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?

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.

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.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Information technology has brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, whether stimulating greater interaction through the use of collaborative tools, videoconferencing with international experts, or opening virtual worlds for exploration.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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.”

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Keeping Your Fingers on the eLearningPulse

Learning Visions

Thursday, August 16, 2007 Keeping Your Fingers on the eLearningPulse Thanks to Google Alerts, I stumbled across another everything-eLearning feed aggregator: eLearningPulse. eLearningPulse is "Your daily source for all things eLearning ". This site provides free resources to the eLearning development community, including news, discussion forums, job postings, and more. The site was created by Ben Edwards of Redbird Software and B.J.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. We make them available to our members via our Web sites and from other Web sources, sometimes for free and sometimes for a fee. Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Here is a list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Is Google Analytics the new LMS?! Google Buzz (5).

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?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s Your Max Learning Strategy?

Learning Visions

He talks about the what Google’s CEO Schmidt calls Google’s “max strategy.&# Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, October 01, 2009 What’s Your Max Learning Strategy?

Opinion: Moodle’s Elephant in the Room

LearnDash

The truth is that Moodle acted as an inspiration for our own open-source learning management system. This means looking at the moodle.org site (where the software is available for download and documentation lives) and moodle.com (the founding company behind the open-source software). The site clearly identifies key stakeholders and has a very clean sales presentation. The moodle.com site is great. Simply put: Moodle needs to sell itself better.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Yet More Buzz on Buzzword

Learning Visions

Thursday, August 02, 2007 Yet More Buzz on Buzzword I posted about Buzzword a month or so again and since then, Ive had a lot of traffic to my site. Buzzword beats current Ajax-based offerings like Google Docs and Zoho Writer in both usability and aesthetic impact. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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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.

Social Media Offerings which can b used in Social Learning

eLearning 24-7

Please be aware that this blog is not responsible for any communication/collaboration/image/video or any other item that is seen, read, viewed or heard or in any other manner, as a result of clicking on these links, which go to sites outside of this blog. Social E-Mail - Google Buzz. Forums & Message Boards - ( Something Awful – If you visit the site, please be aware that the language and topics varies from G to PG to R and Beyond).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Back to bloggin

Learning Visions

I kind of lost interest for awhile, but now that Ive got my Google Reader going, Ive become caught up in all the chatter. I actually dared to enter a comment over at Brent Schenklers site yesterday, where I admitted to being a dealer of Crack e-Learning page turners. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, February 08, 2007 Back to bloggin Im gonna try this again.

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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.

CloudCourse – Is it really a learning platform?

Upside Learning

Just very recently Google announced the release of CloudCourse , calling it both an internal learning platform and also a course scheduling system. Built entirely on Google’s App Engine, it is primarily a scheduling platform which integrates with Google Calendar.

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.

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.

Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

eLearning 24-7

I removed any vendor built 100% on free open source or open source whereas it is always 100% customized so that one could build a mega monster or build a 1995 version. If a system was built using a theme from WordPress or other types of blog sites, they were removed too.

eLearning: How to Pick a Font Set

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.

What's in your Pocket? Part I

Learning Developments

The two web phone technologies I've been keeping my eye on are Apple and Google. Apple is a well proven quality product; however, with the announcement from Verizon that they are producing a Google phone this fall, my thoughts are swinging the Google way.

What's in your Pocket? Part I

Learning Developments

The two web phone technologies I've been keeping my eye on are Apple and Google. Apple is a well proven quality product; however, with the announcement from Verizon that they are producing a Google phone this fall, my thoughts are swinging the Google way.

ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter

eFront

Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Google Buzz Labels: ADL , IMS , SCORM 2004 Reactions: 2comments: animsim said. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

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A first look at Sakai 3

Clive on Learning

I've worked for many years with Moodle and Blackboard, but have had absolutely no contact with Sakai, so what he had to show us was interesting: In the development of version 3, they have borrowed ideas from social media sites and built these ideas into the VLE, rather than "going out into the wild." It is possible to create new 'sites' simply by searching for members with certain characteristics. source efforts to provide more generic capabilities.

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What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

Evernote — collect resources from various sites and then save as a web page. Google Blogger. Google Docs , Etherpad — collaborative writing. Google+ Hangouts. Google+ Hangouts — can be used to hold virtual office hours. Google Analytics.

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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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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Learning Management Systems to Look Out For in 2016

Paradiso

This open source LMS can be customized to a T with the help of interoperable plug-ins and the resultant project can be shared without any licensing fees. So, you get your LMS free, on an open source and one that is rapidly growing and innovating to give you a unique user experience.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Spyware Alert - Thx to DArcy Norman

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Games trainers play" (Washington Business Journal) | Main | Foucault, Control and the LMS » April 21, 2007 Spyware Alert - Thx to DArcy Norman A big shout out to DArcy Norman for noticing that Sitemeter (yes, I know Im not linking to it.thats on purpose), a web site analytics tool that I also have been using, has recently begun "inserting cookies for an advertising company.

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

Open Source not Proprietary like Flash. Google Chrome, Microsoft IE9 and Apple Safari supports h.264, a proprietary format. Chrome also supports VP8 – proprietary only to Google. Can I see HTML5 sites now? not live) and Google Chrome (you need the latest version, which is in beta, but can be downloaded and works). Opera , you can only see a few HTML5 sites. What if I have one of those browsers, but the site is not HTML5 or supports HTML5?