Open Source LMS

Tony Karrer

Because of their very limited budget, I suggested they dive into more depth looking at open source LMS products. To help get that started, I looked at eLearning Learning and found some pretty good sources around LMS / Open Source and Learning Management System / Open Source. Learning Visions , June 26, 2009 Concerning Open Source, LMSs and SCORM: Correcting Some Common Misconceptions - The E-Learning Curve , October 19, 2009 To open source or not?

Internet Time Blog » Bulk Flickr downloads

Jay Cross

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Geez. 13 GBs per second on the Firefox 3 download.

Mark Oehlert

AM PST and 1 PM EST - Firefox 3 Download going for Guiness World record! 13 GBs per second on the Firefox 3 download. This is the counter for Firefox 3 downloads as of 1655 EST. According to this story on CNET , the download rate at one point 14,000 copies per minute or 233 per second. 13 GBs per second on the Firefox 3 download. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Dont forget.10

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Dont forget.10 AM PST and 1 PM EST - Firefox 3 Download going for Guiness World record!

Mark Oehlert

13 GBs per second on the Firefox 3 download. AM PST and 1 PM EST - Firefox 3 Download going for Guiness World record! AM PST and 1 PM EST - Firefox 3 Download going for Guiness World record! e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "So" - A Whole Article on So.Awesome. Main | Geez. » June 17, 2008 Dont forget.10

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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): 100,000 iPhone SDK Downloads in First Four Days

Mark Oehlert

» March 19, 2008 100,000 iPhone SDK Downloads in First Four Days This picture from the iPhone Blog is just priceless. March 19, 2008 in Apple/iPhone/iPod | Permalink Technorati Tags : iphone TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference 100,000 iPhone SDK Downloads in First Four Days : Comments The comments to this entry are closed.

… 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. Those licensed to use SenseMaker® analyst will be authorised to download the data to that tool.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Firefox 3 not loved by Corp. IT, Not that it matters.

Mark Oehlert

So Firefox 3 Download day was a pretty big success. That is if you count something on the order of 8 million downloads and quadrupling your market share in a single 24-hour period successful ( 1 ). This article was one of the many that came out in the wake of Download Day; " Firefox 3.0 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Fear the Coolness of my new Firefox bag!

Twitter research tool

David Weinberger

The ability to download those data pulls in raw form to use for whatever you please. It’s free to use and open source. The Web Ecology Project has released 140Kit , a research tool for tracing tweet paths. It’s the final product of the various provisional tools we’ve used to produce our previous reports on the social phenomena of Twitter , and of lead researcher Devin Gaffney’s own work on high throughput humanities.&#.

[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

Drupal is an open source content manager, Dries says. Drupal has 10,000+ modules, 300,000 downloads a month, 1.5M Today he’s going to talk about: history, open source, community, the evolution of software, and how to grow and sustain it. Then Open Source Labs in Portland OR offered to house the servers. But, Dries says, this shows a weakness in open source: you suddenly have to raise $3,000 and may not be able to do so.

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Developmental robotics: the cute baby robot who will grow up to be just like you

Trends in the Living Networks

The iCub initiative is a European Commission project – no doubt the EU recognizes the growing importance of robotics, though it is great to see that they are making this an open initiative. This is an open project in many different ways: we distribute the platform openly, we develop software open-source, and we are open to including new partners and form collaboration worldwide. All the source files and more can be downloaded from the RobotCub site.

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. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Worlds for Study: Invitation - Virtual Worlds for Studying Real-World Business (and Law, and Politics, and Sociology, and.) (by

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Help Firefox 3 Set a Guiness World Record!!

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Massive Catch-Up Issue #1413 (Games, Virtual Worlds, banking concepts and more) | Main | Godspeed Tim Russert. » June 12, 2008 Help Firefox 3 Set a Guiness World Record!! June 12, 2008 in Web/Tech | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Help Firefox 3 Set a Guiness World Record!! Comments The comments to this entry are closed.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Fleck.Web page annotation

Mark Oehlert

You download an extension for Firefox and then you can add notes to Web pages you visit and other people with the extension can see if the page they are on has any notes they can read.etc. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « PaperVision 3D - a 3D Flash Engine | Main | Good for introNetworks! » May 08, 2007 Fleck.Web page annotation So I tried a Web page annotator called Fleck ( Webware story ).

Strata Conference: a few reflections on Day 1

George Siemens

Yesterday, after fortunately meeting up with David Wiley , I spent the day in a “ data bootcamp “ Slides, code, and data sources are available on github. Most attendees hadn’t downloaded the needed tools (Python, Python libraries (i.e. I was less interested in the technical details of the process…and more interested in simplicity of the process and the functionality of open source tools used in performing the analysis.

Learning Electron - Part 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You can also download it and run it on your own computer. Electron is open source, and learning it would make a great holiday project. It is open source and runs on multiple platforms. It downloads and installs like any other application. The Node Package Manager (NPM) is used to download and install additional functions. If you already have a package.json file, it will execute the file, downloading all the requirements, etc.

owning your data

Harold Jarche

WordPress is open source (OS). Open source software is released under a variety of licenses such as the GPL. With open source, the rub is that the community has to stay involved to make the software better. Using open source gives you freedom from vendors and ensures that you are not handcuffed to your technology provider. Twitter lets you download all your tweets (for now).

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Top 10 Tools for Learning

Harold Jarche

9: Slideshare : An easy way to share presentations so that people can view them before or instead of downloading them. 7: Gimp : An open source (free) image manipulation tool is very helpful for presentations and papers. Jane Hart is asking for submissions to her annual Top 100 Tools for Learning. Please vote, in the next 10 days, before it closes for another year. I really like the fact that Jane has done this for several years and we can see some interesting trends.

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Learning Electron - Part 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

According to Google search, Angular is "a TypeScript -based open-source front-end web application framework led by the Angular Team at Google and by a community of individuals and corporations." Rather, you download it and install it into the directory you created for your electron project. It also has a lot of interactivity, doing things like opening tabs and launching modal windows. There were no notes or links except to the not-always-functioning download files.

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What is thought to be is rarely real

Dave Snowden

So lets run through the stages: All staff or a representative sample of staff are asked to download SenseMaker® to their smartphones and are asked to make a note of every decision they make no matter how trivial. For each decision they are are encouraged to comment on the decision but in particular are asked to identify information sources used in making the decision, the manner of its communication and the resources or more precisely artefacts used to support the decision.

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Where’s your data?

Harold Jarche

Here’s mine: Blog: hosted on an independent server, with tape backup, using open source software ( WordPress ). Delicious: OPML file downloaded monthly. I wrote about the importance of owning your data for blogging a while back and last week’s Twitter crash coupled with the demise of an URL shortener only reinforce that in my mind. The case of

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[liveblog] Stephanie Mendoza: Web VR

David Weinberger

” A-Frame is open source. She recommends some sites, including NormalMap , which maps images and lets you download the results. Stephanie Mendoza [twitter: @_liooil ] [Github: SAM-liooil] is giving a talk at the Web 1.0 conference. She’s a Unity developer. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker.

Explore your blind spot (free ebook)

Mind Hacks

That means it is free, not just to download but also to share. I’ve written this book as an experiment in ebook publishing, and as a test-bed for what I think could be a good format for presenting open-source guides to the myriad interesting phenomena of psychology. I’ve written an ebook called ‘Explore your blind spot’ It’s about, er, exploring your blind spot!

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iSchool Networked Learning PKM Resources

Harold Jarche

— All the slides are now posted on my Slideshare account and can be downloaded. I opened with a recent short video by Teemu Arina entitled Global, Local, Personal (2011). Jane Hart hosts two communities, Social Learning (on Yammer) as well as Share and Learn (using the open source WPMU platform). This was an excellent introduction to information/source filters and I based part of the discussion on Tim Kastelle’s excellent post on Five Forms of Filtering.

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A treasure hunt for the mysteries of mind and brain

Mind Hacks

The books are creative commons licensed, which means you download them, copy them, even modify them if you want to produced an improved version, and both are fully referenced so you can check up on any claims made in them. Science is naturally an open-source phenomenon, so it feels good to be doing some open source science writing.

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Makers – Review

Harold Jarche

Doctorow delves just deep enough into the future of open source, crowd-sourcing, personal video surveillance and other current trends to give some idea of their large scale potential. I purchased the book, as the form factor was best for a 400 page novel, though you can download it or read it online as well. I don’t read much fiction but I must say I truly enjoyed Cory Doctorow’s Makers , set in the near distant future.

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My new Pebble e-watch reviewed

David Weinberger

Plus I very much like the idea of being able to download watch faces that are open source and designed by, well, anyone. Also, I began by downloading a set of fake analog faces, and I like them ok, but I’ve started using a default face that spells out the time in words. Also, I was surprised that after I’d downloaded about six watch faces, it told me that it was out of memory. (To My Pebble watch arrived a week ago.

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MOOCs for Development - Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

classes from all over the world - but do they develop the kind of courses specifically targeted to these workers - MOOCs can play a part - the open market concept which aims to break the monopoly on education - broadcast of learning not enough, we need local support - mentors, facilitators, even teachers - eg. is the authorship open or closed - do you want hosted or unhosted etc Maureen McClure - Uni Pittsburgh - who owns development?

A Lexicon of Sustainability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We asked people to develop a lexicon around food sources We started with the word ''sustainability''. People talk about GMOs as privatizing seeds, etc - vbut that didn''t happen here; he open-sourced the seeds. There''s an initiative to tag a fish so you know where and how it was sourced. They re-opened the pie shop, and the town began to grow again. Community Supported Agriculture'' (CSA) - is where they get a box of food every week that is locally sourced.

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The top tweets from Future of Crowdsourcing Summit 2010 #foc10

Trends in the Living Networks

It's now two weeks since Future of Crowdsourcing Summit 2010 , and I am only just now able to download some of what happened at the event. stilgherrian: Nicholas Gruen is pointing out that at the heart of successful crowd projects, e.g. open source software, there are elites. jdub: Every time you use the phrase "crowd sourcing", an individual, enfranchised co-creator dies. :-) #foc10. Things have been crazy for me for a little while now.

Instant private micro-sharing

Harold Jarche , based on open source software, offers a range of options, some free and some fee. You can also download the software for free and host it in-house. Tweet As we were discussing social learning this week, several people asked, where do I start? Jay Cross was talking to Dan Pontefract this week in San Jose and one of the lessons learnt by Dan was that micro-sharing (e.g. Twitter) is probably the best place to start. I can understand.

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Hot Last Week

Tony Karrer

The posts come from the primary sources for this group. Other items come from other sources. Using the same approach as Hot List , I've compiled.

Open Word—The Podcasting Story

Doc Searls

” Instead, like the Web, email and other graces of open protocols on the open Internet, podcasting is NEA: Nobody owns it, Everybody can use it and Anybody can improve it. Dave was half the guests on Friday evening’s opening panel. Also dumb: a new UI element—a little set of vertical bars indicating audio activity—that seems to mean both live playing and downloading. Nobody is going to own podcasting. By that I mean nobody is going to trap it in a silo.

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

Jane Hart

The open source WordPress software is also available to download and install on company servers. The always-on feature of Skype means that you can keep conversations open and ongoing with individuals as well as groups of people throughout the day – and yet at the same time, have the ability not to be disturbed when required. For example, Intelpedia was set up using the open source MediaWiki software that is used to power Wikipedia itself.

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Doc Searls

Most notoriously, these include music and videos, which can be uploaded and downloaded with little friction, even if doing so is illegal. So the challenge we’ve given ourselves is raising that percentage, while also starting to model the free and open marketplace described above. ListenLog is open source, and we’d love to see it used alongside other apps on other devices, and to model logging of all kinds of stuff (such as music).

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ePublishing business models

David Weinberger

The opening session is on business models for supporting the webification of the educational system. While there are many wonderful things about crowd-sourcing, he says, “I’m in favor of expertise. E.g., that humans are responsible for climate change is not in doubt, should not be presented as if it were in doubt, and should not be crowd-sourced, he says. Since 2005, 65% are free for download in PDF.

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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.” Or we buy our music and e-books from Amazon, which keeps records of what we own and allows downloading to a Kindle, computer, or phone. There is already an open source code base and a language for “ personal clouds ” and “pclouds” for everything you can name in the Internet of Things.

Reflecting on Xyleme Voices: The Industry Luminaries We've Talked To


Within an hour of posting her podcast, she had hundreds of downloads. Even after a year, it’s still being downloaded. Micheal Hanley: Wonderful advocate for open source technologies. As your blog reflects, you really are so very passionate about open source and standards, that we wanted to use the podcast as a way to explore these topics even further. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Martian Dougiamas on Moodle

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The second use of the hub is to share actual courses, you press download, it comes down as a Moodle backup, you install and now you have a course, it ma be licensed Creative Commons or whatever. The hub software is open source, install the plug, and it becomes a community hub. Many people want the traditional locked down LMS, where students are seen as needing competencies and knowledge, where content is to be dumped, absorbed, and pumped out via tests.

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[berkman] “LOIC [low-orbit ion cannon] will tear us apart”: The impact of tool desiogn and media portrayals in the success of activist DDOS attacks

David Weinberger

EDT open sourced it in 1999. Some mainstream articles linked to download sites for LOIC, which may have encouraged people to download it without understanding the legality of using it. My point with FHHM was that it opens up ways of accessing that community in ways that were not possible before. A: It’s been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times. The opening of the press IRC channel was great, for those who found it.

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Report: Insights from the Google AI Impact Challenge

Beth Kanter

Last year, Google made an open call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address these social challenges. Each area describes the project idea, type of AI technology and data sources. Identify owned datasets that can be safely open-sourced or shared through data governance structures such as whitelists and data trusts. . Invest in responsible open-sourcing to share intellectual property (e.g.,

Setting Up Sunbird

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

It is intended to run alongside the Firefox web browser and the Thunderbird email client as your open source alternative to commercial software (and in particular, Outlook Exchange). But for the open source user, it has all been a confusing mess. Just as Outlook has the Exchange server, an open source calendar needs an online server of some sort. Install Sunbird Download the appropriate install file from the download page.

Howard Rheingold on the Social Media Classroom

Nancy White

From the SMC website: The Social Media Classroom (we’ll call it SMC) includes a free and open-source (Drupal-based) web service that provides teachers and learners with an integrated set of social media that each course can use for its own purposes—integrated forum, blog, comment, wiki, chat, social bookmarking, RSS, microblogging, widgets , and video commenting are the first set of tools.

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