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.

Podcast 31: Inside Open Source Learning Systems – With eThink CEO Brian Carlson

Talented Learning

That’s why I invite innovation leaders to share updates in these 30-minute audio sprints. For example, today we welcome a leader in the open source learning community, Brian Carlson , Co-Founder and CEO of eThink Education. Join us as we discuss the latest developments in open source learning systems. You’ll also hear why these advances are important – especially for extended enterprise education. Open source learning systems are widely used.

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Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. Elluminate is a really nice tool but not open source.

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.

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. => Download audio and podcasts.

Online Training Solutions and the Art of Enterprise Training Delivery

Kitaboo

Online training solutions, therefore, open up fresh avenues for organizations to customize their learning and development initiatives and gain more from their ROI. Online training solutions, in the form of animations, videos, audios, and other media can be accessed via web browsers using the corporate Intranet or personal internet. They are designed in the form of small micro-bites, mostly in the audio and video format.

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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Best LMS Features and LMS Tools for Mid-Sized Enterprises

Hurix Digital

While there are different types of LMS tools available in the market for mid-sized enterprises, they must incorporate the following features: Cloud-Based Centralized Repository for Hosting Content: A cloud-based LMS will ensure that all your content is stored at a centralized location and can be accessed by authorized users across all geographies, anytime and anywhere. Related: How to Setup Effective Game-Based Learning for Enterprises.

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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CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

And, with the costs of a LCMS or even some CMSs, you might want to seek out the open source – FREE way. Unless you plan to add some APIs (since they are open source, you could) to create reports on some data or do robust data collection, it is not going to happen. ECMS – Enterprise Content Management System. Later today, I will post a page on my site that contains an extensive list of free open source CMSs, for you to click and view.

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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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Facebook for the Enterprise

Learning Visions

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Facebook for the Enterprise Im still mucking around in Facebook, trying to get it. Found this article, via Alec Saunders : Facebook for the Enterprise = Facebook. Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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. Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f.

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10 Best LMS Solutions to Consider for Employee Training

Hurix Digital

With data security a top priority, enterprises can create a seamless training experience catering to the needs of new-gen users. Canvas is an open-source software that is quickly gaining popularity among small and medium-sized businesses. The LMS is developed by Instructure Inc and has several simple yet intuitive features like web conferencing, customized course creation, audio and video messaging. Top eLearning Development Companies for Enterprises & SMBs.

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. Ive blogged before about going guerilla with audio. Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

LMS Vendors: How to Select the Right Vendor for your Goals

Hurix Digital

Easy to Track Progress of Learners: An LMS includes tools that allow you to track the progress of users undertaking learning and training, measure their interaction with the content, administer tests and see if the content provided meets their needs or there is need to add more videos, text, audio etc., Enterprises prefer an LMS that can help them to improve staff skills, increase productivity, and reduce training costs. LMS LMS for enterprises LMS vendor moodle-based LMS

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Interview with Tony Karrer on Informal and Social Learning

Learning Visions

Steve Lowenthal interviews Dr. Tony Karrer to get his thoughts on informal and social learning in the enterprise. And while you’re there, check out Kineo’s complete audio series , including interviews with such e-learning notables as Jay Cross, Laura Overton and Clive Shepherd. Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f.

Elearning applications

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year! This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 open source e-Learning projects for 2011 that will help you implement a low cost e-Learning solution.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rock On with e-Learning from ZVEX

Learning Visions

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 Rock On with e-Learning from ZVEX.Simple video (one shot, no edits) + Super high-quality audio (which youd expect from this source) + Nice voice + Humor + Good hand gestures = Really Cool Product Training Im no guitar player, but I thoroughly enjoyed these little demo videos of "handmade stompboxes" (pedals used to create crazy effects with electric guitars.) Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Art History e-Learning Nuggets

Learning Visions

Found some cool little e-Learning nuggets: short Flash pieces with audio and callouts and beautiful images to teach you about the history and symbolism of various masterpieces. Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

In the context of e-Learning (back then it was just plain old CBT), this meant you had audio/video on the screen with timed text bullets. The learner could listen to the audio if her preferred style was auditory, OR read the text if her preferred style was visual. This means that I learn best through my visual channel, next kinesthetic, with audio being my weakest channel. I always tune out the audio and read ahead.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Product Announcement

Learning Visions

A collaborative enterprise-based, just-in-time learning solution created on Twitter with help from: @ jzurovchak @ bschlenker @ moehlert @ bjschone @ Quinnovator with peanut gallery comments from @ Dave_Ferguson. Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personalization does not equal Personal

Learning Visions

Today, Tom mentions that "James Ryan left an extensive comment on Enterprises that love PLEs. Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f. 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.

Top 5 Training Material Development Software

Continu

The Open University, TESCO, National Trust, Johnson and Johnson – Vision Care Inc. Two plans available: Basic and Enterprise. Enterprise, you must call for price quote. SpeedGrader function has ability to record audio/video during grading. Open source software that has APIs, security audits, and feature discussions. SMB and Enterprise pricing information is available only upon request.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

I’m a recent convert, perhaps on the path to open source evangelism.) Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Moodle and other open source products have huge communities behind them. Talented individuals who can program like hell and believe in the open source philosophy. Out of the box, Moodle may not have all the features an enterprise needs, but simple add-ons can be created.

What is an LMS?

LearnUpon

To help you decide which is for you here’s an explanation of them: Open source versus Commercial. Open source LMSs are ‘free’ and commercial ones incur a cost. Open source LMSs require a lot of set up, hosting, maintenance and upgrades to keep afloat. There are many different types of organizations that use an LMS here are some common examples: Small to medium enterprises use an LMS to reduce the amount of time people are spending on training.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

eLearning 24-7

Top Three Open Source LMSs of 2013-14. Moodle - Whether you like it or not, the system still reigns supreme for free open source. But, as we all know, nothing is ever really free, so if you go open source make sure you have the resources to invest to make it robust. Open Elms – The first free open source LMS, geared specifically for business.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

A greater number of people, worldwide are using SaaS then ever before, mobile products, tablets – especially the iPad – is growing at a feverish pace, people are using online storage, beyond just placing photos and media, and open source is continuing expansion. Free open hard drive space – especially with video hungry files. I see this as one of the most important features for any learning management system, open source or commercial.

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Best LMS 2018 – Reviews of the Greatest eLearning Platforms

Webanywhere

You may need online training webinars, videos, audio files or maybe a combination. Totara Learn LMS is available as an open source e-learning software, while the Enterprise edition comes with additional features on a subscription basis. Moodle is an open source eLearning environment used by over 80 million people in 220 different countries. In the early days of a business, delivering educational courses and training programs isn’t difficult.

Interactive learning content with H5P and LearnWorlds

learnWorlds

H5P is an open-source, community-driven system for creating rich and interactive multimedia for elearning. Thousands of universities, enterprises, school districts, governments and other organizations use H5P to deliver interactive learning experiences. Audio recorder. Adding an audio recorder to your course can really help with practising or audio assignments.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

On the other hand, pages are opened and they are used more for promotion and branding. At the same time you can add documents, PDFs, add MP3 audio to make webinars! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz Labels: e-learning , eFront , eFront Enterprise , facebook for e-learning , Facebook integration plugin , free e-learning , mba courses on facebook , peerpong , quiz monster , surveyGizmo Reactions: 10comments: Christoforos Online said.

Learning Technology Market Segments

Training Industry

By many accounts, this market has unfortunately become commoditized with the fact that you can now download an open-source LMS and configure it yourself. Early days authoring tools was as simple as PowerPoint and audio recordings; now it has morphed into sophisticated tools for web development, as well as rapid authoring tools for the subject matter expert to convert simple presentations to rich media programs.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Users can record and edit audio with Audacity and it runs on most operating systems, including Mac OS X and Windows. Key features include recording through a microphone or mixer, digitizing recordings from tapes, audio editing, importing and exporting audio files, effects and quality adjustments. Dimdim has an open source version so developers can integrate it with other software. It also integrates with a few open source eLearning tools.

How To Tell It’s The Best LMS For Great Corporate Training

TalentLMS

TalentLMS even includes its own integrated webinar and teleconference solution based on the open source Big Blue Button engine, with all the tools one might need, from video and audio group chat to virtual whiteboards and session recording. Along with enterprise training, which is the platform’s main focus, commercial learning (that is, the selling of online courses) is a major TalentLMS use case. Enterprise fitness.

Latest E-Learning News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

Each contestant will receive the following materials: 1 small vid clip 20 sec, two audio clips – 15 sec and 30 sec, a PowerPoint slide deck with 6 slides and info, two full pages of content that they can pull from. 16 open source free tools. 1 of the 16 open source vendors that offers m-learning capabilities. Or, might be strong in SMB but may not be great if you want Extended Enterprise or mid to large.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Top Tips

Learning Visions

Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f. 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.

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