Open Source and No-cost Applications for Designer-Developed eLearning

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DevLearn 2011 Conference - November 2, 2011

Jared Palmer

Director of Training
Child & Family Support Services

With decreasing training budgets and increasing resource and licensing costs, training professionals are having to make do with the software and skills they have. Instructional designers are able to create effective learning opportunities, but may be lacking the training vehicle to get that content out to the learners efficiently. Even without a strong technical aptitude, designers and training professionals can leverage available technology, and, by using no-cost, Web-based tools and open source applications, deploy their learning content to a wide learner audience efficiently.

Participants in this session will learn how to use open-source and no-cost Web applications for content creation, image manipulation, and audio processing to create eLearning courses. You’ll review six tools for translating an effective design into effective eLearning and see demonstrations of course authoring, graphic design, and audio processing tools.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to develop a SCORM-compliant eLearning module using no-cost and open source technology tools and systems
  • How to use a Web-based application to prepare images to include in an eLearning course
  • How to use an open source application to create and modify audio files to include in an eLearning course
  • How to prepare and load a SCORM-compliant eLearning course to an open-source learning management system
Audience: Intermediate designers, developers, team leaders, managers, and others with instructional design experience, a basic understanding of Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) concepts, and a willingness to explore and leverage computer technology.

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