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. Free and open source.

Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option

Association eLearning

You’re shopping for an LMS and behold FREE OPEN SOURCE LMS pops up. Free and open source. Well hold the phone because if it sounds too good to be true, it’s because open source isn’t all it claims to be. What does open source mean? Often this is true for open source LMSs.

Open Badges – What you need to know

Gyrus

Open Badges – What you need to know. Though there are many beliefs as to the best way to establish a badging program, it is hard to argue the fundamental benefits of OpenBadges.org and the flexibility that an open standards system provides. Open Badges Capabilities.

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Open-Source Learning: How Moodle Makes Learning Accessible & Adaptable

eThink Education

Open source , for many, is a bit of a nerve-racking term. Open source as it pertains to Learning Management Systems (LMS) essentially means that the code is freely available for anyone to download and use anytime and anywhere in the world. Moodle LMS: Open-Source Learning for Everyone.

Why We’re Excited About Open edX Hawthorn

Appsembler

The next major Open edX release, Hawthorn , is finally out – and it’s got a ton of exciting new features! . One reason that Open edX uses Youtube by default as its video player is that Youtube provides streaming capabilities free of charge. Enabling forum notifications.

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Unicorn Summer Client Forum - Top Takeaways

Unicorn Training

Yesterday we held our Unicorn Summer Client Forum and welcomed over 70 guests to the O2 Intercontinental Hotel, North Greenwich. Chris Tedd, Unicorn's Strategic Content Consultant, opened by explaining how self-focused and self-driven learning is a key consideration for eLearning.

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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 Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott. Mott’s blueprint is the Open Learning Network (OLN). An open discussion forum , and.

Blogging: Five of the best

Learning with e's

As this blog approaches 8.5 I haven't given up on peer reviewed publishing, but I have turned away from closed journals and publications toward openness and accessibility. The 18 comments on the blog were dwarfed by the hundreds of comments received on my Facebook wall.

Blogging in a Walled Garden

Experiencing eLearning

One of the features of Sakai that our team was looking for in a new LMS is a blogging tool. However, it does give us the option of blogging within the system. So how do you use a blog effectively when it’s housed within a walled garden? Blog Conversations.

Announcing the end-of-life for eFront 3.6 branch, including eFront Open-Source

eFront

branch of eFront by the end of 2015; this affects the open-source edition of eFront as well. References, downloads and support material for the open-source edition will be transferred to a new web-site during the next couple of weeks. It’s not that we don’t like Open-Source.

Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank

Tony Karrer

I recently had a great conversation with Becky Barch, a performance consultant at the Bank, about her smart application of discussion forum software from ElementK. The forum is targeted to a small group – loan/lending assistants.

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The 4 pillars of blogging

E-Learning Provocateur

I have been blogging for some time now, and I can honestly say that it’s been a growth journey. I started blogging primarily for myself – essentially to organise and articulate the thoughts in my own head. This got me thinking… What are my guiding principles for blogging?

New MOOC Environments: Distributed Open Collaborative Courses

Your Training Edge

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have lately been moving in different directions. This reworking has given rise to a variety of new MOOC-like courses, including big open online courses (BOOCs), synchronous massive online courses (SMOCs), and small private online courses (SPOCs). One of the more interesting models to emerge is the distributed open collaborative course, aka the DOCC.

What’s Next for Learning, Technology, and Our Profession – Resources Shared at #eLGuild Online Forum

David Kelly

On December 17th, I had the pleasure of delivering the closing session at the eLearning Guild’s Online Forum exploring elearning trends. This blog post is being set up primarily as a follow-up resource for those that attended the session, and it may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about the technology trends that are shaping the future of learning. 10 Unexpected Ways the Internet Of Things Will Open Up a Future of Opportunity by Jack Uldrich.

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Top 5 Things We Learned From Our Spring Client Forum

Unicorn Training

Mike Hawkyard shows us our daily mobile momentsPeople tend not to sit there for 30 minutes using their phone so when your learner is sat on a train or bus faced with so much choice as to which app they are going to open how do you make sure it's yours?

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Opening up #learning: Forms and formats

Learning with e's

This was one of the first occasions when technology began to open up non-linear forms of content consumption. Knowledge can be negotiated using open repository systems such as wikis, blogs and discussion forums.

Open Source LMS

Tony Karrer

Because of their very limited budget, I suggested they dive into more depth looking at open source LMS products. To help get that started, I looked at eLearning Learning and found some pretty good sources around LMS / Open Source and Learning Management System / Open Source. Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 The Right Way To Go About Open Source LMS - Upside Learning Blog , October 23, 2009 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Top Tips from Unicorn Client Forum

Unicorn Training

Integrated, simplicity, ease of use, all in one place – these were the key themes that kept coming to the fore as Unicorn held its third Client Forum in London yesterday. Response times to queries have improved hugely – always looking at more ways to open up channels of communication with clients. Following customer feedback Unicorn are launching online Customer Help Desk Forum - enables clients to ask questions and answer questions for each other.

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Blog, Message, Participate – Join the Social Learning Brigade!

Origin Learning

Since rolling it out in September 2014, the number of users has jumped to 14,000 from 250, and 80 percent of the content is socially generated through blogs, forums, discussions and Q&As.”.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider

Learnnovators

MOOCs, on the other hand, although designed with a primary target audience in mind will be open to anyone and everyone in the organization. They will be “open” but only within the organization unless the organization chooses to make it public for specific reasons.

#Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Blog Book Tour Recap

Kapp Notes

The blog book tour for The Gamification of Learning and Instruction has come to an end. In his recent (and still on-going) Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) on Gamification, Kevin Werbach, Assistant Professor at Wharton said this about the book….

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

An intranet with an SII of 6 integrates social media elements such as a discussion forum, blogs and wikis into a single sign-on solution. There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days.

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Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

She authors the blog Wishful thinking in medical education , which she uses to advance thinking about the training of student doctors. I also support the idea of the student having their own profile, and connecting it to a personal blog. Discussion forum, the second port of call, and.

Why Open Content is Not Yet Adopted in the Workplace

Kapp Notes

ASTD's Big Question for March is How do we leverage open content in workplace learning? One of the best known is MIT's Open Courseware project. But they are not the only initiative, there is the Open High School of Utah and the Flat World Knowledge project that is focusing on creating open, low cost books and Yale Open courses offers select introductory courses online.

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Unicorn Client Day - LIVE BLOG

Unicorn Training

Will have video functionality by time its launched by 1 Sept but really open to hearing the other thoughts/feedback of functions people may like to add to post-launch roadmap (audio for walkthrough voiceovers one function suggested a few times today). Mark Jones is bringing the day to a close.

Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle

Learning Rocks

I've recently become a fan of Open Source Living , a site that rounds up the best of the many and varied OS apps that are out there. One area that naturally caught my eye was e-Learning , given an unusually prominent position as the second section under content management, after blogging , but ahead of illustrious app categories such as forums and wikis ! Moodle is of course THE open source e-learning item of the moment*1.

Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle

Learning Rocks

I've recently become a fan of Open Source Living , a site that rounds up the best of the many and varied OS apps that are out there. One area that naturally caught my eye was e-Learning , given an unusually prominent position as the second section under content management, after blogging , but ahead of illustrious app categories such as forums and wikis ! Moodle is of course THE open source e-learning item of the moment*1.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

Learnnovators

This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. Here are a couple of things that MOOCs are NOT : A MOOC is NOT an on-line course with a discussion forum and a couple of other “social features” tagged on to it.

Spotlight on Lectora User Conference Opener Jeremy Gutsche

Trivantis

Forum. Community Forum. Community Forum. Blog. Spotlight on Lectora User Conference Opener Jeremy Gutsche. Back to Blog Home. Be the First to Know with the Lectora Blog. Lectora eLearning Blog. Trending - Top 10 Blogs. Community Forum.

Virtual Reality in Learning – Has the Time Come ? – Online Discussion

Learning Cafe

VR is a precursor of the next generation technology that will open new delivery channels for Learning, that require a very different skill set to design and develop. Kain Tietzel -Founding CEO -Start VR | Blog | Twitter |. Thursday, May 12th, 2016 12 to 1 PM Sydney. Overview.

Grand residence

Learning with e's

From the grand location of the conference at the Marquês de Pombal Palace , to the eclectic and fast moving conference papers, workshops and demonstrations, there was plenty to see and do during the two day Efquel Innovation Forum. Lisbon open learning education #eif2011 Efquel forum

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

An intranet with an SII of 6 integrates social media elements such as a discussion forum, blogs and wikis into a single sign-on solution. There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days.

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A blog for teacher

Learning with e's

I found a very readable article today on the use of blogs to promote critical reflection and community of practice for language teachers. Written by Shih-Hsien Yang, the paper appears in the open access journal Educational Technology and Society.

Adapt community goes offline

Kineo

In four short years Adapt Learning has built into a thriving and bustling global open source community. The adaptlearning.org website has attracted visitors from over 200 countries and the technical, learning design and jobs forums have seen around 7,500 posts between them. The Adapt community now also has its own dedicated blog for sharing developments and tips.