Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

One of the areas that always gain interest and usage are open source systems, that is to say, free open source code (some are not), to which any organization, company, educational setting, government and so forth can build their own system (often noted as home-grown) and do what they wish with it.

Future Of Flash Is Open Source

Upside Learning

Adobe, recently announced moving their open-source development to Sourceforge. Looks like a desire to speed up their open-source development around the Flash platform. The new portal called Open@Adobe will hold Adobe’s open source projects in coming days. We advocate the need of openness at Adobe especially for their Flash runtimes. Although Adobe has a range of open-source projects they haven’t yet fully “opened” both the Flash runtimes.


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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?

Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

So, when I sat down to talk with Dr Asheesh Choksi, technology consultant and architect, about Moodle, he gave me a 12-point program to add value to Moodle - which was quite an eye opener. This can be done using Google Gears to some extent, or with the Harbinger Offline Player all the way up to SCORM compatible tracking. These devices are supported using MLE Moodle, an opens ource plugin for iOS and Android.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

The list is followed by free open source software that mimics and can even beat – IMO some of its more well known competitors – that you might use when building your WBT. SCORM compliant learning object generator, customized editing interface, web based media player that works across multiple platforms, video/audio, image slides, text synchronization. Xerte - Open source tools for e-learning developers and designers.

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

The working draft of HTML 5 indicates a need to find suitable open source code which works on all browsers without licensing or patent fee. The Mozilla Foundation has already implemented the open source Ogg Theora and Ogg Vorbis codecs for video in the beta of Firefox 3.5 To add to this Dailymotion has launched a new R&D platform, dedicated to open source video format and has announced that it would be re-encoding 300,000 videos to Ogg Theora and Vorbis formats.

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Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). ASK-MobileSCORM Player. S1000D-SCORM Bridge Open Toolkit - provides a reference implementation for creating consistent, interoperable SCORM 2004 3rd Edition Content Packages from an S1000D SCORM Content Package Module (SCPM).

10 SCORM Players

Ed App

SCORM players are nifty tools that allow you to view standalone training content in other applications or learning management systems. SCORM Player #1 – EdApp. EdApp is an award-winning LMS and an open-source SCORM player that allows you to play SCORM files with ease.

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

The working draft of HTML 5 indicates a need to find suitable open source code which works on all browsers without licensing or patent fee. The Mozilla Foundation has already implemented the open source Ogg Theora and Ogg Vorbis codecs for video in the beta of Firefox 3.5 To add to this Dailymotion has launched a new R&D platform, dedicated to open source video format and has announced that it would be re-encoding 300,000 videos to Ogg Theora and Vorbis formats.

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Smokescreen – The Future Of Flash Player?

Upside Learning

Smokescreen project is an effort to bring Flash player to the iPhone/iPad without installing the Flash plug-in. It’s an open source project implemented in HTML5 and JavaScript. Here’s is what Simon Willison has to say about Smokescreen: Chris Smoak’s Smokescreen, “a Flash player written in JavaScript”, is an incredible piece of work. Apple’s blocking Flash has actually pushed the developers to innovate and essentially develop the Flash player in HTML5 and JavaScript.

Free xAPI HTML5 Video Player

Learning Dojo

One template that I have been spending some extra time on has been my xAPI HTML5 Video Player. I have always been an advocate for open source, so if you are a coder, I give you the code for free! So if you want to download a free xAPI video player, head over to my downloads section or download the template here Wow, it has been a while since I have written a new post. I have been extremely busy. I have rebranded my website to be more focused on the eLearning Industry.

Game Changing Training

Your Training Edge

It happens just once a year when baseball players get a chance for the fresh start. Gartner had projected by 2015, 90 percent of the world’s business would be using open source software. This software differs from freeware and shareware and can be defined as both the idea and application of making program source code openly accessible. My last posts have been quite learner oriented, while this post talks about corporate trainers and development professionals.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase | Main | Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" » September 06, 2007 Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform Way back in July, I posted a brief note about OpenLaszlo. is actually investigating using it and today I see that Open Laszlo has its own track at AjaxWorld West 2007.

Encore – Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

I will be posting a new article on Wednesday, which will include access to a course built 100% in HTML5, on a player in a LMS that supports 100% HTML5. I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered. I like this system and its functionality in comparison to the other players in this space. Open Source LMS of the Year. Has a built-in player for 100% HTML5 courses (1st in the market) which can be launched within their system. Now, vendors do not switch their pricing structure and some components to match another, unless they see that they are legitimate players.

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. SCORM Player communicating with your vendor’s solution, for example, if you were creating your own LMS and Rapid Intake’s rapid e-learning authoring tool, it includes a SCORM Player API. HTML5 Player. Control the player through a number of available methods (play, pause, stop).

Updates On HTML5 From Google I/O

Upside Learning

On day 1 of the I/O Google has made many announcements like release of open source, royalty-free video format WebM, Chrome Web store, opened up Google Wave, released open source Font API and directory etc. Release of open source, royalty-free video format WebM – couple of months back Google had acquired On2 (a company developing video encoding and compression techniques) after which there had been rumors that Google would open source the On2 VP8 video codecs.

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LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. Please download it and not just open up open in your window. If you do not save it after you open it, you will not see it again, because it will exist in your cache and unless you know where to find it, many people think it disappears. The course is built in 100% HTML5 and the player you will view it on, is a HTML5 player within a LMS. Latest: 303 LMS & Learning Portal Vendors.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #10

Upside Learning

Open Classroom Servers. SublimeVideo [HTML5 Video Player]. It’s an HTML5 video player that will allow you to easily embed videos in any page, blog or site using the latest modern web standards. WordPress for Android and Blackberry is an Open Source app that empowers you to write new posts, edit content, and manage comments with built-in notifications. Symbian OS now fully open source. Previously, the kernel was made available via open source.

Tech Knowledge: LMS – What were they Thinking? Notes on the Go

eLearning 24-7

So you cannot create content/courses in other mobile learning tools or open source mobile learning tools and not be able to use it with their solution. More Notes Later.including a player who “gets&# it when it comes to where “LMS’s have to go now and down the road – social integration tied to Twitter, facebook, Linkedin, Skype Plus unlimited Seats, plus Community page – photos, thoughts, plus the whole reg.

Top 6 Cornerstone Alternatives and Cornerstone Competitors in 2020!


This leading player in the online training market offers a free trial with economical pricing that starts at $2.95 An open-source LMS, Canvas is a cloud-based learning management system dedicated to the enhancement of the educational experiences shared on its website by its users.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games

Mark Oehlert

» February 20, 2008 GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games Player Generated Content in Casual Games One of the presenters is Kris Soumas and dig this title - "VP of Games, Lifetime Television" I wonder if they even have a CLO.but they have a VP of Games. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « GDC Update 4: A Basket of Stuff | Main | GDC Update 6: Game Studies Download 3.0

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. I also asked for volunteers to represent those who were already strong advocates of open source and those who were deeply sceptical.

eLearning Development: Useful Firefox add-ons

Upside Learning

What makes Firefox different from other browsers is it being open source and highly customizable using Firefox add-ons. Here I list some of them: Flash Switcher – Adobe Flash being the most commonly used development tool for Upside Learning, testing Flash content in different versions of Flash Player is a pain. Flash-Switcher makes things easy by allowing you to have multiple Flash Player plug-ins installed in the browser at the same time.

What 2U’s edX Acquisition Means for Open edX, Appsembler, and Its Customers


You’ll likely have heard the news by now that education technology company 2U is acquiring online course provider edX (not to be confused with Open edX, which will remain an independent learning platform). What Is the Difference Between edX and Open edX? Open edX.

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Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

However, they open sourced it later for the ease of updating. YouTube – The YouTube API for Flash, allows developers to load the YouTube video player in Flash files. This player can load any public video and perform various functions like play, pause, seek, control volume etc.

5 Related Costs in Getting Any LMS System

eAbyas Info Solutions

Be it a proprietary LMS or an open-source, it will cost you. And that is too, the LMS implementation cost applies irrespective of the software license type – proprietary or open-source. But how come an open-source LMS will cost you?

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

While 99% of the public, believes that the Ipad is the only player in the market, it is not. Ipad, Entourage EDGE, Camangi WebStation, Freescale, Amtek, Asus,Open Peak’s Open Tablet, ExoPC Tablet, Fusion_Garage Joo Joo, Ubuntu Linux SmartQ, EAFT MagicTile. APIs, Open Source, HTML5. Pricing - Some vendors are selling for as low as $299 USD, more players in the market, pricing becomes affordable for the masses with a new price range. Open Peak.

We launched CATAPULT: A giant step forward for cmi5

Rustici Software

We even came up with a catchy acronym- Project CATAPULT (cmi5 Advanced Testing Application and Player Underpinning Learning Technologies)–because acronyms–and a nod to the crux of cmi5, which is to track xAPI enabled learning activities launched from an LMS.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #8

Upside Learning

Disney Ptex library goes Open Source. Disney Ptex library has been released as open source under the BSD license. Chamilo – this is a new open source LMS that may become an alternative to Moodle in the future. In Vimeo to try out the HTML5 player, click the “Switch to HTML5 player&# link below any video. Printliminator. The Printliminator is a bookmarklet with some simple tools you can use to makes websites print better.

Taking cmi5 adoption further by developing a Conformance Test Suite

Rustici Software

In truth, achieving real interoperability has to be done through conformance testing which is why we’re so excited to announce that we’ve been awarded a contract for the ADL Initiative cmi5 Player and Test Suite (PTS) Prototype Project. Most importantly, there has not been an authoritative source or governance of the cmi5 specification as we had with the SCORM conformance test suite.

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Last week, while justifying Apple’s refusal to allow Flash player on iPhone/iPad, Steve Jobs wrote– “ New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too) ”. A few browsers like Firefox support Ogg Theora (an open source format) while others like Safari support H.264 (this is a proprietary format and licensing fee is required to support this format).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rock On with e-Learning from ZVEX

Learning Visions

Wednesday, March 07, 2007 Rock On with e-Learning from ZVEX.Simple video (one shot, no edits) + Super high-quality audio (which youd expect from this source) + Nice voice + Humor + Good hand gestures = Really Cool Product Training Im no guitar player, but I thoroughly enjoyed these little demo videos of "handmade stompboxes" (pedals used to create crazy effects with electric guitars.) Free the Learners -- Free the LMS Open Simulations vs. Page Turners?

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July 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

This Flash Player (Frash) Runs On iPad. This post talks of one such player – Frash – that runs Flash content on iPad/ iPhone in a Safari browser. Future Of Flash Is Open Source. Being one of major consumers of Flash platform, the eLearning developer community will anyways benefit from open-source developments around Flash. Know more about Adobe’s various open source initiatives here.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Flash: Embedding Video in the Experience

Learning Visions creates the codec used in the Flash Player 8. 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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When to use #Gamification

Kapp Notes

In this experience, the players are actually predicting protein sequences and players have designed new vaccines from the new and unique ways they’ve folded protein. Skill Building—If you want to learn how to use the Ruby on Rails, an open source web application framework for the Ruby programming language, you could sit down with a manual and plow through pages of text or you could program a web site for Zombie meet ups. Some ideas on when to use #Gamification. (

An explanation of cmi5 in (mostly) plain English

Rustici Software

No matter which DVD you buy, it’ll play in your DVD player at home; you don’t need different players to watch different DVDs. Source: ADL cmi5 Specification. Open source Player Prototype that functions as a cmi5 content player.

Best LMS For Teaching Courses Online

Academy of Mine

It’s open source Learning Management System software so it’s constantly being upgraded and developed. eFront : Offers a “freemium” LMS where the core of their software is open source but their hosted solutions cost between $85 – $1990 / month.

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Top 6 Docebo Alternatives and Docebo Competitors in 2020!


This leading player in the online training market offers a free trial with economical pricing that starts at $2.95 An excellent open source LMS for small and medium scale companies, Moodle is listed among the best Docebo competitors.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web. Shell / Content player The elearning course is generally presented with the help of some kind of shell or content player which lets the learner navigate learning modules using simple user interfaces. Elearning development tools: only Adobe?