When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

G-Cube

You love Microsoft! 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. Open Source Vs. Proprietary LMS TCO.

Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

eLearning 24-7

It should be free – 100%. Hence: Below are products that are either open source free or free or free with limited functionality. Open Meetings - based on Google code. Webcast Academy – free from the University of Toronto, who created it. Communiclique – right now for free, video and web con. Yugma - free up to 20 participants, other options available but are fee based.

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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. =>

Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.

Learning Cafe

Using Open Source approach is one such opportunity which should be given serious consideration. Let us first talk about the open source approach and how you probably use it without being aware of it. So what is the open source approach ? In production and development, open source is a philosophy that promotes free redistribution and access to an end product’s design and implementation details.

Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Source – a conversation with Sakai’s Executive Director

Learning Visions

Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. The following are my notes from Part 1 of the webinar: The Truth About Open Source: A conversation with Michael Korcuska, Executive Director of Sakai. The Truth About Open Source Who writes the code? Is it really free? And other burning questions about source… Poll #1: How many of you currently use open source LMS? Is it really free?

FREE Alternative to Microsoft Project

LearnDash

For those of you who have used, or actively use, Microsoft Project, you know how awesome it is. However, Microsoft Project is pricey, and only comes with some editions of Microsoft Office – so how can you manage that big training development program? Easy: use the free alternative to Microsoft Project – OpenProj ! OpenProj is an open-source software solution that mimics the interface of Microsoft Project.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

Unicorn Training

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. This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. MARY is an open-source, multilingual Text-to-Speech Synthesis platform written in Java.

Free-to-use e-learning development 12: Microsoft Producer

The E-Learning Curve

Today, I'm moving from the realm of open source software proper into the domain of free-to-use e-learning software. Free-to-use e-learning development 12: Microsoft Producer is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning authoring t authoring tools content authoring gratis libre debate media Microsoft Producer

10 free social learning platforms

Ed App

In this article, we will take a look at ten different social learning platforms that are free for teachers and learners. Now let’s take a look at some of the free platforms available. Free social learning platforms. Give EdApp a go and sign up for free.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. So feel free to bookmark this page, so you can return periodically for updates. Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work Solutions. via Microsoft Teams.

23 Free eLearning Resources Loved by L&D Teams

gomo learning

Continuing on the theme of saving eLearning designers time and money , the Gomo team has been sifting through the internet’s many libraries of free and open-source images, videos, sound files, fonts, templates, and software. Free Images. Free eLearning Templates.

20 Free Online Resources and Software Every Students Should Know

Pinlearn

Massive Open Online Courses, online academies & software have sprung up as the most logical evolutionary entities that can help students focus on self-driven instructions, customized content and resource management. In this post, I shall give a brief rundown of 20 free educational resources for students. This online resource pool houses many valuable openly licensed textbooks. A vast majority of books are available for free in digital formats.

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? They have collaborative Apps, tons of free services and they let developers/anyone run freely with their widgets. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:14 PM Labels: facebook 2comments: Davidsaid. No, Google is.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

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. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. Free Stock Photos (Update 10/28/2010: suggested by Queralt Suñé ) Nearly 100% of their Royalty Free photos are Free Download.

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11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

If you are thinking of creating an educational game but don't want to invest a lot of money, you can try out these free software programs (or free for 30 days in some cases), some are 2D and some are 3D. Or, if you are in Dr. Kapp's Instructional Game Design Class, you may want to consider one of these free programs for the educational game you are developing as a final project. Panda3D is Open Source and free for any purpose, including commercial ventures.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

And every so often, some great software comes along that saves time and frustration and can be downloaded for free. Here’s a list of free software downloads I’ve collected that I wanted to share with readers—some I’ve used and others have been recommended. It works on all platforms and is probably the most popular free audio program around. Open Office. I keep hearing good things about Open Office. Primo PDF has a free and paid version.

ID and e-Learning Links (4/6/14)

Experiencing eLearning

tags: projectmanagement tools free google. Five free Microsoft Project alternatives – TechRepublic. Free options for managing projects. Some are open source. Learning CSI: Learning Needs Investigation | Learning Rebels. Approaching needs analysis as an “investigation” without assuming that a course is always the right solution. tags: learning training analysis performanceconsulting performancesupport instructionaldesign.

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Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Also, here’s a link to the 200 free rapid elearning tutorials I posted a while back. Audacity : free open source audio recording and editing software. Creative Commons audio : good sites to get free audio for your courses. CCMixter , The Freesound Project , OpSound , Free Music Archive , and Jamendo. Musicshake and TuneAround are free tools that let you easily create your own music and soundtracks. dafont.com : free and inexpensive fonts.

Free learning & development webinars for September 2017

Limestone Learning

Why not try one of the free one-hour webinars being offered this month? Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: Using Team Coaching to Maximize Performance (Free for ATD members) As executive coaching develops into a mature practice, the transfer and use of coaching skills with entire teams is a necessary area of growth. Monday, September 25, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: How to Choose the Right Credential (Free for ATD members) Looking for a way to give your career a boost?

Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

LinkedIn , especially LinkedIn groups, is a source for many useful conversations and resources. Microsoft Word isn’t exactly the most glamorous tool here, but it is a tool I use regularly for design documents, storyboards, and other projects for clients. Microsoft PowerPoint isn’t particularly exciting either, but it’s still a tool I use for storyboard, mockups, simple graphics, flowcharts, and more.

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Things to know about HoloLens 2 Headset

CHRP-INDIA

As Julia white vice president of Microsoft Azure’s said the first HoloLens has transformed the work at construction sites, factory floors and classrooms into more advanced technology. Microsoft also has announced that open-source web browser company Mozilla was creating a prototype Firefox reality browser for HoloLens2. Microsoft and its mixed-reality partners are developing applications for HoloLens 2. It includes free trails of Unity Pro software.

What is the future of developer marketing and developer relations? Find out on June 9th with SlashData.

Appsembler

Previous Future Developer Summits have explored how to build world-class developer relations teams, how to design developer personas, how to engage open source developers, and how to create exceptional developer documentation.

Paradiso lms vs Sunbird LMS

Paradiso

It is an open source LMS which offers various codes free of cost. Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Paradiso LMS vs Sunbird LMS: Which LMS Better Suits your Learning Needs?

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Oh.this does not bode well for Microsoft.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A Collection of Top Ten Lists / Predictions Posts (feel free to add your own!) | Main | Tell me your latest/greatest books on learning. » January 14, 2008 Oh.this does not bode well for Microsoft. I can barely run Opera or Firefox with a few tabs open on an Intel Core Duo 2.16

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Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

It is an open-source learning management system designed to offer the best experience to learners that provides unprecedented data security. A free LMS, Moodle can be used in its vanilla version endlessly.

Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

It is an open-source learning management system designed to offer the best experience to learners that provides unprecedented data security. A free LMS, Moodle can be used in its vanilla version endlessly.

Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

It is an open-source learning management system designed to offer the best experience to learners that provides unprecedented data security. A free LMS, Moodle can be used in its vanilla version endlessly.

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | September 15, 2020

Mike Taylor

Get Office Lens – Microsoft Store — www.microsoft.com. Promptr is a great, easy to use, and free browser-based TelePrompter. Singlelink – A free & open-source Linktree alternative — singlelink.co It’s FREE. Free to start.

A peak under eFront’s hood

eFront

We’ll just give you a high level description of what powers eFront, the software analogous of opening the hood of a Ferrari to take a peak at its engine; you don’t need to be mechanic to appreciate that. eFront is distributed as an Open Source project, in the form of “eFront community edition” Open Source, in case you’ve missed the whole Linux thing, refers software that’s available for free, both as in free beer and as in freedom.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | February 26, 2020

Mike Taylor

A Guide to Cloud Fonts in Microsoft Office 365. This is still true of older versions of PowerPoint 2016 and earlier) Microsoft has made this much less of an issue with Cloud Fonts. Learning moves at the speed of conversation.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A Collection of Top Ten Lists / Predictions Posts (feel free to add your own!)

Mark Oehlert

think one is WAY wrong!) | Main | Oh.this does not bode well for Microsoft. » January 11, 2008 A Collection of Top Ten Lists / Predictions Posts (feel free to add your own!) Im a big collector of these.please feel free to add your own favorites in the comments section. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Two Very Different Views of Publishing (heres a hint.I

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 2, 2020

Mike Taylor

This article takes a quick look at how mathematics is not the ultimate source of design truth. Did you know that you can record your PC screen using Microsoft PowerPoint? We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. Benjamin Franklin. Happy Friday!

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #3

Mike Taylor

Remove Image Background: 100% automatically – in 5 seconds – without a single click – for free. Tettra — Tettra is a free internal knowledge base and wiki for Microsoft teams. Create your audio creative in three easy steps, for free! Large set of open source illustrations.

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Technology Skills for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

Free Trials. Both of these tools offer free trials. Try to storyboard or plan a sample to develop before downloading the trial so you can get the most out of your free trial time. You can find free tutorials on YouTube and other sites. You can try Moodle for free (or even install it on your own server if you’re ambitious). Canvas also allows a free trial. I use the open source tool Audacity for audio editing. Microsoft Office.

eLearning Conferences 2012

eFront

An explanation for the format of the list can be found HERE Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Connect with us on LinkedIn Free eLearning Resources Visit our channel on YouTube Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change ; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. No liability is assumed for any errors that may have been introduced inadvertently during the assembly of this free conference list.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Web-based Replacements for MSFT Project

Mark Oehlert

Webware story ) "If you use Microsoft Project, you might want to seriously consider three alternatives that run completely on the Web. In addition to supporting more contemporary features right now, and getting updated with even newer gadgets more frequently than Microsoft can muster, these products, being completely Web-based, offer much more robust collaboration tools."

LMS Selection Guide for Training Businesses

AbaraLMS

For example, choosing an open-source LMS for distributing your training content to large enterprise customers may be a poor choice. Having an LMS which is cloud-hosted on Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure makes a lot of sense from a future-proofing perspective.

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