Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. 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.

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.

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TCC08: Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why?

Experiencing eLearning

Cynthia uses Twitter for keeping track of bookmarks–lets her tag it with who shared it with her and when to give her context. Gave an example of faculty handbook created with wiki (using MediaWiki). Automatic notification available so instructors can keep track of discussion. Presenters: Alice Bedard-Voorhees, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA. Lisa Cheney-Steen, Colorado Community College System, Denver, Colorado, USA.

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Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

When I do find interesting tools I will keep track of them using my Delicious account. 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.

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

Learning Visions

7) MediaWiki Wiki love. 9) Bugtracker by FogBugz Weve been using this bug tracking software in-house for the last few months. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Wikispaces features a WYSIWIG editor, widgets for enhancements to other services, ability to upload multimedia content, discussions, RSS and email notifications, revision tracking and security options. Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy?