Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

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I have a real issue with vendors who charge extra – via a license with their “partner&# or otherwise for a web conferencing – and thus ability to offer webinars, in their solution. Hence: Below are products that are either open source free or free or free with limited functionality. Mikogo - online meetings, web conferencing, webinars, etc. Open Meetings - based on Google code. Ekiga – VOIP and Web Conferencing, HD Quality – nice!

20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

With iSpring Solutions, you can easily and quickly publish PowerPoint presentations to web-based formats and build adaptive flash-based quizzes and surveys. Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. Easily record your PowerPoint presentations, upload your videos to the web, and export into various formats. Find a great selection of free PPT templates that are guaranteed to work with your PowerPoint application.

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State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

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Ability to publish to.exe, web – this has always been around, but one vendor spins it with “Offline SCORM”, then you find out this means you can download the course in its SCORM wrapper and either have it as an.exe, use it on the web (without a LMS) or publish it to a LMS.

May Edition: E-Learning News and Notes

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In the past it was build it yourself (pricey) or find open source and customize it (could be pricey, but cheaper then complete build). While this has always been the case with web conferencing solutions going back for more than a decade with LMSs, etc., For some people WBT is merely sticking a PPT online converting it to Flash and whalla – a new course. Tributes are meant to be something special. A way to recognize the past of someone or something.

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E-Learning Takeaways

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Speaking of holding in a pattern, here is a list of vendors – SaaS and desktop who output to HTML5 (please note: that this does not include authoring tool vendors whose product can be seen on a tablet, including the iPad – which is achieved thorough a web browser). iSpring Pro but it only converts PPT to HTML5. You crush the free open source model for people especially in the education sector – higher education or those who sell to B2C or association members.

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

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Equally of interest, are the increase in open source systems that offer for a fee, hosting on their own servers, rather than on yours. In some cases it is merely opening up the browser window, after you click on the app – which is self defeating the purpose of an app. Open Source Systems. Here is my list of the top three open source systems in the education/academia market.

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Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

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Feature sets – they have to be more than PPT to Flash or add an audio clip and video clip to the course. Don’t be discourged by their web site – it isn’t ideal, but the product is cool. That said, for a freebie -and yes, I said freebie (open source) it has a lot of power. While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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An alarming rate of “get the content up now, ASAP&# regardless of what it looks like, instructional design is typically tossed out the window, especially when the ID, CD or whomever is tasked to create is handed a stream of documents in Word or PPT or some other form. PPT or Word to Flash and the end user can add a TOC, some assessments, audio, video, even additional flash learning objects and attachments. Open Source Free Content Authoring Tools.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009

Learning Visions

Not only is Twitter great for the occasional laugh, but also a great source of information and links. I usually have between five and ten tabs open -- my rather imperfect way of maintaining my reading list. The desktop version synchs to the web which synchs to my iPod Touch. PPT is among my must haves as well, good for concepts and I have tinkered in Articulate to produce some solid Interactive Job Aids (IJA).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

I think we need to be careful that we dont become elitists, thinking that as trained ID, we are the only source for sound instruction. Overall, I think the field is wide open for a bit of everything.

The ULTIMATE Guide to PowerPoint Alternatives


The animation options feel like they’re not designed for full length presentations but for bringing an essentially static web or social media graphic to life. Haiku Deck is a web-based presentation tool that focuses on helping users create simple slides accompanied by images.

Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

It’s a BarCamp, the Open Source Version of a Conference. Giving a presentation is open to anyone, and encouraged! Response 13 Interaction; good web conferencing software, audio and video elements, whiteboards, diverse contributions.