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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.

Open Source Strategic Planning

Beth Kanter

Paul Connolly, who has been a guest blogger on this blog before , covered the session on Open Source Strategic Planning. In 2009, the foundation began by harvesting almost a thousand proposals for future directions from community members through online crowd-sourcing.

Interesting Distribute Publishing Model and Open Source

Tony Karrer

(via Stephen Downes ) Impact of Open Source Software on Education, Series Launch is interesting both because of the publishing model and because of the content. What they've done is recruit authors who are going to publish (via a blog) something between a blog post, interview and an article every other week on a particular topic - in this case Open Source.

Noticing some nice non-profit wiki work | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Today I received an email update about a local coalition here in Washington State (USA) that reminded me about their great wiki work. Check out the Communities Connect Network Wiki. Then Peg hit on using the wiki to be the central point for the coalitions training programs.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform

Mark Oehlert

An OpenLaszlo application can be asshort as a single source file, or factored into multiple files thatdefine reusable classes and libraries."

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

These are not just trivial materials, but valuable performance support resources, for example: How-to materials at sites like Wiki How – “ the world’s collaborative how-to manua l&# – that provide clear steps on how to do something, e.g. How to add a movie to an iPad.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase | Main | Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" » September 06, 2007 Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform Way back in July, I posted a brief note about OpenLaszlo. is actually investigating using it and today I see that Open Laszlo has its own track at AjaxWorld West 2007.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Open Educational Resources Matures 4. Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Learning content will be transformed for easier consumption.

Another Kick at the 'Free Content' Cat

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

From discussions on the WikiEducator mailing list: Someone commented, "MIT's OCW materials use the NC restriction and therefore do not qualify as free content under the free cultural works definition. The access may be open -- but they are certainly not free materials :-)" I replied: This is written as though it is a simple fait accompli. Still not sure I understand the meaning of NC , and why NC is not good for free content ?

Activities, Workflows and Structured Wikis (Augmented Social Cognition)

Mark Oehlert

tools like Wikis support workflows within the enterprise. For this purpose, we have been doing an overall review of structured Wikis available in the marketplace (either thru open-source, hosted solution, or supported-installation). By "Structured Wiki", we mean wiki engines that are enhanced with lightweight programming features and database functionalities.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

So in this post, I wanted to take a look at the Top 10 Tools on the 2012 list, and briefly suggest what corporates can learn from them in order to appreciate how workplace learning is a much wider concept than just creating content or running webinars.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

A collection of patterns and anti-patterns (or actually resistance patterns) for moving forward with Wikis within your organization. " Then proceeds to lay out usage, examples, common problems, etc (the site itself is a wiki so that you can contribute to it yourself.)

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Prism for Firefox: Run Web Sites/Apps w/out a whole big browser getting in the way.

Mark Oehlert

This is advantageous for usersbecause it allows them to run those sites in a separate process fromtheir regular Firefox browser and interact with the content without anyunnecessary distractions.

Sustainability and MOOCs in Historical Perspective

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We're going to talk about the factors that led to the development of the Massive Open Online Course and Connectivism and the new phenomena in learning today. But, a few preliminaries before I start the talk, because it's all about open education. :) This presentation is available now at that website. Distance learning therefore required the creation and distribution of learning content, of course packages that would support independent study. Content is very important.

Two Comments on 'Open'

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Response to David Wiley ( his post ) > Which initiatives that use “open” properly would you suggest the whole world read about instead of the Fauxpen Education Alliance ? I have planned and run all my MOOCs openly since 2008. Moreover, they have all been run using open source software (Perl Artistic/GPL) which has been available on my website and on Sourceforge since then. Open is about creating and sharing.

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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. This generation is characterized by systems suchas Plato, and represents the very idea of placing learning content online. As such, they favoured a content-based approached,with interaction following secondarily.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short

Mark Oehlert

which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted. Main | The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short Adobes Kevin Lynch on AIRs Open-Source Road to the Desktop (WIRED):"This week, Adobe released version 1.0 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff #2.in

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Seven Strategies for Implementing a Successful Corporate Wiki" (Industry Week)

Mark Oehlert

Main | "The Core of Fun" (Raph Koster via IT Conversations) » March 12, 2008 "Seven Strategies for Implementing a Successful Corporate Wiki" (Industry Week) ( article link ) When I first saw this article, I thought great, another study telling us what we already kno w.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Aggregation and Social Filtering Provide High Value eLearning Learning has somewhat become my singular source of great eLearning content. I use it to filter and find all the best content on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. Open Content Potential But There are Challenges This year I spent quite a bit of time looking at where and how open content could get leveraged in different ways.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Flash and Silverlight Content becoming Searchable - Kinda.

Mark Oehlert

and a Learning Organization Survey - both from Harvard | Main | Day 3 - Forecasting the Future: Predicition Markets and MMOGs » July 15, 2008 Flash and Silverlight Content becoming Searchable - Kinda. This is good news.seems that content that is contained with Flash files and whatever teeny tiny amount of content is contained in Silverlight files.is odd twist, as of 3 July its reported that MSFT Live Search isnt indexing Flash content.

Mass Collaboration Workshop, Day Two

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And social ties matter for engagement into open source software development projects, online music, and video gaming networks. They create content collaboratively. It''s this convergence of DIY with open source software and electronics. discussion boards and wikis, computer-supported argumentation, and community-driven question answering. They result in massive amounts of unstructured textual content - people expresisng their opinions, eg.,

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D

Mark Oehlert

which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted. » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D Pardon this hodge podge but I have waaayyy too many items to get through them individually and quite frankly the number of tabs I have open is getting a little scary.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games

Mark Oehlert

» February 20, 2008 GDC Update 5: Player Generated Content in Casual Games Player Generated Content in Casual Games One of the presenters is Kris Soumas and dig this title - "VP of Games, Lifetime Television" I wonder if they even have a CLO.but they have a VP of Games. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « GDC Update 4: A Basket of Stuff | Main | GDC Update 6: Game Studies Download 3.0

Workshop on Mass Collaboration - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Recent mass phenomena: Wikipedia, tagging, blogging, Scratch, massive open online courses and connectivism, citizen science, maker-space Who is creating these? Nature article on massively collaborative mathematics (see the wiki PolyMath). Some of the dimensions investigated included: - responsiveness - engagement intensity - role distribution - reward mehcanisms Another project: the CreativeIT wiki - in which we learned that most wikis are dead on arrival.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #2.in which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D | Main | Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #2.in which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted. corporations will have implemented wikis by 2009. which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

The OER Debate, In Full

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Day One Debate introduction Moderator Wayne Mackintosh The concept of Open Education Resources (OER) is firmly based on the educational value of sharing knowledge. A key issue in the open education arena is whether OER should favour commercial use. DayTwo Pro Opening statement David Wiley The question of this debate, “Should OER favour commercial use?”, On June 8, 1999 I released the Open Publication License. Reusable Media, Social Software and Openness in Education.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): DoWeb Comics Offer Another Way to Handle Content and Crowds?

Mark Oehlert

Main | Headed to DevLearn » October 31, 2007 DoWeb Comics Offer Another Way to Handle Content and Crowds? e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Hey Designers! How some arrogance with that humility?!

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

For most workplace eLearning the implication of this is that we are going to be getting asked a lot more about whether content will be accessible and work on other devices, e.g., mobile web access, home access, etc. You will produce a lot more as web/wiki pages instead of course pages.

Corporate Training

Tony Karrer

Posts on topics related to Corporate Training: April Big Question - Content Vendor Value Hot Topics in Training - A Crude (but mildly interesting) Analysis Open Source Business Model for Corporate Training Will Blogs, Wikis, RSS, Mashups be Used in Corporate Training ?

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. Clayton R.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Provide the content. I've embedded all the content from the slides. Provide thoughts around the content and the discussion. There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. 20,000 wikis with more than 100,000 users.

MOOC - The Resurgence of Community in Online Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In this presentation Stephen Downes addresses the question of how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact the future of distance education. slide 1 – MOOC Wordle] My objective in this talk is to address how the massive open online course (MOOC) will impact the future of distance education, and in particular, strategies and examples of the use of MOOCs to promote cultural and linguistic diversity. That gives us four terms: ‘massive’, ‘open’, ‘online’, and ‘course’.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Dissertation: The Effective Integration of Digital Games and Learning Content by M.P.J. Habgood

Mark Oehlert

» November 20, 2007 Dissertation: The Effective Integration of Digital Games and Learning Content by M.P.J. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Kindle.The Universal Textbook?

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

and Apple or from specialized content sources such as national Geographic. National Geographic, 2008) A widget obtains content from one website and displays it on another website. These websites, such as PageFlakes and Netvibes, import content and services and arrange them on a page according to user settings and preferences. Imagine having in your hands a device on which you can not only write or type content, but which takes photos and records videos.

How to Get the Most out of a Conference

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Maybe the content will be filled later, maybe it's just a program entry and will never be fleshed out, but RSS readers like me will never know; we see nothing but the headlines (and sometimes not even that!) It's a good idea to keep track of what contents other people you read are attending.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Someone buy me this poster

Mark Oehlert

Funny Future of e-Learning Research Cross Posting Futures Games Gaming & Learning Government Hardware Industry informal learning Innovation Insanely Cool Content Job Leads Latest News Learning Learning 2005 Learning As Art Learning/Training Learning/Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wanna new job? How about CEO at SocialText?

Mark Oehlert

Ross is the founder of Social Text , "the first wiki company and leading provider of Enterprise 2.0 It is time for Socialtext to be taken to the next level,and for that, I want to openly recruit the CEO 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content

Mark Oehlert

eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series | Main | Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil » June 19, 2008 Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content Honest to goodness, someone please respond to me so we can have an open conversation about this. Have you researched Open Access Journals and found that model to be wanting?

Moodle Course Conversion

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Moodle is an open source course management system with a wide following. The Open University in the UK uses it to support 200,000 distance learners. My friends at CV&A in Spain have implemented Moodle to support informal learning in numerous corporations.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Now this is how it is supposed to work!

Mark Oehlert

The podcast is about the use of blogs and wikis within Motorola. Three quarters of the company participates by posting toblogs, wikis, forums, and FAQs. Any public-facing blogging or wikis(e.g., the CTO has a blog, there is a wiki for the Q) are somethingseparate. So, lets see if this year's conference attendees are more open to hearing about it.