Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

One of the areas that always gain interest and usage are open source systems, that is to say, free open source code (some are not), to which any organization, company, educational setting, government and so forth can build their own system (often noted as home-grown) and do what they wish with it.

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.

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Open-Source LMS Myths Debunked

eThink Education

Learning Management Systems are either built using open-source technology, closed-source technology, or a hybrid mix of both. Open-source software contains freely available code that can be redistributed or modified. Myth: #1: Open-Source Platforms Lack Security.

Blackboard buys Moodle partners: open source?

Challenge to Learn

I was surfing the web to prepare for that post, when I saw a BlackBoard press release and immediately switch subject: Blackboard acquires Moodlerooms, Netspot. Moodlerooms and Netspot are official Moodle partners and will together generate well over 50% of the total partner revenue of Moodle (which is by far their largest source of revenue). Blackboard has taken an interest in open source since a few years, but they where focusing on Sakai (another open source LMS).

The 5 Best Open Source Learning Management Systems

Your Training Edge

With an open source Learning Management System (LMS), you can customize your experience and programs based on your business goals and department directives, allowing different groups of employees to access hundreds of learning modules. Based on pricing models, customer types, special features, and support, here is our list of the 5 best open source learning management systems. You can create fully online and hybrid courses, and it offers an open source license.

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

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. It’s a master in Web development and Data Science category.

Open Source Captivate Customizations

Adobe Captivate

Hello Community, In my previous blog I mentioned how I am using Captivate from a web developer’s point of view. Updates to content will be automatic, because I am hosting mobile friendly web pages on Google Cloud Platform. The are wrapped in Captivate with web objects. Here are my questions: If I publish all these customizations on Github with an open source license, would you as community members be interested in contributing to the project?

Making the Call – Open Source or Licensed Learning Management System

B Online Learning

The history of web based Learning Management Systems (LMS), from their inception shortly after the development of the World Wide Web, as an extension of their precursors being [.]. For the past 20 years, the prevalence and accessibility of systems that distribute, manage and administer training and education via a computer based medium has increased exponentially.

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. Support for Node.js, Gulp and Grunt, npm, bower and json based configuration is now included out of the box with.NET 5 web projects. 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.

Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

eLearning 24-7

I have a real issue with vendors who charge extra – via a license with their “partner&# or otherwise for a web conferencing – and thus ability to offer webinars, in their solution. Hence: Below are products that are either open source free or free or free with limited functionality. Mikogo - online meetings, web conferencing, webinars, etc. Open Meetings - based on Google code. Ekiga – VOIP and Web Conferencing, HD Quality – nice!

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

eFront

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. ConnectNow operates inside a web browser.

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

G-Cube

The presentation than briefly turned into a debate between open-source and proprietary systems. Now, this was not the first time when someone asked me to compare open source vs. proprietary systems, and I am sure it won’t be the last. So I thought I will try to be as objective as possible (even though we sell proprietary LMS) and present how I see open source vs. proprietary LMS debate. I neither love nor hate proprietary or open source systems.

Announcing the end-of-life for eFront 3.6 branch, including eFront Open-Source

eFront

branch of eFront by the end of 2015; this affects the open-source edition of eFront as well. References, downloads and support material for the open-source edition will be transferred to a new web-site during the next couple of weeks. I would like to take this opportunity to talk a bit about eFront Open-Source. At this moment we do not have any plans to offer an Open-Source version based on eFrontPro core. News efront open source

Should I Open Source Captivate Customizations?

Adobe Captivate

Hello Community, In my previous blog I mentioned how I am using Captivate from a web developer’s point of view. Updates to content will be automatic, because I am hosting mobile friendly web pages on Google Cloud Platform. The are wrapped in Captivate with web objects. Here are my questions: If I publish all these customizations on Github with an open source license, would you as community members be interested in contributing to the project?

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.

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

eFront

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! Voki enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. Users can create, edit and share maps on the Web.

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. 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 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 ? In production and development, open source is a philosophy that promotes free redistribution and access to an end product’s design and implementation details. is almost entirely open source based.

Open Source E-Learning 4: KompoZer Web Editor

The E-Learning Curve

Today's open source e-learning toolkit component is a website authoring tool called KompoZer. Tags: REL authoring tools content authoring content development e-learning elearning content open e-learning environment open standards rapid elearning web based training web-based learning benefits of e-learning kompozer open source rapid e-learning

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. With minimal risk involved, it is really hard to go wrong with any of the open source learning management systems listed below.

Concerning Open Source, LMSs and SCORM: Correcting Some Common Misconceptions

The E-Learning Curve

Tags: SCORM e-learning e-learning ecosystem open e-learning environment open standards web based training web-based learning Blackboard ecosystem ISO LMS Moodle open source standards

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

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. So, let see the list of the free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. =>

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. Canvas - Web developers can now create 2D drawings controlled by JavaScript. Key benefit is that web developers can do this using JavaScript directly in HTML 5 without relying on technologies like Flash or Silverlight.

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Open Source E-Learning Development 10: Joomla! CMS

The E-Learning Curve

Open Source E-Learning Development 10: Joomla! Tags: constructivist learning environment content delivery content management system e-learning elearning content information sharing technology learning resources open e-learning environment open standards technology in education web based training web-based learning CMS cms evaluation Drupal e-learning content joomla open source

eLearning Security: How to Keep Data Protected in Your Open Source LMS

eThink Education

On the Moodle or Totara Learn opensource LMS platform s , there are 6 layers of protection. To learn more about the difference between opensource and closed-source LMS systems, read “ Open-Source vs. Closed-Source: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses is Important.”

An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development

The E-Learning Curve

As I'm in the process of updating my website ’s Learning Content Management System (LCMS), I though it would be interesting to discuss open source environments, and how they can be implemented in an e-learning content development ecosystem. Context When I began developing my website and blog, I decided to use an open standards approach during the course of their initial development, as much for philosophical as for financial or any other reasons. Apache - a Web server.

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). Again, you can locate it on the web or if you are interested, contact me and I will be happy to send you the link. MLE-Moodle - web plug-in for Moodle. MLEX – Mobile Learning Experiment - software tool designed to create a single web page viewable on standard or small sized displays.

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). Again, you can locate it on the web or if you are interested, contact me and I will be happy to send you the link. MLE-Moodle - web plug-in for Moodle. MLEX – Mobile Learning Experiment - software tool designed to create a single web page viewable on standard or small sized displays.

Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle

Learning Rocks

I've recently become a fan of Open Source Living , a site that rounds up the best of the many and varied OS apps that are out there. Moodle is of course THE open source e-learning item of the moment*1. Docebo Like eFront this includes chats and wikis and allsorts of lovely web 2.0 open source marketplace tools Moodle software LMSs PLEs freelearning

Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle

Learning Rocks

I've recently become a fan of Open Source Living , a site that rounds up the best of the many and varied OS apps that are out there. Moodle is of course THE open source e-learning item of the moment*1. Docebo Like eFront this includes chats and wikis and allsorts of lovely web 2.0 Tags: open source marketplace tools Moodle software LMSs PLEs freelearning

Open Source E-Learning Development 16: Kaltura Collaborative Video Platform

The E-Learning Curve

Today I'm going to talk about a genuinely innovative open source online media production and collaboration environment called Kaltura. Open Source E-Learning Development 16: Kaltura Collaborative Video Platform is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. multimedia web 2.0

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX. Canvas - Web developers can now create 2D drawings controlled by JavaScript. Key benefit is that web developers can do this using JavaScript directly in HTML 5 without relying on technologies like Flash or Silverlight.

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Google releases open source browser

Jay Cross

It’s the web world being turned upside down. Google just brought out an open source browser. Hear that? The online learner’s favorite tool of all time, Firefox, will never look the same. Actually, it will be out in twelve minutes. Google Chrome leverages Google’s knowledge of page popularity, mal sights, pfishers, and so on, but the new browser sounds like it breaks new ground in flexibility, speed, and robustness. Not that I know from experience.

Internet Time Blog » Google releases open source browser

Jay Cross

Open Source E-Learning Development 8: eXe (the eLearning XHTML editor)

The E-Learning Curve

Open Source E-Learning Development 8: eXe (the eLearning XHTML editor) is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. web-based learning e-Learning Authoring elearning development eXe rapid elearning Tags: content authoring e-learning instructional design integrated develpment environment open e-learning environment web 2.0 Today I will look at a very nice HTML authoring environment designed for e-learning development called the eLearning XHTML editor, or eXe.

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Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/10/2011 Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners The most of you already know that I am a great fun of open source software and free e-Learning resources: 14 Free and Open Source Authoring Tools 8 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools 31 Free e-Learning Books However, sometimes it worth to spend money especially if you are a beginner.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

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. =>