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Open Source Business Model

Tony Karrer

A recent spate of posts on the challenges of running an open source business is interesting ( Tosh , Siemens , Downes , Tosh 2 , ). Dave Tosh laments - Elgg is the most popular white label social networking platform in the world powering over 2000 networks. understand his frustration. Think Moodle as an LMS.

Harold Jarche » Best open source social networking platform

Harold Jarche

Harold Jarche » Open Source LMS

Harold Jarche

Harold Jarche » Open Source – you get what you pay for

Harold Jarche

Where are open source learning applications?

Tony Karrer

Good post by Harold Jarche - Where are open source learning applications? First, open-source generally succeeds once an application domain is fairly well understood and the feature sets are relatively more stable. Keywords: eLearning Trends

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

These might be proprietary systems like Jive , Podio , Yammer , Socialcast , or open source software, like WordPress / Buddypress  or Elgg.

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Presented to the Best Practices in Upgrading Online,Calgary, via Adobe Connect, March 29, 2011 The very first thing I want to do is to counter thedisclaimer that frightened me as this session opened, it was very loud, andsaid all kinds of things about how this was all private and cannot be shared.You can share this presentation all you want.

Sense-making with PKM

Harold Jarche

For centuries, knowledge exchanges were limited to elites but we now have access to world’s largest and most open exchange ever created. Write.

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Rejected: On being disappointed, sorta

George Siemens

find conference presentations, blogging, open courses, and interactions online much more satisfying. Several prominent researchers and organizations are now exploring next-generation online and hybrid learning models based social networked technologies: Goodyear (2011); SocialLearn (The Open University) 2011; and OpenClass (Pearson, n.d.).

Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

The options then become: Open the LMS so it can be used in the daily workflow. We started using Elgg for an online medical community of practice in 2004 after going through dozens of platforms. The key differentiator of Elgg is that the individual [worker] is the centre of all the action. Does your LMS do this?

LearnTrends Live: Jane Hart

Jay Cross

Installs social learning system based on ELGG. Open source. Users find ELGG quite intuitive. Jane Hart. Customization.

E-Learning Generations

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

( version française ) In recent years I have been working on two major concepts:first, the connectivist theory of online learning, which views learning as anetwork process; and second, the massive open online course, or MOOC, which isan instantiation of that process. These generations span more than a 20-year period. But it didn't take hold.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

What they are talking about these days is the destruction of the university at the hands of the massive open online course. Quick mike check.

Moodle Course Conversion

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Moodle is an open source course management system with a wide following.

Selecting OS learning technology platforms

Harold Jarche

All are open source and there are a variety of hosting models available for most budgets. would add Elgg to mix if there is an interest in the functionality of Ning, but with the advantage of open source. Dave Cormier has written a great article on selecting a content management system (CMS).

Making Software, Making Money

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And not so far as when he says that open source does not work. hate to be the one to state the obvious, but: the fact that open source didn't work for Dave Tosh doesn't mean that open source doesn't work. The project to which he refers, of course, is ELGG. It was crowded even when ELGG launched.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Downes, 2007) We need to consider learners not only as the subjects of learning, entities to whom we deliver learning content, but also the sources of learning, functioning as the perceptual input for the wider network. Elgg, 2009) Systems such as Elgg therefore combine the functions of content management and social networking.

DIY is here

Harold Jarche

Open source Elgg may replace Ning with a non locked-in platform, but its success remains to be seen. Over three years ago I wrote that the future of learning is DIY : With Google you can find most information that you need. YouTube is a quick and easy way to get “learning objects” to the world. Has anything changed?

Beta, data and more

Harold Jarche

This reminds me how important it is to own your data , and the following show two open source options to Ning’s Software as a Service (SaaS) platform: @elggdotcom “there is a hosted version of Elgg coming in May&#. dweinberger “The only way I know to solve big problems anymore is to do it in public.&#.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Now open to anyone, you will still find that Facebook is the preferred network for Millenials who see the encroachment of Boomers and, to a lesser extent, Gen X into the network as cause for some alarm. For instance, this website is on WordPress , an open source blogging platform. Introduction to Social Networking.

The Learning Layer – Review

Harold Jarche

Even without a full product comparison, I would say that several other platforms, including open source Elgg or Drupal can do much of this.

Social Media Goals

Clark Quinn

Drupal is an open source CMS that’s been used for social media, and Elgg similarly started as an open source portfolio tool but has expanded. I spent yesterday touring the Web 2.0 We were prompted to visit Blue Kiwi , which is probably the leading European social media platform.  How about you?

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Complacency and Web 2.0

John Hagel

APIs (Application Programming Interfaces, for my less techie readers) – especially open, standardized APIs – have been a key building block of Web 2.0,