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). Open Architecture. APIs are open source code, so that developers (inc. Google code is open source code, so you can manipulate. Mashups. Search for restaurants in Google and Google Maps shows up with the various restaurants on the map.

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

eLearning 24-7

A few systems pitch that they have full mobile learning capability, especially with the iPad including the angle that you can see it full screen rather than the standard universal look – which shows up similar to the smartphone look – i.e. small. It shows up in your browser. Click on the app and your default browser opens and off you go. As I often say to folks, what is the point of having an app, if all it does is open up my browser.

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2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered. Open Source LMS of the Year. Comes with Jackdraw authoring tool, and in the tool you can use Captivate, Articulate, Camtasia & PowerPoint content. My runner-up is Operitel’s LearnFlex LSP. Runner-Up Social Learning Management System of the Year – Upside Learning. LMS Products of the Year 2010.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. They do not allow you to use any other 3rd party rapid content authoring tool vendor. Again, a learning portal can achieve this – i.e. by you incorporating APIs, mashups or some component of such with code and you are using as a back end a CMS. Please download it and not just open up open in your window. HTML5 is made up of the following: HTML.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

You can use either your own 3rd party content authoring tool and upload it into the “Cloud&# and then wherever you are, output either to your LMS, or onto Moodle or even WordPress (they have a plug in for that) OR place the course in Facebook or nearly any solution that accepts APIs. Open Source Product of the Year (i.e. Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it. Social Learning Content Authoring Tool.

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

eLearning 24-7

In my latest directory, 393 LMS vendors – global, of which 34 or so are open source systems. Folding up shop and switching to a new market: Talent/Performance Management, new product lines not tied to e-learning, services. Folding up shop for good – goodbye and nice knowing you. Folding up shop and switching to a new market : Talent/Performance Management, new product lines not tied to e-learning, services.

SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq: One Non-Profit’s Quest for the Best LMS

Inquisiq

After a lot of consideration they had narrowed their choices down to two solutions, Moodle (an open source LMS) vs. the Inquisiq LMS from ICS Learning Group. Exporting all of the SumTotal-authored courses and moving them to the new LMS. The risk for such a situation is good justification to author courses using tools outside of the LMS – but regardless, it was a challenge that HP Freeman faced. Inquisiq R3 News LMS Features LMS Industry Mashup

SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq R3: One Non-Profit’s Quest for the Best New LMS

Inquisiq

After a lot of consideration they had narrowed their choices down to two solutions, Moodle (an open source LMS) vs. the Inquisiq R3 LMS from ICS Learning Group. Exporting all of the SumTotal-authored courses and moving them to the new LMS. The risk for such a situation is good justification to author courses using tools outside of the LMS – but regardless, it was a challenge that HP Freeman faced. Inquisiq R3 News LMS Features LMS Industry Mashup

SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq R3: One Non-Profit’s Quest for the Best New LMS

Inquisiq

After a lot of consideration they had narrowed their choices down to two solutions, Moodle (an open source LMS) vs. the Inquisiq R3 LMS from ICS Learning Group. Exporting all of the SumTotal-authored courses and moving them to the new LMS. The risk for such a situation is good justification to author courses using tools outside of the LMS – but regardless, it was a challenge that HP Freeman faced. Inquisiq R3 News LMS Features LMS Industry Mashup

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

If you as the customer want to create your own API/Mashup or find one on the net and want to integrate it into your paid LMS, the vendor will charge you. The spin of course, is that open source systems enable APIs. I love this trend, because it clearly says that the rapid content authoring tool vendors are becoming innovative and are seeing the market. Open marketplaces for courses created by end users.

eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008

Tony Karrer

eLearning Trend #2 - Virtual Environments - see Second Life and Learning eLearning Trend #3 - Open Source and Free Tools eLearning Trend #4 - Do-It-Yourself Learning - see Disruptive Changes in Learning , Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 See also - Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 I was talking with someone last night who asked me what some of the bigger eLearning Trends were. I told him about eLearning 2.0 and the move to DIY.

Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

eLearning Brothers

This open source toolkit enables you to produce interactive learning materials in a productive online environment. This website enables you to collaborate with authors and editors from different areas of study, so you can rely on their experience, expertise, and creativity to come up with the best content for your eLearning project. E-Learning Authoring Tool. Guest post by Robert Morris. The upswing of the eLearning industry is showing no signs of slowing down.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. They do not allow you to use any other 3rd party rapid content authoring tool vendor. Again, a learning portal can achieve this – i.e. by you incorporating APIs, mashups or some component of such with code and you are using as a back end a CMS. Please download it and not just open up open in your window. HTML5 is made up of the following: HTML.

On the Horizon

Experiencing eLearning

Process: October: open up to the advisory board. Example: sending students out with cameras and sharing geotagged images, mashup images with Google Maps. Collaboration authoring tools (Google Docs, Flat World Knowledge). Combines all the info from your travel sources into one place and gives you the important parts. Open source audio hardware [link]. I wonder what would come up with if we did this with PLS.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Virtual classrooms and smart-boards are used in a more student-centered way (not putting all the attention to one person up-front=bad). Open Educational Resources Matures 4. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Here's what came up. My Predictions So with all of that as a lead up. In trying to come up with next month's #LCBQ, we specifically wanted to be able to name this.

Standard Options Apply

MakingBetter

This particular one was special, as we were formally reviewing the Project Authorization Request (PAR) for the Experience API to become a formal standards project. I want to encourage it by keeping it as open as we can AND by making it possible for the best approaches, not just the best spin, to find adoption. We can take this open specification and transform it into an international standard that will catalyze data interoperability across systems.

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

The author(s) have been writing individual articles for months or years. Once we've interacted to some level, you might consider linking up with my via LinkedIn - I found this to be a good way to stay connected with people. Start-Up Guides Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

One of the common reasons I hear from knowledge workers inside large organizations for not following the suggestions I provide is that the organization itself puts up barriers to working this way. Predictions #2 => Convergence Ramps Up Big Time The recent Morgan Stanley Mobile Internet Report that I discussed in Mobile Internet Apple Facebook is really labeled wrong. This is a kind of mashup as well. Just visit the OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Emerging" = kinds of e-learning that are just starting to show up -- in labs, new company offerings. Self Serve Can also pick up packaged food -- self-service from a vending machine, etc. Incremental: Some forms of online training support current ways of doing things Virtual classrooms, presentation software, authoring tools, assessment tools, LMS. This was an example of a mashup.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

When so many potential customers are seeing the advantages of open source, creating their own learning or VLE portals or seeing the value of various social media types and incorporating them into some type of social learning community, the “do nothing&# spin is well, a time warp into the past. Time for these vendors to wake up, or see your audience share disappear. Mashups and APIs (again, some people in the social media space, see them as social media types).

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

eLearning 24-7

More vendors enabling the use of APIs – i.e. people can create their own API and integrate them into the LMS/Learning Portal vendor’s system, this equally means you can create mashups too. So, why then would you not want to know the price – at least the street price, up front. Access to the Open Source LMS Directory prior to posting on the blog. Melon Learning Suite – includes their LMS and Author solution – March.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jott This Blog

Learning Visions

I find my best time for thinking up excellent blog entries is late at night when Im lying in bed. I picked up the same tip from Michele, and while I havent used Jott to blog, its a terrific way to "write" a note to yourself without endangering too many other drives. Chris, your worries are justified -- even with a headset, talking on the phone takes up a lot of mental bandwidth. You can mash up audio, video, text from your phone and blast it straight to your blog (i.e.,

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations

Learning Visions

You might want to check out Bernice McCarthys 4MAT work at [link] She uses a sort of mashup between left/right brain thinking and Kolbs learning styles and creates a cyclical approach to teaching that attempts to present things to impact all learners. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Better Conferences (cross posting from Tony Karrer)

Mark Oehlert

one of the co-authors of the pre-con idea let me just say that here is the issue - Ive been to a lot of conferences and have done a good numer of presentations and while I do get energized by doing those parts, Id really love some time when I can be around and learn from the other folks like Tony and Clark who I really only get to connect with in a f-2-f mode at conferences.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Edu-Gaming in the latest Escapist | Main | Article comparing new Mash-Up tools (Popfly, Pipes, Google) - thanks Sam Adkins » June 03, 2007 Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer. I am also realizing that I have terrible problems with authority and I need to work on that.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Reflecting on the e-Learning Guild Annual Gathering

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « e-Learning Guild Gathering Follow Up Post | Main | Post Conference Clean Up.Social Change, Web 2.0 Dont get hung up looking at the 3D virtual world - thats icing - look at what kind of social networking and workflow process support tools are built into it. Geez, Tom Crawford blogged about it and even Raph Koster picked up on it. I loved Henry Jenkin s opening keynote.