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.

Two Years of xAPI

MakingBetter

Sunday, April 26, marked two years since xAPI was released. That didn’t lead to an enduring success like xAPI. In its first year following xAPI’s release, innovative practitioners and teams began their experiments and proofs-of-concept with xAPI. Their sharing of stories caught steam and by November 2014 we began to see just want was happening in xAPI’s second year. They’re getting the mailing list ready and will open registration by the end of May.

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What You Missed at TRYxAPI – ATD ICE

MakingBetter

Riptide Software hosted a fantastic event on Saturday for the launch of TRYxAPI.com. 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.

Tech Tuesday: Translating mLevel Events to xAPI Statements

mLevel

Quick Overview of xAPI. Before going into how mLevel has built consumers for its event hub to parse into xAPI statements, it is important to understand how xAPI works and what the goal is. xAPI is a standard that was released in 2013 through the Tin Can project which was later renamed as the Experience API or xAPI for short. The other option is called Learning Locker which is an open source LRS which does require a server to host the LRS.

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xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

xAPI and LRS (Learning Record Stores) have been in the news and frankly everywhere within the e-learning industry in the past 1.5 These conversations became something we called “ BAQON ” — a Brokered, Anonymous acQuaintance Open Network. The name “Tin Can API” stuck around once ADL advocated to use the prototype produced out of “Project Tin Can” as the basis for the Experience API (“xAPI”). Right now, “Tin Can” refers to xAPI. There is one specification: xAPI.

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Tech Tuesday: Translating mLevel Events to xAPI Statements

mLevel

Quick Overview of xAPI. Before going into how mLevel has built consumers for its event hub to parse into xAPI statements, it is important to understand how xAPI works and what the goal is. xAPI is a standard that was released in 2013 through the Tin Can project which was later renamed as the Experience API or xAPI for short. The other option is called Learning Locker which is an open source LRS which does require a server to host the LRS.

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An explanation of cmi5 in (mostly) plain English

Rustici Software

It’s all too common to hear someone say “cmi5 is the bridge between SCORM and xAPI” around the office. Behold: cmi5, which provides a way to move from SCORM to the more modern xAPI specification. Essentially: cmi5 = LMS + xAPI data. Source: ADL cmi5 Specification.

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This Week in MakingBetter: Getting Our Learn On

MakingBetter

There are so many great resources being curated for people who want to get into the business and the tech of xAPI, we could not be more proud to be a part of this. As part of the MOOC, on Thursday at 2pm Eastern, I’ll be hosting a Twitter chat on xAPI. This week is just a prelude for the blitz of xAPI activity around ATD’s International Conference and Expo in Orlando, FL starting this weekend.

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Learning Pool LMS; New features and our biggest investment to date

Learning Pool

We were driven by a need to be more responsive to client needs, and to prioritize development within the core ‘learning’ features of the platform, whilst remaining Open Source. xAPI Launch Activity. xAPI Logstore. Open Source and the ‘ecosystem’.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

The rise of mLearning has also driven adoption of the Tin Can xAPI eLearning content standard which can track far more learning activities than older standards like SCORM. Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment): Open source learning platform mostly implemented in education settings. One of the main benefits of open source platforms like Moodle is that they’re free and can be highly customized.

Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

It is an open-source learning management system designed to offer the best experience to learners that provides unprecedented data security. Being an open source LMS, Moodle also offers customization to fit your organization’s requirements.

Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

It is an open-source learning management system designed to offer the best experience to learners that provides unprecedented data security. Being an open source LMS, Moodle also offers customization to fit your organization’s requirements.

Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

It is an open-source learning management system designed to offer the best experience to learners that provides unprecedented data security. Being an open source LMS, Moodle also offers customization to fit your organization’s requirements.

What is a Learning Management System? (2019 Update)

Docebo

Content Integration and Interoperability: Learning management systems should support learning content packaged according to interoperable standards such as SCORM, AICC and xAPI (formerly Tin Can). Open Source: Generally, open source learning management systems are free and online-based. Users can modify the source code to suit their needs and establish a consistent look-and-feel for their learning platform, as well as the content that lives within it.

Learning and Development Glossary

Petra Mayer

Cloud-based LMS is quicker and cost-effective to install compared to self-hosted learning solutions. The CMI5 is a profile for blending the xAPI specification with the learning management system. MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).

HT2 Labs and eThink Education Partner to Bring Next-Generation Learning Software to the Workplace

HT2 Labs

Combining eThink’s high-touch and robust open-source learning platform solutions and HT2 Labs’ innovative, next-generation learning software, this collaboration equips learners with an exceptional professional learning experience. eThink Education provides fully-managed solutions for open-source Moodle and Totara Learning Management Systems (LMS) including cloud hosting, implementation, integration, consultation, and management services.

Looking back and thinking ahead: Learnings from 2020

Rustici Software

While interest in SCORM skyrocketed, the appetite for more modern standards like cmi5 and xAPI continues to grow, particularly within the Department of Defense. Our award to develop and deliver a cmi5 conformance test suite and open source player are a testament to this commitment.

Challenging Trends: Data, Learning and the LRS

HT2 Labs

The webinar included a Q&A session, with Ben and Deborah responding to many insightful questions regarding the Learning Record Store (LRS) and the xAPI. If you need more information regarding either of those things, you can download the Learning Technology Manager’s Guide to xAPI. How easy is it to record activity from a non xAPI source? “There are three basic ways of getting data into an xAPI Learning Record Store like Learning Locker®.

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eThink’s 2018 Year In Review

eThink Education

eThink continues to expand our Moodle client base and work closely with Moodle HQ to extend the product and support Moodle adoption and the open-source community. Our team is dedicated to driving the Moodle product forward by educating the market on the advantages of the open-source product and supporting the Moodle product and community in every way that we can. Spreading the Word about Open-Source, Moodle & Totara.

“How do I deploy my courses when moving to Moodle LMS?”

Rustici Software

We have a lot of content in various formats including SCORM 2004 and xAPI. Hey Noodling over Moodle, Thanks for reaching out as we get a lot of inquiries about adding standards support when using an open source platform like Moodle.

Docebo vs Moodle: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

In this debate of Moodle vs Docebo, Moodle comes out as an open-source cloud-based learning management system and is very well known between students and teachers. Docebo comes up with an easy course creation feature to add video, SCORM, and xAPI packages. Introduction.

Tool of the month: interactive video

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I also experimented with Vialogues to facilitate a conversation around a video source. However, the meetup opened up a whole new world of interactive video. It is very nice to see what is possible and it definitely opens up your creativity. H5P H5P is an open source program that you can use for free. Both layers are merged into a link, embed code, Scorm package or xAPI. By using SCORM or xAPI, results in the video also become visible in the LMS.

Learning Ecosystems: How Behr & Travelers replaced the LMS [Spotlight]

Watershed

But, there are times when you may need to replace part or all of your LMS when implementing xAPI. maybe your LMS lacks key functionality needed to implement a modern xAPI-connected ecosystem. In response to this need, Brian Floyd, Behr’s director of sales training development, and the rest of the company’s internal L&D team helped develop a mobile application called iPK (see image below) to host and present videos, PDFs, and other content.

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Best Ways to Deliver Online Learning Courses to Employees

Hurix Digital

As the name suggests, a cloud-based LMS hosts all learning material on the cloud and provides authorized access to learners anywhere, anytime. Learning i n a Personalized Environment : By hosting your online learning courses on a cloud-based LMS, you can provide your learners a personalized environment, complete with interaction and collaboration with or without the support of an instructor.

The 19 Best Learning Management System (for 2021)

learnWorlds

It offers an open, friendly and flexible learning environment with the ability to create personalized learning paths for students. Currently there are more than 600 options of different LMS platforms out there (ranging from open source LMS to proprietary) with numerous LMS features.

What Defines an Ideal Learning Management System?

Origin Learning

Be it the ability to track informal learning, a dedicated mobile app, or integrating existing eLearning, cloud-based or on-premise hosting; every LMS provider is looking to innovate. Many organizations have created their own LMS products by building upon open-source platforms like Moodle, Forma, and ILIAS.

SCORM 101: The Definitive Guide to Choose a SCORM Compliant LMS

learnWorlds

xAPI (also known as Tin Can API or Experience API), the next generation of SCORM, has already made its appearance as one of the newest elearning standards and its companion cmi5. Some are also free, freemium, or open-source, and you need to choose the one that best suits your needs.

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10 Benefits of Moodle based Learning Management System (LMS)

Hurix Digital

About Moodle based Learning Management System (LMS): There are several types of LMS available, the most popular being a Moodle based Learning Management System, which is an open source, free to download, flexible user-friendly eLearning platform, supported by a global community and with over 68 million users worldwide from all types of organizations. A Moodle based LMS can support all latest eLearning standards such as SCORM and Tin Can/xAPI. What is an LMS?

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Top 10 E learning LMS

Ed App

The powerful authoring capabilities that EdApp hosts also enables you to create impactful lessons from scratch, from a library of 50 results-driven learning templates. It achieves freedom by using open technologies. It features support for SCORM and xAPI.

Best e-Content Development Tools in the Business

Hurix Digital

2004), HTML5, xAPI/TinCan, AICC, and LTI. The tool supports SCORM-compliant HTML5 eLearning, advanced xAPI data reporting and mobile-responsive content. These features open up possibilities for adding interactivity without coding.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

From Agile to xAPI and everything in between, there are a lot of eLearning terms to get your head around. Notable contributions include SCORM and xAPI. An eLearning content authoring tool is a software package which content developers use to create and package eLearning course content using SCORM or xAPI standards. One benefit of a cloud LMS is that it’s quicker and more cost-effective to install than self-hosted learning solutions. MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).

Top 29 Learning Management System Features You Should Consider

LearnUpon

2: Open source vs. Commercial Open source LMSs are ‘free’ and commercial ones incur a cost. Open source LMSs require installation, hosting, maintenance and regular upgrades to keep them running.

Top 29 Learning Management System Features You Should Consider

LearnUpon

2: Open source vs. Commercial Open source LMSs are ‘free’ and commercial ones incur a cost. Open source LMSs require installation, hosting, maintenance and regular upgrades to keep them running.

The 19 Best Employee Online Training Software (A Comparison Guide)

learnWorlds

Marketplace #1: Open-edX. With Kajabi, you can host your own website, course sales pages, online course, membership site, email marketing, and more, all under one roof. Teleconferences and webinars can only host a limited number of students. Marketplace #1: Open-edX.

The 8 best SCORM authoring tools to watch for 2021

Elucidat

Although there are alternatives like HTML5 and xAPI, SCORM is the most common output when it comes to elearning. Assess which option is best for you in these SCORM vs xAPI and SCORM vs AICC articles. They’re hosted on an external server.

What’s the best SCORM compliant LMS to choose in 2020?

Elucidat

This is important because if an elearning course follows SCORM standards, it can be hosted by any LMS that also uses SCORM. Totara is an open-source LMS that lets learning managers create learning plans for their users, based on tailored competencies and objectives.

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Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison of 7 Major Authoring Tools

gomo learning

Plant the file on your LMS once and never touch it again—you’ll benefit from instant course updates and you will still be able to gather xAPI data via Gomo itself. This tiny file, which is just a few kilobytes, only needs to be uploaded once and allows full xAPI functionality.

LMS Vendors: How to Select the Right Vendor for your Goals

Hurix Digital

While there are many types of LMS available, the most popular is the Moodle-based LMS , an open source, free to download, flexible, user-friendly eLearning platform, supported by a global community and with over 68 million users worldwide from all types of organizations. To cut down on initial installation and deployment investment, they can choose an LMS that is hosted on a cloud.

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. Trust me, you will not be overwhelmed, it is developed in an easy and user-friendly way (that said, I will be hosting webinars to show its power, how it works, blah blah, when it is about to go live and then goes live). Here it begins. Oh wait. Here it starts. Oh, whatever. The debut.

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

Even open source systems. xAPI and LRS – Both components are a work in progress, but some vendors have figured it out – and if you want that as a core feature, here’s three to see (new category). How do you handle large sized clients, who are you using to host? If I am open source – I’m free. . It’s nearly here. In a little over two months, my 2016 Top 50 LMS Report will be available for purchase.