Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

Open source software is a great example. 10 years ago we would occasionally cross paths with corporate LMS buyers who were evaluating commercial systems side-by-side with open source platforms. But we were trained to believe that if any corporation expressed interest in an open source LMS , the buyer was probably uninformed, unserious, seeking a cheap fix or some combination of those. Is open source right for every extended enterprise application?

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. Conversely, closed-source software (also referred to as proprietary software) does not share their code. Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS: What’s the Difference? Myth: #1: Open-Source Platforms Lack Security.

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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. For those who want to create a virtual campus, Chamilo may be the ideal choice.

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.

Podcast 23: Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara

Talented Learning

EPISODE 23 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Open source development methodologies are rapidly transforming every corner of the software community. But when should organizations choose an open source LMS platform as the backbone for extended enterprise learning ? Tune in now as I explore this topic with Lars Hyland , Chief Learning Officer of Totara Learning , a market-leading open source LMS pioneer. This has set the stage for open source LMS adoption. .

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.

6 Advantages of Using an Open-Source LMS

LearnDash

Should you launch your course on a hosted LMS, or use an open-source option? But if your course is your life’s passion, here are six reasons an open-source LMS will set you up for long-term success. Meanwhile, because an open-source LMS is accessible to a wider audience, it works with a broader range of themes. Or, if you’re really committed to solidifying your brand look and feel, you can work with a developer to create a custom theme.

Free Open Source LMSs are like Puzzles

eLearning 24-7

As you prepare your LMS discovery you might be thinking to yourself, perhaps I should get those free ones, you know like “Moodle” And it would understandable to think that way, after all you just sat in a panel session where people from big name companies created their own LMS – and tell you that is the way to do it (which happened at a trade show last year). Next, you open up the box and find out that the puzzle has 10,000 pieces.

5 Advantages of an Open Source LMS for Software Training

Appsembler

Currently, both proprietary and open source LMS are vying for dominance in the training space. Are there any benefits to leaning on open source dev kits as opposed to proprietary platforms? Why choose open source LMS when vendors offer an out-of-the-box solution? Let’s dive in and see why open source may be a better choice for most businesses. Understanding Open Source LMS. Open edX (our favorite).

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.

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.

Open Source LMS Cost Considerations: Free Code and Paid eLearning Content

Lambda Solutions

The open source learning management system (LMS) is popular since organizations can download free source code and create an eLearning platform tailored to their needs and goals. - 2 MIN READ -. Moodle has more than 158 million registered users worldwide. LMS Basics

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 opensource 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. .

DevCorner: “Open Source” at TechSmith

TechSmith Camtasia

This is the place for i nterviews with our devs, source code samples, and an inside peek at some of the cool stuff we’re working on… The Problem. The next thing we tried was creating dedicated teams for these shared pieces of code. The Current “Open Source” Solution. When features have this type of cross product appeal they often become “TechSmith open source” projects. Open source projects have leads who watch the project.

5 things beyond open source eFront

eFront

And although it isn’t feasible to create a report for each and every individual, eFront Enterprise offers a flexible way around this by allowing users to design their own! For more on our commerical solutions or the open source eFront edition please visit our website or contact us directly! eLearning Open Source Tools learning management system LMS

Adapt Open Source eLearning: Join the Community!

Learning Visions

Are you interested in open source? The Adapt Learning Community site is now open at https://community.adaptlearning.org /. Here''s a note on the Adapt Community from Sven Laux, who leads Kineo''s technical team: We have been working on turning our very successful Adapt e-learning framework into an open source project. Our aim is to make our decisions in the open and with the community.

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. I would like to take this opportunity to talk a bit about eFront Open-Source. At this moment we do not have any plans to offer an Open-Source version based on eFrontPro core. News efront open source

Open Source Instructional Design by N. Eckel

Learning Visions

Another book for the to-read list: Open Source Instructional Design by Nathaniel Eckel (with a nice forward by our old friend, Professor Karl Kapp ). Eckel’s premise: that traditional methods of ISD have created an adversarial relationship between the ID and the SME. 14) I like that he calls it “open source”… Disclosure: Eckel sent me an unsolicited copy of the book.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

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. Jelsim - e-learning simulation software – create in java – can be used in corporate, semi target education. Xerte - Open source tools for e-learning developers and designers. Classtools.net - Create educational games, activities and diagrams in a Flash.

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

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. Elluminate is a really nice tool but not open source.

Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

eLearning 24-7

Hence: Below are products that are either open source free or free or free with limited functionality. Open Meetings - based on Google code. Webcast Academy – free from the University of Toronto, who created it. Bosco’s Screen Share - just a screen share program, open source. PKP - web conferencing software, create a conference.

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! Voki - a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages.

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. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront [1] but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

Top Open-Source LMS in 2020 to enhance your learning experience

PSB

One of the best choices is to run open-source LMS first to have a wide view of its capacities. Let’s take a look at some of the top open-source LMS out there. Many learning management systems are designed for large corporations, others can adapt to the size of the company, or there are even those who think of providing services in the cloud for free to allow smaller companies to experience the benefits of the eLearning, like open source systems.

Open Source Business Model

Tony Karrer

A recent spate of posts on the challenges of running an open source business is interesting ( Tosh , Siemens , Downes , Tosh 2 , ). You create something that has value and gets traction and yet you've created it in a way that the software is considered "free." However, there are lots of companies that are making money from open source and freemium models.

Top Open Source Learning Management Systems

Designing Digitally

There are many benefits involved with choosing an open source learning management system (lms) for your educational needs; starting with the ability to fully customize the software to your organization’s needs without having to purchase expensive licenses. LMS software is usually tested thoroughly by the communities using it as well, so bugs are ironed out quickly and there are lots of user-created apps available.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. For me it is unacceptable that eLearning organization create courses that they do not have voice.

What are some free, open source, or low-cost authoring tools to create e-learning modules?

QuoDeck

When you think of creating eLearning, you are thinking of SCORM modules or a full platform. As an alternative, I would also like to invite you to try QuoDeck to create a mobile learning platform. You can use your existing PPTs, PDFs, and Videos to create the content and layer it with quizzes and games without requiring a separate authoring tool. If you are thinking of Scorm creation, I would recommend building on PowerPoint and using an add-in to convert to basic SCORM.

Concerning Open Source, LMSs and SCORM: Correcting Some Common Misconceptions

The E-Learning Curve

Widely-held misunderstandings about LMSs in a learning ecosystem and SCORM have conspired to create confusion about the nature of each and how they interoperate. Tags: SCORM e-learning e-learning ecosystem open e-learning environment open standards web based training web-based learning Blackboard ecosystem ISO LMS Moodle open source standards

DevCorner: Introducing Hyde, TechSmith’s first open source project

TechSmith Camtasia

Today, TechSmith is excited to release its first open source project called Hyde. Essentially, it maps a row in table storage to a strongly typed C# object and allows CRUD (create, read, update and delete) operations on those rows. He has a passion for Open Source and has contributed to several Open Source projects like RestSharp and Kindling.

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). To create Android Apps, they is an App inventor, which is still in beta stage. MLEX – Mobile Learning Experiment - software tool designed to create a single web page viewable on standard or small sized displays.

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). To create Android Apps, they is an App inventor, which is still in beta stage. MLEX – Mobile Learning Experiment - software tool designed to create a single web page viewable on standard or small sized displays.

eLearning Security: How to Keep Data Protected in Your Open Source LMS

eThink Education

On the Moodle or Totara Learn opensource LMS platform s , there are 6 layers of protection. To learn more about the difference between opensource and closed-source LMS systems, read “ Open-Source vs. Closed-Source: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses is Important.” To the contrary, administrators can “open up” a site by allowing email-based self-registration which allow users to create their own accounts.

Where are open source learning applications?

Tony Karrer

Good post by Harold Jarche - Where are open source learning applications? In it he points to the learning space and says that the current status of open-source learning applications is: Innovators - Elgg Learning Landscape and several others Early Adopters - Moodle and a few others Early Majority - nobody Late Majority - forget about it I would tend to agree with him that there are relatively few open-source learning applications, but would add a few thoughts.

The Future of Open Source CMSs like Joomla in eLearning

OpenSesame

The integration between content management systems (CMS) and learning management systems (LMS) and use of popular open source CMS as an alternative to complex LMS is a hot topic. Selling eLearning Courses Creating eLearning Courses

The Winners List: Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019

HT2 Labs

Highlighting innovation and creativity amongst users of both Open Source and Enterprise editions of the Learning Locker® LRS, the first year of the Awards proved popular with learning analytics enthusiasts from a diverse range of industries and disciplines. Using the Open Source version of Learning Locker® as a repository for xAPI activity statements, Obvious Choice created a Learning Experience Platform – Thrive.

Why you should embrace open source

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Innovation Happens Elsewhere: Open Source as Business Strategy by Ron Goldman and Richard Gabriel. The reasons to engage with open source include the following: * Getting high-quality, free software and software design and development help. Building a brand through ubiquity and positioning vis-à-vis the open-source community. Signing up partners and creating consortia. Creating markets. Related: Open software at The Hillside Club.