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.

Open-Source LMS Myths Debunked

eThink Education

Learning Management Systems are either built using open-source technology, closed-source technology, or a hybrid mix of both. Open-source software contains freely available code that can be redistributed or modified. Myth: #1: Open-Source Platforms Lack Security.

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The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Upside Learning

Add to it the fact that its open source which makes it free to use, has made it very popular. But is Moodle or any other open source LMS (there are a few good ones like the ones mentioned here ) really free? So what is a real cost of a free (open source) LMS? Thumb rule – For any open source LMS only the license cost is zero. Go to a vendor who offers managed hosting services on the open source LMS without a rebranding.

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

100% free but with limitations (and you cannot upgrade – some ATs actually do this – with the goal of you buying another of their products). I already have spoke ad naseum about the pros and cons of any free open source platform, so my criteria on what I feel are the best 10 free open source systems are presented below. The reason I state “free” open source, is because “open source” itself is not necessarily free.

Podcast 31: Inside Open Source Learning Systems – With eThink CEO Brian Carlson

Talented Learning

For example, today we welcome a leader in the open source learning community, Brian Carlson , Co-Founder and CEO of eThink Education. Join us as we discuss the latest developments in open source learning systems. Open source learning systems are widely used.

5 Advantages of an Open Source LMS for Software Training

Appsembler

Currently, both proprietary and open source LMS are vying for dominance in the training space. Are there any benefits to leaning on open source dev kits as opposed to proprietary platforms? Why choose open source LMS when vendors offer an out-of-the-box solution? Let’s dive in and see why open source may be a better choice for most businesses. Understanding Open Source LMS. Open edX (our favorite).

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. Elluminate is a really nice tool but not open source.

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. Meetings24.tv - free up to 24 users, limited features in the freebie version, other options available but are fee based. If you want more power, have to purchase Pro version. Bosco’s Screen Share - just a screen share program, open source.

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.

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. 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. A couple of weeks back we posted about Silverlight posing some (at this time, actually little) competition to Flash.

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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). 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). Next week: Mindflash.com Product Review – latest version.

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). 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). Next week: Mindflash.com Product Review – latest version.

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. 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. A couple of weeks back we posted about Silverlight posing some (at this time, actually little) competition to Flash.

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The Winners List: Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019

HT2 Labs

Highlighting innovation and creativity amongst users of both Open Source and Enterprise editions of the Learning Locker® LRS, the first year of the Awards proved popular with learning analytics enthusiasts from a diverse range of industries and disciplines. Best use of Learning Locker® in Support of Another Product: . Community Award for Contributions to Learning Locker ® Open Source.

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. References: OpenOffice.org version 3.x.

Twine Makes Branching Scenarios Easier

Experiencing eLearning

The free open source tool Twine is designed for creating nonlinear stories. If your workplace doesn’t allow downloads, try the online version instead.). The first time you open the application, click Tell Me More for help. Give your story a name and open it up.

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. => to version 3.6.6

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

LMS Products of the Year 2010. A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered. Learn.com offered some robust SL capabilities, but you have to pay for one of their premium versions to have it. Open Source LMS of the Year. You want the LSP version.

Adapt Hangout lifts the lid on multi-device elearning

Sponge UK

Adapt is a free and easy to use elearning authoring tool that creates fully responsive, multi-device, HTML5 elearning content using the open source Adapt framework. Established in 2013 and developed by a collaborative team, Adapt allows people to create single version content that works across multiple types of devices. Some of the project leaders are coming together to answer questions about the technology in a discussion hosted on Google Hangouts.

eFront 3.6.12 just released

eFront

Today we would like to announce a new version of eFront. This maintenance update includes important speed optimizations, full text-search for documents for our enterprise clients, a module to bootstrap modules production, a new sleek modern theme, dozens upon dozens of minor bug fixes, and several tweaks to make your favorite tool even more enjoyable! All eFront development is being done ensuring compatibility with previous eFront versions.

2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

eLearning 24-7

Under this mobile learning misrepresentation, I can tell you that nearly every system out there – can make this argument – because if you can open up Safari and go to the vendor’s web site and then into your SaaS based LMS – then guess what? Click on the app and your default browser opens and off you go. As I often say to folks, what is the point of having an app, if all it does is open up my browser. Open Source Commercial.

Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3

eLearning 24-7

If they offer a paid version, it is listed as well. However, this list and the links thereof are for the free versions. Abbreviations you will see: Does it offer a paid version (PY – Paid Yes, PN – Paid No). You will see only the product name and not the company name, however when you click the product name, it will take you to the web When possible, I tried to take you directly to the product itself – the free version.

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Totara Learning Solutions Launches Community Version: Totara Seedlings by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Totara Learning Solutions has announced a significant change to its open-source distribution strategy. addition to its enterprise offering, Totara LMS, the company has released Totara Seedlings, a beta version. of the upcoming TotaraLMS production release. This announcement contains important details on Seedlings. Design & Development Tools Learning Systems

CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

And, with the costs of a LCMS or even some CMSs, you might want to seek out the open source – FREE way. Unless you plan to add some APIs (since they are open source, you could) to create reports on some data or do robust data collection, it is not going to happen. Well, the list I will provide below includes some components (in some cases, not all the products) of a ECMS, but still have the core functionality as the CMS.

Dreamweaver Slayers

eLearning 24-7

HTML Kit also offers a paid version, however, 292 is free and offers more than enough. Tags: Open Source Product Review authoring tools e-learning e-learning vendors elearning Dreamweaver Dreamweaver was not created for people to build courses in, rather it was created for people to build web sites and other web related solutions. Let the Slayers list begin! Listed Below are FREE. Aptana Aptana Studio - Enables you to also incorporate Ajax, CSS, etc.;

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar

Learning Visions

Monday, July 13, 2009 Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar Kineo will be holding a free webinar on creating effective product knowledge e-learning on July 16th, 2009. Product knowledge training creates major challenge for organizations, including: Keeping content up to date: products change rapidly. For example there have been over 60 new versions of the Blackberry since its launch in 2002, that’s one every 5 weeks.

Branching Scenario Prototype in Twine

Experiencing eLearning

I built this branching scenario prototype in Twine , a free, open source tool for creating nonlinear stories. You can use Twine as the finished product though, especially if you do some formatting to make it look better.

Quick and Dirty Video Production

eLearning Weekly

Note: The image below links to a large version of one of the videos.). Here’s an example: Both styles use an informal, relaxed approach along with seemingly low-budget, low-quality video production. Essentially, these aren’t polished productions. I wanted to show these examples and bring up the fact that video production is getting easier and the tools are getting cheaper every day.

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Start this 2019 by the hand of the Top eLearning Companies in India

Paradiso

The Top eLearning companies in India are ready to receive 2019 with new versions of their products and releases of new specialized services for companies that are interested in increasing their workforce and training capacity. Mobile Learning: it opens the learning process up further by providing access to learning content on and offline and in any device is convenient – computer, tablet or smartphone.

Branching Scenario Prototype in Twine

Experiencing eLearning

I built this branching scenario in the open source tool Twine. You can use Twine as the finished product though, especially if you do some formatting to make it look better. If you use Twine as a prototyping tool, you can build the finished version in Captivate, Storyline, or another tool of your choice. Try the scenario out yourself by clicking below (the scenario will open in a new tab).

Where I’m Speaking in 2021

Experiencing eLearning

You can watch a recording of an earlier version of this presentation. SME and stakeholder reviews of branching scenarios are also challenging, especially if they don’t have a prototype to help them envision the final product.

9 Elearning Authoring Tools: Comparison and Review

Elucidat

Designed for ambitious teams and training providers, Elucidat has many features that make it easy to scale up elearning production. The variations manager makes it easy to turn a course into a master version with child courses underneath it. The parent-child relationship means all versions can be updated at once, which saves a lot of time if you’re dealing with many variations. Limitations of a desktop tool – challenging collaboration, review and version control.

Mythbusting: FAQs About eThink’s Moodle Partner Status

eThink Education

Last month, we announced that we have joined forces with Open LMS alongside newly acquired eCreators, becoming a part of the wider Learning Technologies Group (LTG) plc. Are we still technically using Moodle as our LMS, or are we now using Open LMS as our LMS?

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6 Best LMS Platforms for Your Online Education Website

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

You’ve open-source LMS options, as well as hosted LMS platforms that claim to offer much more than their open-source competitors. Open-source vs. Cloud-Based LMS Platforms. Open Source LMS platforms. Source – blackboard.com.

My 10 Ten Tools for Learning

Learning Rocks

Microsoft PowerPoint (Creating) The much maligned app is probably where I do most of my design work, either for scripts, demos or indeed, using Articulate, developing finished products. It's slow, a resource hog and really is only there to open the web to me. evaluation rapid tools marketplace articulate c4lpt Moodle LMSs elearning wikis open source silly excitement thought leaders social learning

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My 10 Ten Tools for Learning

Learning Rocks

Microsoft PowerPoint (Creating) The much maligned app is probably where I do most of my design work, either for scripts, demos or indeed, using Articulate, developing finished products. It's slow, a resource hog and really is only there to open the web to me. Tags: evaluation rapid tools marketplace articulate c4lpt Moodle LMSs elearning wikis open source silly excitement thought leaders social learning

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Moodle vs Cornerstone : Find out which tool is better?

PSB

It is an open-source learning management system designed to offer the best experience to learners that provides unprecedented data security. A free LMS, Moodle can be used in its vanilla version endlessly. Product Feature.

Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

It is an open-source learning management system designed to offer the best experience to learners that provides unprecedented data security. A free LMS, Moodle can be used in its vanilla version endlessly.

Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

It is an open-source learning management system designed to offer the best experience to learners that provides unprecedented data security. A free LMS, Moodle can be used in its vanilla version endlessly.

Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

It is an open-source learning management system designed to offer the best experience to learners that provides unprecedented data security. A free LMS, Moodle can be used in its vanilla version endlessly.