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.

Three Things Learning Practitioners Can Learn from the Open Source Community

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

So, what can we, as learning practitioners, learn from the open source community? If there were a way of openly sharing small pieces of content for repurposing and reuse, with due acknowledgement to the author, it would help build high quality curricula faster.

Open Source eLearning Network Event

eFront

There will also be a number of experienced speakers and panel members present who will discuss topics such as: An introduction to open source elearning tools, Open Source LMS – Wouldya? When is it a good idea to look at open-source software?

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.

Adapt Open Source eLearning: Join the Community!

Learning Visions

Are you interested in open source? Want to see an elearning authoring tool that does responsive design really well? The Adapt Learning Community site is now open at https://community.adaptlearning.org /.

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. Resources authored in eXe can be exported in IMS Content Package, SCORM 1.2,

What are some free, open source, or low-cost authoring tools to create e-learning modules?

QuoDeck

If you can afford it though, Articulate and Captivate are spectacular for authoring. You can use your existing PPTs, PDFs, and Videos to create the content and layer it with quizzes and games without requiring a separate authoring tool. When you think of creating eLearning, you are thinking of SCORM modules or a full platform. If you are thinking of Scorm creation, I would recommend building on PowerPoint and using an add-in to convert to basic SCORM.

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 Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order.

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

Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture

The E-Learning Curve

In this post, I'm looking at tools that enable you to capture on-screen demonstrations and video, and to edit the media into a format for learners. Tags: asynchronous authoring tools content authoring digital media e-learning elearning content integrated develpment environment open e-learning environment open standards video editing application Jing media open source software screencapture

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.

The Best E-Learning Software Tools

ICDTranslation

An experienced instructor, great content and the right authoring tool. Whether you are creating employee training or college online courses the e-learning software that you use is very important. Top 5 E-Learning Software 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). 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). 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 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

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

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.

A guide to HTML5 elearning authoring tools

Elucidat

In its wake, HTML5 authoring has become the industry standard for L&D teams looking to produce modern, interactive and multi-device elearning. With the range of HTML5 authoring tools available on the market, how do you decide which one is right for your team?

UPDATED: Other Open Source LMS Solutions

eLearning 24-7

A list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. Ectolearning – Open learning environment, with collaboration tools plus LMS – for Education/academia. metacoon.net - LMS with built in authoring tools – Premise is virtual rooms contained within their system. Open LMS. Open Elms - Support for articulate, captivate, targets business. They are not in any specific order. These are the newest listings (6-2-10).

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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State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

– This means that multiple people can work at the same time on the same course and same page – it is really an awesome feature, especially with SaaS authoring tools. It should exist in every authoring tool. . . . Go with Gomo Authoring.

Open Source E-learning Development 2: Image Manipulation

The E-Learning Curve

I’m still researching this topic: there are many sources to reference and data to be interpreted – and of course, the socio-economic landscape is still changing apace. Now read on… The second open environment authoring tool highlighted in this series is an image editing application.

Open Source E-learning Development 2: Image Manipulation

The E-Learning Curve

The second open environment authoring tool highlighted in this series is an image editing application, GIMP. Tags: content development e-learning e-learning ecosystem learning strategy open standards e-learning development GIMP gnu image manipulation program graphic design open source

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. Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo.

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.

My first and only authoring tool.

Adobe Captivate

I went through a long line of frustration trying to rely on open source software and here came Adobe Captivate. My first (and only) authoring program. I started with version 6, and since then, I can tell the software made a tremendous progress. I did not have almost any experience with competing software, but as I notice it’s just a matter of choice. But it is a tool, so it doesn’t do the job for us.

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 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.

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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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 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.

Learning Tools – Do these really belong?

eLearning 24-7

First off, Jane Hart put this together from whereas folks voted for the tools they use for learning. That said, there were some curious items on this list, which to me, doesn’t really fly in the world of learning tools. It isn’t something that see as a learning tool.