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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.

Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

One of the areas that always gain interest and usage are open source systems, that is to say, free open source code (some are not), to which any organization, company, educational setting, government and so forth can build their own system (often noted as home-grown) and do what they wish with it.

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Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

Open source software is a great example. 10 years ago we would occasionally cross paths with corporate LMS buyers who were evaluating commercial systems side-by-side with open source platforms. Historically, commercial software vendors dominated this segment.

Why EasyGenerator isn’t open source

Challenge to Learn

One of them: open source. The question was: should EasyGenerator become open source or should it stay proprietary. In the end we decided not to go for the open source model en in this blog I will try to explain why. Note: With open source software you share the source code of your software with everybody and everybody can contribute to it. My open source experience is therefore mainly based on these three.

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. Ithaka S+R monitors and assesses the quality of courses on various MOOC platforms. Before delving into the details of best open-source eLearning software and MOOC platforms, let me mention a few stats that would help you have a chuckle: To launch edX, Harvard and MIT invested a whopping $60 million. That’s why they are generally offered by an authorized educational institute or platform.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront [1] but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

Three Things Learning Practitioners Can Learn from the Open Source Community

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

So, what can we, as learning practitioners, learn from the open source community? If there were a way of openly sharing small pieces of content for repurposing and reuse, with due acknowledgement to the author, it would help build high quality curricula faster. Open source community boasts of several collective accomplishments in the field of software. learning professionals open source strategy

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts.

4 Reasons Why I Contribute to Open Source Projects

Appsembler

This post was written by Omar Al-Ithawi, a software engineer at Appsembler based out of Amman, Jordan. — Contributing to open source software is typically considered to be about 3x more difficult due to the extra effort required to make a feature or bug-fix useable for the broader community. Another cost factor is the time and effort it takes to make the code contribution pass the quality checks and code reviews. About the Author.

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

G-Cube

Therefore, the scope of using eLearning authoring tools is continuously on the rise for eLearning development, thereby reducing costs and saving time. There are several rapid authoring tools which help to create interactive online courses. It is a desktop-based authoring tool compatible with both Windows and Mac. Features including seamless mobile support and geo-location ensure optimal quality learning experience for intended learners.

9 Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison and Review

Elucidat

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. Whether you are a sole author or need to collaborate with a wider team.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

– 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. Objects, Triggers, Conditions, Layers and more – For authoring folks who either have the skill set, or have hit the top of their product and want to push forward – more authoring tools are embracing those feature sets. It should exist in every authoring tool. . . .

Top 11 eLearning software tools to make your courses shine

TalentLMS

Luckily, there’s eLearning authoring software for that. Because an eLearning authoring tool can help you create cool online courses fast — and without breaking the bank. In this post, we’re taking a look at 11 content authoring tools to make your courses shine.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. =>

Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

HTML5 is one of the main tools used by eLearning professionals, mainly because of its versatility and flexibility. There are several HTML5 eLearning authoring tools available for developers. In the continuation, you will find a list of the top 10 tools you can start using with ease. This online tool enables you to create basic, but effective courses and lessons. In addition to Zenler Studio, the developers also offer a web-based Zenler tool.

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.

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. Streamlined tools for easy workflows. Performance tools.

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. .

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning - Mobile

– 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. A multimedia authoring tool that goes beyond Flash and builds applications based on HTML5, Javascript, jQuery and CSS3 and works well on iOS and Android devices, and the latest HTML5-compatible browsers. iBooks Author.

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Best e-Content Development Tools in the Business

Hurix Digital

Content authoring tools, also known as e-content development tools, have become a popular means to create digital content. Instructional designers use these tools to create training material for employees and also educational content for K-12 and higher education.

Top 8 eBook Creation Software for Windows

Kitaboo

The rise in popularity of eBooks has also led to an explosion of new eBook creation software for Windows, Android and other operating systems that make it super convenient to create a full-fledged eBook. Top 8 eBook Creation Software for Windows 1.

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.

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. The Adobe Captivate software helps you create a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML content. You can create high-quality product demos with the capture-as-a-video workflow. Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.

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.

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. Responsive design helps your e-learning course content rearrange itself when opened on any device, irrespective of the screen size. Incorporating videos, quizzes, surveys, and other interactive features in slides becomes easy with this tool.

The 19 Best Employee Online Training Software (A Comparison Guide)

learnWorlds

What if I told you that with the right development programs and authoring tools, you can achieve great employee training management? In this article, you will learn how to take your online employee training to the next level with HR software and even sell online training courses.

10 free 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 free HR software. One place that has free HR software is EdApp, such as its course on the Benefits of Corporate Team Building.

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 online resource pool houses many valuable openly licensed textbooks. fxSolver is a mathematical tool developed by a learned-mathematicians and experienced programmers. This software lets you solve engineering and scientific equations.

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.

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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The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 2

TalentLMS

In our previous installment of this series we suggested 6 of the most essential tools for online employee training, focusing mainly on the kind of tools that you’ll need for content creation-related tasks. In this post we’ll suggest tools that can help you with designing and managing your courses. Excel as a tool for online training you might ask? And with this, we conclude our listing of the 10 most used and useful online employee training tools.

10 best LMS software of 2020

Ed App

In this way, LMS is seen as a catalytic tool that can change processes, break down barriers, provide access, support mobility, increase personalization, give more flexibility in time and space, support intercultural dialogue, strengthen social cohesion, enable collaborations, and much more.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). With the growing popularity of Flash for elearning, many elearning vendors developed their Rapid authoring tools which were aimed to publish Flash based elearning content without requiring major programming. Should you be using rapid authoring tools?

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). With the growing popularity of Flash for elearning, many elearning vendors developed their Rapid authoring tools which were aimed to publish Flash based elearning content without requiring major programming.

Open Source E-learning Development 2: Image Manipulation

The E-Learning Curve

I’m still researching this topic: there are many sources to reference and data to be interpreted – and of course, the socio-economic landscape is still changing apace. Now read on… The second open environment authoring tool highlighted in this series is an image editing application. The GNU Image Manipulation Program , or GIMP, is an open source graphics editor that is available for Linux, Windows, and OS X.

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. Podcasts are fairly easy for anyone to make and with the free downloadable software, Audacity , it becomes an inexpensive option. Google Collaboration Tools.

Top 6 Cornerstone Alternatives and Cornerstone Competitors in 2020!

Paradiso

Cornerstone offers outstanding features such as SCORM compliance , blended learning, gamification, built-in course authoring, synchronous and asynchronous learning, mobile learning, and much more. Docebo is a software used as a full training tool for service learning platforms.

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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Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). With the growing popularity of Flash for elearning, many elearning vendors developed their Rapid authoring tools which were aimed to publish Flash based elearning content without requiring major programming. Should you be using rapid authoring tools?

Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

Even Audacity, where the quality of output is indistinguishable from paid for alternatives, is still not the tool of choice with pros. At the same time, our industry is in the thrall of FOSS software - the most obvious of which is Moodle. Perhaps the more forward local authorities will share this via Learning Pool (I think that's them) but not all will. I've just trawled through the working and reworking of ideas spawned by Chris Anderson's book Free.