APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

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An API (Application Program Interface) enables an interface from a piece of software to communicate with another piece of software (in its simplest form) or multiple pieces of software (called a mashup). Open Architecture. APIs are open source code, so that developers (inc. Google code is open source code, so you can manipulate. Mashups. Search for restaurants in Google and Google Maps shows up with the various restaurants on the map.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

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Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered. I like this system and its functionality in comparison to the other players in this space. Open Source LMS of the Year. My runner-up is Operitel’s LearnFlex LSP. Runner-Up Social Learning Management System of the Year – Upside Learning. Has a built-in player for 100% HTML5 courses (1st in the market) which can be launched within their system.

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Encore – Moodle: Pros, Challenges

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I will be posting a new article on Wednesday, which will include access to a course built 100% in HTML5, on a player in a LMS that supports 100% HTML5. I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

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28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. Again, a learning portal can achieve this – i.e. by you incorporating APIs, mashups or some component of such with code and you are using as a back end a CMS. Please download it and not just open up open in your window. If you do not save it after you open it, you will not see it again, because it will exist in your cache and unless you know where to find it, many people think it disappears.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

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28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. Again, a learning portal can achieve this – i.e. by you incorporating APIs, mashups or some component of such with code and you are using as a back end a CMS. Please download it and not just open up open in your window. If you do not save it after you open it, you will not see it again, because it will exist in your cache and unless you know where to find it, many people think it disappears.

Standard Options Apply

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I want to encourage it by keeping it as open as we can AND by making it possible for the best approaches, not just the best spin, to find adoption. We can take this open specification and transform it into an international standard that will catalyze data interoperability across systems. Consider Breaking Up the Spec Into Separate Standards Efforts. there are as many (or more) open source LRS options as there are commercial options.

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

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Open Source Product of the Year (i.e. Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it. Courses that can be seen on your HDTV via a connection from your computer, which is capable via Blu-Ray, some game players, internet TV, TV tuners (and considered by many as truly the next evolution of television, uh not the course part that is) – YES. Mashups, Google charts.

E-Learning Early Indicators

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Continued growth for open source solutions; Moodle is still the king; especially in education, although it is slowly starting to appear in the business and government side. #2 Funny, thing about those vendors, either their entire consumer base rose up and screamed we want tablets, or perhaps – and I know – it never happens in any industry – just perhaps, they looked again and said, “I see money in those tablets&#.

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Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

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If you are trying to be a global player, and people are accessing from everywhere, why ignore the collaboration, content generating, communication sharing approach? When so many potential customers are seeing the advantages of open source, creating their own learning or VLE portals or seeing the value of various social media types and incorporating them into some type of social learning community, the “do nothing&# spin is well, a time warp into the past.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jott This Blog

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I find my best time for thinking up excellent blog entries is late at night when Im lying in bed. I picked up the same tip from Michele, and while I havent used Jott to blog, its a terrific way to "write" a note to yourself without endangering too many other drives. Chris, your worries are justified -- even with a headset, talking on the phone takes up a lot of mental bandwidth. I have used my mp3 player to record and develop ideas during long drives.