Open-Source LMS Myths Debunked

eThink Education

Learning Management Systems are either built using open-source technology, closed-source technology, or a hybrid mix of both. Open-source software contains freely available code that can be redistributed or modified. Myth: #1: Open-Source Platforms Lack Security.

Podcast 31: Inside Open Source Learning Systems – With eThink CEO Brian Carlson

Talented Learning

For example, today we welcome a leader in the open source learning community, Brian Carlson , Co-Founder and CEO of eThink Education. Join us as we discuss the latest developments in open source learning systems. Open source learning systems are widely used.

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Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. Before delving into the details of best open-source eLearning software and MOOC platforms, let me mention a few stats that would help you have a chuckle: To launch edX, Harvard and MIT invested a whopping $60 million. Many people perceive them as open source eLearning software , but the concept remains the same despite changing and swinging the meaning. They are an alternative to classroom notes and books.

Why You Should Choose an Open Source eLearning Platform?

Pinlearn

However, here, I am aiming to drive a little deeper and explain why you should choose an open-source eLearning software for your company. In short, we will see how an open-source eLearning platform can make thing easier and implement cutting-edge training and development programs in an organization. What is an open-source learning management system? To understand open source eLearning software, let’s take the example of Android.

eFront Best Open Source Solution Announced as Honoree for Best of ELearning! 2011

eFront

Nominated as Best Open Source Solution, eFront was selected by worldwide readers and professionals from both the private and public sector involved in the eLearning industry. Because the awards are completely user nominated and committed to recognizing innovation and user satisfaction the honorees reflect direct successful experiences with eFront Open Source Solution. ? ELearning! Media Group announces eFront as a finalist for the Best of ELearning! 2011 Awards.

Moodle Alternatives

AbaraLMS

This article talks about Moodle alternatives. As of June 2013, it had a user base of 83,008 registered and verified sites, serving 70,696,570 users in [ ] The post Moodle Alternatives appeared first on Abara LMS. Addressing Challenges Abara LMS VS Moodle Licensed LMS VS Open Source LMS LMS for corporate training Moodle Moodle Alternative

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. So, let see the list of the free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. =>

What are some free, open source, or low-cost authoring tools to create e-learning modules?

QuoDeck

As an alternative, I would also like to invite you to try QuoDeck to create a mobile learning platform. When you think of creating eLearning, you are thinking of SCORM modules or a full platform. If you are thinking of Scorm creation, I would recommend building on PowerPoint and using an add-in to convert to basic SCORM. If you can afford it though, Articulate and Captivate are spectacular for authoring.

FREE Alternative to GoToMeeting

LearnDash

If you’re looking for an alternative to GoToMeeting, and perhaps some more interactivity built in for actually delivery classes, then you need to check out this open-source program: Big Blue Button.

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.

The Winners List: Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019

HT2 Labs

Highlighting innovation and creativity amongst users of both Open Source and Enterprise editions of the Learning Locker® LRS, the first year of the Awards proved popular with learning analytics enthusiasts from a diverse range of industries and disciplines.

FREE Alternative to Camtasia Studio

LearnDash

If you are on a budget, and need to create some instructional videos on your computer, then you need to check out the free alternative to Camtasia Studio: Cam Studio. Cam Studio is a free open source screen capture and recording tool for Windows with the accolades to back up the hype.

Interesting Distribute Publishing Model and Open Source

Tony Karrer

(via Stephen Downes ) Impact of Open Source Software on Education, Series Launch is interesting both because of the publishing model and because of the content. What they've done is recruit authors who are going to publish (via a blog) something between a blog post, interview and an article every other week on a particular topic - in this case Open Source.

The 10 Best MindTickle Alternatives

Continu

Here are a few of the cons and reasons to consider MindTickle Alternatives. Now that you know some of the challenges, here are 10 great MindTickle alternatives. Slack, Okta, OneLogin, HRIS (Workday, Oracle and others), SCORM, YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, Google Analytics, Open API.

FREE Alternative to Microsoft Project

LearnDash

Easy: use the free alternative to Microsoft Project – OpenProj ! OpenProj is an open-source software solution that mimics the interface of Microsoft Project. For those of you who have used, or actively use, Microsoft Project, you know how awesome it is.

FREE Alternative to Snagit

LearnDash

If you are a budget seeker, then there is a fantastic open-source option available that has many features that are similar to Snagit. This free alternative to Snagit is called Greenshot , and with it you can: Create full screenshots.

Another Stake in Ground for Blackboard: Two New Investments in the Open-source E-learning Market

Janet Clarey

Blackboard’s statement of principles about open source says it is. committed to supporting the growth, development and use of open source technologies in education worldwide.”. expects to make significant contributions to the community to help ensure that open source options remain strong, reliable and sustainable for all.” . To that end, Blackboard has launched a new business called Blackboard Education Open Source Services – a good thing, right?

Understanding Readium – Features, Architecture and Alternatives

Kitaboo

The Open Source Foundation aims to develop technology for expediting the adoption of ePUB3 and the Open Web Platform by the Digital Publishing Industry. It strives to deliver leading-edge functionality that is fully specified, free, open, and interoperable.

FREE Alternative to Adobe Illustrator

LearnDash

If you want to play around a bit but don't want to invest a large sum of money, then you should check out the best free alternative to Illustrator on the market: the open-source Illustrator "clone" called Inkscape.

"Appcelerator Updates Open Source Alternative To Adobe Air" (Information Week)

Mark Oehlert

( story link ) " Open source software vendor Appcelerator has delivered the second preview release (PR2) of its rich Internet application platform for developers, called Titanium. As a way to help groups of developers collaborate more efficiently, the company has also thrown into PR2 Titanium Developer, social media and communications tools such as Twitter, FriendFeed, and a chat capability."

FREE Alternative to Adobe Illustrator

LearnDash

If you want to play around a bit but don’t want to invest a large sum of money, then you should check out the best free alternative to Illustrator on the market: the open-source Illustrator “clone” called Inkscape.

Moodle Alternatives

Academy of Mine

Are you looking for a Moodle alternative? Of course, there are some obvious benefits – above all else, Moodle is free, open-source software. If Moodle isn’t cutting it for your business, and you’re perhaps looking to revamp your online offerings by using a fresh alternative that will address those frustrations listed above, then we suggest that you take a closer look at Academy Of Mine. Is your business currently using Moodle to create your online courses?

eFront as a SumTotal alternative

eFront

The client was using SumTotal as its backbone LMS and was in need of a comprehensive and efficient alternative solution. Still, SumTotal produced a number of headaches for the customer which I will outline below: Inflexibility: SumTotal comes as a closed source model.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

Unicorn Training

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning View more presentations from Christopher Pappas.

eFront as a SumTotal alternative

eFront

The client was using SumTotal as its backbone LMS and was in need of a comprehensive and efficient alternative solution. Still, SumTotal produced a number of headaches for the customer which I will outline below: Inflexibility: SumTotal comes as a closed source model.

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

Kapp Notes

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

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. Later today, I will post a page on my site that contains an extensive list of free open source CMSs, for you to click and view.

The ULTIMATE Guide to PowerPoint Alternatives

BrightCarbon

There’s an astounding number of PowerPoint alternatives out there claiming to be the solution to your most pressing presentation problems. What is a PowerPoint alternative? Why use PowerPoint Alternatives? Compared to other PowerPoint alternatives, Beautiful.ai

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Alternative and Activist Search Engines

Mark Oehlert

wisdom » June 22, 2007 Alternative and Activist Search Engines So a post here lays out what it would be like to live for a day without using Google for searching. The value is that it lists 100+ alternative search engines that you may not even be aware of. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer? Main | Avanoo.a new twist on surveys and collective (or collected?)

Streamlining Branching Scenario Planning and Design

Experiencing eLearning

You’ll learn what questions to ask SMEs and other sources to get stories and examples to incorporate in your branching scenario. You’ll see how the free, open-source tool Twine can streamline the process of planning, writing, and prototyping branching scenarios.

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Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

Even Audacity, where the quality of output is indistinguishable from paid for alternatives, is still not the tool of choice with pros. rapid tools marketplace thoughts blogs news Moodle the market LMSs elearning open source thought leaders appeals freelearningI've just trawled through the working and reworking of ideas spawned by Chris Anderson's book Free. It got a big response from the likes of Malcolm Gladwell and Seth Godin and on it went.

Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

Even Audacity, where the quality of output is indistinguishable from paid for alternatives, is still not the tool of choice with pros. Tags: rapid tools marketplace thoughts blogs news Moodle the market LMSs elearning open source thought leaders appeals freelearning I've just trawled through the working and reworking of ideas spawned by Chris Anderson's book Free. It got a big response from the likes of Malcolm Gladwell and Seth Godin and on it went.

5 FREE Tools For Instructional Designers

LearnDash

Snagit Alternative – One of my personal favorites. GoToMeeting Alternative – There are many options for online meetings, but this one is great for facilitating professional meetings with clients. This free, open-source alternative can be quite useful.

ID and e-Learning Links (4/6/14)

Experiencing eLearning

Five free Microsoft Project alternatives – TechRepublic. Some are open source. Learning CSI: Learning Needs Investigation | Learning Rebels. Approaching needs analysis as an “investigation” without assuming that a course is always the right solution. tags: learning training analysis performanceconsulting performancesupport instructionaldesign. Gantter – web-based project scheduling made easy. Web-based project management tool.

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Articulate Storyline: Adding Accessibility Text to an eLearning Image

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The open source screen reader NVDA is gaining popularity.   From the left of the dialog box, select  Alt Text  and, in the Alternate text field, type the text you want read aloud to the learner.