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. 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. Because a free open source system is just the basics, the infrastructure (and even then, with some of them out there – that is stretching it). .

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools.

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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?

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.

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.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. So, let see the list of the free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. =>

Moving from an open-source to a commercial LMS – the story of Transactel

eFront

They looked into different solutions and used many different open source solutions but finally settled on the eFront open-source Community edition. TELUS International policies required that all material be kept confidential and they needed a tool that could support multiple users from multiple departments yet still keep each department’s information private. eLearning Learning learning management system LMS open source opensource

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.

What You Missed at TRYxAPI – ATD ICE

MakingBetter

” How John proposed we counter this mindset is by looking for “performance opportunities” — looking for common learning models and having a plan for how to discuss and execute on different types of opportunities for L&D to make a business impact — starting with needs for information dissemination and skills development. Community Experience API / "Tin Can" Open Source

Free e-Learning books

eFront

All readers will find job aids, references, examples, and information to significantly reduce the amount of time required to produce online learning events. Educating the Net Generation - An EDUCAUSE e-Book The Net Generation has grown up with information technology.

xAPI Communities of Practice

MakingBetter

This work is important as it informs xAPI’s current refinements as a specification. The overlaps in vocabulary inform what we should maintain or reinforce going forward. The things that distinguish one practice from another will inform the standardization and stewardship , pointing to areas where education around xAPI or evolution of the technology require development. Community Experience API / "Tin Can" Open Source

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

eFront

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.

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. According to EdCast VP of Marketing and Account Management, Jeffrey Roth, your best bet is to keep employees highly connected and informed.

TinCan Demystified

eFront

This openness is very important and in our point of view, the biggest benefit that TinCan brings to the world. In essence, TinCan tries to bridge elements of formal learning (mainly Reporting) with informal activities (e.g, eLearning Learning Open Source SCORM standards tin-can tincanIf you are somewhat interested in eLearning and unless you have been living on a deserted island for the last year you probably have already heard about the TinCan project.

Thank you! eFront LMS is a finalist at Best of Elearning! 2013 Awards

eFront

Epignosis, the global vendor of Enterprise, Cloud and Open Source learning management systems, has been shortlisted at this year’s Best of Elearning! 2013 Awards in the category ‘Best Open Source Solutions.’.

Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013

eFront

For each tool that you name you can optionally add any information about how you use it or why you like it. eLearning Learning Open Source Tools learning management system Learning Technology LMS Below is an extract from the original post on the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies blog. Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013. The annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list has become very popular.

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

MakingBetter

xAPI, being open-source and licensed as Apache 2.0, This will inform the requirements for a program that confers certification on professionals who demonstrate competence in creating learning record providers that work interoperably with xAPI-conformant LRSs. Consortium Open Source Standards

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

eLearning 24-7

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.

Interesting Distribute Publishing Model and Open Source

Tony Karrer

(via Stephen Downes ) Impact of Open Source Software on Education, Series Launch is interesting both because of the publishing model and because of the content. What they've done is recruit authors who are going to publish (via a blog) something between a blog post, interview and an article every other week on a particular topic - in this case Open Source.

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). I can list them if this of interest, but there are plenty of sites that provide this information. Sites containing iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows 7 and CE OS apps that you can download for free; again there are a significant number of sites that provide this information.

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). I can list them if this of interest, but there are plenty of sites that provide this information. Sites containing iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows 7 and CE OS apps that you can download for free; again there are a significant number of sites that provide this information.

Open Source E-learning Development 2: Image Manipulation

The E-Learning Curve

I’m still researching this topic: there are many sources to reference and data to be interpreted – and of course, the socio-economic landscape is still changing apace. Now read on… The second open environment authoring tool highlighted in this series is an image editing application.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

“In July 2010, Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as OpenStack. Social media and open resources like MOOCs will foster an era of self-driven learners who know what they need, where to find it and take their pick.

Open Source E-Learning Development 10: Joomla! CMS

The E-Learning Curve

Open Source E-Learning Development 10: Joomla! Tags: constructivist learning environment content delivery content management system e-learning elearning content information sharing technology learning resources open e-learning environment open standards technology in education web based training web-based learning CMS cms evaluation Drupal e-learning content joomla open source

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture. In this regard, it is so inspiring to see organizational culture going “open source”!

DevCorner: Introducing Hyde, TechSmith’s first open source project

Visual Lounge

Today, TechSmith is excited to release its first open source project called Hyde. You can also find information on how to contribute back to Hyde on Github. He has a passion for Open Source and has contributed to several Open Source projects like RestSharp and Kindling.

"Appcelerator Updates Open Source Alternative To Adobe Air" (Information Week)

Mark Oehlert

( story link ) " Open source software vendor Appcelerator has delivered the second preview release (PR2) of its rich Internet application platform for developers, called Titanium. As a way to help groups of developers collaborate more efficiently, the company has also thrown into PR2 Titanium Developer, social media and communications tools such as Twitter, FriendFeed, and a chat capability."

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. As a result, I have created the following list of the most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter. Hi Paulo, thank you for the information that you share!

Opening up #learning: Access to knowledge

Learning with e's

Learning is opening up like never before. Open learning was originally used to describe the opening up on education to previously disenfranchised individuals - those who had not followed the traditional pathways to education. As a concept, openness began to gain purchase.

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Game Changing Training

Your Training Edge

They can also promote reflective learning, iterative developments on business projects, application of techniques learnt and reinforcement of information gained in the training. Gartner had projected by 2015, 90 percent of the world’s business would be using open source software.

Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open Office.org

The E-Learning Curve

By creating one appropriately-tagged XML-based master document, content can be refactored as a printable manual, an HTML-based guide, a PowerPoint-type presentation, and integrated into an e-learning content delivery platform, all based on one set of source XML-based information.

Saylor Academy | I Heart Moodle Series

Lambda Solutions

A strong, and well-informed community is the core foundation of any non-profit organization. Thanks to Moodle’s open source model, Saylor Academy has been able to open up their services to an unlimited number of learners, allowing their community to grow, and strengthen.