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20 Free eLearning and Corporate Training Resources

Article by Guest Blog Contributor Karen Schweitzer.

Are you an instructor or trainer looking for new ways to entertain and engage your students online? The Internet is loaded with free tools, blogs, and informational sites that are designed to aid and improve your courses. Here is a list of 20 free eLearning and training resources worth checking out:

Tools

  • CourseLab - CourseLab offers a free eLearning authoring tool that can be used to effectively create web-based training. Some of the features users will find with this system include layout, editing, rich-media support, rapid development, testing, and interactivity.
  • MyiCourse - Instructors can use this site to create free online courses or universities for educational material. MyiCourse gives users the ability to create public or private courses on just about anything.
  • Utilium - Utilium is a free beta site that provides instructors with the tools they need for organizing and sharing learning materials. This site makes it easy to inspire and engage students through videos, articles, podcasts, and other rich sources.
  • Prezi - Prezi is a unique presentation tool that uses zooming technology instead of slides. With Prezi your ideas flow freely on a stage that can be zoomed in on and out of for further explanation.
  • Yugma - This free online conferencing tool makes it easy to host web conferences and online meetings. With Yugma Free, users can share their desktop with up to 20 attendees.
  • Open Huddle - Open Huddle is a beta site for presenting or instructing people online. This site provides you with files, video, audio, chat, and drawing boards for interacting and collaborating with your students.
  • Campfire - Campfire can be used for online group chat and education. This site allows users to instantly create password-protected chat rooms for collaborating and working out important questions. Campfire comes at a cost, but users can try it free for 30 days.
  • Slideshare - Slideshare provides a way to upload and share presentations. Once the presentations are uploaded, they can be shared privately or publicly and work well for webinars.
  • SourceForge - This site provides a free authoring application that can be used to assist instructors in creating free eLearning seminars. SourceForge employs the eXeLearning tool which provides the ability to publish web content without knowing HTML or XML markup.
  • ClassMarker - ClassMarker features a free way for instructors or presenters to test students online. Simply sign up for a free account for access to an array a quiz creating materials. The quizzes can even be linked directly to websites or emails.

Blogs

  • eLearningLearning - eLearningLearning is an online community blog dedicated to organizing and collecting material about eLearning. Within this blog, users can find information about eLearning technology and media, events, and ideas.
  • eLearning Technology - eLearning Technology is a blog that provides information and resources on the latest in the business of learning. Just a few of the concepts discussed in this blog include trends, software, rapid eLearning tools, and open source eLearning.
  • eLearningSpace - The eLearningSpace blog offers information, knowledge, and networks that are specifically designed for eLearning instructors.
  • Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development - This blog provides information that explores technology for eLearning. Within this blog, instructors can find resources, ideas, technology, and more.
  • Thoughts from Training Time - This blog deals with the issues and ideas that can be found in corporate and government training.

Informational Sites

  • eLearningPost - The eLearningPost site provides blogs and articles that instructors and trainers can use for information. Within this site, users can explore views, news, and stories that surround eLearning, corporate training, instructional design, and much more.
  • eLearning Magazine - eLearning Magazine offers a free place for instructors and trainers to find a wealth of information through articles, reviews, case studies, and more. This public information center is also an excellent place to find forums and exchange ideas with others.
  • Web-Based Training Information Center - This free info center provides information and resources on web-based training trends, surveys, and more.
  • Learning Circuits - Learning Circuits is a free informational site from the ASTD. The goal of this site is to provide a large database of eLearning and training knowledge as well as efficient training technology.
  • BusinessBalls.com - BusinessBalls.com provides free materials, exercises, tools, ideas, and templates that instructors and other eLearning professionals may find helpful.

Guest Blog Contributor By-line:

This post is from education writer Karen Schweitzer. Karen is with the About.com Guide to Business School. She also writes for OnlineCollege.org, an accredited online college resource.

13 Comments:

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    By Anonymous ELearning Tools, at 12:05 AM EST  

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    By Blogger jessica, at 3:59 PM EST  

  • Thanks fo collection of various sites that contains the useful information regarding to corporate training.

    By Anonymous Corporate Training India, at 6:32 AM EST  

  • Thank you for the resources Jenna. It's always valuable to draw from a wide range of sources and approaches to find the right training fit for our organizations.

    By Anonymous Guy Farmer, at 3:12 AM EDT  

  • Thank you for the resources Jenna Again (and the guest blogger). Just wondering how can they find so many apps on the web!?

    By Anonymous Vast Talent ELearning, at 10:21 PM EDT  

  • Nice blog! I just read through the entire article of yours and it was quite good. This is a great article. Thanks for sharing this informative information. I will visit your blog regularly for some latest post.

    By Anonymous Solution E Learning, at 11:59 PM EDT  

  • Nice blog post. Thank you so much for sharing all these.

    By Anonymous Robert, at 2:17 AM EDT  

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    By Blogger CommLab Inida, at 2:56 PM EDT  

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    By Anonymous current news, at 6:20 PM EDT  

  • Thanks for article.

    By Blogger dipika, at 3:12 AM EDT  

  • Stumbled upon your blog. Love it! Thanks for sharing!!

    By Blogger Eleanore Miller, Ed.D., at 9:55 PM EDT  

  • Just getting ready to put together an online ESL program for Piedmont University and Theological Institute. Lots of good tools here. Thanks for sharing!

    By Blogger Eleanore Miller, Ed.D., at 9:57 PM EDT  

  • I am a graduate student in TRDV499 at Roosevelt University. I am taking a E-learning class as well as final project class. These tools will be very useful in my *bag of tricks. Thank you for sharing them.

    By Blogger Annie Dillon, at 8:43 AM EDT  

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