I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

A discussion forum functionality is key for this purpose, other things are nice to have but often blur the decision about the forum to choose. First it is good to know that many many online platforms offer similar functionality: a discussion forum, the possibility of personal pages, one page with the members, a document sharing tools, the ability to create subgroups and management tools for administrators.

Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

Support can be found on the main page and consists of articles, documentation, forum. . Opigno – Built on Drupal. Add-ons come from the Drupal community, so yes, e-commerce exists. Support – Active forum, use the search function to find additional items. .


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Sakai 3 Development Process

Experiencing eLearning

it’s not Drupal) but some simple content management is possible. Imagine a syllabus with week-by-week plan with links to forum. When a student sees the syllabus, link directly to the forum. These are my notes from the webinar on the Sakai 3 development process by Michael Korcuska about Sakai 3 Participation. This is about the changes coming for Sakai and what needs to be done in the community right now to move development forward.

The Truth about DIY and Building a WordPress Website from Scratch

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Both Joomla and Drupal are developer-centric and require a thorough knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP. The WordPress community is big and you can always turn to forums for support. Did you know that every day, 661 new WordPress websites crop up on the internet? EVERY DAY!

Moodle Course Conversion

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Moodle (the “M&# is for modular) has sprouted extensions and capabilities you’d expect in a constructivist environment such as forums, chats, and wikis to supplement traditional course management features. Unlike Drupal or ELGG, Moodle enables you to set up courses and learning environments without any programming skills… as long as you have a step-by-step guidebook like this one. Moodle is an open source course management system with a wide following.

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2

E-Learning Provocateur

His point is: if you aren’t interacting with other people through media such as mailing lists, blogs, Twitter, discussion forums etc, then you are not developing professionally and you will eventually stagnate.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?


Coaches, mentors, online buddies need to coexist within the wiki’s, blogs, discussion forums, webcam meetings, online presence, etc. In my own practice, I’ve done more Drupal installations (in visionaries quadrant) for learning projects than I have with any pure elearning platforms. Drupal is called “community plumbing&# for a reason. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

The Top 7 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools


Content Management Systems : Similar to a website, these are online platforms where content is uploaded in a professional-looking format, including content pages and forums. Two of our favorites are WordPress and Drupal. Most training managers would agree that designing, developing and delivering online training for employees is a creative process.

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Bloggers and belly dancing

Clive on Learning

Largely due to the efforts of fellow blogger Barry Sampson , the eLN now has, as of yesterday, a new social networking site, created using Drupal. I was extremely optimistic that all we'd have to do is provide some forums and a wiki and then leave them to it. Seed the forum with questions posted by willing friends. One of my lasting memories of this week's Learning Technologies 2008 was a blogger's reunion dinner at a Persian restaurant just off Kensington High Street.

CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

iPoint Full Content Management Capabilities, social media features including wikis, RSS, blogs, forums, rich media support inc. Drupal – One of the king kongs of CMS systems. While the race is on for people to get LMSs and LCMSs, there are some people who either do not want or need a LMS/LCMS, but want to create a learning community or more often, some type of portal – intranet or internet.

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

Elvis has left the Forum… - All of us are smarter than any of us… , February 3, 2009. Drupal for Education and E-Learning , January 12, 2009. The top posts from sources selected for Informal Learning Flow in the first six months of 2009: Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - OReilly Radar , January 11, 2009. 50 Essential Strategies For Creating A Successful Web 2.0 Product - Dion Hinchcliffe’s Web 2.0 Blog , January 26, 2009.

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