Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Shout out to my current favorite Web-based tool: Pixer | Main | "1st Virtual World Shootout.Forterras OLIVE Platform Smokes Second Life" (Ambient Connections) » July 03, 2007 Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform Anyone else out there have experience with this platform ? Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase | Main | Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" » September 06, 2007 Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform Way back in July, I posted a brief note about OpenLaszlo. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Virtual Worlds Platform Matrix" (Virtual Worlds Weekly)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "1st Virtual World Shootout.Forterras OLIVE Platform Smokes Second Life" (Ambient Connections) | Main | TED Videos - Watch em all!! via Boing Boing) » July 03, 2007 "Virtual Worlds Platform Matrix" (Virtual Worlds Weekly) Pretty handy layout of the virtual world environment. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Worlds for Study: Invitation - Virtual Worlds for Studying Real-World Business (and Law, and Politics, and Sociology, and.) (by Robert Bloomfield)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The Ecology of Games: Connecting Youth, Games, and Learning (ed. Katie Salen) | Main | The Invention of Good Games:Understanding Learning Design in Commercial Video Games (Katrin Becker thesis) » February 27, 2008 Worlds for Study: Invitation - Virtual Worlds for Studying Real-World Business (and Law, and Politics, and Sociology, and.) (by del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Croquet Virtual World Demo

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Anybody Else Notice How Much Context Amazon is Now Wrapping Around A Book? Main | We Lost A Good One Folks.Well Miss You Philip » September 24, 2007 Croquet Virtual World Demo The development of multiple platforms for virtual worlds like Croquet speaks, I think to the power of these environments to form new mediums. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): How about a Virtual Room instead of a Virtual World?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Universal Widgets | Main | "US House approves extension to Net tax ban" (Washington Post) » October 31, 2007 How about a Virtual Room instead of a Virtual World? I’m reading this article on something called Scenecaster , that kinda looks like a virtual world but is really just “interactive scenes”….then Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "1st Virtual World Shootout.Forterras OLIVE Platform Smokes Second Life" (Ambient Connections)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform | Main | "Virtual Worlds Platform Matrix" (Virtual Worlds Weekly) » July 03, 2007 "1st Virtual World Shootout.Forterras OLIVE Platform Smokes Second Life" (Ambient Connections) ( link ) "The first Virtual World shootout was held 28 June at the Apply Serious Games Conference in London.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Small Basket of Virtual World Items

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here? Main | Great New PaperVision Examples - 3D in Your Browser » February 28, 2008 Small Basket of Virtual World Items Still playing a bit of catch up from GDC and I have some interesting virtual world notes. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff #2.in Main | The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short Adobes Kevin Lynch on AIRs Open-Source Road to the Desktop (WIRED):"This week, Adobe released version 1.0 Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Mark is very late to the virtual worlds big news about SL and IBM.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Tell me something.about conferences. Main | "A Vision of Students Today" from the Creators of "The Machine is Us/ing Us" » October 19, 2007 Mark is very late to the virtual worlds big news about SL and IBM. So yes, Ive fallen a bit behind in my virtual world reading but that just means I get to see all the interesting stuff all at once. del.icio.us

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Prism for Firefox: Run Web Sites/Apps w/out a whole big browser getting in the way.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Attending Hinchcliffe and Companys "Web 2.0 OK.today we have two reasons why having a browser built on open source code with a powerful and passionate development community behind it, will continue to provide a more robust and user-focused experience than something provided by say a large corporation - no knock on large corporations (some of my best friends.). del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Massive Catch-Up Issue #1413 (Games, Virtual Worlds, banking concepts and more)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Your integrity for a.t-shirt? Main | Help Firefox 3 Set a Guiness World Record!! An arts degree is now perhaps the hottestcredential in the world of business." Grockit Gets $8M Series B for "Massively Multi Player Online Learning Game" U pdated virtual world data for Q2 2008 : Nice visual of the virtual world universe. del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Arrgghh!!! Main | Great Quote from Interview with Raph Koster » February 04, 2008 Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!) " Review of Ted Castranovas latest book : Exodus to the Virtual World NMC gives away free copies of Virtual Reality Room for Second Life. del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A holodeck for a virtual world.Im getting recursively dizzy.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "The Book of Learning and Forgetting" | Main | Design, Design, Design (the words look the same but they mean different things) » June 14, 2007 A holodeck for a virtual world.Im As I was trolling through the virtual shelves at the SL Exchange , I came across this beauty. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

Social Media Offerings which can b used in Social Learning

eLearning 24-7

Social media types with examples. New social media types are being created, identified and defined constantly. Bi-weekly updates, which can be found on the “Social Media Page&# under my Essentials section, that debuts on Monday. With the exception of crowdsourcing, all other social media types can be used in social learning. Social Bookmarking – Delicious - spelled often as del.icio.us Social Network Aggregator - Netvibes.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Virtual Currency for Your Email

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Zepheira and Semantic Web Resources | Main | Shout out to my current favorite Web-based tool: Pixer » July 03, 2007 Virtual Currency for Your Email Seriosity, the same company that just published the Leadership in Games and Work with IBM, also has an interesting product called Attent. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Help Firefox 3 Set a Guiness World Record!!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Massive Catch-Up Issue #1413 (Games, Virtual Worlds, banking concepts and more) | Main | Godspeed Tim Russert. » June 12, 2008 Help Firefox 3 Set a Guiness World Record!! June 12, 2008 in Web/Tech | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Help Firefox 3 Set a Guiness World Record!! del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 4: A Basket of Stuff

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « GDC Update 3: Serious Game Engine Panel | Main | GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games » February 19, 2008 GDC Update 4: A Basket of Stuff www.life20.net - need to check this out.supposed to be an online virtual world conference in a virtual world. Facebook and the new Web of Social Gaming.so Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "World Privacy Forums Top Ten Opt Outs"

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "US House approves extension to Net tax ban" (Washington Post) | Main | Hey Designers! » October 31, 2007 "World Privacy Forums Top Ten Opt Outs" Click here for info on opting out of everything from telemarketer calls to junk mail. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short | Main | Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP » March 06, 2008 The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter This is Harold Jarches fault for getting me on this kick again. The report contends that " By the end of this year, half of the world’s 6.7 del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Argument for Casual Games in the Corporate World

Mark Oehlert

Casual games are a huge segment of the game world - think World of Warcraft is impressive with several million subscribers? Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us The Lewin Links This link should take you to the page I have on del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Dont forget.10 AM PST and 1 PM EST - Firefox 3 Download going for Guiness World record!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "So" - A Whole Article on So.Awesome. AM PST and 1 PM EST - Firefox 3 Download going for Guiness World record! AM PST and 1 PM EST - Firefox 3 Download going for Guiness World record! Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us The Lewin Links This link should take you to the page I have on del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee)

Mark Oehlert

September 01, 2007 in Learning/Web 2.0 | Permalink Technorati Tags : Andrew McAfee TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) : Comments The comments to this entry are closed. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking. Over 2,400 social media sites.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Great List of Presentation Resources | Main | iQuiz Maker - Make Custom Quizzes for the iPod - oh yeah, its free » June 23, 2007 "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova) ( link to post on Terra Nova by Robert Bloomfield ) Here is a little excerpt (thats redundant and repetitive isnt it?).and del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The New iPhone May Feel You Back

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The e-Learning Guilds Call for Presenters at DevLearn 2008 | Main | Geek Alert! Positively Giddy that Firefox 3 RC1 » May 14, 2008 The New iPhone May Feel You Back PC World picked up on a rumor that the new iPhone will have haptic feedback. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « What if "This is your brain on drugs".was Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us The Lewin Links This link should take you to the page I have on del.icio.us was a good thing?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 2: Starting the day with Raph

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « GDC Update 1: Geez My Hotel Room is Small! Main | I dont want to go to another conference EVER that does not recycle » February 18, 2008 GDC Update 2: Starting the day with Raph ( BTW - I will go back later and add pics/links/etc to these posts but unbelievably, internet access is wicked spotty here and Im trying to get out what I ca n) So GDC is now a world of summits. del.icio.us

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

eLearning 24-7

That is what one senior exec said to me, the other day when it came to social learning. I believe this is very possible, because regardless of the generation, people want easy, they want fast and if they could do a lot of things in a system for example, rather than having multiple windows open, they would do it. For specific groups per se, they have the ability to work in real time, editing virtual, and then posting them. Incorporate Social Q/A. What’s the point?

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. But to understand the topic, you first have to understand the basics – social media. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking. Over 2,400 social media sites.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Semantic Technology Primer (found via Stephen D)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « video jug test | Main | "The Book of Learning and Forgetting" » June 14, 2007 Semantic Technology Primer (found via Stephen D) Thanks to Stephen for finding this great rundown on the semantic world. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 8: Ray Kurzweil Keynote

Mark Oehlert

Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us The Lewin Links This link should take you to the page I have on del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Two Very Different Views of Publishing (heres a hint.I think one is WAY wrong!)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Did You Know: knol = a unit of knowledge? " Robert Frost The world can be a murky place but sometimes you get two examples side-by-side and their contrast makes a set of differences crystal clear. Faced with the decline in orders fromlibraries, university presses have virtually ceased publishing in thefields for which there is the least demand. del.icio.us

2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

Open Source Software. Open Source software products for eLearning, for which the source code is freely available, are becoming widely accepted. An increasing number of organizations are taking advantage of Open Source products, like Moodle and Sakai, for Learning Management Systems and authoring tools, like Udutu, for course production. Open Source apps are usually free to download, which makes online learning more affordable.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Will Thalheimer and the Answer to Who Learns What from Where | Main | Just remember, I think I thought of it first.the Intact Cohort Conference » April 22, 2008 SHOCKER: Most Kids Think That Learning from Games Would Be a Good Idea Paul McNamara over at Network World s BuzzBlog reports on a study from Project Tomorrow. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Social Graph.shaping up to be the hot summer song of 08

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A Couple of Lists of Sites to Start the Day. Since we have all bellied up to the social computing Kool-Aid and drunk deeply, it is only right that now we become interested in the kinds of data that can be extracted from these systems. Dion Hinchcliffe, as per usual, has a good solid explanation of the social graph (and a lovely graphic). Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Must-have Firefox Entensions and Fixes

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « me.dium | Main | Learning Styles and Visualization » August 07, 2007 Must-have Firefox Entensions and Fixes Everybody knows that the entire staff here at e-Clippings World Headquarters uses Firefox. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Who Are the Beavers? WE ARE THE BEAVERS!!!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « 100 of the Best Legal Free Full Version Games You Can Download Online (PC Gaming Blog) | Main | Knowing Without Memory » June 24, 2007 Who Are the Beavers? Thats right.the Oregon State Beavers (grad school - class of 1995 checking in here) win back to back College World Series titles (hasnt been done in 10 years!). Totally different world from what we're used to! del.icio.us