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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. Open source learning systems are widely used.

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?

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. Customized Open-Source Learning.

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.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order.

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. We will keep supporting customers of Educational and Enterprise eFront editions up to the end of 2016. I would like to take this opportunity to talk a bit about eFront Open-Source.

Integrating your Joomla site with an LMS solution is a great option for virtual training

Paradiso

With Joomla LMS you could get all the features of your website also build a robust training site or eLearning platform. With the Joomla LMS integration, you can create, modify or delete all types of content from a website in a simple way through an administration panel.

Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study

Learning Visions

Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. The following are my notes from Part 2 of the webinar: Our Journey: Harnessing Moodle to Deliver Customer Training Kronos – Scott Severn and Lynn Bennett – manage the customer training team for Kronos. Kronos delivers products and services to customers managing workforce. Scott and Lynn are with customer services group and deliver training to customers – through Moodle.

Creating Online Social Learning Membership Sites with Web Development Agency Owner, BuddyPress Expert, and StudyChurch Founder Tanner Moushey

LifterLMS

Learn about creating online social learning membership sites with web development agency owner, BuddyPress expert, and StudyChurch founder Tanner Moushey in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. I didn’t want to just be a regular site builder.

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Uniquely Yours: eFrontPro Customization Options

eFront

Whether it’s a new home, a new laptop, or a new Talent Development portal, it’s only human to want to make it yours with your own customizations. to customers that need to go beyond what’s already available in the platform for everybody. Basic customization options in eFrontPro.

The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

I’m a recent convert, perhaps on the path to open source evangelism.) Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Moodle and other open source products have huge communities behind them. Talented individuals who can program like hell and believe in the open source philosophy. There’s no vendor who creates Moodle per say. But the beauty of open source is you can customize it.

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Tips for Creating an Effective Digital Government Training Program

eThink Education

If you’ve been tasked with creating a training program for your organization, you’re most likely beginning with these needs in mind. Open source options (like Moodle and Totara ) offer powerful functionality that you can use to provide exceptional training on these topics and more.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Prism for Firefox: Run Web Sites/Apps w/out a whole big browser getting in the way.

Mark Oehlert

» March 11, 2008 Prism for Firefox: Run Web Sites/Apps w/out a whole big browser getting in the way. Reason #2: Hands on: Mozillas new Prism brings web sites to the desktop.

SaaS vs custom eLearning solution: How to Start an Online Tutoring Business?

mysimpleshow

The e-learning has become a prominent source of education, and the progress of technology is embracing the people with advancements in the learning mediums. Before that, make sure if you want to teach on a third-party platform or can afford to build your own online tutoring site.

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. While many systems have offered in the past e-comm modules, these systems created solutions/features within their LMS for an “extended enterprise&# or as one puts it “channel product management&# capabilities. Full is unlimited users, free tech and customer support for the first year,lifetime upgrades. LMS Products of the Year 2010.

Readymade vs Custom eLearning development- Which one is better?

Pinlearn

However, this idea also puts the eLearning entrepreneurs in a dilemma – “whether to buy a ready-made eLearning software or custom eLearning development?”. What is a custom eLearning software? A custom eLearning solution is developed from scratch as per personalized goals and requirements of an entrepreneur or anyone who wants to implement eLearning for business, training, customer education or blended learning.

Top Tools for Creating Good HTML Flashcards

Disprz

And there are plenty of tools that we can use to create these flashcards. This software helps create user-guides in particular, but in general, you can also create quizzes and questions for review. You can create mind-mapping tools using Dokeos Mind.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

It is too bad, because what they can do far exceeds what is available today, and enables YOU the end user to have the power and control to unlock possibilities for your learners – regardless if they are your employees, customers, wholesalers, etc. Open Architecture. APIs are open source code, so that developers (inc. Google code is open source code, so you can manipulate. You could create your own API and develop something similar.

A few of my favorite things

Web Tools for Learners

Like most people who develop and manage training for a living, especially at small to medium sized companies and non profits, I have learned to do a lot of work using free and open source software tools. Audacity - open source audio creation and mp3 coding. Amazon Cloud - create a server and manage applications virtually. Bitnami - download custom server stacks to manage your open source application. EXE -open source self paced modules.

My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Sophia Peters provides another interesting post entitled Deciding Between Open Source and Proprietary Software? once people get past their initial fears and the stigma, the Open Source learning development community will grow exponentially.”

Disruption: Corporate MOOCs

Your Training Edge

This shift is becoming a source of disruption in traditional learning world where conventional modes of learning no longer seem satisfactory or sufficient to make learner ready to go ahead in the competing world. Some disregard the concept of Corporate MOOC based only on the open aspect.

LMS Customization

eLearning 24-7

Customization can be a big deal when it comes to your LMS/LCMS for a simple fact, many of times what you are purchasing is “off the shelf&# and comes with standard features. Sure, they will brand it to look like your site or enable you to make changes within the LMS/LCMS to your specifics – i.e. labels on the front (what the end user/employee/customer sees), header changes, text, etc. Now, customization comes into play. It will cost you for customizations.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): iQuiz Maker - Make Custom Quizzes for the iPod - oh yeah, its free

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova) | Main | Create your own cartoon strips and another Wii Mii Editor.

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Top 10 tips for creating a learning website

Saffron Interactive

Most companies nowadays create portals on large and complex topics, like diversity, sustainability and leadership, for example. An effective site allows you to gather pledges of support, and it also makes it easy to gather comments and drive social sharing. If there’s lots of content to be created, get your production line in place before you even consider the build. Make sure to have a complete site map before starting the wireframes and the mock-ups.

Create richer learning and talent development experiences with H5P in eFrontPro 4.4

eFront

H5P is a content creation toolset — a set of libraries and tools that help content creators to create rich web-based interactions. Because, H5P is also… An open community collaborating on rich HTML content. As a content development framework H5P is quite open-ended.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Single-Site Browsers: Interesting Design Development or Battle for the Desktop?

Mark Oehlert

GMail) in their own personal, customized browsers as opposed to them living as a tab in your browser. These browser bits are being referred to as "single-site browsers" (SSBs).an

How To Use Divi Theme With LearnDash

LearnDash

One of the reasons why WordPress makes a fantastic platform for a learning management system is because it is flexible, has a ton of free and paid resources, and is one of the most supported open-source applications around. Using some custom code.

Opinion: Moodle’s Elephant in the Room

LearnDash

The truth is that Moodle acted as an inspiration for our own open-source learning management system. This means looking at the moodle.org site (where the software is available for download and documentation lives) and moodle.com (the founding company behind the open-source software). The site clearly identifies key stakeholders and has a very clean sales presentation. The moodle.com site is great. Create a consistent messaging and branding.

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On The Road Again…to EDUCAUSE, Online Learning Summit, I4PL, and DevLearn 2019

eThink Education

During these conversations and on-site demonstrations at the eThink booth, we find that many attendees are impressed with the flexibility of open-source LMS tools.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. This site provides free resources to the eLearning development community, including news, job postings, and more.

A peak under eFront’s hood

eFront

In either case, it might be interesting to take a look under the hood, and see what makes its engine tick: the technologies, APIs, programming libraries and tools we used in creating it. Open Source doesn’t mean amateurish.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Audiko - Create Free Ringtones - even for the iPhone

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Single-Site Browsers: Interesting Design Development or Battle for the Desktop? Main | The Kindle - Prepping the Ground for eBook advances » March 27, 2008 Audiko - Create Free Ringtones - even for the iPhone ( Webware story ) **I think Ill give this one a try. "While I think ringtones of popular songs are largely annoying andsuperfluous, the tools to create them are actually quite fun.

On The Road Again…to EDUCAUSE, Online Learning Summit, I4PL, and DevLearn 2019

eThink Education

During these conversations and on-site demonstrations at the eThink booth, we find that many attendees are impressed with the flexibility of open-source LMS tools.

Sharing Steven’s Node.js library for our SCORM Cloud API

Rustici Software

I always find it worthwhile to make our customers aware of what other customers are doing in case they find it helpful. Recently, our customer Steven Westmoreland , did some work around the SCORM Cloud API that I thought was worth sharing. We don’t create one ourselves at this time. However, Steven has done the community a huge solid by open sourcing his SCORM Cloud API Wrapper and providing some instructions for getting started with Node.js

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MOODLE vs CANVAS : FEATURE COMPARISON

Paradiso

Moodle - It is an open-source learning management system designed to offer the best experience to learners that provides unprecedented data security. Instructors and student can navigate through the site with ease. Understanding Moodle versus Canvas.

Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

eLearning 24-7

OmniSocial is a social learning platform, with learning management capabilities and with the ability to select individual apps in the system and only use those you select to install onto your web site or learning portal. When selecting one of the feature sets, it opens up to show more options, right underneath it. Sites and Zones. Sites and Zones – Sub categories (listed as Manage Sites and Zones). Set up moderation, create filters (i.e.

How to choose the right type of LMS for your organization

Matrix

These may even include networking sites and social media. Whenever companies take into consideration buying a LMS for the first time or replacing the old one, there is an overwhelming amount of details to take into consideration. Read more: When it’s time to let go of an LMS.