Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

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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.

Free e-Learning books

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. =>

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DevLearn09 - Im Speaking!

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009 DevLearn09 - Im Speaking! Did I tell you that Im looking forward to the schmoozing part?) Take the Survey! Little Shots of Theory Instructional Design as a practice in corporate vs. A Conversation with Karl Kapp ► February (11) ID Live with Charles Reigeluth on EdTechTalk Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Sourc.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im Mrs. Dalloway

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007 Im Mrs. Dalloway Im just back from vacation and still trying to make the transition back into work mode. Im disturbed to report that Im The Poisonwood Bible. Take the Survey! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Not quite there yet. But I did learn that I am like Mrs. Dalloway.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a Gamer 3.0!

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Friday, December 14, 2007 Im a Gamer 3.0! Im so pleased. Take the Survey! Little Shots of Theory Instructional Design as a practice in corporate vs. A Conversation with Karl Kapp ► February (11) ID Live with Charles Reigeluth on EdTechTalk Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Sourc. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a (K)nitwit!

Learning Visions

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Im a (K)nitwit! Im looking forward to your post on blended quilting! Take the Survey! Little Shots of Theory Instructional Design as a practice in corporate vs. A Conversation with Karl Kapp ► February (11) ID Live with Charles Reigeluth on EdTechTalk Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Sourc.

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2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

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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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update

Learning Visions

Thursday, January 03, 2008 Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Update Over 50 instructional designers have now responded to the survey: Do You Have a Degree in ID? View the latest survey results here. Brent Schlenker of the eLearning Guild, commented on my post Memoirs of an Instructional Designer : Im one of the unfortunate ones with a actual honest to goodness Masters Degree in EdTech. The degree opens many doors but thats about it. Did it open doors?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with Formal Training: Survey Update

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Thursday, April 10, 2008 Instructional Designers with Formal Training: Survey Update As of today, over 119 responses to the ongoing survey Instructional Designers: Do You Have An Advanced Degree? Im flying on intuition and experience and informal learning." Im still curious about the breakdown in degrees between the corporate and academic sectors. The survey remains open indefinitely. Take the Survey!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Come to Dinner -- Spreading the Word

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Take the Survey) : Bump on the Blog Found this link via Christy Tucker who says its a, "Discussion about the lack of diversity in the education technology blogosphere, including a survey to try to measure a snapshot of the population. Go take the survey and help him get a good set of data." So Im spreading the word and saying: go take the survey and add your own little self into the mix. Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design and Market Sector Differences

Learning Visions

In the survey Ive been running, Instructional Designers: Do You Have an Advanced Degree? Im guessing youre designing online distance learning courses. Im in the weird place of for-profit education, which really has characteristics of both market sectors. Having just a bachelors degree seems to be fine as long as you arent working directly for the universities (Im not sure about K-12 online). Im interested in the different skill sets the type of work you do requires.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Poll: Market Sector and Advanced Degrees

Learning Visions

Friday, April 11, 2008 Instructional Designers Poll: Market Sector and Advanced Degrees My original survey on Instructional Designers and Advanced Degrees had some holes in it. Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:21 AM Labels: instructional design , poll , survey 2comments: christytucker said. However, I do work for a for-profit company, which means Im sort of in-between. Take the Survey!

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea

Mark Oehlert

This survey data is evidently drawn from all 50 states, American DOD schools, Canada, Mexico and Australia including 319,223 K-12 students - 25,544 teachers - 19726 parents - 3,263 school leaders from 3,729 schools and 867 districts. Im sure that the Romans thought their empire wold stand for all time as well and look what happened to them.

LMS Selection Checklist: How To Choose The Best One?

ProProfs

Cloud-based LMS or Open-source LMS? For many, an open-source LMS may appear as an attractive option as compared to the cloud-based LMS. When you choose to go for the Open-source model, the cost of ownership will escalate, add to the burdens of your IT team and it isn’t easy to manage. If you’re troubleshooting often or carrying out system adjustments on regular basis, the money saved is spent on maintenance which makes open-source LMS a costly option.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Scrambled Egg Mind of a Beginner

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Im in that beginner-mind zone. Although Ive been doing this work for 15ish years, the ground beneath me is shaky and I feel like Im in new waters, navigating new people, new processes, new tools. Im suddenly racking up lots of frequent flyer points. When Im actually in town, I work from the shed. Im in scrambled egg mind mode most of the time. Im @cammybean. Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007 eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions As Ive mentioned here before, Im extremely excited about attending the upcoming eLearning Guild event here in Boston. Im excited to go to as many sessions as I can. Im excited to pick peoples brains. Im excited to get feedback on our products and services (yes, my company will have a booth). Im interested in personalities -- hearing from some of the notables in our little blogging community.

Facebook for e-Learning

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On the other hand, pages are opened and they are used more for promotion and branding. 2 ) Interactions between Learner and Instructor SurveyGizmo You can create surveys, polls and quizzes and send them to your classmates on Facebook. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.

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Im a convert. Yes, Im an English major who writes mostly text bullets instead of novels. So Im curious: what drove you to revisit theory? Cammy, Im glad to hear you so revved up. Jane -- In theory, Im not against theory. Im still of that mindset. Unfortunately, life has been getting in the way of my informal degree intentions, but my brain has started to resurface of late and Im back on board. Now Im reading Cold Spring Harbor.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

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Im not a big theory person. Im much more into practical application. Im not saying that these theories are right or wrong -- but they get tossed about and referred to with great relish by some in the industry. Im not a big theory person. Im much more into practical application." Take the Survey! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter

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Like Tracy Hamilton , Im enjoying the endless thought streams. Im having fun hearing the stream of peoples activities and thoughts ("ambient intimacy"), but is that all there is to it? I know people consolidate and slim down ( Brent , for instance), but Im not sure Im ready for that challenge. Im cammybean on Twitter. Im aware that SOMEONE is fighing a cold, but cant always remember who that was. Im still not sure how it fits me. Take the Survey!

The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

Dashe & Thomson

This site allows users to set up and maintain a discussion-forum using the open-source Vanilla Forum software, which can be hosted on your own server for extra security, if desired. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Me: Im an instructional designer. Im sort of distracted by the naked boy who just ran by (not mine). I try not to use the term Instructional Designer as my opening line anymore :-) because, like you, I get the whats that stare. billbrandon had this comment on Twitter: I usually just tell em Im a writer. If there is a follow up question, it opens the door for a bit more depth. And then they think Im a flippin genius!!!! Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jott This Blog

Learning Visions

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Jott This Blog I havent had so much time lately to blog, as this project Im working on has been quite grueling. I find my best time for thinking up excellent blog entries is late at night when Im lying in bed. That is, of course, if Im even awake after the kids have finally fallen asleep. Now Im trying to maximize my time on the drive to work. Things Im learning: I have to talk much more slowly. Otherwise Jott doesnt get what Im saying.

The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

Dashe & Thomson

This site allows users to set up and maintain a discussion-forum using the open-source Vanilla Forum software, which can be hosted on your own server for extra security, if desired. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me.

Learning Visions

I think Im an inherently lazy person. Im supposed to tag seven other people, which Im feeling really lazy about. So Im just doing six. can you tell that Im re-reading Lord of the Rings? Cammy--Im preferring to think of it as not "lazy" but "balanced." And even if it is, I think Im with you on that one. :-) 9:45 AM Cammy Bean said. Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Facebook has Tipped

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Im not talking about the quantity of my friends, but rather the breadth and depth. Im not sure if there was a specific tipping point for me, but I was certainly amused when one of my friends informed me that Im personally responsible for making her waste more time on Facebook than she ever thought possible. Christy -- Im all for games increasing brain power. Im with Christy - not sure when the "tipping" point occurred. Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogging the Personal

Learning Visions

In fact, Ive had very little of interest to add to any conversation of late, mostly because Im much more focused on my personal life and the many transitions Im handling there. Kind of like Second Life in how open the environment is, but there are challenges and a bit of a story woven into that keep it a game. Hey Cammy--you know me, I think you can always apply the personal to the professional, so Im with Karl that you should blog about the Wii. Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting to Good Enough

Learning Visions

" This adage works for me most of the time as Im designing eLearning courses. Right now, Im feeling like just getting to good would be an achievement. Right now, Im proofing a storyboard thats full of endless text bullets and boring software demos with no interactivity -- and theres really nothing I can do about it. Im into next time right now with this same client -- unrealistic scheduling needs on their part mean compromised quality. Take the Survey!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

I think we need to be careful that we dont become elitists, thinking that as trained ID, we are the only source for sound instruction. But Im not sure I can get people to hold their answers back. Overall, I think the field is wide open for a bit of everything. Sorry Tony, but Im going to jump into the conversation now. Dont worry though; Im sure Ill still have more to say if you do this for the Big Question for February. Im wondering if were different species.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogging & Boundaries in the Professional Sphere

Learning Visions

To work out my thoughts and ideas (hey, Im an extrovert -- I need to talk about whats going on in my head in order to process it and take it to the next level). Im a new blogger -- not fully evolved). At least, I would hope thats what Im doing. Im trembling with excitement (perhaps naively so), having never had the opportunity to attend an industry-related trade show. Im excited to meet people whose blogs I have been reading. Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Inspiration

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Monday, November 05, 2007 Instructional Design Inspiration As I mentioned last week , Im in the midst of designing my first custom eLearning course in quite awhile. Now that Ive been actually doing some writing, Im having to put it all to work. Here are some of specific ideas Ive taken from a few sources that (Im hoping) will help me design a kick-ass course: Chapter 2 of Gadgets, Games & Gizmos for Learning by Karl Kapp. Theres more, Im sure.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Looking for Good Examples

Learning Visions

Im looking for some input: good examples of software product training. Im working on a pitch to a software company -- technical audience (think database guys). Im not looking to work with another vendor, Im just looking to see good examples of software training to make sure Im not behind the times! Take the Survey! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Pysched for FaceBook

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Monday, June 25, 2007 Getting Pysched for FaceBook Im definitely feeling out-of-my element in this whole FaceBook thing. Im trying to get into it and discover its potential professional uses. Im just scratching the surface, I suppose. Im feeling lonely and really nerdy. Id like to push this somehow, but Im not sure. Take the Survey! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Using FaceBook

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 Using FaceBook Im trying to expand my horizons a bit these days and have been taking a closer look at a whole bunch of tools out there, including SecondLife and FaceBook. So Ive got this client Im working with to help define an e-Learning strategy , and Im thinking about what role FaceBook should/could play in their plan. Im interested in how we could leverage that existing community for better communication, learning opportunities, networking, etc.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting an Informal M.Ed

Learning Visions

For various reasons, Im not going to go back to school to get a Masters Degree in instructional design. But I firmly believe that this journey Im on is giving me the experience and educational equivalent (if not better) than a formal M.Ed. Even though Ive been doing this ("instructional design") for over ten years, Im starting over. Im putting my beginners mind back on; Ive realized how much I dont know about this stuff. Take the Survey!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Connectivism: Week 1

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I havent signed up anywhere, I havent taken part in any of the sessions, but Im like a moth drawn to the flame: as I peer in on all the conversation beginning to happen, I cant help but join in. As I sift through this weeks reading assignments, Im trying to pick out how this learning theory effects my work as a creator (an instructional designer) of self-paced eLearning experiences for the corporate market. Cammy, Im glad youre doing the auditing. Take the Survey!

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