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.

[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. Drupal is an open source content manager, Dries says. Today he’s going to talk about: history, open source, community, the evolution of software, and how to grow and sustain it. as open source, as “a full-featured content management/discussion engine…suitable to setup a news-driven comunity or portal site similar to kuro5hin.org and slashdot.org” (as it said in the original annoucement). Open Source.

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Using a CMS to Make Your Website Social

Beth Kanter

But a good CMS can also facilitate constituent relationships in a number of other ways, including facilitating comments, blogs and social media. Along with updates to the four systems we reviewed in the past, we’ve added seven new open source and proprietary systems to provide nonprofits with a much broader scope of the types of systems available to them. Note from Beth: Your web site is your home base is the heart and soul of your content strategy.

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

As Peter said this is part 2 of a trilogy of talks, I gave the first one yesterday at University of Greenwich on the topic of "Open learning and open educational resources". What they are talking about these days is the destruction of the university at the hands of the massive open online course. As one of the people who invented the massive open online course, I feel a little personally involved here. They''re all sources of learning.