Why Governments want Open Source Software
DECEMBER 11, 2014
A recent report co-published by Zimbra and the Ponemon Institute, The Open Source Collaboration Study: Viewpoints on Security and Privacy in the US and EMEA , confirmed the changing perceptions of open source software. open source for government Open source open source solutions proprietary LMS vs open source eLearning solutions open source open source software
Learning Locker Wins MongoDB Open Source Innovation Award 2016
JUNE 28, 2016
The post Learning Locker Wins MongoDB Open Source Innovation Award 2016 appeared first on HT2. News & Announcements Awards Learning Locker LRS Open Source
Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs
SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
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.
Mythbusters: Open Source Software Edition
MAY 8, 2015
Open source software is used by some of the world’s top organizations, like McDonalds, the US Department of Defense, and Google. You don’t have to look hard to find out why, as the benefits of open source software are endless. Open Source learning management systems cost less, they are highly flexible and they are more secure. Open source
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Using Adapt, an open-source. 1 kineo.com firstname.lastname@example.org 312-846-6656 Hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since the term “eLearning” entered the corpo- rate learning lexicon. And just in the last five years, the velocity at which new solutions have entered. the market has gone through the roof. We now.
Open Source Does Not Mean Free. Moodle Anyone?
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
Learning Management Cost Of Open Source LMS Free (Open Source) LMS Open Source Does Not Mean Free Open Source is Not Cheap open source LMS I constantly come across clients who seem to be very impressed by the free tag that Moodle comes with. It is both disappointing and funny at the same time. What clients fail to realize, initially at least, is that there’s no such thing as ‘free lunch’ And there will never be. think clients falsely […].
The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!
APRIL 29, 2010
Add to it the fact that its open source which makes it free to use, has made it very popular. But is Moodle or any other open source LMS (there are a few good ones like the ones mentioned here ) really free? So what is a real cost of a free (open source) LMS? Thumb rule – For any open source LMS only the license cost is zero. Nothing else!
Why Top Organizations are Choosing Open Source LMS?
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Depending on which side of the fence you fall on, you are either in favor of open source learning management systems (LMS) or not. Being in the open source business for over 12 years now we have come to understand that it is a pretty polarized debate. There are some though, that wisely sit in […] The post Why Top Organizations are Choosing Open Source LMS?
Open Source eLearning Tools
OCTOBER 13, 2010
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.
Open Source is Not Cheap, Leave Alone Free
MAY 11, 2011
We’ve known this all along that Open Source is never cheap, leave alone free. In an attempt to advise our clients to choose an Open Source LMS after doing proper home-work, we have written these articles: The Real Cost of Free (Open Source) LMS. The Right Way To Go About Open Source LMS.
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Learning and Working on the Web
APRIL 19, 2015
Openness enables knowledge-sharing, which fosters innovation through a diversity of ideas. Trust emerges in networks that are open and transparent. This is how open source software is developed. There are lessons to learn for open source work. Consider open source software versus software as a service. This makes it open for disruption.
Three Things Learning Practitioners Can Learn from the Open Source Community
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
FEBRUARY 19, 2015
So, what can we, as learning practitioners, learn from the open source community? If there were a way of openly sharing small pieces of content for repurposing and reuse, with due acknowledgement to the author, it would help build high quality curricula faster. Open source community boasts of several collective accomplishments in the field of software.
Blackboard buys Moodle partners: open source?
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 1, 2012
Moodlerooms and Netspot are official Moodle partners and will together generate well over 50% of the total partner revenue of Moodle (which is by far their largest source of revenue). Blackboard has taken an interest in open source since a few years, but they where focusing on Sakai (another open source LMS). Angel BlackBoard e-Learning Moodle Open source Sakai
Learning Locker: The Open Source Learning Record Store
JANUARY 14, 2014
Learning Locker will become the first enterprise-ready Learning Record Store to be available completely open source. Of course, we had previously committed to open sourcing our work. As such I’m delighted to announce that Learning Locker will be the first open source (GPL 3.0), enterprise ready Learning Record Store to make it to the marketplace.
Pros and cons: proprietary, open-source, and cloud-based LMS
JUNE 16, 2016
Plus, the source code is not made available to clients, which means that customizing your internal learning portal is closer to a dream than to reality. Open-source LMS. Open-source learning platforms revolutionized the business education arena by focusing on teaching and pedagogy on top of the technical proper functioning of the system. Remember the rotary phone?
weeLearning – open source blended networking
JANUARY 27, 2013
If you’re lucky enough to be heading to this week’s Learning Technologies Conference or Exhibition, one thing is guaranteed, you’re going to meet a lot of cool, interesting people. You may even end up down the pub with one or … Read more › events free stuff get involved
Open Source eLearning Network Event
JUNE 20, 2013
There will also be a number of experienced speakers and panel members present who will discuss topics such as: An introduction to open source elearning tools, Open Source LMS – Wouldya? The key questions which will be looked at on the day are: Are there any examples of open-source software that isn’t designed for geeks? Couldya?
Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012
DECEMBER 24, 2011
This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned! eFront - an open source LMS A 2.0 Enjoy!
Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
So, when I sat down to talk with Dr Asheesh Choksi, technology consultant and architect, about Moodle, he gave me a 12-point program to add value to Moodle - which was quite an eye opener. 1. These devices are supported using MLE Moodle, an opens ource plugin for iOS and Android. Open source platforms such as Open Meetings or Big Blue Button can be integrated with Moodle to bring in this capability. User Management User management is the starting point in making Moodle successful. Catalog Management What does the learner see on logging in?
Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning
OCTOBER 17, 2010
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  but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". The answer is simple.
Open-source and the “security through obscurity” fallacy
APRIL 20, 2012
The security of open source software is a key concern for organizations planning to implement it as part of their software stack, particularly if it will play a major role. Currently, there is an ongoing debate on whether open source software increases software security or is detrimental to its security. Open Source software is based on a similar notion of security.
Announcing the end-of-life for eFront 3.6 branch, including eFront Open-Source
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
branch of eFront by the end of 2015; this affects the open-source edition of eFront as well. References, downloads and support material for the open-source edition will be transferred to a new web-site during the next couple of weeks. would like to take this opportunity to talk a bit about eFront Open-Source. News efront open source
Top Open Source Learning Management Systems
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
There are many benefits involved with choosing an open source learning management system (lms) for your educational needs; starting with the ability to fully customize the software to your organization’s needs without having to purchase expensive licenses. With minimal risk involved, it is really hard to go wrong with any of the open source learning management systems listed below.
5 things beyond open source eFront
JULY 11, 2013
For more on our commerical solutions or the open source eFront edition please visit our website or contact us directly! eLearning Open Source Tools learning management system LMS We recently put together a list of the coolest features (and the all-important ’6th element’) in commercial editions of eFront. REPORTS GENERATOR. SKILL-GAP TESTS. BRANCHES.
Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.
OCTOBER 31, 2010
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.
DevCorner: “Open Source” at TechSmith
MAY 30, 2014
This is the place for i nterviews with our devs, source code samples, and an inside peek at some of the cool stuff we’re working on… The Problem. The Current “Open Source” Solution. When features have this type of cross product appeal they often become “TechSmith open source” projects. Open source projects have leads who watch the project.
Adapt Open Source eLearning: Join the Community!
OCTOBER 15, 2013
Are you interested in open source? The Adapt Learning Community site is now open at https://community.adaptlearning.org /. Here''s a note on the Adapt Community from Sven Laux, who leads Kineo''s technical team: We have been working on turning our very successful Adapt e-learning framework into an open source project. Not sure what I''m talking about?
Yes, mobile moodle for iPhone is eminent, we will release open source code soon
FEBRUARY 25, 2010
Just last week the great Peruvian/Belgian team (Luis Fucai, Beto Castillo Llaque and Carlos Kiyan, with Maria Zolfo and myself cheering on) released the amazing Mobile Moodle for iPhone development, which is currently being bug-tested to ensure we can deliver a (as good as) bug-free open source code for you all to use. And now we are at the brink of releasing the code.
What We Learnt at the Open Source Open Society Conference 2015
APRIL 30, 2015
I recently had the opportunity to attended the Open Source Open Society Conference 2015 in Wellington, and the chance to hear keynotes from Chris Kelly from Github, Lillian Grace from WikiNZ and many other respected Open Source advocates. With an event hashtag, #OSOS2015, that officially topped New Zealand's top trending feed, businesses, government, geeks and start-ups alike participated in a series of thoughtful activities and lectures outlining the relevance and demand of open source solutions.
Future Of Flash Is Open Source
JULY 28, 2010
Adobe, recently announced moving their open-source development to Sourceforge. Looks like a desire to speed up their open-source development around the Flash platform. The new portal called Open@Adobe will hold Adobe’s open source projects in coming days. We advocate the need of openness at Adobe especially for their Flash runtimes.
When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?
FEBRUARY 22, 2010
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. neither love nor hate proprietary or open source systems. How about open source vs. proprietary LMS’s?
The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS
MARCH 11, 2015
Open source learning management systems have become increasingly popular, and on paper they always sound good. The term free is usually a misnomer; there is almost always a cost associated with using open source LMSs. You search the internet for free LMS and click on the first search result for an open source product that looks good. This looks perfect!
Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning
JANUARY 16, 2011
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!
Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.
MAY 12, 2012
Using Open Source approach is one such opportunity which should be given serious consideration. Let us first talk about the open source approach and how you probably use it without being aware of it. So what is the open source approach ? Many open source projects start up with only the ones with the strongest community and value proposition surviving.
Use an Open-Source or Commercial LMS?
SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
Use an existing open-source LMS – either through a hosting partner or self-hosting. Now, open-source LMS products involve a bit more consideration: Use a ‘managed hosting partner’ (i.e. frequently-noted benefit of open-source products is the ‘open’ nature which allows ongoing development and support by anyone and no distinct reliance on a particular organization’s solvency. However, open-source project lose interest and are abandoned frequently. In my opinion, that heralded benefit of open-source systems is a proverbial red-herring.
eFront the 1st open source eLearning solution that join OW2
NOVEMBER 25, 2011
eFront , the award winning, open source , and SCORM certified learning system, join the OW2 consortium - The open source community for infrastructure software. It is true to say that OW2 if it isn't the only one, it is the only substantial open-source foundation based in Europe. The mission of the OW2 Consortium is to develop a code base of open source software and to foster a vibrant community and business ecosystem. What is OW2? What is OW2 mission? Why Join OW2?
The Right Way To Go About Open Source LMS
OCTOBER 23, 2009
As responses to a recent post where I listed f ive things not to do while selecting an LMS I received a couple of queries about using an Open Source LMS, customizing it to suit the requirements and if it is advisable to do so. There were also questions around the best approach to use an open source LMS and on how to estimate the amount of maintenance such might require on an ongoing basis. Selecting an open source LMS. Here are a few factors that should be considered at this time: Customization of the open source LMS. Ongoing maintenance.
Making the Call – Open Source or Licensed Learning Management System
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APRIL 21, 2013
For the past 20 years, the prevalence and accessibility of systems that distribute, manage and administer training and education via a computer based medium has increased exponentially. The history of web based Learning Management Systems (LMS), from their inception shortly after the development of the World Wide Web, as an extension of their precursors being [.].
eLearning Chef’s Top 5 Open-Source LMSystems
OCTOBER 13, 2014
Per the previous post , here’s our list of the top 5 open-source LMS products. You can search for ‘top open source LMS’ and find several similar lists. eFront ranks #2 due to the lesser features in the open-source version (i.e. This LMS is a dual solution; you can download the source, install, and host it yourself…or you can license a hosted solution complete with support and additional features. — Other solid Open-Source LMS products worth a mention include: LRN. Open Elms. Yes, there are lots more. Moodle. OpenOLAT.