Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option

Association eLearning

You’re shopping for an LMS and behold FREE OPEN SOURCE LMS pops up. Free and open source. Well hold the phone because if it sounds too good to be true, it’s because open source isn’t all it claims to be. Yes, it sounds like a good idea, but if you own a business or run an association, you might want to think twice about open source. What does open source mean? Source code must be included. Share this on Facebook.

Open Source Captivate Customizations

Adobe Captivate

I am working on getting Firebase Authentication to function so a user can log in with Google, Facebook etc., Here are my questions: If I publish all these customizations on Github with an open source license, would you as community members be interested in contributing to the project? Hello Community, In my previous blog I mentioned how I am using Captivate from a web developer’s point of view.

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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.

eFront the 1st open source eLearning solution that join OW2

eFront

eFront , the award winning, open source , and SCORM certified learning system, join the OW2 consortium - The open source community for infrastructure software. It is true to say that OW2 if it isn't the only one, it is the only substantial open-source foundation based in Europe. The mission of the OW2 Consortium is to develop a code base of open source software and to foster a vibrant community and business ecosystem.

Should I Open Source Captivate Customizations?

Adobe Captivate

I am working on getting Firebase Authentication to function so a user can log in with Google, Facebook etc., Here are my questions: If I publish all these customizations on Github with an open source license, would you as community members be interested in contributing to the project? Hello Community, In my previous blog I mentioned how I am using Captivate from a web developer’s point of view.

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 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned! eFront - an open source LMS A 2.0 Best Open Source Solution.

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.

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.

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. =>

Professional Support at an Open Source LMS: Interview with Athanasios Papagelis Co-founder & Technical Director at Epignosis Ltd

eFront

> I will very much appreciate if you share your thoughts concerning the following question "Is Professional Support IMPORTANT for an Open Source LMS?" We always try to keep the number of open issues as low as possible. As a internal quality level we have decided on a maximum of 25 open support issues. eFront is by far the best LMS on the market eFront the complete eLearning solution professional support at an open source lms eFront the eLearning solution for SMEs

eLearning Security: How to Keep Data Protected in Your Open Source LMS

eThink Education

On the Moodle or Totara Learn opensource LMS platform s , there are 6 layers of protection. To learn more about the difference between opensource and closed-source LMS systems, read “ Open-Source vs. Closed-Source: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses is Important.” To the contrary, administrators can “open up” a site by allowing email-based self-registration which allow users to create their own accounts.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ". At the same time, Facebook is one of the fastest growing social networks that helps people communicate efficiently with their friends, families, coworkers, and classmates. Quiz Monster Create your own quiz Facebook application!

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/10/2011 Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners The most of you already know that I am a great fun of open source software and free e-Learning resources: 14 Free and Open Source Authoring Tools 8 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools 31 Free e-Learning Books However, sometimes it worth to spend money especially if you are a beginner.

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 eLearning Badge. We support Free eLearning Resources

eFront

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Exclusive offers for eFront facebook fans

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/13/2010 Exclusive offers for eFront facebook fans In a step towards an integrated social media strategy, Epignosis has announced that will proceed to 26 successive biweekly exclusive offers just for the fans of the eFront page on facebook. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Using FaceBook

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 Using FaceBook Im trying to expand my horizons a bit these days and have been taking a closer look at a whole bunch of tools out there, including SecondLife and FaceBook. FaceBook seems like such a student-world application, and yet folks say more and more "grown-ups" are using it. There was a great NYTimes article a few weeks ago about a mom signing up for a FaceBook account, completely appalling her teenage daughter. (Id

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Facebook for the Enterprise

Learning Visions

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Facebook for the Enterprise Im still mucking around in Facebook, trying to get it. Found this article, via Alec Saunders : Facebook for the Enterprise = Facebook. Provides some real examples of how business-folk are using FB; compares Facebook (emotional attachment) to LinkedIn (static resume). Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Facebook has Tipped

Learning Visions

Monday, December 01, 2008 My Facebook has Tipped Malcolm Gladwell says that everything has a Tipping Point , that point at which a virus goes epidemic, when the hip new thing goes mainstream. Well, my Facebook world has just tipped. Has your Facebook tipped? Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:10 PM Labels: facebook 11comments: Janet Clarey said. how cool that your mom is on facebook. I need to figure out what this facebook thing is all about."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Pysched for FaceBook

Learning Visions

Monday, June 25, 2007 Getting Pysched for FaceBook Im definitely feeling out-of-my element in this whole FaceBook thing. And Ive joined a group: FaceBook for Business in which Ive posted some questions, gotten some answers, and been asked to participate in a beta test for a FaceBook widget. Ran across this article, The Psychology of FaceBook , which talks about the collecting of friends and relationships aspect of it all.

eFront was presented at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo 2011

eFront

2) Best Open-Source Solution - Award of Excellence to: Epignosis eFront LMS Epignosis Ltd is a fast growing, technology oriented, eLearning Company founded in 2003 from a group of researchers in the University of Patras in Greece. Follow eFront on Twitter Join eFront on Facebook Connect with Epignosis on LinkedIn Visit the Free eLearning Resources. Georgios Kalfas , eFront Sales Manager was present at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo on September 28th, 2011.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Is Facebook the next Microsoft?

Learning Visions

Thursday, July 26, 2007 Is Facebook the next Microsoft? Have you seen this article from TechCrunch: Could Facebook Become The Next Microsoft? Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:14 PM Labels: facebook 2comments: Davidsaid. Its just a matter of time before someone new buys Facebook. People use Gmail or Reader as stand alone offerings, by comparison everything in Facebook is interlinked." The author sees a future where Facebook replaces the OS.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007 | Main | Quote of the Day: Jenkins on Convergence » August 28, 2007 Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook) This story from Inside Facebook hippedme to what has to be one of the slickest apps on the iPhone. Thistranslation of the desktop-based Facebook experience is flawless. Issues I have with Facebook are 1.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. This August 21 article posted by Sharon Gaudin in Information Week reports that Half of Companies are Blocking Facebook: "Employers are increasingly blocking access to Facebook because theyre concerned about the time wasted and the information leaked when workers use social networks on company time."

A few of my favorite things

Web Tools for Learners

Like most people who develop and manage training for a living, especially at small to medium sized companies and non profits, I have learned to do a lot of work using free and open source software tools. Facebook - could be the next thing in learning management and PLE (personal learning environment). Audacity - open source audio creation and mp3 coding. Bitnami - download custom server stacks to manage your open source application.

Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3

eLearning 24-7

Capabilities to push quiz on Twitter and Facebook. Openmark All, seems to push towards academia, but can be used in corporate market, unknown types of questions, unique approach whereas feedback is the key, interactive process, question choices, exist – open source. testMaker K12, A, unknown types of questions, create and publish tests and questionnaires online – web based, open source.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered. Open Source LMS of the Year. Ability to active your Facebook, MySpace and Linkedin accounts from within the LMS. A learning portal has replaced them, because they back end is either a LMS – which with APIs or added open source code can include CMS capabilities, OR the back end is a CMS or a mashup of one. LMS Products of the Year 2010.

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. Twitter has APIs, so does Facebook, even Linkedin. Facebook. Post your blog and status - appears in Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo. Facebook like features? Open source and end users becoming content producers is the next evolution of the net and thus learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace

Learning Visions

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 The Real World, SecondLife and FaceBook/MySpace Over the past few weeks Ive conducted about 17 interviews with current college students and recent graduates. Everyone who has graduated from college since 2005 has a FaceBook account. Im not sure how this relates to danah boyds recent blog article on Viewing American class divisions through FaceBook and MySpace. A few people commented that MySpace is too garish; the FaceBook look and feel is more classic.

Tech Knowledge: LMS – What were they Thinking? Notes on the Go

eLearning 24-7

So you cannot create content/courses in other mobile learning tools or open source mobile learning tools and not be able to use it with their solution. More Notes Later.including a player who “gets&# it when it comes to where “LMS’s have to go now and down the road – social integration tied to Twitter, facebook, Linkedin, Skype Plus unlimited Seats, plus Community page – photos, thoughts, plus the whole reg.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): OpenSocial, UWA and Facebook: What do the tabs tell us?

Mark Oehlert

» November 21, 2007 OpenSocial, UWA and Facebook: What do the tabs tell us? So I am culling back through my open tabs and I am hitting the ones that talk about Google releasing its OpenSocial APIs , and then I hit the Facebook Platform tab I had open, and then I am reading netvibes news about how it will be linking all existing social APIs as plugins for its Universal Widget API.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short

Mark Oehlert

Main | The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short Adobes Kevin Lynch on AIRs Open-Source Road to the Desktop (WIRED):"This week, Adobe released version 1.0 iotum : "FREE Conference Calls is the perfect conference call service for Facebook users to organize a business conference call, or hold a family call.

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Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

However, they open sourced it later for the ease of updating. Facebook – The most commonly used class for Facebook integration is facebook-actionscript-api. Developed by Adobe and Facebook, this API is fully supported by both. Tags: Social Learning eLearning Development Facebook API Flash Picasa Flash API Social Media Social Media Libraries Social Media Libraries for Flash Twitter API YouTube API

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Gin System

Learning Visions

Monday, July 02, 2007 The Gin System As Ive been trying to sort out the role of FaceBook lately, I cant help but wonder "wheres the content?" It seems to me that FaceBook is a great networking tool. It seems to me that a system like this could provide some of the networking that FaceBook provides -- within an organization -- and provide a lot of content. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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