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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. The solution is a separate collaborative annotation server, such as TeemingPod. Video streaming Moodle does not stream video effectively.

HTML5: Standardize on MP4 (mostly)

ICS Learning

And so now, again about a year later, we find that with Cisco’s recent contribution of their h.264 codec to the open-source community, Mozilla now has a way to integrate that codec support into their browsers (in a away they are comfortable with). Now for the next big thing…a standard for support true-streaming video via HTTP! One of the most significant issues holding back wide deployment of HTML5-compatible video was the disparity of support between browsers.


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Case Study of Magoosh: How to make a dent in a competitive market?


Also, they had a poor initial understanding of the market, and they had to figure out their ways as they learned how to make a dent in a segment already filled with established players. Between 2008 and 2010, they explored the idea of a test prep platform with crowd-sourced materials.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

E-Learning and all forms within are normally taken via your desktop computer and either hitting your company’s server with your browser or going to a hosted LMS vendor’s solution. If you wanted to have a video conference with multiple people or a webinar with high quality video or full video streaming on your smart phone, you are out of luck. While 99% of the public, believes that the Ipad is the only player in the market, it is not. APIs, Open Source, HTML5.

25 Tools to Create Training Videos That Engage Learners


From filming to editing, streaming, or hosting, these tools have everything you need to create an employee training video — in one neat package. Free and open-source, this video editing software is easy to use and quick to learn. Video drives learning.

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How To Create An Online Language Learning Website Like Verbling


The major players of the online language learning market and their funding. The following flow-chart explains Verbling’s business model in detail : Apart from the basic commission-based model, such a language tutoring platform can also utilize additional revenue streams to increase the bottom-line. It’s 100% customizable, Comes with open source-code, Can be self-hosted on a web-server, And you can get 100% ownership by paying a one-time cost; no recurring fee at all.

K-12 and LMSs are Broken, Who’s to Blame?

eLearning 24-7

Uptime – Most systems today who are in the cloud use server farms such as Rackspace and Amazon S3 – thus that “uptime” is tied to those servers. Blackboard is the oldest player in the education space and the most dominant (revenue/sales wise). Ability to add video to streams, courses. Private server. Back in the 90’s I taught high school and loved it.

Webinar Q&A: Empowering Continuous Learning with the Experience API (xAPI)

Experience API

Answer: xAPI allows for learners to be identified by email address, Open ID or an account on some system, such as an LMS. Open Source LRS. Is there an open source LRS? Answer: There’s four different Open Source LRSs that I’m aware of: Learning Locker , ADL LRS , lxHive and TinMan. If you’re looking to get started with xAPI on a limited budget or want to do a lot of development yourself, an Open Source LRS is a good option.

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Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

An alarming rate of “get the content up now, ASAP&# regardless of what it looks like, instructional design is typically tossed out the window, especially when the ID, CD or whomever is tasked to create is handed a stream of documents in Word or PPT or some other form. Sure there are over 100 vendors in this industry and probably 95% you have never heard of and whom have great products that can meet or beat the big players. Open Source Free Content Authoring Tools.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

Totara is unique in the marketplace because it’s a corporate learning management system built on the open source LMS platform, Moodle. Totara isn’t 100% open source because you must purchase a basic level of access to receive ongoing code updates for a nominal fee. However, you can use all the pieces and deploy it on your own servers or in the cloud. Because this software is open source, partners can also create reusable custom code extensions.

Skinning Lectora’s New HTML5-based Media Player


Something many of our users have been asking for in recent months is the ability to run video and audio media via HTML5 rather than with a Flash-based media player, as well as the ability to use Closed Captioning with media on mobile devices. The new HTML5 media player is also coming to Lectora Online very soon! The new player is based on the open-source MediaElement.js Click Manage Custom Skins to open its dialog. Want to try the new HTML5 media player?