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. So you need to support offline learning capability.

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

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A few systems pitch that they have full mobile learning capability, especially with the iPad including the angle that you can see it full screen rather than the standard universal look – which shows up similar to the smartphone look – i.e. small. 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.

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43 Great eLearning Posts and 5 Hot Topics Including Google Buzz and iPad

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Yes, mobile moodle for iPhone is eminent, we will release open source code soon - Ignatia Webs , February 25, 2010 Exactly what it says - Mobile Moodle coming soon. Sensing and Thinking - Learning and Working on the Web , February 16, 2010 Tim Kastelle (a great source of knowledge on innovation) discusses how it’s better to have a good idea than a large network to fire off any old idea. Wright paper on how to select an open source LMS. iPad (9).

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

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million tablets or really the Ipad or other tabs would be sold. Unless the Ipad falls off the planet tomorrow, you can take that and chunk it out of the window – Forrester’s projection. To date, 3 million Ipads have been sold, and we still have over 5 months to go. While 99% of the public, believes that the Ipad is the only player in the market, it is not. Screen size – the Ipad is 9.7 APIs, Open Source, HTML5. Open Peak.

The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development

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This product is a native app for all iPhone, iPad and Android devices that allows you to provide your content to mobile devices both on and offline.

Confused with learning technologies? Choose your best option

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Out-source: You also has an option to outsource it to an external vendor to provide support. Here we have two options to choose from: going for either Commercial or Open-source? Nowadays technologies are growing very fast and we see new technology launched very often.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

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You would think that they would maximize the power of the iPad 2 and iPad 3? Those who aren’t are either offering native apps with online/offline synch or performing the shell game via the mobile web browser and calling it mobile learning. Online/Offline Synch.

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A Complete Training Portal for Multi-device Mobile Learners

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iPads, iPhones, Android phones etc.), Learners may want to download it and view it offline. Some learners prefer downloading and viewing it offline. . Offline Mobile Player for Poor or No Internet Connection: The mobile app has a very useful feature called offline player.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

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A greater number of people, worldwide are using SaaS then ever before, mobile products, tablets – especially the iPad – is growing at a feverish pace, people are using online storage, beyond just placing photos and media, and open source is continuing expansion. Free open hard drive space – especially with video hungry files. Works even when offline. In the iPad, there are quite a few products – other apps – that include Dropbox.

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10 Widely Used Authoring Tools that Support HTML5 and Empower E-learning

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Smartphones, iPads, and tablets have opened new avenues for learning. Moreover, HTML5 provides offline access option to learners. Offline data management helps learners access the course content anywhere, anytime.

Video Learning Platforms

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M-Learning support – all devices including iPad and other tablets. Offline viewing. APIs – as in their (video learning platform itself) API is open. One flat fee – Appears in open source platforms. Flashback.

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

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Equally of interest, are the increase in open source systems that offer for a fee, hosting on their own servers, rather than on yours. million units, of which the iPad/iPad shipped 11.12 What I am seeing is an increase in learning system vendors exploring online/offline synch with the iPad/iPad2 (and yes, Android OS). In some cases it is merely opening up the browser window, after you click on the app – which is self defeating the purpose of an app.

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5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

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LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. I have seen continued interest and downloads for open source AR tool kits. Augmented reality opens those doors. Another Apple patent includes allowing users via touch free gesturing to move content from one device to another (example from your iPad to your television).

Review of ASTD International Trade Expo

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Lots of giveaways for iPads, Kindle Fire – etc. Pearson not letting people know about their open source LMS that is in the works – you had to specifically ask them. I was equally surprised that a couple of vendors did not see the value in online/offline synch nor where aware that end users wanted this feature. With great anticipation I entered the huge expo at ASTD International show earlier this week. Lots of vendors, lots of potential.

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In case you missed it – a year in posts

Clive on Learning

Selling myself the masterclass The Big Question: how can we leverage open content in workplace learning? Latest CEGOS survey shows how Europe is shaping up for learning technologies The iPad is your ultimate travel companion Training is hard work There's no need to aspire to Hollywood content July Social media in the UK 2010 Is informal learning more style than substance? So how are people really using the iPad?

Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

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That said, for a freebie -and yes, I said freebie (open source) it has a lot of power. New features include a documentary maker and iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad developer kit (awesome!). Online/Offline synch comes with the tool – a requirement for any RCAT that offers m-learning IMO, especially one where people build courses. While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait.

Webinar Q&A: Empowering Continuous Learning with the Experience API (xAPI)

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Answer: xAPI allows for learners to be identified by email address, Open ID or an account on some system, such as an LMS. Open Source LRS. Is there an open source LRS? Answer: There’s four different Open Source LRSs that I’m aware of: Learning Locker , ADL LRS , lxHive and TinMan. If you’re looking to get started with xAPI on a limited budget or want to do a lot of development yourself, an Open Source LRS is a good option.

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E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

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The formats prescribed in the blog are followed when the courses are published to PCs, mobiles and iPads, but when publishing your courses to CDs and PCs (offline), you have the liberty to use the format of your choice. . OGG: Open-source format, also known as Vorbis. .

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