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Education Conferences June to December 2014

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Here is the downloadable conference list (doc). Conferences Interesting Stuff Distance Learning elearning elearning development Gamification GIMP hub Moodle OERs Open Source Posted in Conferences Interesting Stuff. The following is a list of education conferences, taking place worldwide, for the the second half of 2014, June – December and beyond. Thank you Clayton.

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Top 18 Incredible Resources on Using QR Codes in E-Learning & M-Learning


The technology behind QR Codes is available as open source. Tag my Doc : This is a tool that automatically adds a QR code to your documents tohelp you ensure that you are always working with the most up-to-date version of the document. THE JOURNEY: We at Learnnovators have always been excited about Quick Response (QR) Codes. We have been doodling about leveraging the possibilities these quirky square codes offer while developing cost effective and powerful mobile performance support solutions. What is the process of creating QR Codes? What are the options available? Listly.

eFront 3.6.12 just released


Full-text search for PDFs, DOCs etc. This means you can search for text inside PDF, Doc or Excel files you upload to the system. We are using the power of the Xapian search engine, along with Open Office’s excellent conversion scripts, to provide for a seamless yet powerful integration with efront’s own search engine. What better time for new toys if not Christmas!

Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013


A vote for Google will be a vote for Google Search, so if you want to vote for other Google tools, you will need to name them individually, e.g. Google Docs/Drive, Google Scholar, Google Maps, etc. eLearning Learning Open Source Tools learning management system Learning Technology LMS Below is an extract from the original post on the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies blog. Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013. The annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list has become very popular. million times) . What is a learning tool? Voting guidance. How to vote.

Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3

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Easy Test Maker K12, A, PY, M/C, T/F, FIB, MAT, S/A, MA, Unlimited number of tests, DL as word doc., Openmark All, seems to push towards academia, but can be used in corporate market, unknown types of questions, unique approach whereas feedback is the key, interactive process, question choices, exist – open source. testMaker K12, A, unknown types of questions, create and publish tests and questionnaires online – web based, open source. wQuiz K12, unknown types of questions, create interactive quizzes on net, major lame, open source.

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. 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. My Top List of Open Source – FREE – Content Management Systems. flv), HTML5, docs, pdf, etc. So, what do you do? Yes and 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. Uses Google Docs. 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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M-Learning aka Mobile Learning is enabling people in theory to take courses via the smart phone or as some vendors have the nerve to include &# cell phones – as in all-inclusive&# , or in reality to use m-learning solutions to enable a collaborative or social learning platform or view documents – such as PDFs or word documents on their smart phones in some manner in which people read the docs and then follow steps. APIs, Open Source, HTML5. Open Peak. The Revolution. Battlefield. Not exactly, interactive. Battle Plans. And more or on the way. Armies.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

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LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. I have seen continued interest and downloads for open source AR tool kits. No longer are they stuck saying, well it would something like this – and show an image or hard doc, now the end user can experience it. . Augmented reality opens those doors. Open source toolkits already exist, so I am projecting an increased use with education and businesses who have the tech folks in house to build such apps. In 2011, I saw quite a few items that resonated.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

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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. Google – including Google Maps, Google Charts, Google Docs, etc. I love the end of the year. Many people look back and are amazed. I like that because it tells a story.

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The Top 5 Free Learning Management Platforms

CommLab India

This free learning management platform has one major limitation – it doesn’t have an open code. Some of the key strengths of this learning platform are: Seamless integration with Google Docs. A relatively low learning curve, compared to other open-source LMSs. Jim is the L&D manager of a large multinational company. Jim is in a fix. MOODLE. A massive user-community.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

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A greater number of people, worldwide are using SaaS then ever before, mobile products, tablets – especially the iPad – is growing at a feverish pace, people are using online storage, beyond just placing photos and media, and open source is continuing expansion. To hold photos, images, media files – eventually moved to word docs. Free open hard drive space – especially with video hungry files. Why are people using such products as Google docs? eyeOS, is 100% free and open source. . Can be open source, cost?

OpenOffice Impress - a rapid tool?

Learning Rocks

The open source movement supports pretty much all we have to offer. If you aren't entirely ready to leap on line for your documentation handling courtesy of the likes of Google Docs, you have one very powerful option, OpenOffice. Tags: rapid tools open source tools flash It is entirely possible to create blogs, wikis, elearning courseware and even LMSs for free. To design your projects you can replace Adobe with a range of sophisticated desktop apps such as GIMP , Nvu/ Kompozer , Inkscape , Audacity and so on. has anyone used that feature? Anyone tried that?

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Dimdim has an open source version so developers can integrate it with other software. It also integrates with a few open source eLearning tools. It’s a free and open source application with templates and plugins for enhancements. Yammer seems to be a simple way to engage and to open communication across an organization. Audacity. Dimdim.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

3 - Google Docs/Drive. So rather than passing around a number of Word documents and trying to collate the results manually, using a collaboration tool like Google Docs makes this an easy process. But there’s lots more you can do with Google Docs too. The open source WordPress software is also available to download and install on company servers.

10 Popular MOODLE Plugins for Workplace Learning

CommLab India

Being an open-source Learning Management System (LMS), Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment ( MOODLE ) has become popular and stands out amidst other learning management systems. You can also import LibreOffice and Google Docs files saved to the.docx format. It has a wide-ranging directory of free plugins, and add-ons to make trainers’ and users’ lives easy.

Top posts on Working Smarter for April 2014

Jay Cross

That’s a shame because our personal narrative can be a source of deep insight as well as a great way to amplify impact. DOC SEARLS | SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014. Earth to Mozilla: Come back home DOC SEARLS | SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014. Open Learning Analytics GEORGE SIEMENS | FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014. Spying on your ass DOC SEARLS | MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014.

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E-Learning 101

eLearning 24-7

To put it in its most basic wordage, its a giant file repository with multiple sub-folders that contain a variety of content (materials, docs, audio/video, whatever), where people can access it, view it, download it (depending on how it is built) and share it. Option for some people: going open source (which has pros, but honestly has a lot of cons). This post is dedicated to my father, Frank J. Weiss, who passed away on 4-7-12. He often found it difficult to explain to others what I did and more importantly, what is e-learning. Wake Up! The challenges are two-fold. Seats.


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. Lastly, it looks like a course when you publish it -regardless if it is Flash or HTML5 – not a PDF or word doc or something that is a hybrid of the two. 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. An additional note.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Yet More Buzz on Buzzword

Learning Visions

Wired has now done a great review of the app: Buzzword: Web-Based Office Docs Never Looked So Good. ".the Buzzword beats current Ajax-based offerings like Google Docs and Zoho Writer in both usability and aesthetic impact. Little Shots of Theory Instructional Design as a practice in corporate vs. A Conversation with Karl Kapp ► February (11) ID Live with Charles Reigeluth on EdTechTalk Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Sourc. I got listed on their "press" page. I like that its built in Flash. For free.

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How to succeed with online learning for colleges and universities

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Why deal with an open source system that will cost you more than you think, when one that is turnkey will suffice. Unless their web cam moves where they move to (and some do), then you have zero idea if Sally is providing the answers on a doc. If you are a bricks and mortar college or university, you may be considering offering online courses. Heck, you may have already begun to offer them. The problem is there is a right way to do it and lots of wrong ways to do it. What I’m seeing is a lot of bad. History. Sadly, they would be wrong. Research on online universities.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

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Google Docs – ever heard of em? In the content authoring tool market, the number of vendors who offered either mobile learning build capabilities within their tool or offered a stand-alone mobile course authoring tool is 28, of which two are free open source solutions. Courselab – The best free open source product on the market. As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing. For the most part, that is a great thing, but as you are about to read, some are not. Trend 1. Slow growth of SaaS.

E-Learning Early Indicators

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Continued growth for open source solutions; Moodle is still the king; especially in education, although it is slowly starting to appear in the business and government side. #2 Real Time collaborative tools, such as integration with Google Docs or desktop sharing, slowly starting to appear. Towards the latter part of last year, we started to hear how the LMSs were near death. That smartphones were the answer to mobile learning. Tablets? Who is using those things? Social learning? Emerging Technology? Well, guess what. Not just a few vendors, the industry as a whole. Kudos!

Learning Management Systems to Look Out For in 2016


This open source LMS can be customized to a T with the help of interoperable plug-ins and the resultant project can be shared without any licensing fees. So, you get your LMS free, on an open source and one that is rapidly growing and innovating to give you a unique user experience. Try our LMS Demo to know more about the product. Moodle. Canvas LMS. WizIQ LMS.

So what is software worth?

Clive on Learning

With the costs of manufacture tumbling as retailers source from the Far East, along with a general easing of import restrictions, the costs of clothing in the high street have fallen to almost unbelievable levels. Then along came open source and a host of freebie applications, supported by advertising. At the moment I'm either using or considering using all of the following: Moodle , the open source virtual learning environment. DimDim , open source web conferencing. The same cannot be said for my open source and free software.

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

eLearning 24-7

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. Open source document viewer and docs – think Google Docs or spreadsheets, but you create them – or use similar apps – plenty of code and apps can be found; people access these open source programs in their LMS and save them in their LMS. Again, open source programs exist today that you can use as a feature within your LMS. No need to have multiple windows open.


eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #16

Upside Learning

Social media & workplace performance matrix – Harold Jarche takes Jane Hart’s case study resources and puts them in a matrix, made accessible to all through Google docs spreadsheet. Open source, the code will be released shortly. Definitely worth a look to see who’s trying social learning in the workplace and the results they’re seeing. A mobile moodle for iPhone.

CloudCourse – Is it really a learning platform?

Upside Learning

Being open source will definitely help it reach a wide audience. I think, next in line is integration with Google Docs as it would definitely make a lot of sense to have an activity which links in to Google Calendar and has a host of Google Docs around it pre and post the activity. And that would definitely be news! That, however, is still something to be seen.

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

Google Docs , Etherpad — collaborative writing. OSQA — free, open-source Q&A software. Piwik — open-source analytics platform. Cytoscape , TouchGraph — data visualization tools, most useful for very large datasets, such as those generated in massive open online courses (MOOCs). Learning objectives. Clearly defined expectations.

On the Horizon

Experiencing eLearning

Process: October: open up to the advisory board. Useful for education b/c applications that are comparable to installed software (like Google Docs). Collaboration authoring tools (Google Docs, Flat World Knowledge). Combines all the info from your travel sources into one place and gives you the important parts. Open source audio hardware [link]. Raw data.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #2

Upside Learning

Google will end Gears, an open-source plug-in project it launched two years ago to allow Web applications to function even when a computer isn’t connected to the Internet. Applications that used Gears include Google’s Docs and Reader. Also As much of the technology in Gears, including offline support and geo-location APIs, are being incorporated into the HTML5 spec as an open standard supported across browsers, it is natural for Google to Drop Gears in favor of HTML5. Google Dumps Gears for HTML5. However, new incompatibilities with Gears have cropped up.

Introducing the SCORM Cloud

eLearning Weekly

Essentially, your course content sits out on the cloud (much like your Google Docs or your Flickr pictures), and SCORM Cloud lets you deliver it wherever you want. As of now, Rustici Software has already integrated SCORM Cloud with several open source LMSs such as Moodle and Sakai. The current integrations are open-source and flexible enough to allow for customizations, and you can even build your own integration if you want to use SCORM Cloud somewhere they have haven’t considered yet. I had the pleasure of meeting Mike Rustici this year at DevLearn.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Some Buzz on Buzzword

Learning Visions

This looks much nicer than Google Docs. Little Shots of Theory Instructional Design as a practice in corporate vs. A Conversation with Karl Kapp ► February (11) ID Live with Charles Reigeluth on EdTechTalk Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Sourc. Some Buzz on Buzzword Using FaceBook Come to Dinner -- Spreading the Word Charlie Goes to Digital Mountain Google Docs Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking ADDIE: It's a Process Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kick. Take the Survey! eLearnin.

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

eLearning 24-7

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. Open source document viewer and docs – think Google Docs or spreadsheets, but you create them – or use similar apps – plenty of code and apps can be found; people access these open source programs in their LMS and save them in their LMS. Again, open source programs exist today that you can use as a feature within your LMS. No need to have multiple windows open.