Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

Open source software is a great example. 10 years ago we would occasionally cross paths with corporate LMS buyers who were evaluating commercial systems side-by-side with open source platforms. Early open source learning systems were viable for academic applications.

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. What does open source mean?

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Podcast 23: Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara

Talented Learning

EPISODE 23 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Open source development methodologies are rapidly transforming every corner of the software community. But when should organizations choose an open source LMS platform as the backbone for extended enterprise learning ?

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Everyone loves free, especially with software. Free software should be in a class by itself, because it often rumbles into three areas: 100% free with no watermarks, limited features/capabilities. 100% free but with limited features (if you want those gone you pay for it). 100% free but with limitations (and you cannot upgrade – some ATs actually do this – with the goal of you buying another of their products). Feel free to marvel. FREE.

Podcast 31: Inside Open Source Learning Systems – With eThink CEO Brian Carlson

Talented Learning

For example, today we welcome a leader in the open source learning community, Brian Carlson , Co-Founder and CEO of eThink Education. Join us as we discuss the latest developments in open source learning systems. Open source learning systems are widely used.

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. As a user you are free to use the software without paying license fees (see GPL license ).

Open-Source Learning: How Moodle Makes Learning Accessible & Adaptable

eThink Education

Open source , for many, is a bit of a nerve-racking term. Open source as it pertains to Learning Management Systems (LMS) essentially means that the code is freely available for anyone to download and use anytime and anywhere in the world. High-quality LMS support.

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. Ithaka S+R monitors and assesses the quality of courses on various MOOC platforms. Before delving into the details of best open-source eLearning software and MOOC platforms, let me mention a few stats that would help you have a chuckle: To launch edX, Harvard and MIT invested a whopping $60 million. Some MOOC platforms also provide free courses but take a little fee for certifications. What is the MOOC platform?

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

eFront

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. Free for personal use !

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. Ekiga – VOIP and Web Conferencing, HD Quality – nice! Communiclique – right now for free, video and web con. however it is easy to dl and free, will work with a web cam.

Pros and cons: proprietary, open-source, and cloud-based LMS

Matrix

Plus, the source code is not made available to clients, which means that customizing your internal learning portal is closer to a dream than to reality. Open-source LMS. An open-source LMS is easy to use and also customizable. It may not be that free, after all.

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. I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

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?

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. What your clients say about the quality of support that you offer? What is one of the reasons that SMEs choose eFront as an eLearning solution?

Free e-Learning books

eFront

> If you know a free e-Learning book that is not included in the list please I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link to that book. -- -- CU Online Handbook - University of Colorado Denver (Update 12/06/2010: suggested by PRL ) Do you currently teach online?

Why you should embrace open source

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Innovation Happens Elsewhere: Open Source as Business Strategy by Ron Goldman and Richard Gabriel. Online, free , very good reading. The reasons to engage with open source include the following: * Getting high-quality, free software and software design and development help.

How to Improve Audio Quality with Audacity

LearnUpon

Poor audio quality is one of the most frustrating things you can subject your learners to. Not everyone has access to studio quality equipment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have great audio in your training courses. Here are some tips that will help: Use a good quality microphone.

FREE Alternative to Snagit

LearnDash

Any instructional designer knows the importance of having a quality screen capture tool available at the click of a button. If you are a budget seeker, then there is a fantastic open-source option available that has many features that are similar to Snagit.

FREE Alternative to Adobe Illustrator

LearnDash

Anyone who is serious about making effective, stimulating visuals in their learning content knows the importance of incorporating professional quality images, graphs, and diagrams. free training tools

FREE Alternative to Adobe Illustrator

LearnDash

Anyone who is serious about making effective, stimulating visuals in their learning content knows the importance of incorporating professional quality images, graphs, and diagrams. free training tools

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.

Webinar: Picture Perfect – Improving Graphics Quality in Storyline

eLearning Brothers

Feel free to try them out in Storyline 2 and report back on your results. A – We tested three of them: Gimp, Open Office, and Inkscape. All three of these are open source, but unfortunately only Inkscape can export to an.emf.

Paid vs Free LMS: Which one do you need?

TalentLMS

There’s just one hill you need to climb first, and that’s deciding whether to use a free LMS or a paid one. But before you put on your virtual climbing boots and prepare to tackle the pros and cons of free LMS software, let’s explore what ‘free’ really means.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

And I’m increasingly impressed by the quality of content in some LMS blogs. Build vs. Buy: How to Make a Stress-Free Software Decision. 10 Common Myths About Open Source. Open source LMS Totara topped our list of 2016 learning industry thought leaders.

Free L&D webinars for May 2019

Limestone Learning

Check out one of the free one-hour webinars available this month. Yet, you are unable to build and sustain the critical relationships you need because you don’t have much free time available after accounting for the day-to-day responsibilities of your office and your family life.

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Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

I've just trawled through the working and reworking of ideas spawned by Chris Anderson's book Free. If it costs nothing to make, then you give it away Free. There are various broadsides levelled at the likes of publishers for daring to complain that people might reasonably be expected to pay for reading news or what have you, but there are counterclaims that Free TV is struggling (has anyone called an ambulance for ITV?) Yet I have not seen free elearning content.

Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

I've just trawled through the working and reworking of ideas spawned by Chris Anderson's book Free. If it costs nothing to make, then you give it away Free. There are various broadsides levelled at the likes of publishers for daring to complain that people might reasonably be expected to pay for reading news or what have you, but there are counterclaims that Free TV is struggling (has anyone called an ambulance for ITV?) Yet I have not seen free elearning content.

CaboPress Review and How to Run a Quality Mastermind Event Chris Lema Style

LifterLMS

This episode of LMScast is a CaboPress review and how to run a quality mastermind event Chris Lema style with co-founders of LifterLMS , Chris Badgett and Thomas Levy. It’s open. We’re kind of enmeshed in the open source community of WordPress.

Free L&D webinars for September 2018

Limestone Learning

New learning helps too, and September is full of free webinars that can add to your knowledge stores! The key to learning success in these instances, though, is getting this high-quality material to trainees as quickly as possible. " Joe Chosun University " by ??? is Public Domain.

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.

Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

If you feel like you’re on the back foot and could use a little coaching, why not check out a free webinar or two and get some fresh ideas? This webinar will discuss: The fundamental differences between an open-source LMS and a closed-source platform.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Free Articulate & Moodle Seminars in Boston and Chicago

Learning Visions

Monday, May 11, 2009 Free Articulate & Moodle Seminars in Boston and Chicago Are you in Boston or Chicago? Delivering Quality at Speed - Articulate & Moodle This seminar will focus on getting the best out of Articulate and Moodle with case studies from Motorola, BP, Apple and McDonalds.

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Free L&D webinars for February 2018

Limestone Learning

That’s why these free one-hour webinars are so handy. Thursday, February 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: ATD Research: 2017 State of the Industry (Free for ATD members) The State of the Industry report is ATD’s definitive review of training and development trends.

Free L&D webinars for December 2017

Limestone Learning

If you still have work to do, and you need a little inspiration, look no further than this month’s list of free webinars. Why supporting continuous learning, open communication, and “anytime, anywhere” collaboration is critical. This Welcome Keynote is open to all TMN members.

Free learning & development webinars for September 2017

Limestone Learning

Why not try one of the free one-hour webinars being offered this month? Adopting an open-source Learning Management System (LMS) like Moodle or Totara helps you manage your team’s learning and reduces the time you spend creating and maintaining the learning program.