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Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software&#. 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. All software below is free. Rapid E-Learning Course Software. MOS Solo - Content authoring tool. WBT Express - Content authoring tool.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront [1] but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

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Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

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. =>

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). E-books and audio books available for download for mobile devices. A hidden secret for people interested in audio and e-books. They are starting to offer e-book and audio books at no charge for a period of time. Mobile Learning Tools. MySCORM - SCORM content authoring tools.

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). E-books and audio books available for download for mobile devices. A hidden secret for people interested in audio and e-books. They are starting to offer e-book and audio books at no charge for a period of time. Mobile Learning Tools. MySCORM - SCORM content authoring tools.

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. MySQL - database software.

The Best E-Learning Software Tools

ICDTranslation

An experienced instructor, great content and the right authoring tool. Whether you are creating employee training or college online courses the e-learning software that you use is very important. You need a tool that facilitates the creation of learning content without having to worry about the technical issues. Finding the best software can be time consuming, especially if you have to test several tools before landing on the right one for you.

Learning Tools – Do these really belong?

eLearning 24-7

First off, Jane Hart put this together from whereas folks voted for the tools they use for learning. That said, there were some curious items on this list, which to me, doesn’t really fly in the world of learning tools. A learning tool, should be well, a form of learning technology, not just a product that is for say e-mail, that is used because we send learning URLs in it, or we take courses on the subject or we can send invites to web conferences in it. .

Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

HTML5 is one of the main tools used by eLearning professionals, mainly because of its versatility and flexibility. There are several HTML5 eLearning authoring tools available for developers. In the continuation, you will find a list of the top 10 tools you can start using with ease. This online tool enables you to create basic, but effective courses and lessons. In addition to Zenler Studio, the developers also offer a web-based Zenler tool.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. While the assumption would be that all the products are alike, or that fee based tools are superior to their free counterparts, nothing could be farther than the truth. Once you did though, you could do quite a lot with the tool. assessment tools may or may not exist, attachments, preview windows, limited outputs, maybe audio/video or maybe not.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.’. As an online instructor, you need to decide what kind of tools and resources you want to use for your online school. You might want to start with simple tools and grow into more professional premium tools as you go along making higher quality online courses. Authoring Tools.

Best LMS Features and LMS Tools for Mid-Sized Enterprises

Hurix Digital

Technology and learning today go hand-in-hand, prompting more and more organizations to find and invest in the best LMS tools to support their corporate training or academic learning goals. LMS today is an essential tool of eLearning that allows you to create, update and host your content on cloud-based platforms and reduce the risk of losing important data. While choosing an LMS, ensure that it has the tools necessary to add game-based learning features to your content.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help!

Learning Visions

Monday, September 21, 2009 eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help! I am working on a presentation in a few weeks about eLearning authoring tools. A high level overview for learning and development types who dont actually use the tools, but want to know whats out there, when you might use it, and some of the pros and cons. Now, Im not much of a tool user myself. Ive got some understanding of tools. This post has been removed by the author.

Top 5 Training Material Development Software

Continu

A strong training material development software is key to staying current with technological and industry advancements. You want your training and development program to drive employee skill development. In order to make your decision a bit easier, we pulled together the top 5 training material development software companies. This system is also an authoring tool which means companies can create training materials directly onto this platform without the aid of third parties.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs. OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud&# and do the same thing. Open Source Product of the Year (i.e.

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

TalentLMS

What’s a little more difficult however is picking the right tools to help you with course design, content creation, learning assessment and all the other tasks you need to run a successful eLearning program. Fear not, however, as we’re here to help you with this, by suggesting the (you’ve guessed it) top 10 most useful tools for online employee training. Let’s begin with the most essential content creation tools: 1) A text-editor.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences? Whats your take on using audio in eLearning? Do you use audio on every slide because the client says people will think its broken if you dont? Weve taken this up before and many of us IDs know the strategies for using audio most effectively by now. In the UK, Mark tells me that audio is used sparingly. In the US, Mark sees (or rather, hears) a heavy use of audio. Whats up with audio up there?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid Authoring Tools Speed Dating

Learning Visions

Friday, February 16, 2007 Rapid Authoring Tools Speed Dating Check out the Engage presentation done by the folks over at Kineo: Rapid Authoring Tools Speed Dating. I thought the Experience Builders simulation tool somewhat intriguing. Posted by Cammy Bean at 3:47 PM Labels: authoring tools , kineo , rapid e-learning 2comments: Betsysaid. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

10 Widely Used Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 and Empower E-learning

CommLab India

As technology evolves the workforce seeks more interactivity and access to learning programs on multiple devices. Smartphones, iPads, and tablets have opened new avenues for learning. After knowing the growing importance of HTML5, let’s check the most widely used e-learning authoring tools that provide HTML5 output. Responsive design helps your e-learning course content rearrange itself when opened on any device, irrespective of the screen size.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Name That Tool

Learning Visions

Friday, May 01, 2009 Name That Tool I just got a FaceBook query from someone and I thought you all could help: Im looking for a tool you might have come across, but I dont even know what product/programming group it belongs to. So if you say, yes I have signoff authority for travel vouchers, I could tell this tool to mark four courses. What tool do you think hes looking for?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning

Learning Visions

Thursday, February 21, 2008 My Client is Addicted: Audio in eLearning Cathy Moore had a post a few months ago ( Addicted to Audio? that inspired me to change my approach to using audio in eLearning. She suggested using audio sparingly. When I see a need for a text heavy pages, I eliminate audio so as not to "depress learning." In the comments on Cathys post, there was a bit of discussion about switching back and forth between pages with and pages without audio.

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Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). With the growing popularity of Flash for elearning, many elearning vendors developed their Rapid authoring tools which were aimed to publish Flash based elearning content without requiring major programming. Should you be using rapid authoring tools?

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). With the growing popularity of Flash for elearning, many elearning vendors developed their Rapid authoring tools which were aimed to publish Flash based elearning content without requiring major programming.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visuals and Audio in eLearning (Ruth Clark)

Learning Visions

Friday, April 03, 2009 Visuals and Audio in eLearning (Ruth Clark) Donald Clark posted a link to a lovely little article by Ruth Clark: Give Your Training a Visual Boost in the April 09 edition of ASTDs T&D. " and "The least successful learning resulted from text and audio repetition of that text." They want audio narrating that long paragraph of text that they think should also appear on the screen in order to appeal to different learning styles.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. They had the SME record the audio for the slides. So heres to more guerilla audio recording! Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:24 PM Labels: audio , guerrilla , instructional design 14comments: Steve Howard said.

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Technology Skills for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

Authoring Tools. Most people need to be familiar with an authoring tool. You don’t need to know both programs, but I recommend at least a basic understanding of at least one of these tools. What tools are most requested? Let that guide your decision on which tool to learn first. Both of these tools offer free trials. This blog has helped me troubleshoot problems in a tool on multiple occasions. Other Authoring Tools.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart

Learning Visions

Thursday, July 26, 2007 My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart Jane Hart asked me to add my own top ten list to the mix. For the most part, I like tools that are easy to use, easy to learn, look good, and create good-looking output. But I like to use it as a simple wireframe tool. I cant program to save my life, but I can create a course flow mockup using PowerPoint that gets my ideas across to those who can make it look really good.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). With the growing popularity of Flash for elearning, many elearning vendors developed their Rapid authoring tools which were aimed to publish Flash based elearning content without requiring major programming. Should you be using rapid authoring tools?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 My Top Ten Tools for 2009 Cammys Top 10 Tools of 2009 These are my favorite tools in support of my own learning adventures. Not only is Twitter great for the occasional laugh, but also a great source of information and links. I usually have between five and ten tabs open -- my rather imperfect way of maintaining my reading list. But I like to use it as a simple wireframe tool. What tools do you use? (I

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

Friday, December 19, 2008 Best Practices for Software Training? This has been the year of software training. Weve taken scenario-based approaches, so the learner can sit with an expert and watch how he does his job using the software. Weve added thoughtful, process-based questions in the middle of the software demo to break things up. The next project Im about to take on is going to be more of a just-in-time performance support tool.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Audio Interview with Ellen Wagner "The Evolution of the LMS"

Learning Visions

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 Kineo Audio Interview with Ellen Wagner "The Evolution of the LMS" I love my job. The growing impact of Moodle and open source on the maturing LMS market. Listen to my audio interview with Ellen Wagner over at the Kineo websit e. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Tools

Learning Visions

Friday, June 08, 2007 Instructional Designers Tools Theres been a good conversation going on over at Christy Tuckers Experiencing E-Learning blog about instructional design. Christy has been writing about how to get started in instructional design and what technology tools you might need. I dont do any programming. Rapid e-Learning tools, like Articulate , change the amount of actual technical skill an ID would need within such a group.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Guild Content Authoring Research Report

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 E-Learning Guild Content Authoring Research Report Research report by the e-Learning Guild. Provides interesting statistics about authoring tools and use within corporate training depts. eLearning Guild’s 2010 Salary Report ID Live with John Graves ► April (5) Audio Interview with Tom Kuhlmann of Articulate Book Review: Love is the Killer App Kineo Insights Webinar: Aligning eLearning with B.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic

Learning Visions

Friday, May 04, 2007 New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic Another new rapid e-Learning tool, this from Epic (UK). From the press release: Its important to remember, however, that as with any tool, you only get out what you put in. To makes sure that clients get the most out of Rapid Create, or from any other authoring tool they may select, Epic also provides training and capability building to ensure internal teams are skilled-up in creating effective e-learning.

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

Authoring tools whose interface either looks like to was written in 1997 (thus outdated) or is so confusing, that the premise of rapid, just is not possible. Web Conferencing tools, requiring you to download plug-ins or other files before you can start – one of the biggest pet peeves among end users, and the number one reason why people fail to get in, ending up calling your administrator, or you. Authoring Tools (Rapid E-Learning). We are user friendly.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Bloggers New Polling Tool

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Bloggers New Polling Tool As you may know, Ive been playing around with Polls on this blog. Today I just noticed that Blogger has added a polling tool. Beachward Bound Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions My Summer ID Reading List ► June (3) eLearning Authoring Tools Mindmap The Two Faces of ePortfolios The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator ► May (9) Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training.

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Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

The spin of course, is that open source systems enable APIs. I love this trend, because it clearly says that the rapid content authoring tool vendors are becoming innovative and are seeing the market. Open marketplaces for courses created by end users. Another vendor, Xplana.com allows you to create communities, share the content (courses, books, presentations, video, audio, images, etc.)

Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

So far in this series of posts about Podcasting for E-Learning from the E-Learning Curve Blog , I've covered a lot of material, including: A Brief History of Audio in Education The Four 'P's' of narration Introduction to Audio Production Digital Audio Basics Now, it's time to look in some depth at editing and producing podcast content. You don’t have to edit audio in a beginning-middle-end sequence. You can use Audacity to: Record live audio.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

Authoring Tools – With only a small sample of vendors that are SaaS based, pickings are slim. In the simplest terms: Joe EndUser (and yes, I know it is two words, but that is his last name), who is currently online is accessing the system or tool via his mobile device (preferably a tablet). The next day or whenever he has a connection to the Internet, his data gets pushed out from the device and pulled into the platform or tool. Authoring Tools.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: On Guerilla Design and Video

Learning Visions

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 On Guerilla Design and Video Theres always the debate about whether you need to go pro for your audio and visual, or get right to the source in a down and dirty kind of way. With easy-to-use tools at your fingertips, its getting cheaper and faster to go guerilla style and get the subject matter expert speaking directly to your audience in a matter of moments. Ive blogged before about going guerilla with audio.