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. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile.

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. .

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. Track the player state by listening to certain events (buffer, complete, time). 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.

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.