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.

What is Open Access?

Gutenberg Technology

Open access (OA) is essentially a system that enables anyone with the ability to connect to the Internet to access publications and research documents totally free or at minimal cost.

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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

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 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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Trend Towards Open Educational Resources and Publishing

Gutenberg Technology

Colleges and universities all over the US are participating in programs that give their students access to open educational resources (OER) in the form of free or very low-cost course materials and tools. eLearning OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES online learning metadata courseware Publishing

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6 Advantages of Using an Open-Source LMS

LearnDash

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. Open-source removes limitations, allowing you to do more with your course. On the other hand, with an open-source LMS, your business is all your own.

Open Source LMS: The Free LMS that isn’t Free!

Paradiso

Some smart techies in your organization might have suggested going for an Open Source LMS. Open source what.? Free LMS… Praise the Lord for the ‘ Open Source LMS ’. An open source LMS is free because you don’t have to pay a fee to own its code.

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.

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

I already have spoke ad naseum about the pros and cons of any free open source platform, so my criteria on what I feel are the best 10 free open source systems are presented below. The reason I state “free” open source, is because “open source” itself is not necessarily free. I’m not talking about your customization of it, rather that with some companies they charge for you to use their open source code.

Open Space Office? Survival Tips for Introverts

Clarity Consultants

When Jennifer’s company converted to open space last year, her ability to concentrate plunged. Open Space Office or Free For All? In the past 20 years, open space offices became the hot trend. Noise cancelling headphones or earplugs can be life-savers in open spaces.

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An open letter to Tony Bingham, CEO of ATD

eLearning 24-7

During the opening day morning session, a video presentation focused on being a worldwide association, and how everyone regardless of their location on this planet, sees the value and benefits of ATD. Bingham, First off, this year’s ATD show was IMO the best I’ve been to, period.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Our Christmas opening hours

Unicorn Training

Wow it's that time of year again already!

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The past tense of open badges

E-Learning Provocateur

Some commentators are heralding open badges as the nemesis of the college degree. Of course, open badges and college degrees are not mutually exclusive. In contrast, open badges are task oriented. I don’t quite see it that way. It is true they are uneasy bedfellows.

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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.

From Cube Farm to Open Office

The Peformance Improvement

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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Free Open Source LMSs are like Puzzles

eLearning 24-7

Next, you open up the box and find out that the puzzle has 10,000 pieces. 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. Because a free open source system is just the basics, the infrastructure (and even then, with some of them out there – that is stretching it). .

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.

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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Trend Towards Open Educational Resources and Publishing OER

Gutenberg Technology

Colleges and universities all over the US are participating in programs that give their students access to open educational resources (OER) in the form of free or very low-cost course materials and tools. eLearning OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES online learning metadata courseware Publishing

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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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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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Do You Know About Open Badges?

LearnDash

The Mozilla Open Badge Program is a digital program to recognize skills and achievements. The Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (or OBI) allows badge issuers and developers to choose from a variety of pathways for development.

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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.

Captivate 9 Project Won’t Open-HELP

Adobe Captivate

I am unable to open a Captivate Project 9 file I’ve been working on. The post Captivate 9 Project Won’t Open-HELP appeared first on eLearning. Discussion cannot open projectI added an interaction the last time I worked on the file. The error I get is below.

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The Benefits of Opening Your LMS to Your Extended Enterprise

Absorb LMS

By leveraging this tool for them, you are not only opening up a new revenue stream, but you are allowing your users to have the power to grow their knowledge and expertise on your products. The post The Benefits of Opening Your LMS to Your Extended Enterprise appeared first on Absorb LMS.

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.

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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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.

How free is open? #EDENchat

Learning with e's

Follow the hashtag and join in the chat as we discuss issues around open learning and open scholarship. Questions will include: 1) Your own experiences of being an open scholar. 2) Can we be too open as scholars? 4) Is open content truly 'free'? How free is open?

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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.

Open Office, Work Culture, and Productivity

The Peformance Improvement

Even though there is a trend toward open-space workplaces, views about the effectiveness of this design vary widely. Fast Company editors Jason Feifer and Anjali Mullany take up this debate in a FC interview for an article titled, “Two Cube Dwellers Argue Over Open Offices.