Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. 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. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source.

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

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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. Guest post by Robert Morris. The upswing of the eLearning industry is showing no signs of slowing down.

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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.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

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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. Output video compressor and audio formt output included. Easier to learn and use than Camtasia’s audio, and u can use it for audio for ur Articulate, Captivate, etc.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

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April'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. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use.

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.

Facebook for e-Learning

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At the same time you can add documents, PDFs, add MP3 audio to make webinars! News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ".

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.