Open Source LMS

Tony Karrer

I had previously written about Low Cost LMS and Rapid Learning Management Systems , but I receive an inquiry from someone who had a very constrained budget and wanted to build an eLearning Portal. 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.

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

TOPYX LMS

Whether it’s an investment in oneself, a business, another person, or a product, a quality return is always desired. A number of these company leaders are interested in investing in eLearning, or online learning. Does eLearning have a good ROI? What is the ROI of eLearning?

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. Clayton R.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Open Educational Resources Matures 4. Here are my top 10 eLearning predictions for 2011.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People. I’ve had quite a bit of experience with this and actually one of my very first projects was creating a pretty incredible eLearning solutions for Lexus sales people. Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Also, before you read these, you might want to go back and look at predictions in the past and how well I did on those predictions: Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 , 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009. Productive debate is going to be good. eLearning Technology.

Innovators' Dilemma in Learning/eLearning

Tony Karrer

I blogged about this before on LCB - The Innovator's Dilemma of Learning , but the recent discussion in Product Vendor Blogs - Where are They? If anything, I would expect right now that the biggest shift will be towards more free, open-source solutions that provide roughly the same functionality that are in the commercial tools today. What will be the source

Innovation Geography Based and Innovation in eLearning

Tony Karrer

And by innovation I mean the type that leads to products that can actually be used, as opposed to blue skies thinking.) First - Ben - if you see my post - can I suggest that you submit your question to the LCB Big Question for February as something like: What will the next generation of eLearning tools look like? What's interesting in each of these projects/companies is that they are not selling to the classic eLearning buyer (training organizations).

[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

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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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Great List of Presentation Resources | Main | iQuiz Maker - Make Custom Quizzes for the iPod - oh yeah, its free » June 23, 2007 "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova) ( link to post on Terra Nova by Robert Bloomfield ) Here is a little excerpt (thats redundant and repetitive isnt it?).and

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

It also means reducing spend by using open source technology, exploiting tools that are already being used in other parts of the organisation, and looking for new, faster and better ways to deliver value.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!)

Mark Oehlert

NewsGator RSS products now free: No really. In case you missed this in the past like 2 weeks and you happen to be looking to try out a suite of great aggregator products read this story or visit this site. The product is not a thing.

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Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Learning Coach Model Very Powerful In 2010, I had a great experience where Dr. Joel Harband wrote a series of articles for my blog on Text-to-Speech in eLearning. It’s an amazing device and no surprise it was one of the breakout topics on eLearning Learning this year. Aggregation and Social Filtering Provide High Value eLearning Learning has somewhat become my singular source of great eLearning content. Top eLearning Sites?

Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources - eLearning Technology , October 25, 2010. Open Source eLearning Tools - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2010. Six Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity - HarvardBusiness.org , September 7, 2010. Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , November 1, 2010. Creating tone of voice in eLearning. - Learning Visions , October 15, 2010. Informal Learning Flow.

How a Hosted LMS Promotes Online Corporate Learning

TOPYX LMS

An LMS can also be called an eLearning system. These include open-source, proprietary, cloud-based, and fully hosted. A fully hosted eLearning system is completely hosted by its learning management system provider. eLearning system providers understand this.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Liveblogging Sid Meier 2.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Using the Company as the Classroom" (Business Week) | Main | more Sid » June 05, 2008 Liveblogging Sid Meier 2. talking about creating sense of anticpation in learner/gamer."we

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Your integrity for a.t-shirt?

Mark Oehlert

A little while back, I looked at a new search product named PowerSet. And I'm a product manager, not a PR hack. Well, maybe the line is a bit fuzzy =) {mark} powerset product manager Posted by: Mark Johnson | June 11, 2008 at 01:37 PM The comments to this entry are closed.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Huh? Uranium Ore on eBay.

Mark Oehlert

" Product Description: Radioactive sample of uranium ore. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Generational Change in the U.S. Military (strategy+business) | Main | 2007 edublog winners announced! » December 07, 2007 Huh?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): iQuiz Maker - Make Custom Quizzes for the iPod - oh yeah, its free

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova) | Main | Create your own cartoon strips and another Wii Mii Editor.

Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

For marketing, this is the real challenge – can the new product get widespread acceptance? Open Source. … I think the next big shift in training/elearning will be the integration of learning into work.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Small Basket of MindMapping Items

Mark Oehlert

I think that Mind Manager is a terrific product but since I really started using about 3 different computers on a regular basis with at least one of them being very locked down, Ive also been using MINDOMO and have been very impressed.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Brenda Brathwaite, the Media and the Seduction of the Innocent

Mark Oehlert

She wasnt actually there and honestly I didnt know her name for a long time but the products that she helped develop taught me a great deal. Sound like good products right? e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Hey!

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Update 2/6/2008 based on recent Top eLearning Posts It can be daunting to visit a blog for the first time. Blog Description This blog covers trends in eLearning and more broadly the use of technology that aims to improve human performance. Topics eLearning 2.0 Starting Point: What is eLearning 2.0? eLearning 2.0 - An Immediate, Important Shift eLearning 1.0, Learning Trends Point To and Shape eLearning 2.0 eLearning 2.0 and eLearning 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Virtual Currency for Your Email

Mark Oehlert

LMS Solution for Simple Partner Compliance Training

Tony Karrer

But it’s almost like my background with and knowledge of all the different LMS products (see LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers , Low Cost Learning Management Systems , Rapid Learning Management Systems and Open Source Learning Management Systems ) feels like it’s hurting me in this task. eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Good for introNetworks!

Mark Oehlert

Million in Series A Funding I know the folks at introNetworks, Mark Sylvester and Guy Nadivi in particular, Ive used their product a couple of times now (for a conference and as a skills database) and Ive always been impressed with the product and important their willingness to work with folks on customizing it to your needs.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Zepheira and Semantic Web Resources

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Presence and Learning (Ray Sims) | Main | Virtual Currency for Your Email » July 03, 2007 Zepheira and Semantic Web Resources Cant say much about the product (just havent had the opp to try it out) but they do have a great page of links and resources on the Semantic Web.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Zone Alarm Listen UP!! This is NOT Customer Service!

Mark Oehlert

Normally I run Zone Alarms security suite of products and I generally think they are the best out there - they are certainly better than Norton in terms of being Norton being such a resource hog. My problem, beyond the obvious, is that the response from Zone Alarm acts as if this is just something that happens all the time (probably does) but worse than that - that it is somehow acceptable to create a product that routinely kills multiple hours of customers time fixing the problem!

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

These were designed originally by organizations such as the Open University, in Britain, and Canada''s Athabasca University. Open Education Resources Alongside the development of educational technologies is an equally important movement to support open educational resources. This movement predates the development of the world wide web in 1994, as seen for example in the Gutenberg Project, an open access archive of public domain works of classic literature.

Internet Time Alliance: what’s in a name?

Jay Cross

In layman’s terms, “Internet Time” involves efficiencies inherent to digital transactions that are produced by the virtual reality of one product, one product type, or one service provided to consumers from one virtual cash register residing on one server. The story is documented in eLearn Magazine : Several years ago Jay Cross (lead author of this article) realized that while he championed social learning in books and conferences, he did most of his work in solitary.

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

In the past few weeks, I've had some really eye-opening conversations about the state of Learning as a Business. There are pretty important question here to ask about your learning business: Will there be demand for our training products (classroom, virtual classroom, eLearning)?

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The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

Extreme swings toward technology and institutions were Taylor’s Scientific Management, robber barons, Business Process Reengineering, and narrowly-defined eLearning (removing all the people to make it work.) Jay’s first eLearning Talk.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. This is something that gets discussed as emergent: see Emergent Knowledge Management , Direction of eLearning - Emergence or Big System , and Future Platforms for eLearning. Then, maybe open it up to subject matter experts. Wouldn't you rather have it out in the open? Open up editing slowly. eLearning Trends Enterprise 2.0

Thriving in the Net-Work Era

Jay Cross

Mayo discovered the Hawthorne Effect, opening the study of motivation. Every corporation worth its salt opened a training department. In an earlier article, eLearning Is Not the Answer , I’d pushed (NB: irony), the importance of Pull Learning.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Creation Nets

John Hagel

We’re excited about it because it represents an opening salvo in a new wave of research we’re pursuing into methods for organizing innovation activity beyond existing institutional boundaries. First, we tackle the popular topic of open innovation. Thanks for he open sharing.

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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.

Words of Wisdom*

Clark Quinn

HR speaking: We got into elearning when there were scattered experiments going on around the organization. Our IT group changed the infrastructure a year ago, to *open source* (I don’t know what they were thinking), but fortunately my vendor says that they’d be happy to help change the installation to work with the new services architecture. Who needs all this rapid eLearning stuff? In conclusion, we’ve implemented a centralized system of eLearning.

Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

It’s a BarCamp, the Open Source Version of a Conference. Giving a presentation is open to anyone, and encouraged! Response 27 cut down on opening addresses of powerful, but boring speakers.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): OMG.There are spies everywhere sabotaging our organizations!!

Mark Oehlert

11) General Interference with Organizations and Production (a) Organizations and Conferences (1) Insist on doing everything through "channels." 6) Refer back to matters decided upon at the last meeting and attempt to re-open the question of the advisability of that decision. (7) e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Godspeed Tim Russert. Main | "So" - A Whole Article on So.Awesome.

Beyond Assessment ? Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I did a talk just downstairs on open content. This addresses the specific question of assessment in open learning and in informal learning. Is open online learning or the MOOC, the massive open online course, or informal learning in general doing the sort of thing that we need? Nonetheless, MOOCs and open online learning generally are shifting the definition of education away from its historical roots to a skills based, instrumentally defined enterprise ??

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

Am I missing all the products in the learning/training industry that are coming out in this regard? The awesome open source project? If I am not, if there is a dearth of companies and/or products moving this direction, then pardon my french but WTF ?

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Editor-in-Chief, eLearn Magazine , and Blog on education. Predicted: The "middle path"—proprietary lock-in services, like Vista, iTunes, Facebook, and Second Life, will be abandoned for more open commercial alternatives rather than free and open source software and content. Finally, open academic publishing will have its strongest year. Many government agencies will require that funded materials be made openly accessible.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology)

Mark Oehlert

I really love seeing developments like this and products like echo 360 , which are leveraging the sunk cost both financial and intellectual that are located within resident lectures.