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eFront: Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning. As an e-Learning consultant I was always a fan of open source software. Why? The answer is simple. Because I could use them as I wish, for whatever I wish, without long-term commitments and with the extra bonus of a community of professionals that use, extend and support them.

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”. => If you know a free or open source authoring tool that is not included in the list I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link! Free & Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning What2Learn makes it easy for e-Learning developers to create interactive games and quizzes and track learners’ attainment. Xical.org ClassTools.net Create free educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds! eXe Wink CourseLab Quandary An application for creating Web-based Action Mazes. Hot Potatoes. 4 stratégies pour l’apprentissage et le support de la performance. The Right Way To Go About Open Source LMS. Why E-Learning is So Effective. E-learning is hot. And for good reason. If done right, it can produce great results by decreasing costs and improving performance. Also, unlike a one time classroom session, the elearning course is available for others.

This includes the static elearning course as well as any ongoing conversations in networked communities. Recently, I had a conversation with someone new to elearning and it struck me that she didn’t fully understand the value of elearning. I think this is common as more people are joining the world of elearning. Understanding elearning’s value helps you make the best decisions about when and why to use it. E-learning Supports the Organization’s Goals Improved training costs. E-learning Supports the Learner’s Development Real-time access. E-learning Nurtures a Learning Organization & Community Ongoing access to resources.

Elearning is good for the environment. One of the challenges with making elearning effective is how you manage the courses and access to resources. Tidbits: Rapid E-Learning 101. Rapid elearning can mean many things. For some it means easy tools that let you build elearning courses without special programming skills. For others, it means being empowered to quickly share your expertise with others. Ultimately, it’s usually about getting the right information to people at the right time while operating at the speed of business. Rapid E-Learning 101 If you’re just getting started with elearning, this series brings you up-to-speed. You’ll learn the basics of rapid elearning and how best to get your project off the ground. How to Get Started with E-Learning I get a lot of emails asking how to get started with elearning. But the real tip is to practice what you’re learning, even if it’s simple in the beginning.

Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs | Upside Learning Bl. Five Best Screencasting Tools - Screencast - Lifehacker. @TuxBobble: depends on how poor the competition is. I've tried Camstudio and Jing and both are, basically, crap. Jing point-blank refuses to work, whereas Camstudio can see my soundcard but is inexplicably incompatible with it, not to mention the videos it record are terrible - jerky, messed up picture that bears no resemblance to what was actually showing on-screen.

I'm going to give Screentoaster a try but, if it's as poor as the other two, for Windows that pretty much leaves Camtasia to win by default. @Step666: I'm very hopeful that you're right. @TuxBobble: as I'm not a software engineer, I would have to be honest and say that my view on piracy is probably a little different to your own. It's not that I fully condone it, merely that I feel that if software was priced a little more realistically, then the motivation to pirate it would disappear.

@Step666: Agreed entirely. #speakup. Comparatif d'outils de screencasting en ligne | Si loin Si proch. The state of social learning. The State of Learning in the Workplace Today I first released the State of Learning in the Workplace Today on 1 January 2010 and regularly updated it through the year with new thinking, particularly that of my colleagues in the Internet Time Alliance. I then expanded it to form the first part of my Social Learning Handbook , which was published in mid-January 2011 (You can read a Synopsis here.) Since mid-April I have been continuing my look at the state of learning in the workplace today with some further thoughts ... Learning & Working in the Social Workplace Last updated: 04 June 2011 Part 1: The Social Workplace as a Learning Environment Background In my Social Learning Handbook I discussed in quite some depth how social media could be used to help employees work and learn smarter - that is not just by bolting them onto formal courses, but by enabling and supporting the informal (or non-formal) learning that takes place in the workplace itself.

Understanding "learning" in the workplace. How to Make a Screencast for Your Website. Having a video on your website can vastly improve your conversion rate. Whether the goal is for users to sign up for your web application or simply to get users to contact you via a web form, a video improves the likelihood of this happening. You need only go to the home page of any new Internet-based startup, and you’ll see an embedded video with a very large call to action beckoning you to play its two- or three-minute video introduction. Videos that demonstrate web applications or web-based services are often called screencasts because they usually capture events on the company’s website. These screencasts can sum up in just two minutes what might otherwise take up many pages to explain, so they make for powerful additions to websites.

Is it easy to make a screencast? Making Your Own Screencast Let’s assume that you have a web application or web-based service to promote. Planning As with anything, planning is essential. What overall message do you want the video to convey? The Storyboard. Des comparatifs de LMS | Si loin Si proche. L'e-learning en manque d'imagination, et de collaboratif | Colla. « Quand on évoque l'e-learning, il y a tout de suite une levée de boucliers des doyens de facultés, qui déclarent ne pas vouloir proposer de formation à distance », remarquait Mireille Bétrancourt lors des Journées numériques 2010 organisées par l'université Paris Descartes.

Une manière pour la directrice de Tecfa (Technologies pour la formation et l'apprentissage), vice-doyenne de la faculté de Psychologie et des Sciences de l'éducation de l'université de Genève, et docteur en Sciences cognitives, d'indiquer combien la notion d'e-learning reste aujourd'hui largement associée à la formation à distance, et l'utilité pédagogique des nouvelles technologies dans le cadre d'un enseignement en présentiel peu explorée. En conclusion d'une présentation sur les outils de visualisation et de représentation et leur potentiel pédagogique à l'université, Mireille Bétrancourt a d'abord insisté sur le fait que les Tice sont un outil à disposition de l'enseignant, mais pas à l'exclusion des autres.