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Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools.

Free and easy in Luxembourg

Clive on Learning

I was asked to speak to an audience of air traffic control trainers from around Europe about the advantages and disadvantages of open source and free software, a space usually occupied by my colleague Jane Hart.

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

People often cite Wikipedia as a unreliable source since it is a “collaborative&# encyclopaedia. Intelpedia is hosted on the open source MediaWiki software. Tweet.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Open Architecture. APIs are open source code, so that developers (inc. Google code is open source code, so you can manipulate. MediaWiki API. Open source and end users becoming content producers is the next evolution of the net and thus learning. 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.

Test LMS

Clark Quinn

Probably the most interesting is: Open Source CMS - a site that has a whole bunch of open source tools installed so that you can play around with them. 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

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Then, maybe open it up to subject matter experts. Wouldn't you rather have it out in the open? Open up editing slowly. 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.

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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? Well, considering that I’ve heard from sources that ADP has been sniffing around the LMS space, I wouldn’t say it is so far-fetched. Again, open source programs exist today that you can use as a feature within your LMS. No need to have multiple windows open.

OpenAcademic.worth watching

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This is the marriage of Elgg, Drupal, Moodle, and Mediawiki. Its like the snickers bar of learning: Lots of the most yummy open source platforms rolled into one. 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.

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.

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.

Reducing Costs in Precarious Times

eLearning Weekly

Use free / open-source tools. Our team is doing more with free tools and open-source systems. 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.

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? Well, considering that I’ve heard from sources that ADP has been sniffing around the LMS space, I wouldn’t say it is so far-fetched. Again, open source programs exist today that you can use as a feature within your LMS. No need to have multiple windows open.

Enterprise 2.0

eLearning Weekly

is the idea of creating an ecosystem of open, connected tools while growing and nurturing a culture of learning and sharing. MediaWiki ), micro-blogging platforms (ex. Listen to your learners, run small pilot programs (many of these tools are open-source / free), and experiment. 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.

Web 0

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). Maybe LMS vendors are taking advantage of the people/organizations who don’t have the technical resources to install these free open-source systems on their own. Instead of adding all this new functionality, LMS vendors should concentrate on better connecting and integrating with open standards and technologies.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

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. Incorporate the WordPress blog, so learners can write posts on the blog, and then externally it is seen on the WordPress blog – complete open environment.