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?

Signs Your LMS Administrators Might Need Open-Source Support

eThink Education

One of the major benefits of an open-source Learning Management System (LMS) is multiple hosting options. So how do you determine whether your team can continue to host internally or if they’d benefit from open-source vendor support?

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Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. E-learning platforms that offer the MOOCs with their regular programs are MOOC platforms. 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. Ultimately, MOOCs have made eLearning introduction into traditional learning programs so feasible.

IDEA: Crowdsourcing Course Content

LearnDash

The process takes months, and it’s easy to underestimate the time it will take so it’s easy to “burn out” Take into consideration that you also have to be actively marketing your program and the entire project can become overwhelming.

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Free e-Learning books

eFront

More experienced practitioners will find a wealth of ideas that they can use to improve or enhance their current processes. Allen bridges the gap from theory to practice on both training and educational programs.

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 01/09/2010

Experiencing eLearning

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

MakingBetter

xAPI, being open-source and licensed as Apache 2.0, Concurrently, DISC will work with a stakeholder group to define requirements for software and hardware certification of xAPI conformance, and to make recommendations to ADL for a program that would confer certification on software and hardware with Learning Record Store (LRS) functionality. Consortium Open Source Standards

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What is the Moodle Educator Certification Program and Why Should You Attend?

eThink Education

Brought to you by the Moodle HQ team, the Moodle Educator Certification Program teaches Moodlers the most important tips on how to leverage specific tools within the platform in order to create successful eLearning programs and meet instructional goals. Open Content.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

10 Common Myths About Open Source. Open source LMS Totara topped our list of 2016 learning industry thought leaders. But what challenges should you expect as you expand your customer onboarding and training programs?

How to Develop Your First Employee Training Program

ProProfs

Before we get into the details of this type of software and how to develop an employee training program , let’s understand the basics of employee training. How to Develop an Employee Training Program. Implement a buddy program by assigning a mentor for 2-3 learners at a time.

How do I even start? 5 first steps to building your first employee training program

TalentLMS

What you don’t know is how to get started on developing a training program for the first time. So keep your eyes peeled for the five basic steps to use in developing a training program in an organization. How to create your first training program (successfully!).

Using MOOCs in Corporate Training Programs

Your Training Edge

Companies also have several options for how to integrate MOOCs into their training programs. Many organizations offer prepackaged MOOCs, and this is a very good option for workplace skills, professional development, and other parts of a training program that don’t require company-specific content. The Saylor Foundation offers a Workplace Skills Program that includes courses in computer literacy, professional writing, and time and stress management.

The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development

G-Cube

Articulate Storyline : Articulate’s popular course authoring program allows you to publish training content as wither a native iOS app for iPads, or, using HTML5, as a web-app as well.

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

Kapp Notes

If you are thinking of creating an educational game but don't want to invest a lot of money, you can try out these free software programs (or free for 30 days in some cases), some are 2D and some are 3D. Panda3D is Open Source and free for any purpose, including commercial ventures.

Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

Experiencing eLearning

My post on 30+ ideas for portfolio samples can give you some inspiration if you need to create new artifacts. Open source and additional tools. If you want to use open source tools, check out Adapt and H5P.

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

At this stage you will likely come across some gaps and open questions. I have actually found that sometimes you get some really good ideas for additional requirements when you see the responses from a supplier. Cost due to impact on training programs.

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85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

H5P is a free, open-source, elearning authoring tool for smaller cloud-hosted activities. Price: Free, Open-Source. This is a ground-breaking idea for the learning process since every tutor can create an Animoto account and create more accounts for his/her students using their emails. Easelly is a tool that allows you to draw, sketch and present your own ideas in graphs, with the help of thousands of free templates in its collection.

Instructional Design Experience Before Your First Job

Experiencing eLearning

People who built portfolios as part of a masters or graduate certificate program are generally in a better position, but they may need experience too. Open source projects often need training and documentation for their applications.

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Weekly Bookmarks (1/23/11)

Experiencing eLearning

Some of the ideas in education reform that we hear the most about (such as class size) maybe aren’t as important or have as much impact as other strategies. Formative Evaluation of programs. eFront: Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011. Great collection of open source e-learning projects and tools, including multimedia development, screen recording, Android app development, an LMS, and more. AdobeTV.

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Beta Program, Email List, Acquisition - A Case Study in What Not to Do

Tony Karrer

A company with a very good product (the leader in its category) asked its leading users to participate in a Beta program right around the time they were acquired. The acquired company established a listserve mailing list and put all of their top users on the list.Here a few of the emails (there are about 80 in total), but you'll get the idea: Dec 8, 2005 Once the beta is ready I am sure they'll let us know first. May 22, 2006 I believe that the prior Beta program is gone.

WordPress Makes an Impact in ELearning

LearnDash

If you would have asked an elearning professional a few years ago whether they considered WordPress a viable option for an online learning program they probably would have asked you: “What’s WordPress?”

Software Courses Sell Really Well

LearnDash

Many people like the idea of creating and selling an online course but what isn’t so clear is all the time is what that course should be about! When I was consulting for Fortune 500 companies on their elearning programs it was always a combination of software and process training.

With Gratitude…

MakingBetter

These are measureable outcomes of an open source community that has been lovingly and painstakingly attended by the US Department of Defense and its particular initiative, Advanced Distributed Learning. This is why open source was so crucial a path for xAPI.

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4-Step Flipped Classroom Strategy

LearnDash

Setting up a learning environment can be done quickly, especially when leveraging open-source platforms such as WordPress. Beyond just classroom interaction, you should also aim to interact with fellow teachers so as to exchange ideas on how the entire experience can be better.

Employee Engagement: Learning From Leading Tech Companies

Your Training Edge

This was their idea of an approach to learning and development that was designed to attract millennial – an age group now most hungry for autonomy, continuous learning, and career advancement. Facebook is well known for their effective and personalized L&D programs.

Is Your Online Course Platform Limiting Your Potential?

LearnDash

You get a good idea for an online course so you jump to a hosted (closed source) course builder. If you have an idea for a course then the quicker you get to market then the quicker you start getting customers and feedback. When in doubt, choose open-source. Specifically, what you envision for your learning program a year or two from now. When in doubt you should always choose open-source solutions.

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. Spreading the Word about Open-Source, Moodle & Totara.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: When the Content is Really Boring.

Learning Visions

So youve got some great ideas on how to make your content more engaging , how to get the learner into the flow. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, January 07, 2009 When the Content is Really Boring.

5 Best Educational Website Builders and Platforms in 2019

Your Training Edge

These websites also allow teachers to add new programs and interact with students from around the world. Innovative, intuitive and informative, Weebly Education lets users design websites, post reference articles, learning programs, and assignments online.

On The Road Again…to EDUCAUSE, Online Learning Summit, I4PL, and DevLearn 2019

eThink Education

During these conversations and on-site demonstrations at the eThink booth, we find that many attendees are impressed with the flexibility of open-source LMS tools.

All You Need to Know to Create an e-Learning Website

Your Training Edge

Program offerings like 1-on-1 with a mentor, project reviews, and others. They all depend on your platform’s functionality and the idea behind it. . The e-learning market shows year-over-year growth. Forbes reports that it’ll reach $325 billion by the year 2025.

What’s a Certified Moodle Partner? Advantages of Working with an Expert Moodle Host

eThink Education

One of the reasons Moodle is so widely adopted, and one of its primary advantages, is that it is open-source and free to download. This means that the cost to support Moodle is much cheaper than the proprietary closed-source solutions on the market.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Days 26, 27, 28

Learning Visions

Although the challenge officially ended in August, the community is alive and well and coming up with new challenges and ideas. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

5 Best Educational Website Builders and Platforms in 2019

Your Training Edge

These websites also allow teachers to add new programs and interact with students from around the world. Innovative, intuitive and informative, Weebly Education lets users design websites, post reference articles, learning programs, and assignments online.

Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

Web Courseworks

Mozilla’s Open Badges project is working to solve that problem, making it easy for anyone to issue, earn and display badges across the web through a shared technical infrastructure. From Mozilla’s Open Badges wiki page. Is my badging program needed?