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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.

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!

UPDATED: Other Open Source LMS Solutions

eLearning 24-7

A list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. Ectolearning – Open learning environment, with collaboration tools plus LMS – for Education/academia. 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 They are not in any specific order. These are the newest listings (6-2-10). offers test capabilities based on rubrics.

CCK08 Free and reliable open source software for YOU and all of us

Ignatia Webs

Connecting to others, is enabled by open source software. The open source community celebrated Software Freedom Day on 20 September. In the past decade, free and open source software (FOSS) has become one of the major catalysts in increasing transparency by lowering the barrier to access the best software technologies. Learn more about Audacity. Really.

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

eLearning 24-7

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. I can do the same thing, without using your app. Open Source Commercial. Academia/Higher Ed Open Source System of the Year.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DevLearn09 - Im Speaking!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 DevLearn09 - Im Speaking! Did I tell you that Im looking forward to the schmoozing part?) Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Come November, Ill be heading to San Jose for DevLearn 09. Looking forward to the schmoozing, the DemoFest, the ID Zone, the Social Media Camp, the learning!, eLearnin.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im Mrs. Dalloway

Learning Visions

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 Im Mrs. Dalloway Im just back from vacation and still trying to make the transition back into work mode. Im disturbed to report that Im The Poisonwood Bible. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Not quite there yet. But I did learn that I am like Mrs. Dalloway. Youre Mrs. Dalloway !

Open Source E-Learning Development 20: Reusable E-Learning Object Authoring & Delivery Suite

The E-Learning Curve

Open Source E-Learning Development 20: Reusable E-Learning Object Authoring & Delivery Suite is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning ADL content development e-learning tools IMS RELOAD SCORM spcifications standards The Reusable Learning Object Authoring and Delivery (RELOAD) project is an initiative which develops tools to facilitate the use of learning technology.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a (K)nitwit!

Learning Visions

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Im a (K)nitwit! Im looking forward to your post on blended quilting! 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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im getting emotional about e-Learning!

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Im getting emotional about e-Learning! We are now beginning to talk about supporting learning styles (on the basis of very questionable models), but we do not systematically engage motivation, address anxiety, [and] really inspire learning." (p. 3) [Clark, Im interested to hear more of your thoughts on learning styles as you alluded to them here]. 128) R.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a Gamer 3.0!

Learning Visions

Friday, December 14, 2007 Im a Gamer 3.0! You progress through a series of choices you make throughout a typical day and at the end you are given a summary and a brief description of the type of gamer you are." Im so pleased. 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. that sparked a good conversation. It turns out I am a Gamer 3.0er.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Shout out to my current favorite Web-based tool: Pixer | Main | "1st Virtual World Shootout.Forterras OLIVE Platform Smokes Second Life" (Ambient Connections) » July 03, 2007 Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform Anyone else out there have experience with this platform ? del.icio.us

Open Source E-Learning vs. bundled vs. merging vs. stand-alone

The Learning Circuits

Would IM bundle virtual classrooms. Now there is open source. There are a lot of e-learning things. LMSs, LCMSs, Virtual Classroom Tools. Online courses on Windows and biology 101 and ethics. The question used to be, what would be bundled? Would EPSs bundle LMSs? Then the question is, what will be merged/acquired. Which LMSs and LCMSs will merge? Will content vendors merge with other content, or with tools? How we will do what we want to do is getting increasingly interesting

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.

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-Clippings (Learning As Art): 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn

Mark Oehlert

» December 06, 2007 2007 edublog awards are now open for voting.and Im torn Hurry, hurry, step right up and cast your vote! The 2007 edublog Awards are now open for voting. I do have to give a big shout-out to Michael Feldstein for offering up my humble blog as one of his nominations (especially since Michael is a nominee himself!). So who to vote for? del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D

Mark Oehlert

» March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D Pardon this hodge podge but I have waaayyy too many items to get through them individually and quite frankly the number of tabs I have open is getting a little scary. " S even Strategies for Implementing a Successful Corporate Wiki : March 05, 2008 in Catch Up | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D : Comments The comments to this entry are closed. sure to check out the "Room" feature.

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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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.

ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter

eFront

and IMS Common Catridge and with version 3.6 we offer support for the latest iteration of SCORM 2004, its 4th edition. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz Labels: ADL , IMS , SCORM 2004 Reactions: 2comments: animsim said. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

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

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Me: Im an instructional designer. Im sort of distracted by the naked boy who just ran by (not mine). have even had the light bulb go on once I let them know that I developed eLearning. I try not to use the term Instructional Designer as my opening line anymore :-) because, like you, I get the whats that stare. billbrandon had this comment on Twitter: I usually just tell em Im a writer. Most people understand what a "Project Manager" is so lately Ive resolved to "Training Project Manager." If there is a follow up question, it opens the door for a bit more depth.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

Im struck by why I find this topic so interesting. Novices should be given less control, while experts should have more options and open navigation. And on that note, I think Im pretty much done now with my learning styles assignment. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. As a practical person, I tend to avoid theory.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

And, more importantly, you can improve your design when you understand the theory. (Im not a big theory person. Im much more into practical application. Im not saying that these theories are right or wrong -- but they get tossed about and referred to with great relish by some in the industry. And of course a nice link to that: [link] 7:32 AM Chris @ eQuixotic said. "Im not a big theory person. Im much more into practical application." Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Blooms Taxonmy, of course.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Navigating the Open Data Landscape, Bristol, The United Kingdom. link] January 16-20, 2012 Linux.Conf.Au: Free and Open Source Conference, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. link] February 4-7, 2012 Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia Summit , biennial, Sydney, Australia. Clayton R. You can contact him at: crwr77@gmail.com. https://registration.livegroup.co.uk/ssatnationalconference/

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

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. Learn from the experts! Get new ideas and tips! Honored to be listed.

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.

Integrating with SharePoint : Intranet to Internet

SharePoint and Assessment

Steve Lay is an assessment software expert with a CV that includes working at Cambridge Assessment, University of Cambridge and Questionmark as well as chairing the IMS Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) team for 5 years. There are frameworks with similar functionality to SharePoint that are based on more open technology stacks, but if you want to develop a self-contained website and are not interested in running on server platforms other than those from Microsoft then SharePoint is the obvious choice. So why was I surprised? SharePoint as an LMS.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Im not looking for the obtuse theory books. Im already feeling a bit overwhelmed. Im about halfway through Michael Allens new book, Designing Successful E-Learning. Between you and John Im going to need to ask for a visit to Ikea for a new bookshelf too! 7:46 AM Dan said. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

The latter is slowly gaining speed, which is an advantage to LMS vendors who have a CAT in their own product – which is SCORM,PENS/IMS compliant. Think marketplace – whether it is free – created by the vendor or links to widget directories to use in your product – i.e. open source or APIs or an exchange.  The data is in, the results are interesting and the competition is growing.  What does it all mean? Early Signs for 2012. However, where you would expect some to move towards – they haven’t, which is disappointing on multiple tiers.