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.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 Revisited Social Media - The Challenge of Adoption - Rob’s Dummies Guide The secret sauce to successful Enterprise 2.0 Tools Adoption Ideas Webinar Software - Adoption Advice Enterprise 2.0 - What's the PU?

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10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Many of these tools and services are free or have a free trial period, which can encourage you to experiment in a small way at first. Podcasts are fairly easy for anyone to make and with the free downloadable software, Audacity , it becomes an inexpensive option.

Listing of Business and Enterprise 2.0 Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

Listing of Business and Enterprise 2.0

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

eLearning 24-7

That is what one senior exec said to me, the other day when it came to social learning. I shot off the usual reasons, the benefits, the gains and then found myself expanding into the next possibilities of where a system and content authoring tool had to go. mobile learning) – especially tablets, social learning stand-alone solutions, hybrid system (yet to be developed by any vendor), virtual worlds (v-learning), marketplace exchanges (not affiliated with a system).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Generational Change in the U.S. Military (strategy+business)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The Kindle: Tom Crawford Executes a Perfect Double Rebuttal with a Twist | Main | Huh? Military (strategy+business) ( strategy +business link ) I think this article is nice treatment of the generational shift as it may play out in the U.S. This sounds familiar: "Not long ago, one of the authors of this article was asked to lead aU.S. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring. The proliferation of so-called rapid authoring tools over the last few years has coincided with an explosion in the number of online courses developed in-house. It requires time – which you don’t have because you’re too busy building the online course – or dollars – which defeats the purpose of developing it in-house! Not to mention blogs, wikis, discussion forums and social bookmarks.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter | Main | Netvibes Ginger - Promote on Blog Feature test » March 06, 2008 Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP HBR IdeaCast 80: Where Does Strategic Innovation Come From? We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

Last week, we looked at the building blocks of technology-enabled learning , from elements like learning objectives that are common across all training formats to those that are specific to digital formats, like content authoring tools. This blog will explore more than 60 tools and technologies for successfully implementing each of these elements in your technology-enabled training program. Below are some tools you can use to create and deliver content for online courses.

2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

Web-based tools for scheduling, project management and documentation increase productivity and enhance personal mobility. Online image editors and other multimedia production tools provide access to a host of new and often less expensive applications. Open Source Software. Open Source software products for eLearning, for which the source code is freely available, are becoming widely accepted. Also, Open Source software often has a large and supportive community.

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I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management

Tom Spiglanin

Sharing knowledge, using any number of media that fit our personal needs, work styles, and professional social networks. Much of this happens on social streams on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or any number of other media where we connect with our PLNs, so it’s important to develop effective social media practices. There are many other ways to capture knowledge, and new tools are released frequently. Author’s Note and Acknowledgement.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "How to Read A Blog (With a Nod to Mortimer Adler)" (AJ Fortin)

Mark Oehlert

We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us The Lewin Links This link should take you to the page I have on del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Look! A teacher using stories to teach!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "The Core of Fun" (Raph Koster via IT Conversations) | Main | 4th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium (June 3,4,5) » March 17, 2008 Look! This teacher, author, etc (see bio ) wrote a series of books using guess what - stories - to teach things like history and science. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Understanding individual human mobility patterns" (nature article)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Firefox 3 not loved by Corp. Main | Get Social, Get Game and Get Learning! Maybe itd be really cool if the authors, Marta C. We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short | Main | Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP » March 06, 2008 The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter This is Harold Jarches fault for getting me on this kick again. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. Tools?

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2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Applications in Learning Learn Trends 2008 Top Posts of 2008 based on delicious Save Count (which I believe is a better indicator of quality): 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers (149) Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 (39) Second Life Learning Videos (38) Personal Learning Tools and Technologies (38) Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 (37) for Learning Professionals (20) Tools Used (18) Learning 2.0 Is the barrier the lack of free access to the tools?

eLearning 2.0 Random Thoughts based on Chat

Tony Karrer

You learn about this using these tools and scanning sources like blogs, trying things out, forcing yourself to make time to learn. Social Bookmarking and Wikis and Blogs are a form of social networking I never said this, but several people pointed it out in the chat. The same thing can be true with social bookmarking, wikis, flickr, etc. Using social bookmarking or meme tracking works okay.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Edu-Gaming in the latest Escapist | Main | Article comparing new Mash-Up tools (Popfly, Pipes, Google) - thanks Sam Adkins » June 03, 2007 Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer. I am also realizing that I have terrible problems with authority and I need to work on that. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Instructional designers can take the tools and create a good learning experience or not. Incremental: Some forms of online training support current ways of doing things Virtual classrooms, presentation software, authoring tools, assessment tools, LMS. Collaboration Software Learner generated content (instead of teacher preparing things, learners put things online and edit together. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

''m only going to say this about 1,000 more times.

Mark Oehlert

My latest additions to del.icio.us. del.icio.us Here are some of my main del.icio.us Hey authoring tool person - you ever make "a learning"? Sell hardware or software but dont tell me you sell learning - because I swear, the next person/vendor/guru tells me something about learning that implies a lack of understanding regarding the conditions above.Im Authority? Cool Tools. Social. Kurt Lewin on del.icio.us.

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Review: The Back of the Napkin

The eLearning Coach

According to Dan Roam, author of The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures , our built-in visual thinking tools consist of our eyes, our mind’s eye and a little eye-hand coordination. He then proceeds to teach readers how to compose sufficiently simple pictures with just a few components, specifically noting that software is NOT needed. Often, our roles expand beyond design and development and into the business realm.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0 Considerations

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A Flashback to an Angry Bill Gates | Main | The Definitive iPhone eCard » July 14, 2008 SCORM 2.0 We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

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eLearning Learning - Best of June 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Business of Learning - eLearning Technology , June 15, 2009. SharePoint vs. Social Media - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2009. Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning - Informal Learning , June 12, 2009. Google Wave as a Learning Tool - Learning and Technology , June 12, 2009. Expert Level Answers via Social Networks - eLearning Technology , June 8, 2009.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Today I was on a panel about social learning. No matter what anyone tells you, no one really has a clue how to “do&# social in the enterprise. Spark Your Interest , June 3, 2010 June’s BQ is… “what tools should we learn?&#. Introduction to Social Networking. Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free) - eLearning 24-7 , June 7, 2010 Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software&#.

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Learning Styles and Visualization

Mark Oehlert

My latest additions to del.icio.us. del.icio.us Here are some of my main del.icio.us From Mashable comes this post on " 16 Awesome Data Visualization Tools " TouchGraph offers a search/data visualization product that reminds me of Search Crystal. The other visualisation tool to watch out for is gapminder - help files suggest that the ability to animate your own data set visualisations is in the pipeline. information management software. Social.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Did You Know: knol = a unit of knowledge?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « New Attempt at Conference Polls | Main | Two Very Different Views of Publishing (heres a hint.I Actually it sounds like Google is starting up some author-focused/centric competitor to Wikipedia. This is the goal statement: "The key idea behind the knol project is to highlight authors. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

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Mark Oehlert

My latest additions to del.icio.us. del.icio.us Here are some of my main del.icio.us « The Tool Kit Edition | Main. An authoring tool? We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isnâ??t Authority? Cool Tools. Social. Kurt Lewin on del.icio.us. The Lewin Links This link should take you to the page I have on del.icio.us e-Clippings (Learning As Art).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Ohhh.the new iPhone is a wee sexy lass isnt she?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « This is a test of Jott. " Enterprises authorize iPhones, andthen create and distribute apps on their intranet that can only run onthose phones. Yes, iTunesis apparently the new enterprise tool. " ;-) Mark Posted by: mark oehlert | June 10, 2008 at 05:51 PM elearning software creator dominknow Inc., Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Last week I did a webinar with Mark Sylvester of Intronetworks - Tapping the Social Grid. The crux of the talk was: Why being able to tap into the social grid is important for concept workers. A few of the tools and methods I use to tap into the social grid. Tools and Methods for Networks and Communities - Discusses specific tools and methods for using Networks and Communities as part of Knowledge Work. Tools for quickly getting the question out there.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Get Social, Get Game and Get Learning! Understand this - I am not against the publisher, I understand their business model and I understand their motivations - they are not evil, theyre just capitalists and NO the two are not the same. Do the writers/authors get paid? Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010 Collection of articles around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. Tools For Mobile Learning Development - Upside Learning Blog , March 21, 2010 Some tools which may assist you in developing mobile learning applications. Another perspective on stakeholder analysis - Clive on Learning , March 18, 2010 A tool for stakeholder analysis. Social Media (55).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee)

Mark Oehlert

Now all of a sudden, someone brings to market the ability to create really dull training using systems that cant talk to each other and relying on arcane, hard-to-understand authoring tools that are all ridiculously expensive. We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Call for Papers: American Anthropological Association: Beyond the Online: Critical Collaborations and Dialogues among Anthropological Approaches to Video Games

Mark Oehlert

Accepted authors will receive notification no later than March 24th. We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us The Lewin Links This link should take you to the page I have on del.icio.us

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Two Huge Losses: Gary Gygax and Arthur C. Clarke

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « 4th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium (June 3,4,5) | Main | "Sync Google Calendar with Outlook and more with WideLens" (Alex Barnett) » March 19, 2008 Two Huge Losses: Gary Gygax and Arthur C. He was just the co-creator of a little social phenomenon known as Dungeons and Dragons. Author of something like 100 fiction and nonfiction works. del.icio.us