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.

The potential of open source 3D printed housing and community

Ross Dawson

This morning I was interviewed on the Mornings program about open source 3D printed houses. Open source concepts are at the heart of the project, freely providing plans with a license that means that improvements must be shared back with the community. Open source evolved from the world of software and has now been applied across many other domains including physical objects. Collaboration Crowdsourcing design Future of cities Technology trends

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Open Source Strategic Planning

Beth Kanter

The design was to share this learning was amazing. 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.

Open Source Assessment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This has come up in a couple of places lately, and I'd like to get the concept down on paper (as it were) so people has a sense of what I mean when I talk about 'open source assessment'. The conversation comes up in the context of open educational resources (OERs). When posed the question in Winnipeg regarding what I thought the ideal open online course would look like, my eventual response was that it would not look like a course at all, just the assessment.

Why you should embrace open source

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Innovation Happens Elsewhere: Open Source as Business Strategy by Ron Goldman and Richard Gabriel. The reasons to engage with open source include the following: * Getting high-quality, free software and software design and development help. Engaging end-users in design and testing. Building a brand through ubiquity and positioning vis-à-vis the open-source community. Related: Open software at The Hillside Club.

Open Sourced Bright Ideas and Micro Support | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 26 2008 Open Sourced Bright Ideas and Micro Support Published by Nancy White at 8:02 am under Uncategorized , collaboration , creativity Via Emily Gertz’s tweet of a recent blog post of hers, I was led to Bright Idea Shade on mandiberg.com. Hopefully the open source values continue past their participation in Eyebeam work.

My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Sophia Peters provides another interesting post entitled Deciding Between Open Source and Proprietary Software? once people get past their initial fears and the stigma, the Open Source learning development community will grow exponentially.”

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

That's because there might be different instances of this service out there (it is , after all, open source code). The Badge API and Setting Up Badges This actually represents almost a week's worth of work. You might ask, why am I working on something obsolete, like badges, using a computer language that is even more obsolete, like Perl, to create code for an application that will never be widely used, like gRSShopper.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.

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.

Report from Denmark: Designing the new public library at Aarhus, and the People’s Lab

David Weinberger

Two hundred of Denmark’s 500 public libraries are “open libraries” — open 24 hours a day, with staffing only about 12 hours a week. If you have a library card, you can open the door. The Danish Digital Library ( Danskernes Digtale Bibliotek ) is an open source infrastructure for digital objects, including a resouce management system for the whole country, and to purchase digital content. It will open in early 2015.

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Learning Design Tools (Demonstrations)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

TELOS - Gilbert Paquette IMS Learning Design (IMS-LD) is a bridge between design and delivery. It is designed to address various needs, for example, K-12 lesson plans, higher education learning patterns, or workplace training. TELOS isn't exactly an LD designer and player, it's an educational modeling designer and player that exports to IMS-LD. Users design a learning model through an executible graph - that is, they edit the learning scenario visually.

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The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The Future IMS Learning Design What is the future of learning design? Joel Greenberg My own personal view: maybe the world is moving on, and maybe the idea of 'design' is a bit old fashioned. The idea is to lead academics to a lightweight narrative, and having them design around it. My experience is that your standard academic simply won't touch this stuff (learning design). A more open, collaborative support environment has potentioal to lead wider adoption.

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

Mark Oehlert

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 which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

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

Mark Oehlert

OK.today we have two reasons why having a browser built on open source code with a powerful and passionate development community behind it, will continue to provide a more robust and user-focused experience than something provided by say a large corporation - no knock on large corporations (some of my best friends.). Well now you can just create your own widget that loads up that page from a bookmark that you can have on your desktop w/out having to open the whole browser.

User-Based Free Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Free innovation is a tightly constrained subset of commons-based peer production , - also known as open, collaborative innovation. Working together, they developed an open source solution that made it possible to upload the data to the Internet.

… from little acorns grow

Dave Snowden

A new open source database on climate change from the Cynefin Centre. It’s probably easier to summarise this in bullet points: Critically this is an open source database – anyone can contribute and we will be creating online dashboards to allow anyone to access the data and use it. Their material will be in the open source data, but you will also be able to access the entries from your members as a separate database.

Our Work with Changemakers.com has Launched

Adaptive Path

I’m very pleased to announce the relaunch of Changemakers.com , the leading network for open source social innovation. information architecture, interaction and visual design as well as implementation oversight. Tags: Experience Design Experience Strategy Friends of Adaptive Path Graphic Design Interaction Design Interface Design Internationalization People You Should Know Product Management User Research Visual Design

UX I/O: Prototyping Interactive Objects Workshop

Adaptive Path

Adaptive Path Experience Designers Scott Sullivan and Evi K. Hui are teaching this workshop July 19-20, 2014 at our Design Studio on Pier 1 next to the Ferry Building. Workshop Details: As we are integrating digital capabilities in to our physical environment, the tools of designers are beginning to shift. This workshop is designed to give people with absolutely no coding skills a kick-start in open source technologies.

The Current State of Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In January, UC Berkeley professor Henry Chesbrough published Open Innovation Results : Going Beyond the Hype and Getting Down to Business, his fourth book on innovation in the last two decades. He’s credited with coining the term open innovation in his 2003 book of the same title.

The fantastic initiatives that are creating City 2.0

Trends in the Living Networks

Blueprints for everyday people to build their own homes using open sourced designs and locally sourced materials. In this initiative they seek to make cities “for the 99%”: They created a blueprint that would allow everyday people to build their own homes using open sourced designs and locally sourced materials. I love this approach to “open source housing”, in which everything is open and shared.

Thoughts on privacy

Doc Searls

White opens with this sentence: “On any person who desires such queer prizes, New York will bestow the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy.” Some examples: Privacy by Design is a policy and code development movement led by Ann Cavoukian , the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. In Philosophy in the Flesh , George Lakoff and Mark Johnson open with this assertion: The mind is inherently embodied. In Here Is New York , E.B.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Invention of Good Games:Understanding Learning Design in Commercial Video Games (Katrin Becker thesis)

Mark Oehlert

by Robert Bloomfield) | Main | Small Basket of MindMapping Items » February 27, 2008 The Invention of Good Games:Understanding Learning Design in Commercial Video Games (Katrin Becker thesis) Katrins important thesis is now available both as a Wiki and a PDF download. "In order to design educational games that remain effective as bothgames and as learning objects, it is necessary to understand howsuccessful games teach.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Then in the 1990s, the open Internet protocol, - TCP/IP , - was widely embraced by the general IT marketplace, making it possible to interconnect systems and applications from any vendors. At the same time, the Web’s open set of standards, - HTML , HTTP , URLs , - and the easy-to-use, graphical Mosaic web browser , - enabled any PC connected to the Internet to access information on any web server anywhere in the world.

More Open

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

[ source ] "We should pause and ask the question," says David Wiley, "is more open always better?" I don't keep my house open for just anyone to drop by. So no, more open is not always better. He writes: But open is not the star of the show.

Inkling for iPad: eTextbook Reading Done Right

Adaptive Path

Text rests on a background that looks just like pages of an open book. iBooks was designed to ease the transition from reading printed to electronic books, and there are good reasons to do that. When you open a textbook in Inkling, you see a table of contents where chapters are arranged left-to-right in a scrollable view, with sections headers below each chapter. I hope someone writes an open source library of this position indicator.

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Getting Through Highly Uncertain Times - Some Lessons Learned

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the 1980s, rapid advances in microprocessors and related technologies opened the door for less expensive, PC- and UNIX-based client-server solutions. What does it take to get through highly uncertain times, like the ones we’re in the middle of as we confront the Covid-19 pandemic?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 12th Annual Webby Award Winners.Nicely done and nicely designed.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Mobility Means Your Desktop.even in Linux | Main | "Correcting the violent video game rhetoric" (CNet.com) » May 19, 2008 12th Annual Webby Award Winners.Nicely done and nicely designed. Love the design.

Trespassers W

Dave Snowden

Yesterday I raised the question of boundary conditions that will arise with our shift to an open-source, wiki-driven approach to methods and also concepts. Anyone else with a design bent is welcome to volunteer to get involved here.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Single-Site Browsers: Interesting Design Development or Battle for the Desktop?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Geek Alert - Joke About Large Hadron Collider Ahead | Main | Audiko - Create Free Ringtones - even for the iPhone » March 27, 2008 Single-Site Browsers: Interesting Design Development or Battle for the Desktop? an interesting design element here is that when a Web site is presented in a regular browser, the UI has to have buttons and functionalities for all occasions.

Social shell games

Doc Searls

If you listen to Episode 49: Parler, Ownership, and Open Source of the latest Reality 2.0 In fact, the whole thing is designed from the start to be understandable, and its workings accountable to a dependent public.

Rethink / Reimagine / Redesign

Adaptive Path

R3 is a creative think tank, joined by educators and graphic designers. The purpose is to promote sustainable design by examining product lifecycles and creating more holistic solutions. The body of R3′s work is from the Graphic Design students at the Academy of Art University. The (visual) designer is often invited into the process at the tail end of a project which can lead to just decorating on the designers part.

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Exploring the Potential: Innovating Uses of Technology in Teaching and Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I wanted to design a tool for myself, and I want a tool that would allow everyone to develop questions for themselves. Dave Lane OERu’s ‘Loosely Coupled’ Tech Platfrom Two ways to develop a platform: Monolithic created by an individual designer - great beauty but great fragility. This is also the place where free and open source software (FOSS) can emerge. But it’s not open source at the moment. Question: security for open source tools.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Hey Designers! How some arrogance with that humility?!

Mark Oehlert

» October 31, 2007 Hey Designers! " October 31, 2007 in design | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Hey Designers! e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "World Privacy Forums Top Ten Opt Outs" | Main | DoWeb Comics Offer Another Way to Handle Content and Crowds? How some arrogance with that humility?!

The smell of boiling frog

Doc Searls

While there are some open source codecs , all the systems I just named use proprietary (patent-based) codecs. This is generative , clearly, but not as generative as the Internet and the Web, which are both end-to-end by design.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): GDC Update 9: The Game Design Challenge

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Dead Alewives: Dungeons and Dragons | Main | Back from GDC (and a free virtual world event) » February 21, 2008 GDC Update 9: The Game Design Challenge OK.so This is a riff on opening up new markets. Designed to build community between dogs and owners.

A trialectic method

Dave Snowden

The design dichotomy. The scatter maps on the triads from different sources then give you a very different mapping of the conflict.

Lessons from the transformation of Washington Post since its acquisition by Jeff Bezos

Ross Dawson

I’m at the INMA conference in New York, where I gave the opening keynote yesterday morning on Creating the Future of News. The opening keynote on the second day was from Steve Hills, President of Washington Post, who spoke about the state of Washington Post since its acquisition in October 2013 by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos. They aim to build technology rather than buy it, and focus on open source where possible. .

New Clues

David Weinberger

The clues are designed as an open source publishing project: The text is in the public domain, and we’re making the clues available at Github in various computer-friendly formats, including JSON, OPML and XML. The project with Doc that I mentioned is a new set of clues , following on The Cluetrain Manifesto from 16 years ago.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Engaging Web design from Dutch dept. store HEMA (props to my dad for the link)

Mark Oehlert

» January 30, 2008 Engaging Web design from Dutch dept. is a good price for the "ghettoblaster" January 30, 2008 in design | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Engaging Web design from Dutch dept. store HEMA (props to my dad for the link) : Comments This is great, I like the idea of doing this design.

“…inspired by the Cynefin framework”

Dave Snowden

He had already done pioneering work to make design a strategic process within the commission and Cynefin was already a part of that.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer?

Mark Oehlert

Main | Alternative and Activist Search Engines » June 21, 2007 Video Killed the Radio Star but What About the Instructional Designer? There is Video Jug , 5min Life Videopoedia , and Sclipo - just to name the ones open in my browser at present. Feature wise, many of the same features and employing some nice design as well. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « All Hail the Cult of the Amateur!!

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Reflections on Linux and Mainframes

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Seamless support of open source tools and software, including Apache Spark , Node.js , MongoDB , MariaDB , PostgreSQL , Chef and Docker. The single largest contribution of mainframe code to the open source community, including advanced predictive analytics that constantly monitor for unusual system behavior to help prevent serious system problems. Software designed to run on one machine would not work on other machines.