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Supply and Demand, the Battle for Knowledge and Skills

CLO Magazine

Here is a sampling of a few skills and knowledge in demand: Citrix software, Drupal, FileMaker Pro, Google adWords, McAfee software, MySQL, Python, Ruby on Rails, PHP, etc. The world is changing incredibly fast, and like hamsters on the spinning wheel, learning leaders are trying to keep up. Sadly, many of us are running faster and faster and falling ever further behind. economy. Michael E.

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Check Out This Gamified E-Learning Example

Rapid eLearning

They used a JavaScript trigger to send the player data to a MySQL database. At a recent conference I ran into Ken Haas and John Kostrey who work for Sodexho. They were showcasing a nice gamified course they built as part of the training program for facility management. What I like about the course is that it’s more than the typical linear, click-and-read course. Progress indicators.

Announcing the end-of-life for eFront 3.6 branch, including eFront Open-Source


Heck, eFront was built on top of several Open-Source projects, from PHP to MYSQL. It is with a certain sadness that we announce that we shall stop further development for the 3.6 branch of eFront by the end of 2015; this affects the open-source edition of eFront as well. Our team will focus on eFrontPro, our reshaped vision for the next-generation LMS. We really do. We had a good 8-year run.

Open Source E-Learning Development 21: content distribution and solution stacks

The E-Learning Curve

I'm going to look at the foundation of web-based e-learning delivery: Apache, MySQL and PHP, Perl & Python and examples of how they're bundled in *AMP packages Open Source E-Learning Development 21: content distribution and solution stacks is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning AMP package delivery: Apache e-elearning content delivery LAMP MAMP MySQL Perl PHP Python WAMP

The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Upside Learning

If IT doesn’t have the skills (mostly PHP and MySQL and of course a good understanding of the LMS code) you either outsource that part or hire additional staff to do the same. Moodle is a good LMS with which has grown over the years and offers a host of functionality and features that are very useful to have in an LMS. So what is a real cost of a free (open source) LMS? Nothing else!

How We Use Adobe Shadow for Mobile Learning Development

Bottom-Line Performance

Install MAMP (Mac, Apache, MySQL, PHP) on a MAC. Install WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP) on a PC. Nick demonstrates Adobe Shadow on multiple devices. Are you using Adobe Shadow ? It’s a free tool released last Spring by, you guessed it, Adobe. Adobe Shadow is a series of Applications and Plugins that makes previewing web content on all devices simple. Server Shadowing.

Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.

Learning Cafe

The software behind the web site is based on LAMP (Lamp, Apache, MySQL and PHP) and the application it uses is WordPress, one of the most popular blogging application. The world of learning has been buffeted by the GFC and its after effects. Almost all forms of learning have been impacted. This dark cloud as always, come with a silver lining. So what is the open source approach ?

Score Keeper App in App Store

Learning Dojo

I learned a lot from the process and plan on updating my Appcelerator Titanium Course with some of my knowledge I gained like global variables, creating and writing to a local MySQL database. I am excited to announce the release of my new app called Score Keeper by Learning Dojo. Score Keeper is a simple app designed to keep score between two teams. Mobile

Links of the Week

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The kit includes step-by-step instructions on how to set up the PHP development framework and a MySQL database on your Windows machine. Flash isn't BAD and HTML5 isn't GOOD In the seemingly never ending Flash vs. HTML wars, Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer decided to run a simple test (using YouTube) to compare both players' CPU utilization. In summary: Flash isn't always bad and HTML5 isn't always good. Click here for his findings. Do you know PHP? According to Mary Gillen , "PHP is not going away, and its popularity gets stronger every day.

Notes and tracking

Moodle Journal

I have a suspicion that in the long term it may be a more effective time/benefit approach than continuing the development of my PHP/MySQL application, what with ePortfolio space and tracking soon to appear over the horizon, or so I am reliably informed Well I have completed the update of course training notes for the new 1.5

‘Konnect’ to Liberate Learning from LMS

Origin Learning

While using MySQL as a database works well for transactional systems such as traditional LMS, Origin built a system based on Mongo DB, which includes an extended LRS. How do organizations track the progress of learning? Have you felt that the tools and methods used to monitor this aspect are archaic? We believe our product is an effort to utilize the full potential of the Experience API.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] April 11-14, 2011 O’Reilly MySQL Conference and Expo: The Ecosystem and Beyond, Santa Clara, California, USA. Clayton Wright has done his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at: And it covers a broad range of types of topics. link] As of Nov.

eLearning Thought Leaders: Mark Lassoff

eLearning Weekly

Mark works with and trains javascript, PERL, XML, CSS, PHP/MySQL, and the new and somewhat talked about HTML5. Mark Lassoff of I was very lucky to catch Mark Lassoff in between speaking at DevLearn, working on his forthcoming book from Focal Press, and producing his next training video for the company he founded, training company. Explain that. eLW: OK.

eILT survey

Moodle Journal

Giving it some thought over the end of term break I decided to put my php/mysql to use and create a web database for the purpose, this was we will have ready access to reports also. Are your staff taking full advantages of resources? And that’s an interesting question in itself because despite having various training in place, what aspects of that training, are actually finding there was into regular use. So we decided to put a survey together. A result of all this was for me to get back to the PC create some more categories in the questionnaire.

Professional Support at an Open Source LMS: Interview with Athanasios Papagelis Co-founder & Technical Director at Epignosis Ltd


Many issues are raised due to infrastructure problems (Server characteristics, PHP and Mysql installed, Operating system -- and this is a very short list). What is one of the reasons that SMEs choose eFront as an eLearning solution? Athanasios Papagelis - Co-founder & Technical Director at Epignosis Ltd: One of the reasons that eFront is an extremely successful eLearning solution especially for medium organizations is the fact that is well supported. How are you doing regarding support at eFront ? It is not uncommon to exchange several emails before we reach a solution.

Anatomy of an ISP meltdown

Jay Cross

Transferring ten years of accumulated posts on five blogs and six MySQL databases is beyond my abilities. Networking issues causing mysql and web downtime. Unfortunately, we’re experiencing some networking issues that are affecting our web (including PS) and mysql servers. Packetloss on some MySQL’s and one web-server. Ten days ago most of my websites disappeared from the web. My internet service provider (ISP), the ironically named DreamHost, was experiencing blackouts and mail delays. Actually, my cyber-savvy sysop son made the move. October 12. October 11.

A Toolkit to Develop E-Learning in an Open (XML) Environment

The E-Learning Curve

Returning from content development theory , the gratis/libre debate, and the pros and cons of each approach, this post will focus on the range of tools that you need to develop e-learning content in a (relatively) open environment. In my view, this means taking an XML-based approach to your e-learning development environment.

Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study

Learning Visions

Integrated Moodle’s mySQL database to integrate with Kronos’ internal reporting system – Questions: Does Moodle have support for competency based role analysis? Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. The following are my notes from Part 2 of the webinar: Our Journey: Harnessing Moodle to Deliver Customer Training Kronos – Scott Severn and Lynn Bennett – manage the customer training team for Kronos. Kronos delivers products and services to customers managing workforce. Today: How we’re using Moodle from customer usability. Why Moodle?

How Modern Trends Impact E-Learning Courses


For example, if an employee successfully completes courses on PHP, MySQL and HTML with positive results, then the system will assign a badge “Web programming specialist” to such a user. by Michael Treser The last few years have drastically changed the approach to how people interact with e-learning courses and how those courses are created. That’s why we built the Pathboard. Gamification.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting.

Developing A Layar Application

Upside Learning

It uses PHP and MySQL. We believe Layar , the AR browser can have a significant role to play in mobile learning. We have been playing with Layar for a some weeks now and yesterday we released a layer for Pune city. This is our first public layer which would be useful for the public as well as (hopefully) provide us valuable feedback about Layar development. A Gmail account. Latest Layar 3.0

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] April 12-15, 2010 MySQL Conference and Expo, Santa Clara, California, USA. Clayton Wright just sent me his incredible annual list of eLearning Conferences. Clayton publishes this as a Word document but does not publish it as a web page and so we’ve somewhat established a pattern of published in here. You can contact him at: Louis, Missouri, USA. ichov, Špindler?v

Building an Internal Simulation Capacity

The Learning Circuits

mySQL) to even manipulation of batches of number in Excel languages programming - Organizations need people with some sort of programming and scripting to generate interactivity. To produce the right portfolio of skills over the life of the project, managers have to juggle between: outsourcers, consultants, contractors, new hires, repositioned employees, and retrained employees.

Knowledge and Learning In The News

Big Dog, Little Dog

MySQL Users Conference (podcast). Going Home. We have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us; the labyrinth is thoroughly known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero path. It's All About Leadership! Leadership is not about power or position, but the power of positive influence regardless of position. Building a system that is capable of handling one billion transactions a day is easier than it sounds. Long, Hard Road From Here To Performance-Based Pay.

Build a Learning Portal Using WordPress

eLearning Weekly

Essentially, you’ll need to have PHP and MySQL installed wherever you want to set up the portal. The hardest part about setting up WordPress is making sure you have PHP and MySQL installed and ready to go. I’ve written before about learning portals and how they can be a great way to improve access to learning materials for users. I wanted to provide a more in-depth post that shows how you can create your own learning portal using the freely available content management system, WordPress. So, let’s get started… Refresher: What is a portal? What is WordPress?

LMS Customization

eLearning 24-7

Unless your administrator or perhaps yourself has programming skills such as CSS, DHTML, PHP, HTML, MYSQL, etc. Let’s pose a hypothetical: You are close to deciding on your LMS/LCMS, however you notice there are items or components or reports you want to include or have, but they are not available on your solution. So, what do you do? Nothing and just move forward figuring that it really doesn’t matter. Ask and see what can be done by the vendor – Customize it! For example, every LMS/LCMS system will come with “standard reports&#. Hello, customization!

An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development

The E-Learning Curve

MySQL - database software. 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. Now read on. Apache - a Web server. PHP – a scripting language. What is "free" software? More tomorrow. --.

LMS Customization

eLearning 24-7

Unless your administrator or perhaps yourself has programming skills such as CSS, DHTML, PHP, HTML, MYSQL, etc. Let’s pose a hypothetical: You are close to deciding on your LMS/LCMS, however you notice there are items or components or reports you want to include or have, but they are not available on your solution. So, what do you do? Nothing and just move forward figuring that it really doesn’t matter. Ask and see what can be done by the vendor. But, what if you want something “major&# or is a “must have&# that you cannot do without. Additional cost.