Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

So, when I sat down to talk with Dr Asheesh Choksi, technology consultant and architect, about Moodle, he gave me a 12-point program to add value to Moodle - which was quite an eye opener. The learner should download the course, go and learn in offline mode, take tests and synchronize the results when net is connected back. These devices are supported using MLE Moodle, an opens ource plugin for iOS and Android.

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


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. Elluminate is a really nice tool but not open source.


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Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

The list is followed by free open source software that mimics and can even beat – IMO some of its more well known competitors – that you might use when building your WBT. SCORM compliant learning object generator, customized editing interface, web based media player that works across multiple platforms, video/audio, image slides, text synchronization. Xerte - Open source tools for e-learning developers and designers.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning


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.

ID and eLearning Links 8/25/20

Experiencing eLearning

Open Broadcaster Software Open source tool for live mixing video streaming. Bookmarks Accessibility diversity freelancing synchronous learning tools ZoomAs I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog.

TinCan Demystified


This openness is very important and in our point of view, the biggest benefit that TinCan brings to the world. TinCan also claims improvements on another commonly required but rarely delivered functionality – the ability to complete learning objects offline and synchronize when you get online. eLearning Learning Open Source SCORM standards tin-can tincan

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

Learning Visions

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems e-Learning Guild presentation on Synchronous Learning Systems hosted by Steve Wexler, Karen Hyder, and Karl Kapp. This is true of all synchronous learning -- presenters have to keep people focused. Survey from the Training Modalities Report) Classroom instruction used 89% of time Synchronous learning is used about 60% of time Guild tool lets you break this down by specific industry (e.g.,

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Open Architecture. APIs are open source code, so that developers (inc. Google code is open source code, so you can manipulate. Now what if you create a Mashup that takes this premise but sends a SMS to the student or sends information in the LMS to that specific end user or end users in a synchronous based learning environment. Open source and end users becoming content producers is the next evolution of the net and thus learning.

How to succeed with online learning for colleges and universities

eLearning 24-7

Why deal with an open source system that will cost you more than you think, when one that is turnkey will suffice. In today’s higher education e-learning world, synchronous based learning rules. before the class is even launched (if they follow the synchronous based approach). . What would you rather prefer: A synchronous based course/class which provides no real engagement or interactivity and is truly one sided – linear?

Top 6 Cornerstone Alternatives and Cornerstone Competitors in 2020!


Cornerstone offers outstanding features such as SCORM compliance , blended learning, gamification, built-in course authoring, synchronous and asynchronous learning, mobile learning, and much more. Moodle is an open source learning management system and free to download solution.

How To Start an Online School in 5 Simple Steps

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Preferred approach of lesson management (content-centric, activity centric, synchronous or asynchronous learning, etc.). Open Source LMS. Closed-Source LMS. Open Source LMS. WordPress is a popular example of an open source LMS.

10 free eLearning software

Ed App

One thing it lacks, though, is synchronous learning as it doesn’t support video conferencing. Another great free eLearning software program is the open-source Chamilo. Chamilo is an open-source project, so anyone is free to contribute to its growth. 7) Open edX.

Integrating your Joomla site with an LMS solution is a great option for virtual training


Joomla is a free, open source CMS used for creating and managing various web platforms. User Synchronization. Joomla LMS user synchronization ensures that important data, such as a new user entered into the system, is shared across both platforms, keeping employee information up to date. Looking for an LMS solution for your Joomla website? in Paradiso Solutions, we have the best option for your company or educational institution.

Elearning applications


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.

Employee Engagement: Learning From Leading Tech Companies

Your Training Edge

To identify and source top talent. In-house mentorship is a great way to improve onboarding, synchronize methodology and processes, empower communication and employee retention. Mid-to-large size tech companies can make use of open-source or paid SaaS LMS (learning management systems) such is YouTestMe , Litmos or WorkWize. Using open-source or third-party solutions is not always the best case in the tech ecosystem.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider

ID Reflections

While definitions of MOOCs abound, none of them are fixed and final given that the form itself is still evolving, I have highlighted a few characteristics of a corporate MOOC rather than pin it down with a definition: They will be “open” to everyone inside the organization: So far, corporate courses have been designed with a fixed set of target audience in mind and with the intent of imparting new knowledge and skills or bridging existing skill gaps.

Course Continuity Planning: Preparing Your Learners for the Unexpected

eThink Education

Whether it is a 45-minute lecture or a 30-minute virtual classroom session, educators should adhere to best practices for synchronous lectures if they want an engaging experience for constituents.? eThink offers unlimited LMS support for open-source Moodle and Totara.

Joomla Moodle integration is the perfect ally for your company


Joomla is a hugely popular, free open source content management system (CMS) used by millions to create and manage online content. User Synchronization: Relevant information, such as user data, is pushed automatically between the two platforms. The Joomla Moodle Integration gives access to learning content from inside the CMS, meaning you can view and assign courses as well as manage performance via a tab in Joomla.

Top 6 Cloud Infrastructure Management Software Solutions for Enterprises

Hurix Digital

OpenStack is one of the most popular free and open-source cloud infrastructure management software platforms for cloud computing. Integrates with legacy systems and works with many open source technologies, making it suitable for heterogeneous networks. Free and open source. Seamless synchronization. Free and open-source.

The Main Types of LMS to Have in Mind

Melon Learning

Free (open source) vs Commercial (closed source). Often one of the first decisions that an organization has to face when choosing an LMS is whether to go for a free/open-source platform or a commercial (closed source) solution. It is more straight-forward to use, so it doesn’t require your learners to have prior technical knowledge, which is usually the case with the open-source options. Synchronous vs Self-Paced.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider


While definitions of MOOCs abound, none of them are fixed and final given that the form itself is still evolving, I have highlighted a few characteristics of a corporate MOOC rather than pin it down with a definition: They will be “open” to everyone inside the organization: So far, corporate courses have been designed with a fixed set of target audience in mind and with the intent of imparting new knowledge and skills or bridging existing skill gaps.



It make course data synchronization much easier and makes customer data available across the entire organization. SugarCRM is the world’s largest open source CRM software. Woocommerce is an open source ecommerce plugin for WordPress. Magento is an open source ecommerce platform offering total control of the aesthetics and content of the online stores to the merchants.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

The open source WordPress software is also available to download and install on company servers. With all of us owning so many devices nowadays – company laptop, home PC, smartphone, tablet – synchronizing files across these devices has become a necessity, so that we always have access to the latest version, and Dropbox helps to do this. For example, Intelpedia was set up using the open source MediaWiki software that is used to power Wikipedia itself.

Games and Learning

Moodle Journal

I was particularity interested in the '' Top plug-ins in the last year'' which were Poodll and Aardvark In case you have seen these two plugins before Poodll is free and open source and has designed around the needs of language courses. From Wikipeadia :- " Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events as meaningfully related, where they are unlikely to be causally related.

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Zimbra on the iPhone - Now this gets exciting - Nothing like getting old huh?

Mark Oehlert

Not getting jazzed about a new 3D environment but getting psyched about an open source office suite that will provide "t wo-way synchronization of e-mail, calendar, and address book, allowing business users traveling out of the office to get their latest mail, appointments, or updated contact information."

Confused with learning technologies? Choose your best option

CommLab India

Out-source: You also has an option to outsource it to an external vendor to provide support. Here we have two options to choose from: going for either Commercial or Open-source? Open-source application: Now a day most organizations both corporate and non-corporate are looking for open-source applications because of onetime cost, quick setup, low cost, user-friendly, and highly customizable.



While definitions of MOOCs abound, none of them are fixed and final given that the form itself is still evolving, I have highlighted a few characteristics of a corporate MOOC rather than pin it down with a definition: They will be “open” to everyone inside the organization: So far, corporate courses have been designed with a fixed set of target audience in mind and with the intent of imparting new knowledge and skills or bridging existing skill gaps.

Capitalize on the CRM-LMS Combined Functionality with Moodle Salesforce Integration


It’s a free, open source e-learning platform that packs in a robust set of teaching and learning tools. User database synchronization: If a new user needs to be created, Salesforce will search for the existing data for any matching data in the entire system. This newly created account is eventually synchronized between both the systems.

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

eLearning 24-7

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. Opens up learning, and makes your solution a one stop service. LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal (commercial or open source), social learning stand-alone, hybrid system, web conferencing, mobile learning. What’s the point?

The?Tavistock?and Portman NHS Foundation Trust Built?a Custom?Digital Academy with?eThink?Education?

eThink Education

Open-source Moodle provides?The and Portman’s platform via the Zoom LTI so that the web conferencing tool could be incorporated throughout courses for synchronous lectures,?course Download the case study. About?the the Tavistock?& & Portman?.

Top 5 LMS for K-12 Education

Hurix Digital

The LMS includes both synchronous and asynchronous learning tools, and can also be integrated with productivity tools such as Google and Microsoft. Canvas is an open source LMS, which means the admin users can access the source code and make enhancements.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

A greater number of people, worldwide are using SaaS then ever before, mobile products, tablets – especially the iPad – is growing at a feverish pace, people are using online storage, beyond just placing photos and media, and open source is continuing expansion. Free open hard drive space – especially with video hungry files. I see this as one of the most important features for any learning management system, open source or commercial.


Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009

Upside Learning

FlashDevelop: We like this free and open source (MIT license) code editor, which has support for AS2 and AS3, code completion, and code generation. Google Reader (and numerous blogs): Blogs have been a huge source of information, as well as a big influencer, about anything new in recent times. YouTube: This is a great source for some free video-based training resources – especially for soft skills like sales, negotiation, etc.

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Make Your LMS Mobile Compatible in 4 Easy Ways

CommLab India

As MOODLE is an open source LMS , it has many features. For example, if a user is from the HR department, based on the profile, synchronizing the LMS with the organization’s systems will direct him/her to HR related courses. The most preferred and cost-effective option is to use the MOODLE native app as it has an open source framework. When the Internet connection is restored, learning progress gets synchronized with the online application.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

I am quite amazed at the number of vendors who really have zero idea on what the terminology of online/offline synchronization. Synchronization has now been completed. Here is a list of LMS vendors who offer online/offline synchronization via a mobile device, although there are a few who offer this but only via a laptop/desktop). All the Open source systems – again you must add TinCan API on your own. I love the end of the year.

Features of Moodleforce – The Moodle Salesforce Integration!


It is an open source platform that can be used without the need for licensing and the other stipulations. . With Moodleforce in place, the first perk you get is user data synchronization. Every soul that’d have crossed the e-learning terrain even once must have come across the doctrine of Moodle. Moodle is the most basic form of software, fundamentally a learning management system , that can be used by the educators to extend e-learning content to the learners.

10 Best Learning Software in 2020

Ed App

This infrastructure ensures the availability of learning materials, synchronous and asynchronous communication between all actors involved in the learning and teaching process, monitoring participants’ progress, and implement other activities important for the success of learning.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

There are other projects underway to solve it, including the MedBiquitous Activity Report standard and (in a sense) the Mozilla Open Badges project. The Army Research Laboratory in Orlando, Florida (the Silicon Valley of simulation), is, a source tells us, leaning toward specifying xAPI (see below) as the standard for LMS-simulator communication. When we open that can of worms, we’ll know we’ve reached the trough of disillusionment.

A Complete Training Portal for Multi-device Mobile Learners

CommLab India

For example, let us take the most popular and open-source training portal MOODLE, which can deliver training to all types of learners discussed above. When you add new training content to the training portal, it will synchronize it with the mobile app. Training progress can be stored in the mobile player and training records are synchronized with the server when Internet connectivity is available.