Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. 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. Many people perceive them as open source eLearning software , but the concept remains the same despite changing and swinging the meaning. What is the MOOC platform?

The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS

Gyrus

Open source learning management systems have become increasingly popular, and on paper they always sound good. The term free is usually a misnomer; there is almost always a cost associated with using open source LMSs. You search the internet for free LMS and click on the first search result for an open source product that looks good. The post The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS appeared first on Gyrus.

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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. .

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. Yes, it sounds like a good idea, but if you own a business or run an association, you might want to think twice about open source. What does open source mean? Source code must be included.

6 Advantages of Using an Open-Source LMS

LearnDash

Should you launch your course on a hosted LMS, or use an open-source option? But if your course is your life’s passion, here are six reasons an open-source LMS will set you up for long-term success. Meanwhile, because an open-source LMS is accessible to a wider audience, it works with a broader range of themes. In a closed-source system, you’re out of luck. Open-source removes limitations, allowing you to do more with your course.

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

Talented Learning

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. Open source learning systems are widely used.

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

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. Elluminate is a really nice tool but not open source.

Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

So, when I sat down to talk with Dr Asheesh Choksi, technology consultant and architect, about Moodle, he gave me a 12-point program to add value to Moodle - which was quite an eye opener. Offline capability When your learners are always on the go, in far-flung parts of the world, internet connections vary from excellent to un-reliable and even non-existent sometimes. These devices are supported using MLE Moodle, an opens ource plugin for iOS and Android.

Pros and cons: proprietary, open-source, and cloud-based LMS

Matrix

Plus, the source code is not made available to clients, which means that customizing your internal learning portal is closer to a dream than to reality. Open-source LMS. Open-source learning platforms revolutionized the business education arena by focusing on teaching and pedagogy on top of the technical proper functioning of the system. An open-source LMS is easy to use and also customizable. Remember the rotary phone?

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned! Wallwisher is an Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. eFront - an open source LMS A 2.0

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront [1] but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.

Learning Cafe

Using Open Source approach is one such opportunity which should be given serious consideration. Let us first talk about the open source approach and how you probably use it without being aware of it. So what is the open source approach ? In production and development, open source is a philosophy that promotes free redistribution and access to an end product’s design and implementation details. is almost entirely open source based.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

The list is followed by free open source software that mimics and can even beat – IMO some of its more well known competitors – that you might use when building your WBT. CourseLab - E-learning authoring tool that offers programming-free WYSIWYG environment for creating very nice interactive e-learning content which can be published on the Internet, Learning Management Systems (LMS), ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED.

eLearning Security: How to Keep Data Protected in Your Open Source LMS

eThink Education

On the Moodle or Totara Learn opensource LMS platform s , there are 6 layers of protection. To learn more about the difference between opensource and closed-source LMS systems, read “ Open-Source vs. Closed-Source: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses is Important.” To the contrary, administrators can “open up” a site by allowing email-based self-registration which allow users to create their own accounts.

Top 5 Benefits of Online Learning for Teachers

Lambda Solutions

eLearning is no longer a simple byproduct of the age of information and access to the internet, it’s become an invaluable resource to educators and classroom teachers, harnessing a new model of knowledge sharing wherein students now possess the tools to learn at their own pace. open source eLearning solutions eLearning for teachersAccess to online learning resources has triggered a revolution in classroom settings from K-12 all the way up to postsecondary institutions.

Internet Time Blog » Google releases open source browser

Jay Cross

Another Stake in Ground for Blackboard: Two New Investments in the Open-source E-learning Market

Janet Clarey

Blackboard’s statement of principles about open source says it is. committed to supporting the growth, development and use of open source technologies in education worldwide.”. expects to make significant contributions to the community to help ensure that open source options remain strong, reliable and sustainable for all.” . To that end, Blackboard has launched a new business called Blackboard Education Open Source Services – a good thing, right?

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

The E-Learning Curve

Having discussed two key components of this Open Environment for E-learning; an XML-based authoring and content-generation tool, and an image-manipulation application, today I will discuss an XML-based productivity suite - a word processor, spreadsheet application, and presentation tool called OpenOffice.org. Internet] Available from: [link] [Accessed 24 August 2009] --.

"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."

Make Corporate Learning More Relevant With AI

CLO Magazine

Google” problem: Patients searching the internet about their health concerns come up with erroneous information that drives real doctors nuts. Open-source e-learning platforms can make it easier to swap new content in to address new developments and also has the advantage of not being a “black box.” Developers can follow processes by examining the source code, learn from it, and improve the system to improve learning.

Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013

eFront

The list was also cited in KPCB’s 2013 Internet Trends presentation (viewed over 2.3 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.

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.

Internet Time Blog » Opening up

Jay Cross

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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 GNU Image Manipulation Program , or GIMP, is an open source graphics editor that is available for Linux, Windows, and OS X. Internet] Available from: [link].

Internet Time Blog » Bulk Flickr downloads

Jay Cross

My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Sophia Peters provides another interesting post entitled Deciding Between Open Source and Proprietary Software? once people get past their initial fears and the stigma, the Open Source learning development community will grow exponentially.”

Open Environment E-learning: DocBook and XXE

The E-Learning Curve

In his remarks, Brent reinforced my own view about the viability of open source-based e-learning development; he said that I truly do believe that there are enough OpenSource tools out there that we can be creating completely opensource learning solutions/environments. Once people get past their initial fears and the stigma, the Open Source learning development community will grow exponentially.thanks for keeping the Open Source movement alive in eLearning.

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 of its Adobe Integrated Runtime (or AIR for short) a mechanism that allows applications created for the internet to run on the desktop completely independent of the web browser and across multiple operating systems.

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Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

This is the Internet, have a look for it. It's some smart bloke who made a fortune out of an Internet company and decided to put his money somewhere interesting. rapid tools marketplace thoughts blogs news Moodle the market LMSs elearning open source thought leaders appeals freelearningI've just trawled through the working and reworking of ideas spawned by Chris Anderson's book Free.

Free, now with added capitalisation

Learning Rocks

This is the Internet, have a look for it. It's some smart bloke who made a fortune out of an Internet company and decided to put his money somewhere interesting. Tags: rapid tools marketplace thoughts blogs news Moodle the market LMSs elearning open source thought leaders appeals freelearning I've just trawled through the working and reworking of ideas spawned by Chris Anderson's book Free.

CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

While the race is on for people to get LMSs and LCMSs, there are some people who either do not want or need a LMS/LCMS, but want to create a learning community or more often, some type of portal – intranet or internet. And, with the costs of a LCMS or even some CMSs, you might want to seek out the open source – FREE way. Later today, I will post a page on my site that contains an extensive list of free open source CMSs, for you to click and view.

Internet Time Alliance: what’s in a name?

Jay Cross

When someone asked where the name Internet Time Alliance came from, this is what I told them. The concept of Internet Time was born of Netscape’s accomplishing in a single year what would have taken at least seven years before the net came alive. Wikipedia puts it this way: Internet time was a common catchphrase that originated during the late-1990s Internet boom. Hence, my embrace of the concept of internet time.

LearnTrends 2009: Balance, web 2.0, Internet Time Alliance, DAU

Jay Cross

Internet Time Alliance took the stage to reflect on the overall event and to field questions. The six of us began by recounting why we came together to form Internet Time Alliance. I was already turning to others for help: Jane Hart for social learning and tools, Jon Husband for KM and competencies, Harold Jarche for open source and design, Charles Jennings for the major CLO’s view, and Clark Quinn for learning theory, m-learning, and serious games.

Tin Can – Sorting Through the Junk

Web Courseworks

An Internet Resources Review There are a lot of exciting things happening with Experience API this year, making our prediction for 2013 starting to potentially ring true—this new open source standard for eLearning interoperability is certainly gaining steam.

Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

New market entrants tend to be doing the more exciting things that open up new possibilities. How do you look at the possibilities of using Experience API in the ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’ age of tomorrow? As we look at the Internet of Things and the Quantified Self, that trend is only going to increase, thus enabling us to track more and more learning experiences.

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