Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

One of the areas that always gain interest and usage are open source systems, that is to say, free open source code (some are not), to which any organization, company, educational setting, government and so forth can build their own system (often noted as home-grown) and do what they wish with it.

Mythbusters: Open Source Software Edition

Lambda Solutions

Open source software is used by some of the world’s top organizations, like McDonalds, the US Department of Defense, and Google. You don’t have to look hard to find out why, as the benefits of open source software are endless. Open Source learning management systems cost less, they are highly flexible and they are more secure. Despite these positive features, there seems to be some common misconceptions surrounding open source technology.

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Open Source LMS: The Free LMS that isn’t Free!

Paradiso

Some smart techies in your organization might have suggested going for an Open Source LMS. Open source what.? Free LMS… Praise the Lord for the ‘ Open Source LMS ’. An open source LMS is free because you don’t have to pay a fee to own its code. That justifies the name ‘open source’. We are going to rain on your parade a little by giving you a deeper insight into your potential use of the open source LMS.

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

I already have spoke ad naseum about the pros and cons of any free open source platform, so my criteria on what I feel are the best 10 free open source systems are presented below. The reason I state “free” open source, is because “open source” itself is not necessarily free. I’m not talking about your customization of it, rather that with some companies they charge for you to use their open source code.

Open Source Captivate Customizations

Adobe Captivate

As I move more in this direction, focusing on mobile and measuring learning with Google Analytics, the tools are getting more complicated and exciting. I am working on getting Firebase Authentication to function so a user can log in with Google, Facebook etc., so we can store custom variables on Google Firestore and retrieve them across multiple devices. Updates to content will be automatic, because I am hosting mobile friendly web pages on Google Cloud Platform.

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. Yes, it sounds like a good idea, but if you own a business or run an association, you might want to think twice about open source. What does open source mean? Source code must be included. Share this on Google+.

Best Open Source Helpdesk System for your Website

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

Then go for an open-source help desk solution! Open Source Help Desk System in a Nutshell. Hence, an open-source help desk will be available for maximal customization or you can use the system the way it is. Why do you require an open-source helpdesk system?

DevCorner: “Open Source” at TechSmith

TechSmith Camtasia

This is the place for i nterviews with our devs, source code samples, and an inside peek at some of the cool stuff we’re working on… The Problem. Ben Rhodes, Senior Software Engineer (far left); Kelly Rush, Snagit for Google Chrome Product Owner; Josh Holnagel, Instructional Designer. The Current “Open Source” Solution. When features have this type of cross product appeal they often become “TechSmith open source” projects.

Should I Open Source Captivate Customizations?

Adobe Captivate

As I move more in this direction, focusing on mobile and measuring learning with Google Analytics, the tools are getting more complicated and exciting. I am working on getting Firebase Authentication to function so a user can log in with Google, Facebook etc., so we can store custom variables on Google Firestore and retrieve them across multiple devices. Updates to content will be automatic, because I am hosting mobile friendly web pages on Google Cloud Platform.

Updates On HTML5 From Google I/O

Upside Learning

At Google I/O event last year HTML 5 capabilities were demonstrated to developers for the first time. This year at the Google I/O some important announcements have been made which will make HTML 5 development easier across different browsers. . 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.

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Top Open-Source LMS in 2020 to enhance your learning experience

PSB

One of the best choices is to run open-source LMS first to have a wide view of its capacities. Let’s take a look at some of the top open-source LMS out there. Open Source LMSs can also be converted to social learning platforms.

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

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. The project is hosted at Google Code.

Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

So, when I sat down to talk with Dr Asheesh Choksi, technology consultant and architect, about Moodle, he gave me a 12-point program to add value to Moodle - which was quite an eye opener. This can be done using Google Gears to some extent, or with the Harbinger Offline Player all the way up to SCORM compatible tracking. These devices are supported using MLE Moodle, an opens ource plugin for iOS and Android.

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. BigBluebutton - based on Google Code, targets academia, specifically higher education. Bosco’s Screen Share - just a screen share program, open source. Tags: Open Source Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning web conferencing webinars web meetings

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? And other burning questions about source… Poll #1: How many of you currently use open source LMS? 5% currently use one 95% do not use an open source LMS.

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. =>

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. 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. A couple of weeks back we posted about Silverlight posing some (at this time, actually little) competition to Flash.

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eLearning Security: How to Keep Data Protected in Your Open Source LMS

eThink Education

On the Moodle or Totara Learn opensource LMS platform s , there are 6 layers of protection. To learn more about the difference between opensource and closed-source LMS systems, read “ Open-Source vs. Closed-Source: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses is Important.”

Google releases open source browser

Jay Cross

Google just brought out an open source browser. Google Chrome leverages Google’s knowledge of page popularity, mal sights, pfishers, and so on, but the new browser sounds like it breaks new ground in flexibility, speed, and robustness. Google enlisted the wonderful Scott McCloud to pen a elaborate cartoon that digs into the details. Hear that? It’s the web world being turned upside down.

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). I did tweet a few of these sites and if you follow me, you can review my past tweets and locate them or search Google or any other search engine for the sites. Tags: E-Learn Info Open Source PENS SCORM Uncategorized e-learning elearning m-learning mobile learning

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). I did tweet a few of these sites and if you follow me, you can review my past tweets and locate them or search Google or any other search engine for the sites. Uncategorized e-learning elearning Open Source SCORM m-learning mobile learning PENS E-Learn Info

Internet Time Blog » Google releases open source browser

Jay Cross

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. 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. A couple of weeks back we posted about Silverlight posing some (at this time, actually little) competition to Flash.

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5 Awesome Google Fonts & Other Typography Treats

eLearning Brothers

Google Fonts is a great resource for free, open-source typefaces. Here are 5 great choices: Open Sans. Open Sans was designed by Steve Matteson and comes in 10 different styles, from light to extra bold. One thing I like about Google fonts is that if you go to each font’s detail page, you’ll find a list of popular pairings with that font. Blog eLearning Featured Graphic Design Resources Resources fonts free fonts google fonts typography

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Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/10/2011 Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners The most of you already know that I am a great fun of open source software and free e-Learning resources: 14 Free and Open Source Authoring Tools 8 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools 31 Free e-Learning Books However, sometimes it worth to spend money especially if you are a beginner.

Google Ditches Course Builder, Turns to edX

LearnDash

Not too long ago, I did a short review of the Google MOOC building platform , Course Builder. The verdict of that review essentially stating that Google has made an “okay” start, but the program could stand a bit of a face-lift. Well, rather than a face-lift, it appears that the Google have decided to scrap the project altogether and head in another direction. It’s hard to say at this point the role Google will take in the continued development of edX.

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Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. =>

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. Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning View more presentations from Christopher Pappas.

Adapt Hangout lifts the lid on multi-device elearning

Sponge UK

Adapt is a free and easy to use elearning authoring tool that creates fully responsive, multi-device, HTML5 elearning content using the open source Adapt framework. Established in 2013 and developed by a collaborative team, Adapt allows people to create single version content that works across multiple types of devices. Some of the project leaders are coming together to answer questions about the technology in a discussion hosted on Google Hangouts.

Google Classroom or Moodle – Which is the Better Option for You?

Hurix Digital

Though these two platforms serve a similar purpose, Google classroom vs Moodle comparison helps us understand the different approaches towards online learning. Through this article, we will draw a comparison of Google classroom vs Moodle and understand which can cater to your needs better.

This Week On #TalkTech: Game Based Learning, Human Computer Interaction and Google’s Authoring Tool

Bottom-Line Performance

Topic 3: How can Google’s new open source authoring tool benefit corporate learning? Given the growing popularity of MOOCs (massively open online courses), this was only a matter of time. Google now offers a free authoring tool for creating online courses. Google Launched an Open Source Authoring Tool. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.

Make Corporate Learning More Relevant With AI

CLO Magazine

Case in point: Google has done amazing work with the game Go. Google” problem: Patients searching the internet about their health concerns come up with erroneous information that drives real doctors nuts. Open-source e-learning platforms can make it easier to swap new content in to address new developments and also has the advantage of not being a “black box.” In the corporate world, training is often an end unto itself.

Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013

eFront

A vote for Google will be a vote for Google Search, so if you want to vote for other Google tools, you will need to name them individually, e.g. Google Docs/Drive, Google Scholar, Google Maps, etc. A vote for Google Apps will be for the badged collection of Google Apps for Business or Education, not a generic term for all Google applications. eLearning Learning Open Source Tools learning management system Learning Technology LMS

2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

eLearning 24-7

Under this mobile learning misrepresentation, I can tell you that nearly every system out there – can make this argument – because if you can open up Safari and go to the vendor’s web site and then into your SaaS based LMS – then guess what? Click on the app and your default browser opens and off you go. As I often say to folks, what is the point of having an app, if all it does is open up my browser. Open Source Commercial.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Google Docs

Learning Visions

Monday, June 18, 2007 Google Docs I played around a bit with Google Docs this weekend. Well, I actually worked with Google Docs this weekend. Inspired by recent posts from Harold Jarche and another one today from Wild Apricot on using Google Docs in nonprofits (thanks to Michele Martin for the link). Now I see that you can publish a Google Doc right to my blog, so Im going to try that now. I dont see in Google Docs a way to do this.

Google Slides: The ULTIMATE guide

BrightCarbon

Whether you’re a student, in business, or a software pro, there’s little doubt that you’ve heard of Google Slides. As presentation enthusiasts (to say the least), we at BrightCarbon have had plenty of opportunity to get to know the ins and outs of Google’s browser-based presentation tool. However, while the name may ring a bell, we know that many of you won’t have had the time to delve deep into Google Slides’ functionality. Google Slides

Google’s Stadia holds promises in Serious Games, VR and Mixed Reality

Playware Studios

Google recently announced , It’s next-generation gaming platform. At this point you may ask; “What makes Google’s announcement so special?” For beginners, Google service launches with over 10 Tflops of graphics performance. The service is hosted on Google’s high bandwidth, low latency global network. What if I told you that Stadia is open source?

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