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. Based on pricing models, customer types, special features, and support, here is our list of the 5 best open source learning management systems. You can also easily change content and assign it to different users. Open edX.

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. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront [1] but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

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An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development

The E-Learning Curve

I though it would be interesting to discuss open source environments, and how they be implemented in an e-learning context. Tags: OpenOffice.org content authoring content development e-learning e-learning ecosystem gratis libre debate learning technology open e-learning environment open standards e-learning development open source oss software

Best e-Content Development Tools in the Business

Hurix Digital

Rapidly evolving technologies are changing the way we develop and deliver online content. Content authoring tools, also known as e-content development tools, have become a popular means to create digital content.

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. Context When I began developing my website and blog, I decided to use an open standards approach during the course of their initial development, as much for philosophical as for financial or any other reasons.

Open Source E-Learning 4: KompoZer Web Editor

The E-Learning Curve

Today's open source e-learning toolkit component is a website authoring tool called KompoZer. Tags: REL authoring tools content authoring content development e-learning elearning content open e-learning environment open standards rapid elearning web based training web-based learning benefits of e-learning kompozer open source rapid e-learning

Open Source E-Learning Development 6: NeoOffice for Mac OS X

The E-Learning Curve

open source NeoOffice productivity Tags: authoring tools content authoring content development e-learning elearning content open e-learning environment use of elearning utilities elearning content. NeoOffice is a full-featured set of office applications (including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs) for Mac OS X.

A Toolkit to Develop E-Learning in an Open (XML) Environment

The E-Learning Curve

This post will focus on the range of tools that you need to develop e-learning content in a (relatively) open environment. Tags: content authoring content development e-learning elearning content open e-learning environment open standards e-learning development elearning toolkit open source

9 Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison and Review

Elucidat

In this article, Steve Penfold reviews nine leading elearning authoring tools. He compares each one based on ease of use, quality of content produced, speed of authoring and scalability. Which is the best authoring tool for you? The best authoring tool for you will depend on a range of factors, including: How much technical expertise you have. Whether you’re looking to produce really simple content or more sophisticated learning experiences.

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 8 best SCORM authoring tools to watch for 2021

Elucidat

If your plan for 2021 is to create awesome SCORM-compliant elearning, you might be wondering what are the best SCORM authoring tools available right now. What are SCORM authoring tools? An authoring tool can be used to create and maintain web-based content.

10 Free Authoring Tools

Ed App

This is where authoring tools come in. An eLearning authoring tool is a type of software that allows you to create digital training content, convert it into an eLearning format, and distribute it among learners via a learning management system.

Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open Office.org

The E-Learning Curve

Having discussed two key components of this Open Environment for E-learning; today I will talk about OpenOffice.org. Tags: OpenOffice.org authoring tools content development e-learning elearning content open standards e-learning development e-learning industry e-learning toolkit ISD open e-learning environment organizational development

Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open Office.org

The E-Learning Curve

Having discussed two key components of this Open Environment for E-learning; an XML-based authoring and content-generation tool, and an image-manipulation application, today I will discuss an XML-based productivity suite - a word processor, spreadsheet application, and presentation tool called OpenOffice.org.

Start this 2019 by the hand of the Top eLearning Companies in India

Paradiso

We have prepared this list with the companies that we think, are the better options to look for training , content , development , IT solutions or eLearning matters in India. Competencies: Define the competencies that your students must achieve in order to develop specific skills. Video conferencing: our eLearning software can be integrated with video conferencing platforms such as WebEx, Adobe Connect, GoToMeeting, Big Blue Button, Google Hangouts, etc.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. While the assumption would be that all the products are alike, or that fee based tools are superior to their free counterparts, nothing could be farther than the truth. Once you did though, you could do quite a lot with the tool. Instructional designers who come from the paper based development or the creation of content for instructor led training.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

While following these stories of digital transformation, we’ve discovered many valuable tools and services that are available at no cost in response to Covid-19. So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers.

Top 5 Training Material Development Software

Continu

A strong training material development software is key to staying current with technological and industry advancements. You want your training and development program to drive employee skill development. The issue is developing training materials takes time to tweak and even more time to develop from scratch. In order to make your decision a bit easier, we pulled together the top 5 training material development software companies.

e-Learning Authoring Tools Crash Course -- Follow Up

Learning Visions

Special thanks to Jean Marrapodi for inviting me to present. __ My topic: e-Learning Authoring Tools Crash Course: Deciding What Authoring Tools to Use and When In preparation for the session, I had to take a crash course in authoring tools myself. (If If you know me, you know I've never been much of a tool user, although I have been called a tool.) Here's what I turned to: Kineo Authoring Tools Reviews OK.

My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Sophia Peters provides another interesting post entitled Deciding Between Open Source and Proprietary Software? Proprietary software has closed standards that hinder further development. content reasonably well.

Open Environment E-learning: DocBook and XXE

The E-Learning Curve

In his remarks, Brent reinforced my own view about the viability of open source-based e-learning development; he said that I truly do believe that there are enough OpenSource tools out there that we can be creating completely opensource learning solutions/environments. Once people get past their initial fears and the stigma, the Open Source learning development community will grow exponentially.thanks for keeping the Open Source movement alive in eLearning.

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Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). The reason was simple– it was an easier way to achieve the multimedia integration needed to deliver engaging content over variety of media (standalone CD based and then transitioning to web based). This means learning content can’t yet be delivered to mobile devices.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). The reason was simple– it was an easier way to achieve the multimedia integration needed to deliver engaging content over variety of media (standalone CD based and then transitioning to web based). This means learning content can’t yet be delivered to mobile devices.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). The reason was simple– it was an easier way to achieve the multimedia integration needed to deliver engaging content over variety of media (standalone CD based and then transitioning to web based). This means learning content can’t yet be delivered to mobile devices.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

Accepts any courses built in any content authoring tools that are SCORM & AICC compliant – so you can upload and sell your courses that you built in Articulate, Captivate, even open source authoring tools (but they must be standards compliant). Especially, when they are building the course in a rapid content authoring tool. Something like my 3rd party content authoring tool. You open the product.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

So far in this series of posts about Podcasting for E-Learning from the E-Learning Curve Blog , I've covered a lot of material, including: A Brief History of Audio in Education The Four 'P's' of narration Introduction to Audio Production Digital Audio Basics Now, it's time to look in some depth at editing and producing podcast content. As I discussed last time, non-linear editing applications are media editing tools which can randomly access the source material - and that’s it.

Multimedia Wars: Flash or HTML5

G-Cube

For developers, it has been good times as they have been given room to explore different mediums – including one that has shown immense success – Video. But with increased number of viewing devices, from the early desktops to laptops and now, smart-phones, there is more than one factor that influences e-learning developers’ choice of applications, software or standards used to build training. The list is getting longer, as HTML5 is an open-source standard.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Audio Editing + Audacity

The E-Learning Curve

Previously in this series of E-Learning Curve Blog posts about Podcasting for E-Learning, I discussed downloading and installing the open source audio editor called Audacity. I chose Audacity because it’s free (as in speech), it’s available for Linux/Unix, Mac OS and various Windows operating systems, and most importantly, it’s a very impressive media editing tool. A document can be opened into a window, which represents a paper copy of the document placed on the desktop.

Not happy Moodle Blackboard

Coassemble

Both LMSs rely heavily on a text-based, boxed look, with long drop-down menus and a notable lack of visual content. When a student’s learning environment looks sterile, they think the content within that environment is sterile too, and engagement rates and training outcomes drop. Moodle in particular strongly advocates the customisation of its out-of-the-box layout and themes, with its open-source nature allowing for extensive customisation options.

Enews Reader Responses: Politics of LMS Implementation and The Basics of Games

Vignettes Learning

Story: A senior executive in-charge of e-Learning wants to proceed with the content development and refuses to synchronize his plans with IT/Tech Support department. "I e-Learning content and LMS delivery should be a one and all solution, cohesive , and strategically sound. Using an open-source CMS like Moodle can provide enough interim functionality to deliver courses, monitor results and produce the reports necessary for the business case.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

Certainly, other learning software categories deserve awards, including employee talent management, compliance, academic ed tech, learning experience platforms, content management and authoring. Extended enterprise learning solutions must attract, engage and often sell to people who voluntarily choose to consume instructional content. Docebo offers integrated third-party content networks like Lynda, as well as its own aggregated content.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

This consolidation trend remained front-and-center in 2019, with M&A headlines like these: Absorb Software Acquires Extended Enterprise LMS Provider, eLogic Learning. Absorb Software Acquires Torch LMS. Absorb Software Acquires Cloud-Based Learning Tech Company, ePath Learning.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Of course, other kinds of learning software also deserve recognition. For example, many top-notch solutions focus on employee compliance, talent management, academic ed tech, learning experiences, content management and authoring. For most continuing education providers, creating and selling content is their primary business, so the underlying infrastructure is absolutely mission critical.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

As always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development. There are other projects underway to solve it, including the MedBiquitous Activity Report standard and (in a sense) the Mozilla Open Badges project. When we open that can of worms, we’ll know we’ve reached the trough of disillusionment.

Interactive journals can enhance STM research

Aptara

Uninformed, low-quality and misguided research can hinder STM's progress toward innovative developments. However, digital publishing platforms, such as open source and interactive journals, offer advanced capabilities and solutions that help alleviate some of these concerns. Accessibility and reproducibility are important elements of STM publishing, considering scientific advancements and developments rely on building on the findings of other previously conducted research.

E-learning chart toppers

Clive on Learning

To accompany the tables I have written a summary of the market for bespoke content developers, off-the-shelf content providers, authoring tool providers and LMS/LCMS providers. Understandably, it was not possible to obtain figures for all of the top players (Adobe a good example), and open-source providers aren’t likely to figure in a competition based on sales, but the tables still make interesting reading.

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The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

Xyleme

Home > mobile learning > The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail April 13th, 2011 Goto comments Leave a comment While the focus of this post is not specifically Apple or the iPad, it’s almost impossible to talk about successful mobile strategies without recognizing that the iPad has created a transitional moment for the Learning & Development world. Keep mLearning content development tactical.