Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

The list is followed by free open source software that mimics and can even beat – IMO some of its more well known competitors – that you might use when building your WBT. Jelsim - e-learning simulation software – create in java – can be used in corporate, semi target education. Xerte - Open source tools for e-learning developers and designers. Other software that you might use to create WBT, including 3D simulations.

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.

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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. =>

Top Programs For Webinars

LearnDash

You’ll see gaming elements added to courses , exercises, scenarios, simulations, and forums to help encourage interaction. I should note that not all elearning programs are conducive to this method. Some of these were paid programs and others were free. Below is a list of programs that I consider to be top contenders. Recommended Programs for Virtual Instruction.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Open Simulations vs. Page Turners?

Learning Visions

Thursday, March 08, 2007 Open Simulations vs. Page Turners? Thanks to Donald Clark for his post on Open Simulations vs. page-turners? : "Open structures lead to better long term retention." ".e-learning Free the Learners -- Free the LMS Open Simulations vs. Page Turners? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

TinCan Demystified

eFront

A nice side-effect of the messaging system is that any enabled device or program can send Tin Can API statements (mobile phones, simulations, games, real world activities etc.). This openness is very important and in our point of view, the biggest benefit that TinCan brings to the world. eLearning Learning Open Source SCORM standards tin-can tincan

Using MOOCs in Corporate Training Programs

Your Training Edge

Companies also have several options for how to integrate MOOCs into their training programs. Many organizations offer prepackaged MOOCs, and this is a very good option for workplace skills, professional development, and other parts of a training program that don’t require company-specific content. The Saylor Foundation offers a Workplace Skills Program that includes courses in computer literacy, professional writing, and time and stress management.

Google’s Stadia holds promises in Serious Games, VR and Mixed Reality

Playware Studios

What if I told you that Stadia is open source? The fact that it is open source means innovation and collaboration that draws on a pool of talent and know how that is far beyond any single company could muster. He has taught game design in various college programs at NTU, SIM, NUS and IAL in Singapore and is the author and proponent of the Case Method 2.0 Google recently announced , It’s next-generation gaming platform.

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How do I even start? 5 first steps to building your first employee training program

TalentLMS

What you don’t know is how to get started on developing a training program for the first time. So keep your eyes peeled for the five basic steps to use in developing a training program in an organization. How to create your first training program (successfully!). Your first employee training program isn’t just up and running, it’s actually working. Browse the business goals below to find the best corporate training programs for your needs.

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

This blog will explore more than 60 tools and technologies for successfully implementing each of these elements in your technology-enabled training program. All training courses and programs should have learning objectives. Simulations — usually custom designed by an outside vendor. OSQA — free, open-source Q&A software. Piwik — open-source analytics platform.

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. Also, if you are in a large organization and thinking of implementing a "serious game," you may want to develop a prototype using one of these software programs to see how it plays before sinking a lot of money into the project.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Mate Demo

Learning Visions

Found this Learning Mate demo through the eLearning Guilds Immersive Learning Simulations Report Synopsis. Little Shots of Theory Instructional Design as a practice in corporate vs. A Conversation with Karl Kapp ► February (11) ID Live with Charles Reigeluth on EdTechTalk Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Sourc. Free the Learners -- Free the LMS Open Simulations vs. Page Turners?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 3D & Serious Games

Learning Visions

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 3D & Serious Games My company has some experience doing 3D modeling and simulations for government clients, so I found this recent acquisition of this 3D learning company by Lockheed Martin quite interesting. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Immersive = Addictive

Learning Visions

Thursday, March 22, 2007 Immersive = Addictive A couple of weeks ago, I participated in the eLearning Guild online presentation of their 360 Report on Immersive Learning Simulations hosted by Steve Wexler and Mark Oehlert. Free the Learners -- Free the LMS Open Simulations vs. Page Turners? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Games for Girls.

Learning Visions

Inspired by all this blog talk about simulations and immersive learning and Second Life and World of Warcraft. I participated in the eLearning Guild online presentation of their 360 Report on Immersive Learning Simulations hosted by Steve Wexler and Mark Oehlert. According to David Williams Shaffer , Wii’s are opening up a whole new market of gamers–I’ve had several colleagues who say their spouses NEVER played games with them until the Wii.

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Part 1/3: AI, The disruptive force that will transform HR

Everwise

The next two articles address the role of AI in L&D programs, and facilitating learning experiences with AI. They can simulate neural networks of the brain to recognize images or translate text. And it gives L&D professionals the tracking and analytics they need to measure program effectiveness across multiple audiences. A machine can easily analyze and combine data from various sources, such as different learning programs and HIRS systems. “If

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Top 11 Trends for Organizational Learning

The Learning Circuits

Google Blogs Wiki's Open Source IM/ VOIP (Instant Messaging/ Voice Over Internet) Ambient Information Mobile Phones as Content Inputs/Outputs Podcasts Computer Games driving educational simulations Growing Training Budgets More Decentralized College Programs

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Start this 2019 by the hand of the Top eLearning Companies in India

Paradiso

In the eLearning environment, it is essential for the eLearning Companies to keep in contact with the users and clients to receive feedback that will help them rethink their platforms and make them part of a pleasant, safe and effective experience when conducting online training programs. Gamification : Create a sense of challenge, competition, and fun via a leaderboard for individual courses or the entire program.

How E-learning Can Benefit Companies – Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

Online and offline interactive systems are created to simulate the workload and provide employees with real work experience. Internal and External Programs. For example, Apple has represented a playground which helps to discover first steps in programming. Google already represented open free courses for a few specializations like marketing and software development. Open source platforms. This program offers official certificates as well.

Getting Handy With Interactive Enterprise Software Training

Your Training Edge

Not surprisingly, enterprises and independent software vendors (ISV) now gravitate towards training programs that revolve around interactive virtual labs. A truly effective training platform allows the trainer to build a cloud-based environment that simulates the software exactly. Finally, regardless of whether your training program is self-paced, instructor-led or facilitated by a virtual instructor, your platform should be customizable.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Heading Home from I/ITSEC 2007

Mark Oehlert

Spelled out that is the InterService and Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference. of Defense that works in those areas (training, simulation and education). Think about the richness of your program is all your presenters told you to pound sand and that they would not be presenting nor attending.

Using an LMS to Modernize Your Hospitality Training

eThink Education

Fortunately, a Learning Management System (LMS) can be used to provide engaging and measurable hospitality training programs even as organizational needs evolve. The tried and true methods of your hospitality practices can and should still be applied in your modernized training programs.

LMS Final: The LMS as Social Media

Your Training Edge

Some organizations may even make the learning open source, that is, part of Facebook or Twitter. Alternatively, the discussion can begin before the program, allowing a measurement of where participants are before the training starts. Whatever you choose to do in relation to social media and your LMS, run a pilot program first, using a small portion of a larger audience. Social media is a big part of our lives, and it is the future of learning and development.

On The Road Again…to EDUCAUSE, Online Learning Summit, I4PL, and DevLearn 2019

eThink Education

During these conversations and on-site demonstrations at the eThink booth, we find that many attendees are impressed with the flexibility of open-source LMS tools. Explore more about how you can leverage an open-source Learning Management System in order to future-proof your training and education programs in Future-Proof Your Training Program with Open Source.

SCORM vs xAPI: The Right Choice For Your e-learning

Wizcabin

Hopefully, you should find reasons to choose one that merits the requirements for your learning program. Experience Application Programming Interface, also known as Tin-Can or xAPI is an open-source API that enables content to interact with the learning system, to track learning experience. That means you need no programming knowledge before you can develop your online training course. However, it might not be the perfect solution for your learning program.

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Top 5 Training Material Development Software

Continu

You want your training and development program to drive employee skill development. The Open University, TESCO, National Trust, Johnson and Johnson – Vision Care Inc. The template options include games, simulations, brainteasers, interactive diagrams, virtual worlds, and more. Using Raptivity as your training material development software is fairly easy and does not require any programming knowledge. Simulations.

Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore

Kapp Notes

OpenSimulator is released under a BSD License, making it both open source, and commercially friendly to embed in products. Out of the box, it can be used to simulate a virtual environment with expansive spaces and customizable 3D avatars. Product Animations Part of a training program called "Introduction to Making Tablets". Here are even a few more alternatives to Second Life for you to check out. OpenSimulator or OpenSim Building in OpenSim.

Best of Elearning! 2015 Finalists Revealed

mLevel

Awards program is the industry gold standard for excellence. The program is a User’s Choice Award whereby learning professionals vote with their ballot for best-in-class solutions. Eighty-five percent of professionals have personally recommended a learning solution to a colleague over the past 12 months and this awards program formalizes this personal recommendation process. Awards Programs. Simulations. Simulations. Open Source Solutions.

4 Ways Technology Improves Teaching for the Next Generation

Kitaboo on EdTech

Digital Models and Simulations. However, adding digital simulations to the traditional pen and paper learning can help students not only understand specific topics better but also retain this knowledge for longer. For programming students, for instance, digital models can help understand different concepts within tech stack. Free Open Source Databases. The effects of technology have been felt across the board.

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On The Road Again…to EDUCAUSE, Online Learning Summit, I4PL, and DevLearn 2019

eThink Education

During these conversations and on-site demonstrations at the eThink booth, we find that many attendees are impressed with the flexibility of open-source LMS tools. Explore more about how you can leverage an open-source Learning Management System in order to future-proof your training and education programs in Future-Proof Your Training Program with Open Source.

Key Factors in MOOC Success, Part 1

Your Training Edge

Although true MOOCs are open for anyone to take, it’s still essential to keep the target audience in mind when designing the courses. Udacity learned this lesson the hard way in its pilot program with San Jose State University that took place earlier this year. The pilot program, which involved basic math courses, was run for two semesters. In the summer, the pilot program ran again, this time with a more “traditional” MOOC audience (i.e.,

Best e-Content Development Tools in the Business

Hurix Digital

Most e-content development tools are pre-programmed software with a user-friendly interface with templates, media, interactions, tests, and tools, which you can manipulate to create and arrange custom content. These features open up possibilities for adding interactivity without coding.

Safety Training Checklist: Communicating Health and Safety Protocols

eThink Education

Depending on how you leverage them, Learning & Development (L&D) programs often directly influence the growth rate of an organization. How you choose to communicate health and safety protocols within your LMS can often determine the effectiveness and scalability of your safety training programs, which have a direct impact on the habits and practices of your team. An effective training program clearly defines and lays out the organization’s expectations for employees.

Trends in Learning: What’s Latest!

Origin Learning

Combining Open Source and commercially supported word, the “no vendor lock” LMSs are round the corner where, under a commercial license and support, the vendor opens the code for the client, which paves way for greater flexibility and continuity for the organizations using them. Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs are true to their name- they are massive, open and online.

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Supporting Remote Work with an LMS

eThink Education

It provides the opportunity for learning managers to incorporate a variety of learning approaches such as microlearning, video-based learning, and simulations for more engaging and impactful courses. Finally, many open-source LMS platforms like Moodle and Totara Learn provide features that accommodate organizational communication, like forums, as well as interactive learning tools such as gamified learning , augmented reality and much more.

Top 10 virtual training platforms

Ed App

An instructor can assist students in a lab who are learning in a simulated environment. EdApp is not only one of the best virtual training programs, it’s also free. Check out EdApp for how you can turn your old corporate training program into an exciting virtual learning system.

LMS Selection Checklist: How To Choose The Best One?

ProProfs

Cloud-based LMS or Open-source LMS? For many, an open-source LMS may appear as an attractive option as compared to the cloud-based LMS. When you choose to go for the Open-source model, the cost of ownership will escalate, add to the burdens of your IT team and it isn’t easy to manage. If you’re troubleshooting often or carrying out system adjustments on regular basis, the money saved is spent on maintenance which makes open-source LMS a costly option.