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APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

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An API (Application Program Interface) enables an interface from a piece of software to communicate with another piece of software (in its simplest form) or multiple pieces of software (called a mashup). Open Architecture. APIs are open source code, so that developers (inc. Google code is open source code, so you can manipulate. Twitter has APIs, so does Facebook, even Linkedin. Facebook. Mashups. Facebook like features?

2010 LMS Products of the Year

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I include Learning Portals, LCMSs, as part of the mix. Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered. Open Source LMS of the Year. My runner-up is Operitel’s LearnFlex LSP. Ability to active your Facebook, MySpace and Linkedin accounts from within the LMS. Runner-Up Social Learning Management System of the Year – Upside Learning. Emerging Technology LMS/Learning Portal Vendor of the Year.

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What’s hurting the LMS market

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Revenues across the board are up, profit margins are healthy and competition is on-going (always a good thing). Illogical – I often see systems that add features that seem as though they tossed a bunch of ideas on a wall and whatever stuck up there, went into their platform. True, people are selecting open source systems, and for the majority of them, it is Moodle. The LMS market is strong.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

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The fastest growing segment on Facebook is 55 to 65 year old women. When so many potential customers are seeing the advantages of open source, creating their own learning or VLE portals or seeing the value of various social media types and incorporating them into some type of social learning community, the “do nothing&# spin is well, a time warp into the past. Time for these vendors to wake up, or see your audience share disappear.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Virtual classrooms and smart-boards are used in a more student-centered way (not putting all the attention to one person up-front=bad). Open Educational Resources Matures 4. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it.

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

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The LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal market continues to be strong. In my latest directory, 393 LMS vendors – global, of which 34 or so are open source systems. Folding up shop and switching to a new market: Talent/Performance Management, new product lines not tied to e-learning, services. Folding up shop for good – goodbye and nice knowing you. Folding up shop for good – goodbye and nice knowing you. Just last week, Facebook dropped in users.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

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If you as the customer want to create your own API/Mashup or find one on the net and want to integrate it into your paid LMS, the vendor will charge you. The spin of course, is that open source systems enable APIs. Open marketplaces for courses created by end users. You can share the content in Facebook with your Facebook friends. So, you now have an open marketplace with a social learning twist to it.