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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.

Free and easy in Luxembourg

Clive on Learning

I was asked to speak to an audience of air traffic control trainers from around Europe about the advantages and disadvantages of open source and free software, a space usually occupied by my colleague Jane Hart. I also asked for volunteers to represent those who were already strong advocates of open source and those who were deeply sceptical.

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

People often cite Wikipedia as a unreliable source since it is a “collaborative&# encyclopaedia. Intelpedia is hosted on the open source MediaWiki software. Tweet. This is the 4th in a series of posts about how L&D departments can move forward from their traditional role of creating, delivering and managing formal learning. Summary.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Open Architecture. APIs are open source code, so that developers (inc. Google code is open source code, so you can manipulate. MediaWiki API. 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 If you choose not to manipulate the code, you do not have to.

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Test LMS

Clark Quinn

Probably the most interesting is: Open Source CMS - a site that has a whole bunch of open source tools installed so that you can play around with them. Wikis: BoltWire DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki Blogs: Dotclear Eggblog FlatPress Globber LifeType Loudblog Nucleus CMS Serendipity SimplePHPBlog Textpattern WikyBlog WordPress Zomplog I hope someone will play around a bit and let me know how this works out for them Recently I've seen two possible approaches that seem quite interesting - although we've not yet tried them (so I would love to get feedback).

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Then, maybe open it up to subject matter experts. Wouldn't you rather have it out in the open? Open up editing slowly. Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. I discussed a bit of these issues in First Thoughts After ASTD Sessions. Provide the content. Choose the top 3-5. as I expected.

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

eLearning 24-7

When a vendor decided to add mediawiki to their LMS, so it looks exactly like Wikipedia, while everyone else uses some funky looking wiki.what happened? 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.

OpenAcademic.worth watching

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This is the marriage of Elgg, Drupal, Moodle, and Mediawiki. Its like the snickers bar of learning: Lots of the most yummy open source platforms rolled into one. Like I said a few posts back, we are at our worst when we try to create our own learning system thingy. However, OpenAcademic is not about an enterprise vendor riding the latest trend. This helps answer many of the questions I receive like, "how do we decide which to use, wikis, blogs, or social networks", or "how can we make them work together". I'm changing these slides at least once a day.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart

Learning Visions

7) MediaWiki Wiki love. 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. Im not a techie -- far from it. Gmail Gmail love. It does the job. Take the Survey!

Failure, Learning, and Success

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

With that I get a magical installation of just about any cool open source development app I want: Moodle , Wordpress , Drupal , Mambo, Mediawiki , and many more. In BusinessWeek: How Failure Breeds Success Lots of outstanding case studies on failure, learning, and success. The new montra in the business community is fail, forward, fast. Because we learn more from our failures than from our successes: "But designers, inventors, and scientists, all models for companies struggling to be more creative, take the opposite tack. They try to prove themselves wrong. a month.

Reducing Costs in Precarious Times

eLearning Weekly

Use free / open-source tools. Our team is doing more with free tools and open-source systems. Specifically, we are using WordPress , MediaWiki , and Scuttle. It’s no secret that we need to do more with less at work, given the financial mess the world is in. I’ve recently taken several steps at work to reduce costs and improve the effectiveness of our department’s offerings, and I thought it would be a good topic to discuss this week. Below are a few of my ideas. Please chime in with your ideas by adding a comment. Ideas for Reducing Costs.

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

eLearning 24-7

When a vendor decided to add mediawiki to their LMS, so it looks exactly like Wikipedia, while everyone else uses some funky looking wiki.what happened? 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.

Enterprise 2.0

eLearning Weekly

is the idea of creating an ecosystem of open, connected tools while growing and nurturing a culture of learning and sharing. MediaWiki ), micro-blogging platforms (ex. Listen to your learners, run small pilot programs (many of these tools are open-source / free), and experiment. Enterprise 2.0, the use of social media and social networking tools in a business setting, is having a major impact on how employees learn and share information. We need to play a bigger role in understanding and selecting Enterprise 2.0 Let’s dive in to learn more about Enterprise 2.0

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Have LMSs Jumped The Shark?

eLearning Weekly

If I want a great wiki platform, I’m going to download MediaWiki or DokuWiki (also free and they have huge support communities). Maybe LMS vendors are taking advantage of the people/organizations who don’t have the technical resources to install these free open-source systems on their own. Instead of adding all this new functionality, LMS vendors should concentrate on better connecting and integrating with open standards and technologies. I constantly hear people (across many organizations) complain about their learning management system (LMS).

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Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

When so many potential customers are seeing the advantages of open source, creating their own learning or VLE portals or seeing the value of various social media types and incorporating them into some type of social learning community, the “do nothing&# spin is well, a time warp into the past. Incorporate the WordPress blog, so learners can write posts on the blog, and then externally it is seen on the WordPress blog – complete open environment. Wikipedia that actually looks like Wikipedia – 100%, they use mediawiki kit – available for free.