Where are open source learning applications?

Tony Karrer

Good post by Harold Jarche - Where are open source learning applications? In it he points to the learning space and says that the current status of open-source learning applications is: Innovators - Elgg Learning Landscape and several others Early Adopters - Moodle and a few others Early Majority - nobody Late Majority - forget about it I would tend to agree with him that there are relatively few open-source learning applications, but would add a few thoughts.

Game Changing Training

Your Training Edge

Gartner had projected by 2015, 90 percent of the world’s business would be using open source software. This software differs from freeware and shareware and can be defined as both the idea and application of making program source code openly accessible.

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Question: Tracking CBTs

Experiencing eLearning

My experience has mostly been in higher ed, so I’ve always needed to do grading or more tracking than what this reader needs: I am the sole person involved with e-Learning in my branch, and I am mostly limited to using freeware. Is there an open source solution that isn’t a full LMS but does what’s needed here? A reader asked a question that I’m not really sure how to answer.

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Top 10 eLearning Resources You May Not Have Thought Of

eLearning Brothers

This open source toolkit enables you to produce interactive learning materials in a productive online environment. Wink is a freeware for creating tutorials and presentations aimed at instructing how to use software. Guest post by Robert Morris.

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

Kapp Notes

Panda3D is Open Source and free for any purpose, including commercial ventures. Game Maker comes preloaded with a collection of freeware images and sounds to get you started. If the software does not have the requirements you need you can program it with the source.

Free e-learning: The Top 10 barriers to adoption

From the Coleface

Integration with existing systems: the freeware has probably been built to do one job by developers who are unfamiliar with or unconstrained by corporate systems. Installation costs: although the code for Moodle and other software may be free, installing it can be as expensive as a proprietary LMS e.g. Open University has spent over £1m installing and customising its Moodle LMS.

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Software for Starving Students - sweet!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Windows and Mac only: Software for Starving Students has released a 2007 edition of its collection of freeware and open-source software. Lifehacker has a great link to this download of usefull software. Sure students are strapped for cash, but schools are too. What a great little set of tools for educators as well.

Review of ASTD International Trade Expo

eLearning 24-7

Pearson not letting people know about their open source LMS that is in the works – you had to specifically ask them. I would play this at home – too many game based learning solutions look like freeware or the old Atari games from the 80s. With great anticipation I entered the huge expo at ASTD International show earlier this week. Lots of vendors, lots of potential. However with hope comes disappointment, and that disappointment appeared numerous times.

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye LMSs

eLearning 24-7

It looks like freeware. Maybe these systems believe that their platform is open source and everyone knows coding and programming. One of the things many people do not know about the infamous Beverly Hills is that there used to be a town crier (you know some dude dressed up in some coat with tails) who would welcome people as they drove into the area – specifically rodeo drive. .

Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

100% freeware software. CamStudio is open source, free software, to create AVI videos of all audio and video activity on your screen. Ezvid is freeware video and screen capture software. Videos are excellent tools for visual and auditory learners.