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This page provides links to a selection of miscellaneous tools for creating or managing the development of e-learning content solutions.

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Advisor

"ADVISOR; a decision support tool. It helps you analyze a course to determine the most economical blend of delivery methods (including instructor-led, print, tapes, computer based training, web based training, electronic performance support systems, audio/computer/video conferencing and others) that will meet your training needs." BNH Expert Software

Added: 18 July 2001
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CleanCourse

"CleanCourseT is a project tracking and collaboration tool developed to simplify e-learning project management and reduce the amount of time an e-learning project requires. This tool lets you track issues, tasks, and documents associated with multiple projects in a single, easy to use tool."

Added: 16 October 2004
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Try CleanCourse free for one month, hosted on a dedicated Rapid Intake server

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ClickBook

"ClickBook, a powerful yet easy-to-use printing utility, lets you print customized day planner pages, wallet booklets, brochures, greeting cards, catalogs, microfiche, and more from Internet, Windows, or CD-Rom files! ClickBook, helps you scale, rotate, and duplex your digital photos, favorite on-line content, or other critical information into 40+ mobile and convenient layouts. You can even design your own custom layouts and save up to 70% in paper costs!" From Blue Squirrel

Added: 4 September 2002
Reviewer's Note:
If you are looking for a little piece of software to print out your training sheets, guides and manuals, take a look at this

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DocBook2SCORM Converter

"Pyxx DocBook2SCORM Converter is the command-line Ant-based java application intended to generate SCORM compliant packages from DocBook sources. Both SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 are supported"

Added: 30 March 2006
Reviewer's Note:
Converter is free to use but not open source

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FreeSticky

"FreeSticky is Content & Webmaster Tools for Web Sites ! We are primarily a source of FREE and low cost content that anyone can use to increase the appeal, usefulness, traffic and eventually the stickiness of their website. Changing content and interactive web site tools are the driving force behind return visits to any website. Freesticky are also content providers, so we know what to look for when we are reviewing a web site."

Added: 4 March 2004
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Resources to create a "sticky" website

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gOFFICE

"This is a web-office suite. Type right in your browser, no downloads needed, nothing to buy"

Added: 24 November 2005
Reviewer's Note:
Free

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KEEP Toolkit

"The KEEP toolkit is a set of web-based tools that help teachers, students and institutions quickly create compact and engaging knowledge representations on the Web." The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Added: 2 April 2004
Reviewer's Note:
Sign up for a free account to try it out

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LockLizard Protector

"Lizard Protector was made specifically for publishers that produce e-learning courses where a higher degree of security and control is required beyond simple password protection. It protects your html pages, images, flash, text, etc. from unauthorized copying, sharing, modifying, printing (including how many times), and saving, with US Government strength encryption and Digital Rights Management. A simple to use web-based administration system lets you control customer access to your protected information and you can revoke access to your information in real-time even after distribution. Control who views your e-learning courses, when, where and for how long."

Updated: 28 March 2007
Reviewer's Note:
Try Protector free for 15 day from

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OpenOffice.org

"OpenOffice.org is both an open-source application and project. It is free. The product is a multi-platform office productivity suite compatible with all major file formats."

Added: 31 May 2004
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Their mission - "To create, as a community, the leading international office suite that will run on all major platforms and provide access to all functionality and data through open-component based APIs and an XML-based file format.

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Picosearch

"The free search engine for searching your own website. A hosted search engine for your website created online in minutes."

Added: 24 November 2001
Reviewer's Note:
FREE

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SciWriter - Authoring tool for mathematical e-learning content

"SciWriter is an XML-based scientific editor that completely integrates writing mathematics and text in the same environment. SciWriter is a pure XML-based editor. The native document format is a subset of XHTML 1.1 and MathML 2.0 Presentation Markup. SciWriter documents can be published on the web as XHTML+MathML or as HTML with equations as images."

Added: 21 June 2004
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Free trial version.. You will need to download and install the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 first, also available to download at the SciWriter site.

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SCORM 1.2 RTE and SCORM 1.3 RTE

"Bitness supplies SCORM RTE (Run-Time Environment) to companies, academia, developers who want to accelerate development of dynamic and cost-effective learning management systems." From bitness.it

Added: 29 July 2005
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30-day free trial available

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SCORM Visualizer

"SCORM Visualizer lets you see how a course and a Learning Management System (LMS) use the SCORM 1.2 Runtime to communicate. Quickly identify communication problems between a course and your LMS."

Added: 7 July 2004
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SCORM VIsualizer costs $499.

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Skinkers

"Skinkers is an alert technology company entirely dedicated to helping you deliver the information you consider important to the people that really need it."

Added: 18 April 2005
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"Our goal is to make sure you gain clear and tangible business benefits by increasing the visibility of your information through our technology. "

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Swicki

" A swicki is new kind of search engine that allows anyone to create deep, focused searches on topics you care about. Unlike other search engines, you and your community have total control over the results and it uses the wisdom of crowds to improve search results."

Added: 24 December 2005
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This search engine, or swicki, can be published on your site.

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Teachable.net

Quality resources for secondary school science teachers to share. Ability to upload Powerpoint, Word and Excel files and share one half of the download income. All resources well tagged and curriculum-verified.

Added: 09 November 2007
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Training Development Bench

"The Training Development Workbench allows teams of training designers and developers to effectively collaborate and work jointly throughout all stages of the training needs analysis, course design, and course materials development process." Per4m

Added: 25 August 2002
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Useful for a co-design approach to training

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