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. 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. Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

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Open Architecture. APIs are open source code, so that developers (inc. Google code is open source code, so you can manipulate. Adaptive Learning with a Social Q/A twist. Cliqset -social web service that helps users share and discover content and discuss it with other users. Social Media Solutions that have multiple APIs built in their system, basically they are a mashup in a sense. MyVidster – social bookmarking plus videos.

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Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

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You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking. 8th, 2010).

Social Media Offerings which can b used in Social Learning

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Social media types with examples. New social media types are being created, identified and defined constantly. Bi-weekly updates, which can be found on the “Social Media Page&# under my Essentials section, that debuts on Monday. With the exception of crowdsourcing, all other social media types can be used in social learning. Social Bookmarking – Delicious - spelled often as del.icio.us Social Network Aggregator - Netvibes.

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

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Vendors and sadly, companies who purchase their products, believe that since someone can open up their web browser and click to view pages, they can figure it out. LMS/LCMS vendors wishing to a slight degree to incorporate social learning without fully entering are adding Widgets to the mix. The growth of open source and with Web 3.0 Social Learning. From Pew Research Center 2010. Basically it is Social Q/A, which is another type of social media.

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Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

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You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking. 8th, 2010).

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

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June 2010. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss.

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Great FREE Software Downloads

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Open Office. I keep hearing good things about Open Office. To create a.pdf, just use the print command from the source program that the file was created in. It’s open source software, yet actually has some Help documentation. Share this on del.icio.us.

Making Sense Of The iPad For Online Learning

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For eBooks, it’s using the ePub format, which is an open source standard allowing digital publications to work on different devices. Social Media. Open Development Standards. Share this on del.icio.us.

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LMS/LCMS Social Media & Side Notes

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If you haven’t been looking at LMS/LCMS solutions lately or if you have, you may be noticing a trend - social media. Instead, let’s call it, what it really is and what it will be going forward – “Social Media&#. To have a better understanding on social media, I have provided the types of social media followed by an example. Social Media – Followed by an example. Social Bookmarking – Delicious.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Smell of Books

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John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid have written of the so-called “social life of information&# —the form in which you encounter a text can have a huge impact on how you use it. I think of del.icio.us But you cant smell the vinegar in del.icio.us!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

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Animation Tools Avatars Blogs Clickers Gaming Tools E-Portfolios Mobil Learning Personal Learning Environments Personalization Rapid e-Learning Semantic Web Simulation Tools Social Bookmarking Social Networking Tools VoIP and Telephony Wikis Wearable Peer to Peer Authoring Tools Haptics (the ability to touch things and get a sense of force feedback. Any LMS needs to have open-standards (not just open source) so you can take your content to another source.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

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So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in eLearning Learning. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources , Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. eLearning Conferences 2010 - eLearning Technology , November 19, 2009. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources - Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009.