Why Governments want Open Source Software

Lambda Solutions

A recent report co-published by Zimbra and the Ponemon Institute, The Open Source Collaboration Study: Viewpoints on Security and Privacy in the US and EMEA , confirmed the changing perceptions of open source software.

Mythbusters: Open Source Software Edition

Lambda Solutions

Open source software is used by some of the world’s top organizations, like McDonalds, the US Department of Defense, and Google. You don’t have to look hard to find out why, as the benefits of open source software are endless. Open source

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Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Everyone loves free, especially with software. Free software should be in a class by itself, because it often rumbles into three areas: 100% free with no watermarks, limited features/capabilities. 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. Some free open source platforms, offer hosting for an additional fee.

Free Open Source LMSs are like Puzzles

eLearning 24-7

When people receive free software it falls into one of these categories. Next, you open up the box and find out that the puzzle has 10,000 pieces. I would say open source, but there are systems that provide open source and they are not free. Thus free open source (a proper way) or some platform that is free. e-learning learning management system LMS Open Source free LMS free open source

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. I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

Open Source eLearning Network Event

eFront

There will also be a number of experienced speakers and panel members present who will discuss topics such as: An introduction to open source elearning tools, Open Source LMS – Wouldya? When is it a good idea to look at open-source software?

Top Open Source Learning Management Systems

Designing Digitally

There are many benefits involved with choosing an open source learning management system (lms) for your educational needs; starting with the ability to fully customize the software to your organization’s needs without having to purchase expensive licenses.

Open-source and the “security through obscurity” fallacy

eFront

The security of open source software is a key concern for organizations planning to implement it as part of their software stack, particularly if it will play a major role. Open Source software is based on a similar notion of security.

5 things beyond open source eFront

eFront

Skill-gap tests are an advanced functionality usually found in expensive talent management software – but they come as a standard in eFront Educational and eFront Enterprise. eLearning Open Source Tools learning management system LMS

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. Hidden Costs of an Open Source LMS. Case Study: Limitations of an Open Source LMS.

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

eFront

As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order.

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

eFront

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. So, let see the list of the free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. =>

Three Things Learning Practitioners Can Learn from the Open Source Community

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

So, what can we, as learning practitioners, learn from the open source community? If there were a way of openly sharing small pieces of content for repurposing and reuse, with due acknowledgement to the author, it would help build high quality curricula faster.

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.

DevCorner: “Open Source” at TechSmith

Visual Lounge

DevCorner is where we talk about all things software development-related from inside TechSmith. This is the place for i nterviews with our devs, source code samples, and an inside peek at some of the cool stuff we’re working on… The Problem.

Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.

Learning Cafe

Using Open Source approach is one such opportunity which should be given serious consideration. Let us first talk about the open source approach and how you probably use it without being aware of it. So what is the open source approach ?

eFront the 1st open source eLearning solution that join OW2

eFront

eFront , the award winning, open source , and SCORM certified learning system, join the OW2 consortium - The open source community for infrastructure software. It is true to say that OW2 if it isn't the only one, it is the only substantial open-source foundation based in Europe. The mission of the OW2 Consortium is to develop a code base of open source software and to foster a vibrant community and business ecosystem.

Open source instructional design

Clive on Learning

The book I chose was, to be fair, a short one, the intriguingly titled Open Source Instructional Design by Nathan Eckel (IntelliDesign, 2009). Using the ‘open source’ model (the term is borrowed from software development rather imprecisely but captures your attention), the designer provides the subject expert with very basic design skills and proceeds to act as a coach and helper side-by-side with the expert.

Moving from an open-source to a commercial LMS – the story of Transactel

eFront

They looked into different solutions and used many different open source solutions but finally settled on the eFront open-source Community edition. Also with the eFront Enterprise edition you not only get a robust LMS but also a Talent Management software.”. eLearning Learning learning management system LMS open source opensource

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Information technology has brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, whether stimulating greater interaction through the use of collaborative tools, videoconferencing with international experts, or opening virtual worlds for exploration.

The Right Way To Go About Open Source LMS

Upside Learning

As responses to a recent post where I listed f ive things not to do while selecting an LMS I received a couple of queries about using an Open Source LMS, customizing it to suit the requirements and if it is advisable to do so. There were also questions around the best approach to use an open source LMS and on how to estimate the amount of maintenance such might require on an ongoing basis. A lot has already been written about open source LMSs in multiple contexts.

What You Missed at TRYxAPI – ATD ICE

MakingBetter

Riptide Software hosted a fantastic event on Saturday for the launch of TRYxAPI.com. The real highlight of the day, though, was the new site put together by Nick and his team at Riptide Software: TRYxAPI.com. Community Experience API / "Tin Can" Open Source

xAPI Communities of Practice

MakingBetter

The outcome of this work likely achieves similar goals as what Rustici Software demonstrates with “ Recipes ” — coming up with more common ways of implementing things that would be really challenging to put into the xAPI specification itself, but are the kinds of things we, as an industry, want everyone to be doing similarly. Community Experience API / "Tin Can" Open Source

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

eFront

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.

Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

demonstrate software to other people or record tips and tricks for later reference. Most video screen capture software utilities have a number of attributes in common, such as the ability to: film picture-in-picture to capture video from screen and webcam. 100% freeware software.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

Build vs. Buy: How to Make a Stress-Free Software Decision. Administrate CEO John Peebles explores the factors that determine the success or failure of custom solutions and off-the-shelf software. 10 Common Myths About Open Source.

Uplift – ASP.NET 5: The MS Move to Open Source Software

mLevel

What: With the release of RC1 of ASP.NET 5, Microsoft has officially thrown its full support behind the open-source software community. Additionally, the new.NET Core CLR has been made completely open source and allows.NET web applications to be run on nearly any operating system. Join us as mLevel’s Senior Developer, Brett Davis, presents on ASP.NET at the Uplift Conference which focuses on elevating diversity in technology.

Open scholarship

Learning with e's

There is much talk about openness in education. Most of us by now are familiar with open learning , and many could describe their use of open source software such as Moodle, Mahara, Linux and Open Office.

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Software Courses Sell Really Well

LearnDash

Things like professional training for an industry, language learning , and software courses. Software training is a huge industry. When I was consulting for Fortune 500 companies on their elearning programs it was always a combination of software and process training.

Professional Support at an Open Source LMS: Interview with Athanasios Papagelis Co-founder & Technical Director at Epignosis Ltd

eFront

> I will very much appreciate if you share your thoughts concerning the following question "Is Professional Support IMPORTANT for an Open Source LMS?" Athanasios Papagelis - Co-founder & Technical Director at Epignosis Ltd: We use an advance enterprise software to support our worldwide clients that use eFront. Bugs are unavoidable for software. We always try to keep the number of open issues as low as possible.

Why MOODLE Is the Best Course Management Software

CommLab India

A CMS is a software application that helps companies store and manage course materials in a seamless, effective manner. MOODLE is an open-source software application , and this means you need not pay any licensing fees to manage your courses.

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. Panda3D is Open Source and free for any purpose, including commercial ventures.

Fabulous learning spaces

Learning with e's

Moving through from reception into the main school, it was evident to see that open plan, flexible spaces were the key design feature, and personalised learning the norm. It was refreshing to see that the school is also fully open source in its software use.

Why EasyGenerator isn’t open source

Challenge to Learn

One of them: open source. The question was: should EasyGenerator become open source or should it stay proprietary. In the end we decided not to go for the open source model en in this blog I will try to explain why. Note: With open source software you share the source code of your software with everybody and everybody can contribute to it. My open source experience is therefore mainly based on these three.