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The eXe project is developing a freely available Open Source authoring application to assist teachers and academics in the publishing of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML markup.

eXe can export content as:

  • self-contained web pages or folders of web pages
  • IMS Common Cartridge
  • IMS Content Package
  • SCORM 1.2
  • iPod Notes


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Developer: CORE Education
License: GPLv2
Web: http://exelearning.org/


The elearning XHTML editor (eXe) project is a desktop authoring environment to assist teachers and academics in the creation of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML. eXe is not a learning management system, but rather an environment for authoring web-based elearning content.

Developing Content

With the eXe users can develop learning structures that suit their content delivery needs and build resources that are flexible and easily updated.

eXe is divided into two functional areas: To the left of the screen the sidebar incorporates the outline, or page structure and the iDevice menu. The right of the screen provides the authouring workspace and Properties tabs. The outline pane is used to provide a structured outline of your content by adding modules, section, or units, etc., while the iDevice menu allows you to add an iDevice to the authoring pane into which content can be entered. The learning resource is constructed from a collection of iDevices containing learning content. In addition to this generic set of iDevices, eXe offers a collection of plug-in iDevices as well as an iDevice editor which allows you to create your own iDevices.

Publishing Content

Content developed with eXe can be published in a variety of ways:

Self-contained web site

This export could be uploaded onto a web server and referenced by your LMS or distributed on a CD or other transportable medium. A web export incorporates the navigational sequencing developed during authoring.


The Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) export creates SCORM 1.2 content packages. SCORM packages can be imported into any compliant LMS or Learning Object Repository. SCORM is an internationally recognized specification for packaging learning content.

IMS Content Package

IMS Content Packaging is a simple content packaging specification that is compatible with a variety of Learning Management Systems and Learning Object Repositories.

IMS Common Cartridge

This emerging packaging standard is designed to improve interoperability of learning objects, and will appear in more and more Learning Management Systems in the coming months.

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