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. SCORM compliant learning object generator, customized editing interface, web based media player that works across multiple platforms, video/audio, image slides, text synchronization. Xerte - Open source tools for e-learning developers and designers.

Here’s a Simple Fix When the Microphone Audio is Too Low

Rapid eLearning

If you find that you’re microphone audio levels are too low, here are some tips that may help. With that comes the quest to find decent quality audio. Overall, I really like the quality of the sound and this set up works great for recording tutorials where I work from my main screen. It does a great job recording my voice and blocking out the other home office sound. It’s a bit higher end but it’s a great mic with a nice sound.

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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. The sounds we use make a difference. Good audio can create a great course. Bad audio can distract and disengage. Go Professional Audio for eLearning When You Can. A Few General Tips for Recording Audio.

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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. Is your audio track too loud?

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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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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Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning

The E-Learning Curve

Today's post about Podcasting for E-Learning covers editing and rendering multitrack audio using the open-source audio editor Audacity. Make a cup of your favorite hot beverage Open the audio package in your software media player. Tags: audio editor Audio Audacity sound content production post-production podcast multitrack audio

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4 Tutorials to Help You Become an Audio Pro

Mindflash

Audio in online training is usually served up in one of two forms: (1) poor-quality, amateurish, or (2) high-quality and professional. No one wants to be responsible for producing great-looking training that sounds awful, but with training budgets being what they are these days it’s hard to justify the expense of high-quality, professionally recorded audio. But leaving audio out of the training mix isn’t a great option, either. When to Use Audio.

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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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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.

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: 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. They said it "sounded more real" and they trusted it more because they knew this person was talking from experience. So heres to more guerilla audio recording!

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology)

Mark Oehlert

How do these sound for capabilities: running video and audio of the lecture and a transcript of the lecture which scrolls with the lecture and underlines words in the lecture as theyre spoken. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Picnik: My new favorite online photo editor | Main | GDC Update 1: Geez My Hotel Room is Small!

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.

How to Record Voice Overs for eLearning (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

There are several things you can do before, during, and after recording to make your voice overs for eLearning sound more professional in your courses. You don’t want the sound of turning pages in the middle of a sentence on your recording. This is probably the most important aspect to having a professional sounding voice over. Background noise and humming can cause voice overs to sound like they were recorded with a laptop microphone or worse.

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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. Click here to see some free and open source text to speech tools, brought to you by the eFront learning community.

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. Even the most popular YouTube videos may totally fail the standard Hollywood definition of production quality, in that videos are low-resolution and badly lit, their sound quality awful and their plots nonexistent. Ive blogged before about going guerilla with audio.

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 Music and Sound Effects for eLearning Courses.

The Complete Guide to Doing Voice Overs Like a Pro

TechSmith Camtasia

Some might think that the audio portion of a video takes a backseat to the visual portions, but that’s not true. Most video watchers note that they are more likely to stop watching a video with bad audio vs. lower-quality video. In fact, a recent TechSmith study of video viewing habits showed that more than 25% of video viewers watched a video all the way through because the audio was good — more than those who said professional video style was most important.

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Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

NEEWER 6 inch Studio Microphone Mic round Shape Wind Pop Filter Mask Shield with Stand Clip – This gives one more layer of protection from those “plosives” (the nasty reverberating “p” sound that can really mess up a show. I have an old audio jack, make sure if you get them to match the jack you’ll be using. I’ve found that I get a truer sound that way. It makes for great sound. That is one of the secrets to great audio.

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

G-Cube

Use audio and video to create impactful learning. Contrary to popular belief, audio and video can be introduced in an e-course without creating a hole in training budgets. Your SME can double up as your audio-voiceover artist. If that sounds too ambitious, the SME can at least provide the right script to begin with. You can ask the SME to create a rough-cut audio recording accompanying the content – all the while keeping it informal and simple.

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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. If your aim is to create instructionally sound courses and quizzes, then you’ll appreciate this eLearning management system.

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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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. Audio (F6) formats include MP3 and WAV. This format compresses the audio file but quality is lost. OGG: Open-source format, also known as Vorbis. .

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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. 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.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

eLearning 24-7

Top Three Open Source LMSs of 2013-14. Their name begins with a M and sounds like Noodle. 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.

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. Or you can contract with a company like Kineo that can host and support your Moodle for you (at the risk of sounding like a company shill!)

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.

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.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

I don’t mean to sound dated, but sometimes I use the type of software that installs on my hard drive rather than an online application. 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.

Interactive learning content with H5P and LearnWorlds

learnWorlds

H5P is an open-source, community-driven system for creating rich and interactive multimedia for elearning. Fill in the blanks might sound like something out of elementary school, it is a great teaching tool. Audio recorder. Adding an audio recorder to your course can really help with practising or audio assignments. H5P’s audio recorder will make it easier for your students to record their voice, download the file and then send it to you for feedback.

May's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

Much of which will be courtesy of open source projects. We probably will see it replace Flash for video/audio support, but it will fall short in its quality and level of interactivity and animation. On the design end, the industry will focus much more on offering truly engaging, instructionally sound courses and our audience will demand it. Learning Circuits' Big Question for May is "So what can, should, or will, we offer the digital generation by 2015?"

Video Learning Platforms

eLearning 24-7

Screen recording and capture with audio narration. Video itself - streamed, recorded, edited then posted, posted without editing, etc. – may/may not include audio incl. – may/may not include audio incl. Video content management system – this is where all your wonderful videos get housed, including audio podcasts (some offer this feature too), audio, slides, etc. Media Library – Where your videos, audio, etc. Flashback.

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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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. Sound APIs – AS 3.0 has improved sound APIs which can now tell the sound level of the audio playing in Flash Player. This can be used to control the lip movements of an on screen character by finding out the sound-level. The sound API also has the capability to generate sound dynamically.

Top 10 course management systems in 2020

Ed App

In terms of course creation, your content can be enriched by adding images with various special effects, inserting shapes, buttons, quizzes, surveys, and audio files. When you click on the link, the presentation is automatically opened.

10 Free Authoring Tools

Ed App

Moovly also allows users to upload their own media, such as videos, pictures, text and sounds. This open-source tool is designed for rapid course authoring. Learning has never been easier.