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The 5 Best Open Source Learning Management Systems

Your Training Edge

With an open source Learning Management System (LMS), you can customize your experience and programs based on your business goals and department directives, allowing different groups of employees to access hundreds of learning modules. Free, open source software.

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.

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.

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Everyone loves free, especially with software. Free software should be in a class by itself, because it often rumbles into three areas: 100% free with no watermarks, limited features/capabilities. I already have spoke ad naseum about the pros and cons of any free open source platform, so my criteria on what I feel are the best 10 free open source systems are presented below. Some free open source platforms, offer hosting for an additional fee.

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. Host them on your own blog, website or intranet!

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

G-Cube

The presentation than briefly turned into a debate between open-source and proprietary systems. Now, this was not the first time when someone asked me to compare open source vs. proprietary systems, and I am sure it won’t be the last. Open Source Vs. Proprietary LMS TCO.

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. =>

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned!

Open Source E-Learning Development 7: Freemind

The E-Learning Curve

FreeMind is an open source mind-mapping application. Open Source E-Learning Development 7: Freemind is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: Constructivist theoretical model bloom's taxonomy cognitive domain content authoring e-learning knowledge objects mind tools open e-learning environment Freemind instructional design ISD mind map open source software oss

An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development

The E-Learning Curve

As I'm in the process of updating my website ’s Learning Content Management System (LCMS), I though it would be interesting to discuss open source environments, and how they can be implemented in an e-learning content development ecosystem. MySQL - database software.

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). What I did not include in this blog posting. Mobile Learning Tools. MLEX – Mobile Learning Experiment - software tool designed to create a single web page viewable on standard or small sized displays. MySCORM - SCORM content authoring tools.

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). What I did not include in this blog posting. Mobile Learning Tools. MLEX – Mobile Learning Experiment - software tool designed to create a single web page viewable on standard or small sized displays. MySCORM - SCORM content authoring tools.

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

eFront

eLearning Uncovered: From Concept to Execution does a nice job of walking beginners through all aspects of eLearning from choosing an LMS, design tools, and the actual course design. I will write a new blog post based on the suggestions (comments).

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.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Therefore, as we move forward, we all must consider when, how, and why we integrate the tools that we do into our classrooms. => for Associations Jeff delivers an easy-to-read primer on how to leverage social media tools to expand the learning value that associations deliver.

5 Rapid Authoring Tools To Publish Courses For Your iPads

Upside Learning

Given this trend, it is but obvious that the demand for rapid authoring tools which can publish content in HTML5 will also increase. In this post, we examine 5 rapid authoring tools which show tremendous promise. Upcoming Tools.

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Open Source E-Learning Development 20: Reusable E-Learning Object Authoring & Delivery Suite

The E-Learning Curve

The Reusable Learning Object Authoring and Delivery (RELOAD) project is an initiative which develops tools to facilitate the use of learning technology. Open Source E-Learning Development 20: Reusable E-Learning Object Authoring & Delivery Suite is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning ADL content development e-learning tools IMS RELOAD SCORM spcifications standards

The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development

G-Cube

To help you out, I’ve aggregated 11 of the top development tools to help you easily put together either native, or web-based mobile LMS software apps for your workforce. Tools for Web-Based eLearning Apps. iWebkit : This tool is only for use with iOS devices like iPhones.

Free eLearning Badge. We support Free eLearning Resources

eFront

If you support Free e-Learning Resources , use the following code to post the badge on your website and/or blog and share with your viewers (students, colleagues, etc) the Free e-Learning Resources. I will post your website and/or blog link on the Free e-Learning Resources page. => open source e-learning free elearning books best free elearning tools storyboard templates top ten elearning software free elearning open source online meeting authoring systems open source

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Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Again, not every tool below is SaaS based, but at some point, you have to move to the SaaS world, especially if you are offering or saying you do – some type of mobile learning functionality. I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. Updated Content Authoring Tool Directory. C ontent Authoring Tools Directory. The Ten Best Course Authoring Tools. #10

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

– pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. So here’s the list of the tools that can do the job and which you might want a closer look at. iBooks Author.

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What is an eLearning Authoring Tool? Types, Features & Everything Else

ProProfs

They use some of the best eLearning authoring tools on the market to create engaging online courses. If you run a college or business and you are new to the concept of eLearning, this blog will break the ice. What is an eLearning Authoring Tool?

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

The RCAT (rapid content authoring tool) market continues to be healthy with nothing to slow it down – uh, except maybe one thing (more on that later). Yeah, I know we have just jumped into January, but in a review of the past several months, authoring tools continue to follow a similar path amongst themselves with certain feature sets. I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game.

Lesson design tips for e-Learning authoring tool?

Ed App

An e-learning authoring tool is a software package designed by developers to create and bundle content for e-learning, so it can be delivered to the end user. Choose the ideal responsive design authoring tool. That is, if you are able to find the correct tool for the job. Whether you are using a free tool or one that costs a pretty penny, you want to make sure that it is going to remain up to date and it isn’t too difficult to utilize.

This Week On #TalkTech: Game Based Learning, Human Computer Interaction and Google’s Authoring Tool

Bottom-Line Performance

We’re never at a loss for new tech news, apps, and interesting blogs to explore in our weekly chats. Generally speaking, game based learning is most useful for in-depth understanding approaching mastery, and gamification is a terrific motivational tool for making workplace tasks more enjoyable. To do so, they had to get round software designed to prevent just this move. Topic 3: How can Google’s new open source authoring tool benefit corporate learning?

April 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

With 29 new posts, April has been the most active month on our blog. Below are our Top 10 posts for the month, each accompanied by a quick brief: Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs. Lists top 13 blogs that we follow for LMS and learning technology.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.’. As an online instructor, you need to decide what kind of tools and resources you want to use for your online school. You might want to start with simple tools and grow into more professional premium tools as you go along making higher quality online courses. Authoring Tools.

Open e-learning development: is free software really free?

The E-Learning Curve

In the next few articles I will be looking at a group of applications that are neither open source proper nor commercially available programs. Open e-learning development: is free software really free? is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning open e-learning environment open standards e-Learning Authoring free-to-use gratis libre debate open source software

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Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

HTML5 is one of the main tools used by eLearning professionals, mainly because of its versatility and flexibility. There are several HTML5 eLearning authoring tools available for developers. This online tool enables you to create basic, but effective courses and lessons.

Top 5 Training Material Development Software

Continu

A strong training material development software is key to staying current with technological and industry advancements. In order to make your decision a bit easier, we pulled together the top 5 training material development software companies. Built-in course authoring.

Free-to-use e-learning development 15: Wink Screen Capture Tool

The E-Learning Curve

Free-to-use e-learning development 15: Wink Screen Capture Tool is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning content authoring flash open source software rapid elearning screencasting wink Wink is a screen capture and presentation creation program that enabled you to create screen-based demos and tutorials.

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Top Tools for Creating Good HTML Flashcards

Disprz

In an earlier blog, we introduced Flash Cards and explained how it worked. These flashcards can be handy tools for delivering engaging eLearning lessons. And there are plenty of tools that we can use to create these flashcards. You can create mind-mapping tools using Dokeos Mind.

XBlocks in Open edX: An Introduction

Appsembler

This post is an introduction to XBlocks for Open edX, why they’re important, how they work, and which XBlocks are currently available. By the end of this article, you’ll understand how XBlocks fit into Open edX and how you can use them to create engaging course content for your learners.

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Tim Wang's eLearning Blog - Great Open Source eLearning Project Links

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Tim blogs over at Tim Wang's eLearning Blog. He provided some outstanding open source projects that he contributes too: Learning Tools: [link] Pachyderm: [link] Open Croquet: [link] Ancient Spaces: [link] Arts Metaverse: [link] I LOVE The learning Tools Tim has authored, and links to, in the first link. And, of course, I am a huge fan of Open Croquet. I just heard from a cousin (via my blog) I haven't talked too in probably 10+ years.

Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3

eLearning 24-7

While this market has always existed, it is clearly taking a whole new form in two areas: Strong emphasis to embed into a web site or blog. This is ironic, considering that the rapid content authoring tools, LMSs & Learning Portals offer quiz/assessment tools and target the corporate market (and not academia or or not just academia). All these tools are free. Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools. Software in the “Cloud&#. Download Software.

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Open Environment E-learning: DocBook and XXE

The E-Learning Curve

I received an unexpected but nonetheless very welcome comment on yesterday's blog post from Brent Schlenker. As discussed in a previous post, we can say that there are certain unresolved philosophical matters surrounding the notion of open environments; I will return to these presently.

Why We’re Excited About Open edX Hawthorn

Appsembler

The next major Open edX release, Hawthorn , is finally out – and it’s got a ton of exciting new features! . We tested Hawthorn out ourselves and are thrilled about what’s in store for learners, authors, and instructors. Improved course authoring experience.

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