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.

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?

Trending Sources

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. The project is hosted at Google Code.

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

eFront

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. So, let see the list of the free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. =>

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.

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 can list them if this of interest, but there are plenty of sites that provide this information. Sites containing iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows 7 and CE OS apps that you can download for free; again there are a significant number of sites that provide this information.

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 can list them if this of interest, but there are plenty of sites that provide this information. Sites containing iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows 7 and CE OS apps that you can download for free; again there are a significant number of sites that provide this information.

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.

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When is it time to switch from a free to a paid web analytics solution?

InsiderHub

You might be new to the Web analytics scene, but if you’ve ever had anything to do with the analysis of Web user behavior, you’ve no doubt heard of Google Analytics (GA), the “Big Predecessor” of them all. Need help using the site?

Elearning applications

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year! The project is hosted at Google Code.

eFront sites to check out

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 3/30/2010 eFront sites to check out Here are a few eFront sites you might check to get a few ideas about your own implementation.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

eLearning 24-7

Top Three Open Source LMSs of 2013-14. Moodle - Whether you like it or not, the system still reigns supreme for free open source. But, as we all know, nothing is ever really free, so if you go open source make sure you have the resources to invest to make it robust. Open Elms – The first free open source LMS, geared specifically for business. Numerous vendors posted a full demo of their product on my lmsdemos.com site.

Virtual Reality – The Reality is that VR is not ready for real time learning (at least not yet)

eLearning 24-7

After all, if you read the sites and blogs who discuss VR especially in the classroom, it’s just around the corner. Google Glass. Anyway, I bet you remember when Google Glass was all the rage especially when folks in learning and training. In fact, just a couple of weeks ago I read a post discussing Google Glass and how it will transform learning. Google Cardboard. Let’s assume you spent $10 on Google Cardboard. Virtual Reality.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

All the Open source systems – again you must add TinCan API on your own. Latitude Learning – only if you have the open source solution and you must add TinCan API on your own. APIs of various social sites with Linkedin growing at a quick pace.

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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. Google. Let’s say though you do not want to add the specific site in your LMS, etc. Search for restaurants in Google and Google Maps shows up with the various restaurants on the map. Uses Google Docs. Many do, because surprisingly they do not mention it on their web site or literature.

Open Badges: What it is and Why it Matters

LearnDash

The problem is, these achievements are “stuck” on the sites on which they are issued. Today’s online user is often a member of multiple sites that issue points & badges. To help accomplish this, the Mozilla Open Badges initiative was born.

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Over 150 Free Fonts to Use in Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

So today, we’ll look at how to get 174 free fonts from Google. Google Web Fonts. Google has been actively promoting web fonts through an open source initiative. You can learn more about this from the Google Web Fonts blog. Preview fonts from site.

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. Open Source doesn’t mean amateurish.

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.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

No longer are you stuck with the fonts the vendor has included – now you can add Google fonts or other font sets. There is a product on the market called Adapt Learning which is an open source authoring tool for mobile built on framework from Kineo.

Video Learning Platforms

eLearning 24-7

APIs – as in their (video learning platform itself) API is open. One flat fee – Appears in open source platforms. Be aware that an open source platform is just how you imagine it – you have to fully customize it. Flashback.

eLearning: How to Pick a Font Set

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

If you know for a fact that your design will be viewed on a large, high-resolution machine, your design options open up pretty drastically. Let Google help you! Google has an interesting, and underutilized, Fonts page. If you like this Google method you have a few options.

21 top elearning communities

Sponge UK

Google+. Google+. The eLN is the number one source for guidance on best practice and future trends in technology-based learning and development at work, with over 3000 members in the UK and beyond.”. Google+. Focus : learning design 18 EdTech Google+. Google+.

Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning

eFront

How To Design Custom PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning (Plus 8 Free Templates) DigiTale s by Bernajean Porter Storyboard Templates and Resources by MinuteBio Really Fast Storyboarding for E-Learning Projects by Dr. Thomas Welsh ( MSWORD document containing storyboard ) Open Source Software for Storyboarding Celtx is an open source software that you can download and use it for free.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

eLearning 24-7

Open source systems are included, but not “customized shops or botique firms from customized Moodle per se that you pay” In the 2017 report, the number of vendors explored was 1,000. First off, when you purchase the report, you will be sent to a site to download the whole report (in a zip file due to size). It is in this site, you will be able to create a custom report of the Top 50 LMSs for 2017. Google Play, iTunes, Window Store, Kindle store?

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

Kapp Notes

Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, with financial support from the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Intel Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Google, Iomega and MIT Media Lab research consortia.

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

These conversations became something we called “ BAQON ” — a Brokered, Anonymous acQuaintance Open Network. They collected suggestions on a UserVoice site. ” That said, Rustici Software released the “Project Tin Can” work to open source.

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Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

CamStudio is open source, free software, to create AVI videos of all audio and video activity on your screen. the site claims you can create a professional-looking video in minutes (rather than hours). the ability to publish to Google Drive, Vimeo Pro, and Dropbox.

Advantages of WordPress over Moodle

LearnDash

Open-source software has ushered in a new era of possibilities in the learning space. For a while now, Moodle has been the world’s most popular open-source learning management system. Who would use WordPress instead of using a Moodle site? This also enables you to set up a membership type of site where you can charge for training and even charge for training right at the point of the transaction.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

eLearning 24-7

Open source systems are included, but not “customized shops or botique firms from customized Moodle per se that you pay” In the 2017 report, the number of vendors explored was 1,000. First off, when you purchase the report, you will be sent to a site to download the whole report (in a zip file due to size). It is in this site, you will be able to create a custom report of the Top 50 LMSs for 2017. Google Play, iTunes, Window Store, Kindle store?

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Dimdim has an open source version so developers can integrate it with other software. It also integrates with a few open source eLearning tools. It’s a free and open source application with templates and plugins for enhancements.

e-Learning Glossaries

eFront

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Bamboozled

eLearning 24-7

Authoring tool salesperson or site makes it look so easy to create this interactive course, but unless you have an ID skill set and with tech skills, it won’t happen. Again, tell me up-front that this costs extra, rather than have me see it on your site without notice that it is an add-on or module, or spin it as this is what your product is about, but uh, only if you get the add-on module. Assuming all open source is free.

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.”

“Current Need-to-Know Tools and What’s Around the Corner” Nick Floro #olconf

Learning Visions

WE GOOGLE. Google Hangouts – great way to talk to your team, your SMES. Check out the google hangouts page with video as a background – a way to pull people into the content and engage them. Google Analytics. Google Goggles (different than google glass) – take a picture of something, then it pulls up information on that thing – e.g., the Mona Lisa. Capture & Analyze – take screen shots of your favorite sites and keep a folder on your desktop.

Effectus LMS For effective Employee Training Management and Tracking

CommLab India

The launch of “Effectus”, an LMS based on the open source LMS Moodle, has simplified the lives of administrators and users. Learners can export and integrate the training calendar from Effectus into outlook or Google calendar, informing them of upcoming training events.

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

These are not just trivial materials, but valuable performance support resources, for example: How-to materials at sites like Wiki How – “ the world’s collaborative how-to manua l&# – that provide clear steps on how to do something, e.g. How to add a movie to an iPad.