Looking Beyond an Open Source LMS to Deploy your Training Content

Origin Fractal LXP

Are you looking to migrate to a new LMS from your existing open source LMS? In this blog post, we will touch upon the following topics: About open source LMS and proprietary learning delivery platforms. Open Source LMSs .

Managed WordPress Hosting, Open Source Software Innovation and Community with Robert Jacobi From Cloudways


Learn about managed WordPress hosting, open source software innovation and community with Robert Jacobi From Cloudways in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. I know you’re a big open-source guy, what’s special about open-source?


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When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?


You love Microsoft! The presentation than briefly turned into a debate between open-source and proprietary systems. Now, this was not the first time when someone asked me to compare open source vs. proprietary systems, and I am sure it won’t be the last. So I thought I will try to be as objective as possible (even though we sell proprietary LMS) and present how I see open source vs. proprietary LMS debate. Open Source Vs. Proprietary LMS TCO.

Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

eLearning 24-7

Hence: Below are products that are either open source free or free or free with limited functionality. Open Meetings - based on Google code. Microsoft SharedView - share screen views, share notes, some other features. Bosco’s Screen Share - just a screen share program, open source. Tags: Open Source Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning web conferencing webinars web meetings

Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.

Learning Cafe

Using Open Source approach is one such opportunity which should be given serious consideration. Let us first talk about the open source approach and how you probably use it without being aware of it. So what is the open source approach ? In production and development, open source is a philosophy that promotes free redistribution and access to an end product’s design and implementation details. is almost entirely open source based.

Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Source – a conversation with Sakai’s Executive Director

Learning Visions

Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. The following are my notes from Part 1 of the webinar: The Truth About Open Source: A conversation with Michael Korcuska, Executive Director of Sakai. The Truth About Open Source Who writes the code? And other burning questions about source… Poll #1: How many of you currently use open source LMS? 5% currently use one 95% do not use an open source LMS.

DevCorner: Introducing Hyde, TechSmith’s first open source project

TechSmith Camtasia

Today, TechSmith is excited to release its first open source project called Hyde. Hyde does three things very well compared to the Microsoft libraries for accessing Azure Storage: Hyde makes unit testing easy. This means logic that was impossible to unit test with the Microsoft libraries is covered when using Hyde. He has a passion for Open Source and has contributed to several Open Source projects like RestSharp and Kindling.

An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development

The E-Learning Curve

As I'm in the process of updating my website ’s Learning Content Management System (LCMS), I though it would be interesting to discuss open source environments, and how they can be implemented in an e-learning content development ecosystem. Context When I began developing my website and blog, I decided to use an open standards approach during the course of their initial development, as much for philosophical as for financial or any other reasons.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

Unicorn Training

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning View more presentations from Christopher Pappas.

Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open Office.org

The E-Learning Curve

Having discussed two key components of this Open Environment for E-learning; an XML-based authoring and content-generation tool, and an image-manipulation application, today I will discuss an XML-based productivity suite - a word processor, spreadsheet application, and presentation tool called OpenOffice.org. These components are designed to reflect the functionality available in Microsoft Office.

FREE Alternative to Microsoft Project


For those of you who have used, or actively use, Microsoft Project, you know how awesome it is. However, Microsoft Project is pricey, and only comes with some editions of Microsoft Office – so how can you manage that big training development program? Easy: use the free alternative to Microsoft Project – OpenProj ! OpenProj is an open-source software solution that mimics the interface of Microsoft Project.

eFront 3.6.12 just released


We are using the power of the Xapian search engine, along with Open Office’s excellent conversion scripts, to provide for a seamless yet powerful integration with efront’s own search engine. Outlook invitations”, that sends out calendar invitations for course schedules, compatible with Microsoft Outlook’s iCal (Edu/Ent editions). eLearning Learning News Open Source Tools learning management system Learning Technology LMS talentlms

Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013


A vote for Microsoft Office will be split over Word and PowerPoint, so please vote individually for these tools, i.e. Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook etc. eLearning Learning Open Source Tools learning management system Learning Technology LMS Below is an extract from the original post on the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies blog. Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013. The annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list has become very popular.

DevCorner: Microsoft TechEd 2014 – Recap and Major Takeaways

TechSmith Camtasia

This is the place for i nterviews with our devs, source code samples, and an inside peek at some of the cool stuff we’re working on… TechSmith recently sent fourteen of its own to attend Microsoft’s TechEd 2014 conference in Houston. The show floor at Microsoft TechEd 2014. Eric: I wasn’t expecting so many opportunities to connect with Microsoft employees. Over 12,000 attended Microsoft TechEd 2014. Openness.

Free-to-use e-learning development 12: Microsoft Producer

The E-Learning Curve

Today, I'm moving from the realm of open source software proper into the domain of free-to-use e-learning software. Free-to-use e-learning development 12: Microsoft Producer is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: e-learning authoring t authoring tools content authoring gratis libre debate media Microsoft Producer

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Is Facebook the next Microsoft?

Learning Visions

Thursday, July 26, 2007 Is Facebook the next Microsoft? Have you seen this article from TechCrunch: Could Facebook Become The Next Microsoft? Little Shots of Theory Instructional Design as a practice in corporate vs. A Conversation with Karl Kapp ► February (11) ID Live with Charles Reigeluth on EdTechTalk Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Sourc.

ID and e-Learning Links (4/6/14)

Experiencing eLearning

Five free Microsoft Project alternatives – TechRepublic. Some are open source. Learning CSI: Learning Needs Investigation | Learning Rebels. Approaching needs analysis as an “investigation” without assuming that a course is always the right solution. tags: learning training analysis performanceconsulting performancesupport instructionaldesign. Gantter – web-based project scheduling made easy. Web-based project management tool.

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Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

LinkedIn , especially LinkedIn groups, is a source for many useful conversations and resources. Microsoft Word isn’t exactly the most glamorous tool here, but it is a tool I use regularly for design documents, storyboards, and other projects for clients. Microsoft PowerPoint isn’t particularly exciting either, but it’s still a tool I use for storyboard, mockups, simple graphics, flowcharts, and more.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Microsoft preps StartKey: A ‘Windows companion’ on a USB stick" (ZDNet)

Mark Oehlert

According to the ZDNet article "Microsoft’s goal is to build an end-to-end StartKey environment —comprised of everything from system software on the flash devices, asoftware development kit to enable third-party developers to createproducts that can leverage StartKey, and accompany Microsoftapplications and services, sources said."

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Oh.this does not bode well for Microsoft.

Mark Oehlert

» January 14, 2008 Oh.this does not bode well for Microsoft. I can barely run Opera or Firefox with a few tabs open on an Intel Core Duo 2.16 Permalink Technorati Tags : macbook , microsoft TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Oh.this does not bode well for Microsoft.

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Things to know about HoloLens 2 Headset


As Julia white vice president of Microsoft Azure’s said the first HoloLens has transformed the work at construction sites, factory floors and classrooms into more advanced technology. Microsoft also has announced that open-source web browser company Mozilla was creating a prototype Firefox reality browser for HoloLens2. Microsoft and its mixed-reality partners are developing applications for HoloLens 2.

[Part II] How to Understand and Improve Your Moodle LMS Performance

eAbyas Info Solutions

These versions come up with improvements in the source code. As it is mentioned in a plethora of sources, do not go for high-resolution images unless it requires. There’re some other web servers such as Nginx, IIS from Microsoft, and more in the market.

Paradiso lms vs Sunbird LMS


It is an open source LMS which offers various codes free of cost. Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Paradiso LMS vs Sunbird LMS: Which LMS Better Suits your Learning Needs?

A peak under eFront’s hood


We’ll just give you a high level description of what powers eFront, the software analogous of opening the hood of a Ferrari to take a peak at its engine; you don’t need to be mechanic to appreciate that. eFront is distributed as an Open Source project, in the form of “eFront community edition” Open Source, in case you’ve missed the whole Linux thing, refers software that’s available for free, both as in free beer and as in freedom.

What is the future of developer marketing and developer relations? Find out on June 9th with SlashData.


Previous Future Developer Summits have explored how to build world-class developer relations teams, how to design developer personas, how to engage open source developers, and how to create exceptional developer documentation.

Artificial Intelligence – How to Blend it into Custom eLearning Development


Industry leaders and organization heads are now embracing the use of AI, noting how machines and robotics make work easier and open up businesses to new and unimagined possibilities. These will heavily rely on both proprietary and open-source Machine Learning frameworks.

What Is Mixed Reality Training? Everything You Need To Know And 3 Examples

Roundtable Learning

Microsoft Hololens 2. Microsoft Hololens 2 is the most popular MR headset that brings precise 3D digital elements into the real-world through waveguides and light projectors on the headset itself.

Mobile Content Management Solutions: Why Simple File Storage Is Inadequate


When most people think of mobile content management, they think of content repositories , some of the most popular in business being: Microsoft Sharepoint. Microsoft Sharepoint and Google Drive mobile app examples from the app store.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #16

Upside Learning

Open source, the code will be released shortly. The battle for graphics on the mobile platform is just beginning and OpenGL has made a head start, Microsoft’s DirectX vying for such too. Social media & workplace performance matrix – Harold Jarche takes Jane Hart’s case study resources and puts them in a matrix, made accessible to all through Google docs spreadsheet.

Precautions to take before getting an LMS from elearning companies in US

Creativ Technologies

Don’t invest in an open-source LMS because it can have its cons . One of the best ways to save money on an LMS is to get one that is open source. So although an open-source LMS sounds like an attractive option, it requires a lot of labour.

23 Free eLearning Resources Loved by L&D Teams

gomo learning

Continuing on the theme of saving eLearning designers time and money , the Gomo team has been sifting through the internet’s many libraries of free and open-source images, videos, sound files, fonts, templates, and software. Free and Open-Source Software For Learning Course Design.

Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?


It is an open-source learning management system designed to offer the best experience to learners that provides unprecedented data security. Being an open source LMS, Moodle also offers customization to fit your organization’s requirements.

Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?


It is an open-source learning management system designed to offer the best experience to learners that provides unprecedented data security. Being an open source LMS, Moodle also offers customization to fit your organization’s requirements.

Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?


It is an open-source learning management system designed to offer the best experience to learners that provides unprecedented data security. Being an open source LMS, Moodle also offers customization to fit your organization’s requirements.

The Best eLearning Authoring Tools: Review and Features


Microsoft Word is a world-class word processing tool that helps millions of users produce high-quality reports, memos, letters, and other text and graphical content. Open-source.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | February 26, 2020

Mike Taylor

A Guide to Cloud Fonts in Microsoft Office 365. This is still true of older versions of PowerPoint 2016 and earlier) Microsoft has made this much less of an issue with Cloud Fonts. Learning moves at the speed of conversation.

11 Skills Data Scientists Need to Learn in 2019

Your Training Edge

Its advantages lie in the open source nature of the software and the graphic representations of data. Many big corporations such as Microsoft give support to R and contribute to the creation of new packages. Check out Microsoft RSTudio , too. Also known as Scalable language, Scala gives you the opportunity to enjoy an open source base of data, tips and advancements.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "So" - A Whole Article on So.Awesome.

Mark Oehlert

Microsoft employees claimed it as indigenous to Redmond, Washington, with the rest of their rich lexicon of geek-speak and corporate jive. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « OMG.There are spies everywhere sabotaging our organizations!! Main | Dont forget.10 AM PST and 1 PM EST - Firefox 3 Download going for Guiness World record! » June 16, 2008 "So" - A Whole Article on So.Awesome.

Software Courses Sell Really Well


Head on over to Lynda.com (or a similar site) and you will find that the most popular programs are often around software like Microsoft Office Suite or Adobe Photoshop. Another good example is OSTraining , which focuses on courses around the open source software market. Many people like the idea of creating and selling an online course but what isn’t so clear is all the time is what that course should be about!

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 2, 2020

Mike Taylor

This article takes a quick look at how mathematics is not the ultimate source of design truth. Did you know that you can record your PC screen using Microsoft PowerPoint? We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. Benjamin Franklin. Happy Friday!