Cammy Beans Learning Visions: I Heart My Wiki

Learning Visions

We installed MediaWiki on our local server a couple of weeks ago and Ive been using it to record everything I can for my e-Learning strategy project. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Applications in Learning - eLearning Technology , March 3, 2008 Ten tips for choosing & using social software - Learning Conversations , February 23, 2009 Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Weekly , August 1, 2009 MediaWiki and Twiki – Open Source Wikis Test LMS - eLearning Technology , September 10, 2008 10 Social Media Tools For Learning - The eLearning Coach , November 16, 2009 Web 2.0 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools.

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The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

Intelpedia is hosted on the open source MediaWiki software. Tweet. This is the 4th in a series of posts about how L&D departments can move forward from their traditional role of creating, delivering and managing formal learning.

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. Make sure your team is buying an LMS for the year you’re in.

30-minute masters: draft scripts completed

Clive on Learning

Well, with the help of many of you and a MediaWiki workspace, we have developed that curriculum and, based on this, I have now gone on to create a script for the first deliverable implementation of the 30-minute masters.

Free and easy in Luxembourg

Clive on Learning

The biggest challenge I set myself was to demonstrate features of Firefox, OpenOffice, Moodle, MediaWiki, Gimp, Audacity, eXe, FreeMind and Wink, some of which I had only recently downloaded.

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.

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 In the past, I've had a few posts around how you can test your courses under an LMS: SCORM Test Test SCORM Courses with an LMS One of the problems cited was the lack of available LMS test environments.

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development - Untitled Article

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I can also view revisions and compare much like in mediawiki. TechCrunch said that Writely was open again and so I checked it out.yep! This blog post is generated care of Writely. So far so good. The interface is simple and clean. I can invite others to collaborate on a doc. I can publish to the public as a writely document or to a blog. This is going to change many things for me

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). As a follow on to the discussion of social learning and formal learning in Long Live … great post by BJ Schone - Have LMSs Jumped The Shark?

Collaboration Tools

Tony Karrer

As I mentioned in Real-Time Collaborative Editing , I had a fantastic experience participating in group editing of a Mind Map of collaborative tools during a session at Learn Trends. You can see the result below. But it was interesting to see the results exported which I've embedded below.

We Need a Wiki in a Wiki

eLearning Blender

Install behind firewall – One of our tech support guys has experience with PHP and MediaWiki in particular so I am hoping to leverage his experience and install MediaWiki behind the firewall. If I am able to prove the value and IT agrees to install MediaWiki behind the firewall it would probably be best if my data is already in MediaWiki so the data can be easily transferred and I am familiar with MediaWiki options.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. I discussed a bit of these issues in First Thoughts After ASTD Sessions.

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

eLearning 24-7

When a vendor decided to add mediawiki to their LMS, so it looks exactly like Wikipedia, while everyone else uses some funky looking wiki.what happened? On 11-18-2010, I was part of an online panel discussing whether the LMS as we know it is dead and if not, what is the evolution of the LMS. In that discussion, each of us covered various avenues and in a couple of topics all commented.

IT Comes up Huge!

eLearning Blender

I actually refocused on hosted solutions because the notion of installing MediaWiki behind the firewall was shot out of the water at first. He was persistent enough to find a solution that all parties are happy with and MediaWiki is now installed behind the firewall.

TCC08: Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why?

Experiencing eLearning

Gave an example of faculty handbook created with wiki (using MediaWiki). Presenters: Alice Bedard-Voorhees, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA. Lisa Cheney-Steen, Colorado Community College System, Denver, Colorado, USA. Starting with an intro to Web 2.0. New tools pop up all the time. Why not just use the features in your LMS? Information or Presentation. Social Connection. Collaboration. Categories overlap & aren’t clean distinctions.

OpenAcademic.worth watching

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This is the marriage of Elgg, Drupal, Moodle, and Mediawiki. Like I said a few posts back, we are at our worst when we try to create our own learning system thingy. However, OpenAcademic is not about an enterprise vendor riding the latest trend. Its like the snickers bar of learning: Lots of the most yummy open source platforms rolled into one.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use.

Web2.0 Opt-in Learning MOODLE and Video converters

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Example: Elgg and Mediawiki are NOT part of Fantastico, but they had BOTH environments installed and ready for me in less than 12hours. UPDATE: I checked my siteground support account and noticed that they had ELGG and Mediawiki installed in 15mins.now that's customer service] Another side benefit is meeting amazing educators who are doing great things with MOODLE in the schools, non-profits, and business. One of the greatest things about the new web, or Web2.0,

Strategies and Techniques for Implementing Social, Collaborative, and 3D Learning (Virtual Worlds)

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Its a GREAT case study in implementing a wiki using MediaWiki. December Online Forum : Dec 13 & 14 REGISTER HERE This Online Forum explores different types of collaborative and social technology-based learning. It will examine the use of these technologies to support your current learning initiative or as stand-alone learning environments. You will see how to use different tools to build collaboration into learning, as well as new development techniques and processes.

Software Implementation Training Plan

eLearning Blender

Rather than developing a standard technical manual with detailed instructions I have created a Wiki using MediaWiki. I've been working on what I consider a large project and I am hoping to use this post as a sounding board for my plan. The project involves training approximately 180 users on a ERP software program in a chain of retail stores. Please leave a comment if you have any suggestions that can contribute to the success of this software implementation.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart

Learning Visions

7) MediaWiki Wiki love. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, July 26, 2007 My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart Jane Hart asked me to add my own top ten list to the mix. Im not a techie -- far from it.

gLMS is coming - Google Gears

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I believe MediaWiki is the single greatest learning tool you could implement in your organization. With the release of Google Gears MediaWiki (and ALL wikis for that matter) become infinitly more powerful once they re-code to take advantage of the offline capabilities of Google Gears. This post isn't about Google Gears as much as it is about what it signals to the learning industry. When I get more hands on experience with Gears I'm certain to comment on how its working for me.

Hot tools, hot topics

Learning with e's

Collaborative editing was required so an ‘institution free’ wiki – MediaWiki – was selected. Entitled ‘Technological Culture: Web 2.0 tools and social media’, this was the last parallel paper session before the final plenary event at EDEN – day 3.

Wikimania at eLearnDevCon

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Some items of interested that were discussed today: Tiddlywiki Mediawiki OpenWiki The Heavy Metal Umlat video by John Udell List of opensource wiki engines Some interesting points for me were that there are some IT departments that DON'T know what wikis are. My wiki session just ended. I rcv'd lots of possitive feedback. Thanks to all who attended. For those of you that missed it, I will be doing it again tomorrow afternoon. You should also consider attending my Learning2.0

Failure, Learning, and Success

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

With that I get a magical installation of just about any cool open source development app I want: Moodle , Wordpress , Drupal , Mambo, Mediawiki , and many more. In BusinessWeek: How Failure Breeds Success Lots of outstanding case studies on failure, learning, and success. The new montra in the business community is fail, forward, fast.

Enterprise 2.0

eLearning Weekly

MediaWiki ), micro-blogging platforms (ex. Enterprise 2.0, the use of social media and social networking tools in a business setting, is having a major impact on how employees learn and share information. As learning professionals, it’s becoming increasingly important that we stay aware of these changes and understand how and why they’re happening. We need to play a bigger role in understanding and selecting Enterprise 2.0

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Have LMSs Jumped The Shark?

eLearning Weekly

If I want a great wiki platform, I’m going to download MediaWiki or DokuWiki (also free and they have huge support communities). I constantly hear people (across many organizations) complain about their learning management system (LMS). They complain that their LMS has a terrible interface that is nearly unusable. Upgrades are difficult and cumbersome. Their employees’ data is locked in to a proprietary system. Users hate the system. It’s ugly. Did I miss anything?)

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Reducing Costs in Precarious Times

eLearning Weekly

Specifically, we are using WordPress , MediaWiki , and Scuttle. It’s no secret that we need to do more with less at work, given the financial mess the world is in. I’ve recently taken several steps at work to reduce costs and improve the effectiveness of our department’s offerings, and I thought it would be a good topic to discuss this week. Below are a few of my ideas. Please chime in with your ideas by adding a comment. Ideas for Reducing Costs.

Continuous Learning Experience

eLearning Blender

In an effort to provide a continuous learning experience I implemented a Wiki using MediaWiki. Through experience I am learning that training should never be a one time event, it should be a continuous learning experience. As a corporate trainer it can be all too easy to facilitate the class (off or online), collect your smiley sheets, and check the class off the list as done forever. It feels great to mark the task off the list but it can also be a recipe for disaster.

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

eLearning 24-7

When a vendor decided to add mediawiki to their LMS, so it looks exactly like Wikipedia, while everyone else uses some funky looking wiki.what happened? On 11-18-2010, I was part of an online panel discussing whether the LMS as we know it is dead and if not, what is the evolution of the LMS. In that discussion, each of us covered various avenues and in a couple of topics all commented.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

Wikipedia that actually looks like Wikipedia – 100%, they use mediawiki kit – available for free. As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

MediaWiki API. If you want to take a peek into the future, then you should look no further than APIs and what they bring to the table. Unfortunately, too many vendors in the e-learning space have failed to see the power and potential of this capability, and have decided to ignore them.

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