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When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?


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. Open Source Vs. Proprietary LMS TCO.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order.

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Free e-Learning books


A total of 147 members responded to the survey, contributing 239 usable tips on 28 products (17 of which were not included in the original list). As a result, these tips will be useful to any designer or developer looking for best practices to incorporate into their own production process.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects.

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2010 LMS Products of the Year

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LMS Products of the Year 2010. A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered. If you are seeking TM as your focus and you want one of the big dogs – I found Plateau’s system to offer appropriate functionality for it, but found some real concern in other areas (see my product review).

Product Review: Totara

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Blog – This was on the trial and for a nice product like this – it should be removed for the trial. Unless their is some group component here or the psuedo Facebook angle, I see no real gain. While that makes sense, what hurts the product is the overkill of information.

Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3

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While this market has always existed, it is clearly taking a whole new form in two areas: Strong emphasis to embed into a web site or blog. Capabilities to push quiz on Twitter and Facebook. You will see only the product name and not the company name, however when you click the product name, it will take you to the web When possible, I tried to take you directly to the product itself – the free version.

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Creating Online Social Learning Membership Sites with Web Development Agency Owner, BuddyPress Expert, and StudyChurch Founder Tanner Moushey


Learn about creating online social learning membership sites with web development agency owner, BuddyPress expert, and StudyChurch founder Tanner Moushey in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. I didn’t want to just be a regular site builder.

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Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

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OmniSocial is a social learning platform, with learning management capabilities and with the ability to select individual apps in the system and only use those you select to install onto your web site or learning portal. Because it offers the capability to start out using it either as the robust social learning product and ignore the LMS part (inc. One of the biggest problems I always saw in the products was the back end, i.e. what the administrator sees and has to use.

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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

A few weeks ago, a story came out about how Facebook will allow apps built for Facebook to work on other Web sites. Blends and extends the power of a social network outside of the Web site of that network. The awesome open source project?

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A peak under eFront’s hood


If you’re reading this you’re either evaluating eFront (or eFrontPro, our revamped, flagship product) or you have already joined the ranks of those who use it and love it. Open Source doesn’t mean amateurish.

eFront: a usable LMS


A Facebook-like chat box, that sits at the bottom of your screen. eFront with chat box open. All the content you create across the site (except for SCORM packages of course!) Recently Wyver Solutions Ltd. reviewed eFront LMS.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter


cpappas ) RJ Jacquez Adobe Senior Product Evangelist. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz Labels: bschlenker , c4lpt , cammybean , elearningcoach , elearningtyo , jenisecook , joaomattar , JudithELS , learninganorak , minutebio , pgsimoes , rjacquez , tomkuhlmann Reactions: 14comments: Gisele Brugger said. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.


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Very few things impress me, especially product claims or services. SCORM Cloud is a product that has the possibility to be a game changer in the e-learning industry. When I heard about this solution, I was figuring this was going to be another – yeah, uh huh, right product. No matter where you are, no matter what you are – portal, learning community, LMS/LCMS (open source), group, web page with links, API integrated solution, etc. Facebook?


e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Lets go ahead and solve the future of publishing right now.

Mark Oehlert

Turns out that there is this site, Textbook Torrents, that is using BitTorrent to distribute free copies of expensive textbooks. Also turns out that right now the site is down and/or removed from its host but that is not really the point. mean when you eliminate paper, material, transportation and binding costs from the production of a book.then you really need to stretch to defend keeping your current price model dont you?

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Interview on


At mid 2007 we decided that it was time to open eFronts source and let other people contribute to the system - this strategic shift helped us improve the quality of the product and make it known to the learning community. Why did you decide to move to an open source model?

eFront Wins Learning Technology Award


The award refers to company’s flagship product, eFront Enterprise. The Learning Technology Awards program showcases innovations in the products in the marketplace for creating and managing learning, talent, and performance.

How You Can Build WordPress LMS Websites as a Service with WaaS Entrepreneur Michael Short


Michael’s products are focused around somewhat of an offshoot of SaaS called WaaS, meaning Website as a Service. So if you wanted to create a way for people to purchase an LMS site similar to how Shopify works, you may want to check out WaaS.PRO. The WaaS model can serve as a win-win for developers and clients, as developers can template out websites and make the process of building out sites super easy. Chris Badgett: What’s your auto care site like?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Looking for Good Examples

Learning Visions

Im looking for some input: good examples of software product training. I dont see any demos on their site. Little Shots of Theory Instructional Design as a practice in corporate vs. A Conversation with Karl Kapp ► February (11) ID Live with Charles Reigeluth on EdTechTalk Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Sourc.

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Social Media Offerings which can b used in Social Learning

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Please be aware that this blog is not responsible for any communication/collaboration/image/video or any other item that is seen, read, viewed or heard or in any other manner, as a result of clicking on these links, which go to sites outside of this blog. Forums & Message Boards - ( Something Awful – If you visit the site, please be aware that the language and topics varies from G to PG to R and Beyond). Social Networking – Facebook.

The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

Dashe & Thomson

So, when budgets are tight and the dollars can’t be found for more expensive tools – here are three freemium products I’ve recently discovered that can help get your enterprise training project rolling on next-to-nothing.

Reducing Costs in Precarious Times

eLearning Weekly

Use free / open-source tools. Our team is doing more with free tools and open-source systems. This may be a course, a web site, an application to serve information to your learners, etc. Stay up to date on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter , and other social networks. Tags: opensource productivity eLearning recession It’s no secret that we need to do more with less at work, given the financial mess the world is in.

The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

Dashe & Thomson

So, when budgets are tight and the dollars can’t be found for more expensive tools – here are three freemium products I’ve recently discovered that can help get your enterprise training project rolling on next-to-nothing.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

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LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. I have seen continued interest and downloads for open source AR tool kits. Augmented reality opens those doors. Product training becomes real – they interact, engage and see it in real time, rather than a static experience. It would not surprise me, if a vendor or two develop partnerships with AR houses to build, nor create AR apps using open source toolkits.

‘Learner as producer’: what Amazon can teach us about the activist LMS

Saffron Interactive

Not all of us like the site, or the company, but what can its huge popularity teach us about building a more elastic learning experience on an LMS? Amazon offers me untold millions of great products. From a different angle, then, a service like Amazon is similar to Facebook in that it is a very clever way to leverage unpaid human labour. Just like a product on Amazon, online learning has to be a social content experience if it is to matter to learners.

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Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

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I hate when people see it as only Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. Over 2,400 social media sites. 383 social networking sites – (Facebook is one, Twitter is another, Linkedin, Ning. #6 6 social networking site by unique visitors – Tagged with an estimated 30M per month, #7 classmates 29M, #8 hi5 27M, #9 myyearbook 12M, #10 Meetup #8. 5 most visited video site by unique visitors is VEVO, YouTube is #1. Do you have a Facebook account?

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014


universities, Coursera offers MOOCs or massive open online courses for free. trackthisforme - A data-lovers dream, this site can track anything you want—from your mood, to how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop.

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Security for WordPress Websites with Kathy Zant from Wordfence Security Plugin


It is not glamorous, but when something happens to your site, you will wish you had something in place to prevent it and be ready to deal with it. Chris and Kathy encourage you to put some security measures in place on your site. Cross-site scripting.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

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All the Open source systems – again you must add TinCan API on your own. Latitude Learning – only if you have the open source solution and you must add TinCan API on your own. APIs of various social sites with Linkedin growing at a quick pace.

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xAPI, LRS – The Interview

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We created a strategic framework that mapped knowledge sharing to measurable gains in productivity, quality and revenue. These conversations became something we called “ BAQON ” — a Brokered, Anonymous acQuaintance Open Network. They collected suggestions on a UserVoice site.

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85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators


Productivity Tools & Other. H5P is a free, open-source, elearning authoring tool for smaller cloud-hosted activities. Price: Free, Open-Source. Once you finish, you can save these posters to your computer, share them for other users to see either through your website or embed it in wikis, external sites and social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter. Questions come in varying form, open or close type and different variations.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Open Educational Resources Matures 4. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Interestingly, it's Xyleme - an LCMS vendor that is sponsoring the site.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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Assessment/Survey/Polls – If your product doesn’t have it – you need it. I hope it does – especially with SaaS products. I’m still stunned at the number of products who feel this does not apply. Listen, Authorware is dead, so why create a product that is trying to bring it back to life with your own product? If your product is SaaS based, push the pedal to the metal and make this a must. Output to Facebook.

What’s hurting the LMS market

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“Everyone else&# and “other industries&# is worthless as well, because if that is the case, you – as the vendor- are basing your business decisions on another industry whose product lines are different, and that is a bigger issue then tech support. True, people are selecting open source systems, and for the majority of them, it is Moodle. Go to some vendor sites and try to figure out what exactly are they offering. The LMS market is strong.