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The Simple Shift

I know full well that in enterprise social-land the idea of not using every function would be criminal to many. For them it’s just been assumed to be necessary or at least the ESN vendors like to make you think so. For the powers that be, closed groups contain specific people (executives perhaps), initiatives not ready […]. ESN personal knowledge management PKM Social Business #socialbusiness #socialOrg ESn

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Why Governments want Open Source Software

Lambda Solutions

A recent report co-published by Zimbra and the Ponemon Institute, The Open Source Collaboration Study: Viewpoints on Security and Privacy in the US and EMEA , confirmed the changing perceptions of open source software.

Open scholarship

Learning with e's

There is much talk about openness in education. Most of us by now are familiar with open learning , and many could describe their use of open source software such as Moodle, Mahara, Linux and Open Office. How many though, are familiar with the concept of open scholarship?

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Mythbusters: Open Source Software Edition

Lambda Solutions

Open source software is used by some of the world’s top organizations, like McDonalds, the US Department of Defense, and Google. You don’t have to look hard to find out why, as the benefits of open source software are endless. Open source

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Using Adapt, an open-source. 1 kineo.com info@mplus.kineo.com 312-846-6656 Hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since the term “eLearning” entered the corpo- rate learning lexicon.

Open Source Does Not Mean Free. Moodle Anyone?

Upside Learning

Learning Management Cost Of Open Source LMS Free (Open Source) LMS Open Source Does Not Mean Free Open Source is Not Cheap open source LMS I constantly come across clients who seem to be very impressed by the free tag that Moodle comes with. It is both disappointing and funny at the same time. What clients fail to realize, initially at least, is that there’s no such thing as ‘free lunch’ And there will never be.

Why Top Organizations are Choosing Open Source LMS?

Lambda Solutions

Depending on which side of the fence you fall on, you are either in favor of open source learning management systems (LMS) or not. Being in the open source business for over 12 years now we have come to understand that it is a pretty polarized debate.

Top 5 benefits of open badges for corporates

E-Learning Provocateur

I’ve been blogging a lot about open badges lately. That really means I’ve been thinking a lot about open badges lately, as I use my blog as a sense-making platform. Open badges can motivate employees to learn. Open badges can credential in-house training.

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Open all hours #EDEN15

Learning with e's

Martin Weller's keynote presentation at EDEN 2015 Conference was entitled 'The battle for open.' A professor of educational technology at the British Open University, he has been an advocate of openness in education for many years, but he expresses doubts over the outcome of the battle.

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From Cube Farm to Open Office

The Performance Improvement Blog

What’s fascinating to me is that the city is also home to one of the most innovative open office environments. The contrast between the office cubicles of Herman Miller and the open office of Menlo Innovations is striking. None of that is available in an open office.

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Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Using Adapt, an open-source. 1 kineo.com info@mplus.kineo.com 312-846-6656 Hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since the term “eLearning” entered the corpo- rate learning lexicon.

May 2019 Release: Open edX Hawthorn now available on Tahoe

Appsembler

We are excited to announce that Tahoe is being upgraded to Hawthorn , the eighth version of Open edX. This upgrade introduces new and improved X-Blocks, an updated UI for learners, and new Open edX features and functionality for course authors. Blog Featured post Open edX Release

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The Costs Associated with an Open Source LMS - Part 2

Lambda Solutions

Last week we published an article on the Hidden Costs of an Open Source LMS - we covered services and extended features, including LMS Support, LMS Training, Setup & Configuration, Ongoing Support, LMS Reporting, and LMS Theming. Open source open source LMS online education costs

Open warfare #eden15

Learning with e's

It was good to sit Martin Weller in the hot seat recently, for a forthright discussion about various aspects of openness in education. I caught up with him in Barcelona at the 2015 summer EDEN Conference , where he had just given a keynote speech entitled 'The Battle for Open.'

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Quality massive open online courses MOOCs learning technology

Gyrus

Gyrusaim's massive open online courses MOOCs allow the student to react and practice before the next lecture who have a unique learning style can experience it

State of the Front-Line Manager

watching for new job openings. State of the. Front-Line Manager Management and Supervisory Skills Development Contents 2 Contents. 6 The Next Step: Bridging the. Learning- Doing Gap Page 18 5 The Root of the. Issue Page 14 4 The unrealized.

MOOCs, open badges & the future of e-learning

E-Learning Provocateur

Another year of blogging draws to a close, this time dominated by the themes of MOOCs, open badges and the future of e-learning. Open badges. The past tense of open badges. Top 5 benefits of open badges for corporates.

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Disruption Debate: Be open with change

Jane Hart

As part of Totara’s ongoing Disruption Debate series, Lars Hyland has been speaking to thought leaders and experts from the L&D world. A few weeks ago he talked to me, and this is the summary of that conversation that appears on their website. Social learning

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Blackboard buys Moodle partners: open source?

Challenge to Learn

Blackboard has taken an interest in open source since a few years, but they where focusing on Sakai (another open source LMS). Two news items about the takeover and the following creation of the ‘open source service group’ The third one is Sakai.

The Costs Associated with an Open Source LMS

Lambda Solutions

Open source open source LMS online education costsThe iceberg analogy is one we use often when discussing implementations.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

To what extent are you open to us. Developing a. Results-Driven. Curriculum. 3C O N T E N T S Contents Introduction PA G E 4 Five Steps to a. Results-Driven. Curriculum. PA G E 5 1 Create a project. charter. PA G E 7 2 Know your. audience. PA G E 1 0 3 Define the performance goals and.

Open writing/blogging challenge #OpenBlog19

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

This morning I had an idea for a ‘ pay it forward ‘ blogging/writing challenge. The premise is simple … once nominated you will be presented with a title or theme with which you can write about.

Open Source is Not Cheap, Leave Alone Free

Upside Learning

We’ve known this all along that Open Source is never cheap, leave alone free. In an attempt to advise our clients to choose an Open Source LMS after doing proper home-work, we have written these articles: The Real Cost of Free (Open Source) LMS.

Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option

Association eLearning

You’re shopping for an LMS and behold FREE OPEN SOURCE LMS pops up. Free and open source. Well hold the phone because if it sounds too good to be true, it’s because open source isn’t all it claims to be. What does open source mean? Often this is true for open source LMSs.

Openness in the Digital Age

Learning with e's

Here's a wonderful video montage of the Open Education in a Digital Age event that took place recently in Romania. It was hosted by the Virtual Campus department/Centre for e-Learning at the Polytechnic University of Timisoara, and it captures much of the essence of what was discussed about openness, digital media in education and the future of learning. My opening question for everyone was 'how open are you, as a teacher?'

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Open Badges – What you need to know

Gyrus

Open Badges – What you need to know. Though there are many beliefs as to the best way to establish a badging program, it is hard to argue the fundamental benefits of OpenBadges.org and the flexibility that an open standards system provides. Open Badges Capabilities.

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Open Learning

Edvance360

Open Learning is typically associated with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). In Edvance360, we use the term "open learning" to refer to a more generalized perspective that: provides learners with flexibility to complete lessons at their own pace and in any order. MOOCs received a lot of hype over the past few years, but not yet gained the predicted traction.

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The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Upside Learning

Add to it the fact that its open source which makes it free to use, has made it very popular. But is Moodle or any other open source LMS (there are a few good ones like the ones mentioned here ) really free? So what is a real cost of a free (open source) LMS?

Totara LMS: Open for Business

Learning Visions

Eager to learn more about the new open source learning management system Totara? The website is now open and ready for browsing: [link] And if you’re going to be a DevLearn this week, we’ll be demonstrating Totara in all its open loveliness. Tags: open source totara LMS

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The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS

Gyrus

Open source learning management systems have become increasingly popular, and on paper they always sound good. The term free is usually a misnomer; there is almost always a cost associated with using open source LMSs. The post The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS appeared first on Gyrus.

Future Of Flash Is Open Source

Upside Learning

Adobe, recently announced moving their open-source development to Sourceforge. Looks like a desire to speed up their open-source development around the Flash platform. The new portal called Open@Adobe will hold Adobe’s open source projects in coming days.

Open Source as an Answer to Your LMS Pain-Points

Lambda Solutions

A good place to start is to consider if you would like to have open-source software or a proprietary solution. Here at Lambda Solutions, we are a big proponent of open-source software like Moodle and Totara Learn.

Calculating the ROI for an LMS: Open Source vs. Proprietary

Lambda Solutions

Open Source vs. Proprietary Learning Management Systems. We're looking at the key cost differences between closed or proprietary solutions, and open source solutions such as Moodle or Totara LMS.

Using Open Badges to Recognize and Verify Learning

dVinci Interactive

Currently, IBM is adopting the Open Badges standard as an innovative way for IT professionals to validate their learning activities, skills and achievements. Organizations issue Open Badges and individuals earn and display them. Open Badges are certainly not exclusive to IBM.

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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. 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. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory.

XBlocks in Open edX: An Introduction

Appsembler

This post is an introduction to XBlocks for Open edX, why they’re important, how they work, and which XBlocks are currently available. By the end of this article, you’ll understand how XBlocks fit into Open edX and how you can use them to create engaging course content for your learners.

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