Moodle LMS: Hot Potatoes is Now Free!

The E-Learning Curve

Hot Potatoes is now free to use. The learner can ask for a hint in the form of a "free letter" from the answer. As in JQuiz and JCloze, a hint button allows the learner to request a free letter if help is needed.

11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

If you are thinking of creating an educational game but don't want to invest a lot of money, you can try out these free software programs (or free for 30 days in some cases), some are 2D and some are 3D. Panda3D is Open Source and free for any purpose, including commercial ventures.

ID and e-Learning Links (8/25/14)

Experiencing eLearning

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources – The Edublogger. Extensive list of sources for free images, many of which are Creative Commons or public domain. tags: images free creativecommons. Freeware application for creating “action mazes” or branching scenarios. tags: freeware e-learning scenarios branching. eLearning Wiki. Wiki by Kevin Wilcoxon with lengthy articles on learning and training.

Free e-learning: The Top 10 barriers to adoption

From the Coleface

As was revealed last Friday at the e-learning Network, vast numbers of free e-learning tools are available. If there are all these great free tools, why are cost-conscious firms not adopting them faster? Integration with existing systems: the freeware has probably been built to do one job by developers who are unfamiliar with or unconstrained by corporate systems. For some of the most popular tools see Jane Hart’s Directory of Learning Tools.

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Tune-up Your E-Learning Workstation for the New Year

E-learning Uncovered

Freeware maintenance software. The tune-up category of PC software includes free tools as well. When comparing commercial and freeware tune-up suites, be sure to focus on the types of maintenance utilities you are most interested in. A freeware utility might be missing a tool to optimize your solid-state drive, but if that’s not important to you then it’s no loss. It’s a new year, and that means time for resolutions!

Set Variables With Interactive Sliders – Part 5 Additional Resources

Adobe Captivate

The price is right – FREE! And again, it is FREE! Ninite – I did not mention this site in my posts but it is the place I go to get my free downloads. It also strips out any freeware that piggybacks on a lot of free stuff out there. This is the fifth and final part of the series for adding a slider to your project that will update your variables. If you have not seen the first four, you may want to get caught up. Part 1 – Introduction.

Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

DVD VideoSoft’s Free Screen Video Recorder. Free Screen Video Recorder allows you to capture anything on your monitor, including multiple windows, objects, menus and other screen activities. spyware and adware free. 100% freeware software. ad-free products.

Top 10 Tools for Rapid eLearning

Rob Hubbard

We’ve put our heads together and come up with our favourite (mostly free) tools for aiding rapid elearning development. Survey Monkey – free online questionnaires and surveys. Easy and quick to use, beautiful quality, smooth movement and glitch-free.

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

eLearning Brothers

Audacity is a free eLearning tool that you can download and edit your audio. Wink is a freeware for creating tutorials and presentations aimed at instructing how to use software. Guest post by Robert Morris. The upswing of the eLearning industry is showing no signs of slowing down.

Headed to DevLearn? 8 Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss

Knowledge Guru

Learn about the workflow involved from start to final product, including creating and finding free assets, characters, and animations. You will take a look at commercial software and freeware to begin designing VR and 3-D learning environments.

Thoughts on Social Networking

Moodle Journal

Now being a software person, my first reaction was to go looking for some tools, free ones anyway and I found Agna , a superb little piece of Java freeware.

Less Time? Less Money? Think ELearning Authoring Tools

CommLab India

There are however, many freeware and lesser known authoring tools that might just do for you. Just google ‘free e-learning authoring tools’ and you will get a list of latest articles giving recommendations. “See any detour as an opportunity to experience new things.”

5 Easy Ways to Share E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

This free solution only works if you use Articulate Storyline or Studio ‘13. Amazon S3 is a fee-based service but provides a free tier that consists of 5 GB of storage. What you need to do: Download and install Cloudberry Explorer (freeware).

Great Women of Web 2.0 Talk

Kapp Notes

Hot Potatoes is not freeware, but it is free of charge for those working for publicly-funded non-profit-making educational institutions, who make their pages available on the web. I really enjoyed my talk the other night with the Women of the Web 2.0. I had a great time and it is a great group of people to work with. We discussed games and how they can be used in the classroom. And we discussed a number of great web sites from all over so here are a few of the sites we discussed.

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Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

Sometimes circumstances are such that there is no money to spend on tools, and your IT department or personal policies may be such that you are not willing to download freeware. The free tool only allows you to record 30 seconds of audio at a time.

Where are open source learning applications?

Tony Karrer

Think of it as freeware Captivate. * Finally, I'm not really sure that asking about open source right now is as relevant as asking about free software as a service (SaaS) models. Good post by Harold Jarche - Where are open source learning applications?

3 Ways to Create Videos for your Courses

eFront

The biggest challenge eLearning program designers face is acquiring new, copyright free videos for their courses. Several freeware programs are available for video recording, such as HyperCam. Free and trial accounts are available for basic cartoon creation.

Project Management for eLearning Professionals

Integrated Learnings

Some are freeware while others will have fees associated with them. Feel free to share your experiences. By Dean Hawkinson An instructional designer serves many functions in a training initiative, one of which is often project manager. However, we sometimes lose sight of this critical role.

Analysis of ASTD International Conference and Expo 2013

eLearning 24-7

Lots of vendors sponsorships – always nice to see, but I wonder how many people tossed all that stuff out of their free ASTD bags before they went about their business – seriously, I’m wondering. One looked like freeware. EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it. It’s the yearly review of the ASTD International Conference and Expo. Did I get your attention?

Stock Photo Image and Other Media Sources

Tony Karrer

Weird - after posting, I just saw a post in my blog reader from HeyJude - Find free images online - my list! 10 Places to Find Free Image FlickrCC - Bigfoto.com offers pictures from around the world, including America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Pacific. FreeDigitalPhotos.net has over 2000 free images that you can use in commercial and noncommercial work. FreeFoto.com says it is the largest collection of free photographs on the Internet (link back and attribution required).

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Jane Hart’s Top 100 Learning Tools

Jay Cross

This little freeware tool plays just about any video format you can throw at it. It has its limitations, especially if you want to edit multiple tracks, but the output is excellent and it’s free on Macs.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 2

Upside Learning

The release of Google Cloud Connect ensures that you can stay wishy washy and commitment-free. 250+ Places For Free Books Online.

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Review of ASTD International Trade Expo

eLearning 24-7

I would play this at home – too many game based learning solutions look like freeware or the old Atari games from the 80s. They give you the app for free – it comes with the game. With great anticipation I entered the huge expo at ASTD International show earlier this week. Lots of vendors, lots of potential. However with hope comes disappointment, and that disappointment appeared numerous times. There were vendors that had nice LMSs and cool features.

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Embracing The AGILE Method For Great eLearning Results

eFront

Leverage technology, in the form of tools such as JIRA Software systems , some of which, such as Taiga and Freedcamp , are open-source and freeware that you can use without obligation. Agile learning design isn’t really a new phenomenon.

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Knowledge and Learning In The News - 12/7/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Top 10 Freeware Apps for M-Learning - Mobile Learning. Ten of the most useful, free software applications you can use to design and deliver mobile learning. 2006 Industry Report - Training Magazine. The year 2006 was one of growth for the training industry. Most organizations reported healthy increases in their training budgets, with an average budget increase of 7 percent over last year. Today, companies are spending $1,273 per learner on training, including staff salaries.

Google, YouTube, Fonts, & Influencing People

Big Dog, Little Dog

Free Fonts - Fonts Squirrel. Quality freeware that is licensed for commercial work. How Google Is Making Us Smarter - Discover Magazine. Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin?" Most people might answer, "At the skull."

How to Get Your Training Presentation From Good to Great With Images, Audio, and Video

Mindflash

Photo tip (above): Even lacking photos of your own, amateur repositories like and Snapfish and Flickr can be great sources of free images. > Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Mindflash. Photos, sound files and video clips are always great ways to liven up great presentations.