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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. =>

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

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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.

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.

Where I’m Speaking in 2021

Experiencing eLearning

You can watch a recording of an earlier version of this presentation. 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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

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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.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Portfolios

Learning Visions

Thursday, August 02, 2007 Online Portfolios Jennifer Madrell shows us a great example of an online portofolio , which she calls a "svelte and sparkly version of this blog - that is a requirement and capstone project at Indiana University." Shes included samples of wikis and courses she has created, links to podcasts, references and her resume. What tools did you use to create it? A wiki tool?

THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO DEVELOPING ONLINE LEARNING

Spark Your Interest

Similarly, different language versions are common to include. 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, different versions of a course could be created for customers, employees, or service providers. For example, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are often free versions of university offerings.

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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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.

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. That version will be recorded, and I’ll post the video in early April.

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

eLearning 24-7

Well, a lot has been happening in the past three months, from SaaS driven to talent management to course authoring to name changes and everything in between. Equally of interest, are the increase in open source systems that offer for a fee, hosting on their own servers, rather than on yours. In some cases it is merely opening up the browser window, after you click on the app – which is self defeating the purpose of an app. Open Source Systems.

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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.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

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By doing so, you will: Keep yourself up-to- date with the new software, technologies, and trends relative to corporate e-learning and e-learning in general. Update 11/23/2010: suggested by Ellen ) eLearning Pulse is an independent online community focused on serving learning and technology professionals, from instructional designers to software developers to project managers. blogs and podcasts), & continuous professional development. to version 3.6.6

How to use ActiveCampaign with Your Online Course or Training Based Membership Website with Kay Peacey of Slick Business

LifterLMS

Many online course creators struggle to find the best automation tool for their business. One huge challenge people face with CRM tools and WordPress tech tools in general is untangling all of the automations they’ve set up as they were trying to get their first sales.

Top 18 Incredible Resources on Using QR Codes in E-Learning & M-Learning

Learnnovators

Today, when we are contemplating on a design for a mobile learning solution for one of our clients to help make their product unpacking and commissioning processes effortless, we set out on a journey to explore and learn more about this wonderful tool. The technology behind QR Codes is available as open source. This makes this technology a favourable and the most viable option compared to other proprietary tools. QR Code-Based Tools.

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

Mark Oehlert

Maybe itd be really cool if the authors, Marta C. Maybe itd be cool if nature could explain why it needs $32 freaking dollars from me for an electronic version of an article that must have already been paid for by their subscribers and for which the marginal cost is ZERO. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Firefox 3 not loved by Corp. IT, Not that it matters. Main | Get Social, Get Game and Get Learning!

Webinar Q&A: Empowering Continuous Learning with the Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API

Answer: xAPI allows for learners to be identified by email address, Open ID or an account on some system, such as an LMS. For privacy reasons, a hashed version of the email address can also be used. Open Source LRS. Is there an open source LRS? Answer: There’s four different Open Source LRSs that I’m aware of: Learning Locker , ADL LRS , lxHive and TinMan. Does data show learners are actually using the tracking tools?

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From Corporate Training in a Company to Independent Course Creator with Kurt Von Ahnen from Mañana No Mas

LifterLMS

LMScast is the number one podcast for course creators just like you. I’m the co-founder of the most powerful tool for building, selling, and protecting engaging online courses called LifterLMS. I jumped in with Moodle because it was open source and ran with that.

TOP 18 INCREDIBLE RESOURCES ON USING QR CODES IN E-LEARNING & M-LEARNING

Learnnovators

Today, when we are contemplating on a design for a mobile learning solution for one of our clients to help make their product unpacking and commissioning processes effortless, we set out on a journey to explore and learn more about this wonderful tool. The technology behind QR Codes is available as open source. This makes this technology a favourable and the most viable option compared to other proprietary tools. QR Code-Based Tools.

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

Mark Oehlert

It can NOT be updated to version 1.2. It does NOT rely on a particular OS or even give a crap about what version of the Web we happen to on. 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.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Spark Your Interest , June 3, 2010 June’s BQ is… “what tools should we learn?&#. The Return on Peer Review - elearnspace , June 14, 2010 Martin Weller – a long time advocate for openness in education, demonstrating through practice rather than hype – discusses the return on peer review : Peer-review is one of the great unseen tasks performed by academics. All software below is free. Rapid E-Learning Course Software. What tools should we learn?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Games for Girls.

Learning Visions

This week I listened to Brent Shlenkers recent podcast with David Williamson Shaffer author of "How Computer Games Help Children Learn". The CTO of my company recently had everyone download a trial version of WOW so we could play during lunch. According to David Williams Shaffer , Wii’s are opening up a whole new market of gamers–I’ve had several colleagues who say their spouses NEVER played games with them until the Wii.

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

Mark Oehlert

" 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., has just announced that with the latest version of it's LCMS instructional designers can kick-start iPhone courseware development.

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

Mark Oehlert

This sounds familiar: "Not long ago, one of the authors of this article was asked to lead aU.S. " **I should also say kudos to strategy+business for while they do require registration to read this full article online, the full PDF version is freely available with no registration. 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? Uranium Ore on eBay.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Lets go ahead and solve the future of publishing right now.

Mark Oehlert

My favs include the new edition that includes like maybe a new chapter and obsoletes every used version out there so either you cant sell a book or you cant buy used but have to buy new. Im struck also by the announcement that the new version of the Kindle from Amazon.com is coming soon. There is also a discussion going on at Tony Karrers blog , about a more open textbook creation model.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

Learning Visions

Sales people cant remember all the products -- can you provide a quick tool to find the right product for a customer? You can listen to a podcast, get your data -- and then connect to the Internet to find the URL thats mentioned in the podcast. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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.

Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

It’s a BarCamp, the Open Source Version of a Conference. Giving a presentation is open to anyone, and encouraged! Response 13 Interaction; good web conferencing software, audio and video elements, whiteboards, diverse contributions. Response 31 high-quality participants with buying authority. Response 13 Crap software, terrible comms ie having to load software like webex and then make an international phone call.