Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. eLearning Technology , July 28, 2006 Scuttle – an open source social bookmarking tool Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools - eLearning Technology , May 21, 2008 Web 2.0 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

It is tough to stay on top of all the great stuff being offered out there, but the blogs and social media certainly help. Cloud Blogging Social Media Twitter Google e-Learning Cloud ComputingApril's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help.

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Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

eLearning Brothers

Xerte. Xerte is perfect for developers of interactive courses, who want to create refined content with some minimal scripting. 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. The name of this tool is self-explanatory; it enables you to create rich media courses in a simple authoring environment.

Elearning applications

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CamStudio - (Authoring Tool) CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs). Xerte - (Authoring Tool) The Xerte Project provides a full suite of open source tools for e-Learning developers and content authors producing interactive learning materials.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

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xical.org With Xical you can produce web-based slide shows, tutorials, tests and whatever else you can think of that can make use of integrated rich media, such as audio (speech and music), video, animations or interactive visual diagrams and the likes. Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool enables content experts to easily combine video, audio, images and texts into one synchronized learning object.

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

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Download audio and podcasts. Create.mp3 or.m4b (Audio Book) recordings (in English, French, Spanish and German) of any text content on your computer or mobile phone.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

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BigBlueButton is a free web-conferencing tool with text chat, audio and video capabilites, a virtual whiteboard and many more presentation and conferencing features. It makes it very simple to distribute your content to lots of social media and draw people from various audiences into one place to have conversation.