Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

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. The reason I state “free” open source, is because “open source” itself is not necessarily free. I’m not talking about your customization of it, rather that with some companies they charge for you to use their open source code.

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.

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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. I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

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!

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. =>

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 /. Our aim is to make our decisions in the open and with the community.

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.

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. . . . Here is an idea – build a better authoring tool!

Free e-Learning books

eFront

The latest version of the course manual includes several minor corrections and is dedicated to the memory of our co-author Jeanne Smuts who died on 28th July 2009. The authors, Clark and Gottfredson, sketch three distinct stages of learning agility: 1.0,

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

eFront

Recent Comments Blog Archive ▼ 2011 (3) ▼ January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo.

Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

There are several HTML5 eLearning authoring tools available for developers. Thanks to this eLearning authoring tool, creating and publishing online courses is as easy as crafting a PowerPoint presentation. This is one of the most popular open source eLearning authoring tools.

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.

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Why Author eLearning Content to Industry Standards?

OpenSesame

At OpenSesame, we receive inquiries from subject matter experts and content authors who have developed training programs but are unsure about how to monetize them in the today’s online world. Today, authoring software that was once reserved for designers and developers has become more affordable and easier to use. Finding the right authoring tool. There are a number of authoring tools available but which is the right one?

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

A multimedia authoring tool that goes beyond Flash and builds applications based on HTML5, Javascript, jQuery and CSS3 and works well on iOS and Android devices, and the latest HTML5-compatible browsers. iBooks Author. This is a free eBook authoring application by Apple for iPad.

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Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

I’ve seen some authoring tools that fit most of the criteria above, but whose ease of use is substandard or even really bad. Other – In the last four months, I have seen an increase in online authoring systems – which feature a RCAT along with reporting functionality, e-mail notifications, adding users angle – I used to call them hybrid systems, but a better term is “Online Authoring Systems” Anyway, I didn’t remove them from consideration.

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. Perhaps they are unaware of online authoring systems offering assessment features.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software&#. The list is followed by free open source software that mimics and can even beat – IMO some of its more well known competitors – that you might use when building your WBT. MOS Solo - Content authoring tool. MLOAT - Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool. Xerte - Open source tools for e-learning developers and designers.

TinCan Demystified

eFront

Perceived simplicity is a core ingredient of the new offering and a major adoption point for LMS and authoring tools developers. This openness is very important and in our point of view, the biggest benefit that TinCan brings to the world. Content authors should be able to rely on a consistent set of UI expectations. eLearning Learning Open Source SCORM standards tin-can tincan

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

eLearning 24-7

As the rapid content authoring market continues to grow, new features and capabilities are equally growing. There are 124 authoring tools in my latest directory, of which 30 are SaaS or a combination of desktop and SaaS – which really what is the point of that? Yet, surprisingly for content authoring tools, it is still in infant stage. A couple of vendors offer SDK development tools with their SaaS authoring tool. Content Authoring Tool is its main component.

Adapt Hangout lifts the lid on multi-device elearning

Sponge UK

Adapt is a free and easy to use elearning authoring tool that creates fully responsive, multi-device, HTML5 elearning content using the open source Adapt framework. I can also explain our continued plans for developing this exciting new product as an open source endeavour.”

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.

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. Olat - IMS Learning Impact ‘Leadership Award’ 2009 for best open source learning platform.

10 Widely Used Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 and Empower E-learning

CommLab India

Smartphones, iPads, and tablets have opened new avenues for learning. After knowing the growing importance of HTML5, let’s check the most widely used e-learning authoring tools that provide HTML5 output. Adapt Learning ’ is the most widely used open source e-learning authoring tool.

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Open Source E-Learning Development 8: eXe (the eLearning XHTML editor)

The E-Learning Curve

Today I will look at a very nice HTML authoring environment designed for e-learning development called the eLearning XHTML editor, or eXe. Open Source E-Learning Development 8: eXe (the eLearning XHTML editor) is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. web-based learning e-Learning Authoring elearning development eXe rapid elearning Tags: content authoring e-learning instructional design integrated develpment environment open e-learning environment web 2.0

Moodle and eFront side-by-side

eFront

With eFront’s recent string of awards , I thought it was about time I took a look at this relative newcomer to the open source Learning Management System market. For many years, Moodle has been most people’s port of call when looking for an open source LMS (or Virtual Learning Environment in the education sector). eLearning Guest post Learning Open Source Opinion learning management system Learning Technology LMS

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

eLearning 24-7

Under this mobile learning misrepresentation, I can tell you that nearly every system out there – can make this argument – because if you can open up Safari and go to the vendor’s web site and then into your SaaS based LMS – then guess what? 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. Open Source Commercial.

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). MySCORM - SCORM content authoring tools. it based on What You See What You Get Editor that making easy to authoring SCORM content package for end user. Uncategorized e-learning elearning Open Source SCORM m-learning mobile learning PENS E-Learn Info

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.

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 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). MySCORM - SCORM content authoring tools. it based on What You See What You Get Editor that making easy to authoring SCORM content package for end user. Tags: E-Learn Info Open Source PENS SCORM Uncategorized e-learning elearning m-learning mobile learning

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.

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 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