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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.

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? Speed and efficiency of authoring.

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State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

The “WOW” They have failed to grasp the power of mobile content, beyond “responsive”; understood gamification (a few have, the rest “nope”) and see the real power and value of a video course with all the trimmings, not a video embedded in a course.

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.

6 Steps to a Mobile Mindset: Mobile Learning Basics

Bottom-Line Performance

If you attended ATD TechKnowledge this year, then you might have seen a session about this new thing called The Mobile Mindset. We were excited to see just how ready people are to do something—anything—to get mobile learning started at their organization. Source: [link].

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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.

20 Free Online Resources and Software Every Students Should Know

Pinlearn

Massive Open Online Courses, online academies & software have sprung up as the most logical evolutionary entities that can help students focus on self-driven instructions, customized content and resource management. This is a web and mobile application, written in JavaScript by Eli Luberoff. This online resource pool houses many valuable openly licensed textbooks. fxSolver is a mathematical tool developed by a learned-mathematicians and experienced programmers.

2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

eLearning 24-7

Initially I was going to provide a list of all my award winners including web conferening, stand alone mobile learning, etc., Before announcing the winners, I have seen a trend regarding mobile learning, that can easily mislead folks. Mobile Learning. Two years ago there were some folks who believed that mobile learning where tools, etc. Our system offers or has the capability for mobile learning (some use variance of the system offers).

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

An API (Application Program Interface) enables an interface from a piece of software to communicate with another piece of software (in its simplest form) or multiple pieces of software (called a mashup). Facilitation now exists between the pieces of software, similar to interaction between a human and a computer (again, in a basic example). Open Architecture. APIs are open source code, so that developers (inc. No problem.

‘Mobile learning, just for the sake of it, is definitely not a good idea!’ – Some insights on Mobile Learning

G-Cube

In these times of ‘just-in-time’ learning, mobile learning is fast gaining popularity as a medium for learning across all learner groups. Mobile learning is becoming more and more of a reality than just a concept everyday. Here’s a list of tools that I found quite comprehensive.

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Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

In the case of mobile phones it is inverted, moderately priced phones are free when you pay for the facility to distribute or access content (voice, SMS or data). Even Audacity, where the quality of output is indistinguishable from paid for alternatives, is still not the tool of choice with pros. At the same time, our industry is in the thrall of FOSS software - the most obvious of which is Moodle.

Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

In the case of mobile phones it is inverted, moderately priced phones are free when you pay for the facility to distribute or access content (voice, SMS or data). Even Audacity, where the quality of output is indistinguishable from paid for alternatives, is still not the tool of choice with pros. At the same time, our industry is in the thrall of FOSS software - the most obvious of which is Moodle.

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. 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. But I like to use it as a simple wireframe tool. What tools do you use? (I

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. I have seen continued interest and downloads for open source AR tool kits. For the mobile learning space – it is a necessity.

21 top elearning communities

Sponge UK

Work learn mobile. The eLN is the number one source for guidance on best practice and future trends in technology-based learning and development at work, with over 3000 members in the UK and beyond.”. Take part in an elearning challenge and see how your peers solve the same problems.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

The problem here is that they developed a solution that is not made for 10,000 or more end users. The twist to all this, is that for the Big Dog vendors or those whose main target is large size clients, this isn’t an issue – okay, not the Q/A, in fact, it is a big problem for many of them – rather it is inability to handle the client base. The spin of course, is that open source systems enable APIs. Open marketplaces for courses created by end users.

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

Xyleme

I love this description because it encapsulates what should be the crux of any mobile learning strategy. That is, recognizing that mobile content delivery should be fully controlled by the learner. Don’t assess how mobile fits in your blended learning strategy.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

A greater number of people, worldwide are using SaaS then ever before, mobile products, tablets – especially the iPad – is growing at a feverish pace, people are using online storage, beyond just placing photos and media, and open source is continuing expansion. On the Go – mobile access to documents, files, business presentations regardless of your location – instant access. Free open hard drive space – especially with video hungry files.

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Go Slow, Quickly: Make the Move to Mobile

CLO Magazine

It’s time to get on the mobile bandwagon. Mobile will be to today’s learning what e-learning was to the classroom. Mobile learning will grow tremendously and eventually become dominant. Two problems ensued: some people went too quickly, releasing terrible e-learning later referred to as “shovel ware,” and many more went too slowly. So it is with mobile learning. Mobile will be to today’s learning what e-learning was to the classroom.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. One real problem is corporate fear of social networking tools. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

Authoring tools whose interface either looks like to was written in 1997 (thus outdated) or is so confusing, that the premise of rapid, just is not possible. Web Conferencing tools, requiring you to download plug-ins or other files before you can start – one of the biggest pet peeves among end users, and the number one reason why people fail to get in, ending up calling your administrator, or you. Some of the biggest problems. Authoring Tools (Rapid E-Learning).

10 Best LMS Solutions to Consider for Employee Training

Hurix Digital

However, selecting the right LMS software can be an overwhelming experience , especially with so many LMS vendors. A cloud-based, mobile-ready application, it comes with exhaustive, user-friendly course management, learning delivery, and administrative management modules.

Review of ASTD International Trade Expo

eLearning 24-7

Mobile Learning. The problem with that angle – no mention of the vendor, thus its poor marketing. This shows draws huge – and if you can’t spend one week updating your marketing materials – you have bigger problems then you think. Pearson not letting people know about their open source LMS that is in the works – you had to specifically ask them. It’s all about “mobile” It is about time!

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Multimedia Wars: Flash or HTML5

G-Cube

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. Powered By DT Author Box.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report The e-Learning Guild presentation of the most recent 360 Research Report on Mobile Learning. Wrote a book on mobile learning ( M-Learning: Mobile E-Learning ).

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

If you wanted to work on creating content, for many people, the route would be and still is creating courses via a desktop based rapid e-learning authoring tool, or via your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tool (hosted or not) or via Dreamweaver or some other type of solution. Ipad, Entourage EDGE, Camangi WebStation, Freescale, Amtek, Asus,Open Peak’s Open Tablet, ExoPC Tablet, Fusion_Garage Joo Joo, Ubuntu Linux SmartQ, EAFT MagicTile. APIs, Open Source, HTML5.

THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO DEVELOPING ONLINE LEARNING

Spark Your Interest

As well, if you’ve heard of, but aren’t completely sure about Articulate 360, Moodle, Thinkific, learning models, flipped learning, blended learning and mobile learning, don’t worry. Modern e-learning tools have built-in language options and straight-forward translation capabilities.

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Award for all awards

eLearning 24-7

The problem I have is when there are so many awards it becomes hard to distinguish, which solution is truly award worthy. I have no problem with that. My problem is when the categories contain so many sub-categories or award x for this and x for that, it becomes over-saturation. I recall that I gave out awards to “Rapid Content Authoring Tools” and “LMSs” One category had multiple winners. Open Source Product of the Year (i.e.

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 open source implementation – Moonlight for Linux - is still in development.

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 open source implementation – Moonlight for Linux – is still in development.

eLearning: How to Pick an LMS

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The problem is, there are several LMS vendors from which to choose. Which LMS fits best within your budget, your eLearning development software, your learner's technology, your training objectives, and your instructional design initiatives? Will the LMS work if learners are using tablets and mobile devices? Training management software may often be advertised as user-friendly, but each system has technical requirements that invariably affect deployment.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Second Second Life Experience

Learning Visions

At Virtual Learning Worlds "Bartman" responds to that Wired article (A Deserted Second Life) : The problem I have with it [the Wired article], is that it deals almost COMPLETELY with Second Life as it pertains to marketing and corporations…and inevitabley why SL sucks in that space.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Spark Your Interest , June 3, 2010 June’s BQ is… “what tools should we learn?&#. Top Myths & Misconceptions of Mobile Learning by Robert Gadd - Learning Solutions Magazine , June 9, 2010 Mobile learning is still getting its feet on the ground, but there are already many misconceptions about what it is and what you can or cannot do with it. Tomi Ahonen comes in with a grey mob-reminding hat and starts with a joke on the age of a mobile learner based on sms-capacity.

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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 open source implementation – Moonlight for Linux - is still in development.

How do I even start? 5 first steps to building your first employee training program

TalentLMS

Types of training: Product knowledge, communication and listening, problem-solving, empathy. Types of training: Process knowledge, time management, software-user training, teamwork. Types of training: Creative thinking course, problem-solving, ideation training, collaboration.