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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

Using Open Badges to Recognize and Verify Learning

JPL Learning

Currently, IBM is adopting the Open Badges standard as an innovative way for IT professionals to validate their learning activities, skills and achievements. Organizations issue Open Badges and individuals earn and display them. Open Badges can be earned for completing courses, passing an exam, publishing expertise and creating apps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akGTdXutRmU.

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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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Open all hours #EDEN15

Learning with e's

Martin Weller's keynote presentation at EDEN 2015 Conference was entitled 'The battle for open.' A professor of educational technology at the British Open University, he has been an advocate of openness in education for many years, but he expresses doubts over the outcome of the battle. This is a crucial time for determining the future direction of open education.

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Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials.

MOOCs, open badges & the future of e-learning

E-Learning Provocateur

Another year of blogging draws to a close, this time dominated by the themes of MOOCs, open badges and the future of e-learning. Open badges. The past tense of open badges. Top 5 benefits of open badges for corporates. blogging e-learning augmented reality backchannel blog comedy elearning face-to-face future learning m-learning mobile MOOCs Open Badges Udemy

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Open Badges; issuing with the xAPI

Stoatly Different

Enter Open Badges. Open Badges are an attempt to create just such a recognition system. Conceived as a means for anyone to issue badges of recognition, Open Badges can be used for endorsements of knowledge, skill and character by individuals and communities just as easily as qualification bodies and organisations can use them. Digital Badges vs Open Badges.

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Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

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. Criteria. Okay are you ready?

Open or shut?

Learning with e's

They are the open scholars. Increasing numbers of high profile academics (such as danah boyd and Martin Weller for example) are turning their backs on traditional methods of research dissemination, publishing their work exclusively on free-to-read open access platforms or on their blogs. Many have openly pledged to never write, edit or review for closed journals again.

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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 info@mplus.kineo.com 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. learning nuggets.

How free is open? #EDENchat

Learning with e's

Follow the hashtag and join in the chat as we discuss issues around open learning and open scholarship. Questions will include: 1) Your own experiences of being an open scholar. What have been the benefits to you of being open, and of freely sharing your content, experiences and ideas? And conversely, what have been the pitfalls? 2) Can we be too open as scholars?

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Top 5 benefits of open badges for corporates

E-Learning Provocateur

I’ve been blogging a lot about open badges lately. That really means I’ve been thinking a lot about open badges lately, as I use my blog as a sense-making platform. Through my blogging, combined with the insightful discussions following both Badges of honour and The past tense of open badges , I have been able to consolidate my thoughts somewhat.

Open warfare #eden15

Learning with e's

It was good to sit Martin Weller in the hot seat recently, for a forthright discussion about various aspects of openness in education. Martin is well known for his work around digital scholarship and his various research into the use of MOOCs and other open education approaches at the British Open University. Unported License. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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An Open LMS: CourseKit

Kapp Notes

A while back I posted on Facebook that LMSs were prisons for content because they tended to keep content inaccessible and unavailable for quick easy access. Well now their is a new kind of LMS that uses a Facebook type interface to conduct academic business. It’s called CourseKit. CourseKit instructor page. The concept is radical on two levels. billion.) Web 2.0 community

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Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

barriers in organizations to the open, two-way communication. encourages and values feedback and open communication. development program opened with. a two-day face-to-face workshop with. From Performance Management. to Performance Development eGuide 2Part 2: A Roadmap. for Change In Part 1 of this eGuide, we explored the confluence. of factors that’s driving change in how performance. is managed and how organizations are moving. away from the traditional annual review process to. more real-time dynamic approach. This all sounds. management approach to a more dynamic.

Open Source Does Not Mean Free. Moodle Anyone?

Upside Learning

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 open case

Learning with e's

Conversely, publishing in an open access journals can increase the audience dramatically. Essentially, because they are free and online, open access journals are read more widely. Online open access journals trump paper based journals every time in terms of amplification of ideas too. Often open access journals provide online forums for discussion of the articles presented.

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Free Open Source LMSs are like Puzzles

eLearning 24-7

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). . learning learning management system LMS Open Source free LMS free open source

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

Upside Learning

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. General Open Source LMS support.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

development program opened with. a two-day face-to-face workshop with. 1Making Dynamic Performance. Development a Reality eGuide 3Introduction Does your organization want to adopt. more dynamic approach to managing. performance and developing employees? We see a stampede of organizations. moving in this direction. At the same. not prepared to follow through because. Without clear. sprints.

Could an Open Learning Platform Work for Your Company?

CLO Magazine

Enter open learning platforms. Rather than focusing solely on individual development, like traditional learning management systems do, open platforms allow CLOs to create a collaborative environment that involves employees, as well as current and prospective customers. Homepage Top Story - Right Column Learning Delivery collaborative tools LMS open learning platform strategy

Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option

Association eLearning

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. What does open source mean?

Opening the box

Learning with e's

For the second time in a few days I was back in Paris this week, where I experienced a sense of deja vu (surprisingly, the French have no word for this.)* I had been invited to speak at the American Research Society's International Conference on Education and Information Technology ( ICEIT 2016 ). Many lecturers, he argued, were 'walking tape recorders', imparting content. Unported License.

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Why Top Organizations are Choosing Open Source LMS?

Lambda Solutions

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 is Not Cheap, Leave Alone Free

Upside Learning

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. We keep meeting prospects who are considering Moodle as their first LMS.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. 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. eLearning Technology , July 28, 2006 Scuttle – an open source social bookmarking tool Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools - eLearning Technology , May 21, 2008 Web 2.0

The past tense of open badges

E-Learning Provocateur

Some commentators are heralding open badges as the nemesis of the college degree. I don’t quite see it that way. As Mark Smithers observes… “It’s interesting that the reaction to open badges from senior academic managers is often to dismiss them as being child like and akin to collecting a badge for sewing at scouts.”

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The Red House opens

Learning with e's

Tonight, along with more than one hundred others - supporters, parents, children and teachers - I saw the Red House officially opened by Sir Nicholas Serota , Director of the Tate Gallery. Some of the children performing at the Red House opening As leader of this creative community, Dave Strudwick has a progressive vision for the curriculum of the Red House. Unported License.

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Join the Nano Open Online Courses (NOOCs) Adventure!

ZaidLearn

Nano Open Online Courses (NOOCs) will empower learners to explore, learn and be assessed on the essentials of one competency, skill or area of knowledge at a time within a week. zaidlearn sounds like an 'open course' i would just take the M out. Each NOOC can be facilitated by one or more facilitators, depending upon one’s preferences and ability. Thanks for that! WHY NOOC? LEARNERS?

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4 Learning Tech Scholarships Open for Application

ATD Learning Technologies

One of the industry’s custom e-learning development companies, eLearning.net, is awarding four scholarships for adult workers furthering their education in e-learning design, learning technologies, or instructional design. There will be two $1,500 scholarships awarded for Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programs, and two $750 scholarships awarded for eligible certificate programs.

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Opening up #learning: Access to knowledge

Learning with e's

Learning is opening up like never before. Open learning was originally used to describe the opening up on education to previously disenfranchised individuals - those who had not followed the traditional pathways to education. In the 70s and 80s, many people suddenly had a chance to pursue a degree when the open universities were established. Reference Putnam, R.

Open Badges – What you need to know

Gyrus

Open Badges – What you need to know. Though there are many beliefs as to the best way to establish a badging program, it is hard to argue the fundamental benefits of OpenBadges.org and the flexibility that an open standards system provides. Open Badges Capabilities. Open badges are very good at doing these types of things, and it is very easy to use and digest.

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Be open

Learning with e's

In Lord of the Rings, the wizard Gandalf deliberated and wrestled long and hard to open the doors to the mines of Moria. In the story of Ali Baba and the 40 thieves, the mouth of the cave was opened by uttering the phrase ifta? ya simsim - 'Open Sesame'. In the New Testament, Jesus Christ healed a deaf girl by uttering the word 'Ephratha' - meaning 'be opened'.

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weeLearning – open source blended networking

weelearning

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

Enhance Your Mobile Learning Delivery with 7 Eye-openers.

G-Cube

mLearning has, slowly but surely, been creating a niche for itself in corporate training and learning. Even a decade ago mLearning was being created and utilized for learning – though sparingly. But in the past few years it has emerged as a sustainable learning platform. With emerging technologies, mobile learning development is also becoming streamlined and budget-friendly. Will it benefit them?

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The Costs Associated with an Open Source LMS

Lambda Solutions

Open source open source LMS online education costsThe iceberg analogy is one we use often when discussing implementations. Buyers spend a great deal of time looking for the LMS features that they want, but rarely stop to think about the aspects under the surface - like training, or support.