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. But we were trained to believe that if any corporation expressed interest in an open source LMS , the buyer was probably uninformed, unserious, seeking a cheap fix or some combination of those. Is open source right for every extended enterprise application?

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.

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Podcast 23: Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara

Talented Learning

EPISODE 23 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Open source development methodologies are rapidly transforming every corner of the software community. But when should organizations choose an open source LMS platform as the backbone for extended enterprise learning ? Tune in now as I explore this topic with Lars Hyland , Chief Learning Officer of Totara Learning , a market-leading open source LMS pioneer. This has set the stage for open source LMS adoption. .

Why You Should Choose an Open Source eLearning Platform?

Pinlearn

However, here, I am aiming to drive a little deeper and explain why you should choose an open-source eLearning software for your company. In short, we will see how an open-source eLearning platform can make thing easier and implement cutting-edge training and development programs in an organization. What is an open-source learning management system? To understand open source eLearning software, let’s take the example of Android.

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.

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. =>

The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

I’m a recent convert, perhaps on the path to open source evangelism.) Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Moodle and other open source products have huge communities behind them. Talented individuals who can program like hell and believe in the open source philosophy. But the beauty of open source is you can customize it. I think the time for open source is now.

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What is the Moodle Educator Certification Program and Why Should You Attend?

eThink Education

Brought to you by the Moodle HQ team, the Moodle Educator Certification Program teaches Moodlers the most important tips on how to leverage specific tools within the platform in order to create successful eLearning programs and meet instructional goals. What is the Moodle Educator Certification Program? The program applies and extends the foundational skills received via eThink’s additional training offerings included in the eThink Academy. Open Content.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

7 Tips to Avoid the Hidden Costs of LMS Implementation. 10 Common Myths About Open Source. Open source LMS Totara topped our list of 2016 learning industry thought leaders. Weekly posts explore multiple topics, including best practices in onboarding, compliance training, social learning and LMS reporting, and of course, definitive open source thought leadership.

Tips for Creating an Effective Digital Government Training Program

eThink Education

Government training programs, in particular, often focus on the typical workplace learning needs related to compliance, job skills and leadership training, security, and staying current with industry trends and needs. However, unlike your typical L&D program, a government training platform usually needs to adhere to unique security requirements surrounding these organizations. Security is one of the top concerns for a government training program.

eLearning Art and Design Tips: Using GIMPShop Repeatable Textures

eLearning Brothers

How are you going to open up the image and edit the vector file? There are plenty of open source alternatives out there to help your eLearning art and design. GIMPshop Open Source Software. It’s an open source program that replicates lots of Photoshop’s features. Download Tip: When downloading software, please read through the installation, rather than just clicking through. Use the CTRL key (on PC) to select the source to clone from.

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

Talented Learning

And in this industry, open source companies are the customer education leaders, in my opinion. At open source companies, a customer training person is often an early hire and customer education becomes one of their first sources of revenue. • Open source companies typically develop highly innovative technologies. Interesting points… In other words, to build market momentum, open source companies lead with training.

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

10) Should we test systems with a proof-of-concept or pilot program before jumping into implementation and deployment? Open-source learning systems vendors – where third-party service providers exclusively manage deployment, hosting and support. With open-source systems , the cost of professional developers is often offset by no/low system licensing costs. Tips for creating a viable LMS shortlist. Welcome back to our “Ask Me Anything” column!

Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

Experiencing eLearning

This post on building an instructional design portfolio includes what to include and additional tips. 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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Facebook has Tipped

Learning Visions

Monday, December 01, 2008 My Facebook has Tipped Malcolm Gladwell says that everything has a Tipping Point , that point at which a virus goes epidemic, when the hip new thing goes mainstream. Well, my Facebook world has just tipped. Has your Facebook tipped? It just tipped. Mine has tipped too. I dont think mine has tipped, but I treat it much like the little mixture of plants on my desk: I dont exactly ignore it, but I dont have these great expectations.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Friday, June 26, 2009 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? I’m a recent convert, perhaps on the path to open source evangelism.) Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Moodle and other open source products have huge communities behind them. Talented individuals who can program like hell and believe in the open source philosophy. But the beauty of open source is you can customize it.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Top Tips

Learning Visions

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Kineo Top Tips Although my blogging volume may be down, my writing volume certainly is not. Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:07 AM Labels: instructional design , kineo , top tips 1 comments: Zaid Ali Alsagoff said. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Seeking LMS Reporting and Analytics? A Solution Checklist

Lambda Solutions

LMS Reporting for open source learning is one of the top pain points among Moodle and Totara users. Moodle reporting needs are often complex, and they only increase over time (as programs grow, and organizations expand). We also held a webinar on Selecting the Right LMS Reporting Tool for your learning management system, where we go over some tips for the evaluation process.

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What is an LMS? The Basics of Learning Management Systems

eThink Education

If you have ever taken courses online or attended an online training program, you’ve most likely worked with a Learning Management System or an LMS. Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS. One important fact to note is that LMS platforms can be either closed source or open source. Closed-source options typically provide an out-of-the-box eLearning platform. Why We Recommend an Open LMS Solution.

Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Audacity is a free, handy open source audio editing tool. One click and it opens the official profile submitted by the guest. This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. IT Coaches and Directors Librarians Mac Podcasting Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Windows-PCA Behind the scenes peek at the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Learning Reflections (part one) – The Ups and Downs of DevLearn: Holly MacDonald

Learning Rebels

We hop from one learning event to the next, from one learning development program to another, and from one elearning storyboard to the next in line, without pause to reflect on the work we have created or have participated in. Adapt (an open source development tool by Kineo) is looking like a good tool to get your hands on for responsive design.

9 Ways the L&D Function is Evolving

eThink Education

Traditionally, L&D managers have struggled to receive the budget they need in order to implement and deliver effective training programs. While instructor-led trainings are valuable and should be incorporated to some degree into your learning programs, online learning is becoming a more convenient and cost-effective approach to workplace learning. In order to succeed, organizations need to adapt their existing professional education programs.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter

Learning Visions

Monday, May 18, 2009 eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter You probably already know that Twitter is the 140-character microblogging platform. In my first eLearning Tip for Kineo , Ive created a short piece on getting started with Twitter. Its tip #23. While youre there, be sure to check out the previous 22 tips -- all great articles written by Stephen Walsh, one of Kineos founding partners.

Tips for Small L&D Departments: An Interview with Emily Wood

Convergence Training

In this interview, she offers some insights into how she gets it all done and offers tips and resources for L&D professionals out there in the same situation. And then when I get back the other languages, I load those in, and then I build it into a learning program, so you can take any language of the content, and then get points for it or pass or get a badge or whatever we’re doing for that particular scenario. But I still think a hat-tip to you is in order for all that.

OpenBadges: Increasing Visibility of Association Education

WBT Systems

There has been much discussion lately about the value of digital badges for both association education and certification programs. The social connectivity offered by digital badges aligns perfectly with the nature of association membership and education programs in particular. Association education programs, whether providing conferences, online or offline training , blended programs, or a combination of approaches, are inherently social in nature.

8 Tips to Identify the Best-Fit LMS For Your Training Needs

CommLab India

LMSs range from ready-to-run programs to fully customizable application development environments. Open source LMSs are a good choice, as they can be customized cost-effectively. Related Posts Workflow of a Learning Management System (LMS) Simplified 5 Ways to Register Learners to an LMS [Infographic] 5 Tips on Using an LMS for Training Delivery [Infographic].

DevCorner: Seam Carving for Content-Aware Image Re-Sizing

TechSmith Camtasia

I wanted to implement a proof-of-concept program using vanilla C++ and an open source image library ( png++ , a C++ implementation of libpng ). We can use a variety of methods to locate a seam such as Dijkstra’s algorithm , dynamic programming , or any other pathfinding algorithm to find a path of least cost. With dynamic programming, I would begin with the second row and add the minimum energy of the 8-connected pixels above.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

NOTE: Although we don’t receive compensation from any of the sources mentioned below, feel free to tell them I sent you. eThink is offering free open-source learning platform hosting through July 1st for any new client that signs a contract before May 1st. Need extra storage for your learning program or work files? Tips for choosing a technology foundation that adapts to fluctuating needs.

Elearning applications

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year! This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 open source e-Learning projects for 2011 that will help you implement a low cost e-Learning solution.

How E-learning Can Benefit Companies – Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

Internal and External Programs. For example, Apple has represented a playground which helps to discover first steps in programming. Google already represented open free courses for a few specializations like marketing and software development. There are plenty of platforms like UDACITY , CodeAcademy , Coursera , today who keep gathering online programs offered by colleges and universities all over the world. Open source platforms.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Name That Tool

Learning Visions

Friday, May 01, 2009 Name That Tool I just got a FaceBook query from someone and I thought you all could help: Im looking for a tool you might have come across, but I dont even know what product/programming group it belongs to. In turn, we can correlate that with competencies (or in our case program learning objectives) which in turn point to learning tracks. "If Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Leveraging an Open Learning Ecosystem to Support Corporate Learning

eThink Education

Open-Source Learning Management Systems. In particular, b y choosing an open-source LMS , you gain multiple benefits that allow you to build a n effective , dynamic and integrated learning ecosystem. Open-source allows your LMS to adopt a best-of-breed content strategy. The source code is free, allowing you to build your learning ecosystem to meet your exact needs. Moodle is the most widely used open-source LMS in the world.

11 Skills Data Scientists Need to Learn in 2019

Your Training Edge

We’ve assembled a list of 11 essential skills and tips that data scientists need in 2019. If there has to be an essential programming language for data scientists, it will be Python. If you learn Python properly, you can master any other programming language due to simply understanding the architecture. Its advantages lie in the open source nature of the software and the graphic representations of data.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Central

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 06, 2007 Instructional Design Central Travis Jordan, a recent graduate from Utah States Instructional Technology program, has created Instructional Design Central , a collaborative website for professionals in the fields of instructional design, and E-Learning, and performance improvement. Id suggest including information on which degree programs offer a distance learning option.

Introducing Tech Tuesday toolbox

Mike Taylor

In my experience, most people love tech tips and tools. With that in mind, I’ve been thinking about the best way to share some of the best tech tips and tools that I discover. Open almost any image format like PSD (Photoshop), PXD, Jpeg, PNG (Transparent), webP, SVG and many more.

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5 Reasons Why Associations and Training Companies Should Use an eLearning Platform

eThink Education

When providing training for professionals, a flexible, interoperable, and scalable digital learning solution can provide anytime, anywhere access to learning and support the success of your programs for the long term. These events are often a main source of revenue for many associations who use them to provide exclusive education, networking, and growth opportunities for members. Here’s a tip for you… For the most part, learning management systems have achieved feature parity.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Schooling for the K-12 Set

Learning Visions

This hasnt gotten onto my radar before -- Im not sure if there are any state-funded online programs in Massachusetts. The K-12 market is pretty wide open though, so theres lots of opportunities for rapid growth there. I just hadnt realized that this had moved into the realm of full curriculum programs for K-12. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

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Gearing up for Learning Solutions March 17-21 #LSCon

Learning Visions

Here''s what I''m up to while I''m there: Monday I''m running my third edition of The Accidental Instructional Designer full day pre-con Certificate Program from 8:30-4:30. Wednesday 2:15-3:15 Top Tips for Writing Better eLearning Script I''m really excited for this session, and not just because I used American Typewriter font for my slides. I''ll be talking about Adapt , the new open source responsive eLearning authoring tool.

e-Learning Glossaries

eFront

E-Learning Glossary - Imperial College London Barrier-Free eLearning When participating with WSU, College of Engineerings Barrier-Free eLearning program, you may be introduced to new terms and concepts. 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.

Technology Skills for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

You don’t need to know both programs, but I recommend at least a basic understanding of at least one of these tools. One tip for job seekers: Check the job listings in your local area. The IconLogic blog has tips on Captivate, Storyline, Camtasia, RoboHelp, and more. I use the open source tool Audacity for audio editing. OpenShot is a free, open source video editor. Having more skills opens up more options and opportunities.