Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

Open source software is a great example. 10 years ago we would occasionally cross paths with corporate LMS buyers who were evaluating commercial systems side-by-side with open source platforms. But we were trained to believe that if any corporation expressed interest in an open source LMS , the buyer was probably uninformed, unserious, seeking a cheap fix or some combination of those. Is open source right for every extended enterprise application?

Open-Source LMS Myths Debunked

eThink Education

Learning Management Systems are either built using open-source technology, closed-source technology, or a hybrid mix of both. Open-source software contains freely available code that can be redistributed or modified. Conversely, closed-source software (also referred to as proprietary software) does not share their code. Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS: What’s the Difference? Myth: #1: Open-Source Platforms Lack Security.

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Future Of Flash Is Open Source

Upside Learning

Adobe, recently announced moving their open-source development to Sourceforge. Looks like a desire to speed up their open-source development around the Flash platform. The new portal called Open@Adobe will hold Adobe’s open source projects in coming days. We advocate the need of openness at Adobe especially for their Flash runtimes. Although Adobe has a range of open-source projects they haven’t yet fully “opened” both the Flash runtimes.

Podcast 23: Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara

Talented Learning

EPISODE 23 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Open source development methodologies are rapidly transforming every corner of the software community. But when should organizations choose an open source LMS platform as the backbone for extended enterprise learning ? Tune in now as I explore this topic with Lars Hyland , Chief Learning Officer of Totara Learning , a market-leading open source LMS pioneer. This has set the stage for open source LMS adoption. .

Podcast 31: Inside Open Source Learning Systems – With eThink CEO Brian Carlson

Talented Learning

That’s why I invite innovation leaders to share updates in these 30-minute audio sprints. For example, today we welcome a leader in the open source learning community, Brian Carlson , Co-Founder and CEO of eThink Education. Join us as we discuss the latest developments in open source learning systems. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Open source learning platforms like Moodle have driven closed source LMS vendors to reduce their price points dramatically over the years.

HT2 Labs Announce 2019 Learning Locker® Open Source Awards Winners

HT2 Labs

[Oxford, UK] Following presentations from all shortlisted organizations, HT2 Labs are pleased to announce the winning entries from the first annual Learning Locker® Open Source Awards. . With a global cohort of organizations presenting their Learning Locker® innovations to judges, extensive deliberations have now taken place to recognize the strongest contenders across a variety of categories. Community Award for Contributions to Learning Locker® Open Source .

eFront Best Open Source Solution Announced as Honoree for Best of ELearning! 2011

eFront

Nominated as Best Open Source Solution, eFront was selected by worldwide readers and professionals from both the private and public sector involved in the eLearning industry. Because the awards are completely user nominated and committed to recognizing innovation and user satisfaction the honorees reflect direct successful experiences with eFront Open Source Solution. ? ELearning! Media Group announces eFront as a finalist for the Best of ELearning! 2011 Awards.

Open Source eLearning

Tony Karrer

Posts related to the use of Open Source eLearning: Interesting Distribute Publishing Model and Open Source Open Source eLearning Business Model Innovation Geography Based and Innovation in eLearning Where are open source eLearning applications

Top Open-Source LMS in 2020 to enhance your learning experience

PSB

One of the best choices is to run open-source LMS first to have a wide view of its capacities. Let’s take a look at some of the top open-source LMS out there. Many learning management systems are designed for large corporations, others can adapt to the size of the company, or there are even those who think of providing services in the cloud for free to allow smaller companies to experience the benefits of the eLearning, like open source systems.

Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Source – a conversation with Sakai’s Executive Director

Learning Visions

Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. The following are my notes from Part 1 of the webinar: The Truth About Open Source: A conversation with Michael Korcuska, Executive Director of Sakai. The Truth About Open Source Who writes the code? And other burning questions about source… Poll #1: How many of you currently use open source LMS? 5% currently use one 95% do not use an open source LMS.

Open Source Business Model

Tony Karrer

A recent spate of posts on the challenges of running an open source business is interesting ( Tosh , Siemens , Downes , Tosh 2 , ). However, there are lots of companies that are making money from open source and freemium models. A friend of mine has a company that builds open source applications in spaces that are a bit less innovative than Elgg, but they do very well financially through the packaging and support models.

Where are open source learning applications?

Tony Karrer

Good post by Harold Jarche - Where are open source learning applications? In it he points to the learning space and says that the current status of open-source learning applications is: Innovators - Elgg Learning Landscape and several others Early Adopters - Moodle and a few others Early Majority - nobody Late Majority - forget about it I would tend to agree with him that there are relatively few open-source learning applications, but would add a few thoughts.

Open Source E-Learning Development 16: Kaltura Collaborative Video Platform

The E-Learning Curve

Today I'm going to talk about a genuinely innovative open source online media production and collaboration environment called Kaltura. Open Source E-Learning Development 16: Kaltura Collaborative Video Platform is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. multimedia web 2.0

The Winners List: Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019

HT2 Labs

With a global cohort of organizations presenting their Learning Locker innovations to judges, extensive deliberations have now taken place to recognize the strongest contenders across a variety of categories. Highlighting innovation and creativity amongst users of both Open Source and Enterprise editions of the Learning Locker® LRS, the first year of the Awards proved popular with learning analytics enthusiasts from a diverse range of industries and disciplines.

Why you should embrace open source

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Innovation Happens Elsewhere: Open Source as Business Strategy by Ron Goldman and Richard Gabriel. The reasons to engage with open source include the following: * Getting high-quality, free software and software design and development help. Harvesting innovation. Building a brand through ubiquity and positioning vis-à-vis the open-source community. Perhaps the Learning Irregulars should host a mash-up of Education+Open Source. __.

Innovation Showcase

Moodle Journal

I was even more pleased when on Tuesday Afternoon of this week, I was informed that a group of delegates from the conference would be visiting us at the college, and so would it be possible for me to arrange / organise a suitably impressive innovation technology type of showcase for them. Mahara , our fully featured open source electronic portfolio. Finally Open Simulator , a web 3.0D

Keeping Moodle Innovative with the POET Working Group

Lambda Solutions

Six Companies Form the Partners of Open Source Educational Technologies (POET) Working Group to Develop Common Standards for Moodle Plugin Development. The nature of open source projects allow for massive growth in a small periods of time due to contributions from many developers. Like any large project or organization, one can imagine the difficulties that may arise to ensure that innovation in code is kept on track with a common goal and mission.

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Game Changing Training

Your Training Edge

Training is no more a thing that revolves around traditional paradigms; rather it includes amazingly innovative and more fruitful technological tools and smart strategies that we could only think of in the past. Gartner had projected by 2015, 90 percent of the world’s business would be using open source software. This software differs from freeware and shareware and can be defined as both the idea and application of making program source code openly accessible.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Shout out to my current favorite Web-based tool: Pixer | Main | "1st Virtual World Shootout.Forterras OLIVE Platform Smokes Second Life" (Ambient Connections) » July 03, 2007 Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform Anyone else out there have experience with this platform ?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.

HT2 Labs Announce Shortlist for the Learning Locker® Awards for Innovation

HT2 Labs

Oxford, UK: HT2 Labs reveal the shortlist for up to 7 categories for applications to the Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019. For the first time at HT2 Labs, success stories among the global Learning Locker® community are to be celebrated with the Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019. The post HT2 Labs Announce Shortlist for the Learning Locker® Awards for Innovation appeared first on HT2 Labs.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase | Main | Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" » September 06, 2007 Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform Way back in July, I posted a brief note about OpenLaszlo. is actually investigating using it and today I see that Open Laszlo has its own track at AjaxWorld West 2007.

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. Weekly posts explore multiple topics, including best practices in onboarding, compliance training, social learning and LMS reporting, and of course, definitive open source thought leadership. Thought Industries CEO Barry Kelly is a customer learning champion, marketer and digital learning innovator.

To Thrive, you Should Learn, Adapt, Innovate and Repeat

Learning Wire

To survive and thrive in the future, organizations should think about transformation through the lens of: 1) Innovation and Adaptation. Yet, it failed to adapt, innovate, or learn from the market (as did its competitors). Innovation and Adaptation. The focus should be on the ways we adapt our lives and our behaviors based on these innovations. Innovation is essential to transformation and it requires adaptation and continuous learning.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered. Emerging Technology (Innovative) – Systems that incorporates innovative features or components ahead of the curve; and it works – clearly the key here. Open Source LMS of the Year. They have to innovate.

Innovation Geography Based and Innovation in eLearning

Tony Karrer

I ran across a post in Read/Write Web - Does Location Matter in Web Innovation? that talked about a recent NY Times article When It Comes to Innovation, Geography Is Destiny. LA is a vibrant community with a rich network of angels that fund early stage companies, lots of VCs, easy access to big media, lots of innovation in media, mobile content, games, green, health care, and many, many others. Instead, real innovation is happening at the edges.

DevCorner: Outside the Eye – Where App Innovation and Creativity Meet

TechSmith Camtasia

It allows you to open a web page or document with chords and lyrics on your phone and record yourself with the camera or microphone as you play through the song. It’s open source and available on GitHub. OpenCast is an open source Mac/iOS framework for controlling Google Cast devices, such as the popular Chromecast. The post DevCorner: Outside the Eye – Where App Innovation and Creativity Meet appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Innovators' Dilemma in Learning/eLearning

Tony Karrer

I blogged about this before on LCB - The Innovator's Dilemma of Learning , but the recent discussion in Product Vendor Blogs - Where are They? suggests to me that we still are not getting the fact that we are likely facing exactly the kind of situation that is known as the Innovator's Dilemma - in other words, incremental improvements won't get us to what is needed. What will be the source

Speaking at DevLearn 2015

Web Courseworks

Dr. Jon Aleckson and Dr. Andy Hicken of Web Courseworks will be speaking on MOOCs (massive open online courses) at the DevLearn 2015 Conference in Las Vegas, September 30 – October 2. Their session will cover innovative work being done by EdCast and other companies using edX, the open-source MOOC platform created by MIT and Harvard. Innovation in Learning Learning News Managing eLearning Andy Hicken DevLearn EdCast edX Jon Aleckson MOOCs

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

Innovators. So, what are the next possible innovations a LMS can offer in their systems? Well, considering that I’ve heard from sources that ADP has been sniffing around the LMS space, I wouldn’t say it is so far-fetched. Again, open source programs exist today that you can use as a feature within your LMS. No need to have multiple windows open.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

I love innovation. Innovators and Risk Takers – emerging technology integrated, new ideas, pushing the envelope in what is possible in e-learning/social learning/m-learning, coming up with something that has never been done before – risk takers. Steady as it Goes – with updates and new features – occasionally new innovations, but go to the next level.whoa, whoa. Gerbil in the Wheel Mentality - innovation? Innovative Products.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

Innovation abounded and the push to focus on the “PPT to Flash&# angle continued to shine. The Big Dogs – which in this case, deals more with market share, for the most part continued to push forward, yet from an innovation standpoint, uh, solid, but not outstanding. Open Source Product of the Year (i.e. Innovators of the Year. Innovation is listed next to the product.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short

Mark Oehlert

Main | The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short Adobes Kevin Lynch on AIRs Open-Source Road to the Desktop (WIRED):"This week, Adobe released version 1.0 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff #2.in which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

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It’s all about innovation: Saffron at Learning Live

Saffron Interactive

Saffron Interactive, creators of innovative learning content and platforms, will be exhibiting at Learning Live 2014 in London this week, returning to the event as a premium sponsor and launching its vision for the future of knowledge management. Saffron Interactive’s team will be available to talk to delegates about its bespoke elearning content, open source learning platforms and serious games.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Prism for Firefox: Run Web Sites/Apps w/out a whole big browser getting in the way.

Mark Oehlert

OK.today we have two reasons why having a browser built on open source code with a powerful and passionate development community behind it, will continue to provide a more robust and user-focused experience than something provided by say a large corporation - no knock on large corporations (some of my best friends.). Well now you can just create your own widget that loads up that page from a bookmark that you can have on your desktop w/out having to open the whole browser.