Why EasyGenerator isn’t open source

Challenge to Learn

One of them: open source. The question was: should EasyGenerator become open source or should it stay proprietary. In the end we decided not to go for the open source model en in this blog I will try to explain why. Note: With open source software you share the source code of your software with everybody and everybody can contribute to it. My open source experience is therefore mainly based on these three.

Announcing Kineo Totara – an open source LMS for corporates!

Learning Visions

I mean totally cool… …the formation of a joint venture company to develop a distribute a version of the Moodle Learning Management System for the corporate sector. Tags: open source moodle totara kineo LMS If you know Kineo, you know we’ve been talking up Moodle for a number of years. To date we’ve implemented somewhere in the range of 80-90 Moodles for corporate clients. And now we’ve got something totarry cool to announce.

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Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

eLearning 24-7

Hence: Below are products that are either open source free or free or free with limited functionality. Open Meetings - based on Google code. Very very impressive, with mega features including desktop sharing, audio/video, whiteboards, along with remote administration tools, a moderating system, and a tool for importing documents in 32 different formats, integrates well with Moodle, but you do not need to have Moodle.

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.

Open Source Mahara and Moodle

Moodle Journal

Mahara has been designed as a means of storing evidence of lifelong learning in digital format called artifacts, a Mahara concept. I was wondering if anyone out there in Moodle land has thought of trying out the e-portfilio and social networking tool Mahara yet. An advantage to this approach is that students can display their artifacts in views depending on the intended audience; seems good in itself. In relation to Moodle, its appears that 1.9 and Mahara v0.9

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.

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

The working draft of HTML 5 indicates a need to find suitable open source code which works on all browsers without licensing or patent fee. The Mozilla Foundation has already implemented the open source Ogg Theora and Ogg Vorbis codecs for video in the beta of Firefox 3.5 To add to this Dailymotion has launched a new R&D platform, dedicated to open source video format and has announced that it would be re-encoding 300,000 videos to Ogg Theora and Vorbis formats.

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An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development

The E-Learning Curve

As I'm in the process of updating my website ’s Learning Content Management System (LCMS), I though it would be interesting to discuss open source environments, and how they can be implemented in an e-learning content development ecosystem. Context When I began developing my website and blog, I decided to use an open standards approach during the course of their initial development, as much for philosophical as for financial or any other reasons.

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

The working draft of HTML 5 indicates a need to find suitable open source code which works on all browsers without licensing or patent fee. The Mozilla Foundation has already implemented the open source Ogg Theora and Ogg Vorbis codecs for video in the beta of Firefox 3.5 To add to this Dailymotion has launched a new R&D platform, dedicated to open source video format and has announced that it would be re-encoding 300,000 videos to Ogg Theora and Vorbis formats.

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What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?

MakingBetter

Towards the end of last year, our big announcement was the formation of the not-for-profit Consortium formed to handle the governance and address the evolution of xAPI with/for ADL. xAPI, being open-source and licensed as Apache 2.0, DISC Open Source Standardsdoesn’t require ADL’s permission for us to do this. That’s a feature, not a bug — we licensed […]. The post What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL? appeared first on MakingBetter.

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Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open Office.org

The E-Learning Curve

Having discussed two key components of this Open Environment for E-learning; an XML-based authoring and content-generation tool, and an image-manipulation application, today I will discuss an XML-based productivity suite - a word processor, spreadsheet application, and presentation tool called OpenOffice.org. Tags: OpenOffice.org e-learning industry open e-learning environment content development ISD e-learning development organizational development e-learning toolkit

Twine Makes Branching Scenarios Easier

Experiencing eLearning

The free open source tool Twine is designed for creating nonlinear stories. The first time you open the application, click Tell Me More for help. Give your story a name and open it up. Double click the Untitled Passage to open it. These formats have to be installed.

What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?

MakingBetter

Towards the end of last year, our big announcement was the formation of the not-for-profit Consortium formed to handle the governance and address the evolution of xAPI with/for ADL. xAPI, being open-source and licensed as Apache 2.0, Consortium Open Source Standardsdoesn’t require ADL’s permission for us to do this. That’s a feature, not a bug — we licensed xAPI in this way so that it couldn’t be trapped in US DoD the way SCORM was.

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JA Canada Partners With eThink Education to Support a New Business Model by Bringing In-Person Courses into a Digital Format

eThink Education

The JA team also leaned heavily towards an open-source LMS solution due to its ease of use. Open-source software is often built by the people that use it,” said Andre. “ Download Case Study. About JA Canada.

Open Source E-learning Development 2: Image Manipulation

The E-Learning Curve

I’m still researching this topic: there are many sources to reference and data to be interpreted – and of course, the socio-economic landscape is still changing apace. Now read on… The second open environment authoring tool highlighted in this series is an image editing application. The GNU Image Manipulation Program , or GIMP, is an open source graphics editor that is available for Linux, Windows, and OS X. Its native format is XCF.

Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3

eLearning 24-7

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. AVI,mpeg, Quicktime, can be published on net or local server, works with IE, Safari, Opera, Firefox, Chrome; Offers.FLV format, Results can be saved on server or via e-mail, lots of capabilities – Very Nice.

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Updates On HTML5 From Google I/O

Upside Learning

On day 1 of the I/O Google has made many announcements like release of open source, royalty-free video format WebM, Chrome Web store, opened up Google Wave, released open source Font API and directory etc. In Google I/O, Google has actually made the VP8 codec open source and royalty free under a new format called WebM. Also Adobe has announced that they would be supporting the WebM video format in the next release of Flash Player.

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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. Responses may be formatted in either XML or JSON. Open source and end users becoming content producers is the next evolution of the net and thus learning. If you want to take a peek into the future, then you should look no further than APIs and what they bring to the table.

My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Sophia Peters provides another interesting post entitled Deciding Between Open Source and Proprietary Software? once people get past their initial fears and the stigma, the Open Source learning development community will grow exponentially.”

Open Environment E-learning: DocBook and XXE

The E-Learning Curve

In his remarks, Brent reinforced my own view about the viability of open source-based e-learning development; he said that I truly do believe that there are enough OpenSource tools out there that we can be creating completely opensource learning solutions/environments. Once people get past their initial fears and the stigma, the Open Source learning development community will grow exponentially.thanks for keeping the Open Source movement alive in eLearning.

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Branching Scenario Prototype in Twine

Experiencing eLearning

I built this branching scenario prototype in Twine , a free, open source tool for creating nonlinear stories. You can use Twine as the finished product though, especially if you do some formatting to make it look better.

Where I’m Speaking in 2021

Experiencing eLearning

If it’s not possible to meet in a large group in person, they’ll pivot to an online format similar to DevLearn (which I thought was a very successful event). Twine is a free, open-source tool for creating nonlinear stories.

Branching Scenario Prototype in Twine

Experiencing eLearning

I built this branching scenario in the open source tool Twine. You can use Twine as the finished product though, especially if you do some formatting to make it look better. Try the scenario out yourself by clicking below (the scenario will open in a new tab). This scenario is moderately complex, with a total of 17 pages (or passages in Twine terminology) and 8 different endings. The ideal path has 5 decisions to reach the best conclusion.

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”. Audio/Video Support – HTML5 has added new video and audio tags that can play video/audio in a browser without a plugin but it doesn’t officially support any video or audio format. On the other hand, Flash supports FLV/FV4 formats and those are not browser dependent.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Ipad, Entourage EDGE, Camangi WebStation, Freescale, Amtek, Asus,Open Peak’s Open Tablet, ExoPC Tablet, Fusion_Garage Joo Joo, Ubuntu Linux SmartQ, EAFT MagicTile. APIs, Open Source, HTML5. Formats by Audio, Video, Image, Publication and Other. Audio – 3GP, MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), AIFF, and WAV., Open Peak. The Revolution. Battlefield.

Learning Pool LMS; New features and our biggest investment to date

Learning Pool

We were driven by a need to be more responsive to client needs, and to prioritize development within the core ‘learning’ features of the platform, whilst remaining Open Source. We have Forums, the Chatroom and a Yammer Block already, and our new Social Wall format coming next month.

Weekly Bookmarks (1/23/11)

Experiencing eLearning

Formative Evaluation of programs. eFront: Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011. Great collection of open source e-learning projects and tools, including multimedia development, screen recording, Android app development, an LMS, and more. Technically, some of these are Free, not Open Source, but still a valuable list.). AdobeTV. Adobe tutorials on creating e-learning, including a collection on advanced functions in Captivate.

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Confused with learning technologies? Choose your best option

CommLab India

Out-source: You also has an option to outsource it to an external vendor to provide support. Here we have two options to choose from: going for either Commercial or Open-source? Open-source application: Now a day most organizations both corporate and non-corporate are looking for open-source applications because of onetime cost, quick setup, low cost, user-friendly, and highly customizable.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Editing and Producing Podcasts

The E-Learning Curve

As I discussed last time, non-linear editing applications are media editing tools which can randomly access the source material - and that’s it. Typically, audio is either recorded directly to a PC hard drive, or is imported from another source, in the same way as that text is either authored within the a word processor application, or a file is imported from another location. In non-linear editing, the original source files are not lost or modified during editing.

Articulate Storyline: Adding Accessibility Text to an eLearning Image

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

The open source screen reader NVDA is gaining popularity. Here's how easy it is to add accessibility text (also known as Alternate text) to a Storyline image: With an image selected, go to the far right of the Ribbon's  Format  tab and click the menu to the right of  Size.

6 Best LMS Platforms for Your Online Education Website

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

You’ve open-source LMS options, as well as hosted LMS platforms that claim to offer much more than their open-source competitors. Open-source vs. Cloud-Based LMS Platforms. Open Source LMS platforms. Source – blackboard.com.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Audio Editing + Audacity

The E-Learning Curve

Previously in this series of E-Learning Curve Blog posts about Podcasting for E-Learning, I discussed downloading and installing the open source audio editor called Audacity. A document can be opened into a window, which represents a paper copy of the document placed on the desktop. The Scenario: The source audio is a short piece of recorded voice-over of the presenter counting from one through ten.

My 10 Ten Tools for Learning

Learning Rocks

Most of the time people read eBooks on PC screens, mostly on screens in portrait format, and PowerPoint is set up to do this well. It's slow, a resource hog and really is only there to open the web to me. evaluation rapid tools marketplace articulate c4lpt Moodle LMSs elearning wikis open source silly excitement thought leaders social learning

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My 10 Ten Tools for Learning

Learning Rocks

Most of the time people read eBooks on PC screens, mostly on screens in portrait format, and PowerPoint is set up to do this well. It's slow, a resource hog and really is only there to open the web to me. Tags: evaluation rapid tools marketplace articulate c4lpt Moodle LMSs elearning wikis open source silly excitement thought leaders social learning

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How To Start an Online School in 5 Simple Steps

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Engage in a flexible manner – You can teach or provide information to your students in different formats that are more engaging and meaningful. Open Source LMS. Closed-Source LMS. Open Source LMS. WordPress is a popular example of an open source LMS.

S1000D: Defined, Explained, and Explored

Use of IETMs for Navy Air Force Defence

S1000D is the European standard of technical publications or technical documentation being followed in Aerospace since 1980, which uses CSDB, a Common source database which is used for preparing, managing, and publishing technical information for a warship, or Aerospace, or even Civil airlines too.

With Gratitude…

MakingBetter

These are measureable outcomes of an open source community that has been lovingly and painstakingly attended by the US Department of Defense and its particular initiative, Advanced Distributed Learning. It is proving that open government practices, a pro-entrepreneurial approach and an authentic embrace of open source can stimulate innovation, enable implemented approaches to complex and serious challenges, and catalyze economic opportunities.

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