open source workers

Harold Jarche

Openness enables knowledge-sharing, which fosters innovation through a diversity of ideas. Trust emerges in networks that are open and transparent. This is how open source software is developed. There are lessons to learn for open source work.

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.

Trending Sources

[nextweb] The Open Source Bank of Brewster

David Weinberger

Brewster wants to show us how to build on free and open software. Stahlman tried to keep the open code feature-compatible, but it couldn’t be done. Open Source doesn’t work well there. “It pulls it out of the market, like stamping software as Open Source.”

CFPB.gov goes open source

David Weinberger

Plus: Open-source software works because it enables people from around the world to share their contributions with each other.

Using an Open Source Platform to Meet Online Learning Goals

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Compare to the open source branding, where students are tweeting ‘thanks Stanford’, not the platform. There is a wide range of approaches – Coursera and Udacity are for-profit platforms, Moodlerooms is commercial offering an open platform, etc. I’d like to see an ecosystem of third-party providers that host open-source platforms.

Open Source eLearning

Tony Karrer

Posts related to the use of Open Source eLearning: Interesting Distribute Publishing Model and Open Source Open Source eLearning Business Model Innovation Geography Based and Innovation in eLearning Where are open source eLearning applications

Open Sourced Bright Ideas and Micro Support | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

From Eyebeam OpenLab comes and open source idea for making a cover for those glare-y compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) we are all installing to save energy. Hopefully the open source values continue past their participation in Eyebeam work.

Open Source Business Model

Tony Karrer

A recent spate of posts on the challenges of running an open source business is interesting ( Tosh , Siemens , Downes , Tosh 2 , ). However, there are lots of companies that are making money from open source and freemium models. A friend of mine has a company that builds open source applications in spaces that are a bit less innovative than Elgg, but they do very well financially through the packaging and support models.

Open source search result clustering

David Weinberger

That same type of functionality is now open sourced at Carrot2. Remember Northern Light ? That was the search engine that did an amazing job of dynamically clustering search results into folders based on their topic or area. Jon Lehto, of Monster.com, who pointed this out to me, notes that Carrot2 &# builds categories from search results (configurable number), and the user doesn’t need to ‘own’ the search data.&#.

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.

Google releases open source browser

Jay Cross

Google just brought out an open source browser. Hear that? It’s the web world being turned upside down. The online learner’s favorite tool of all time, Firefox, will never look the same. Actually, it will be out in twelve minutes. Google Chrome leverages Google’s knowledge of page popularity, mal sights, pfishers, and so on, but the new browser sounds like it breaks new ground in flexibility, speed, and robustness. Not that I know from experience.

Sueetie -.NET Open Source Online Community Development

Nancy White

My Vermont buddie, Dave Burke , was tantalizing me last September with the kit of open source.net tools he was blending into a community platform. Sueetie: The Future in.NET Open Source Online Community Development - Home Page. I also enjoyed the Manifesto: Sueetie is a movement that promotes the creation of online communities using.NET Open Source software. Sueetie developers write original code or leverage code from Open Source resources.

Internet Time Blog » Google releases open source browser

Jay Cross

Harold Jarche » Open Source & Business

Harold Jarche

Harold Jarche » Open Source & Business

Harold Jarche

Ellen Degeneres should go open source

David Weinberger

By the way, if Ellen Degeneres wants to respond in a reasonable and constructive way to the lawsuits over her use of song snippets to dance to, she could always start using Creative Commons-licensed music, with a nice plug for the open-hearted musicians making our lives more tuney

Harold Jarche » Open Source Social Networking Platform

Harold Jarche

Harold Jarche » Don’t feed the dinosaurs

Harold Jarche

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.

Harold Jarche » Best open source social networking platform

Harold Jarche

Where are open source learning applications?

Tony Karrer

Good post by Harold Jarche - Where are open source learning applications? In it he points to the learning space and says that the current status of open-source learning applications is: Innovators - Elgg Learning Landscape and several others Early Adopters - Moodle and a few others Early Majority - nobody Late Majority - forget about it I would tend to agree with him that there are relatively few open-source learning applications, but would add a few thoughts.

Harold Jarche » Open Source LMS

Harold Jarche

Open source for learning costs less

Harold Jarche

In my 2009 predictions for eLearn Magazine I said that “ There will be an increased interest in open source software as well as tools and methods that enable online collaboration. &# Ryan Cameron took me to task on open source in the comments: Open source is not, actually, free. My research and experience over the years shows open source, especially in training and education, to be significantly cheaper.

Harold Jarche » Open Source for the “R” Word

Harold Jarche

Harold Jarche » Costs of open source and proprietary LCMS/LMS

Harold Jarche

Harold Jarche » Open Source – you get what you pay for

Harold Jarche

Harold Jarche » Mahara open source e-portfolio

Harold Jarche

Yochai Benkler: Open-source economics (TED)

Mark Oehlert

Harold Jarche » Open Source; a better model for all of us

Harold Jarche

Harold Jarche » Moncton’s open source community is growing

Harold Jarche

"Appcelerator Updates Open Source Alternative To Adobe Air" (Information Week)

Mark Oehlert

( story link ) " Open source software vendor Appcelerator has delivered the second preview release (PR2) of its rich Internet application platform for developers, called Titanium. As a way to help groups of developers collaborate more efficiently, the company has also thrown into PR2 Titanium Developer, social media and communications tools such as Twitter, FriendFeed, and a chat capability."

fOSSa2011, Coders and Sketchnotes

Nancy White

In Lyon, I really stepped into a new domain for me, Open Source Software (OSS) development. Conceptually, the discourse on Open Source makes a lot of sense to me. Next year the fOSSa theme is “archeology” looking back at the open source software movement.

Openness: Why learners should know about, and influence, how decisions are made about their learning

George Siemens

Earlier this week, I delivered a presentation to TEDxEdmonton on why openness and learning analytics are critical for rethinking the future of education. The theme of the event was on open source culture and whether the promises of open source have been oversold.

Harold Jarche » NRC IRAP Workshop Follow-up Links

Harold Jarche

I need some help

George Siemens

On February 8, I’ll be delivering a talk at TEDxEdmonton’s event Rethinking Open Source Culture. In 2003 I posted a few articles online on open source movements and learning: Open source p.I , Open Source p.II , and Why we should share learning material. I have benefitted enormously from open learning. Open online courses in particular have been among the most significant learning experiences in my life.

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."

"Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

The article begins with a definition of digital library approaches and features, examines ways in which open source and social software applications can serve to fill digital library roles, and presents a case study of the use of blogging software as a public interface to a project called Digital Forsyth, a grant-funded project involving three institutions in Forsyth County, NC. ( LINK ).

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.”

Chaining links

Doc Searls

Much of what it says overlaps with the chapter I wrote for O’Reilly’s Open Sources 2.0. Tags: Blogging infrastructure problems flickr Glassie links Linux Linux Journal novollow O'Reilly Open Sources 2.0 First, links to a pair of pieces I wrote — one new, one old, both for Linux Journal. The former is Linux and Plethorization , a short piece I put up today, and which contains a little usage experiment that will play out over time.