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.

eLearning Cyclops: Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom

eLearning Cyclops

Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom. I just read an article in T&D Magazine titled "Beef Up Your Training Toolbox with Web Tool." The author, Mary E. Green , offered suggestions for how you can use web tools to increase engagement in the traditional classroom. Screencasts - Software trainers, show them how it is done in a screencast that can be shared in the classroom and also accessed later at their convenience. Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom.

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1,000+ Learning & Performance Tools

Jane Hart

Looking for some new ideas for tools to support your work? Here are the links to the pages in my Directory of Learning & Performance Tools , which lists over 1,000 tools in 4 main categories as shown below. Want to add or amend a tool’s details? What are your favourite tools for learning? Voting is now open in this year’s Top Tools for Learning survey. INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS. E-Learning Authoring Tools. CONTENT TOOLS.

Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a table with some tools for social learning, short description of the tool, the best use for social learning for the tool and some examples. Definition of the tool. Best Use of Tool. Wiki software allows users to create, edit and link web pages easily. Wiki software is often used to create collaborative websites. It is so named because of the speed in which wiki software allows someone to update the web site.

An Aha Moment - del.icio.us as Indicator of Valuable Content - Importantly My Content

Tony Karrer

I saw a post by Ray Sims that quoted Bill Ives writing: Putting my blog posts into del.icio.us also allows me to see who else tagged these posts to determine the ones that others found useful enough to tag in del.icio.us. I went back to my post: Activity in Last Six Months to see what Page Views, Time on the Page, Number of Comments and number of del.icio.us Bookmarks might tell me about my top ten posts (counted by page view). Tools 599 0:03:00 8 27 9.

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.

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).

Daily Bookmarks 06/19/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Writing for asynchronous discussion isn’t the same as writing an essay, and the author argues that students who simply post essays to the discussion board should receive good grades. Tool for liveblogging that is actually live–it works like typing an instant message. tags: web2.0 , blog , tools. Nine Notable Uses for Social Bookmarking. Ideas for using social bookmarking for a portfolio, database of people, calendar of events, and more.

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Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

Based on my Aha Moment - del.icio.us That's because I started including pages based on number of del.icio.us bookmarks. Post Views Comments Bookmarks eLearningTechnology 18,308 247 What is eLearning 2.0? Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective 1,655 6 98 Fun Headline Generator 1,503 0 1 Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog 1,500 22 52 Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary 1,147 2 28 Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0

100+ Free E-Learning Tools for Employee Training and Personal Learning

Janet Clarey

Jane Hart and I collaborated on a new report, 100+ Free E-Learning Tools for Employee Training and Personal Learning , and have just now released it. Jane is a Social Media and Learning Advisor and founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT). She is also the author of Jane’s E-Learning Pick of the Day , a blog where she posts a daily item of e-learning interest. After settling on the right tools, they were categorized.

eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course - Part 1

eLearning Cyclops

During this years DevLearn 2011 conference I won the DemoFest award for the Software Systems Training category. Staff required training on using the new application interfaces and learning how to complete Office tasks that have changed in the new and updated Office software. What authoring tools, systems, or technologies did you use to create this project? Social Media included Twitter, Screenr videos, and Diigo social bookmarks. eLearning Cyclops.

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. Just like a typical online course, without the fancy software or specialist skills. Not to mention blogs, wikis, discussion forums and social bookmarks. A touch dramatic, isn’t it?

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Listing of Business and Enterprise 2.0 Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

Listing of Business and Enterprise 2.0

Revolution in Workplace Learning

Clark Quinn

The workshop description is: A Revolution in Workplace Learning Tools such as blogs, wikis, social networks, social bookmarking, and RSS readers are revolutionizing formal and informal workplace learning. methods and tools for yourself and your organization. He is author of the award-winning eLearning Technology blog.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | October 25, 2019

Mike Taylor

Bianca Baumann and I had a great full-day workshop exploring some marketing tools and techniques that can help L&D professionals improve the results they see in their learning programs. The What, Why, & How of Social Bookmarking. Social bookmarking is one of the easiest ways to get started with sharing valuable information. There are so many great ways to tap into the benefits of social bookmarking – both personally and organizationally.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. There are two main types of tools for building a Professional Learning Network: information aggregation and social media connection. Social bookmarking tools (i.e., Social Bookmarking.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. There are two main types of tools for building a Professional Learning Network: information aggregation and social media connection. Social bookmarking tools (i.e., Social Bookmarking.

Raptivity: A Review

The eLearning Coach

Raptivity is a rapid development software tool that comes with a library of pre-built templates, most of which are interactive. You can use Raptivity to create a stand-alone course or you can import the published file into another tool, like Articulate Presenter or Captivate. If Raptivity had a Tabbed Interface, however, users could still have access to the tools and support documentation but the clutter would be gone. Share this on del.icio.us.

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.

Revolution in Workplace Learning

Tony Karrer

The workshop description is: A Revolution in Workplace Learning Tools such as blogs, wikis, social networks, social bookmarking, and RSS readers are revolutionizing formal and informal workplace learning. methods and tools for yourself and your organization. He is author of the award-winning eLearning Technology blog.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary PR 2.0: Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0

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): 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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5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The author has good before and after examples. Play Around with the Software. Compared to building courses in Flash or Authorware, the rapid elearning tools are easy to use. In addition, try to connect with expert users of the software and show them what you’ve done and ask for opinions. It’s a great way get feedback and learn to use the software from expert users. If you use other software, they probably have their own forums. Social Web.

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

Mark Oehlert

Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us Belly laughs, guffaws and chuckles Blogging Books Catch Up Collaboration Conference News Cool Tools Copyright and Patent Gold & BS Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks Culture Current Affairs design e-Learning Resources e-Learning/e-Teaching eco EduPatents eLearning Guild Emerging Tech Errata Ethno/Anthro Film Firefox From the land of "I wonder."

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. 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): 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? 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

Activity in Last Six Months

Tony Karrer

First Time Visitor Guide Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog Rapid eLearning Tools Fun Headline Generator Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective Incredibly Cool! Tools Second Life and Learning Software Simulation eLearning (w/ links to Tools) Captivate File Size Tricks for Software Training via Simulations Do You WANT an LMS?

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

The author(s) have been writing individual articles for months or years. This is fairly wide ranging from traditional courseware kinds of issues to specialized kinds of tools and sites. My background includes things like being the CTO of eHarmony (online marriage matching based on personality profiles and controlled communication) from its launch through their $110M venture round to working on interesting eLearning and tools for companies like Lexus, HP, IBM, etc.

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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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References: eLearning Guild Online Session: How to Integrate Social Networking to Impact Learning and Performance Dec. 13, 2007

Vignettes Learning

Basic 2-3 minutes video on " What is Social Networking " - By CommonCraft What is Social Networking? What is Social Bookmarking?What The Technical Side of Social Networking 2-3 minute video Outsourced Brain P.L.E. Personal Learning Environment Jobs and Careers in Social and Collaborative Learning Digital Natives, What they Do The Future: Amazing Challenges 2-3 minute video Teaching Machines Is Web 2.0 Welcome to the Session.

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 Cyclops: I Saw a Virtual Patient at MedBiquitous

eLearning Cyclops

Several organizations shared the tools used develop these virtual worlds. One, CliniSpace , had a nice interface and from the demo appears to have an easy to use authoring mode. I was also impressed on how authors can quickly add or change scenarios on the fly during a simulation. Labels: e-Learning , HealthCare , Tools. Cool Tools to Liven Up The Classroom. My New Social Bookmarking Tool. eLearning Cyclops.

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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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