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

Experiencing eLearning

Freeware application for creating “action mazes” or branching scenarios. tags: freeware e-learning scenarios branching. 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. eLearning Wiki. Wiki by Kevin Wilcoxon with lengthy articles on learning and training.

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

eLearning Brothers

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.

Trending Sources

Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

100% freeware software. Ezvid is freeware video and screen capture software. Videos are excellent tools for visual and auditory learners. They can be used to: demonstrate processes step-by-step in a tutorial.

Moodle LMS: Hot Potatoes is Now Free!

The E-Learning Curve

Tags: plugin Moodle hot potatoes content development question freeware criterion test

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

Kapp Notes

Game Maker comes preloaded with a collection of freeware images and sounds to get you started.

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’s time once again to contribute to Jane Hart’s annual survey of tools for learning. I was the first person to take part in this project some nine years ago and now it’s an annual ritual.

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. Audio can add a great deal to the quality of your course.

3 Ways to Create Videos for your Courses

eFront

Several freeware programs are available for video recording, such as HyperCam. Videos are perhaps the most sought after multimedia format in the eLearning world. Without videos, we feel we are missing real action!

Project Management for eLearning Professionals

Integrated Learnings

Some are freeware while others will have fees associated with them. 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. In a lot of cases, we are managing a team of people to create an end product, and we rely on several project team members to accomplish actions that enable us to create the instructional materials.

Corporate University: The Learning Management System

Your Training Edge

But if you do not have an LMS, the setup phase of your corporate university is the time to buy, build, or “freeware” a system. There are LMSs that are offered as “freeware”, such as Moodle.

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.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye LMSs

eLearning 24-7

It looks like freeware. One of the things many people do not know about the infamous Beverly Hills is that there used to be a town crier (you know some dude dressed up in some coat with tails) who would welcome people as they drove into the area – specifically rodeo drive. . I’m not sure if he is still there, I never pay attention as I zoom into the area – after all who has time to listen to some guy dressed in special garb, but I digress.

Top 10 Tools for Rapid eLearning

Rob Hubbard

GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) – fantastically named piece of freeware that works on most operating systems for photo retouching, image composition and authoring. by Tess Robinson, Director, LearningAge Solutions.

Characters for eLearning

eLearning Blender

I am working on an eLearning project where I will be using a character that will be the learners tutor throughout the module.

IT Comes up Huge!

eLearning Blender

Last week my chances of getting a Wiki installed behind the firewall were looking terrible. I actually refocused on hosted solutions because the notion of installing MediaWiki behind the firewall was shot out of the water at first.

Custom Reports in Moodle

eLearning Blender

This week I had some time to moodle around in Moodle. I really haven't dug too deep until now so this was definitely an eye opener. I didn't realize how easy it was to set up. One thing that did trip me up though is customizing reports. Moodle has some great standard reports but it doesn't appear to be too easy to customize them.

Just in the nick of time!

eLearning Blender

Just as I was looking into purchasing Camtasia Studio by Tech Smith I came across a blog posting on Tony Karrer's eLearning Technology blog just in the nick of time. Tony posted links to free downloads of Snag It and Camtasia. I have been a long time user of Snag It and love it for screen shots. It is very handy for creating software training materials. I recently used the demo version of Camtasia to complete a software simulation project and it worked out great.

Analysis of ASTD International Conference and Expo 2013

eLearning 24-7

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? If I did, then you might be one of the folks still standing in line at the Starbucks at the convention center. If you are, don’t worry the $5 pumpkin loaf is still available. Well, this year’s show had all the fun and excitement you can expect in the biggest training conference event of the year.

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. 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. There were some very slick products. Yet, overall the show was Lame.

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

Mindflash

You may have to convert – downloadable shareware and freeware converters are plentiful – particularly if your content was recorded on a smartphone with a proprietary format. Photos, sound files and video clips are always great ways to liven up great presentations.

Daily Bookmarks 03/16/2008

Experiencing eLearning

tags: freeware , graphics , tools. Connectivism Blog > Pedagogy First? Whatever. Annotated. tags: connectivism , context , pedagogy , technology. George Siemens argues that rather than starting with pedagogy for making instructional decisions, we should start with context. He recommends choosing the technology first, then the pedagogy to match, partly because “sound pedagogy&# is an ambiguous target.

Dispatch from the Digital Frontier: The Mechanics of Social Learning Networks for 9th Graders (Part 3) by Anne Derryberry

Learning Solutions Magazine

Identifying – and assembling – the right set of freeware tools to provide the infrastructure that will spawn an active social learning network among a class of mid-performing 9th graders was like being back in grad school.”. “Determining the right technology package for a learning solution can be challenging under any circumstances.

Teaching and learning C online

Moodle Journal

If the institute make use of a licensed product, as we do, then students either have to purchase it, or make use of a freeware or trial version. This year in both our FE and HE programmes in Software Development, I am using C as the principle language.

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

E-learning Uncovered

Freeware maintenance software. 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. Be sure to check the license agreement carefully for a freeware product, especially if it is for business use so you can be sure you are in compliance.

Game Changing Training

Your Training Edge

This software differs from freeware and shareware and can be defined as both the idea and application of making program source code openly accessible. My last posts have been quite learner oriented, while this post talks about corporate trainers and development professionals.

Wink screencasts, Google Co-Op, and eContent

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Its Windows only, but at least its freeware. Rich Hoeg, author of the eContent blog , sent me some links that I think are worth sharing. My favorite is a link to his post showing some Engineering Domain searches Rich created with Google Co-Op. Wink is a very cool little screencapture tool I've never heard of before. Thanks for sharing, Rich! This is some great new stuff

Question: Tracking CBTs

Experiencing eLearning

My experience has mostly been in higher ed, so I’ve always needed to do grading or more tracking than what this reader needs: I am the sole person involved with e-Learning in my branch, and I am mostly limited to using freeware. A reader asked a question that I’m not really sure how to answer.

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.

Free e-learning: The Top 10 barriers to adoption

From the Coleface

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. As was revealed last Friday at the e-learning Network, vast numbers of free e-learning tools are available. For some of the most popular tools see Jane Hart’s Directory of Learning Tools. If there are all these great free tools, why are cost-conscious firms not adopting them faster?

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.

Where are open source learning applications?

Tony Karrer

Think of it as freeware Captivate. * Good post by Harold Jarche - Where are open source learning applications?

eLearning Learning Widget

eLearning Blender

Diving into this widget I was surprised how often I talk about and research freeware. In a previous post I mentioned a new eLearning community I am taking part in called eLearning Learning. If you haven't already, you really should check out this site. Dr. Tony Karrer has really done some amazing things with the keyword widget making it easy to dig deep into a research topic. You can actually dive in right here from my blog.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

Joe Deegan - Blender - Training Solutions Freeware , ILT , SWF , ROI , Wondershare , PowerCONVERTER , Adobe Captivate , Photoshop , SharePoint ( SharePoint Examples - Joe, can you help me?) We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. You can see the first feature by visiting the site and clicking around on terms.