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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.

Arguments for Open Source in a Corporate Environment

In the Middle of the Curve

Many of these arguments are the same ones heard about any open source solution vs. corporate. It also highlights some of the misconceptions about Moodle and open source software in general. Click Log In as Guest and you should receive access to the Using Moodle forum. - At the Course page, choose Comparisons and Advocacy. On moodle.org, there is an informative thread debating the pros and cons of implementing Moodle over a commercial solution (Blackboard the example most discussed since most of the forum members are in higher ed).

Trends in Learning: What’s Latest!

Origin Learning

By comparison, a previous Accenture survey found that only  21 percent  of US workers said they received company-provided formal training between 2006 and 2011. With development software such as Lectora mobile that update the offline learning content on the LMS too, the demand for mlearning is higher than ever. 2.     Elearning and smarter LMSs.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Be sure to do additional research and comparison with similar products prior to making a selection as this is just a small sampling. Podcasts are fairly easy for anyone to make and with the free downloadable software, Audacity , it becomes an inexpensive option. Users do not have to download or install software to participate in a presentation or webinar. Audacity. Dimdim.

2012 in retrospective: top 10 posts

Challenge to Learn

Why Easygenerator will launch a free edition of her authoring software. A new metaphor for e-Learning: learning maps. Blackboard buys Moodle partners: open source? believe a better way is the agile approach that comes from software development. It is the time of the year to look back and to make plans for the new year. The top 10 is: A new metaphor for e-Learning.

How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Couple this with learning how to use the software. Once you feel comfortable using the software, shift to creating the right type of look for your course. The mistake a lot of people make when looking for elearning software is to create a list of features which they use to compare the tools. Buying software is one thing; getting support after you buy, is another. Voila!

I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

You make an easy choice and open a ning or groupsite. Opening a group on an existing social network sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn. It is important to make a comparison of the different platforms if you choose this option. Option 4: Community software which is designed for knowledge sharing and interaction. Situation 2: Now at work. Possibility 1. What is it?

Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools

Tony Karrer

Here are the social bookmarking tools that I commonly cite in presentations: BEA Pathways Cogenz Connectbeam del.irio.us - perl based, very similar to del.icio.us IBM Lotus Connections Scuttle – Open Source WSSsearch - SharePoint add-on Any others? Good comparisons of these? originally included: Jive Software - because I thought they had it, but it appears they don't I was just asked on twitter about use social bookmarking tools that work behind the firewall. thought I had blogged about this before, but I'm not finding the post.

cheap laptops on the road

Ignatia Webs

simple laptop with basic memory (1GB, extendible up to 8GB), free word processor, spreadsheet, MP3 player, photo editor web browser and e-mail software. The OS is Linux and it features open-source software. Although the Asus EEE comes out of the comparison as being the best buy, helping the world to become a little more connected is of course a worthwhile investment.

99 Mind Mapping Resources, Tools, and Tips (Eric Hebert)

ZaidLearn

Wow!" ( Source ) MASTERMIND? Here is an extracted mashup of a few free gems from Eric Hebert's collection perhaps worth exploring first:" Free Software Free Mind - the premier java-based mind mapping software known for its quick, one-click "fold/unfold" and "follow link" operations. Link to Mind Mapping Resources. Eric Hebert ( Other juicy articles by him ) JUICE? Whatever!

99 Mind Mapping Resources, Tools, and Tips (Eric Hebert)

ZaidLearn

Wow!" ( Source ) MASTERMIND? Here is an extracted mashup of a few free gems from Eric Hebert's collection perhaps worth exploring first:" Free Software Free Mind - the premier java-based mind mapping software known for its quick, one-click "fold/unfold" and "follow link" operations. Link to Mind Mapping Resources. Eric Hebert ( Other juicy articles by him ) JUICE? Whatever!

EduTools (Decision-making tools for e-learning)

ZaidLearn

URL: [link] "WCET’s EduTools provides independent reviews, side-by-side comparisons, and consulting services to assist decision-making in the e-learning community. It has a wonderful set of FREE tools that enable you evaluate CMS, online courses, e-learning policies, learning object repository software, etc (URLs above). No point buying a Ferrari that can't get out of the garage.

EduTools (Decision-making tools for e-learning)

ZaidLearn

URL: [link] "WCET’s EduTools provides independent reviews, side-by-side comparisons, and consulting services to assist decision-making in the e-learning community. It has a wonderful set of FREE tools that enable you evaluate CMS, online courses, e-learning policies, learning object repository software, etc (URLs above). Though, I do hope they will be added later, because it would be interesting to see how these two Lamborghinis would do compared to the rest of the bunch, especially against David Moodle (Open Source) and Goliath Blackboard (Commercial).

White boredom

Onlignment

It may be a self-contained piece of software, and there is a plethora of open source and free examples from which to choose online. The white board is a ubiquitous piece of hardware that you find in classrooms and board rooms all around the world. In some cases it is used as little more than a notice board, or as a convenient close-up projector screen. In other situations it is used (rarely) as a highly interactive aid to group work and decision-making. It is also common to find a whiteboard in the virtual environment.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Before one can start developing Silverlight applications, you need to install a whole bunch of software and tools – the SilverLight runtime, Visual Studio, Silverlight tools, Blend and various service packs. This article has the comparison figures. The open source implementation – Moonlight for Linux – is still in development. Is there a competitor to Flash?

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Point Solutions vs. Suites and Composition Facebook Facebook as a Learning Platform Facebook Platform Other Popular Articles Horizontal Learning Web 2.0 - Consumer vs. Enterprise Use Video Format Comparison - Flash - WMV - Quicktime - Real eLearning Defined ROI and Metrics in eLearning eLearning Design - Posts about Designing eLearning Significant Work Needed to Help Instructional Designers Is Your eLearning Broken? Update 2/6/2008 based on recent Top eLearning Posts It can be daunting to visit a blog for the first time. Comments are very much welcome. Topics eLearning 2.0 and 2.0

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Before one can start developing Silverlight applications, you need to install a whole bunch of software and tools – the SilverLight runtime, Visual Studio, Silverlight tools, Blend and various service packs. This article has the comparison figures. The open source implementation – Moonlight for Linux - is still in development. Elearning development tools: only Adobe?

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Before one can start developing Silverlight applications, you need to install a whole bunch of software and tools – the SilverLight runtime, Visual Studio, Silverlight tools, Blend and various service packs. This article has the comparison figures. The open source implementation – Moonlight for Linux - is still in development. Elearning development tools: only Adobe?

The future of e-Learning, according to Kasper Spiro | Change to learn

Challenge to Learn

Nevertheless, in essence the courses have not moved forward that much in comparison with the original CBT’s. Example: Integrated with work group and content management software. Source of  theory Ruben R. But it is still a one way street, there is no connection between the source content and this user generated content. If we publish content in a Learning management system the published content is most of the times separated from the source (often wrapped in a scorm package). But seriously I haven’t looked into the open source models you mentioned.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

My trans-Atlantic observations indicate that UK/Ireland courseware is more likely to be accessible and media-switching software more generally available. Sadly to say, by comparison, I believe we're becoming lazy learners. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Whats your take on using audio in eLearning? For or against?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

Learning Visions

61% wanted a side by side comparison of tools. Karl: "The two of the most used items for synchronous learning are lectures via PowerPoint and software training (app sharing)." $199 for a printed copy of the full report.$995 The wiki is open and free (thus the ads on the side). 2:54 PM Karl Kapp said. Which Guild Research Surveys have you taken? 81% said no! Elluminate 4.2%

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. We make them available to our members via our Web sites and from other Web sources, sometimes for free and sometimes for a fee. Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Here is a list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Add to it the fact that its open source which makes it free to use, has made it very popular. Do you not want to pay for expensive software licenses?