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Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

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I already have spoke ad naseum about the pros and cons of any free open source platform, so my criteria on what I feel are the best 10 free open source systems are presented below. The reason I state “free” open source, is because “open source” itself is not necessarily free. I’m not talking about your customization of it, rather that with some companies they charge for you to use their open source code. Hence, the word “free” All the systems below are 100% free open source systems.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. 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". The answer is simple.

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned! eFront - an open source LMS A 2.0 Enjoy!

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order. BigBlueButton is an active open source project that focuses on usability, modularity, and clean design -- both for the user and the developer.

TinCan Demystified

eFront

engine and more than 16 months for the SCORM 2004 / 4 edition. This openness is very important and in our point of view, the biggest benefit that TinCan brings to the world. Do you remember what SCORM’s 2004 sequencing was? In SCORM 2004, the sequencing is completely dynamic; the sequencing implementation identifies the next activity based on both Tracking Model and Sequencing Definition Model of activities. This sort of complexity led to very low SCORM 2004 adoption. The other things that SCORM 2004 offers are often in surplus to requirements.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

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The list is followed by free open source software that mimics and can even beat – IMO some of its more well known competitors – that you might use when building your WBT. CourseLab - E-learning authoring tool that offers programming-free WYSIWYG environment for creating very nice interactive e-learning content which can be published on the Internet, Learning Management Systems (LMS), ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED. Xerte - Open source tools for e-learning developers and designers. All software below is free. Rapid E-Learning Course Software.

Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Source – a conversation with Sakai’s Executive Director

Learning Visions

Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. The following are my notes from Part 1 of the webinar: The Truth About Open Source: A conversation with Michael Korcuska, Executive Director of Sakai. The Truth About Open Source Who writes the code? And other burning questions about source… Poll #1: How many of you currently use open source LMS? 5% currently use one 95% do not use an open source LMS. Poll #2: What do you consider the primary benefits of an open source LMS?

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

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Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). S1000D-SCORM Bridge Open Toolkit - provides a reference implementation for creating consistent, interoperable SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Content Packages from an S1000D SCORM Content Package Module (SCPM). Uncategorized e-learning elearning Open Source SCORM m-learning mobile learning PENS E-Learn InfoWhat I did not include in this blog posting. SDKs for all the Smartphones. The latest books too.

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

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Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). S1000D-SCORM Bridge Open Toolkit - provides a reference implementation for creating consistent, interoperable SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Content Packages from an S1000D SCORM Content Package Module (SCPM). Tags: E-Learn Info Open Source PENS SCORM Uncategorized e-learning elearning m-learning mobile learning What I did not include in this blog posting. SDKs for all the Smartphones. Very cool.

ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/08/2010 ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter eFront is an LMS commited to international standards. we offer support for the latest iteration of SCORM 2004, its 4th edition. Through time we offered support for SCORM 1.2 Thank you animsim! to version 3.6.6

Moodle: Pros, Challenges

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I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills. Moodle and some other open source LMS/LCMS solutions are not really “out of the box” solutions. 2004 or SCORM in general). They are not turnkey.

Elearning applications

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year! This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 open source e-Learning projects for 2011 that will help you implement a low cost e-Learning solution.

Encore – Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills. Moodle and some other open source LMS/LCMS solutions are not really “out of the box” solutions. 2004 or SCORM in general). They are not turnkey.

Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning

eFront

How To Design Custom PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning (Plus 8 Free Templates) DigiTale s by Bernajean Porter Storyboard Templates and Resources by MinuteBio Really Fast Storyboarding for E-Learning Projects by Dr. Thomas Welsh ( MSWORD document containing storyboard ) Open Source Software for Storyboarding Celtx is an open source software that you can download and use it for free. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. All the credit goes to donators! => Thanks!

Moodle Mayhem

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Many people are turning to open source LMS/LCMSs solutions, including Moodle without knowing ahead of time, the potential challenges that might befall them. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills. Moodle and some other open source LMS/LCMS solutions are not really “out of the box&# solutions.

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

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My job was to help author SCORM 2004, focusing on how to develop content that would work in SCORM systems. These conversations became something we called “ BAQON ” — a Brokered, Anonymous acQuaintance Open Network. ” That said, Rustici Software released the “Project Tin Can” work to open source. years. This is where I had an epiphany. . Grainger, Inc.

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CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

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And, with the costs of a LCMS or even some CMSs, you might want to seek out the open source – FREE way. Unless you plan to add some APIs (since they are open source, you could) to create reports on some data or do robust data collection, it is not going to happen. And yes, it would be fully SCORM 2004 compliant (as long as you uploaded your courses as SCORM 2004). Later today, I will post a page on my site that contains an extensive list of free open source CMSs, for you to click and view. So, what do you do? Yes and No. Uh, no.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

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Open Architecture. APIs are open source code, so that developers (inc. Google code is open source code, so you can manipulate. appeared in 2004? Open source and end users becoming content producers is the next evolution of the net and thus learning. Widgets CMS HTML5 LCMS LMS Open Source SAAS SCORM Trends Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning hosted learning portal m-learning mobile learning social learning social media web conferencing Mashups mashup Twitter has APIs, so does Facebook, even Linkedin. Blogger.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

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Ipad, Entourage EDGE, Camangi WebStation, Freescale, Amtek, Asus,Open Peak’s Open Tablet, ExoPC Tablet, Fusion_Garage Joo Joo, Ubuntu Linux SmartQ, EAFT MagicTile. APIs, Open Source, HTML5. Cloud computing – SCORM Cloud can be used on your tablet – upload courses or create courses SCORM 2004 compatible. Open Peak. Tags: HTML5 LCMS LMS Open Source Uncategorized WBT e-learning e-learning vendors elearning learning portal m-learning mobile learning social learning social media tablets mlearning tablet The Revolution. Armies.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

These come from many sources and are license-specific. You can always remove the "elegant credit line" if you publish the source where you got the picture. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo.

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e-Learning Glossaries

eFront

Subscribe to eFront Learning by Email eFront facebook fans eFront e-Learning on Facebook eFront links eFront site eFront on Twitter eFront on Facebook eFront on Slideshare eFront on Vimeo eFront on LinkedIn Total Pageviews Popular Posts Free e-Learning books Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning eFront tweets Loading. In other words, they need to “speak the same language&#.

My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Sophia Peters provides another interesting post entitled Deciding Between Open Source and Proprietary Software? In her article, she makes the following assertions: Open source software has grown to include […] an adherence to established standards, which is a high priority for open source software development.

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

eFront

Subscribe to eFront Learning by Email eFront facebook fans eFront e-Learning on Facebook eFront links eFront site eFront on Twitter eFront on Facebook eFront on Slideshare eFront on Vimeo eFront on LinkedIn Total Pageviews Popular Posts Free e-Learning books Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning eFront tweets Loading. The following list is in chronological order. Enjoy! =>

Ten tips to build interactivity

eFront

In this market, open source solutions are not as well evolved as they are in the LMS market, but some developments are taking place in this area. 2004, AICC, Tin Can (Lectora 11 onwards) and XML. Xerte – This open source – and, thus, low cost – authoring tool from the University of Nottingham is gaining popularity among further and higher education establishments. Interactivity is a key component in the learning process. Users must interact with online learning materials to navigate through the materials; amass information and make decisions.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

Subscribe to eFront Learning by Email eFront facebook fans eFront e-Learning on Facebook eFront links eFront site eFront on Twitter eFront on Facebook eFront on Slideshare eFront on Vimeo eFront on LinkedIn Total Pageviews Popular Posts Free e-Learning books Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning eFront tweets Loading. Jeff Goldman e-Learning Designer and Developer. Thank you Christofher.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

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That said, for a freebie -and yes, I said freebie (open source) it has a lot of power. To give you an example, the free version is ADL SCORM 2004 certified (many commercial paid ones are not). While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait. I mean it is not like something is going to change in just a few weeks for any such product. Before I get to the list, people always want to know how do I decide what constitutes the best of the best. Here are my criteria. If they are stale – seriously do you deserve to the best? Final Note.

Where Social Learning got its start: An interview with Dave Tosh

The Learning Circuits

For those that haven't, Elgg is an open-source engine that allows you to create your own Social Network. Founded in 2004 by Dave Tosh and Ben Werdmuller, Elgg was often pitched as a Social Network for education - perhaps the first foray into the world of 'online' Social Learning, some time before the phrase entered popular parlance. Dave Tosh: I can't remember anyone talking about social learning back in 2004 when Elgg started. BB: You open-sourced Elgg; was this a commercial or idealistic decision? DT: I am not sure about a social learning community.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Flash: Embedding Video in the Experience

Learning Visions

The more robust codec (compared with mx 2004) has been used extensively in sites like ABC, NBC, and The New York Time to name a few. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, June 15, 2006 Flash: Embedding Video in the Experience I really like how they did this. The acting is lame, but the interface is tres cool. eLearnin.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

On the other hand, pages are opened and they are used more for promotion and branding. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo. 50% of Facebooks active users log on to Facebook in any given day.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

Subscribe to eFront Learning by Email eFront facebook fans eFront e-Learning on Facebook eFront links eFront site eFront on Twitter eFront on Facebook eFront on Slideshare eFront on Vimeo eFront on LinkedIn Total Pageviews Popular Posts Free e-Learning books Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning eFront tweets Loading. Learn from the experts! Get new ideas and tips! Enjoy! => Thanks.

The #1 WordPress LMS Myth BUSTED

LearnDash

Without fail the biggest backlash against using WordPress for learning management purposes was because it lacked the “traditional SCORM support” offered by mainstream open-source LMS packages such as Moodle. Programs like Articulate and Captivate were chugging along with new features and versions, all of which remaining true to SCORM 2004. TinCan to the Rescue.

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What’s hurting the LMS market

eLearning 24-7

How many times have you looked at a system, only to say to yourselves, wasn’t that available back in 2004 and if so, why are they touting that as something new? True, people are selecting open source systems, and for the majority of them, it is Moodle. Here is the thing, what these vendors fail to understand is these markets are selecting open source solutions, often for the following. The LMS market is strong. Revenues across the board are up, profit margins are healthy and competition is on-going (always a good thing). The Negatives. Why Does it Occur?

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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If it is the latter, and your system accepts SCORM 2004 only (which thus accepts 1.2 Think marketplace – whether it is free – created by the vendor or links to widget directories to use in your product – i.e. open source or APIs or an exchange. The data is in, the results are interesting and the competition is growing. What does it all mean? The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). Early Signs for 2012. Jump on the Bandwagon. It isn’t.

5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront

eFront

Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo. The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs Free e-Learning books Facebook for e-Learning ► October (3) Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meet.