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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.

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

eLearning 24-7

While you can create an amazing learning portal with social learning and a LMS as a hub, with APIs, you may not want all the doo-dads that come with a LMS system, nor do you want to buy a LCMS, when you might only be seeking specific features that can exist without the “LMS&# component. CMSs were initially created and are often used for organizing and managing websites and web content, including documents, files, media, etc.

User Friendly or Hype?

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In today’s market there is no reason to buy a product that requires you to do a full customization, either on the front end, back end or entire system, unless – you decided to go with an open source solution such as Moodle or Drupal, where you need that extensive customization. not free, or not 100% open source) and I have to do 100% customization to land a client, I would worry about my cash on hand and debt load. We are user friendly.