Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

eLearning 24-7

Hence: Below are products that are either open source free or free or free with limited functionality. Open Meetings - based on Google code. Very very impressive, with mega features including desktop sharing, audio/video, whiteboards, along with remote administration tools, a moderating system, and a tool for importing documents in 32 different formats, integrates well with Moodle, but you do not need to have Moodle.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning


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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HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

It makes HTML more powerful by adding new elements like video and audio. Video & Audio – You can play video or audio in HTML 5 WITHOUT any plug-in required (like Flash or Silverlight], simply by using the new audio and video markup tags. The working draft of HTML 5 indicates a need to find suitable open source code which works on all browsers without licensing or patent fee.

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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.

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

It makes HTML more powerful by adding new elements like video and audio. Video & Audio – You can play video or audio in HTML 5 WITHOUT any plug-in required (like Flash or Silverlight], simply by using the new audio and video markup tags. The working draft of HTML 5 indicates a need to find suitable open source code which works on all browsers without licensing or patent fee.

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Essential Tools You Need to Record Audio for eLearning

JCA Solutions

Audio for eLearning is Only As Good As the Tools You Use. We have to have not just pictures and words, but captivating audio and video as well. Without audio for eLearning courses, today’s courseware will not be very engaging or effective. Good audio can create a great course. Bad audio can distract and disengage. Go Professional Audio for eLearning When You Can. There is recording equipment and a computer for processing the audio.

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12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

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. Fine-tune every cut and transition, edit color and audio, and fix shaky video. Chirbit is a useful and fun tool that enables you to record, upload, and share your voice or audio files easily. The post 12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools appeared first on.

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Updates On HTML5 From Google I/O

Upside Learning

On day 1 of the I/O Google has made many announcements like release of open source, royalty-free video format WebM, Chrome Web store, opened up Google Wave, released open source Font API and directory etc. In Google I/O, Google has actually made the VP8 codec open source and royalty free under a new format called WebM. Also Adobe has announced that they would be supporting the WebM video format in the next release of Flash Player.

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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. If you’ve taken the time to install and run the app you should see something similar to Figure 1: this is the Audacity audio editor user interface (UI) in Windows XP. A document can be opened into a window, which represents a paper copy of the document placed on the desktop.

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. In that post I discussed audio has been recorded, the master file was saved and imported into your audio editor. Now, you can actually edit the audio content. In this section of the narrative, I'm discussing the Flash format and its uses.

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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.

E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. If the tool does not support the image, video, or audio format you want to import, you will have to waste time converting them into the required format. So to get a clear picture, let’s see the various formats supported by Adobe Captivate 9, Articulate Storyline, and Lectora 16.

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The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Ipad, Entourage EDGE, Camangi WebStation, Freescale, Amtek, Asus,Open Peak’s Open Tablet, ExoPC Tablet, Fusion_Garage Joo Joo, Ubuntu Linux SmartQ, EAFT MagicTile. Two cameras for capturing video and audio, 3 megapixel web cam, 5-megapixel LED flash camera. APIs, Open Source, HTML5. Formats by Audio, Video, Image, Publication and Other. Audio – 3GP, MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), AIFF, and WAV.,

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

eLearning 24-7

Audio Recording and Editing. 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). However, just placing the ability to record audio pre or post is not enough. There are more vendors who do not offer the ability to post – i.e. add audio afterwards it is quite amazing. Editing Audio. People want to edit their own audio, but here is the thing.

How to create eLearning courses at zero budget

Your Training Edge

Questions can be enhanced with images, formulas, and audio and video. You can publish it to HTML5 to insert on a site or blog, or choose SCORM format to upload the course to an LMS and get statistics on learner results. iSpring Free, a simple course authoring toolkit based in PowerPoint, just got a major upgrade. Now, it allows users to build quizzes and features a fresh, polished interface.

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My 10 Ten Tools for Learning

Learning Rocks

Most of the time people read eBooks on PC screens, mostly on screens in portrait format, and PowerPoint is set up to do this well. Since it is USB it bypasses any sub-standard laptop audio circuitry so giving you a great portable studio, even on a netbook. It's slow, a resource hog and really is only there to open the web to me.

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My 10 Ten Tools for Learning

Learning Rocks

Most of the time people read eBooks on PC screens, mostly on screens in portrait format, and PowerPoint is set up to do this well. Since it is USB it bypasses any sub-standard laptop audio circuitry so giving you a great portable studio, even on a netbook. 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 learning

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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.

Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player?

Upside Learning

It’s an open source project implemented in HTML5 and JavaScript. Primarily, it reads the binary SWF file and renders its animation and audio content to standard web compliant format. It runs entirely in the browser, reads in SWF binaries, unzips them (in native JS), extracts images and embedded audio and turns them in to base64 encoded data:uris, then stitches the vector graphics back together as animated SVG.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)


Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment): Open source learning platform mostly implemented in education settings. One of the main benefits of open source platforms like Moodle is that they’re free and can be highly customized. Open source software: Software for which the source code is publicly available for use and development free of charge. Last week, we decoded tongue-twisting eLearning terms from A-L.

MOBI to ePUB Conversion Made Easy with These 7 Converters


Both of these are popular eBook file formats that are used by various eBook readers, including Apple, Kindle, Sony, Google, and more. Related Read: 8 eBook Conversion Tools Compatible with Multiple Formats. Supports multiple formats. A wide range of formats supported.

How to Build an Online Education Website Like Udemy

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

If you choose an open-source platform, you can choose open-source database management systems like MySQL. As mentioned before, there are two types of LMS platforms – cloud-based and open source. Open Source LMS platforms.

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. Not everyone in eLearning is an audio engineer, so you probably have come across eLearning audio that needs some work. Audacity is a free eLearning tool that you can download and edit your audio. With this tool, you can save a lot of time and effort by creating content once and exporting it to multiple formats. Guest post by Robert Morris.

How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

Well Written, Properly Formatted Script. DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). You’ll need an audio converter of some sort and then some software that allows you to record and edit the audio that you capture with your mic. There are a lot of open source options out there as well, including Audacity, Reaper, and NCH Software. As far as audio converters go, the PreSonus Audiobox is a great option to go with because of its quality and affordability.

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Popular ID Principles For Mobile Learning: 5 Trends That Spell Success


It is then best to deliver content in the simplest possible formats. It is also good to consider unconventional assignment options such as the inclusion of multimedia options like audio-casts or videos that learners can create and share. Developers can also use open-source products, which simplify access to content as well as access to m-learning development tools.

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Top 8 eBook Creation Software for Windows


With KITABOO, you can enrich your eBooks with audio, videos, animations and more to enhance interactivity. Compatible with Windows, Linux, and iOS, Calibre supports the conversion of multiple input formats to a wide range of output formats.

5 Reasons Why Associations and Training Companies Should Use an eLearning Platform

eThink Education

These events are often a main source of revenue for many associations who use them to provide exclusive education, networking, and growth opportunities for members. For example, one LMS may integrate better with your content source(s) than others.

25 Tools to Create Training Videos That Engage Learners


Free, open-source, and easy to use, with Audacity you can record your audio live (through a microphone or mixer), digitize recordings from other media, combine sound files, edit, and add effects. Free and open-source, this video editing software is easy to use and quick to learn.

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TCC09: Podcasting with Section 508

Experiencing eLearning

AAC (m4a)–audio. Format: solo/co-host, length, posting. open source software options: Audacity. Mixer–no open source ones out there, but Audacity does a lot. Pop filters–you can buy it at any audio supply or use an old screen door and bend it around your mic. Save in different formats. multitrack audio for Mac. Open or closed captions. Open captions are visible like subtitles. Podcast logo.

Technology Skills for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

When job listings ask for “SCORM” knowledge, they usually just mean knowing how to publish from Storyline or Captivate in SCORM format. Basic experience with image, audio, and video editing is beneficial. Audio. 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.

Why video is the superior tool for learning

Your Training Edge

Over the last few years, one of the most prominent trends in online learning and development has been to shift lots of learning materials and content online in the form of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). While an audio is evidently a critical part of the learning, the blend of visual and sound content enables the viewer to grasp information in an easier way, in particular, the information that is visual inherently [5].

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Spark Your Interest

For example, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are often free versions of university offerings. In contrast in a flipped classroom, the theory is taught first, often in an e-learning format. This level of online course could include images and graphics, video and audio, and test questions. And it could include an animated video, customized audio, complex drag and drop interactions, simulations, stories and scenarios and multimedia.

Moodle LMS: How Can Higher Education Institutions Leverage a Moodle LMS?

Hurix Digital

While different types of LMS use different types of technology, Moodle LMS is one of the most widely used LMS, based on open-source technology. This open-source, community-driven platform has to its credit millions of users thanks to its varied feature sets and flexibility.

Online Training Solutions and the Art of Enterprise Training Delivery


Online training solutions, therefore, open up fresh avenues for organizations to customize their learning and development initiatives and gain more from their ROI. Initially, the web-based training solutions were in the.XML and.FLA format.

Understanding Readium – Features, Architecture and Alternatives


The Open Source Foundation aims to develop technology for expediting the adoption of ePUB3 and the Open Web Platform by the Digital Publishing Industry. It strives to deliver leading-edge functionality that is fully specified, free, open, and interoperable.

Top Tools for Creating Good HTML Flashcards


It uses various kinds of media formats, audio, video, animation, images, to build an interesting user experience. Part of the overall Learning Suite, it is available as open source version. Another open source eLearning authoring tool that can help publish into SCORM packages. A contemporary eLearning is a classic example of what a multimedia can be.

Ten Interactive Online Platforms to Deliver Holistic Learning to Students


Also Read: 8 eBook Conversion Tools Compatible with Multiple Formats. You can integrate a variety of elements into the eLearning course such as audio, video, and games. Through this next-gen platform, you can create online courses that include audio, video, images and text.

8 Best LMS Options to Enable Online Course Creation for your Employees

Hurix Digital

Image source – talentedlearning. With WYSIWYG editing, SCORM and TinCan support for interoperability, SAP Litmos is one of the most preferred LMS for online course builders that supports multiple file formats to create interactive and engaging courses. Image source- Moodle.

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

eLearning 24-7

I believe this is very possible, because regardless of the generation, people want easy, they want fast and if they could do a lot of things in a system for example, rather than having multiple windows open, they would do it. Read, share, print or send to mobile devices: ebooks, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations/slides, documents, images, audio/video – user generated. Opens up learning, and makes your solution a one stop service. What’s the point?

Creating an Attractive Online Classroom: Organizing and Optimizing Your Courses

eThink Education

This instructor has formatted their online classroom into four main sections which is used each time the course meets. Use video or audio content in conjunction with written text when it’s most helpful.