Open writing/blogging challenge #OpenBlog19

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

This morning I had an idea for a ‘ pay it forward ‘ blogging/writing challenge. You can write this on whatever medium you like or prefer to use (blog, LinkedIn, Medium, etc.), Here's an idea for a new blog series. comes up with title/theme for a blog post and nominates someone to write it? The premise is simple … once nominated you will be presented with a title or theme with which you can write about.

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. Based on pricing models, customer types, special features, and support, here is our list of the 5 best open source learning management systems. You can create fully online and hybrid courses, and it offers an open source license. Open edX.

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Open-Source LMS Myths Debunked

eThink Education

Learning Management Systems are either built using open-source technology, closed-source technology, or a hybrid mix of both. Open-source software contains freely available code that can be redistributed or modified. This lack of understanding has influenced a few myths to be prevalent in the market, especially when it comes to open source and what that truly means. Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS: What’s the Difference? Myth: #1: Open-Source Platforms Lack Security.

MOOCs, open badges & the future of e-learning

E-Learning Provocateur

Another year of blogging draws to a close, this time dominated by the themes of MOOCs, open badges and the future of e-learning. This year my blog enjoyed more robust discussion, and I thank everyone who cared enough to comment. Open badges. The past tense of open badges. Top 5 benefits of open badges for corporates. Comments are the lifeblood of bloggers, so cheers!

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Top 5 benefits of open badges for corporates

E-Learning Provocateur

I’ve been blogging a lot about open badges lately. That really means I’ve been thinking a lot about open badges lately, as I use my blog as a sense-making platform. Through my blogging, combined with the insightful discussions following both Badges of honour and The past tense of open badges , I have been able to consolidate my thoughts somewhat. Open badges can motivate employees to learn. Open badges can credential in-house training.

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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. Open badges are very good at doing these types of things, and it is very easy to use and digest. Open Standard. Open badges work as you tell them to.

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What We Learnt at the Open Source Open Society Conference 2015

Kineo

I recently had the opportunity to attended the Open Source Open Society Conference 2015 in Wellington, and the chance to hear keynotes from Chris Kelly from Github, Lillian Grace from WikiNZ and many other respected Open Source advocates.

Blog Roundup: Social Learning while Social Distancing

LearnDash

7 of our best blog posts on building community during quarantine. If this is the first time you’re hearing about social learning, this blog post is a good place to start. This blog walks through some tips on how to create a group project for online learners that will be successful rather than otherwise. The post Blog Roundup: Social Learning while Social Distancing appeared first on LearnDash.

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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. Yes, it sounds like a good idea, but if you own a business or run an association, you might want to think twice about open source. What does open source mean? Open source means that the source code for the software is accessible and editable.

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. When I worked at Stoas Learning we represented a few open source packages ( Sakai , Moodle and Mahara ).

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

XBlocks in Open edX: An Introduction

Appsembler

This post is an introduction to XBlocks for Open edX, why they’re important, how they work, and which XBlocks are currently available. By the end of this article, you’ll understand how XBlocks fit into Open edX and how you can use them to create engaging course content for your learners. Why XBlocks are key to Open edX. XBlocks allow those within the open source community to extend the possibilities of online courses. XBlock examples in Open edX.

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Kineo Latin America is open for business

Kineo

Kineo is delighted to announce the launch of Kineo Latin America, providing a full range of digital learning services into the region.

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Open Source Captivate Customizations

Adobe Captivate

Hello Community, In my previous blog I mentioned how I am using Captivate from a web developer’s point of view. Here are my questions: If I publish all these customizations on Github with an open source license, would you as community members be interested in contributing to the project? Blog Collaboration google mobile

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.

Our Christmas opening hours

Unicorn Training

ve got a few festive surprises in store this year, keep your eyes on our blog and social media for further information Wow it's that time of year again already!

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May 2019 Release: Open edX Hawthorn now available on Tahoe

Appsembler

We are excited to announce that Tahoe is being upgraded to Hawthorn , the eighth version of Open edX. This upgrade introduces new and improved X-Blocks, an updated UI for learners, and new Open edX features and functionality for course authors. For more details, check out the May 2019 Release Notes here and the Open edX Hawthorn Release Notes here. To learn more about Hawthorn’s features and why we’re so excited about it, check out our previous blog post.

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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. VEDA (Video encode automation for Open edX) is open source software from edX that provides transcoding, thumbnail generation and transcripts integration — but without all the copyright issues that you face with Youtube.

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6 Ways to Generate Revenue with Open edX

Appsembler

Beyond charging a fee for your courses, there are a number of innovative ways you can generate revenue by using the Open edX platform to offer your training courses. You can think about generating revenue with Open edX courses in a similar way to generating revenue via marketing: Not all activities (or courses) directly lead to revenue, but they all help nurture prospects to eventually become customers. Open edX example – Redis University.

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Free Open Source LMSs are like Puzzles

eLearning 24-7

Next, you open up the box and find out that the puzzle has 10,000 pieces. I would say open source, but there are systems that provide open source and they are not free. Thus free open source (a proper way) or some platform that is free. Because a free open source system is just the basics, the infrastructure (and even then, with some of them out there – that is stretching it). . No blog next week as I will be on vacation.

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. Additionally, an open-source LMS offers more customization, functionality, and other benefits compared to closed-source software because of its flexible nature. Moodle LMS: Open-Source Learning for Everyone.

Tony Bingham Opening Keynote #ASTD2013

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at the ASTD International Conference & Expo (ICE) -- happening this week in Dallas, TX. Kineo. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. 10,000 or so training and development people here to extend their practice. Tony is the President and CEO of ASTD. He shared a lot of date and useful info on current trends with mobile. I only captured some if, but hope someone else took better notes!

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Signs Your LMS Administrators Might Need Open-Source Support

eThink Education

One of the major benefits of an open-source Learning Management System (LMS) is multiple hosting options. So how do you determine whether your team can continue to host internally or if they’d benefit from open-source vendor support? With an open – source LMS you’re enabling support for your eLearning ideas and goals to extend beyond the means of your host alone and expand its reach to partners, fellow clients and developers. .

Delivering Course Content by Cohort with Open edX Content Groups

Appsembler

That’s why we recommend grouping your learners into cohorts and taking advantage of the Content Groups feature in Open edX Studio, so you can better manage the delivery, segmentation, and experience for each of your learners. With Open edX , you can target and create segments of your learners by various cohorts. For step-by-step instructions on how to create cohorts in Open edX, check out this handy help article. How Content Groups Work in Open edX.

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The Hidden Features of Open edX Studio – Part 1

Appsembler

Open edX is big. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to Open edX. Mangled Douglas Adams quotes aside, there’s a lot of features hidden in Open edX Studio that can help you take your courses to the next level and tap into the full power of Open edX. If you’re reading this, chances are you have a passing familiarity with Studio, Open edX’s authoring environment and content management system.

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Opening the Black-Box to Evaluation

The Performance Improvement Blog

However, Nobody opens the black box to see what’s inside. My last two blog posts are about my recent work with Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village , a residential community for orphaned youth in Rwanda. Black-box evaluation is measuring the effects of a program or service without examining the nature of that program or service. It is evaluating what people think and do after the intervention (e.g.,

An Open LMS: CourseKit

Kapp Notes

Savvy professors have been using blogs, wiki’s and even Facebook to manager courses outside of the LMS but there are limitations, lack of integration, difficulty with grade issues and keeping things private, CourseKit hopes to change all that. A while back I posted on Facebook that LMSs were prisons for content because they tended to keep content inaccessible and unavailable for quick easy access.

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7 Must Have LMS Features: #7 - Open Source

Lambda Solutions

This is the last blog in our 7-part series, Must Have LMS Features. The LMS landscape enhances training effectiveness for organizations in various markets, if you know which features to look for — but with over 600 options in the LMS market, shopping for a new platform is no easy task. We're going to outlinewhich LMS features allow you to enhance the effectiveness of training delivery, increase learner engagement and retention, enhance the user experience, all while saving time and money.

Arianna Huffington, Opening Keynote #ASTD2014

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from the opening keynote at ASTD International Conference & Expo, this week in Washington, D.C. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post, Author of Thrive Everyone has a personal story about change. Our society has defined success as money and power. But this is like a two-legged stool that just falls over. We need a third measure of success. This third measure of success is made of four pillars: 1.

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Opening Session with David Kelly #DevLearn

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at this year's DevLearn, hosted by the eLearning Guild and happening in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos and incoherencies. David Kelly from the Guild is setting the stage for a great week of learning. The theme this year is "Innovation in the Making." Making innovation happen. It's about dots -- something as simple as a dot. Most of us see the dots that we know – and those are the dots that make up our own personal status quos.

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Open warfare #eden15

Learning with 'e's

It was good to sit Martin Weller in the hot seat recently, for a forthright discussion about various aspects of openness in education. Martin is well known for his work around digital scholarship and his various research into the use of MOOCs and other open education approaches at the British Open University. I caught up with him in Barcelona at the 2015 summer EDEN Conference , where he had just given a keynote speech entitled 'The Battle for Open.'

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Podcast 31: Inside Open Source Learning Systems – With eThink CEO Brian Carlson

Talented Learning

For example, today we welcome a leader in the open source learning community, Brian Carlson , Co-Founder and CEO of eThink Education. Join us as we discuss the latest developments in open source learning systems. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Open source learning platforms like Moodle have driven closed source LMS vendors to reduce their price points dramatically over the years. Open source learning systems are widely used. That illustrates how open source can shape a market.

Opening Keynote with David Pogue #DevLearn

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at this year's DevLearn, hosted by the eLearning Guild and happening in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos and incoherencies. Disruptive Tech: The unrecognizable New Landscape of Tech and Culture. David Pogue with Yahoo Tech. "My My job is to anticipate the dots. And to think about how it will impact us and our lives." There's always been a generation gap, but today that gap has widened. (He

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DevCorner: “Open Source” at TechSmith

TechSmith Camtasia

The Current “Open Source” Solution. When features have this type of cross product appeal they often become “TechSmith open source” projects. Following lean development practices , we don’t have a formal definition for what makes any particular TechSmith project open source. But the open source projects do have some things in common: Michael Mays, Software Test Specialist. Open source projects have leads who watch the project.

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. I was immediately interested because, like me, Mott is striving to bridge the gap between the organisation’s LMS and the learner’s PLE.

Tony Bingham Opening Session #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at ASTD’s TK12 in Las Vegas. Opening video produced by video – Search on in 2011 – the year in review. 2012 is the year of collaboration. Why now? 2011 was the year of…” – go Google it and watch it. Q4 2010 smart phones outsold computers. Sharing lots of stats…800,000,000 on Facebook, iphone sales, tablet sales, etc. This is not a flash in the pan.

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Sir Ken Robinson Opening Keynote #ASTD2013

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at the ASTD International Conference & Expo (ICE) -- happening this week in Dallas, TX. Kineo. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. sirkenrobinson. 10,000 or so training and development people here to extend their practice. We all have deep talents, but it’s often the case that we don’t discover them. Human talent are like the world’s natural resources – they are often buried beneath the surface.

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