Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

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.

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. I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

Trending Sources

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!

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.

TinCan Demystified

eFront

engine and more than 16 months for the SCORM 2004 / 4 edition. This openness is very important and in our point of view, the biggest benefit that TinCan brings to the world. Do you remember what SCORM’s 2004 sequencing was? In SCORM 2004, the sequencing is completely dynamic; the sequencing implementation identifies the next activity based on both Tracking Model and Sequencing Definition Model of activities. This sort of complexity led to very low SCORM 2004 adoption.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

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.

Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Source – a conversation with Sakai’s Executive Director

Learning Visions

Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. The following are my notes from Part 1 of the webinar: The Truth About Open Source: A conversation with Michael Korcuska, Executive Director of Sakai. The Truth About Open Source Who writes the code? And other burning questions about source… Poll #1: How many of you currently use open source LMS? 5% currently use one 95% do not use an open source LMS.

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). S1000D-SCORM Bridge Open Toolkit - provides a reference implementation for creating consistent, interoperable SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Content Packages from an S1000D SCORM Content Package Module (SCPM). Uncategorized e-learning elearning Open Source SCORM m-learning mobile learning PENS E-Learn Info

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). S1000D-SCORM Bridge Open Toolkit - provides a reference implementation for creating consistent, interoperable SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Content Packages from an S1000D SCORM Content Package Module (SCPM).

ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/08/2010 ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter eFront is an LMS commited to international standards.

Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills. 2004 or SCORM in general).

Elearning applications

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year!

Encore – Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills. 2004 or SCORM in general).

Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning

eFront

How To Design Custom PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning (Plus 8 Free Templates) DigiTale s by Bernajean Porter Storyboard Templates and Resources by MinuteBio Really Fast Storyboarding for E-Learning Projects by Dr. Thomas Welsh ( MSWORD document containing storyboard ) Open Source Software for Storyboarding Celtx is an open source software that you can download and use it for free.

Moodle Mayhem

eLearning 24-7

Many people are turning to open source LMS/LCMSs solutions, including Moodle without knowing ahead of time, the potential challenges that might befall them. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills.

CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

And, with the costs of a LCMS or even some CMSs, you might want to seek out the open source – FREE way. Unless you plan to add some APIs (since they are open source, you could) to create reports on some data or do robust data collection, it is not going to happen. And yes, it would be fully SCORM 2004 compliant (as long as you uploaded your courses as SCORM 2004). My Top List of Open Source – FREE – Content Management Systems.

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

My job was to help author SCORM 2004, focusing on how to develop content that would work in SCORM systems. These conversations became something we called “ BAQON ” — a Brokered, Anonymous acQuaintance Open Network.

ADL 97

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Open Architecture. APIs are open source code, so that developers (inc. Google code is open source code, so you can manipulate. appeared in 2004? Open source and end users becoming content producers is the next evolution of the net and thus learning. If you want to take a peek into the future, then you should look no further than APIs and what they bring to the table.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Ipad, Entourage EDGE, Camangi WebStation, Freescale, Amtek, Asus,Open Peak’s Open Tablet, ExoPC Tablet, Fusion_Garage Joo Joo, Ubuntu Linux SmartQ, EAFT MagicTile. APIs, Open Source, HTML5. Cloud computing – SCORM Cloud can be used on your tablet – upload courses or create courses SCORM 2004 compatible. Open Peak. The Revolution. Battlefield.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

These come from many sources and are license-specific. You can always remove the "elegant credit line" if you publish the source where you got the picture. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

Stock 41

e-Learning Glossaries

eFront

Subscribe to eFront Learning by Email eFront facebook fans eFront e-Learning on Facebook eFront links eFront site eFront on Twitter eFront on Facebook eFront on Slideshare eFront on Vimeo eFront on LinkedIn Total Pageviews Popular Posts Free e-Learning books Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning eFront tweets Loading.

My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Sophia Peters provides another interesting post entitled Deciding Between Open Source and Proprietary Software? once people get past their initial fears and the stigma, the Open Source learning development community will grow exponentially.”

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

eFront

Subscribe to eFront Learning by Email eFront facebook fans eFront e-Learning on Facebook eFront links eFront site eFront on Twitter eFront on Facebook eFront on Slideshare eFront on Vimeo eFront on LinkedIn Total Pageviews Popular Posts Free e-Learning books Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning eFront tweets Loading.

Ten tips to build interactivity

eFront

In this market, open source solutions are not as well evolved as they are in the LMS market, but some developments are taking place in this area. 2004, AICC, Tin Can (Lectora 11 onwards) and XML. Xerte – This open source – and, thus, low cost – authoring tool from the University of Nottingham is gaining popularity among further and higher education establishments. Interactivity is a key component in the learning process.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

Subscribe to eFront Learning by Email eFront facebook fans eFront e-Learning on Facebook eFront links eFront site eFront on Twitter eFront on Facebook eFront on Slideshare eFront on Vimeo eFront on LinkedIn Total Pageviews Popular Posts Free e-Learning books Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning eFront tweets Loading.

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

That said, for a freebie -and yes, I said freebie (open source) it has a lot of power. To give you an example, the free version is ADL SCORM 2004 certified (many commercial paid ones are not). While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait. I mean it is not like something is going to change in just a few weeks for any such product. Before I get to the list, people always want to know how do I decide what constitutes the best of the best.

Where Social Learning got its start: An interview with Dave Tosh

The Learning Circuits

For those that haven't, Elgg is an open-source engine that allows you to create your own Social Network. Founded in 2004 by Dave Tosh and Ben Werdmuller, Elgg was often pitched as a Social Network for education - perhaps the first foray into the world of 'online' Social Learning, some time before the phrase entered popular parlance. Dave Tosh: I can't remember anyone talking about social learning back in 2004 when Elgg started.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Flash: Embedding Video in the Experience

Learning Visions

The more robust codec (compared with mx 2004) has been used extensively in sites like ABC, NBC, and The New York Time to name a few. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

On the other hand, pages are opened and they are used more for promotion and branding. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

Subscribe to eFront Learning by Email eFront facebook fans eFront e-Learning on Facebook eFront links eFront site eFront on Twitter eFront on Facebook eFront on Slideshare eFront on Vimeo eFront on LinkedIn Total Pageviews Popular Posts Free e-Learning books Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning eFront tweets Loading.

The #1 WordPress LMS Myth BUSTED

LearnDash

Without fail the biggest backlash against using WordPress for learning management purposes was because it lacked the “traditional SCORM support” offered by mainstream open-source LMS packages such as Moodle.

SCORM 31

What’s hurting the LMS market

eLearning 24-7

How many times have you looked at a system, only to say to yourselves, wasn’t that available back in 2004 and if so, why are they touting that as something new? True, people are selecting open source systems, and for the majority of them, it is Moodle. Here is the thing, what these vendors fail to understand is these markets are selecting open source solutions, often for the following. The LMS market is strong.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

If it is the latter, and your system accepts SCORM 2004 only (which thus accepts 1.2 Think marketplace – whether it is free – created by the vendor or links to widget directories to use in your product – i.e. open source or APIs or an exchange. The data is in, the results are interesting and the competition is growing. What does it all mean?

5 things you (perhaps) don't know about eFront

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.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud&# and do the same thing. Open Source Product of the Year (i.e. ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED. Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it. Greater usage of open source content authoring tools, across all sectors, not just education and regardless of tech skill set or instructional developer background.

SCATE 10

E-Learning, the Cathedral and the Bazaar: Courseware Development Approaches

The E-Learning Curve

In his 1997 essay The Cathedral and the Bazaar , open source evangelist Eric S. Raymond suggests that the closed-source world cannot win an evolutionary arms race with open-source communities that can put orders of magnitude more skilled time into a problem.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day at DigitalChalk

DigitalChalk eLearning

He serves as a member of the Advisory Board to the Industries for the Blind and was named to the North Carolina Commission for the Blind by Governor Mike Easley in 2004. NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is an open source screen reader for the visually impaired.