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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.

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?

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.

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. November 2, 2010 11:52 AM Meri said.

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 ?

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.

Future Of Flash Is Open Source

Upside Learning

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.

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

eFront

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. 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).

The Future of Open Source CMSs like Joomla in eLearning

OpenSesame

The integration between content management systems (CMS) and learning management systems (LMS) and use of popular open source CMS as an alternative to complex LMS is a hot topic.

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.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” For example, Harold Jarche tells us 2010: Year of the CM.

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. > Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? Susan Nash December 27, 2010 5:14 PM Christoforos Online said.

Announcing Kineo Totara – an open source LMS for corporates!

Learning Visions

Tags: open source moodle totara kineo LMS

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Open Source Instructional Design by N. Eckel

Learning Visions

Another book for the to-read list: Open Source Instructional Design by Nathaniel Eckel (with a nice forward by our old friend, Professor Karl Kapp ). 14) I like that he calls it “open source”… Disclosure: Eckel sent me an unsolicited copy of the book.

LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! The LMS has been a hot discussion topic for some time now.

Other Open Source LMS Solutions

eLearning 24-7

Here is a list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. Part two discusses some pros vs. cons on Moodle and open source LMS/LCMS in general. Open Elms - Support for articulate, captivate, targets business. Olat - IMS Learning Impact ‘Leadership Award’ 2009 for best open source learning platform. Tags: LCMS LMS Moodle Open Source Uncategorized e-learning elearning

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

Kapp Notes

Panda3D is Open Source and free for any purpose, including commercial ventures. The Gamebook Engine: This is a free open source, multi-platform framework for reading and writing gamebooks, such as the Choose Your Own Adventure, Lone Wolf, and Fighting Fantasy series.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

LMS Products of the Year 2010. Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered. Open Source LMS of the Year. Extended Enterprise 2010 System of the Year. A learning portal has replaced them, because they back end is either a LMS – which with APIs or added open source code can include CMS capabilities, OR the back end is a CMS or a mashup of one.

Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore

Kapp Notes

OpenSimulator is released under a BSD License, making it both open source, and commercially friendly to embed in products. Here are even a few more alternatives to Second Life for you to check out. OpenSimulator or OpenSim Building in OpenSim. OpenSimulator is a 3D Application Server.

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. My open source experience is therefore mainly based on these three.

Linden Labs Raising Prices But Extending Discount for Current Users

Kapp Notes

An educational or not-for-profit institution that is currently under contract with us will be able to renew early (or purchase additional regions) and continue to receive the current 50% discount on land maintenance provided that the renewal takes place prior to the December 31, 2010. If your organization renews and enters into a contract no later than December 31, 2010, it can lock in the current discounted rate for up to 24 additional months.

UPDATED: Other Open Source LMS Solutions

eLearning 24-7

A list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. Ectolearning – Open learning environment, with collaboration tools plus LMS – for Education/academia. Open LMS. Open Elms - Support for articulate, captivate, targets business. Olat - IMS Learning Impact ‘Leadership Award’ 2009 for best open source learning platform. Tags: LCMS LMS Moodle Open Source Uncategorized e-learning elearning joomla

Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

eLearning 24-7

Hence: Below are products that are either open source free or free or free with limited functionality. Open Meetings - based on Google code. Bosco’s Screen Share - just a screen share program, open source. Tags: Open Source Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning web conferencing webinars web meetings

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. Xerte - Open source tools for e-learning developers and designers. Tags: Open Source Uncategorized WBT authoring tools e-learning elearning rapid e-learning content authoring tools assessment tools course software

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. Aggregation and Social Filtering Provide High Value eLearning Learning has somewhat become my singular source of great eLearning content.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 8-11, 2009 International Symposium Open, Distance and e-Learning (ISODEL): Education in Digital Era – Continuous Professional Development for ICT-Based Learning, hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of National Education, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. link] February 22-23, 2010.

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.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

These come from many sources and are license-specific. This is great, thanks heaps for sharing it :) October 25, 2010 2:08 PM Christoforos Online said. Have a wonderful day, Christopher Pappas October 26, 2010 12:47 AM Neil Prior said.

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Eight Tips for LMS Implementation

Upside Learning

We looked at a series of things focusing on the right way to go about open source LMS , in case you are switching to a new LMS system , the critical consideration on how to decide between hosted and behind-the-firewall option , and even a few tips on what not to do while selecting an LMS.

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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).

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.

In case you missed it – a year in posts

Clive on Learning

In the unlikely event that you’re bored over the holidays, here’s a quick index to 104 posts and 35000+ words of Clive on Learning in 2010. The big question: predictions for 2010 The World in Figures 2010 1000 tweets but still not sure why February Homo Competens – learning, doing, sharing (review) How professionals learn The one-sided battle Confessions of a public speaker (review) The secrets of success (review) Just why do Aussies, Brits and Italians network so much online?

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

November 21, 2010 12:19 PM Christoforos Online said. Have a wonderful day, @cpappas November 21, 2010 12:22 PM Connie Malamed said. Best, Connie November 21, 2010 12:28 PM Christoforos Online said. Have a wonderful day, @cpappas November 22, 2010 12:02 AM Vics said. November 22, 2010 3:26 PM Jeff said. November 22, 2010 11:28 PM Ellen said. November 23, 2010 1:32 AM Christoforos Online said. Ellen November 24, 2010 7:54 AM Christoforos Online said.