Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Everyone loves free, especially with software. Free software should be in a class by itself, because it often rumbles into three areas: 100% free with no watermarks, limited features/capabilities. I already have spoke ad naseum about the pros and cons of any free open source platform, so my criteria on what I feel are the best 10 free open source systems are presented below. Some free open source platforms, offer hosting for an additional fee.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Therefore, as we move forward, we all must consider when, how, and why we integrate the tools that we do into our classrooms. => for Associations Jeff delivers an easy-to-read primer on how to leverage social media tools to expand the learning value that associations deliver.

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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. Tools for Web-Based eLearning Apps.

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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The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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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.

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. Continue reading to learn what eLearning authoring tools are, their types, examples, major features and so on. What is an eLearning Authoring Tool?

Getting Handy With Interactive Enterprise Software Training

Your Training Edge

Enterprise software training has changed. It wasn’t long ago that face-to-face sessions and tools like on-demand video were mainstays. That said, here are several things to keep in mind when creating and managing interactive software training.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

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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. Built in assessment tool, inc.

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.

Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3

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This is ironic, considering that the rapid content authoring tools, LMSs & Learning Portals offer quiz/assessment tools and target the corporate market (and not academia or or not just academia). All these tools are free. Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools. Software in the “Cloud&#. K12, unknown types of questions, can create eportfolios, surveys, mark automatically, modify and share assessments, stats. Download Software.

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20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

With Articulate, you can create interactivity to a presentation by adding slide layers, drag-and-drop interactions, quizzing, screen recording, and software simulation. With iSpring Solutions, you can easily and quickly publish PowerPoint presentations to web-based formats and build adaptive flash-based quizzes and surveys. The Adobe Captivate software helps you create a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML content. Surveys. Survey Monkey.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help!

Learning Visions

Monday, September 21, 2009 eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help! I am working on a presentation in a few weeks about eLearning authoring tools. A high level overview for learning and development types who dont actually use the tools, but want to know whats out there, when you might use it, and some of the pros and cons. Now, Im not much of a tool user myself. Ive got some understanding of tools. This post has been removed by the author.

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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My 10 Ten Tools for Learning

Learning Rocks

Google Search (Personal) Despite the never ending torrent of brilliantly useful stuff that the Big G churns out, it still is barely necessary to append "search" to their name to be clear what you mean when you say Google is a vital tool. Jing (Creating) I've done some horrendous jobs where I have been tasked to sit down and shoot, then edit, hundreds of screens of system sim, in Captivate and Camtasia, and other far less handy tools.

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My 10 Ten Tools for Learning

Learning Rocks

Google Search (Personal) Despite the never ending torrent of brilliantly useful stuff that the Big G churns out, it still is barely necessary to append "search" to their name to be clear what you mean when you say Google is a vital tool. Jing (Creating) I've done some horrendous jobs where I have been tasked to sit down and shoot, then edit, hundreds of screens of system sim, in Captivate and Camtasia, and other far less handy tools.

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

CommLab India

Smartphones, iPads, and tablets have opened new avenues for learning. After knowing the growing importance of HTML5, let’s check the most widely used e-learning authoring tools that provide HTML5 output. Beginners can choose this tool due to its ease of to use.

2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

eLearning 24-7

Two years ago there were some folks who believed that mobile learning where tools, etc. Under this mobile learning misrepresentation, I can tell you that nearly every system out there – can make this argument – because if you can open up Safari and go to the vendor’s web site and then into your SaaS based LMS – then guess what? Click on the app and your default browser opens and off you go. Open Source Commercial. Course authoring tool.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update

Learning Visions

Thursday, January 03, 2008 Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update Over 50 instructional designers have now responded to the survey: Do You Have a Degree in ID? View the latest survey results here. The degree opens many doors but thats about it.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid Authoring Tools Speed Dating

Learning Visions

Friday, February 16, 2007 Rapid Authoring Tools Speed Dating Check out the Engage presentation done by the folks over at Kineo: Rapid Authoring Tools Speed Dating. I thought the Experience Builders simulation tool somewhat intriguing. Posted by Cammy Bean at 3:47 PM Labels: authoring tools , kineo , rapid e-learning 2comments: Betsysaid. Take the Survey! Rapid Authoring Tools Speed Dating eLearning Technology: What is eLearning 2.0?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo e-Learning Development Survey

Learning Visions

Monday, November 02, 2009 Kineo e-Learning Development Survey We have already gotten over 100 responses to our survey. Take the Survey! 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.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Network Instructional Designers Survey

Learning Visions

Monday, March 23, 2009 eLearning Network Instructional Designers Survey As Instructional Designers, it appears were a wide-ranging lot. Clive Shepherd tweeted about a survey recently done by the eLearning Network , a non-profit eLearning community based out of the UK. This survey shows that in addition to design, IDs also: project manage (82%) [me too!] use authoring tools (55%) do graphic design (41%) do testing (55%) [me too!] Take the Survey!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Survey

Learning Visions

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Instructional Designers Survey My friend Robin is working on his Masters Degree in Instructional Design at the University of Massachusetts. For his thesis, hes thinking about tools and processes to better support the ID process. Hes come up with a couple of surveys to help him gather more grist for his mill. Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:40 AM Labels: instructional design , survey 3comments: ID Student said. Take the Survey!

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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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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with Formal Training: Survey Update

Learning Visions

Thursday, April 10, 2008 Instructional Designers with Formal Training: Survey Update As of today, over 119 responses to the ongoing survey Instructional Designers: Do You Have An Advanced Degree? The survey remains open indefinitely. Take the Survey!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with Degrees: Latest Survey Results

Learning Visions

Monday, February 11, 2008 Instructional Designers with Degrees: Latest Survey Results Since I last reported the results of the survey asking practicing instructional designers if they have an advanced degree in ID, the picture has shifted slightly. As of today, 86 instructional designers have responded to the survey: Do You Have a Degree in ID? View the latest survey results here. Take the Survey!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart

Learning Visions

Thursday, July 26, 2007 My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart Jane Hart asked me to add my own top ten list to the mix. For the most part, I like tools that are easy to use, easy to learn, look good, and create good-looking output. But I like to use it as a simple wireframe tool.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

Friday, December 19, 2008 Best Practices for Software Training? This has been the year of software training. Weve taken scenario-based approaches, so the learner can sit with an expert and watch how he does his job using the software. Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Guild Content Authoring Research Report

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 E-Learning Guild Content Authoring Research Report Research report by the e-Learning Guild. Results of a survey from 2005. Provides interesting statistics about authoring tools and use within corporate training depts. Take the Survey! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Name That Tool

Learning Visions

Friday, May 01, 2009 Name That Tool I just got a FaceBook query from someone and I thought you all could help: Im looking for a tool you might have come across, but I dont even know what product/programming group it belongs to. So if you say, yes I have signoff authority for travel vouchers, I could tell this tool to mark four courses. What tool do you think hes looking for? Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 My Top Ten Tools for 2009 Cammys Top 10 Tools of 2009 These are my favorite tools in support of my own learning adventures. Not only is Twitter great for the occasional laugh, but also a great source of information and links. I usually have between five and ten tabs open -- my rather imperfect way of maintaining my reading list. But I like to use it as a simple wireframe tool. What tools do you use? (I Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Survey -- Whats Your Demographic?

Learning Visions

Friday, October 12, 2007 New Survey -- Whats Your Demographic? Youll have to come visit the blog to respond to the new survey. All survey responses are completely and utterly confidential!) Take the Survey! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Because people are wondering. How old are all of you? Some of you call yourselves gamers. Some of you have been in Second Life.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Tools

Learning Visions

Friday, June 08, 2007 Instructional Designers Tools Theres been a good conversation going on over at Christy Tuckers Experiencing E-Learning blog about instructional design. Christy has been writing about how to get started in instructional design and what technology tools you might need. Rapid e-Learning tools, like Articulate , change the amount of actual technical skill an ID would need within such a group. Take the Survey!

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

eLearning 24-7

In my latest directory, 393 LMS vendors – global, of which 34 or so are open source systems. With the mass number of companies in the space, and with organziations (albeit still heavily education driven) using open source systems tailored specifically for them, a counterweight is logical. Content Authoring tool, Assessment tool and surveys/quizzes. The assessment tool, is commonly solid in these systems.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with ID Degrees? Survey Results.

Learning Visions

Survey Results. I havent posted in ages (hoping this will start to change as my work-life settles back in), but responses are still coming in to my survey. As of today, 166 instructional designers have responded to the survey: Do You Have a Degree in ID? Take the survey now. View the latest survey results here. Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:52 AM Labels: instructional design , survey 4comments: christytucker said. My survey is highly flawed. Survey R.

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