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Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

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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. 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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Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts.

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

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 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. So, let see the list of the free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. =>

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

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. =>

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DevLearn09 - Im Speaking!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 DevLearn09 - Im Speaking! Did I tell you that Im looking forward to the schmoozing part?) Beachward Bound Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions My Summer ID Reading List ► June (3) eLearning Authoring Tools Mindmap The Two Faces of ePortfolios The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator ► May (9) Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training. Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Kno.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help!

Learning Visions

Monday, September 21, 2009 eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help! I am working on a presentation in a few weeks about eLearning authoring tools. A high level overview for learning and development types who dont actually use the tools, but want to know whats out there, when you might use it, and some of the pros and cons. Now, Im not much of a tool user myself. Ive got some understanding of tools.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Name That Tool

Learning Visions

Friday, May 01, 2009 Name That Tool I just got a FaceBook query from someone and I thought you all could help: Im looking for a tool you might have come across, but I dont even know what product/programming group it belongs to. So if you say, yes I have signoff authority for travel vouchers, I could tell this tool to mark four courses. Im sure I could do a better job describing this, so let me know if Ive been clear.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart

Learning Visions

Thursday, July 26, 2007 My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart Jane Hart asked me to add my own top ten list to the mix. Im not a techie -- far from it. Im an instructional designer with an emphasis on writing and schmoozing. For the most part, I like tools that are easy to use, easy to learn, look good, and create good-looking output. Google Alerts A nice adjunct to Google Reader; Im always discovering something new via my "instructional design" alert.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 My Top Ten Tools for 2009 Cammys Top 10 Tools of 2009 These are my favorite tools in support of my own learning adventures. Tweetdeck Im officially hooked to Twitter and use Tweetdeck to organize and group those I follow. Not only is Twitter great for the occasional laugh, but also a great source of information and links. I usually have between five and ten tabs open -- my rather imperfect way of maintaining my reading list.

ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter

eFront

and IMS Common Catridge and with version 3.6 Now, ADL acknowledges our support for the latest development of SCORM by approving Epignosiss submission to become a SCORM 2004/4th edition adopter. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz Labels: ADL , IMS , SCORM 2004 Reactions: 2comments: animsim said. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

Friday, December 19, 2008 Best Practices for Software Training? This has been the year of software training. Weve taken scenario-based approaches, so the learner can sit with an expert and watch how he does his job using the software. Weve added thoughtful, process-based questions in the middle of the software demo to break things up. The next project Im about to take on is going to be more of a just-in-time performance support tool.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Tools

Learning Visions

Friday, June 08, 2007 Instructional Designers Tools Theres been a good conversation going on over at Christy Tuckers Experiencing E-Learning blog about instructional design. Christy has been writing about how to get started in instructional design and what technology tools you might need. I think Im somewhat of an anomaly in the field. Maybe Im not an instructional designer at all. My company creates customized course development templates for organizations.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic

Learning Visions

Friday, May 04, 2007 New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic Another new rapid e-Learning tool, this from Epic (UK). From the press release: Its important to remember, however, that as with any tool, you only get out what you put in. To makes sure that clients get the most out of Rapid Create, or from any other authoring tool they may select, Epic also provides training and capability building to ensure internal teams are skilled-up in creating effective e-learning.

What is a Learning Management System? (2019 Update)

Docebo

Today’s enterprise learning strategies require smart solutions that go beyond the capabilities of traditional tools. To understand how a Learning Platform will help improve enterprise learning objectives, you must first grasp what an LMS is, why it’s an essential tool, and how to get the most out of it. A Learning Management System is a software-based platform that facilitates the management, delivery, and measurement of an organization’s corporate e-learning programs.

Elearning applications

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year! This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 open source e-Learning projects for 2011 that will help you implement a low cost e-Learning solution. elearning tecnología-educativa software

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process

Learning Visions

Friday, February 06, 2009 Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process Another lunchtime webinosh with Dr. Will Thalheimer. The topic today: Building Measurement into Our Training-Development Process. Roy has a new book: Getting Your Moneys Worth From Training & Development. Learning News Microsoft just released Semblio , a new authoring tool Skype 4.0 The Job Aid: Building Measurement Into Your Training-Development Plan 1.

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Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning

eFront

How To Design Custom PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning (Plus 8 Free Templates) DigiTale s by Bernajean Porter Storyboard Templates and Resources by MinuteBio Really Fast Storyboarding for E-Learning Projects by Dr. Thomas Welsh ( MSWORD document containing storyboard ) Open Source Software for Storyboarding Celtx is an open source software that you can download and use it for free.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.

Learning Visions

Heres a taste of whats on my plate right now: Lots of Software Trai ning Finishing up a big project update for a large financial institution. Wrapping up software training for another client. More just-in-time performance support tools; "hey, how do I do that?" Professional Development Reading The Adult Learner by Malcolm Knowles, et al. Im a convert. Yes, Im an English major who writes mostly text bullets instead of novels.

LMS Selection Checklist: How To Choose The Best One?

ProProfs

Many would say that the process is rather overwhelming because the sheer abundance makes it challenging to identify the best tool that meets and exceeds the expectations. In simple words, choosing the right software for your company’s training needs is time-consuming and a mentally challenging activity to get involved in. What kind of content (basically the complexity level) that needs to be developed with the LMS? Cloud-based LMS or Open-source LMS?

Building an advanced eFront theme using CSS3 elements

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 7/12/2010 Building an advanced eFront theme using CSS3 elements Although HTML5 and CSS3 are still under development ( [link] ) most current browsers support a reasonable portion of html5 and css3 elements (with the remarkable exception of IE 8 *) CSS3 introduces, among others, a way to create rounded boxes and add shadow for letters and boxes.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Mostly software training, with bits of process and product information thrown in for good measure. Lots of software interactivity. Schedules dont always work out, so more often this is a one-on-one tour of the software and the content notes with the trainer. Development Once we have a final, legally approved document we can begin building the course. The client takes all the screen captures because we cant have access to the software.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. USAID This growing collection of photos taken by USAID staff and development partners reflects some of the many facets of USAIDs work in Africa. These come from many sources and are license-specific.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Auditory Advantage

Learning Visions

Monday, March 19, 2007 The Auditory Advantage Patrick Dunn, in his latest rant, Games are not an alternative vision has this to say: The huge array of tools, techniques and approaches that games producers have developed with the benefit of their consumer-sized budgets are largely available to medium and low-end e-learning producers, if they would just apply their imagination. But Im always in search of practical advice.

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The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

Jeff Goldman e-Learning Designer and Developer. JudithELS Gisele Brugger e-Learning designer & developer @giselebrugger Ian Huckabee e-Learning and social learning laughter @weejeelearning Tom Kuhlmann Tom shares practical tips & tricks for building e-Learning courses. bschlenker Rachel Troychock Manager of e-Learning design and development @rachelyvazquez Paulo Simoes e-Learning Evangelist @pgsimoes Cathy Moore Tweeting a daily instructional design idea using #IDideas.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

Learning Visions

Friday, May 04, 2007 Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs Theres been a lot of good talk lately about rapid e-learning tools and templates and the roles of SMEs vs. instructional designers. Our tools still require the user to work in the Flash environment, but you really dont need to know Flash. Up until recently , Ive been thinking its instructional designers who will be using our tools. We create templates and tools that provide some instructional approach.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

With the rise of rapid eLearning tools and the ease with which virtually anyone can now create a course, whats changing for the instructional designer? See part one: Instructional Design as a Spectrum ) In eLearning Magazines predictions for 2008 , Patti Shank said this: Learning content, activity, and assessment authoring tools continue to improve. SMEs using rapid eLearning tools)? Are designers beginning to help others author content?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Me: Im an instructional designer. Im sort of distracted by the naked boy who just ran by (not mine). I have even had the light bulb go on once I let them know that I developed eLearning. I try not to use the term Instructional Designer as my opening line anymore :-) because, like you, I get the whats that stare. So I simply say I develop eLearning or training. billbrandon had this comment on Twitter: I usually just tell em Im a writer.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Welcoming Cathy Moore to the Blogosphere

Learning Visions

Shes the author of that fabulous presentation Dump the Drone , which we all got so excited about a few months ago. Now Cathy is joining the exciting e-learning blogosphere, offering practical ideas for people who develop corporate elearning. As someone who develops corporate elearning, Im simply thrilled! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

On the other hand, pages are opened and they are used more for promotion and branding. UdutuTeach This application allows you to import courses from myUdutu (authoring tool). In my opinion, we can not use Facebook as a Learning Management System but we can use Facebook as a tool that will enhance/support an e-Learning course. Apps and tools are great but do most materials currently used work with social networks?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Visions

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 01, 2007 Learning Visions Im Cammy Bean and this is my little corner of the world where I talk about instructional design and topics somewhat related to eLearning. I talk about some of the tools I use. Most of that time, Ive worked for eLearning vendors: companies that design and develop eLearning programs for a wide variety of corporate clients. Im @cammybean.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Who Gets to Be Called an Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

A SME builds a course with the latest rapid eLearning tool. IMHO you are an instructional designer if you actually plan and develop the instructional content, whether for classroom, internet, job aide, etc. I moved on to eLearning development and can say - I aint no techie.but most techies I know (those designing webpages, using Flash) dont really understand education. Im with you all.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. My experience is mainly in development of self-paced eLearning for the corporate market.) He says its important that instructional designers understand the tools and technology that are out there (as an architect understands building materials), but an instructional designer should be tool-independent and "technology-agnostic".

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions

Learning Visions

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions As Ive mentioned here before, Im extremely excited about attending the upcoming eLearning Guild event here in Boston. Im excited to go to as many sessions as I can. Im excited to pick peoples brains. Im excited to get feedback on our products and services (yes, my company will have a booth). Im interested in personalities -- hearing from some of the notables in our little blogging community.

Interview on lms-selection.com

eFront

Could you give us a brief history of eFront and tell us who is involved today in the development of eFront? eFront is being built from a professional team of developers and through a community driven, customer-centric approach. This produces an iterative process with small development cycles that produces incremental improvements to the system followed with bigger development cycles that integrates features that need architectural changes.