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Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

- eLearning Technology , July 28, 2006 Scuttle – an open source social bookmarking tool Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools - eLearning Technology , May 21, 2008 Web 2.0 Applications in Learning - eLearning Technology , March 3, 2008 Have LMSs Jumped The Shark?

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4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

No LMS on the market contains blog and wiki features that can compete feature-by-feature against popular products such as WordPress and Mediawiki. So it makes much more sense to link to, or embed within a course, external blog and wiki content instead of demanding that blogs and wikis be part of the LMS feature set.


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Test LMS

Clark Quinn

Wikis: BoltWire DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki Blogs: Dotclear Eggblog FlatPress Globber LifeType Loudblog Nucleus CMS Serendipity SimplePHPBlog Textpattern WikyBlog WordPress Zomplog I hope someone will play around a bit and let me know how this works out for them.

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The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

Intelpedia is hosted on the open source MediaWiki software. Intelpedia is a project set up by an Intel engineer Josh Bancroft in November 2005, when he decided that his co-workers should have quick and easy access to a raft of company information, from internal projects to historical background.

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LMS and Social Learning

Tony Karrer

If I want a great wiki platform, I’m going to download MediaWiki or DokuWiki (also free and they have huge support communities). I don’t really understand why LMS vendors are now thinking they need to build in every possible 2.0 If I want a great blogging platform, I’m going to download WordPress (it’s free and has a huge support community).

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TCC08: Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why?

Experiencing eLearning

Gave an example of faculty handbook created with wiki (using MediaWiki). Important to teach students collaborative skills to prepare for work. Teams are goal-directed. Wikis as classic example of collaborative tool. Wikis make it very clear who did what–always a problem with group work for grading.

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Use of Wikis as Compared to Other Tools

Tony Karrer

It gives some interesting indications: Number of evaluations by eLearningGuild Members of the use of the types of tools: Courseware authoring tools - 4,000 Rapid eLearning authoring tools - 3,000 MediaWiki - 40 users This analysis is very crude as compared to the rich data. For example, I've not included use of software simulation tools, etc.

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