Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning


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.

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

eLearning 24-7

That is what one senior exec said to me, the other day when it came to social learning. I believe this is very possible, because regardless of the generation, people want easy, they want fast and if they could do a lot of things in a system for example, rather than having multiple windows open, they would do it. Read, share, print or send to mobile devices: ebooks, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations/slides, documents, images, audio/video – user generated.


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Top 6 Canvas Alternatives and Canvas Competitors in 2020!


Canvas LMS is an open-source cloud-based application that comes with an astounding list of features and provides an engaging learning environment available for its users. Listed among Canvas LMS competitors, Moodle is an open-source learning management system that is user-friendly.

10 free eLearning software

Ed App

This software lets you import PowerPoint slides, add video recordings, and publish a course to HTML5. Another great free eLearning software program is the open-source Chamilo. Chamilo is an open-source project, so anyone is free to contribute to its growth.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

Do you use audio on every slide because the client says people will think its broken if you dont? The most culturally appropriate use of audio is in the teaching of languages and music, and in social studies. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences? Whats your take on using audio in eLearning?

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


It also supports social polling, gamification, and other features to impart a personalized and adaptive learning experience. Storyline allows the authors to create custom online courses and control theme pages using the slide master and project colors. Its collaboration feature aids users to view open activities, comment on any event, and successfully participate in group conversations for better interaction and retention levels.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

NOTE: Although we don’t receive compensation from any of the sources mentioned below, feel free to tell them I sent you. eThink is offering free open-source learning platform hosting through July 1st for any new client that signs a contract before May 1st. Digital badges , peer-to-peer recognition and social capabilities. Social Media Management. A virtual classroom is more than a lecture accompanied by uploaded PowerPoint slides.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

A greater number of people, worldwide are using SaaS then ever before, mobile products, tablets – especially the iPad – is growing at a feverish pace, people are using online storage, beyond just placing photos and media, and open source is continuing expansion. Free open hard drive space – especially with video hungry files. I see this as one of the most important features for any learning management system, open source or commercial.


Kineo Team at #DevLearn

Learning Visions

Of course, these same technologies have also brought us memes like Socially Awkward Penguin, Success Kid, and yes, Grumpy Cat. The rules of each presentation are simple: Each speaker’s presentation has 20 slides that automatically advance every 20 seconds. And there’s one last rule—slides can only use common Internet memes for visuals. We’ll be showing off a great project with a focus on Totara and Adapt, both open source tools.

Mobile Content Management Solutions: Why Simple File Storage Is Inadequate


For example, customer facing teams like sales often need to customize documents like a sales pitch for each prospect , which is usually done manually (copy the file, rename it, open it, go to each field that needs customer data and enter it manually).

23 Free eLearning Resources Loved by L&D Teams

gomo learning

Continuing on the theme of saving eLearning designers time and money , the Gomo team has been sifting through the internet’s many libraries of free and open-source images, videos, sound files, fonts, templates, and software. Free and Open-Source Software For Learning Course Design.

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less


Effects like fade-outs and slide-transitions can be employed to increase visual appeal. Utilize the experience of others to choose the right open-source tool for your requirements. Harness social media. Social media can be a great learning tool and using it judiciously can hasten the learning curve of your learners – while on a shoe-string budget. Most popular social sites like LinkedIn and Twitter are free for access.

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DevLearn, Reflected #dl10

Learning Visions

Life as a booth babe At the Kineo booth, we were busy on the stand talking about Totara – the new open source LMS for corporates – and showing off some our custom eLearning projects. I was joined on the booth floor by our US CEO Steve Lowenthal , our new Director of Totara Jonathan Newman (who’s quite the smarty pants on open source and Moodle – welcome Jonathan!); Couldn’t stay but will definitely look for their slide deck.

Best e-Content Development Tools in the Business

Hurix Digital

You can use its customization options, themes, color palettes and slide masters to create fit-for-purpose eLearning content. As in the case of PowerPoint, you can control the theme pages with slide masters and color palette for branding.

Video: The dinosaur LMS, the new learning experience network and triggering emotional investment

Saffron Interactive

A full recording, with all the slides, has now been posted. We show how, using open source technology and a user experience based on the principles of NLP and behavioural science, any LMS can be transformed into an incredible launch pad for change campaigns. How social network analysis enables us to identify leaders and launch viral behaviour-change campaigns. Missed Saffron’s free seminar at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum last month? Don’t worry!

2020 LMS pricing guide: Here’s what makes up the cost ??


Even worse, if online training is not happening and training is done entirely in person or without a system, money and time are being spent on travel, lost Google Docs and slide decks, and disengaging learning experiences.

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LearnTrends: Personal Knowledge Management

Experiencing eLearning

I asked if that included open source tools too–basically he trusts libre tools but not gratis ones. As citizens, PKM is part of our social responsibility; we should be learning about issues together. Social bookmarks are an easy first step–lots of people can have a purpose for this. Social bookmarking sites are less often blocked by corporate firewalls. He takes pictures, is starting to do slides, may do YouTube in the future.

The Evolution of the “Common eLearning Man”

eLearning Brothers

Social networks and open source content were introduced and wildly accepted. During this time, PowerPoint became easier for the “common eLearning man” to repurpose slide presentations into online courses. Social media networks. Social online learning. Isn’t it amazing to think how far eLearning has come since the early 1990′s? It is truly remarkable how things have evolved so rapidly.

Top 10 course management systems in 2020

Ed App

You can easily change the properties of slides, specify a color or image for the background and icons, or add navigation buttons. Rustici software has an open-source course management version, but if you want access to all features you need to make a purchase.

2020 Learning System Awards (by Vertical/Industry)

eLearning 24-7

While we continue to reach out to vendors to be on the platform – we want only the best, being picky takes a bit longer than opening up the flood gates. They have a very good content marketplace, with such providers as GO1 and my top rated one, Open Sesame. Stop the presses!

Top 11 eLearning software tools to make your courses shine


Free or open-source eLearning authoring tools. Create interactive eLearning content with gamification, social polling, and interactive elements that will hook your learners right from the very beginning. Because it basically gives instructional designers the ability to develop high-end presentation slides that look stunning. Free or open-source eLearning authoring tools to consider. You want your courses to be fantastic.

Learning Tools – Do these really belong?

eLearning 24-7

Social Media is questionable too. Higher education where social media tools could be utilized for their students. And there are a lot of businesses out there that block their end users from accessing any type of social media from the workplace. And if we are going to talk about social media, why aren’t there any vendors from countries such as China? Speaking of social media, why is VK missing? So if you slide it here, then I can’t see it as top ten.

Tech Toolbox #08

Mike Taylor

Splitting and merging text boxes, matching the size and location of objects across slides, adding items to existing groups without losing any formatting, managing master slides and fine grained typography control are just a few of the many things you can do with BrightSlide.

Top 5 LMS for K-12 Education

Hurix Digital

Students who are familiar with Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, and other Google tools will find it easy to use and transition to online learning. Besides, it also helps to meet the students’ social and emotional needs. What is a learning management system?

Video Learning Platforms

eLearning 24-7

Live broadcasting – Steve is in Long Beach, Anna is in Moscow – the communicate in real time with or without a live audience – i.e. watching via their computers or mobile device (may include synched slides, but not a requirement). Video content management system – this is where all your wonderful videos get housed, including audio podcasts (some offer this feature too), audio, slides, etc. Synch documents, slides with your presentation. Slide synching.

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Tool #2: Wordle for Text-Heavy Slides. Open Source eLearning Tools , October 13, 2010 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source. Open up the Navigation.

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). Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010. Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free) - eLearning 24-7 , June 7, 2010. Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010. Slides (558).

Going Digital: How to Move from Instructor-Led Courses to Online Distance Learning

eThink Education

More specifically, with usually no licensing fees necessary in order to run the product, an open-source LMS can provide a flexible, configurable , and interoperable solution at little to no cost at all that can support multiple styles of formal and informal learning. This encompasses all the tools and solutions used to deliver, manage, and track your learning programs, such as the LMS, HR solutions, curated content , and tools for social connectivity, reporting, or other needs.

Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

iSpring Suite is easily integrated with PowerPoint, so you can use it to turn your slides into engaging eLearning courses. The features include social authoring with project blogs and community dashboards, rich web-based authoring environment, reusable content, fast editing approach, powerful assessment capabilities, and much more. This is one of the most popular open source eLearning authoring tools.

20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

With Articulate, you can create interactivity to a presentation by adding slide layers, drag-and-drop interactions, quizzing, screen recording, and software simulation. Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. Audio created here can be emailed, embedded and shared by URL or through social media sites. Once you select a template to download, you can view a preview of what slides the download will include.

LMS Ecosystems – The next big thing

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If they desire to take courses through a marketplace or exchange they might be going to Open Sesame which offers the ability to buy and download courses – to use in any LMS. Maybe they found a LMS that included social and performance management (assuming that is what they wanted). What they are trying to do is to offer an alternative to an open source platform which allows unlimited users.

9 Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison and Review


Flexible rules and branching options enable complex, personalized and adaptive learning experiences; and the ability to use social polling, gamification and a whole host of interaction types provide plenty of opportunity to hook in learners. The themes are similar to PowerPoint, with color palettes and slide masters defining the look and feel. Themes and master slides can be shared to installations on other computers, but the process is manual and can be tricky.

10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATIONS It's no surprise that PowerPoint , Google Slides , or Zoho Show are the major players when it comes to presentation platforms. If you're looking for free alternatives, check out Zoho Show or Google Slides. If you already have the slide sharing presentation software (i.e. If not, you can look into free options like Google Slides, or Zoho Show, if you're not trying to spend any money.

OpenAcademic.worth watching

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Its like the snickers bar of learning: Lots of the most yummy open source platforms rolled into one. This helps answer many of the questions I receive like, "how do we decide which to use, wikis, blogs, or social networks", or "how can we make them work together". The bad part is now I need to update my presentation slides to add this. I'm changing these slides at least once a day.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators


H5P is a free, open-source, elearning authoring tool for smaller cloud-hosted activities. Price: Free, Open-Source. What’s great about this tool is that it allows you to print your final result and share it with others and promoting it on social media. Questions come in varying form, open or close type and different variations. It offers the ability to create newsletters and easy options on social sharing for Facebook, Twitter etc.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Frustration with eLearning: Becomes dumping ground for slides, text, content All the fun stuff kept for the classroom. 73 slides of text. It’s very easy to load content on slides – but it takes more creativity to move learner to actual understanding! Example: You decide: Read the complaint Review the evidence (this links off to different slides – email evidence, etc.) Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

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Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. We make them available to our members via our Web sites and from other Web sources, sometimes for free and sometimes for a fee. The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! What is social presence?

Recommended Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

I don’t buy into the amazing social angle they love to pitch, because frankly it isn’t so amazing, it is standard in so many ways. Now they are openly stating talent management system, which again, doesn’t scream as a system for customer training. Folks often ask me, why do not I have fully customized systems (they are often thinking open source, but that’s besides the point), in any systems I recommend or rankings.

Top 10 Higher Ed/EDU LMSs for 2017

eLearning 24-7

They should utilize a social level that goes beyond the basics – sorry folks, but people are bolting in droves from Facebook, and Twitter is not hot with college age kids. . Social is fair – collaboration among its options. . System includes social (surprise, snore), mobile with apps, built-in authoring tool (lame, but most in the space are), analytical data (nice), admin features that make sense and IMO rather easy to learn for faculty. A good tiding to you all.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 9: The Game Design Challenge

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Dead Alewives: Dungeons and Dragons | Main | Back from GDC (and a free virtual world event) » February 21, 2008 GDC Update 9: The Game Design Challenge Evidently the big takeaway there was that you can social experiences in both and that those experiences will be different. This is a riff on opening up new markets.