Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

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. I’m not talking about your customization of it, rather that with some companies they charge for you to use their open source code.

Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3

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K12, unknown types of questions, can create eportfolios, surveys, mark automatically, modify and share assessments, stats. Openmark All, seems to push towards academia, but can be used in corporate market, unknown types of questions, unique approach whereas feedback is the key, interactive process, question choices, exist – open source. testMaker K12, A, unknown types of questions, create and publish tests and questionnaires online – web based, open source.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: I Heart My Wiki

Learning Visions

We installed MediaWiki on our local server a couple of weeks ago and Ive been using it to record everything I can for my e-Learning strategy project. I dont have to open 800 documents. Take the Survey!

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My 10 Ten Tools for Learning

Learning Rocks

It's slow, a resource hog and really is only there to open the web to me. XAMPP - I'd love to include this actually - it's a web server that takes about 15 minutes to set up - 10 if you exclude the download time. SurveyMonkey - great way of doing research, getting feedback, surveying needs, finding out what everyone wants at the pub on friday so you can preorder.

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My 10 Ten Tools for Learning

Learning Rocks

It's slow, a resource hog and really is only there to open the web to me. XAMPP - I'd love to include this actually - it's a web server that takes about 15 minutes to set up - 10 if you exclude the download time. SurveyMonkey - great way of doing research, getting feedback, surveying needs, finding out what everyone wants at the pub on friday so you can preorder.

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TCC09: Podcasting with Section 508

Experiencing eLearning

open source software options: Audacity. Mixer–no open source ones out there, but Audacity does a lot. Your server. Open or closed captions. Open captions are visible like subtitles. Podcast logo. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference.

10 Training Tracking Tool Options To Boost Team Learning

Continu

Slack, Okta, OneLogin, HRIS (Workday, Oracle and others), SCORM, YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, Google Analytics, Open API. Collect and analyze surveys. Implement online exams, surveys, quizzes, and certificate programs.

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Theeducators.com offer fast track Moodle course

Course Index

This has opened the door for enterprising people who see the opportunity of running their own micro-university. Moodle is free to use, but usually requires some expense to maintain in the form of either a dedicated server or paying a hosting company to keep the site up.

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Online test making software buyers guide

ProProfs

Are you an online marketer who requires an online tool for creating quizzes and surveys to add to your blog or website? Ability to create interactive tests and surveys by using videos and images. Ability to promote the tests and surveys by embedding them your blog or website.

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14 Best Practices for Successful E-learning Implementation

CommLab India

Specific surveys and feedback forms filled by employees and the management will help you identify their training needs and opinions on e-learning. Choose your LMS – open source or commercial. Implementing change is an organization is not an easy task.

The 10 Best MindTickle Alternatives

Continu

Slack, Okta, OneLogin, HRIS (Workday, Oracle and others), SCORM, YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, Google Analytics, Open API. Collect and analyze surveys. JoomlaLMS is a learning management system that uses Open Source Joomla!

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

A module can consist of any course material, such as a video, document, SCORM file, or an exam or survey. Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment): Open source learning platform mostly implemented in education settings.

TalentLMS for Android: The Content Downloader – Part 1, Design

TalentLMS

Each Unit is characterized by a type that depends on the content it contains, such as Audio, Video, Text, Test, Survey, and others. Range requests to the server. TalentLMS for Android has been out for a while now and its user base is growing steadily.

The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

Dashe & Thomson

This site allows users to set up and maintain a discussion-forum using the open-source Vanilla Forum software, which can be hosted on your own server for extra security, if desired.

The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

Dashe & Thomson

This site allows users to set up and maintain a discussion-forum using the open-source Vanilla Forum software, which can be hosted on your own server for extra security, if desired.

8 LMS Requirements For Corporate Training

eFront

Thankfully, eFrontPro natively supports the two most popular enterprise Single Sign On protocols, namely LDAP, an Open Source standard that’s popular in the Linux world; and Active Directory, Microsoft’s variation on LDAP, popular with Windows-based installations.

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Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

As such, I'm trying to: Report and discuss the results of an introductory survey that I conduct (thanks to the suggestion via Conference Breakout Sessions ). Adoption Opportunities (Survey Part 1) Prior to the start of the session, I handed out 100 copies of a brief survey. I received 41 surveys back from participants. However, a few things struck me: A big reason for the survey was to get people to think about where these tools might make sense.

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Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

eLearning 24-7

In my latest directory, 393 LMS vendors – global, of which 34 or so are open source systems. If you do not have backups of your courses – your proprietary ones – contact them and have them send you the course files – they can do it, unless they decided to trash their servers with a sledgehammer. Same as above, but if they already sold off or no longer have their servers, from the system standpoint – there is little that can be done.

Some Insights for Successful LMS Selection and Implementation

G-Cube

We talked to Shah Rizwan , Head – IT Services at G-Cube, who shared with us some eye-openers into the wide world of LMS of today. Higher use base means increasing load on the system and backup servers should be assigned for clients who anticipate growing user numbers.

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LMS/LCMS Social Media & Side Notes

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Media Sharing (Video, Audio, Application) - (Video – YouTube, Audio- Last.fm, Application – any P2P site or open storage site if you give access to other end users – examples Livedrive, Idrive, Box.net. Open Social – APis, open source – while this necessarily isn’t social media, it will enable multi-faceted social media features and capabilities. 50% of those surveyed had a Twitter account.

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

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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. Surveys or Polls. Private server. Create a poll or survey, hand it out to the kids and let them provide feedback. Moodle and other open source platforms run into the fanatic scene – in that people either love it and saying anything negative is just unacceptable OR people dislike it.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

SQL server 2008 BI. Take the Survey! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, March 23, 2009 Market Differences in eLearning Im a fan of the number 42.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

In my own random survey to folks, I found overwhelmingly, people following the same mantra. Well, considering that I’ve heard from sources that ADP has been sniffing around the LMS space, I wouldn’t say it is so far-fetched. Again, open source programs exist today that you can use as a feature within your LMS. Tie it into their servers. No need to have multiple windows open.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

eLearning 24-7

You work online via the servers of your vendor. In the content authoring tool market, the number of vendors who offered either mobile learning build capabilities within their tool or offered a stand-alone mobile course authoring tool is 28, of which two are free open source solutions. surveys. Courselab – The best free open source product on the market.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. We make them available to our members via our Web sites and from other Web sources, sometimes for free and sometimes for a fee. OpenSimulator is a 3D Application Server. Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Here is a list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

Learning Visions

Whereas if higher risk (development of entire course), people more likely to use non-open source tools. Adobe, Articulate building little back-end server technologies that enable you to build straightforward courses, install in LMS and track results. Take the Survey! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Off-the-Shelf Content: Help!

Learning Visions

Say, if youre purchasing a course library from SkillSoft or some other vendor: If a client has their own LMS, do they purchase the courses outright and host them on their own servers? Take the Survey! 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: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Instead of building website on a server, can build a website that pulls from multiple. Simulation Tools General Trends: Move from client-server to service oriented architectures (mashups) -- changes power relations and info control and where things can come from. Any LMS needs to have open-standards (not just open source) so you can take your content to another source. Take the Survey!

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

In my own random survey to folks, I found overwhelmingly, people following the same mantra. Well, considering that I’ve heard from sources that ADP has been sniffing around the LMS space, I wouldn’t say it is so far-fetched. Again, open source programs exist today that you can use as a feature within your LMS. Tie it into their servers. No need to have multiple windows open.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

CDN is a global network of proxy servers deployed in multiple data centers to enable the high availability and high performance of content being viewed by the learner. A module can consist of any course material, such as a video, document, SCORM file, or an exam or survey.

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

Learning Visions

The client IT team downloads all the files and puts it on their servers and the thing is live. Take the Survey! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning

Learning Visions

Subject matter experts are embracing the more sophisticated rapid e-learning tools which allow server side development with international collaboration and “instant&# course deployment. Take the Survey! 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: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

Let them know what you need to prepare for the opening meeting. Technical Infrastructure -- servers, software, etc. Take the Survey! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

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When selecting one of the feature sets, it opens up to show more options, right underneath it. To do lists, surveys & assessments. content server. What vendors fail to tell you, unless you press them, is you can actually use an API (open source) solution and integrate it yourself. I’m on my way to get a car that enables me to launch a robust social learning system.