Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs
SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
I 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.
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. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source. Here’s some of what I pulled out.
Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
You’re shopping for an LMS and behold FREE OPEN SOURCE LMS pops up. Free and open source. Well hold the phone because if it sounds too good to be true, it’s because open source isn’t all it claims to be. Yes, it sounds like a good idea, but if you own a business or run an association, you might want to think twice about open source. Quality.
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". M.Ed. 
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 built by combining over fourteen open source components. The project is hosted at Google Code.
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!
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. I neither love nor hate proprietary or open source systems. How about open source vs. proprietary LMS’s?
Adapt Open Source eLearning: Join the Community!
OCTOBER 15, 2013
Are you interested in open source? Want to see an elearning authoring tool that does responsive design really well? The Adapt Learning Community site is now open at https://community.adaptlearning.org /. Our timelines are quite ambitious and we want to build up the initial codebase for the framework by the end of the year, with an authoring tool following quickly.
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.
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.
Moving from an open-source to a commercial LMS – the story of Transactel
SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
In 2010 Transactel required a global training tool able to support 5,000 employees at one time. They looked into different solutions and used many different open source solutions but finally settled on the eFront open-source Community edition. They needed a tool that could support the different initiatives the company had, as well as keep an efficient track of the scores obtained in the lessons. eFront Enterprise provides all the tools that the big guys in LMS offer (but sometimes fail to provide) for a fraction of the price.
Free e-Learning books
NOVEMBER 14, 2010
Therefore, as we move forward, we all must consider when, how, and why we integrate the tools that we do into our classrooms. => for Associations Jeff delivers an easy-to-read primer on how to leverage social media tools to expand the learning value that associations deliver. Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo.
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.
Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners
JANUARY 10, 2011
eLearning Uncovered: From Concept to Execution does a nice job of walking beginners through all aspects of eLearning from choosing an LMS, design tools, and the actual course design. Recent Comments Blog Archive ▼ 2011 (3) ▼ January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. The truth is that there are a lot of books for e-Learning professionals.
What You Missed at TRYxAPI – ATD ICE
MAY 18, 2015
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. This customer-centric approach is evident in the case study examples shared to model how other vendors and other organizations can share their tools and their case studies. Community Experience API / "Tin Can" Open Source
Top places to find free music
MARCH 15, 2014
Posted in Course Tools Tools. Course Tools Tools Creative Commons music OERs Open Source Where do you go to find good free music to use online? Music can be the one element that is difficult to find. Have a look through the sites below to find the perfect free music to use on your project. Related posts: What is an OER & Why would I Use One?
State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015
JULY 14, 2015
– This means that multiple people can work at the same time on the same course and same page – it is really an awesome feature, especially with SaaS authoring tools. Increase of authoring tool vendors – More are in, less are out, but there still is a gap between good and average – a huge gap. It should exist in every authoring tool. . . . Trends.
The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
To help you out, I’ve aggregated 11 of the top development tools to help you easily put together either native, or web-based mobile LMS software apps for your workforce. Tools for Web-Based eLearning Apps. Claro : Similar to Adobe Captivate, Claro is a tool for building eLearning courses that also lets you publish those courses as HTML5-using web-apps.
Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014
AUGUST 26, 2014
Jane Hart is collecting her eighth annual list of top tools for learning. You can vote for your top tools until September 19, 2014. LinkedIn , especially LinkedIn groups, is a source for many useful conversations and resources. Even when I’m sporadic in posting, WordPress is a great tool for personal reflection. Personal Learning. WordPress is my blog host.
5 FREE Tools For Instructional Designers
MAY 19, 2015
Instructional designers know that the tools they use allow them to get creative with how they develop their elearning. However, for someone that is just starting out in this field, these tools aren’t always accessible. What you’ll find is that as you work on more projects you will start to build your available tools. Free Tools For ELearning Development.
Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013
SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013. The annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list has become very popular. Voting for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 – the 7th Annual Survey – is currently underway. Voting closes at midnight GMT on Friday 27 September 2013 , and the Top 100 Tools list will be revealed on Monday 30 September 2013. What is a learning tool? A learning tool is a software tool or online tool or service. You will need to name ten different tools for your entry to count. million times) . Voting guidance.
Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools
AUGUST 20, 2015
HTML5 is one of the main tools used by eLearning professionals, mainly because of its versatility and flexibility. There are several HTML5 eLearning authoring tools available for developers. In the continuation, you will find a list of the top 10 tools you can start using with ease. This online tool enables you to create basic, but effective courses and lessons.
Why video is the superior tool for learning
Your Training Edge
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
Over the last few years, one of the most prominent trends in online learning and development has been to shift lots of learning materials and content online in the form of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). In this article, you would be exploring why video is still considered an integral and superior tool for learning and development. The choice of the video is not evident.
Uplift – ASP.NET 5: The MS Move to Open Source Software
MARCH 4, 2016
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? Register Here.
How to choose an LMS
APRIL 27, 2012
And usually people want the most their money can buy; which makes the free (open-source) solutions so darn attractive. eLearning Open Source Tools LMSSo, you are looking to buy an LMS. You might already have stumbled-upon Moodle, Dokeos, Blackboard, Saba or Sumtotal. You have definitely stumbled-upon eFront, otherwise you would not be reading this message.
Vote for The Best of ELearning 2011 Awards
JUNE 29, 2011
In its 7th year, the balloting period is open and you can vote your favorite eLearning product or service in 26 different categories. We didn't want to build "just another eLearning tool". We built the most beautiful eLearning tool. Open Source and Professionally Supported => All editions of eFront are offered with their source code. Lets make it happen!
eFront 3.6.12 just released
DECEMBER 24, 2012
This maintenance update includes important speed optimizations, full text-search for documents for our enterprise clients, a module to bootstrap modules production, a new sleek modern theme, dozens upon dozens of minor bug fixes, and several tweaks to make your favorite tool even more enjoyable! What better time for new toys if not Christmas! A module to bootstrap modules production.
Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)
JUNE 7, 2010
Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software. The list is followed by free open source software that mimics and can even beat – IMO some of its more well known competitors – that you might use when building your WBT. CourseLab - E-learning authoring tool that offers programming-free WYSIWYG environment for creating very nice interactive e-learning content which can be published on the Internet, Learning Management Systems (LMS), ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED. MOS Solo - Content authoring tool.
20+ eLearning Tools and Resources
JULY 24, 2014
Audacity is a free, open-source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. GarageBand gives you all the tools you need to write, play, mix, and export your own song quickly and efficiently. An easy to use audio recording tool allows the user to upload a file from a prerecorded file. Camtasia costs more at $299, but is one of the best screen capturing tools for Windows or Mac. With Keynote, easily create captivating presentations using powerful tools and impressive effects. The post 20+ eLearning Tools and Resources appeared first on.
15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads
JANUARY 30, 2013
– pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. So here’s the list of the tools that can do the job and which you might want a closer look at. One of the best tools, if you are already using Articulate, to convert your existing (Articulate based) courses to run on iPads, other tablets and mobile devices.
Thank you! eFront LMS is a finalist at Best of Elearning! 2013 Awards
MAY 28, 2013
Epignosis, the global vendor of Enterprise, Cloud and Open Source learning management systems, has been shortlisted at this year’s Best of Elearning! 2013 Awards in the category ‘Best Open Source Solutions.’. Magazine’s reader community and users of elearning products and services via an open-ended online ballot. Awards. Now in its ninth year, Elearning! Awards.
NOVEMBER 23, 2012
Perceived simplicity is a core ingredient of the new offering and a major adoption point for LMS and authoring tools developers. This openness is very important and in our point of view, the biggest benefit that TinCan brings to the world. We can foresee additional tools or sub-standards on top of TinCan to address real world issues especially with reporting and standardization of the verbs on statements. [i] eLearning Learning Open Source SCORM standards tin-can tincanIn this post we discuss what TinCan really is and how it compares to SCORM. A frameset?