick to learn. Video drives learning.

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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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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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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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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.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

Audacity. Audacity is an audio recording and editing application with a lot of the features you find in commercial products. Open Office. I keep hearing good things about Open Office. To create a.pdf, just use the print command from the source program that the file was created in. It’s open source software, yet actually has some Help documentation. Free, open source and all that good stuff.

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. Dimdim has an open source version so developers can integrate it with other software. It also integrates with a few open source eLearning tools.

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).

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.

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).

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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Learning Tools – Do these really belong?

eLearning 24-7

Audacity – It is a free, open-source audio tool. My initial post was going to be on a completely different topic today, but I decided to shelve it for another week, because of something that I saw on Linkedin this week. First off, Jane Hart put this together from whereas folks voted for the tools they use for learning. As she stated to me, “this is their list, not mine.”

What to do during the holidays to understand the New Knowledge Order

The Learning Circuits

Finally, if you are crazily motivated, download the free, open-source Audacity software and try recording your own voice. Between Web 2.0 including Blogs), Computer Games and Simulations, Digital Cameras, Podcasts, Widgets and other Ubiquitous/Ambient Information, and Cell Phones (just to name a few), it is hard to argue that we are all not in the midst of a New Knowledge Order.

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.

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