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

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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. =>

An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development

The E-Learning Curve

As I'm in the process of updating my website ’s Learning Content Management System (LCMS), I though it would be interesting to discuss open source environments, and how they can be implemented in an e-learning content development ecosystem. Context When I began developing my website and blog, I decided to use an open standards approach during the course of their initial development, as much for philosophical as for financial or any other reasons. MySQL - database software.

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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

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.

10 Web Hr Software

Ed App

There are a lot of reasons to use online HR software. Furthermore, we’ll only be considering free software. With that said, let’s start our analysis of online HR software. Best Web Hr Software – EdApp. Web Hr Software #2 – Bitrix4. Content authoring.

Podcast 32: Building a Customer Education Business Case – With Bill Cushard of Learndot

Talented Learning

To find out more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. With more than 160 episodes of his own podcast, Helping Sells , he is one of the best-known experts in this field.

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.

Where I’m Speaking in 2021

Experiencing eLearning

By the end of this session, you’ll have a streamlined process for planning, designing, writing, and prototyping branching scenarios that you can then build in any authoring tool you want. Most development tools are built primarily for creating linear content.

Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. And coincidentally, that was the year of the MOOC ( massively open online course ), with platforms like edX and Coursera getting a lot of traction. The same way that writing skills aren’t just for authors. That’s basically an open-source programming language used in data analysis.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

So far in this series of posts about Podcasting for E-Learning from the E-Learning Curve Blog , I've covered a lot of material, including: A Brief History of Audio in Education The Four 'P's' of narration Introduction to Audio Production Digital Audio Basics Now, it's time to look in some depth at editing and producing podcast content. As I discussed last time, non-linear editing applications are media editing tools which can randomly access the source material - and that’s it.

Chuck Lorenz on Adapt – Sponge UK Elearning Podcast

Sponge UK

We spoke to him to find out why it’s one of the most talked about new elearning authoring technologies. If you’re not familiar with Adapt it’s a set of free, open source tools that allow anyone to create responsive elearning content. 03:38 – Are there any alternative open source authoring tools out there? Ways to listen to the Sponge UK elearning podcast. Uncategorized multi-device podcast

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

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. Each tool fulfills at least one of these criteria: encourages collaboration; enables user-generated content or input; provides a way to share; and facilitates informal or formal learning. Category: Podcasts. Although podcasts are a one-way form of communication, they enable the creation of user-generated content.

Podcasting to Accelerate Sales for Course Creators with Craig Hewitt from Castos

LifterLMS

Learn how to use podcasting to accelerate sales for course creators with Craig Hewitt from Castos in this LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Starting a podcast is all about getting into the habit and building up a portfolio. I’m joined by a special guest, another podcaster.

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My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. 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.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Audio Editing + Audacity

The E-Learning Curve

Previously in this series of E-Learning Curve Blog posts about Podcasting for E-Learning, I discussed downloading and installing the open source audio editor called Audacity. I chose Audacity because it’s free (as in speech), it’s available for Linux/Unix, Mac OS and various Windows operating systems, and most importantly, it’s a very impressive media editing tool.

CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

Today, CMSs are appearing with the above, but may include workflows, collaboration tools, web site search, document repositories, records management, digital asset management, compliance and social media. And, with the costs of a LCMS or even some CMSs, you might want to seek out the open source – FREE way. Unless you plan to add some APIs (since they are open source, you could) to create reports on some data or do robust data collection, it is not going to happen.

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

eLearning Brothers

This open source toolkit enables you to produce interactive learning materials in a productive online environment. Audacity is a free eLearning tool that you can download and edit your audio. This website enables you to collaborate with authors and editors from different areas of study, so you can rely on their experience, expertise, and creativity to come up with the best content for your eLearning project. E-Learning Authoring Tool.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson Another good podcast from the folks at Kineo : an interview with Stephen Walsh (Kineo) and Gabe Anderson ( Articulate ). Next generation of Articulate tools -- and where rapid e-learning tools are going (less linear, more interactivity, more branching, integrated quizzes, more human element with characters, more flexibility in general to help folks think "outside of the PowerPoint box").

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

In addition to publishing weekly blog posts , we also produce monthly webinars and regular podcast interviews with experts from across the extended enterprise learning realm. Top 3 Podcasts of 2019. 2 Why Corporations Choose Open Source Learning Systems – with Brian Carlson.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic

Learning Visions

Friday, May 04, 2007 New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic Another new rapid e-Learning tool, this from Epic (UK). From the press release: Its important to remember, however, that as with any tool, you only get out what you put in. To makes sure that clients get the most out of Rapid Create, or from any other authoring tool they may select, Epic also provides training and capability building to ensure internal teams are skilled-up in creating effective e-learning.

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. I have seen continued interest and downloads for open source AR tool kits. Augmented reality opens those doors.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

Accepts any courses built in any content authoring tools that are SCORM & AICC compliant – so you can upload and sell your courses that you built in Articulate, Captivate, even open source authoring tools (but they must be standards compliant). Especially, when they are building the course in a rapid content authoring tool. Something like my 3rd party content authoring tool. You open the product.

Best LMS For Teaching Courses Online

Academy of Mine

As we discuss in the podcast below, sometimes all you need is the digital equivalent of two chairs and a table. You can listen to the full 40 minute podcast here. With us, you can sell and make money from your online course software. Sakai : Another open source option is Sakai.

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Learning at Large Ep4: Decentralizing L&D to support a successful learning culture

Elucidat

Subscribe to Learning at Large: Or search for “Learning at Large” on your podcast player of choice. Podcast transcript. This learning platform is an open source technology that is now used by 1,700 organizations around the world. It’s about freedom, and that freedom is delivered through having an open flexible technology, or framework or structure, that allows you to innovate around that. larshyland on the #LearningatLarge podcast.

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?

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 2, 2020

Mike Taylor

This article takes a quick look at how mathematics is not the ultimate source of design truth. The authors rightly claim that this calls into doubt the conventional wisdom that you need video support. Podcasts. Tools, Tips & Resources.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment): Open source learning platform mostly implemented in education settings. One of the main benefits of open source platforms like Moodle is that they’re free and can be highly customized. Open source software: Software for which the source code is publicly available for use and development free of charge. Last week, we decoded tongue-twisting eLearning terms from A-L.

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

G-Cube

For instance, PowerPoint is a tool most SMEs are familiar with and content templates can be developed using this tool. With the help of rapid development tools like Articulate Storyline, a PPT can be easily converted to an e-module – reducing development time considerably. Instead of creating expensive and time consuming glitzy animations, keep it simple with everyday tools like MS Powerpoint. Rapid authoring tools can be successfully utilized to achieve this quickly.

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THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO DEVELOPING ONLINE LEARNING

Spark Your Interest

Modern e-learning tools have built-in language options and straight-forward translation capabilities. For example, pilot training, hospital surgery or real-time software application. For example, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are often free versions of university offerings. Performance support is tools used to help apply learning to the task. For example, a wizard or a virtual guide is an online learning tool used to support performance. Authoring Tools.

23 Free eLearning Resources Loved by L&D Teams

gomo learning

Continuing on the theme of saving eLearning designers time and money , the Gomo team has been sifting through the internet’s many libraries of free and open-source images, videos, sound files, fonts, templates, and software.

The Evolution of the “Common eLearning Man”

eLearning Brothers

The turn of the millennium brought upgraded technologies, software, and methodologies. Social networks and open source content were introduced and wildly accepted. The eLearning development process improved, but rapid development tools were in high demand. The Rapid eLearning Tools Era. From 2006-2010, rapid eLearning tools became the standard in the market. More tools and technology were introduced to aid in the eLearning process.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Interview with Tony Karrer on Informal and Social Learning

Learning Visions

Thursday, October 01, 2009 Interview with Tony Karrer on Informal and Social Learning Be sure to listen to the latest Kineo podcast with Dr. Tony Karrer. Beachward Bound Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions My Summer ID Reading List ► June (3) eLearning Authoring Tools Mindmap The Two Faces of ePortfolios The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator ► May (9) Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Inside the “Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion” This free collection of LMS selection resources includes: PODCASTS – “Hot topic” interviews with business-minded learning practitioners and innovators on The Talented Learning Show. PODCASTS. 5) Why pick open source as an extended enterprise learning foundation? Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara.

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.

On the Horizon

Experiencing eLearning

Process: October: open up to the advisory board. brainstorming: lots of wikis, blogs, social networking, audio/podcasts. Games as Learning Tools: Kids have always used games, but school hasn’t recognized play for learning. Visualization: Tools make it easier to understand information and relationships between concepts. Look at financial tools like Mint or Wesabe that make it easy to visualize your spending trends. Tagging tools.

Upcoming Events Spring 2020

Experiencing eLearning

Register so you can join live or watch the site for the recording (members only) and podcast. Many of these strategies can be used regardless of what development tool you use. I will be presenting at several upcoming events in the next few months.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning

Learning Visions

Nice synthesis of many of the conversations that have been floating around about the role of SMEs and all these great content creation tools that empower non-programmers to create e-Learning, including this one here which had a good comment thread. Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry Don't Be a Tyrant! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Using WordPress and LifterLMS to Deploy the Course Marketplace Business Model with Adrian Nutiu

LifterLMS

Learn about the process of using WordPress and LifterLMS to deploy the course marketplace business model with Adrian Nutiu in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett from LifterLMS. To get to my journey, my journey, I’m a big believer in open source.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary PR 2.0: Second Life is not a teaching tool Tool Set 2009 New Design for My Smile Sheet The art of changing the brain Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course Social Media makes this course stand out Should All Learning Professionals Be Blogging?

19 Powerful Ways That Small Businesses Can Benefit From Thinkific

Spark Your Interest

Thinkific is a software platform that helps entrepreneurs to create, market, sell, and deliver their own online courses. The management of all your students can be easily handled with a user-friendly tool. But of more importance is that they are an instructionally sound tool.