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. Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Authoring tool examples in microlearning

Ed App

An authoring tool is software that creates an eLearning lesson or course. Once created, the course is usually packaged in a software wrapper before being distributed to clients who then themselves distribute the course via a Learning Management System.

What are authoring tools?

Ed App

The term authoring tool can mean many things to people working in different industries. For some it can mean software that creates multimedia while to others it can reference software that’s used to create web pages. What is an authoring tool?

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. I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

Upside Learning

Given this trend, it is but obvious that the demand for rapid authoring tools which can publish content in HTML5 will also increase. In this post, we examine 5 rapid authoring tools which show tremendous promise. Upcoming Tools.

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The 5 Best Open Source Learning Management Systems

Your Training Edge

With an open source Learning Management System (LMS), you can customize your experience and programs based on your business goals and department directives, allowing different groups of employees to access hundreds of learning modules. Free, open source software. Open edX.

Authoring Tools and Lectora Online Q&A

Trivantis

Recently, Lectora® Online was listed in the “ 5 Top E-learning Content Authoring Tools for Corporate Trainers ” by Software Advice. A: Responsive design has quickly evolved from a “nice-to-have” feature to a vital component of any e-learning content authoring tool.

Authoring Tool Trends

eLearning 24-7

Here now are the latest authoring tool trends (excluding the ones I posted in last week’s blog). Enables the course author to skin/brand their course with their own logo, colors, etc. . Many authoring tools give you limited color options and may/may not enable you to add your own logo. Allows courses that are being built in the authoring tool to be in another language beyond what used to be the standard norm of just English.

3 Rapid Authoring Tool Features to Develop Online Courses Swiftly

CommLab India

E-learning authoring tools are one way you can meet the needs of training employees in quick succession. When you go online and search for authoring tools, you will be surprised to see the choices you have. Through this blog, I’ll help you make the right choice.

Free eLearning authoring tools: What to look for

Ed App

There’s a mind-boggling choice of free eLearning authoring tools to choose from. What are free eLearning authoring tools? Authoring tools are software that create eLearning courseware. Best free eLearning authoring tools’ features.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. Updated Content Authoring Tool Directory. C ontent Authoring Tools Directory. The Ten Best Course Authoring Tools. #10

Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

eLearning 24-7

I suspected that the expo would feature a large quantity of rapid content authoring tools. Not so much, from what I saw – some of the tools were underwhelming (granted some were quite impressive), but rather how the vendors themselves perceived where the market is going and what customers want in their authoring tools. Back in 2000, the knock on rapid content authoring tools were they “pre-template” driven solutions.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

– pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. So here’s the list of the tools that can do the job and which you might want a closer look at. iBooks Author.

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Who should use an authoring tool?

isEazy

Recently we talked about SCORM and authoring tools, highlighting their advantages compared to other types of formats and showing you the advantages of isEazy compared to other tools. isEazy can be the perfect tool for that. The post Who should use an authoring tool?

25 eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Tool: Trello. Tool: IFTTT.

What is an eLearning Authoring Tool? Types, Features & Everything Else

ProProfs

They use some of the best eLearning authoring tools on the market to create engaging online courses. If you run a college or business and you are new to the concept of eLearning, this blog will break the ice. What is an eLearning Authoring Tool?

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). Yeah, I know we have just jumped into January, but in a review of the past several months, authoring tools continue to follow a similar path amongst themselves with certain feature sets. I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game.

Lesson design tips for e-Learning authoring tool?

Ed App

An e-learning authoring tool is a software package designed by developers to create and bundle content for e-learning, so it can be delivered to the end user. Choose the ideal responsive design authoring tool. That is, if you are able to find the correct tool for the job. Whether you are using a free tool or one that costs a pretty penny, you want to make sure that it is going to remain up to date and it isn’t too difficult to utilize.

7 Essential Skills & Training Tools For Trainers

TalentLMS

And, are there tools of training and development you should know about? Then, we’ll recommend some of the best tools for training that trainers can use to simplify workloads as well as enhance their courses. The must-have tools for trainers: Content authoring tool.

Top 10 Sales Enablement Tools to Empower your Sales Force

Kitaboo

What is a Sales Enablement Tool? A sales enablement tool/ platform provides your sales force with all the resources they need to engage with prospective buyers and increase the chances of a sale. Here are some of the best sales enablement tools: 1.

Top Tools for Creating Good HTML Flashcards

Disprz

In an earlier blog, we introduced Flash Cards and explained how it worked. These flashcards can be handy tools for delivering engaging eLearning lessons. And there are plenty of tools that we can use to create these flashcards. You can create mind-mapping tools using Dokeos Mind.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.’. As an online instructor, you need to decide what kind of tools and resources you want to use for your online school. You might want to start with simple tools and grow into more professional premium tools as you go along making higher quality online courses. Authoring Tools.

Why EasyGenerator isn’t open source

Challenge to Learn

One of them: open source. The question was: should EasyGenerator become open source or should it stay proprietary. In the end we decided not to go for the open source model en in this blog I will try to explain why. Note: With open source software you share the source code of your software with everybody and everybody can contribute to it. As a user you are free to use the software without paying license fees (see GPL license ).

7 eLearning Tools Every L&D Pro Needs

gomo learning

With a growing influx of eLearning tools and technologies, understanding how they work and fit into your own learning tech stack can be difficult. In this blog post, we’ll explain different types of learning tools and how you can benefit from each one. 1) Authoring Tools.

Top 5 Training Material Development Software

Continu

A strong training material development software is key to staying current with technological and industry advancements. In order to make your decision a bit easier, we pulled together the top 5 training material development software companies. Built-in course authoring.

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

Have you ever opened up a fortune cookie and said to yourself, “How did it know that about me?” Right now I am doing a survey on authoring tools (more on this at the end of the post) and so far 100% of all respondents state that HTML5 output is required in an authoring tool. I do believe that HTML5 output will continue to grow as an authoring tool feature. The magic 8 ball is a fun item to use.

10 Reasons Why Raptivity is a Must Have Tool

Raptivity

These can be used to create stand-alone learning objects or can be easily embedded into your favorite tool, like PowerPoint, Articulate Storyline, Lectora, Claro, Captivate and many more. Saves time Gone are the days when you open a tool and start building an engaging interaction from scratch.

Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

HTML5 is one of the main tools used by eLearning professionals, mainly because of its versatility and flexibility. There are several HTML5 eLearning authoring tools available for developers. This online tool enables you to create basic, but effective courses and lessons.

eLearning Software for Blended Learning

B Online Learning

This blog is the continuation for this series on the how’s and why’s of developing and delivering a good blended learning experience for the learner. This one looks at the second platform for the delivery of your blended course, the eLearning development software.

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

eFront

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. So, let see the list of the free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. =>

XBlocks in Open edX: An Introduction

Appsembler

This post is an introduction to XBlocks for Open edX, why they’re important, how they work, and which XBlocks are currently available. By the end of this article, you’ll understand how XBlocks fit into Open edX and how you can use them to create engaging course content for your learners.

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This Week On #TalkTech: Game Based Learning, Human Computer Interaction and Google’s Authoring Tool

Bottom-Line Performance

We’re never at a loss for new tech news, apps, and interesting blogs to explore in our weekly chats. Generally speaking, game based learning is most useful for in-depth understanding approaching mastery, and gamification is a terrific motivational tool for making workplace tasks more enjoyable. To do so, they had to get round software designed to prevent just this move. Topic 3: How can Google’s new open source authoring tool benefit corporate learning?

25 eLearning tools you need to have

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Best productivity tools for eLearning.

Day 2. How to use SCORM compliant authoring tools

LearnUpon

The purpose of SCORM is to increase ‘interoperability’ By providing a standard of communication that can be applied consistently, SCORM makes it easier for eLearning professionals to share and migrate course content across tools and systems. SCORM compliant authoring tools.

1,000+ Learning & Performance Tools

Jane Hart

Looking for some new ideas for tools to support your work? Here are the links to the pages in my Directory of Learning & Performance Tools , which lists over 1,000 tools in 4 main categories as shown below. Want to add or amend a tool’s details? What are your favourite tools for learning? Voting is now open in this year’s Top Tools for Learning survey. INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS. E-Learning Authoring Tools.