Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

I also developed some strong opinions. 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.

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. Requires development knowledge to customize different tools. Free and open source.

Open Source LMS: The Free LMS that isn’t Free!

Paradiso

Some smart techies in your organization might have suggested going for an Open Source LMS. Open source what.? Free LMS… Praise the Lord for the ‘ Open Source LMS ’. An open source LMS is free because you don’t have to pay a fee to own its code. That justifies the name ‘open source’. We are going to rain on your parade a little by giving you a deeper insight into your potential use of the open source LMS.

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. Before delving into the details of best open-source eLearning software and MOOC platforms, let me mention a few stats that would help you have a chuckle: To launch edX, Harvard and MIT invested a whopping $60 million. Many people perceive them as open source eLearning software , but the concept remains the same despite changing and swinging the meaning. Integrated activities. What is the MOOC platform?

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.

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. You maintain brand integrity. Meanwhile, because an open-source LMS is accessible to a wider audience, it works with a broader range of themes. You have full development capabilities. In a closed-source system, you’re out of luck.

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 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.

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

G-Cube

The presentation than briefly turned into a debate between open-source and proprietary systems. Now, this was not the first time when someone asked me to compare open source vs. proprietary systems, and I am sure it won’t be the last. So I thought I will try to be as objective as possible (even though we sell proprietary LMS) and present how I see open source vs. proprietary LMS debate. I neither love nor hate proprietary or open source systems.

Pros and cons: proprietary, open-source, and cloud-based LMS

Matrix

Now we use smartphones that are sleeker than ever (and sometimes still small), have touch screens, integrated photo cameras, and the power of a computer. Learning management systems for business organizations are under constant development; even the latest versions have some new features lined up, waiting to rock the boat again and again. Open-source LMS. An open-source LMS is easy to use and also customizable. Remember the rotary phone?

4 Reasons Why I Contribute to Open Source Projects

Appsembler

— Contributing to open source software is typically considered to be about 3x more difficult due to the extra effort required to make a feature or bug-fix useable for the broader community. Despite the effort required, I am a big believer in contributing back to the open source community, and here are four of the main reasons why I do it: Reason 1. The open source community inspires me to learn more and helps me to produce the highest quality code.

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.

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 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.

Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture

The E-Learning Curve

Tags: asynchronous authoring tools content authoring digital media e-learning elearning content integrated develpment environment open e-learning environment open standards video editing application Jing media open source software screencapture

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. With minimal risk involved, it is really hard to go wrong with any of the open source learning management systems listed below.

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. So, let see the list of the free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. =>

Another Stake in Ground for Blackboard: Two New Investments in the Open-source E-learning Market

Janet Clarey

Blackboard’s statement of principles about open source says it is. committed to supporting the growth, development and use of open source technologies in education worldwide.”. expects to make significant contributions to the community to help ensure that open source options remain strong, reliable and sustainable for all.” . To that end, Blackboard has launched a new business called Blackboard Education Open Source Services – a good thing, right?

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. Moodle is of course THE open source e-learning item of the moment*1. Can't begin to say how cool it is that it integrates with OO Impress in a presentation-to-SCORM content model. open source marketplace tools Moodle software LMSs PLEs freelearning

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. Moodle is of course THE open source e-learning item of the moment*1. Can't begin to say how cool it is that it integrates with OO Impress in a presentation-to-SCORM content model. Tags: open source marketplace tools Moodle software LMSs PLEs freelearning

Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open Office.org

The E-Learning Curve

Having discussed two key components of this Open Environment for E-learning; an XML-based authoring and content-generation tool, and an image-manipulation application, today I will discuss an XML-based productivity suite - a word processor, spreadsheet application, and presentation tool called OpenOffice.org.

Open Source E-Learning Development 8: eXe (the eLearning XHTML editor)

The E-Learning Curve

Today I will look at a very nice HTML authoring environment designed for e-learning development called the eLearning XHTML editor, or eXe. Open Source E-Learning Development 8: eXe (the eLearning XHTML editor) is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. web-based learning e-Learning Authoring elearning development eXe rapid elearning

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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. Adopting transparent development processes. Injecting discipline into the development process.

Joomla Moodle integration is the perfect ally for your company

Paradiso

Joomla is a hugely popular, free open source content management system (CMS) used by millions to create and manage online content. The Joomla Moodle Integration gives access to learning content from inside the CMS, meaning you can view and assign courses as well as manage performance via a tab in Joomla. It is important to say that the virtual processes must be friendly integrated and each time easier for the user to navigate and switch between the platforms.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. =>

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

Unicorn Training

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. This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning View more presentations from Christopher Pappas.

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

Paradiso

Joomla is a content management system or CMS that allows you to develop dynamic and interactive pages. 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. Joomla is a free, open source CMS used for creating and managing various web platforms. Joomla LMS integration features. eCommerce Integration. Looking for an LMS solution for your Joomla website?

Be an HR Superstar: Secrets to Effective Workplace Learning

eThink Education

Learning and Development (L&D) managers are newcomers to the HR department, yet despite their newbie status, managers are increasing talent development budgets. . Take a look at three key areas below that can determine success in talent development and assess how well your learning management system (LMS) performs and supports your organization’s training efforts. . Open Source vs. Closed Source Technology. Integrations.

THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO DEVELOPING ONLINE LEARNING

Spark Your Interest

Then developing online learning or an e-learning course might be your solution. And how do you know that developing online learning is the right solution for you? Our Dummies Guide to Developing Online Learning starts with what is e-learning. Then we show you online course development processes you could follow. We cover those too in our Dummies Guide to Developing Online Learning. In developing online learning regional or local differences are easily included.

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Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study

Learning Visions

Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. Compared it to a # of diff open source offerings as well as large commercial systems and smaller vendors as well. Integrated Moodle’s mySQL database to integrate with Kronos’ internal reporting system – Questions: Does Moodle have support for competency based role analysis? Did Kronos want open source or proprietary? Tags: open source moodle

Best Practices in Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)

Hurix Digital

This nimble environment that is not just swift but also reliable and secure, has built on the concept of continuous integration and continuous deployment, also known as CI/CD. CI/CD is a software development practice that enables you to release updates in a sustainable manner at any time. Continuous integration is the foundation of the CI/CD model. This becomes essential as a developer gets no more than 10 minutes to complete the process for every code change.

eFront 3.6.12 just released

eFront

As we pick up once more on eFront development we will reuse some of the TalentLMS visuals and functions for a next version scheduled for March. All eFront development is being done ensuring compatibility with previous eFront versions. We are using the power of the Xapian search engine, along with Open Office’s excellent conversion scripts, to provide for a seamless yet powerful integration with efront’s own search engine.

Vote for The Best of ELearning 2011 Awards

eFront

In its 7th year, the balloting period is open and you can vote your favorite eLearning product or service in 26 different categories. Pedagogical concepts => Integrated to eFront are sound pedagogical concepts that guide users and keep them motivated. Open Source and Professionally Supported => All editions of eFront are offered with their source code. Are you going to vote for The Best of Elearning 2011 Awards?

12 BRILLIANT LMS INTEGRATIONS FOR A ROCKING ELEARNING EXPERIENCE

Paradiso

With the rapid expansion of technology in our lives and the subsequent specializations of solutions being offered in the eLearning field in recent times, an LMS can no longer be perceived as a standalone system in the elearning domain, but rather is an integral part of a vast digital business ecosystem. For this reason, LMS integrations has become more important than ever. . Let’s take a glance at the 12 most beneficial LMS integrations to give your eLearning a boost.

Keeping Moodle Innovative with the POET Working Group

Lambda Solutions

Six Companies Form the Partners of Open Source Educational Technologies (POET) Working Group to Develop Common Standards for Moodle Plugin Development. The nature of open source projects allow for massive growth in a small periods of time due to contributions from many developers. Integrations Moodle Plug-in Moodle

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When to Hire an LMS Developer

LearnDash

But then there are open source LMS options that are more likely to take a third approach: built-in features with a combination of integrations. Even with these three well-established approaches to LMS offerings there will still be unique scenarios that cannot be met and custom development is required. Hiring an LMS developer is something that I have recommended to people in the past and I will admit that the reactions can be mixed.

The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development

G-Cube

To help you out, I’ve aggregated 11 of the top development tools to help you easily put together either native, or web-based mobile LMS software apps for your workforce. It’s got integration with a bunch of existing LMSs, and a catalog of HTML5 animations as well. It comes pre-loaded with mobile layout templates to help speed mobile course development. jQT : This is a Zepto/jQuery plugin to allow you to develop mobile websites for iOS and Android devices.

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? Proprietary software has closed standards that hinder further development. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Open Architecture. APIs are open source code, so that developers (inc. Google code is open source code, so you can manipulate. The RESTful API allows developers to create accounts, edit profiles, monitor real-time comments and more. You could create your own API and develop something similar. You can find a web conferencing api (free) and integrate it with your solution. Integrate for our terms, means interface.