Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. 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.

Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

One of the areas that always gain interest and usage are open source systems, that is to say, free open source code (some are not), to which any organization, company, educational setting, government and so forth can build their own system (often noted as home-grown) and do what they wish with it.

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Open Source E-Learning Development 9: Drupal CMS

The E-Learning Curve

Drupal is an open-source Content Management System (CMS) freely available under the GPL. Open Source E-Learning Development 9: Drupal CMS is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Very much like platforms like Moodle and Joomla!,

MOODLE vs DRUPAL – THE FACE OFF

Paradiso

Understanding Moodle vs Drupal. Moodle and Drupal are two names that come up when talking about content. Moodle vs Drupal – What are they? Since we are considering Moodle vs Drupal, let us take a closer look at these two platforms. . Moodle: Moodle, an open source elearning software, is specifically designed for an educational set up. Moodle vs Drupal – Comparison. Drupal takes a lot of work to get set up as an LMS.

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.

Open Source E-Learning Development 10: Joomla! CMS

The E-Learning Curve

Open Source E-Learning Development 10: Joomla! Tags: constructivist learning environment content delivery content management system e-learning elearning content information sharing technology learning resources open e-learning environment open standards technology in education web based training web-based learning CMS cms evaluation Drupal e-learning content joomla open source

10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch - They missed Drupal

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Okay, so Drupal was not specifically created to support education and e-Learning. However, its a powerful open source web framework that has grown a supportive developer base over the years and is getting much more user-friendly. I'll be posting my review of the new book: Drupal for Education and E-Learning soon. But for now this post is about e-Learning Open Source Projects.

Drupal in Education and e-Learning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

However, for many it still remains too open and flexible and complex to be viable for the average web user or beginning developer. Moodle is already such a fabulous open source system for education that I'm excited to see Drupal compares. The video below is of the author presenting a session on Drupal in the Classroom. I just found out about this book from Helge Scherlund's eLearning News Blog. I'm a big fan of Drupal.Â

The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

And “in times like these…” Why pay for a pricey LMS when you can Moodle or Drupal or Sakai ? 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. But the beauty of open source is you can customize it.

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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. Moodle and Drupal. Drupal has a significant quantity of APIs, including shopping carts. Open source and end users becoming content producers is the next evolution of the net and thus learning.

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

eLearning 24-7

And, with the costs of a LCMS or even some CMSs, you might want to seek out the open source – FREE way. Unless you plan to add some APIs (since they are open source, you could) to create reports on some data or do robust data collection, it is not going to happen. Later today, I will post a page on my site that contains an extensive list of free open source CMSs, for you to click and view. Drupal – One of the king kongs of CMS systems.

The OpenSource Learning Hat-trick

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Elgg and Drupal are working together. Now that's a hat-trick made in open source heaven. And the best part is MOODLE is next in line. Woohoo!!! But wait. Add SLOODLE into the mix and now your really onto something HUGE

Paradiso lms vs Sunbird LMS

Paradiso

It is an open source LMS which offers various codes free of cost. Drupal Commerce. Paradiso LMS vs Sunbird LMS: Which LMS Better Suits your Learning Needs?

LMS Scalability: How to grow your online training platform without compromise?

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

For the most flexibility at the lowest cost, choose to build a scalable LMS on an open source tech which gives you complete control. The same can be true in other more accessible CMS’ like Drupal. What is scalability?

Test LMS

Clark Quinn

Probably the most interesting is: Open Source CMS - a site that has a whole bunch of open source tools installed so that you can play around with them. The eLearning software I saw was: ATutor Claroline Docebo suite Dokeos DrupalEd Interact Moodle SyndeoCMS It also has a bunch of content management systems, a CRM (SugarCRM) and others.

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5 Reasons WordPress Is the Best Choice for Course Creators

LearnDash

Popular CMSs include Joomla, Drupal, Megento—and, of course, WordPress. Because we run on an open source platform like WordPress, there are plenty of other plugins out there that will provide features our users want.

Should our LMS Website be on the same install as our main marketing site?

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

However, if you’re building an LMS using WordPress, Drupal or similar open-sourced content management systems, you are fortunate in being able to build your LMS and marketing website on the same install if you choose to.

LMS Scalability: How to grow your online training platform without compromise?

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

If you have a pre-existing system on an open source platform like WordPress, LearnDash, Drupal, Opigno or Open edX, and with the right specialists, you can absolutely scale using the suggestions below. What is scalability?

10 outils de création gratuits

Ed App

Cet outil open source est conçu pour un développement de contenu rapide. Cet outil open source gratuit vous permet de créer des supports d’apprentissage structurés, en divisant le processus de création en deux parties : la planification et la conception.

Moodle Course Conversion

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Moodle is an open source course management system with a wide following. The Open University in the UK uses it to support 200,000 distance learners. The thesis was titled “The use of Open Source software to support a social constructionist epistemology of teaching and learning within Internet-based communities of reflective inquiry.&# My friends at CV&A in Spain have implemented Moodle to support informal learning in numerous corporations.

LMS Automation: 8 time-consuming tasks to automate and scale your LMS (or risk catastrophic failure!)

Plume

If both your marketing website and LMS is open-sourced or has a robust API, your developers should be able to create the custom integration required to automate the enrolment of learners.

LMS Automation: 8 time-consuming tasks to automate and scale your LMS (or risk catastrophic failure!)

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

If both your marketing website and LMS is open-sourced or has a robust API, your developers should be able to create the custom integration required to move data between the two and automate the enrolment of learners.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

And “in times like these…&# Why pay for a pricey LMS when you can Moodle or Drupal or Sakai ? 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.

Sakai 3 Development Process

Experiencing eLearning

More things can do the things Sakai had to do itself a few years ago–broader open source community. JCT, Open Social (What are these?). it’s not Drupal) but some simple content management is possible. Someone commented that this looks a lot like Open Syllabus, but they want this to be easier than that. These are my notes from the webinar on the Sakai 3 development process by Michael Korcuska about Sakai 3 Participation.

Top 10 tips for creating a learning website

Saffron Interactive

Use an open source CMS. Just as Moodle provides provides a great starting point for an effective learning management system (and can be used ‘out of the box’ for hosting one or two courses), open source content management systems such as Drupal, Joomla and WordPress are the place to start for most website requirements. More and more often, a website is part of the blend for a successful change campaign.

Social Media Goals

Clark Quinn

Drupal is an open source CMS that’s been used for social media, and Elgg similarly started as an open source portfolio tool but has expanded. I spent yesterday touring the Web 2.0 expo (part of the time with fellow miscreant Jay Cross ), and it led me to think a bit more about social media tools and approaches.

To be or not to be Moodle

eLearning 24-7

Right now you are probably in one of three camps when it comes to open source LMSs, specifically Moodle: Huge fan and most likely have it. With so much fanfare at least from the Moodle crowd and those who are seeking an open source system (BTW there are plenty out there, not just Moodle), the question on whether to go with Moodle or not, is something that happens on a daily basis. I should add there are systems built on Drupal, DNN too.

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. WordPress is an open-source CMS. Did you know that every day, 661 new WordPress websites crop up on the internet? EVERY DAY!

10 Free Authoring Tools

Ed App

This open-source tool is designed for rapid course authoring. This free open-source tool enables you to create structured interactive learning materials, by dividing the process of authoring into two parts: planning and designing. Learning has never been easier.

Teaching Startup Founders High Growth Strategies and Tactics Online at Craig Zingerline’s Growth University

LifterLMS

I love the open-mindedness there. There’s some open-mindedness, some ability to be wrong, but also to not be pragmatic. We’re at five people now, we’ve got an opening right now. Craig Zingerlin…: Open source, just eight hour launch.

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OpenAcademic.worth watching

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This is the marriage of Elgg, Drupal, Moodle, and Mediawiki. Its like the snickers bar of learning: Lots of the most yummy open source platforms rolled into one. Like I said a few posts back, we are at our worst when we try to create our own learning system thingy. However, OpenAcademic is not about an enterprise vendor riding the latest trend.

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

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

You make an easy choice and open a ning or groupsite. Opening a group on an existing social network sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn. or open source software like Drupal , Joomla or elgg (moodle is also used, but is actually optimized for Education) What is it? There is also open source software that is compatible for this purpose. With open source software is useful to look at the experiences of others, the software is already well developed?

Failure, Learning, and Success

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

With that I get a magical installation of just about any cool open source development app I want: Moodle , Wordpress , Drupal , Mambo, Mediawiki , and many more. In BusinessWeek: How Failure Breeds Success Lots of outstanding case studies on failure, learning, and success. The new montra in the business community is fail, forward, fast.

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

In today’s market there is no reason to buy a product that requires you to do a full customization, either on the front end, back end or entire system, unless – you decided to go with an open source solution such as Moodle or Drupal, where you need that extensive customization. not free, or not 100% open source) and I have to do 100% customization to land a client, I would worry about my cash on hand and debt load. We are user friendly.

Security for WordPress Websites with Kathy Zant from Wordfence Security Plugin

LifterLMS

It’s important to assess those locks because security is changing all the time and vulnerabilities … In an open-source world with WordPress, vulnerabilities are discovered all the time. It’s why so many agencies just standardize on WordPress and aren’t going to let Joomla or Drupal. Learn about security for WordPress websites with Kathy Zant from Wordfence security plugin in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « GDC Update 4: A Basket of Stuff | Main | GDC Update 6: Game Studies Download 3.0 » February 20, 2008 GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games Player Generated Content in Casual Games One of the presenters is Kris Soumas and dig this title - "VP of Games, Lifetime Television" I wonder if they even have a CLO.but they have a VP of Games.

How to Launch Your Online Course the Easy Way with Course Maker Pro, WP Engine, and LifterLMS

LifterLMS

So I just wanted to open up a discussion about that. I mean, WordPress certainly is kind of an open operating system if you would for the web.