Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

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. CourseLab - E-learning authoring tool that offers programming-free WYSIWYG environment for creating very nice interactive e-learning content which can be published on the Internet, Learning Management Systems (LMS), ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED.

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.

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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.

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.

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. This is not affiliated with the Mobile Learning Engine program further down below.

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.

How to Improve Audio Quality with Audacity

LearnUpon

Poor audio quality is one of the most frustrating things you can subject your learners to. Not everyone has access to studio quality equipment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have great audio in your training courses. In this post, we’ll show you how you can use a free audio program to create high-quality audio for your eLearning courses. Audio editing tools. There are lots of different audio editing tools available to you.

7 Free Audio Editors for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Even though many elearning applications have their own audio tools, I usually don’t use them. I may for quick projects, but generally, I like to keep my audio production separate from my elearning course production. It provides more control over the audio files and dedicated audio editing software tends to have more features. Here’s a list of some free audio editors that are more than sufficient for what you may need for most of your elearning course production.

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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: 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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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: 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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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 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.

Text to Speech: Is it the Right Option for Your Course?

E-learning Uncovered

I recently used a text to speech program to create the audio for a course. A text to speech program can use text from such things as word processing programs, Internet sites,pdf documents, and even scanned documents (depending on the program) and create an electronic audio file such as a.wav or.mp3 that you can use in our online courses. Several other programs are also available. You need the audio quickly?

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

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. This implies the use of tool separate tools, always – one to create and edit graphical content and another to write the program logic which manipulates the graphics and environment. Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

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. This implies the use of tool separate tools, always – one to create and edit graphical content and another to write the program logic which manipulates the graphics and environment. Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content.

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.

4-Step Flipped Classroom Strategy

LearnDash

Setting up a learning environment can be done quickly, especially when leveraging open-source platforms such as WordPress. Post videos of lectures, share online study guides and reading materials, insert audio, images, and any media you can think of for students to access. Having your program in place is one thing – you also need to keep an eye on how it is performing by regularly evaluating learning outcomes and adapting accordingly.

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.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

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. This implies the use of tool separate tools, always – one to create and edit graphical content and another to write the program logic which manipulates the graphics and environment. Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content.

What is Needed to Develop an E-learning Course?

CommLab India

There are 3 phases in this model ( Source : Leaving ADDIE for SAM by Michael Allen with Richard Sites). You also have audio narrators to narrate the script and translators to translate the English content. As we discussed earlier, to make courses interactive, we need to follow basic instructional design strategies, and to incorporate such learning design principles, you need to take the help of interactivities, images, videos, audio, and other media elements.

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.

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

LearnUpon

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. Objectives: Course or learning objectives define the knowledge or skills learners are expected to gain from a training program. Last week, we decoded tongue-twisting eLearning terms from A-L.

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. 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.

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Top Seven SAP Litmos Alternatives and Competitors

PSB

Docebo comes up with a robust feature that empowers companies to provide quality online training programs. Cornerstone learning is widely used by all types of companies in all industries to conduct effective online training programs.

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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. In turn, we can correlate that with competencies (or in our case program learning objectives) which in turn point to learning tracks. "If Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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. Singlelink – A free & open-source Linktree alternative — singlelink.co

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.

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

eThink Education

When providing training for professionals, a flexible, interoperable, and scalable digital learning solution can provide anytime, anywhere access to learning and support the success of your programs for the long term. Leverage Flexible and Configurable Open-Source Technology.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Central

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 06, 2007 Instructional Design Central Travis Jordan, a recent graduate from Utah States Instructional Technology program, has created Instructional Design Central , a collaborative website for professionals in the fields of instructional design, and E-Learning, and performance improvement. Id suggest including information on which degree programs offer a distance learning option.

How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

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. If you are familiar with Adobe’s Creative Suite then Audition would be a good program to use to record and edit your voice overs. There are a lot of open source options out there as well, including Audacity, Reaper, and NCH Software.

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Top 5 Online Course Platforms for Educational Institutions

Hurix Digital

Both students and teachers can use tools for communications to interact, for instance, students can raise a hand virtually and ask a question, either in the audio form or via chat. Besides, the software also provides tools to create content in the form of text, audio and video.

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

G-Cube

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. Use of simple coding minimises file sizes, increases download speed, and is better supported on feature phones that may not give good support for cascading style sheets and other advanced programming functions.

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Technology Skills for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

You don’t need to know both programs, but I recommend at least a basic understanding of at least one of these tools. 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. Note: The above list assumes that you are already familiar with Microsoft Office programs, including PowerPoint.

25 Tools to Create Training Videos That Engage Learners

TalentLMS

You can also analyze your video performance and get feedback (“user sentiment”) from your audience, which can be very helpful when trying to decide which parts of your training program need tweaking. Video drives learning.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Schooling for the K-12 Set

Learning Visions

This hasnt gotten onto my radar before -- Im not sure if there are any state-funded online programs in Massachusetts. The K-12 market is pretty wide open though, so theres lots of opportunities for rapid growth there. I just hadnt realized that this had moved into the realm of full curriculum programs for K-12. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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