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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. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Here’s some of what I pulled out.

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?


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?

Open Source LMS

Tony Karrer

Because of their very limited budget, I suggested they dive into more depth looking at open source LMS products. To help get that started, I looked at eLearning Learning and found some pretty good sources around LMS / Open Source and Learning Management System / Open Source. Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 The Right Way To Go About Open Source LMS - Upside Learning Blog , October 23, 2009 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? MinuteBio , June 12, 2009 Moodle! -

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

10 Common Myths About Open Source. Open source LMS Totara topped our list of 2016 learning industry thought leaders. Weekly posts explore multiple topics, including best practices in onboarding, compliance training, social learning and LMS reporting, and of course, definitive open source thought leadership. Comparison Grids. Here’s proof!

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered. I like this system and its functionality in comparison to the other players in this space. Open Source LMS of the Year. A learning portal has replaced them, because they back end is either a LMS – which with APIs or added open source code can include CMS capabilities, OR the back end is a CMS or a mashup of one. Uncategorized e-learning elearning LMS Open Source e-learning vendors learning portal E-Learn Info learning portalsLMS Products of the Year 2010.

Moodle vs Totara – which is the right choice for you?


Despite sounding like the son and daughter of some bohemian celebrity couple, they are actually two different incarnations of the same thing, and that thing is an open source LMS which is used by million of people worldwide and is ‘free’ to get hold of. It is a popular custom version of Moodle which remains open source, but with a few costs tacked onto it. Hierarchies.

Confused with learning technologies? Choose your best option

CommLab India

Out-source: You also has an option to outsource it to an external vendor to provide support. Have a look at the comparison here Should LMS Administration be done In-House or Outsourced? Here we have two options to choose from: going for either Commercial or Open-source? Comparison between desktop vs online Claro Vs. Storyline – E-learning Software Comparison.

Moodle vs Totara – which is the right choice for you?


Despite sounding like the son and daughter of some bohemian celebrity couple, they are actually two different incarnations of the same thing, and that thing is an open source LMS which is used by million of people worldwide and is ‘free’ to get hold of. It is a popular custom version of Moodle which remains open source, but with a few costs tacked onto it. Hierarchies.

To be or not to be Moodle

eLearning 24-7

Right now you are probably in one of three camps when it comes to open source LMSs, specifically Moodle: Huge fan and most likely have it. It is not hate that I bring upon you good folk, rather it is the facts concerning Moodle and to be fair a comparison between it and in general commercial systems (since feature sets may differ, systems do differ to a degree, design, UI, my mom’s BBQ chicken (mmm), etc.). Not a fan of it. Thinking of soup, I mean Noodles! And you may be thinking, okay, here it comes – here comes the “hate” with Moodle. .

Moodle 101

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

The working draft of HTML 5 indicates a need to find suitable open source code which works on all browsers without licensing or patent fee. The Mozilla Foundation has already implemented the open source Ogg Theora and Ogg Vorbis codecs for video in the beta of Firefox 3.5 Now we have HTML 5 coming up – this makes the race hotter. Or does it? So what’s the big deal ?

Trends in Learning: What’s Latest!

Origin Learning

By comparison, a previous Accenture survey found that only 21 percent of US workers said they received company-provided formal training between 2006 and 2011. Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs are true to their name- they are massive, open and online. A 2013 Accenture survey on Skills and Employment Trends revealed that a large skills gap exists in most businesses.

Learning first, technology second

Learning with e's

Such tools are in fact large and complex networked systems, and are very expensive to buy if they are proprietary, and very time and labour intense if they are open source. Students don''t like them because they are impersonal, not easy to navigate, and are a pale comparison of their weapons of choice - social networking services such as Facebook. Let me elaborate. Walk away.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

All the Open source systems – again you must add TinCan API on your own. Latitude Learning – only if you have the open source solution and you must add TinCan API on your own. Not just in comparison to the past couple of years, but all time (for those who were more than three years old). . I love the end of the year. On Fire. Mobile Learning. Edubrite.

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Totara vs. LearnUpon cloud LMS – How to choose?


The question now is, should you choose Totara, an open source installation or a cloud-based proprietary LMS such as LearnUpon? Moodle was a ‘free’, open source software that could be downloaded by anyone. Not only that, we have a customer success team to ensure a clear line of communication is open in relation to our LMS and its development. Background. Totara.

The Top 3 Aspects of Articulate 360 You Must Know

CommLab India

Click to view the complete list of new features along with a comparison with Storyline 2 and 1 features. It is similar to the open-source eLearning authoring tool “Adapt Learning” and paid applications such as Gomolearning. . Finally, the much awaited day has arrived and Articulate launched its enhanced eLearning authoring tool – “ Articulate 360 ”. Studio 360. Quote.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Be sure to do additional research and comparison with similar products prior to making a selection as this is just a small sampling. Dimdim has an open source version so developers can integrate it with other software. It also integrates with a few open source eLearning tools. Listing is alphabetical.). Audacity. Category: Podcasts. Dimdim. Think of it. TalkShoe.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Open Educational Resources Matures 4. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Corollary => Open Source Video Technologies I'm dealing right now with delivery of video on mobile devices. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. I'm hoping that others will join the effort.

Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture - The E-Learning Curve , October 14, 2009. Other Sources. Cost Comparison: Instructor-Led Vs. E-Learning , October 14, 2009. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture , October 14, 2009. Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open , October 9, 2009. Open Source E-Learning 4: KompoZer Web Editor , October 12, 2009. Monday, October 26, 2009.

Video and LMSs – Why changes will need to be made in 2014

eLearning 24-7

3840 pixels by 2160 line with an aspect ratio of 16:9 to give a comparison, the top resolution for HD is 1920 pixels by 1080 lines with an aspect ratio of 4:3. At some point down the road, you should be open to the idea of going 4K UHD. Open source and free video compression standard. With 2014 already in play, it is time for many LMS vendors to awaken by the trumpets playing the background – you might think it is Muzak, but no it’s trumpets. Here is the one thing to remember - VIDEO IS GOING TO BE HOT. One vendor right off the bat is Unicorn Training.

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Are you using Steroids? May you should be!

E-learning Uncovered

PhoneGap is an open-source (a.k.a. FREE) mobile development framework that lets you package a single source of existing HTML5, JavaScipt, and CSS3 content as multiple native smartphone and tablet apps. June 20, 2014 | Free Webinar: Authoring Tools Comparison. It also makes testing your newly-created apps a breeze! Lion) or greater.) Upcoming Events & Webinars.

Education learning management system trends

eLearning 24-7

Many in the education market are still in love with open source systems, such as Moodle. Comparison Time! However, they often do not realize – until it is too late, that “free” isn’t really free because customization has to constantly exist, support, among other things. With that comes trends. Available at your local college and school – NOT!

‘Learner as producer’: what Amazon can teach us about the activist LMS

Spicy Learning

In comparison, the traditional LMS usually offers me one main library of generic content, plus a load of other bits and pieces. The social-constructivist pedagogy of open source platforms like Moodle and Elgg, for example, are designed with learner production in mind. In a recent post, I mentioned that the order of the training transaction is currently the wrong way around. We treat learners as passive consumers, and don’t recognise their potential as producers. Wheeler points out that: “The importance of the situatedness of learning at all levels cannot be overemphasised.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Aggregation and Social Filtering Provide High Value eLearning Learning has somewhat become my singular source of great eLearning content. Open Content Potential But There are Challenges This year I spent quite a bit of time looking at where and how open content could get leveraged in different ways. Flash may Die and HTML 5 is Going to be Big 2010 opened my eyes are Flash and HTML 5. Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. for more on this.

How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

The association decided to replace its inadequate open-source learning solution with a modern association-oriented LMS. However, for the clearest financial comparison, it’s important to evaluate competing solutions in a 1st-year and 3rd-year total cost of ownership (TCO) time/cost horizon. ” The answer is easier to follow if we walk through a real-world example.

2012 in retrospective: top 10 posts

Challenge to Learn

Blackboard buys Moodle partners: open source? I’m happy to see that this blog is growing (almost 250% up in comparison to 2011) although that is not my goal. It is the time of the year to look back and to make plans for the new year. In this post I will have a look at 2012 based on the top 10 post of this blog. The top 10 is: A new metaphor for e-Learning.

How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Then you can test three things: Software : Using the same basic module for each application allows you to do a better “apples-to-apples” comparison. There are many sites that give away open source content or images under creative commons licenses. Here’s what I find typical of people who do rapid elearning. So they buy an authoring tool and quickly convert the content. Voila!

I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

You make an easy choice and open a ning or groupsite. Opening a group on an existing social network sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn. It is important to make a comparison of the different platforms if you choose this option. or open source software like Drupal , Joomla or elgg (moodle is also used, but is actually optimized for Education) What is it? What is it?

Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools

Tony Karrer

IBM Lotus Connections Scuttle – Open Source WSSsearch - SharePoint add-on Any others? Good comparisons of these? I was just asked on twitter about use social bookmarking tools that work behind the firewall. I thought I had blogged about this before, but I'm not finding the post. Here are the social bookmarking tools that I commonly cite in presentations: BEA Pathways Cogenz Connectbeam - perl based, very similar to I originally included: Jive Software - because I thought they had it, but it appears they don't

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

In many cases, big numbers in comparison to the last 3 years. The spin of course, is that open source systems enable APIs. Open marketplaces for courses created by end users. So, you now have an open marketplace with a social learning twist to it. After one quarter (for most companies) into the fiscal calendar year, it is time to see what the future holds in our space. There is Money in those Hills. “This is the best month (January) that we have ever had. They were not alone. A good thing? For example, Cornerstone On Demand, 46.6M USD in 2010, 29.3M

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

True, smartphones are here to stay, and they are wonderful for a lot of amazing things, but from a true m-learning standpoint, I just do not see the engaging interactive value here, in comparison to other mobile devices. Well, considering that I’ve heard from sources that ADP has been sniffing around the LMS space, I wouldn’t say it is so far-fetched. Again, open source programs exist today that you can use as a feature within your LMS. No need to have multiple windows open. Perpetuating the Myth. Secondly, it is just not social networking.

One prediction already on target

Clive on Learning

One of these was: "We'll see more online rapid e-learning authoring environments come on the market, perhaps even open source." By comparison, Unison and RapideL-i have different feature sets and very different routes to market, but they join their predecessors in providing the most essential benefits of online authoring, not least easy collaboration amongst those working on the development team. On January 3rd I laid out my e-learning predictions for 2008. I'm optimistic that competition will provide customers with better products at ever more achievable prices.


Clive on Learning

Although there is an open source option in eXe , it's fair to say that this is more directed at educational users than corporates. I did find the asset upload facility clunky in comparison with other tools I've used, requiring as it does a separate log-in to an FTP (file transfer) site. I've been taking a look at an early version of RapideL's new online e-learning authoring tool, which they are calling RapideL-i. I would have no hesitation for reaching for one of these tools if I was working on a project alone.

e-Learning Authoring Tools Crash Course -- Follow Up

Learning Visions

My Sources Since I'm not a tool user, I needed to mine the collective brain of the e-learning community to find out what's what. eLearning Authoring Tools Mind Map A month or two ago I asked for your input to create a collaborative comparison of different products on the market. Michael Hanley provides a great resource to the eLearning community with his ongoing review of open source tools. I had the great pleasure of speaking last night at the Massachusetts chapter of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). I asked "What do you use it for?,

for tomorrow we DIY

Learning with e's

Frances posted a comment on my blog today, and I will take the opportunity here to respond to the two questions she posed: Question 1: We have the advantage with Edupunk of being able to look at what happened to Punk - anyone done this comparison? Image source Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. My recent post on Edupunk ' Can Anybody Hear Me? ' What do you think?