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 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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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.

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.

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

Unicorn Training

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. This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning View more presentations from Christopher Pappas.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Is Facebook the next Microsoft?

Learning Visions

Thursday, July 26, 2007 Is Facebook the next Microsoft? Have you seen this article from TechCrunch: Could Facebook Become The Next Microsoft? 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 at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content. While there is quite a buzz on the high quality audio / video presented through Silverlight, it lacks an essential aspect i.e. synching audio with the animating graphical content on stage. Although, it is supported in Silverlight Windows Application (WPF application which is standalone), there is no direct method to sync audio with onscreen content for web-application.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content. While there is quite a buzz on the high quality audio / video presented through Silverlight, it lacks an essential aspect i.e. synching audio with the animating graphical content on stage. Although, it is supported in Silverlight Windows Application (WPF application which is standalone), there is no direct method to sync audio with onscreen content for web-application.

My 10 Ten Tools for Learning

Learning Rocks

Microsoft PowerPoint (Creating) The much maligned app is probably where I do most of my design work, either for scripts, demos or indeed, using Articulate, developing finished products. 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

Microsoft PowerPoint (Creating) The much maligned app is probably where I do most of my design work, either for scripts, demos or indeed, using Articulate, developing finished products. 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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Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

Mike Taylor

Tettra — Tettra is a free internal knowledge base and wiki for Microsoft teams. Audioteaser — Create a voice over for your Videos, Spotify audio ads, podcast intros, and much more. Audioteaser is the fastest way to make audio creatives. Large set of open source illustrations.

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Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content. While there is quite a buzz on the high quality audio / video presented through Silverlight, it lacks an essential aspect i.e. synching audio with the animating graphical content on stage. Although, it is supported in Silverlight Windows Application (WPF application which is standalone), there is no direct method to sync audio with onscreen content for web-application.

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.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | September 15, 2020

Mike Taylor

This week’s “App of the Week” might forever change the way you look at audio and video editing. Take control of your audio and video with Descript. Get Office Lens – Microsoft Store — www.microsoft.com.

Technology Skills for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

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. Microsoft Office. Note: The above list assumes that you are already familiar with Microsoft Office programs, including PowerPoint. Having more skills opens up more options and opportunities.

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. POTX: An extension file of Microsoft PowerPoint Template file. Audio (F6) formats include MP3 and WAV. OGG: Open-source format, also known as Vorbis. .

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20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

Whether you are looking for a SCORM, audio, or video application, let us help! Audio. 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. An easy to use audio recording tool allows the user to upload a file from a prerecorded file. Microsoft Office.

Ten Interactive Online Platforms to Deliver Holistic Learning to Students

Kitaboo

You can integrate a variety of elements into the eLearning course such as audio, video, and games. Moodle: This free and open-source learning management system offers robust functionalities that make it a great option for educational institutions.

Top 8 eBook Creation Software for Windows

Kitaboo

With KITABOO, you can enrich your eBooks with audio, videos, animations and more to enhance interactivity. The software is an add-in for Microsoft Word, which you can see as the ePUBee Maker option on the MS Word toolbar post the installation.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

AUDIO RECORDING AND EDITING. Audacity is an audio recording and editing application with a lot of the features you find in commercial products. It works on all platforms and is probably the most popular free audio program around. Open Office. I keep hearing good things about Open Office. It’s the free alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite. To create a.pdf, just use the print command from the source program that the file was created in.

“Current Need-to-Know Tools and What’s Around the Corner” Nick Floro #olconf

Learning Visions

Microsoft HoloLens – “the era of holographic computing is here” Autodesk 123D – an app on your phone that lets you take a series of pictures. Also a good example of online learning to check out) www.PhoneGap.com -- open source to create mobile apps Google Chrome has developer tools. Open your content in Chrome then go to View > Developer > Developer Tools – it will show your content on multiple devices. Take a picture, record some audio.

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. The growing number of businesses leaving Microsoft Outlook to Internet e-mail is amazing. Free open hard drive space – especially with video hungry files. Can be open source, cost?

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10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

In terms of pricing, Microsoft PowerPoint (standalone, not including full Microsoft Suite) will cost you about $109, for 1 user (both PC and Mac) in the Microsoft Store, but you can shop around and check out other vendors such as Amazon, Overstock or Office Max/Depot. This can be achieved by using Microsoft Word or Adobe InDesign to engage the learner. If you think training and development is out of your reach, think again.

Online Course Marketplaces and Their Business Models: Everything You Should Know

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

The courses can include everything – images, videos, animations, PDF files, audio files, ZIP files, – anything it takes to create a great course, and learners can learn from it.

Learning Tools – Do these really belong?

eLearning 24-7

Google Docs and Microsoft Word. Audacity – It is a free, open-source audio tool. This is just a sample but shows that there are plenty of learning tech tools, that are not Google-related or Microsoft built or even a search engine. 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.

The Best E-Learning Software Tools

ICDTranslation

Importing Microsoft Power Point presentations. This is an open-source tool that is ideal for small businesses or for one-off content creation. Built-in audio and video editors – Do they offer the necessary capacity or do additional tools need to be installed? Sources: The Best eLearning Authoring Tools of 2017 by Juan Martinez. What do you need to create a successful e-learning course? An experienced instructor, great content and the right authoring tool.

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

TalentLMS

Now, you could go with what everybody uses (Microsoft Word) or its open source alternative (Open Office), and both will surely more than capable for the task. 3) An audio editor. Whether it’s to edit an interview, to extract the relevant parts from the recording of a lecture, or to trim a piece of music you’re using as a soundtrack to your eLearning videos to the right size, you’ll need an audio editor.

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

Improves video and audio quality – extensively – thus your Social Learning/Social Media experience has just increased infinitely; Vivemo, Blip.tv Open Source not Proprietary like Flash. All the big browsers are supporting it i.e. Safari, Chrome, Microsoft IE9, Opera and soon FireFox (at time of writing, not yet). Codecs exist for audio and video. Google Chrome, Microsoft IE9 and Apple Safari supports h.264, a proprietary format.

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

Improves video and audio quality – extensively – thus your Social Learning/Social Media experience has just increased infinitely; Vivemo, Blip.tv Open Source not Proprietary like Flash. All the big browsers are supporting it i.e. Safari, Chrome, Microsoft IE9, Opera and soon FireFox (at time of writing, not yet). Codecs exist for audio and video. Google Chrome, Microsoft IE9 and Apple Safari supports h.264, a proprietary format.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #07

Mike Taylor

Descript is a collaborative audio/video editor that works like a doc. More than 309 different document, image, spreadsheet, ebook, archive, presentation, audio and video formats supported. Know when your documents are opened and engaged with.

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What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

Knovio — enhance presentations with audio and video. Microsoft Word. 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).

How to Create an Ebook: 8-Step Guide for Beginners

learnWorlds

Introduction : the opening section of your ebook helps to set the scene, welcome the reader and prepare him for what is going to follow. To get these effectively on a Word document, I would recommend using Microsoft Word or Google Docs. MOBI does not support audio or video.

Tech Toolbox #08

Mike Taylor

OpenShot Video Editor | Free, Open, and Award-Winning Video Editor for Linux, Mac, and Windows! . OpenShot is an award-winning free and open-source video editor for Linux, Mac, and Windows. Create videos with exciting video effects, titles, audio tracks, and animations.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

Drag n Drop with lots of objects, add the ability to API from Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive right into your SaaS Authoring Tool, allow other API possibilities as well (that make sense). Doceo – They are the only other vendor besides Camtasia (no less) that offers a product for capturing video, then video/audio editing and next pushing it as a course. Recently added the ability to publish a storyboard in Microsoft Word.

What is an LMS?

Wyzed

Early appearance of audio-video communications systems were used for remote teaching. And in 1909, Edward Morgan Forster published his story, ‘The Machine Stops’ where we explained the benefits of using audio communication to deliver lectures to remote audiences. FirstClass was originally used by the United Kingdom’s Open University in the 1990s and 2000s was used to deliver online learning across Europe being one of the earliest internet-based LMSs.

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What is an LMS?

Wyzed

Early appearance of audio-video communications systems were used for remote teaching. And in 1909, Edward Morgan Forster published his story, ‘The Machine Stops’ where we explained the benefits of using audio communication to deliver lectures to remote audiences. FirstClass was originally used by the United Kingdom’s Open University in the 1990s and 2000s was used to deliver online learning across Europe being one of the earliest internet-based LMSs.

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What is an LMS?

Wyzed

Early appearance of audio-video communications systems were used for remote teaching. And in 1909, Edward Morgan Forster published his story, ‘The Machine Stops’ where we explained the benefits of using audio communication to deliver lectures to remote audiences. FirstClass was originally used by the United Kingdom’s Open University in the 1990s and 2000s was used to deliver online learning across Europe being one of the earliest internet-based LMSs.

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85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

H5P is a free, open-source, elearning authoring tool for smaller cloud-hosted activities. Price: Free, Open-Source. Questions come in varying form, open or close type and different variations. Final Cut Pro is also a tool for Mac only, offering advanced features such as editing, audio, motion graphics, a VR headset playback, advanced color grading and built-in controls to create, edit and deliver closed captions. Microsoft Office.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Audio Resources. Levelator : automatically adjust the audio levels in your narration. Audacity : free open source audio recording and editing software. Myna : easy-to-use online audio editor that includes a library of assets. Creative Commons audio : good sites to get free audio for your courses. Also includes video, illustration, and audio clips. Feedly : a simple and fast way to browse your favorite sources.

Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Depending on the source, stock music can be expensive and in a climate in which it’s hard to get any purchases approved, it may be viewed as frivolous. As Tom Kulhmann wrote a couple of years ago, “If the course is boring, adding [background] audio will only make it boring and danceable.” I’m not a professional audio editor, but I don’t need to be to work with stock music. Do you use music in your courses?

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