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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. 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.

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

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The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. Extended Enterprise - Vendors are expanding into the wholesaler/reseller/affiliates/sales agent sector with their solutions. Forecast: Continued growth and expansion, as this space has profit written all over it, especially if the vendor provides a skinned/branded solution, e-comm (with currency options inc. Asia – misleading by LMS/LCMS vendors. The growth of open source and with Web 3.0 Social Learning.

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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. Does your LMS/LCMS vendor offer these? Social Media – Followed by an example.

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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. However there are vendors who sell their API solution wrapped in a piece of software. SCORM Player communicating with your vendor’s solution, for example, if you were creating your own LMS and Rapid Intake’s rapid e-learning authoring tool, it includes a SCORM Player API. Social Learning?

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

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That is what one senior exec said to me, the other day when it came to social learning. I believe this is very possible, because regardless of the generation, people want easy, they want fast and if they could do a lot of things in a system for example, rather than having multiple windows open, they would do it. What solution ? Opens up learning, and makes your solution a one stop service. What solutions ? What solutions ? What solutions ?

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.