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.

Test LMS

Clark Quinn

Probably the most interesting is: Open Source CMS - a site that has a whole bunch of open source tools installed so that you can play around with them. Wikis: BoltWire DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki Blogs: Dotclear Eggblog FlatPress Globber LifeType Loudblog Nucleus CMS Serendipity SimplePHPBlog Textpattern WikyBlog WordPress Zomplog I hope someone will play around a bit and let me know how this works out for them

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

People often cite Wikipedia as a unreliable source since it is a “collaborative&# encyclopaedia. Intelpedia is hosted on the open source MediaWiki software. Tweet.

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. For example, Intelpedia was set up using the open source MediaWiki software that is used to power Wikipedia itself.

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The social media I use

Nancy White

Eudora is no longer a paid product, now Open Source. I haven’t opened up IE in months. Wikispaces and other wikis, including MediaWiki. Moodle, while pretty visually ugly, is easy to set up and is fabulously open source, as is Drupal.

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.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Then, maybe open it up to subject matter experts. Wouldn't you rather have it out in the open? Open up editing slowly. Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully.