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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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.

The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Upside Learning

Add to it the fact that its open source which makes it free to use, has made it very popular. But is Moodle or any other open source LMS (there are a few good ones like the ones mentioned here ) really free? So what is a real cost of a free (open source) LMS?

The 5 Best Open Source Learning Management Systems

Your Training Edge

With an open source Learning Management System (LMS), you can customize your experience and programs based on your business goals and department directives, allowing different groups of employees to access hundreds of learning modules. Free, open source software. Open edX.

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 ?

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.

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 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. Customized Open-Source Learning.

7 Questions To Determine If An Open Source LMS Is Best For Your Organization

eLearning Industry

This article features 7 questions to help you determine if an open source LMS is right for your organization. Learning Management Systems LMS Features LMS Selection Open Source LMSSelecting the best LMS is an involved process.

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. million to a research group called Ithaka S+R to conduct a study if MOOC platforms are really helpful to students. 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. Doing so gives credibility and recognition to an openly available MOOC.

Open Source Captivate Customizations

Adobe Captivate

Here are my questions: If I publish all these customizations on Github with an open source license, would you as community members be interested in contributing to the project? Can you help me maintain the github repo? Hello Community, In my previous blog I mentioned how I am using Captivate from a web developer’s point of view.

Three Things Learning Practitioners Can Learn from the Open Source Community

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

So, what can we, as learning practitioners, learn from the open source community? If there were a way of openly sharing small pieces of content for repurposing and reuse, with due acknowledgement to the author, it would help build high quality curricula faster.

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. That helped, but we ran in to the predictable problem: we had too many projects and not enough people to staff them.

Free Open Source LMSs are like Puzzles

eLearning 24-7

Next, you open up the box and find out that the puzzle has 10,000 pieces. It is at that instance you realize you do not have a help desk or support staff to assist folks. I would say open source, but there are systems that provide open source and they are not free. Thus free open source (a proper way) or some platform that is free. e-learning learning management system LMS Open Source free LMS free open source

5 Advantages of an Open Source LMS for Software Training

Appsembler

Currently, both proprietary and open source LMS are vying for dominance in the training space. Are there any benefits to leaning on open source dev kits as opposed to proprietary platforms? Why choose open source LMS when vendors offer an out-of-the-box solution? Let’s dive in and see why open source may be a better choice for most businesses. Understanding Open Source LMS. Open edX (our favorite).

The Right Way To Go About Open Source LMS

Upside Learning

As responses to a recent post where I listed f ive things not to do while selecting an LMS I received a couple of queries about using an Open Source LMS, customizing it to suit the requirements and if it is advisable to do so. There were also questions around the best approach to use an open source LMS and on how to estimate the amount of maintenance such might require on an ongoing basis. A lot has already been written about open source LMSs in multiple contexts.

4 Reasons Why I Contribute to Open Source Projects

Appsembler

— Contributing to open source software is typically considered to be about 3x more difficult due to the extra effort required to make a feature or bug-fix useable for the broader community. Contributing to open source projects give me that platform.

Adapt Open Source eLearning: Join the Community!

Learning Visions

Are you interested in open source? The Adapt Learning Community site is now open at https://community.adaptlearning.org /. This is a great time to get involved for people who are interested in helping to shape this project or simply want to follow our discussions.

Announcing the end-of-life for eFront 3.6 branch, including eFront Open-Source

eFront

branch of eFront by the end of 2015; this affects the open-source edition of eFront as well. References, downloads and support material for the open-source edition will be transferred to a new web-site during the next couple of weeks. News efront open source

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned!

Should I Open Source Captivate Customizations?

Adobe Captivate

Here are my questions: If I publish all these customizations on Github with an open source license, would you as community members be interested in contributing to the project? Can you help me maintain the github repo? Hello Community, In my previous blog I mentioned how I am using Captivate from a web developer’s point of view.

Open Source LMS

Tony Karrer

Because of their very limited budget, I suggested they dive into more depth looking at open source LMS products. To help get that started, I looked at eLearning Learning and found some pretty good sources around LMS / Open Source and Learning Management System / Open Source.

Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

Many associations have, at some point, considered the benefits of choosing an open source LMS for delivering their education programs. Hidden Costs of an Open Source LMS. Case Study: Limitations of an Open Source LMS.

Top Open Source Learning Management Systems

Designing Digitally

There are many benefits involved with choosing an open source learning management system (lms) for your educational needs; starting with the ability to fully customize the software to your organization’s needs without having to purchase expensive licenses.

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.

An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development

The E-Learning Curve

As I'm in the process of updating my website ’s Learning Content Management System (LCMS), I though it would be interesting to discuss open source environments, and how they can be implemented in an e-learning content development ecosystem.

13 Helpful Moodle Plugins To Make The Most Of Moodle

eLearning Industry

Here is a list of 13 helpful Moodle plugins that you can incorporate into your LMS. Learning Management Systems Learning Management System Moodle Moodle Ideas Open Source LMS

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The Winners List: Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019

HT2 Labs

Highlighting innovation and creativity amongst users of both Open Source and Enterprise editions of the Learning Locker® LRS, the first year of the Awards proved popular with learning analytics enthusiasts from a diverse range of industries and disciplines.

Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle

Learning Rocks

I've recently become a fan of Open Source Living , a site that rounds up the best of the many and varied OS apps that are out there. Moodle is of course THE open source e-learning item of the moment*1. I hate that term, but if that means it helps manage classroom learning (so is a true LMS rather than an LCMS) then that's cool. open source marketplace tools Moodle software LMSs PLEs freelearning

Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle

Learning Rocks

I've recently become a fan of Open Source Living , a site that rounds up the best of the many and varied OS apps that are out there. Moodle is of course THE open source e-learning item of the moment*1. I hate that term, but if that means it helps manage classroom learning (so is a true LMS rather than an LCMS) then that's cool. Tags: open source marketplace tools Moodle software LMSs PLEs freelearning

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. The reasons to engage with open source include the following: * Getting high-quality, free software and software design and development help.

Another Stake in Ground for Blackboard: Two New Investments in the Open-source E-learning Market

Janet Clarey

Blackboard’s statement of principles about open source says it is. committed to supporting the growth, development and use of open source technologies in education worldwide.”. expects to make significant contributions to the community to help ensure that open source options remain strong, reliable and sustainable for all.” . To that end, Blackboard has launched a new business called Blackboard Education Open Source Services – a good thing, right?

Twine Makes Branching Scenarios Easier

Experiencing eLearning

The free open source tool Twine is designed for creating nonlinear stories. The first time you open the application, click Tell Me More for help. Give your story a name and open it up. Double click the Untitled Passage to open it.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Whether you currently teach online or you are thinking about doing it in the future, we are here to help you sort through this process and we hope that this handbook might help you along the way. That's a terrific list; enormously helpful.

What You Missed at TRYxAPI – ATD ICE

MakingBetter

What Nick and the team have put together is a highly usable and useful means to understand not only what xAPI does for businesses — it identifies the open source tools that are freely available for people to use on their own to literally try xAPI in their own organizations with a blueprint for how to replicate those case studies. Community Experience API / "Tin Can" Open SourceRiptide Software hosted a fantastic event on Saturday for the launch of TRYxAPI.com.

What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?

MakingBetter

xAPI, being open-source and licensed as Apache 2.0, Megan and I had some incredible help organizing our scope and putting the mandate into actionable outcomes thanks to our friend and Project Czar extraordinaire, Wendy Wickham, as well as our Board of Directors. Consortium Open Source Standards

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