Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

Open source software is a great example. 10 years ago we would occasionally cross paths with corporate LMS buyers who were evaluating commercial systems side-by-side with open source platforms. Early open source learning systems were viable for academic applications.

The 5 Best Open Source Learning Management Systems

Your Training Edge

With an open source Learning Management System (LMS), you can customize your experience and programs based on your business goals and department directives, allowing different groups of employees to access hundreds of learning modules. Based on pricing models, customer types, special features, and support, here is our list of the 5 best open source learning management systems. You can create fully online and hybrid courses, and it offers an open source license.

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Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. E-learning platforms that offer the MOOCs with their regular programs are MOOC platforms. Before delving into the details of best open-source eLearning software and MOOC platforms, let me mention a few stats that would help you have a chuckle: To launch edX, Harvard and MIT invested a whopping $60 million. Ultimately, MOOCs have made eLearning introduction into traditional learning programs so feasible. Final Project.

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.

The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS

Gyrus

The availability of free software has increased over the years with the development and release of programming kits for apps and software, community and support forums, and freemium software that offers limited use for free, but requires paying to get all software features unlocked. Open source learning management systems have become increasingly popular, and on paper they always sound good. How long will this project take?

Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option

Association eLearning

You’re shopping for an LMS and behold FREE OPEN SOURCE LMS pops up. Free and open source. Well hold the phone because if it sounds too good to be true, it’s because open source isn’t all it claims to be. Yes, it sounds like a good idea, but if you own a business or run an association, you might want to think twice about open source. What does open source mean? Source code must be included.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront [1] but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

Many associations have, at some point, considered the benefits of choosing an open source LMS for delivering their education programs. At first glance, open source LMS may seem to have certain advantages over a commercial, purpose-built association LMS – no upfront licensing costs, full control over how the system can be customized, etc. Hidden Costs of an Open Source LMS. Case Study: Limitations of an Open Source LMS.

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

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 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. So, let see the list of the free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. =>

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). This is not affiliated with the Mobile Learning Engine program further down below. Project mGBL (Mobile Game Based Learning) – being created by multiple folks throughout the EU. UFPE were the people behind the project. and using C# for the primary programming language.

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). This is not affiliated with the Mobile Learning Engine program further down below. Project mGBL (Mobile Game Based Learning) – being created by multiple folks throughout the EU. UFPE were the people behind the project. and using C# for the primary programming language.

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. Ahead of sharing insightful case studies to highlight the best of this year’s winning projects, we’re pleased to introduce our 2019 winners (with a little context around what they achieved)… The Winners List.

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. Tags: OpenOffice.org e-learning industry open e-learning environment content development ISD e-learning development organizational development e-learning toolkit

What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?

MakingBetter

xAPI, being open-source and licensed as Apache 2.0, Concurrently, DISC will work with a stakeholder group to define requirements for software and hardware certification of xAPI conformance, and to make recommendations to ADL for a program that would confer certification on software and hardware with Learning Record Store (LRS) functionality. Consortium Open Source Standards

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Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 01/09/2010

Experiencing eLearning

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eFront

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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. =>

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.

Game Changing Training

Your Training Edge

Let’s discuss the pros of developing a training program and make it a real game changer for your business. They can also promote reflective learning, iterative developments on business projects, application of techniques learnt and reinforcement of information gained in the training. Gartner had projected by 2015, 90 percent of the world’s business would be using open source software.

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FREE Alternative to Microsoft Project

LearnDash

For those of you who have used, or actively use, Microsoft Project, you know how awesome it is. Sure, it’s not as sexy as the other programs out there, but it is by far one of the best solutions available for work planning a major project with various dependencies. However, Microsoft Project is pricey, and only comes with some editions of Microsoft Office – so how can you manage that big training development program?

Vote for The Best of ELearning 2011 Awards

eFront

In its 7th year, the balloting period is open and you can vote your favorite eLearning product or service in 26 different categories. Open Source and Professionally Supported => All editions of eFront are offered with their source code. Although distributed as open source, eFront is being supported by a professional team of skilled developers. Are you going to vote for The Best of Elearning 2011 Awards?

TinCan Demystified

eFront

If you are somewhat interested in eLearning and unless you have been living on a deserted island for the last year you probably have already heard about the TinCan project. A nice side-effect of the messaging system is that any enabled device or program can send Tin Can API statements (mobile phones, simulations, games, real world activities etc.). As TinCan project put it “ People learn from interactions with other people, content, and beyond.

Using MOOCs in Corporate Training Programs

Your Training Edge

Companies also have several options for how to integrate MOOCs into their training programs. Many organizations offer prepackaged MOOCs, and this is a very good option for workplace skills, professional development, and other parts of a training program that don’t require company-specific content. The Saylor Foundation offers a Workplace Skills Program that includes courses in computer literacy, professional writing, and time and stress management.

How to Hire a Web Development Technology Partner for Your WordPress LMS Website Project with WisdmLabs

LifterLMS

Learn how to hire a web development technology partner for your WordPress LMS website project with WisdmLabs in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett from LifterLMS. When a project is cheap and fast, you’ll likely suffer on quality.

How do I even start? 5 first steps to building your first employee training program

TalentLMS

What you don’t know is how to get started on developing a training program for the first time. So keep your eyes peeled for the five basic steps to use in developing a training program in an organization. How to create your first training program (successfully!).

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

When clients talk to me about their Learning Management System (LMS) project , above all, they typically ask three priority questions as part of their LMS Feasibility Study : Is what we want available? At this stage you will likely come across some gaps and open questions. Licensing costs for additional systems acquired related to the project. Costs for consultants hired to support the project. Cost due to impact on training programs.

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11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

If you are thinking of creating an educational game but don't want to invest a lot of money, you can try out these free software programs (or free for 30 days in some cases), some are 2D and some are 3D. Also, if you are in a large organization and thinking of implementing a "serious game," you may want to develop a prototype using one of these software programs to see how it plays before sinking a lot of money into the project.

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. Under the supervision of an eLearning Project Manager, a project of eLearning Design and Development can be carried out by carefully following a step by step process from design to deployment. Do you need to have an eLearning PM on your project?

Podcast 32: Building a Customer Education Business Case – With Bill Cushard of Learndot

Talented Learning

For example, I worked on elearning projects for customers at Accenture. And in this industry, open source companies are the customer education leaders, in my opinion. Interesting points… In other words, to build market momentum, open source companies lead with training.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Project Ever

Learning Visions

Thursday, May 22, 2008 Best Project Ever A baby girl. 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. Born on Sunday. Yes, ahead of schedule by a few days!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Friday, March 21, 2008 E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design Ill define it in one word: grueling. Since November, I have been working on a big project for a brand-name institution: 29 self-paced eLearning courses. Client Review This is the single longest phase of this project. Good luck on your other, more important project too! What does your team develop the eLearning in for this project at that speed?

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

This is when we operate as a virtual member of the project team to help move LMS implementation forward. 10) Should we test systems with a proof-of-concept or pilot program before jumping into implementation and deployment? A pilot project occurs after a contract is signed. Generally, throughout the entire LMS selection and implementation process, it’s useful to include stakeholders from the business unit, the executive team, IT, project management and possibly HR.

Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

Experiencing eLearning

These 10 tips for building a portfolio include picking the right projects and pairing each project with a description. Open source and additional tools. If you want to use open source tools, check out Adapt and H5P. This program focuses on fundamental instructional design skills plus building a portfolio and practical experience. Everyone working in instructional design, learning experience design, or elearning should have a portfolio.

4 Reasons Why You Should Flip Your Training

eLearning Brothers

Freddie has pioneered the adapta­tion of open-source LMS’s and eLearning environments for both Corporations and Government Agencies. . They provide and develop a fully customizable training program to mirror any corporate culture and learning style. Their services include Instructional Design, Facilitation, Blended Learning programs and more. eLearning Featured Instructional Design Resources Project Management Resources ResourcesLet’s face it.

5 FREE Tools For Instructional Designers

LearnDash

Many elearning developers have similar programs in their “toolbox” You’ll find Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora Inspire, Adobe Photoshop, Snagit, stock photo memberships, premium templates, and so on. It doesn’t make sense to purchase all of these programs up-front. What you’ll find is that as you work on more projects you will start to build your available tools. This free, open-source alternative can be quite useful.

Weekly Bookmarks (1/23/11)

Experiencing eLearning

Formative Evaluation of programs. eFront: Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011. Great collection of open source e-learning projects and tools, including multimedia development, screen recording, Android app development, an LMS, and more. Technically, some of these are Free, not Open Source, but still a valuable list.). AdobeTV.

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Learning Pool LMS; New features and our biggest investment to date

Learning Pool

We were driven by a need to be more responsive to client needs, and to prioritize development within the core ‘learning’ features of the platform, whilst remaining Open Source. We’ve also started a project dedicated to improved design and experience across the platform.

Free Illustrations Perfect for Rise 360 Courses

Rapid eLearning

No programming required and because of the way it works, it doesn’t require any design work. Check out these open source illustrations from unDraw.co. They look nice and they’re free to use for commercial projects.

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Top 6 Docebo Alternatives and Docebo Competitors in 2020!

Paradiso

Docebo is one of the top-rated SaaS eLearning solutions and features a comprehensive toolkit for companies looking to achieve ease and efficiency in their training management programs. . The software can be customized for any learning setup and can handle any type of training program.

Instructional Design Experience Before Your First Job

Experiencing eLearning

People who built portfolios as part of a masters or graduate certificate program are generally in a better position, but they may need experience too. You get some experience and a project for your portfolio; a nonprofit gets some free content to further their cause.

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