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.

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.

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.

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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. Open badges can motivate employees to learn. Open badges are portable.

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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. What does open source mean? Often this is true for open source LMSs.

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.

Using Open Badges to Recognize and Verify Learning

dVinci Interactive

Currently, IBM is adopting the Open Badges standard as an innovative way for IT professionals to validate their learning activities, skills and achievements. Organizations issue Open Badges and individuals earn and display them. Open Badges are certainly not exclusive to IBM.

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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.

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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?

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. Blog Featured post Open edX Release

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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. 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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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.

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. Open edX example – Redis University. Blog Featured post open edx revenue training

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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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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.

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Open or shut?

Learning with e's

They are the open scholars. Increasing numbers of high profile academics (such as danah boyd and Martin Weller for example) are turning their backs on traditional methods of research dissemination, publishing their work exclusively on free-to-read open access platforms or on their blogs.

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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. 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. 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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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

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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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 ).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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

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Visualize Course and Learner Performance in Open edX with Figures

Appsembler

We are excited to announce that Figures, Appsembler’s lightweight analytics tool for Open edX, is here! Figures provides unprecedented visibility into performance metrics for Open edX sites, courses, and learners. Blog Featured post

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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.

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.

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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eLearningArt Open House: May 2019 Highlights from the Library

eLearningArt

and to celebrate the beautiful weather, I’m holding an open house at the eLearningArt library! So, before I eat all the open house goodies by myself, let’s get started! Open the lightbox, and click PDF Preview. Posts blogIt’s Spring (at last!),

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? If you’ve been ignoring LMS vendor blogs, it’s time to take a closer look. And I’m increasingly impressed by the quality of content in some LMS blogs.

Opening doors

Learning with e's

This just in from JISC: Speaking ahead of next week's Open Educational Resources symposium, Brian Lamb from the University of British Columbia urges higher education to show leadership in difficult times. Tags: Brian Lamb open education resources Martha Lane Fox OpenCourseWare

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