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The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

M-Learning aka Mobile Learning is enabling people in theory to take courses via the smart phone or as some vendors have the nerve to include &# cell phones – as in all-inclusive&# , or in reality to use m-learning solutions to enable a collaborative or social learning platform or view documents – such as PDFs or word documents on their smart phones in some manner in which people read the docs and then follow steps. APIs, Open Source, HTML5. Open Peak.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform.

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How To Create An Online Language Learning Website Like Verbling

Pinlearn

The major players of the online language learning market and their funding. Live language training platforms like Verbling fill this gap by offering language training via real-time audio and video chats with native speakers (and trainers). Learners can audio/video chat with native speakers, enroll in video language classes offered by hundreds of tutors on the platform. For example, social media, FAQs, discussion forums, and quick links to popular languages.

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. To create a.pdf, just use the print command from the source program that the file was created in. It doesn’t have video or audio chat, though. FLV Player.

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

eLearning 24-7

That is what one senior exec said to me, the other day when it came to social learning. 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.

Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

and is well backed by a great Flash developer community that has contributed in developing many open source frameworks/classes/APIs. New APIs and Frameworks – Adobe has developed many new capabilities in Flash Player, AS 3.0 has improved sound APIs which can now tell the sound level of the audio playing in Flash Player. Text layout framework – it’s a framework built on new text engine in Flash player 10 which can be used with AS 3.0.

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. To hold photos, images, media files – eventually moved to word docs. Free open hard drive space – especially with video hungry files. eyeOS, is 100% free and open source. .

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LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

In the webinar, I brought up how LMS vendors were themselves perpetuating the myth of the bad things of social media (which is a necessary component of social learning), so, rather than identify the facts and data to potential clients who are concerned about social media and thus social learning, they instead do not include it in their system. Majority of employees access social media sites out of the workplace. Social Learning.

19 Powerful Ways That Small Businesses Can Benefit From Thinkific

Spark Your Interest

Often novice course designers in Thinkific see a lesson type and think that any time they have a different type of media they need a different lesson type. For example, we strip out the audio and transcribe it. And these ‘jobs to be done’ can be functional, social, or emotional jobs.

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. LearnWorlds’ Interactive Video Player. LearnWorlds is the only course-platform that comes with a built-in interactive video player. The player adds a layer of interactivity on top of the videos with an easy-to-use editor. Questions come in varying form, open or close type and different variations.

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 and YouTube (beta) are already offering videos in HTML5 players. Open Source not Proprietary like Flash. Video codecs enable you to view video on your computer (they exist in your player for example), and are already installed. Codecs exist for audio and video.

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 and YouTube (beta) are already offering videos in HTML5 players. Open Source not Proprietary like Flash. Video codecs enable you to view video on your computer (they exist in your player for example), and are already installed. Codecs exist for audio and video.

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. Preview Flash content on your computer: SWF Player and FLV Player [ original post ]. Community & Social Media Resources.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

In the webinar, I brought up how LMS vendors were themselves perpetuating the myth of the bad things of social media (which is a necessary component of social learning), so, rather than identify the facts and data to potential clients who are concerned about social media and thus social learning, they instead do not include it in their system. Majority of employees access social media sites out of the workplace. Social Learning.

Why We’re Excited About Open edX Hawthorn

Appsembler

The next major Open edX release, Hawthorn , is finally out – and it’s got a ton of exciting new features! . One reason that Open edX uses Youtube by default as its video player is that Youtube provides streaming capabilities free of charge. This results in a more seamless video viewing experience for the learner, as the video player negotiates to stream the highest quality video available based on the learner’s Internet bandwidth at any given time.

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10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATIONS It's no surprise that PowerPoint , Google Slides , or Zoho Show are the major players when it comes to presentation platforms. Blogs are incredibly versatile and give you the option of: Adding pictures + audio Inserting videos, quizzes, podcasts, documents, + social media feed Using customized themes + plugins Building a database, directory, or discussion forum and so much more!

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Today I was on a panel about social learning. No matter what anyone tells you, no one really has a clue how to “do&# social in the enterprise. 10 Free Audio Programs to Use for E-Learning - Rapid eLearning Blog , June 1, 2010 I’m no audio engineer. So I won’t get into all of the nitty gritty details of audio editing. If you want more details, one of the community MVPs shared some tips on how to improve your audio quality. Social Bookmarks.

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Webinar Q&A: Empowering Continuous Learning with the Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API

Answer: xAPI allows for learners to be identified by email address, Open ID or an account on some system, such as an LMS. Open Source LRS. Is there an open source LRS? Answer: There’s four different Open Source LRSs that I’m aware of: Learning Locker , ADL LRS , lxHive and TinMan. If you’re looking to get started with xAPI on a limited budget or want to do a lot of development yourself, an Open Source LRS is a good option.

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

eLearning 24-7

Open Source Product of the Year (i.e. Course Lab - It offers WYSIWYG, built-in assessment tool, Course & Module structure pane, simple frame & action-based object’s animation, rich media support, RLO (Reusable Learning Object) capability, scenario building feature for complex multi-interactions, lots of interactivity capabilities and features, offers cascading rules, publish to various delivery channels incl. Import and convert PPT to the web, add rich media.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Brand Name Recognition?

Learning Visions

Funny thing is - none of the LMS players in the list. Public listed Blackboard or Open source Moodle. If I just take content creation and social media perspective - then why only Ning and what Google is doing there. 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.

43 Great eLearning Posts and 5 Hot Topics Including Google Buzz and iPad

eLearning Learning Posts

Some really great stuff from the second half of February as found based on social signals. Yes, mobile moodle for iPhone is eminent, we will release open source code soon - Ignatia Webs , February 25, 2010 Exactly what it says - Mobile Moodle coming soon. Seven (Possible) Ways to Use Google Buzz for Education by Jeremy Vest - Learning Solutions Magazine , February 17, 2010 Google’s entry into social networking, Buzz, created quite a bit of buzz last week after its launch.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Screen capture, audio editing. Many companies ban access to social media sites, especially Facebook. Think marketplace – whether it is free – created by the vendor or links to widget directories to use in your product – i.e. open source or APIs or an exchange. Heck, they are lucky if they have audio cards connected to their computers or even are using Windows 2007. .

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Women, Gaming & the Guild Master Ceiling

Learning Visions

Karl sites statistics that "Seventy percent of the players of the social interaction game The Sims are women under twenty-five," and that the number one game from May 2004-July 2006 was Princess Fashion Boutique. But very few of them were/are active game players and, as a rule, did not consider themselves gamers. Furthermore, women are often in roles that hold communities of players together, Wolfcale said, acting as socialite players and leaders of player groups, or guilds.

Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

Completed videos may be uploaded to YouTube, posted on web pages or social media, and/or uploaded to e-Learning courses. CamStudio is open source, free software, to create AVI videos of all audio and video activity on your screen. The software allows you to capture a video of your screen activity, annotate it, and share it on social media. With Screenflow you can record and edit your video and share it to a number of social media platforms.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #06

Mike Taylor

How to Easily Go Live on YouTube From a Computer : Social Media Examiner . Get started for free with up to 20 players. Footage – create videos from a library of millions of videos, photos and audio tracks. Build your audience and grow your brand on social media.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Brent’s background: What I am: 15+ yr learning professional, lifelong learner, player, consumer. news – using media to tell stories. A campaign that’s a continuous storyline involving a set of adventures and characters (learners) to achieve a set goal… Design and develop learning campaigns that involve storylines, adventure, social media, people – every campaign has a structure to it – there is a formal development/design process.