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Why Governments want Open Source Software

Lambda Solutions

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

Mythbusters: Open Source Software Edition

Lambda Solutions

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

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Everyone loves free, especially with software. Free software should be in a class by itself, because it often rumbles into three areas: 100% free with no watermarks, limited features/capabilities. 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. Hence, the word “free” All the systems below are 100% free open source systems. Some free open source platforms, have moved over to fee based systems.

Free Open Source LMSs are like Puzzles

eLearning 24-7

When people receive free software it falls into one of these categories. Next, you open up the box and find out that the puzzle has 10,000 pieces. What you just read is what happens when you go free with a learning platform.  I would say open source, but there are systems that provide open source and they are not free.  Thus free open source (a proper way) or some platform that is free. Because a free open source system is just the basics, the infrastructure (and even then, with some of them out there – that is stretching it). .

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

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! All with no software to install. eFront - an open source LMS A 2.0

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". Powered by Blogger.

Open Source eLearning Network Event

eFront

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 Open Source Learning Management Systems

Designing Digitally

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. Moodle is an extremely popular choice because of its community-based approach to updating and maintaining the software.

DevCorner: “Open Source” at TechSmith

Visual Lounge

DevCorner is where we talk about all things software development-related  from inside TechSmith. 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. Andy Grimm, User Experience; David Markachev, Software Engineer; Jason Eagleston, Snagit Product Owner. Then it catches on.

Open-source and the “security through obscurity” fallacy

eFront

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.

5 things beyond open source eFront

eFront

Skill-gap tests are an advanced functionality usually found in expensive talent management software – but they come as a standard in eFront Educational and eFront Enterprise. 3. 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

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!

Three Things Learning Practitioners Can Learn from the Open Source Community

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

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.

The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS

Gyrus

The availability of free software has increased over the years with the development and release of programming kits for apps and software, community and support forums, and freemium software that offers limited use for free, but requires paying to get all software features unlocked. “Learning management software this good should cost twice as much!”

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Celtx a free and open source software for developing eLearning storyboards

Ignatia Webs

Celtx is a great storyboard software. This software is also useful if you want to construct a podcast which is in high need of a good narrative structure. Writing or drawing up a storyboard can be difficult by itself, but by using software which enables you to break up the script into useful bits for the entire team, you will safe time for all. It just upgraded to their 1.0

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

Learning Cafe

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.

The Right Way To Go About Open Source LMS

Upside Learning

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.

eFront the 1st open source eLearning solution that join OW2

eFront

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?

Open source instructional design

Clive on Learning

The book I chose was, to be fair, a short one, the intriguingly titled Open Source Instructional Design by Nathan Eckel (IntelliDesign, 2009). Using the ‘open source’ model (the term is borrowed from software development rather imprecisely but captures your attention), the designer provides the subject expert with very basic design skills and proceeds to act as a coach and helper side-by-side with the expert. The flight from London to Newcastle this afternoon provided an ideal opportunity to remove one book from the pile accumulating on my desk.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Information technology has brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, whether stimulating greater interaction through the use of collaborative tools, videoconferencing with international experts, or opening virtual worlds for exploration. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. Dunlap Learning 2.0

Moving from an open-source to a commercial LMS – the story of Transactel

eFront

They looked into different solutions and used many different open source solutions but finally settled on the eFront open-source Community edition. Also with the eFront Enterprise edition you not only get a robust LMS but also a Talent Management software.”. eLearning Learning learning management system LMS open source opensourceTransactel is the largest call center in the Central American region and is made up of 6,200 ‘heroes’ (as they’re called internally).

Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

demonstrate software to other people or record tips and tricks for later reference. Most video screen capture software utilities have a number of attributes in common, such as the ability to: film picture-in-picture to capture video from screen and webcam. Here is a list of the top 10 video screen capture software. 100% freeware software. record product reviews. Ezvid.

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

eFront

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. The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs Free e-Learning books Facebook for e-Learning ► October (3) Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meet.

What You Missed at TRYxAPI – ATD ICE

MakingBetter

Riptide Software hosted a fantastic event on Saturday for the launch of TRYxAPI.com. The real highlight of the day, though, was the new site put together by Nick and his team at Riptide Software: TRYxAPI.com. What Nick and the team have put together is a highly usable and useful means to understand not only what xAPI does for businesses — it identifies the open source tools that are freely available for people to use on their own to  literally try xAPI in their own organizations with a blueprint for how to replicate those case studies. — Aaron E.

xAPI Communities of Practice

MakingBetter

The outcome of this work likely achieves similar goals as what Rustici Software demonstrates with “ Recipes ” — coming up with more common ways of implementing things that would be really challenging to put into the xAPI specification itself, but are the kinds of things we, as an industry, want everyone to be doing similarly. Community Experience API / "Tin Can" Open Source Last year, ADL began organizing Communities of Practice around the design considerations and implementation of xAPI in different contexts. There

Scratch – free animation and basic coding software

eLearn Hub

Posted in Interesting Stuff Open Software. Scratch is an OER that teaches how to make animations, video games and music videos using a basic […] The post Scratch – free animation and basic coding software appeared first on eLearn Hub. Interesting Stuff Open Software GNU Free Documentation License learning tools OERs Open Source

Uplift – ASP.NET 5: The MS Move to Open Source Software

mLevel

What: With the release of RC1 of ASP.NET 5, Microsoft has officially thrown its full support behind the open-source software community. Additionally, the new.NET Core CLR has been made completely open source and allows.NET web applications to be run on nearly any operating system. This fundamental shift in development ideology will require many.NET developers to play a little bit of catch-up with what the rest of open-source web world has been up to for the past couple years. When: Friday, March 11th from 3pm to 3:45pm. Any interest? Events

Open scholarship

Learning with e's

There is much talk about openness in education. Most of us by now are familiar with open learning , and many could describe their use of open source software such as Moodle, Mahara, Linux and Open Office. Many can also articulate what open educational resources look like, and have knowledge of Massive Open Online Courses otherwise known as MOOCs.

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A one access point for all books and music? YEAH

Ignatia Webs

They have wonderful initiatives (admittedly most of them are US oriented, but the idea is universal): A bundle of Open Educational Resources with lectures on several subjects. After which I started to look at the open library and saw a list of books that are in part freely available, but some also simply linked to make up a complete digital overview of all books. learn every day and.

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

eFront

By saying well supported, I mean that eFront is professionally supported and although designed to last, our clients can always rely that someone is on hand if something does go wrong. => I will very much appreciate if you share your thoughts concerning the following question "Is Professional Support IMPORTANT for an Open Source LMS?" Athanasios Papagelis - Co-founder & Technical Director at Epignosis Ltd: We use an advance enterprise software to support our worldwide clients that use eFront. Bugs are unavoidable for software. Finally we have bugs.

11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

If you are thinking of creating an educational game but don't want to invest a lot of money, you can try out these free software programs (or free for 30 days in some cases), some are 2D and some are 3D. Panda3D is Open Source and free for any purpose, including commercial ventures. It runs on Windows, and it allows creating software for Windows, PSP, iPhone, and iPod touch.

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. Really.

Why EasyGenerator isn’t open source

Challenge to Learn

One of them: open source. The question was: should EasyGenerator become open source or should it stay proprietary. In the end we decided not to go for the open source model en in this blog I will try to explain why. Note: With open source software you share the source code of your software with everybody and everybody can contribute to it. As a user you are free to use the software without paying license fees  (see GPL license ). My open source experience is therefore mainly based on these three.