Pros and cons: proprietary, open-source, and cloud-based LMS

Matrix

Plus, the source code is not made available to clients, which means that customizing your internal learning portal is closer to a dream than to reality. Open-source LMS. Open-source learning platforms revolutionized the business education arena by focusing on teaching and pedagogy on top of the technical proper functioning of the system. An open-source LMS is easy to use and also customizable. Remember the rotary phone?

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. =>

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Open scholarship

Learning with 'e's

There is much talk about openness in education. Most of us by now are familiar with open learning , and many could describe their use of open source software such as Moodle, Mahara, Linux and Open Office. Many can also articulate what open educational resources look like, and have knowledge of Massive Open Online Courses otherwise known as MOOCs. How many though, are familiar with the concept of open scholarship?

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My ‘Man on the Moon’ Project

Clark Quinn

I’d like to see an entire K12 curriculum online (in English, but open, so that anyone can translate it). So let me document three important criteria that I think are critical to make this work (queue my claim “only two things wrong with education in this country, the curriculum and the pedagogy, other than that it’s fine”). Second, as suggested, it can’t be the existing pedagogy.

Learning first, technology second

Learning with 'e's

There is nothing wrong with any of these approaches, provided they don''t get in the way of good pedagogy. Such tools are in fact large and complex networked systems, and are very expensive to buy if they are proprietary, and very time and labour intense if they are open source. Or is it because you have actually sat down and worked out what problems technology will solve, and how pedagogy will be enhanced by its introduction?

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment): Open source learning platform mostly implemented in education settings. One of the main benefits of open source platforms like Moodle is that they’re free and can be highly customized. Open source software: Software for which the source code is publicly available for use and development free of charge. Last week, we decoded tongue-twisting eLearning terms from A-L.

Saffron shortlisted for Social & Collaborative Learning Award

Saffron Interactive

Judges at the Learning & Performance Institute have shortlisted Saffron Share, an open source Learning Experience Network, for the 2014 Learning Awards. The versatile product combines learning content management with ‘social activators’ to speed time-to-competence and open up new frontiers for learning technologies. It’s based on a straight-talking pedagogy that sees a learning experience honestly: as much a group of people as it is a collection of content.”.

Google’s Stadia holds promises in Serious Games, VR and Mixed Reality

Playware Studios

What if I told you that Stadia is open source? The fact that it is open source means innovation and collaboration that draws on a pool of talent and know how that is far beyond any single company could muster. GBL pedagogy. Google recently announced , It’s next-generation gaming platform. It’s been in secret development for several years and promises to change the landscape of both videogames content and hardware.

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Popular ID Principles For Mobile Learning: 5 Trends That Spell Success

G-Cube

M-learning has much in common with traditional forms of face-to-face and online learning with respect to both: its pedagogy and its use of technology. Developers can also use open-source products, which simplify access to content as well as access to m-learning development tools. Mobile technologies offer excellent opportunities to open up education to many who have long been excluded from it.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Memoirs of an "Instructional Designer"

Learning Visions

I have never taken a class in pedagogy. The degree opens many doors but thats about it. 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. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Make the Most of New Moodle Features with eThink Academy

eThink Education

The two webinars will include open Q&A sessions and discussions where you can ask questions of the eThink experts as well as your peers taking the course. These courses are open to both eThink clients and the general public. What is the Make the Most of New Features course?

Interview: Micro Agility Featuring Acky Kamdar, CEO, Magic EdTech

Magic EdTech

We will have to rethink pedagogy, the instructional design, and learning architecture if we have to fully exploit the power of digital technology. The software tools for developing enterprise scalable as well as AI applications are in general available in the open-source arena.

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Saffron introduces Learning Experience Network

Saffron Interactive

Developed using open source technology, Saffron Share is based on ‘a straight-talking pedagogy that sees a learning experience honestly: as much a group of people as it is collection of content,’ he says. Saffron Interactive (Stand 24) will examine the generational challenge to the conventional LMS and introduce its successor, the Learning Experience Network (LEN), during two seminars at the upcoming Learning Technologies 2014 exhibition.

2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

Just as we must pay attention to the latest research on learning and pedagogy, it’s important to be aware of current technological trends. Open Source Software. Open Source software products for eLearning, for which the source code is freely available, are becoming widely accepted. Open Source apps are usually free to download, which makes online learning more affordable. Access to the source code makes the programs customizable.

Using MOOCs in Corporate Training Programs

Your Training Edge

Instructure’s Canvas Network is an open-source LMS used by many schools and institutions. By investigating and incorporating the different MOOC options now, you can ensure that your organization is well positioned to adopt new technologies and pedagogies in the future. When MOOC-mania hit first exploded, a general panic arose in higher education: Would MOOCs make colleges and universities obsolete?

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

There are other projects underway to solve it, including the MedBiquitous Activity Report standard and (in a sense) the Mozilla Open Badges project. The Army Research Laboratory in Orlando, Florida (the Silicon Valley of simulation), is, a source tells us, leaning toward specifying xAPI (see below) as the standard for LMS-simulator communication. When we open that can of worms, we’ll know we’ve reached the trough of disillusionment.

‘Learner as producer’: what Amazon can teach us about the activist LMS

Saffron Interactive

The social-constructivist pedagogy of open source platforms like Moodle and Elgg, for example, are designed with learner production in mind. In a recent post, I mentioned that the order of the training transaction is currently the wrong way around. We treat learners as passive consumers, and don’t recognise their potential as producers.

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Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free) - eLearning 24-7 , June 7, 2010. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010. Yes, mobile moodle for iPhone is eminent, we will release open source code soon - Ignatia Webs , February 25, 2010. Creating Dynamic Presentations with Prezi - WISE Pedagogy , May 24, 2010. Pedagogy? Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010.

10 best LMS software of 2020

Ed App

Claroline emerged with the aim of directing the most important concepts of development towards pedagogy and quality content use of technical tools.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). This is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. Open source learning platform mostly implemented in education settings. One of the main benefits of open source platforms like Moodle is that they’re free and can be highly customized. Open Source Software. Software for which the source code is publicly available for use and development free of charge. Pedagogy.

Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture - The E-Learning Curve , October 14, 2009. Other Sources. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture , October 14, 2009. Pedagogy (12). Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open Office.org , October 9, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

It is intended to provide a scholarly chronicle of the development of the technology, pedagogy and practice of online learning at all levels of education. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo. Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning Free and Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learnin.

Skills That an ELearning Project Manager Should Possess

Designing Digitally

You cannot expect to create successful eLearning courses merely by hiring someone who is an expert in eLearning, investing in a few rapid eLearning authoring tools or getting your hands on an open source e-learning platform. Effective eLearning is comprised of many components.

Feet keep walking

Learning with 'e's

My presentation is entitled 'Learning on the Social Web: Evolving Digital Pedagogies', and will feature a number of theories old and new, and how they are being adapted as explanatory frameworks. I will be giving the opening keynote on Day 1 and speaking on the topic of 'Digital Pedagogy: The Future is Open'. I'm speaking about open source, open content, open educational resources and open scholarship.

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Open Source eLearning Tools , October 13, 2010 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. Open up the Navigation. It opens the doors to thousands of quick customizations.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. We make them available to our members via our Web sites and from other Web sources, sometimes for free and sometimes for a fee. It’s way cooler than pedagogy or andragogy, no? Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Here is a list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: US Dept of Education Report on Online Learning

Learning Visions

Hi Cammy, The research report also says "In many of the studies showing an advantage for online learning, the online and classroom conditions differed in terms of time spent, curriculum and pedagogy." 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.

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Google Wave - Social Media Resources - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Avoid “Death by PowerPoint” with the Pecha Kucha Method - WISE Pedagogy , November 2, 2009. Open Source E-Learning Development 10: Joomla! Other Sources. Best of eLearning Learning. October 30, 2009 to November 6, 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Online Seminars. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning. Tuesday, November 10, 2009. From Blah to Aha!

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008. Online Pedagogy Delicious Tags Now Available - WISE Pedagogy , April 22, 2009. Pedagogy? pcLearning4U is Open for Business - Courseware Development , October 23, 2009. The following are from other sources that could be of interest to Workplace Learning professionals.

LearnTrends - Google Wave - DevLearn - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Open source e-learning development 11: Moodle - The E-Learning Curve , November 9, 2009. Avoid “Death by PowerPoint” with the Pecha Kucha Method - WISE Pedagogy , November 2, 2009. Pedagogy? Other Sources. Best of eLearning Learning. November 2009. Upcoming Online eLearning Events. Online Learning Technologies–Past, Present, and Future.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with Formal Training: Survey Update

Learning Visions

The survey remains open indefinitely. 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. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s Your Max Learning Strategy?

Learning Visions

Not for pedagogical reasons - pedagogy deals with the individual - but because you're working with organisations. 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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

Professional content It may be my perception, but the pedagogy that is often so prevalent in the writing of teachers, about resources for teaching and learning, is often scarce in the writing of instructional designers, when writing about the same things. Pedagogy is as important to training resources as it is to educational resources and it is often impossible to tell the difference between the two types. Is it the pedagogy?

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. link] January 21-22, 2013 Asia Regional OpenCourseWare and Open Education Conference (AROOC): Open Education en Route to Conceptual Society, organized by the Thailand University Project, Bangkok, Thailand. Clayton R.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 8-11, 2009 International Symposium Open, Distance and e-Learning (ISODEL): Education in Digital Era – Continuous Professional Development for ICT-Based Learning, hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of National Education, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. link] December 16-18, 2009 International Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education , Bangkok, Thailand. Clayton Wright just sent me his incredible annual list of eLearning Conferences.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Navigating the Open Data Landscape, Bristol, The United Kingdom. link] January 16-20, 2012 Linux.Conf.Au: Free and Open Source Conference, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. link] February 4-7, 2012 Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia Summit , biennial, Sydney, Australia. link] February 8-10, 2012 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy , 4 th annual, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Clayton R.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!)

Mark Oehlert

Is Pedagogy Getting in the Way of Learning? e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Arrgghh!!! Re-installing Zone Alarm AV on my other machine.AGAIN! Main | Great Quote from Interview with Raph Koster » February 04, 2008 Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!) NewsGator RSS products now free: No really.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Technology, Colleges and Community Online Conference

E-Learning Acupuncture

► January (1) Free Academic Videos for Everyone ► 2008 (37) ► December (2) Wikipedia is now a primary source for research! skip to main | skip to sidebar e-Learning Acupuncture Erics ramblings, experiences and random thoughts about e-Learning, distance education and Educational Technology. Thursday, December 20, 2007 Technology, Colleges and Community Online Conference I live in Canada and these days everywhere I look, I see snow.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Messy Learning OK. Messy Training Not OK.

Learning Visions

Im just back from two this week, and presented yesterday at USQs Pedagogies and Learning Conference in Brisbane. 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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Once that's being done correctly (and this is design and pedagogy I'm referring to here) the onus for learning lies squarely with the learner. 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.