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. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools.

Looking Beyond an Open Source LMS to Deploy your Training Content

Origin Fractal LXP

Are you looking to migrate to a new LMS from your existing open source LMS? In this blog post, we will touch upon the following topics: About open source LMS and proprietary learning delivery platforms. Open Source LMSs .


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Free Open Source LMSs are like Puzzles

eLearning 24-7

It is amazing and wonderful and the world is full of magic ponies. Next, you open up the box and find out that the puzzle has 10,000 pieces. Along the way you find out that their is a puzzle community, where others from around the world contribute their own pieces of the puzzle. 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.

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. Offline capability When your learners are always on the go, in far-flung parts of the world, internet connections vary from excellent to un-reliable and even non-existent sometimes. These devices are supported using MLE Moodle, an opens ource plugin for iOS and Android.

HT2 Labs Announce Learning Locker Open Source Awards for Innovation

HT2 Labs

Oxford, UK: HT2 Labs reveal the opening of the Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019; for both Open Source and Enterprise users of the Learning Locker LRS. For the first time at HT2 Labs, success stories within the global Learning Locker® Community are to be celebrated with the Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019. If your organization has a story of success they’d like to share, then registration and submissions for the awards are now open.

Learning Systems Agility, Up Close and Up In the Air

Talented Learning

But instead of describing abstract concepts, I think it’s more helpful to outline real-world examples. In last week’s post, I examined the need for training providers to rely on flexibility as a strategic advantage.

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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.

Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore

Kapp Notes

It can be used to create a virtual environment (or world) which can be accessed through a variety of clients, on multiple protocols. OpenSimulator is released under a BSD License, making it both open source, and commercially friendly to embed in products. Out of the box, it can be used to simulate a virtual environment with expansive spaces and customizable 3D avatars. The environment supports creating multiple 'worlds' in a single application instance.

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.

Top 10 virtual training platforms

Ed App

Virtual training has become an essential part of today’s learning landscape. In this article, we will take a look at 10 of the top virtual training platforms out there. But first, let’s define what virtual training is and why it is important. What Is Virtual Training?

Make Corporate Learning More Relevant With AI

CLO Magazine

In the corporate world, training is often an end unto itself. Instruction stops at the classroom door, whether it’s real or virtual. What’s required is a machine that can look at and understand the world in a way that’s more human, fostering a richer partnership. The needs are tremendously varied, and in our fast-paced world, content needs to change quickly. Employees take a course so they can check off a compliance box or position themselves for career advancement.

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Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

This year, however, our nation and the rest of the world remain frozen in place by Covid-19. For example, think about what’s happening in the world of work. As I discussed in last week’s post , organizations everywhere are suddenly taking a crash course in virtual learning.

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.

Second Life Happenings: CEO Steps Down (again)

Kapp Notes

Can’t say I am surprised, while Second Life is an innovative pioneer in the 3D virtual immersive learning space, I never thought they’d be around for the long haul…in their original form. Too many people have seen the power of these environments and too many companies have gained real advantages in learning and collaboration using 3D virtual worlds. Notice "Public Virtual Worlds" are at the bottom of the hype cycle.

Comparison of Free Virtual Classroom Systems


We recently did a research on free virtual classroom systems available in the market to meet a customer need for whom we had developed VILT content. All of the open source systems use Flash player and Java applet for desktop sharing, which allows them to work on all the browsers supporting Flash, but will cause problem on iOS & various versions of Android. Research Tools & Technologies VCR Virtual Class Room

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

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 by Robert Bloomfield) ( link ) " Virtual worlds promise to be anexcellent venue for research and education in business and relateddisciplines.

Why Your Software Company Needs Virtual Training Labs


That’s why forward-looking technology companies are turning to virtual training labs. A virtual training lab is a cloud-based training environment that provides learners with a real-world, hands-on lab environment. A lab environment is a group of physical or virtual (or both) computers that have been set up to allow you to test or develop applications. In this article, we’ll explain why your business should implement virtual training labs. Source: [link].

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Virtual Worlds Management Industry Forecast 2008

Mark Oehlert

What challenges do you expect 2008 to bring for the virtual worlds industry? " June 25, 2008 in Virtual Worlds | Permalink Technorati Tags : virtual worlds TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Virtual Worlds Management Industry Forecast 2008 : Comments The comments to this entry are closed.

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. With Mobile Learning functionality learners can pick up their learning on any device – tablet, laptop, smartphone – at any time and no matter where in the world they are based. The post Integrating your Joomla site with an LMS solution is a great option for virtual training appeared first on Paradiso eLearning Blog. Looking for an LMS solution for your Joomla website?

Webinar Recap: The Future of Software Learning: Virtual Training Labs


In our webinar, The Future of Software Learning: Virtual Training Labs , Appsembler’s CEO Nate Aune walked us through what virtual training labs are, why they are so important to a company’s bottom line and how they can help trainers deliver an immersive, hands-on learning experience. What are Virtual Training Labs? Virtual training labs are also known as practice labs, virtual training environments, or sandboxes. Why Use Virtual Training Labs.

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

Mark Oehlert

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. 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?

Top 6 Cornerstone Alternatives and Cornerstone Competitors in 2020!


Paradiso LMS offers users the ability to deliver quality training and instruction to their employees, students, customers and partners wherever they are in the world. . . Moodle is an open source learning management system and free to download solution.

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

Virtual Reality – The Reality is that VR is not ready for real time learning (at least not yet)

eLearning 24-7

Virtual Reality. Creating an immersion experience in a virtual environment. Virtual Reality. Razer OSVR – Open Source VR – Not ready for prime time, projected delivery 2016. Just as I see it moving from the within the app experience to the whole new world of doing many items just by using your eyes – open a web browser, search for courses, etc. Virtual Reality. Tagged: virtual reality , VR.

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

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. I should note here too that the following items come from the Virtual World News - probably the best single news coverage of developments in this area.

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): Mark is very late to the virtual worlds big news about SL and IBM.

Mark Oehlert

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. Open standards for interoperability with the current Web: Open source development of interoperable formats and protocols.

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What Is Mixed Reality Training? Everything You Need To Know And 3 Examples

Roundtable Learning

By utilizing both augmented and virtual reality, MR creates a unique learning environment that simulates the real-world and allows for realistic interactions to occur. . Augmented reality (AR) — AR adds interactive, digital elements to a live, real-world environment.

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.

Predictions for 2010

Clark Quinn

Several technologies are poised to cross the chasm: social tools, mobile technologies, and virtual worlds. And there are lots of open source solutions. Virtual worlds are a little bit more still in flux (while Linden Labs’ Second Life is going corporate as well, some of the other corporate-focused players are in some upheaval), but the value proposition is clear, and there are still plenty of opportunities.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter

Learning Visions

Friday, October 03, 2008 All The Worlds A-Twitter Ive succumbed to Twitter. This brings me to another point Ive been thinking about -- is Twitter more useful to those (like you) who work virtually and dont have co-workers with whom to banter? Now that I am sitting on my tod in my home-office every day, I find that it provides an important source of company, and suddenly the previously irrelevant tweets have become interesting.

A Look at MOOCs, VOOCs and Other Worlds with Donald Clark at Learning Live 2014

Unicorn Training

It organises the world’s information in a way to make it universally accessible. Videos will then share evidence to add to the learning process, social media will provide social interaction on the subject and open source learning can then be used to find more information. Essentially the online world can now be our teacher or at least start the learning process.

Linden Labs Raising Prices But Extending Discount for Current Users

Kapp Notes

Or something like Web.alive or the Finnish open source product realXtend. Years ago, choices in virtual worlds did not exist but now there are literally hundreds of choices, what will become of the price increase and subsequent backlash? If someone makes an open invite, might a switch occur. Tags: 3D worlds industry

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e-Learning Glossaries


e-Learning applications and processes are constantly changing and evolving, and the e-Learning community has members all over the world. E-Learning Essentials Common e-learning terms used in online education including accreditation, virtual classroom, community, university, college, etc. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

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

Mark Oehlert

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. June 11, 2008 in Catch Up | Permalink Technorati Tags : Moleskines , Second Life , virtul worlds , Web 2.0

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Ipad, Entourage EDGE, Camangi WebStation, Freescale, Amtek, Asus,Open Peak’s Open Tablet, ExoPC Tablet, Fusion_Garage Joo Joo, Ubuntu Linux SmartQ, EAFT MagicTile. The point is – they exist – and for people who want to truly experience the new world of e-learning on the go – that’s right on the go, can do it. APIs, Open Source, HTML5. Open Peak. The Revolution. Battlefield.

The 6 hottest learning trends for 2018 - Part 1: Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)

Limestone Learning

What about “virtual reality”? In a nutshell, with AR the learner is in a real environment with artificial enhancements (“adding to the real world”) while in VR, the learner is in a completely artificial environment. Or how about the Amikasa , the app that lets you walk around your home placing virtual pieces of furniture to design your optimal space? If augmented reality brings information to you, virtual reality brings you to information.

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. It is important to say that the virtual processes must be friendly integrated and each time easier for the user to navigate and switch between the 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.