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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 eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source. Here’s some of what I pulled out.

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". M.Ed. [1]

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 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!

Adapt Open Source eLearning: Join the Community!

Learning Visions

Are you interested in open source? Want to see an elearning authoring tool that does responsive design really well? The Adapt Learning Community site is now open at https://community.adaptlearning.org /. Our timelines are quite ambitious and we want to build up the initial codebase for the framework by the end of the year, with an authoring tool following quickly.

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

G-Cube

The presentation than briefly turned into a debate between open-source and proprietary systems. Now, this was not the first time when someone asked me to compare open source vs. proprietary systems, and I am sure it won’t be the last. I neither love nor hate proprietary or open source systems. How about open source vs. proprietary LMS’s?

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

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– This means that multiple people can work at the same time on the same course and same page – it is really an awesome feature, especially with SaaS authoring tools. Increase of authoring tool vendors – More are in, less are out, but there still is a gap between good and average – a huge gap. It should exist in every authoring tool. . . . Trends.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

The latest version of the course manual includes several minor corrections and is dedicated to the memory of our co-author Jeanne Smuts who died on 28th July 2009. The authors, Clark and Gottfredson, sketch three distinct stages of learning agility: 1.0, 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

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.

Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

There are several HTML5 eLearning authoring tools available for developers. Thanks to this eLearning authoring tool, creating and publishing online courses is as easy as crafting a PowerPoint presentation. If you are a beginner in eLearning authoring, you’ll love Raptivity, which you can use without any previous knowledge in programming. Zenler Studio. Essay Writer. Raptivity.

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

Upside Learning

Given this trend, it is but obvious that the demand for rapid authoring tools which can publish content in HTML5 will also increase. In this post, we examine 5 rapid authoring tools which show tremendous promise. Claro outputs HTML5-based content, so all of its authoring features can be used to create engaging and interactive content for delivery on smart phones or tablet devices.

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15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

A multimedia authoring tool that goes beyond Flash and builds applications based on HTML5, Javascript, jQuery and CSS3 and works well on iOS and Android devices, and the latest HTML5-compatible browsers. With this HTML5 compliant, eLearning authoring tool from ‘dominKnow’, you can create mobile and tablet compliant content easily. iBooks Author. So let’s start with…. Claro.

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Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

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I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. Other – In the last four months, I have seen an increase in online authoring systems – which feature a RCAT along with reporting functionality, e-mail notifications, adding users angle – I used to call them hybrid systems, but a better term is “Online Authoring Systems” Anyway, I didn’t remove them from consideration. Updated Content Authoring Tool Directory. C ontent Authoring Tools Directory.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

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). Yeah, I know we have just jumped into January, but in a review of the past several months, authoring tools continue to follow a similar path amongst themselves with certain feature sets. Perhaps they are unaware of online authoring systems offering assessment features. A scan across the market is clearly showing that this has become a required feature in an authoring tool. What does it all mean? It isn’t.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

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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. MOS Solo - Content authoring tool.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

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As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing. There are 124 authoring tools in my latest directory, of which 30 are SaaS or a combination of desktop and SaaS – which really what is the point of that? Yet, surprisingly for content authoring tools, it is still in infant stage. I know, smartphone lovers will disagree, but if you go back into 2010, how many authoring tools or platforms were offering m-learning despite the extensive growth of smartphones (which has been increasing for years)? Trend 1.

TinCan Demystified

eFront

Perceived simplicity is a core ingredient of the new offering and a major adoption point for LMS and authoring tools developers. This openness is very important and in our point of view, the biggest benefit that TinCan brings to the world. Content authors should be able to rely on a consistent set of UI expectations. eLearning Learning Open Source SCORM standards tin-can tincanIf you are somewhat interested in eLearning and unless you have been living on a deserted island for the last year you probably have already heard about the TinCan project. A frameset?

Adapt Hangout lifts the lid on multi-device elearning

Sponge UK

Adapt is a free and easy to use elearning authoring tool that creates fully responsive, multi-device, HTML5 elearning content using the open source Adapt framework. The Hangout is a chance to ask questions about the Adapt framework, how it works, the progress of the new authoring tool, the advantages of open source development and the organisational benefits of using Adapt.

Why EasyGenerator isn’t open source

Challenge to Learn

One of them: open source. The question was: should EasyGenerator become open source or should it stay proprietary. In the end we decided not to go for the open source model en in this blog I will try to explain why. Note: With open source software you share the source code of your software with everybody and everybody can contribute to it. When I worked at Stoas Learning we represented a few open source packages ( Sakai , Moodle and Mahara ). My open source experience is therefore mainly based on these three.

UPDATED: Other Open Source LMS Solutions

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A list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. Ectolearning – Open learning environment, with collaboration tools plus LMS – for Education/academia. metacoon.net - LMS with built in authoring tools – Premise is virtual rooms contained within their system. Open LMS. Open Elms - Support for articulate, captivate, targets business. Olat - IMS Learning Impact ‘Leadership Award’ 2009 for best open source learning platform. Tags: LCMS LMS Moodle Open Source Uncategorized e-learning elearning joomla

10 Widely Used Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 and Empower E-learning

CommLab India

Smartphones, iPads, and tablets have opened new avenues for learning. After knowing the growing importance of HTML5, let’s check the most widely used e-learning authoring tools that provide HTML5 output. Responsive design helps your e-learning course content rearrange itself when opened on any device, irrespective of the screen size. Learning Technology rapid authoring tools

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Open Source E-Learning Development 8: eXe (the eLearning XHTML editor)

The E-Learning Curve

Today I will look at a very nice HTML authoring environment designed for e-learning development called the eLearning XHTML editor, or eXe. Open Source E-Learning Development 8: eXe (the eLearning XHTML editor) is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. web-based learning e-Learning Authoring elearning development eXe rapid elearning Tags: content authoring e-learning instructional design integrated develpment environment open e-learning environment web 2.0

Moodle and eFront side-by-side

eFront

With eFront’s recent string of awards , I thought it was about time I took a look at this relative newcomer to the open source Learning Management System market. For many years, Moodle has been most people’s port of call when looking for an open source LMS (or Virtual Learning Environment in the education sector). I’ve used it for many projects, from an elearning delivery platform for a local authority, through to a combined elearning and assessment platform used by nearly 45,000 people over the space of 6 months. Don’t make me think.

2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

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Under this mobile learning misrepresentation, I can tell you that nearly every system out there – can make this argument – because if you can open up Safari and go to the vendor’s web site and then into your SaaS based LMS – then guess what? Click on the app and your default browser opens and off you go. As I often say to folks, what is the point of having an app, if all it does is open up my browser. HTML5 output/publish – if you have a built in course authoring tool. Open Source Commercial. Course authoring tool.

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). MySCORM - SCORM content authoring tools. it based on What You See What You Get Editor that making easy to authoring SCORM content package for end user. 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). What I did not include in this blog posting.

Interesting Distribute Publishing Model and Open Source

Tony Karrer

(via Stephen Downes ) Impact of Open Source Software on Education, Series Launch is interesting both because of the publishing model and because of the content. What they've done is recruit authors who are going to publish (via a blog) something between a blog post, interview and an article every other week on a particular topic - in this case Open Source. They have a Wiki ( "Impact of Open Source Software on Education” series, visit WikiEducator ) that they apparently use/used to get the authors to fill in their information about what they would write.

Open Source E-Learning Development 7: Freemind

The E-Learning Curve

FreeMind is an open source mind-mapping application. Open Source E-Learning Development 7: Freemind is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: Constructivist theoretical model bloom's taxonomy cognitive domain content authoring e-learning knowledge objects mind tools open e-learning environment Freemind instructional design ISD mind map open source software oss

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). MySCORM - SCORM content authoring tools. it based on What You See What You Get Editor that making easy to authoring SCORM content package for end user. 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). What I did not include in this blog posting.

An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development

The E-Learning Curve

As I'm in the process of updating my website ’s Learning Content Management System (LCMS), I though it would be interesting to discuss open source environments, and how they can be implemented in an e-learning content development ecosystem. Access to the source code is a precondition for this. Access to the source code is a precondition for this. Now read on.

Open Source E-learning Development 2: Image Manipulation

The E-Learning Curve

I’m still researching this topic: there are many sources to reference and data to be interpreted – and of course, the socio-economic landscape is still changing apace. Now read on… The second open environment authoring tool highlighted in this series is an image editing application. First today, a preamble, in which I shall use the word “beauty.” Its native format is XCF.

Open Source E-Learning 4: KompoZer Web Editor

The E-Learning Curve

Today's open source e-learning toolkit component is a website authoring tool called KompoZer. Tags: REL authoring tools content authoring content development e-learning elearning content open e-learning environment open standards rapid elearning web based training web-based learning benefits of e-learning kompozer open source rapid e-learning

An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development

The E-Learning Curve

I though it would be interesting to discuss open source environments, and how they be implemented in an e-learning context. Tags: OpenOffice.org content authoring content development e-learning e-learning ecosystem gratis libre debate learning technology open e-learning environment open standards e-learning development open source oss software

Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture

The E-Learning Curve

Tags: asynchronous authoring tools content authoring digital media e-learning elearning content integrated develpment environment open e-learning environment open standards video editing application Jing media open source software screencapture