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. 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. Free, open source software. Open edX.

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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.

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?

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.

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. Open Source Vs. Proprietary LMS TCO.

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. News efront open source

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!

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 [.].

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!

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.

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.

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 ?

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.

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.

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. =>

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

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.”

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

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. Apache - a Web server.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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Open Source E-Learning Development 21: content distribution and solution stacks

The E-Learning Curve

I'm going to look at the foundation of web-based e-learning delivery: Apache, MySQL and PHP, Perl & Python and examples of how they're bundled in *AMP packages Open Source E-Learning Development 21: content distribution and solution stacks is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Game Changing Training

Your Training Edge

New tools like social networking and web 2.0 Gartner had projected by 2015, 90 percent of the world’s business would be using open source software. My last posts have been quite learner oriented, while this post talks about corporate trainers and development professionals.

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