Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. Are you familiar with the learning styles ?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. I was pointed in the direction of a good article on learning styles from Harold Stolovich via Guy Wallace. A Critique of Learning Styles American Educator (Fall 1999) American Federation of Teachers.

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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. =>

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, May 10, 2007 Learning Styles In 1996, when I first started working as an "instructional designer", I was taught about learning styles. In the context of e-Learning (back then it was just plain old CBT), this meant you had audio/video on the screen with timed text bullets. Obviously, there is diversity in learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: TIPP Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 31, 2006 TIPP Learning Styles Last week, all of the instructors at the school where I teach had to take an online test to assess our learning styles. The idea is that as learners, all of us have elements of these styles when we learn, although some will be stronger than others. Do you learn best by seeing, doing/touching, hearing?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on Learning Styles

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, August 10, 2007 More on Learning Styles Today Mark Oehlert points to Stephen Downes post Professor Pans Learning Style Teaching Method (in particular, the comments thread which I had missed as I typically just read Downes post right through the feed reader). Read about my humble moment regarding learning styles and more on my history with learning styles.

Learning Styles and Visualization

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art). mobile learning. e-learning. Learning Styles and Visualization. I know that recently the whole idea of learning styles has come under attack. So in honor of that preference (are learning styles a lifestyle choice or are they biological?) Technorati Tags : learning styles , visualization. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Learning Styles and Visualization : Comments.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visuals and Audio in eLearning (Ruth Clark)

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. The article contains such gems as: "Decorative visuals defeat learning." " and "The least successful learning resulted from text and audio repetition of that text." They want audio narrating that long paragraph of text that they think should also appear on the screen in order to appeal to different learning styles.

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10 free eLearning software

Ed App

As remote work and learning have become the norm, many organizations will be looking for eLearning software that they can use to train their employees from afar. This type of learning has been developing over decades for now, so there are many good options currently available.

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

G-Cube

With technological advancement, the way learning is delivered also changing. The built-in interface of Captivate helps to develop optimal quality system demos as per the personalized learning styles and preferences of users. Features including seamless mobile support and geo-location ensure optimal quality learning experience for intended learners. A cloud-based and responsive rapid learning tool which helps to create high-quality training content.

In Pursuit of The RIGHT Learning Management System (LMS) for Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Until such times as systems can seamlessly track, report and produce useful data for the learning that occurs through the many little experiences in the daily workflow without manual intervention, I think it is still ‘work in progress’.” – Charles Jennings (in our interview with him). THE JOURNEY: As you know, we are experiencing a major shift in the domain of ‘learning’. Even as we are writing this, learning is changing: From push to pull.

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Trends in Learning: What’s Latest!

Origin Learning

Here we have compiled a list of the current ways in which workplace learning is being imparted: 1. Mobile Learning. The increasing millennial population is driving the demand for learning on the go, because companies must cater to their learning styles, if they are to fully tap the potential of this techno savvy generation. Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs are true to their name- they are massive, open and online.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. One real problem is corporate fear of social networking tools. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. > Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010?

14 Best Practices for Successful E-learning Implementation

CommLab India

E-learning is no exception. Here is our compilation of 14 best practices to ease your e-learning implementation efforts, gleaned from years of experience in the e-learning field. Identify your e-learning needs. As a first step, identify your training needs that can be met with e-learning. Then assess how far these training needs are aligned to your business goals, which may be cutting costs or reaching your sales goals, to justify the investment in e-learning.

Today’s New Learning Strategy. Are You Ready?

Aptara

Today’s New Learning Strategy. One of the most difficult tasks in developing a strategic learning road map is understanding the key areas of learning impact. With the evolving changes in the learning and performance marketplace, it is more challenging than ever to understand how all of the critical components align to ensure stability and meet the increasing demand for performance-driven results. . Corporate Learning & Performance.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

How do we come up with these - well it’s based on social signals (clicks, views, twitter, delicious and more). Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. - Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Applications in Learning Rethinking Learning Styles Understanding E-Learning 2.0 Try Before You Buy Tools Used Better Conferences - Response Needed Roles in CoP's The science of learning Learning 2.0

Do you brag about your personal learning network?

The Learning Circuits

Social media and mobile technologies have turned the spotlight on social learning concepts, which in turn have made more of us think about the large, ill-charted dark matter of culture : informal learning. Their work here is done , because everyone in your care now understands the value of social and informal learning. Maybe you should brag about your personal learning network. Do you document successes of social learning ?

IN PURSUIT OF THE RIGHT LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) FOR TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Until such times as systems can seamlessly track, report and produce useful data for the learning that occurs through the many little experiences in the daily workflow without manual intervention, I think it is still ‘work in progress’.” – Charles Jennings (in our interview with him) THE JOURNEY: As you know, we are experiencing a major shift in the domain of ‘learning’. Even as we are writing this, learning is changing: From push to pull.

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Optimizing Your LMS to Enhance Learner Experience

eThink Education

Learning & Development (L&D) has become one of the most important elements of the HR industry in recent years. However, the advances in new learning technologies over the last decade have made it possible to create more personalized, engaging, and assessable learning experiences for employees. Evaluating Your Learning Ecosystem to Enhance Learner Experience. Learning Technologies and Tools. Social connectivity and opportunities for collaboration.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. Open Educational Resources Matures 4. Learning Analytics 6. Investment in mobile learning will significantly increase.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Dont Be a Tyrant!

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. The Tyranny of Thinking Styles When some people hear the word "dog", they picture an image of a dog, while others see the printed word "d-o-g". " Its worth our while to think more about the tyranny of our individual thinking styles, and the bias that can result if we dont consider how differently our students may think from us." Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Humble Learning Moment

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Saturday, May 05, 2007 Humble Learning Moment File this one under the challenging of outdated theories and assumptions. Ive been reading e-Learning and the Science of Instruction (2003) by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer. Id say this is a must-read for learning/experience/ instructional designers, or whatever you may call yourself. Its not one preferred style over another.

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Build your multi-device strategy in 6 questions

Sponge UK

Your L&D strategy needs to reflect the way people learn in your organisation. The 70:20:10 model (70% of learning coming from experience on the job, 20% through observing and talking to others and 10% through formal training) is backed up by research from Towards Maturity. Looking at the way people access these areas reveals mobile devices play a big role in on the job learning and social learning.

How New CLOs Should Handle The First 90 Days

CLO Magazine

The conventional vision for the role has the CLO identify him or herself as a learning leader first and foremost, capturing the organization’s learning needs and putting together offerings to meet them. This vision is rooted in the legacy of training from which the learning function evolved. Everything the CLO does, every learning strategy and initiative must align to the business strategy. Add global learners, and learning styles become even more complex.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. This would be for those who want to take their own learning to the next level. These are terms that I have learned (some relatively recently) and thought, why didnt I know this ten years ago if its so important? And I have learned a lot by looking into each of them. Michael Allens Guide to E-Learning 9:41 AM Frans Donkervoort said.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, May 15, 2007 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning An excellent post on the Articulate blog by Tom Kuhlmann: 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning. Clives 30-Minute Masters Wiki got a nice plug -- "Create a way to help your SME learn more about building effective e-learning courses. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Please PLEs Me

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. EdTechTalk Episode #5: Promoting Learning Through.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brain Plasticity & Cognitive Abilities

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. People who are socially clumsy can be given exercises that improve their brain’s ability to read nonverbal clues. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. E-learning Market Overview Key findings Industry Data Corporate Training Market is BIG -- almost $56 billion in the U.S. Provide support for SME online, resources, rapid e-learning chunks. Podcasting, rapid e-learning, short videos, mobile delivery Content Maturity Model Started with Traditional Content -- modeled after instructor led. How are they learning now?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. From the CFT vantage, multiple representations is not about providing the same information in a different format (the learning styles approach), but rather presenting different perspectives on that information. Way back in May when I first posted this I was coming at the concept of using multiple representations as a way to address different "learning styles."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogging is the new Graduate School

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. If you have a focused blog, then you can jump from job to job and learn many skills, but the constant will be that you are an expert in whatever area you choose to research and write about. Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:57 PM Labels: informal learning 2comments: Jennifer Maddrell said. Informal personal learning at its best. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson Another good podcast from the folks at Kineo : an interview with Stephen Walsh (Kineo) and Gabe Anderson ( Articulate ). Part 1 is a nice definition and description of rapid e-Learning. I thought it had more useful nuggets: Who should be developing rapid e-Learning?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Whee! We got Wii!

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. You learn how to use your slingshot, ride a horse, wield your sword, go fishing. I was learning and I hardly even noticed. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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