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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.

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).

Facebook for e-Learning


At the same time, Facebook is one of the fastest growing social networks that helps people communicate efficiently with their friends, families, coworkers, and classmates. On the other hand, pages are opened and they are used more for promotion and branding. Sorry I got carried away a bit there :P You can also integrate other social networking API's such as Twitter.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


The stock.xhng operates as a hybrid of a picture library site and a social networking site; registered users may set up a personal profile, upload their photographic works to share with other users, write a blog and participate in online forums to discuss and critique each others work. These come from many sources and are license-specific. Stock images are in the public domain.

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Came, I Saw, I Learned by Kevin Siegel The content focuses on eLearning, mLearning, social media, and how-to articles for Captivate, Camtasia, FrameMaker, Acrobat, RoboHelp and PowerPoint. Learning Queen by Susan Smith Nash E-Learning Queen focuses on distance training and education, from instructional design to e-learning and mobile solutions, and pays attention to psychological, social, and cultural factors. Through his blog and consulting practices, people look to Harold for innovative ideas on business, technology, social networks and learning. Thanks.

Harold Jarche » Big Consulting Companies Jumping on Bandwagon 2.0

Learning and Working on the Web

Watch Kiran Bir Sethi [link] no technology required Themes Complexity PKM Social Learning Work Literacy Threads Books Commons Communities Friday's Finds Informal Learning InternetTime Learning OpenSource Performance Improvement Technology Wirearchy Work About Advertisers Clients Consulting Contact Français Key Posts Projects Toolbox Big Consulting Companies Jumping on Bandwagon 2.0 Posted on December 23rd, 2007 by Harold Jarche It looks like social media (wikis, blogs & social networking) are going the way of e-learning and knowledge management (KM).


Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs.  OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud&# and do the same thing. Open Source Product of the Year (i.e. ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED.  Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it.


Born in a storm

Learning and Working on the Web

Six years ago, on 19 February 2004, states of emergency were declared in Nova Scotia and PEI after a prolonged blizzard, later named White Juan , dumped as much as 95 centimetres of snow.  Many roads were impassable, blocked with snow drifts of up to 4 metres. The development and nurturing of communities of practice online is another area of applied research that interests me.


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No matter where you are, no matter what you are – portal, learning community, LMS/LCMS (open source), group, web page with links, API integrated solution, etc. Can download your SCORM courses from the “cloud&# to go into your LMS/LCMS (open source/vendor or proprietary – hosted on your own server – behind your firewall, on your vendor’s server or on any server on the net or wherever). Can test your course content to verify that it is SCORM 2004 compliant   (TEST). Think social media.  Any social networking site?

Elgg: it’s a community effort

Learning and Working on the Web

This weekend I noticed a tweet from Alec Couros about some issues with the Ning social networking platform. This brought me to reflect, once again, how important an open source framework is as we move more of our computing to the cloud. While Ning may be free, it is not open source, and the company can make changes at will, just like Facebook, Google or Twitter may do. With social bookmarks, it is easy to export and import OPML files from one platform to another. Can the data be easily exported? So what is the alternative to Ning?

e-Learning Acupuncture: Technology, Colleges and Community Online Conference

eLearning Acupuncture

Check out the 2008 Theme: "TCC will feature papers and general sessions on the continuing evolution of distance learning, online communities and collaboration, social networking, and best practices of instructional technology. ► January (1) Free Academic Videos for Everyone ► 2008 (37) ► December (2) Wikipedia is now a primary source for research! Are educat.

5th Anniversary

Learning and Working on the Web

On 19 February 2004, I went down the rabbit hole and started this blog: This is where I post my thoughts and comments on ideas, events or other writings that are of a professional interest to me. The development and nurturing of communities of practice online is another area of applied research that interests me. My personal knowledge base is now over 1,400 blog posts with +3,000 comments.

LMS/LCMS Social Media & Side Notes

eLearning 24-7

If you haven’t been looking at LMS/LCMS solutions lately or if you have, you may be noticing a trend -  social media.  Of course, many vendors like to pitch it as “Web 2.0″ ″ was coined in 2004. Instead, let’s call it, what it really is and what it will be going forward – “Social Media&#. To have a better understanding on social media, I have provided the types of social media followed by an example.  Social Media – Followed by an example. Social Bookmarking – Delicious. ″? Early Years.

Harold Jarche " PKM - Personally Managing Your Knowledge

Learning and Working on the Web

Unless we live on a desert island, we learn socially. « Open Source Social Networking Platform the community is the curriculum » 9 Responses to “PKM - Personally Managing Your Knowledge&#. Unless we live on a desert island, we learn socially. December 2004 (16). November 2004 (23). October 2004 (22). August 2004 (32).

Identifying a collaboration platform

Learning and Working on the Web

Does it simplify work and make it more transparent for everyone in the network? The options then become: Open the LMS so it can be used in the daily workflow. If your LMS is not helping you with these processes then it’s time to find a better platform.  I recently described one such platform – Elgg: it’s a community effort : Another platform that I have used since its early days is Elgg , an open source social networking platform that attracted me because of its unique underlying model. Does your LMS do this? This is real user control.

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. The pendulum had swung far in the opposite direction when we had flower children, itinerant hippies, anti-war protests, and, more recently, the Open Source movement and the proliferation of blogs. That observation is from 2004.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

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As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches.  While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform. It is not as though, social learning is going to disappear. Social bookmarking. Do Nothing.


Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Multi Generational Learning in the Workplace

Learning Visions

Debard (2004) Values of various generations from multiple sources that has implications from learning). Learning -- like structure, risk free environment, lack tech skills but open to learning on computer. After school was all about socialization. The Connected Worker 21st century knowledge worker/learner "Im only as good as my network." use these tools for social -- they dont have these in their learning toolkit. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Janets Bias: Went to K-12 in US (New York) in the 1970s. 100% online U. Compliant.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Arrgghh!!! Experience-Enabling Design: An approach to elearning design : From a 2004 post from elearning post. Re-installing Zone Alarm AV on my other machine.AGAIN! NewsGator RSS products now free: No really. Is Pedagogy Getting in the Way of Learning? Read it and then read the comments.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Edu-Gaming in the latest Escapist | Main | Article comparing new Mash-Up tools (Popfly, Pipes, Google) - thanks Sam Adkins » June 03, 2007 Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer. Talks about a meta-analysis (Bernard et al 2004) on distancev classroom….most