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Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

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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.

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!

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.

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.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. Come on guys are you serious!

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software&#.   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. All software below is free. love it that much.

eLearning Chef’s Top 5 Open-Source LMSystems

eLearning Chef

Per the previous post , here’s our list of the top 5 open-source LMS products. You can search for ‘top open source LMS’ and find several similar lists. However, their SCORM 2004 support is incomplete and their xAPI (TinCan) integration is still in progress. eFront ranks #2 due to the lesser features in the open-source version (i.e. This LMS is a dual solution; you can download the source, install, and host it yourself…or you can license a hosted solution complete with support and additional features. Open Elms. Moodle. OpenOLAT.

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

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.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Information technology has brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, whether stimulating greater interaction through the use of collaborative tools, videoconferencing with international experts, or opening virtual worlds for exploration. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. Dunlap Learning 2.0

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

eLearning 24-7

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. Paid, you could find across all markets. Very cool.

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. Paid, you could find across all markets.

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? Let me refresh your memory…. “ 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. People often require SCORM 2004 support but rarely use it.

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. and IMS Common Catridge and with version 3.6 we offer support for the latest iteration of SCORM 2004, its 4th edition. Thank you animsim!

TCExam - Open Source CBA/CBT

Learning Journeys

TCExam project was started in 2004 and now it is translated in several languages and freely used all over the world by universities, schools, private companies and independent teachers. TCExam is open source and completely free to use. The website promotes the following features: Free and Open Source. TCExam : Courtesy of amatbest54. TCExam is an assessment software system that enables educators and trainers to author, schedule, deliver, and report on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams. haven’t tested TCExam yet, but it looks promising.  Rich Content.

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?

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. learning elearning Open Source Moodle E-Learn Info API

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e-Learning Acupuncture: Is Open Source LCMS really the way to go?

eLearning Acupuncture

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 Is Open Source LCMS really the way to go? On the surface, dont open source LCMSs sound like a great idea? In my view, you need about twice as much in-house technical and development support to an Open Source LCMS than you need for a commercially available LCMS. have a web hosting account and use the off-the-shelf open source forum, wiki, image gallery and blog software. Hi - From my point of view Open Source (technical aspect) could never be a criterion for choosing a learning managing system (pedagogical aspect).

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.

October (2004) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter

ZaidLearn

(Originally posted in ELC on the 2nd November, 2004) Assalamu Alaikum wrt wbt & Greetings to ALL! All five had traveled to San Jose, California, in March 2004 for the Serious Games Summit at the annual Game Developers Conference. Vocabulary Memorization Platform - Self learning vocabulary platform to students while learning a new language The actual source code of all tools listed is NOT currently available, but will soon be made available under the Open Source Initiative Foundation's GPL license. experience). Author: Kathleen Christoph, Carrie E. Hicks, D.,

October (2004) Issue: ELC Knowledge Sharing Newsletter

ZaidLearn

(Originally posted in ELC on the 2nd November, 2004) Assalamu Alaikum wrt wbt & Greetings to ALL! All five had traveled to San Jose, California, in March 2004 for the Serious Games Summit at the annual Game Developers Conference. Vocabulary Memorization Platform - Self learning vocabulary platform to students while learning a new language The actual source code of all tools listed is NOT currently available, but will soon be made available under the Open Source Initiative Foundation's GPL license. experience). Author: Kathleen Christoph, Carrie E. Hicks, D.,

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.  As for the course authoring tool – to create courses within a CMS and then launch them?  Uh, no. And yes, it would be fully SCORM 2004 compliant (as long as you uploaded your courses as SCORM 2004). My Top List of Open Source – FREE – Content Management Systems.

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.

International Conference of eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society (2004)

ZaidLearn

Srisakdi Charmonman's opening speech, Phongchai Sirinarumitr's Introduction to eLearning in Thailand, Kim Chew Lim's eLearning Standards and their uses, and Jonathan Darby's Designing for quality eLearning. International Conference on eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society Thailand's EXPO 2004 and e-learning conference opened with fireworks and entertainment, which included an official Inauguration speech by Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. million in 2004. By Datuk Dr. Syed Othman Alhabshi ) UNITAR's Experience with Online Live Tutorials (PDF 614 KB.

International Conference of eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society (2004)

ZaidLearn

Srisakdi Charmonman's opening speech, Phongchai Sirinarumitr's Introduction to eLearning in Thailand, Kim Chew Lim's eLearning Standards and their uses, and Jonathan Darby's Designing for quality eLearning. International Conference on eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society Thailand's EXPO 2004 and e-learning conference opened with fireworks and entertainment, which included an official Inauguration speech by Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. million in 2004. By Datuk Dr. Syed Othman Alhabshi ) UNITAR's Experience with Online Live Tutorials (PDF 614 KB.

Encore – Moodle: Pros, Challenges

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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. are NOT out of the box solutions. They are not turnkey. 

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

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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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 2004Open 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. Gdata.

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. Nvida.

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. 28 Storyboard Templates!!! Thanks! Excellent post!

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

Dawn of Learning

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.

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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Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

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.

Join the #moodlewish Twitter Stream!

ZaidLearn

Moodle is free and open source. Moodle is the Apple of Open Source, and we simply want to better than any other learning tools out there. remember in 2004, I was in shock-and-awe after exploring Moodle for the first time. Click image to view the visualized #moodlewish story clearly PLEASE WISH UP! Do you feel that Moodle needs improvement in some areas? Annoying!),

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.

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. Powered by Blogger

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.

Call for papers: Digital Futures: learning in a connected world

Ignatia Webs

His latest project is the open source Learning Event Generator ( [link] ) and the Rag - an interactive learning tool for the iPhone where you can literally shake up a learning challenge. In the UK (and the world) there are a few pioneers leading the way in the field of innovative education, Steve Wheeler is one of them. So all of you k12 teachers, university pioneers, and trainers.

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. know plenty.

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.

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Seven years and still independent

Learning and Working on the Web

When I started (19 Feb 2004), the term blog was not exactly mainstream and one media “guru&# said blogs were on their way out. cannot say the posts here have a neutral point of view. I was an advocate of open source software before it was popular with the mainstream. I’ve been putting my thoughts on this blog for seven years now. Blog post #1,865.

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.

Is leadership an emergent property?

Learning and Working on the Web

Open information and access to our common knowledge assets seems to be a required part of any new leadership model. With open systems, trust emerges. Tweet Note: this post is in early Beta. Because of this decentralization, they were able to fight the Spanish for a long time, regrouping as necessary, ultimately destroyed by a “benevolent” United States.

Blackboard To Go Private: Giving The Company Freedom To Invest

Learning on the Leading Edge

As a public company (since 2004), however, Blackboard has to continue to show profitable growth in order to drive its stock. Educational institutions are typically risk-averse organizations, and given the tight economy and shifting demographics in education, it has been easier and easier for them to postpone upgrades and use open source solutions to manage their education platform needs.

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