Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses


MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. Before delving into the details of best open-source eLearning software and MOOC platforms, let me mention a few stats that would help you have a chuckle: To launch edX, Harvard and MIT invested a whopping $60 million. Many people perceive them as open source eLearning software , but the concept remains the same despite changing and swinging the meaning. What is the MOOC platform?

6 Advantages of Using an Open-Source LMS


Should you launch your course on a hosted LMS, or use an open-source option? But if your course is your life’s passion, here are six reasons an open-source LMS will set you up for long-term success. Meanwhile, because an open-source LMS is accessible to a wider audience, it works with a broader range of themes. What if you want to create some new course feature for students that takes advantage of a new teaching style?


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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. For example, e-learning developers could openly share learning interactions built for teaching core concepts, and others could modify those interactions to illustrate specific applications of those concepts.

The Telltale Signs that You Need a New Open Source LMS

Lambda Solutions

Not only will the right open source LMS allow educators and trainers to teach learners in the most effective ways possible, but it can also drastically improve employee retention and satisfaction by making everyday work-related tasks and continuing education assignments more enjoyable. For corporations and academic institutions, having a proper Learning Management System is incredibly important.

Top Open-Source LMS in 2020 to enhance your learning experience


One of the best choices is to run open-source LMS first to have a wide view of its capacities. Let’s take a look at some of the top open-source LMS out there. Open Source LMSs can also be converted to social learning platforms.

Open Source Instructional Design by N. Eckel

Learning Visions

Another book for the to-read list: Open Source Instructional Design by Nathaniel Eckel (with a nice forward by our old friend, Professor Karl Kapp ). He advocates a more collaborative, even friendly relationship, in which IDs teach basic instructional design to SMEs. 14) I like that he calls it “open source”… Disclosure: Eckel sent me an unsolicited copy of the book.

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012


This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned! eFront - an open source LMS A 2.0 Best Open Source Solution.

Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Source – a conversation with Sakai’s Executive Director

Learning Visions

Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. The following are my notes from Part 1 of the webinar: The Truth About Open Source: A conversation with Michael Korcuska, Executive Director of Sakai. The Truth About Open Source Who writes the code? And other burning questions about source… Poll #1: How many of you currently use open source LMS? 5% currently use one 95% do not use an open source LMS.

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.

Sakai: Open Source … Open Minds by Larissa Biggers

Learning Solutions Magazine

Most Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are intended to support traditional (instructor-led) teaching models. Sakai, however, is a Collaborative Learning Environment. It is intended to support group work, and offers unique features for researchers, faculty, and learners. Learn about Sakai in this brief but informative article.

Best LMS For Teaching Courses Online

Academy of Mine

An LMS is essentially the background processes that allow you to administer, teach and learn online. It’s open source Learning Management System software so it’s constantly being upgraded and developed. Dokeos : Is another open source learning platform.

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Free e-Learning books


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. =>

How To Start Teaching Astrology Classes Online?


Here are some reasons why you must start thinking about how to teach astrology online. Due to the ease of access and convenience, people are looking to learn astrology online and that is one of the primary reasons why you must start thinking about how to teach astrology class online.

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 ?

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.

Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013


and/or one for teaching, training or e-learning. eLearning Learning Open Source Tools learning management system Learning Technology LMS Below is an extract from the original post on the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies blog. Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013. The annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list has become very popular.

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. is actually investigating using it and today I see that Open Laszlo has its own track at AjaxWorld West 2007.

Teaching Moments

CLO Magazine

To differentiate, out teach the competition. ” Authors Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, best known for developing the open-source computer-programming framework Ruby on Rails and Basecamp project management software, compiled 88 succinct lessons aimed primarily at Internet-based startups and budding entrepreneurs. In describing better ways to differentiate themselves, Fried and Hansson encouraged businesses to out-teach the competition.

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4 Ways Technology Improves Teaching for the Next Generation

Kitaboo on EdTech

Modern technologies, when implemented in the classroom to complement traditional teaching methods, can help professors teach better, and students retain the knowledge they gather. Here are four ways tech is going to make teaching better for the coming generation. Free Open Source Databases. So, expect the teaching and learning environment to have changed rapidly in the next decade or less. The effects of technology have been felt across the board.

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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. He argued that the most equitable way to manage this to avoid any digital divides is to provide Open Source Software to all students.

Top 6 Cornerstone Alternatives and Cornerstone Competitors in 2020!


An acronym for Modular Objective Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, Moodle is an open-source learning management system that helps businesses support their education and training needs. Moodle is an open source learning management system and free to download solution.

‘Learner as producer’: what Amazon can teach us about the activist LMS

Saffron Interactive

Not all of us like the site, or the company, but what can its huge popularity teach us about building a more elastic learning experience on an LMS? The social-constructivist pedagogy of open source platforms like Moodle and Elgg, for example, are designed with learner production in mind. But to get the ball rolling, how about quoting these wise words from Wheeler today: “Teachers now need to wake up to the fact that they don’t teach subjects, they teach people.”.

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Why Attend Conferences? UW Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning’s 25th Anniversary

Web Courseworks

This week I will be attending my fifth conference of the year in my hometown of Madison, WI: The Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, hosted by the University of Wisconsin. As you can tell from its 25-year history, these people at the UW started way back when discussion centered on using televisions to teach (or maybe even snail mail). Leveraging open source to create a Web 2.0

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

Mark Oehlert

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 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

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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 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.). Well now you can just create your own widget that loads up that page from a bookmark that you can have on your desktop w/out having to open the whole browser.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Look! A teacher using stories to teach!

Mark Oehlert

A teacher using stories to teach! This teacher, author, etc (see bio ) wrote a series of books using guess what - stories - to teach things like history and science. This quote from a county school science coordinator, "teaching science through stories rather than unconnected snippets of formulas and information is gaining popularity" - is kind of a bittersweet, double-edge sword. A teacher using stories to teach! : » Story Time!

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Presentations on Scenario-Based Learning and More

Experiencing eLearning

You’ll learn what questions to ask SMEs and other sources to get stories and examples to incorporate in your branching scenario. You’ll see how the free, open-source tool Twine can streamline the process of planning, writing, and prototyping branching scenarios.

Daily Bookmarks 03/26/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Opened Practices. Resources and descriptions for teaching practices using open source tools. Harold Jarche » Costs of open source and proprietary LCMS/LMS. Resources comparing the costs for open source and proprietary LMSs & LCMSs JAWS: Navigating Web Pages. tags: accessibility , webdesign. Navigation keyboard commands for the JAWS screen reader. tags: community , education , highered , learning , opensource.

Weekly Bookmarks (1/23/11)

Experiencing eLearning

Perhaps not surprisingly, “quality teaching” has nearly double the impact on student achievement than this factor. My new thought : This is the high-yield strategy that can really make a difference at our school, and through the Professional Learning Community Model of providing time for teachers to collaborate and reflect on teaching practices, we have seen a marked increase in the success of our students. eFront: Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011.

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Top 6 Docebo Alternatives and Docebo Competitors in 2020!


An excellent open source LMS for small and medium scale companies, Moodle is listed among the best Docebo competitors. When speaking moodle vs docebo, Moodle is an open-source software which is widely used around the world by universities, schools, companies and individuals.

How Corporate Giants Rely on Human Skills to Get Ahead


To incubate innovative thinking, many Toyota factories teach new hires to do their jobs by hand. Openness demonstrates to your employees that you believe they are trustworthy and have good judgment,” proclaimed Laszlo Bock, Google’s former SVP of People Operations.

How To Start an Online School in 5 Simple Steps

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

Engage in a flexible manner – You can teach or provide information to your students in different formats that are more engaging and meaningful. Open Source LMS. Closed-Source LMS. Open Source LMS. WordPress is a popular example of an open source LMS.

Daily Bookmarks 06/06/2008

Experiencing eLearning

Online collection of primary sources related to Wisconsin’s history. Copyright specifically allows educational use; many sources are old enough to be public domain. Primary source material from the Peshtigo fire (which happened the same night as the Chicago fire). Open Source Living. Directory of open source software applications, sorted by function. Wisconsin Electronic Reader.

Learning first, technology second

Learning with 'e's

In mathematics, I have seen interactive whiteboards used very effectively to teach number bonds and floor robots can be used successfully to teach geometry and algorithms. Sometimes, the technology does get in the way of learning and teaching. Such tools are in fact large and complex networked systems, and are very expensive to buy if they are proprietary, and very time and labour intense if they are open source.

10 free eLearning software

Ed App

While there are numerous reasons to incorporate eLearning in your enterprise, a few of them include: Saving company money – Using eLearning means fewer in-person instructional hours and lets educators focus on teaching higher-order thinking skills rather than presenting content.

How to Build an Online Education Website Like Udemy

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

You should be sure and specific about what you’re going to teach and which features you will need to teach it in an effective manner. While choosing your niche, ask yourself questions like – Whom do I want to teach? Open Source LMS platforms.

Open LMS Expands Global Moodle Offering with Acquisition of eThink Education

eThink Education

With this addition, Open LMS, a subsidiary of LTG, will bolster its credentials in the high-growth Moodle market and expand its presence in North America by joining the largest commercial provider of the Moodle open-source Learning Management System (LMS). About Open LMS.