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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239 Tips for Producing and Managing Flash-based e-Learning Content - eLearning Guild In February and March, 2008, The eLearning Guild conducted a survey of its members, asking for their favorite tips for producing and managing Flash-based e-Learning.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DevLearn09 - Im Speaking!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 DevLearn09 - Im Speaking! Did I tell you that Im looking forward to the schmoozing part?) Take the Survey! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im Mrs. Dalloway

Learning Visions

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!

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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! The Value of Instructional Designers Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Updat.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im getting emotional about e-Learning!

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Im getting emotional about e-Learning! 3) [Clark, Im interested to hear more of your thoughts on learning styles as you alluded to them here]. Given that the emotional element is relevant then Im with Clark Quinn here. Take the Survey!

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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. The degree opens many doors but thats about it.

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

Learning Visions

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." Take the Survey!

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

Learning Visions

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.

LMS Selection Checklist: How To Choose The Best One?

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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. Why is it that people install WhatsApp as the first IM app on their smartphone when the market is flooded with innumerable options?

From version 3.6 to version 3.6.6

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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: The Scrambled Egg Mind of a Beginner

Learning Visions

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. Im @cammybean.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.

Learning Visions

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.

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.

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. Things Im learning: I have to talk much more slowly.

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.

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

Learning Visions

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.

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. But I have limited, and Im generally conscious of them. Take the Survey! Survey R.

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. Im into next time right now with this same client -- unrealistic scheduling needs on their part mean compromised quality.

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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. Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

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

Learning Visions

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!

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. Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Connectivism: Week 1

Learning Visions

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. Cammy, Im glad youre doing the auditing. Take the Survey! Survey R.

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: Are You A Gamer?

Learning Visions

Im literally not a gamer. Im not sure how I got into games.but I think it had something to do with PONG. But Im so lost at sea for the most part in these environments. But Im no gamer. I dont do the online social games, so Im not a Gamer 4.0, Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

Monday, March 23, 2009 Market Differences in eLearning Im a fan of the number 42. I think Tonys Big Question of this month on being stuck, speaks about how people feel in such setups :) Im waiting to get more traffic in my blog before I throw questions on IDs into tech writing.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Putting the Demand Back in On-Demand Learning

Learning Visions

Im co-opting it and encourage all of you to do the same. Im writing financial industry software training course storyboard #10, in a series of 29 courses! Take the Survey! The Value of Instructional Designers Instructional Designers with Degrees: Survey Updat.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Im not looking for the obtuse theory books. Im already feeling a bit overwhelmed. Im about halfway through Michael Allens new book, Designing Successful E-Learning. Between you and John Im going to need to ask for a visit to Ikea for a new bookshelf too! Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: Days 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16

Learning Visions

Im losing my steam, but trying to stay somewhat on target. So go ahead and "Email or IM another blogger in your niche to introduce yourself and your blog". I want to share as much as I can about projects Im working on. Im not sure Ill bother with that. Take the Survey!

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