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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.

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

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. So, let see the list of the free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. =>

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The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development

G-Cube

According to a 2012 survey of mobile learners, 99% believed the mobile format and presentation enhanced their learning, and it was found that 45% actually spent less time in training than their (non-mobile trained) peers, with no loss of comprehension. If you’re not getting into the mobile game with your training and eLearning initiatives, you’re falling behind. Tools for Web-Based eLearning Apps. Tools for Native eLearning Apps.

Choosing Amongst the Top Elearning Authoring Tools to Create Effective Training Content Tailored to the Diversified Learning Needs

G-Cube

With technological advancement, the way learning is delivered also changing. Therefore, the scope of using eLearning authoring tools is continuously on the rise for eLearning development, thereby reducing costs and saving time. The choice may vary on factors such as budget, benefits, scalability, mobile friendliness, design, and more. There are several rapid authoring tools which help to create interactive online courses.

9 Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison and Review

Elucidat

New technologies are changing the way learning is delivered. In this article, Steve Penfold reviews nine leading elearning authoring tools. He compares each one based on ease of use, quality of content produced, speed of authoring and scalability. Which is the best authoring tool for you? The best authoring tool for you will depend on a range of factors, including: How much technical expertise you have. Speed and efficiency of authoring.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

The “WOW” They have failed to grasp the power of mobile content, beyond “responsive”; understood gamification (a few have, the rest “nope”) and see the real power and value of a video course with all the trimmings, not a video embedded in a course. – This means that multiple people can work at the same time on the same course and same page – it is really an awesome feature, especially with SaaS authoring tools.

10 Free Authoring Tools

Ed App

As smartphone technologies have become more available, mobile learning and eLearning are gaining in popularity. This is where authoring tools come in. An eLearning authoring tool is a type of software that allows you to create digital training content, convert it into an eLearning format, and distribute it among learners via a learning management system. Here’s a list of the top 10 best free eLearning authoring tools. authoring tool

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

eLearning 24-7

As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing. There are 124 authoring tools in my latest directory, of which 30 are SaaS or a combination of desktop and SaaS – which really what is the point of that? Even though more tools are adding the features of collaborative and peer review (more on that in a sec) they are still heavy geared towards a desktop solution. Mobile Learning.

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

ProProfs

Online learning is one offshoot of this technological wonder. They use some of the best eLearning authoring tools on the market to create engaging online courses. Continue reading to learn what eLearning authoring tools are, their types, examples, major features and so on. What is an eLearning Authoring Tool? As the term implies, an eLearning authoring tool is a software application that you can use to create eLearning content.

Learning Tools – Do these really belong?

eLearning 24-7

First off, Jane Hart put this together from whereas folks voted for the tools they use for learning. That said, there were some curious items on this list, which to me, doesn’t really fly in the world of learning tools. A learning tool, should be well, a form of learning technology, not just a product that is for say e-mail, that is used because we send learning URLs in it, or we take courses on the subject or we can send invites to web conferences in it. .

Best e-Content Development Tools in the Business

Hurix Digital

Rapidly evolving technologies are changing the way we develop and deliver online content. Content authoring tools, also known as e-content development tools, have become a popular means to create digital content.

10 Training Tracking Tool Options To Boost Team Learning

Continu

If you’re in the market for a new learning software provider, a training tracking tool is a must. We’ve broken these out into categories to more easily digest which of these training tracking tools is the best fit. Continu is a training tracking tool that offers a versatile cloud-based interface. It is one of the only LMS companies offering a blended learning tool for both online and classroom training. Mobile-friendly. Content authoring and creation.

Top online learning tools for successful solutions

Elucidat

You’re only as good as your tools. There’s certainly no shortage of great platforms, tools and technology for you to choose from. To make the right choices, you need to know what these tools can deliver. So, here’s our lowdown of the online learning tools you can use for successful digital learning. Our top four types of online learning tool. Let’s take a closer look at each type of tool. Authoring tools. Content curation tools.

6 Steps to a Mobile Mindset: Mobile Learning Basics

Bottom-Line Performance

If you attended ATD TechKnowledge this year, then you might have seen a session about this new thing called The Mobile Mindset. We were excited to see just how ready people are to do something—anything—to get mobile learning started at their organization. I coined the term Mobile Mindset to encompass a broader range of programming and design that’s accessible to all organizations—the ones trying to roll out mobile now and those who still have hurdles to overcome.

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Adapt Hangout lifts the lid on multi-device elearning

Sponge UK

The team behind the award-winning Adapt responsive technology will be answering questions on multi-device elearning at the first ever Adapt Hangout. Adapt is a free and easy to use elearning authoring tool that creates fully responsive, multi-device, HTML5 elearning content using the open source Adapt framework. We’re using the technology to create responsive learning solutions that can meet the needs of large global businesses and their employees.

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

Upside Learning

As per data published by Good Technology in their Good Technology Device Activations Report | Q1 2012 , the iPad 2 averaged 17.7 percent of Good Technology’s enterprise activations. 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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20 Free Online Resources and Software Every Students Should Know

Pinlearn

Massive Open Online Courses, online academies & software have sprung up as the most logical evolutionary entities that can help students focus on self-driven instructions, customized content and resource management. This is a web and mobile application, written in JavaScript by Eli Luberoff. This online resource pool houses many valuable openly licensed textbooks. fxSolver is a mathematical tool developed by a learned-mathematicians and experienced programmers.

Best LMS Features and LMS Tools for Mid-Sized Enterprises

Hurix Digital

The last decade has witnessed dramatic advances in technology. The cloud, social media, eCommerce, and mobile devices have changed everything from the way we shop to the way we access knowledge and to the way we learn. The constantly evolving technological landscape has made it mandatory for organizations to redefine their strategies and processes. While choosing an LMS, ensure that it has the tools necessary to add game-based learning features to your content.

The top 10 elearning LMS platforms & software available right now

Elucidat

But with 2020 seeing more feature-packed software on the market, how do you know which LMS to choose? What is LMS software? LMS software has become an indispensable tool for many L&D departments. How to choose the best LMS software. LMS authoring tools.

10 Best Learning Software in 2020

Ed App

The learning software needs to follow modern technical standards, to be modular, flexible, and scalable (in line with the increase in the number of users) and be in line with the needs of the target group. Gephi is an open-source graph and network analysis tool.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

While following these stories of digital transformation, we’ve discovered many valuable tools and services that are available at no cost in response to Covid-19. So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. 2) Collaboration Tool Offers. NOTE: Although we don’t receive compensation from any of the sources mentioned below, feel free to tell them I sent you. 1) LEARNING TECHNOLOGY OFFERS.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

Steve Jobs once said, ‘Technology is nothing. 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. Adding or changing tools along the way is how elearning businesses grow and evolve. Authoring Tools. 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. Their goal has always been to provide an LMS that is easy to use, doesn’t over complicate the implementation process and keeps up with changing technology. Mobile-friendly. Versatile course creation and management tools.

Top Tools for Creating Good HTML Flashcards

Disprz

Yet, a single technology that integrates all these to package them into a single component, HTML. Considering, a large part of eLearning is consumed via mobile phones these days, building eLearning using HTML has increased. 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.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs. OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud&# and do the same thing. Open Source Product of the Year (i.e.

Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009

Upside Learning

Jane Hart conducts annual surveys of the top 100 learning tools. Her site, Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies , has some wonderful resources on learning tools, social learning, and more. We decided to contribute to the 2009 list by sending in our own list of Top 10 Tools for Learning Professionals. So here’s a list of our favorite tools for creating custom content for clients: 1. MS Word: This is our preferred tool for storyboarding.

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Mobile learning conference #mlearncon: Wrap-up

Challenge to Learn

As you can see Maslo is an open source authoring and publication platform for mLearning. What I don’t like is the fact that it is just for mobile. I do think mobile should be a part of your whole e-learning suite and you should not use a separate program for it. Interesting initiative though and one of the very few open source ones. Again an open source tool, but on the other side of the range.

10 Widely Used Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 and Empower E-learning

CommLab India

As technology evolves the workforce seeks more interactivity and access to learning programs on multiple devices. Smartphones, iPads, and tablets have opened new avenues for learning. But Flash is not compatible with mobile devices and latest browsers. Technology and e-learning experts consider Flash outdated. HTML5 meets the expectations of learners who access online course content from mobile devices and multiple browsers.

Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009

Upside Learning

Jane Hart conducts annual surveys of the top 100 learning tools. Her site, Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies , has some wonderful resources on learning tools, social learning, and more. We decided to contribute to the 2009 list by sending in our own list of Top 10 Tools for Learning Professionals. So here’s a list of our favorite tools for creating custom content for clients: 1. MS Word: This is our preferred tool for storyboarding.

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Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

And with school authorities deciding which eBooks to use for the academic year, students are left with little to no choice but to comply with their institute’s demands. Smartphones, tablets, and laptops had become a permanent requirement along with using technology in the classrooms by this time. Thus, replacing expensive textbooks with technology in the classroom is the right thing to do in the current scenario. Use Open Source eBooks.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered. Emerging Technology (Innovative) – Systems that incorporates innovative features or components ahead of the curve; and it works – clearly the key here. Open Source LMS of the Year. Comes with Jackdraw authoring tool, and in the tool you can use Captivate, Articulate, Camtasia & PowerPoint content. LMS Products of the Year 2010.

My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Sophia Peters provides another interesting post entitled Deciding Between Open Source and Proprietary Software? Proprietary software has closed standards that hinder further development.

‘Mobile learning, just for the sake of it, is definitely not a good idea!’ – Some insights on Mobile Learning

G-Cube

In these times of ‘just-in-time’ learning, mobile learning is fast gaining popularity as a medium for learning across all learner groups. Co-Founder and Director of G-Cube , Kapil brings with him a wealth of experience gathered through extensive work in the area of technology-aided learning – with Indian as well as international clients. Mobile learning is becoming more and more of a reality than just a concept everyday. This would be the next giant-step in mobile learning.

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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. This step also requires planning more than technology.

A Complete Training Portal for Multi-device Mobile Learners

CommLab India

Early training portal technologies were training-centric where learners had to configure their systems according to the training format and therefore, it was difficult and expensive to deliver training in various formats. Now technology has completely changed the approach. Latest technologies are focused on delivering trainings that are learner-centric. Mobile Devices: Mobile devices vary not only in screen size but also in their operating systems.

Confused with learning technologies? Choose your best option

CommLab India

Nowadays technologies are growing very fast and we see new technology launched very often. No doubt the enhanced technology will really improve the performance of existing system. However, you are flooded with a surfeit of technologies to choose from. It is important that you should make use of the latest technologies to build efficiencies and get better ROI. It becomes imperative to use technology to manage both trainings efficiently.

SCORM vs xAPI: The Right Choice For Your e-learning

Wizcabin

SCORM is an essential tool in e-learning as it can be used to create content one time and used without modification on different systems. Experience Application Programming Interface, also known as Tin-Can or xAPI is an open-source API that enables content to interact with the learning system, to track learning experience. xAPI is an essential tool that can help to make a direct link between learners’ performance on the job and their learning experience.

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6 Learning Design Considerations for Mobile Learning

CommLab India

Although e-learning and mobile learning are used synonymously, e-learning content and design cannot be used for m-learning. Additionally, there is a difference in developing content for mobile learning and e-learning. It certainly needs a different approach, which considers the context of learning, how learners use their mobile devices, and what they use it for. So, here are 6 learning design considerations for developing mobile learning. As an assessment tool.

21 top elearning communities

Sponge UK

Technology in Education. Work learn mobile. The Learning and Skills Group (LSG) is an international community of L&D professionals interested in organisational learning and learning technology with 9,000 members.”. The LSG is the official community of the Learning technologies and Leaning and Skills exhibitions, so if those events are on your calendar then this is the group to keep up to date with. Focus : organisational learning, learning technology.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. If emerging technology has taught us anything, it is only a matter of time until it bounces into our space. Augmented reality opens those doors.