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.

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.

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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.

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.

Evaluation of CL/4291 “Draft text of the Recommendation concerning Open Educational Resources”, UNESCO

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is the analysis of the UNESCO OER resolution I provided to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO prior to the discussion and vote on the resolution concerning Open Educational Resources It is now a matter of historical record that the resolution did pass.

Connective Knowledge and Open Resources

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The practical implementation of connectivism is the massive open online course, or MOOC. The CCK08 course and all the other courses we have developed since have been based on open educational resources (OERs). From your web & blog, we found you were a passionate advocate of OER, can you share with us your first experience about open online educational resource? I knew about open educational resources before anyone knew what the term meant.

iSchool Networked Learning PKM Resources

Harold Jarche

Here are some of the resources I suggested prior to the course: Network Learning: Working Smarter , an article I wrote for the Special Libraries Association last year. I opened with a recent short video by Teemu Arina entitled Global, Local, Personal (2011).

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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."

The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Presented to the Best Practices in Upgrading Online,Calgary, via Adobe Connect, March 29, 2011 The very first thing I want to do is to counter thedisclaimer that frightened me as this session opened, it was very loud, andsaid all kinds of things about how this was all private and cannot be shared.You can share this presentation all you want. I do want to talk about the role of open educationalresources in personal learning. What does it mean to say thatour network is open?

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.

Harold Jarche » Open Up

Harold Jarche

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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): VisualComplexity.com: A Resource on the Visualization of Complex Networks

Mark Oehlert

His site, visualcomplexity.com is a great resource - a great compilation of a ton of resources related to visualizing complex networks.

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

Mark Oehlert

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. Now I do want to see this in the wild and be able to watch what kind of resources this draws.FF

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): Great List of Presentation Resources

Mark Oehlert

Main | "Learning objectives are best achieved when tied to real-world (not inworld) factors of production" (TerraNova) » June 23, 2007 Great List of Presentation Resources Vicki Davis has posted a great list of presentation resources (i.e. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « If there are Digital Natives does that mean there is no Digital Ellis Island?

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): Ive got to create a podcast on how to podcast.got any great resources?

Mark Oehlert

Main | Bad Words and Politics: Politweets and Twittertale » January 29, 2008 Ive got to create a podcast on how to podcast.got any great resources? Ill even take lists of favorite resources.

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. Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned.

Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

All major cloud vendors offer serverless technologies to dynamically manage the allocation of hardware and software resources, - including Amazon’s AWS Lambda , Google’s Cloud Functions , Microsoft’s Azure Functions , and IBM’s Cloud Functions.

Becoming a 21st Century Digital Tinkerer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Entrepreneurial learners aren’t necessarily entrepreneurs, but like entrepreneurs, they are “constantly looking for new ways, new resources, new peers and potential mentors to learn new things.” . The Open Source Movement. In the open source movement, social capital matters.

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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. Tthere are are no central services, and choas and duplication of resources are OK.

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

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This is also the place where free and open source software (FOSS) can emerge. Some examples: preClass Padlets questions to consider, key points to an article inClass Padlets discussions, brainstorming, backchannel, questions postClass for peer review, post resources, or reflect on learning Example: Anders Klitmoller, Philosophy of Science class. But it’s not open source at the moment. Question: security for open source tools.

professional learner’s toolkit

Harold Jarche

Jane Hart describes a Modern Professional Learner’s Toolkit as having several components: resources, networks, devices, etc. Each browser has different security and privacy settings, depending on what type of resource I need to access.

Cloud Computing and Open Architectures

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this month IBM announced that all its cloud services and software will be based on open standards and an open cloud architecture. Unlike the previous two models, cloud computing is totally centered around the Internet and related open architectures.

Learning as Artifact Creation

George Siemens

The gates were opened and everyone was a content creator and everything was subject to user creation. Tag and share valuable resources. There is a better resource online. Consider our curriculum as a self-contained coherent resource. If I lecture on the development of open learning and open source technologies, I’m presenting my voice, my priorities, my values. Digitization is deceptive in that the deep impact isn’t readily observable.

Is Blockchain Ready to “Cross the Chasm”? Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few years later, the Web’s open standards, - HTML , HTTP , URLs , - made it possible for any PC connected to the Internet to access information on any web server anywhere in the world. Earlier this year, IBM conducted the largest study to date on the state of adoption of blockchain.

This kids, is why hallucinogenics and the internet don’t mix

George Siemens

I had to do a quick double take on this article (first, to determine if it was April 1, anywhere in the world): Evolution Unbound: Blackboard embraces open source. I’m not surprised that Blackboard is interested in openness. At the EDUCAUSE conference in October, they were clear that they wanted to partner with the open educational resources movement. At that point, Pearson had announced open class (look Ma, free LMS!).

On the Governance of Blockchain: Lessons from the Internet

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

However, this extraordinary technology may be stalled, sidetracked, captured or otherwise suboptimized depending on how all the stakeholders behave in stewarding this set of resources - i.e. how it is governed,” they add in a strong note of caution. “How

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New copyright fees for students

George Siemens

As noted in the article, this planned fee would be applied regardless of use of resources. For example, if I’m a student at a Canadian university and all of the resources I use are open source, I would still have to pay the fee.

Learning quicker by failing safely

Harold Jarche

At yesterday’s sessions, one of the suggestions was to ‘open source’ all of CFI’s practices and processes so they can be shared with others. I attended the Community Forest International planning session yesterday.

Whitehouse goes Drupal

David Weinberger

After months of planning, says an Obama Administration source, the White House has ditched the proprietary content management system that had been in place since the days of the Bush Administration in favor of the latest version of the open-source Drupal software , as the AP alluded to in its reporting several minutes ago. And I heard about this from my friend Britt Blaser, whose Open Resource Group citizen-to-government software runs on Drupal.

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Introducing Share&Learn

Jane Hart

Tweet I recently launched Share&Learn – a new collaboration platform where members can share links, resources, ideas, experiences, tips, etc about the use of learning and performance trends, technologies and tools, in order to learn from one another – both informally and formally.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Wikipatterns: A How-To Site on Driving the Adoption of Wikis Within Your Organization

Mark Oehlert

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

Charles Jennings

Deliver more value with fewer resources. 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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What's Interesting

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I think software should be distributed and open source, especially when produced by a government agency, as we can do much more good (and generate much more national wealth) this way. I prefer to work openly (not in secret) and for the public good

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CityCodesAndOrdinances.xml

David Weinberger

Opengovfoundation.org have been doing this for various cities and have open sourced their source code that organizes the laws they are posting online. Open States Project sez, “we have specs for almost everything *except* that at [link]. Waldo Jaquith of the US Open Data Institute and the State Decoded is a brilliant resource on this sort of thing, and has dealt practically with standardizing and making state codes parseable.

The Promise and Current State of Blockchain

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past two decades, business process reengineering and enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications have had a major impact on lowering the costs and improving the efficiency of transactions within a firm. Key here is the all-important role of open standards.

What is thought to be is rarely real

Dave Snowden

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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Cloud Computing and the Supply Chain of Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Early cloud adopters were mostly focused on improving the economics of IT, giving them the ability to launch new offerings or expand their current ones without major investments in additional IT infrastructure while paying for whatever cloud resources they actually used.

Google’s Video Format War

Adaptive Path

The Chromium team at Google announced yesterday that it will be dropping support for the popular H.264 video codec in it’s desktop web browser Chrome in favor of an open-source codec it’s developing called WebM. Chromium Product Manager, Mike Jazayeri: Though H.264 plays an important role in video, as our goal is to enable open innovation, support for the codec will be removed and our resources directed towards completely open codec technologies.

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Learning Electron - Part 1

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Node allows it to access system resources like files and networks and such, and Chromium displays the user interface. Electron is open source, and learning it would make a great holiday project. It is open source and runs on multiple platforms.

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

On the Social Web millions of people freely and willingly share resources they have created for others to use. People often cite Wikipedia as a unreliable source since it is a “collaborative&# encyclopaedia. 1 – Dare2Share – sharing of podcasts and other resources.