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The Top 8 Free/Open Source LMSs

The Top 8 Free/Open Source LMSs
Update 10/26/16: Back by popular demand! We saw your comments and decided to incorporate the free LMSs you told us about. We’ve also upgraded our honorable mentions into full entries in order to give you better information about each one. I have a friend who once wrapped his entire body, head to toe, in tin foil. He also wrote “steak + guacamole” on himself in permanent marker, and then sauntered (in public, on public sidewalks with normal people all around) to his local burrito joint. People will do a lot just to get something for free. I’ve collected a list of the very best freemium, totally free, and/or open source LMSs out there, and it’s all below, no enduring of awkward stares on the sidewalk required. 1. This is the gorilla in the room of open source LMSs. Moodle’s welcome screen Differentiating features Pros/cons Review it here! 2. An example of creating a lesson plan in CourseSites Review it here! 3. Another open source solution, Sakai differs from Moodle in a few key elements. 4. 5. Related:  Productos multimedia

Empire State Information Fluency Continuum A new resource, called the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum, is now available thanks to the NYC School Library System. This resource emphasizes the importance of inquiry in learning and establishes information fluency standards for grades K-12, which are aligned with Common Core Learning Standards. The fusion of the two sets of standards aims to create students who are capable of absorbing and applying appropriate information to any situation. The document identifies three information literacy standards which encourage students to be thinkers, explorers, and citizens and outlines the essential steps of inquiry: connect, wonder, investigate, construct, express, and reflect. The continuum also includes grade-specific benchmarks for information skill development and sample diagrams and worksheets which may be used to assess students’ progress.

Haciendo Sinergia: ¿Qué son los REA y qué competencias se necesitan para aprovecharlos? "En cuestiones de cultura y de saber, solo se pierde lo que se guarda; solo se gana lo que se da". Antonio Machado. Es indudable que la tecnología nos está cambiado la vida a todos en todos los sentidos, uno de los aspectos en los que está influyendo más, es en la manera de aprender y enseñar. En esta entrada al blog hablaré de los fabulosos REA. ¿Por qué es importante compartir contenido? ¿Qué son los REA? Los recursos educativos abiertos son "materiales digitalizados ofrecidos libremente y de manera gratuita para los educadores, estudiantes y autodidactas para ser usados, re-usados para le enseñanza, aprendizaje y para la investigación”. Competencias para aprovechar los REA. Muchos expertos hablan sobre las competencias para poder aprovechar los recursos educativos abiertos, según Cristobal Cobo Romaní, se necesitan 4 competencias; 1. 2. 3. 4. Según Meritxell Viñas, las 10 competencias digitales esenciales para los docentes son: 1. 7. Los REA son invaluables para el aprendizaje.

Top Open Source Learning Management Systems Open source Learning Management Systems have become extremely popular in recent years, but what does open source mean? Open Source technology is technology where the source code is “open”, that is, the code is available to the public and free to be modified. Improvements can be made by developers and it can be spread or sold to the wider community. So, why should an organization choose an open source Learning Management System as opposed to a homegrown or proprietary LMS? With the huge number of Learning Management systems available today, making the decision on which platform to choose can be quite overwhelming. MoodleMoodle is an abbreviation for “Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment” although when it was first developed the M stood for Martin’s after its developer, Martin Dougiamas. Features: .LRN.LRN (dot learn) was originally developed at MIT and is used by almost 500,000 people in educational institutions, corporations and government in over 18 countries. Conclusion

29 Free eLearning Tools The world is awash in “free” these days. “Free” consultations, “free” samples, “free” eBooks; they’re everywhere. Some of them are genuinely free, but many are just “free” and you don’t realize until it’s too late that they’re “free with the purchase of…” or “free for two weeks if you input a credit card first.” I’m a simple guy. In the spirit of free, and not “free” I’ve put together a list of the best free tools you can use specifically for eLearning functions (for instance, I’m not a fan of saying Skype counts as a dedicated eLearning tool just because you can do face-to-face classes with it). Course Authoring authorPOINT Lite A free version of a commercial authoring tool, authorPOINT Lite creates eLearning content by converting PowerPoint presentations. CourseLab A freeware version of the commercial product, CourseLab 2.4 allows eLearning content creation in a “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) programming-free environment. EasyGenerator eXe GLO Maker iSpring SmartBuilder Udutu Xerte

Badges for Higher Education This group is focused on finding ways badges work well in higher education. Higher learning institutions have the potential to accept badges in the admissions evaluation process as well as as issuers credentialing course content and informal learning experiences. This group explores these and a range of related issues, such as supporting disciplinary research into badges (more details). Higher Education Resources Survey Data: (2014 cycle preliminary report)Examples of digital badges in higher education: The Higher Ed working group completed its first cycle at the end of 2014, and is being reconvened under the leadership of Dan Hickey, James Willis and Carla Casilli for a second cycle as of July 2015. In addition, join the Google Group to stay up-to-date on the Higher Education Working Group.

15 canales de vídeo para hacer experimentos Una recopilación de canales de vídeo donde es posible encontrar experimentos paso a paso para realizar en clase o en casa con niños de diferentes edades. Incluimos también canales en inglés para que además de aprender ciencia, mejoren esta lengua. 1. Este canal estadounidense está dirigido por Steve Spangler, profesor, diseñador de juguetes científicos, speaker, escritor y ganador de un premio Emmy. 2. El autor de este canal de YouTube en habla inglesa es Jordan, un niño autista de 14 años, quien se encarga por sí sólo de dirigir, editar y subir todos los vídeos que realiza. Para sus experimentos, utiliza productos domésticos porque… ¡la ciencia está por todos lados! Realiza vídeos de explosiones, congelaciones, hielo seco, cambios de color y volcanes, entre otros, compartiendo así su pasión por la ciencia. 3. Se trata de un canal en inglés para niños que ofrece experimentos fáciles que se pueden realizar en casa. 4. 5. 6. 7. fq-experimentos 8. Aquí podrás conocer la respuesta. 9. 10. 11.

List of Cloud-Based LMSs I see an increasing interest for cloud-based eLearning. Are you looking for a Cloud-Based Learning Management System? Of course you are! The past few days I received a lot of requests from eLearning developers, small businesses owners, and global enterprises concerning cloud-based learning management systems. Are you a Top eLearning Software Vendor? TalentLMSA super-easy, cloud-based learning platform to train your people and customers. You may also find useful: Ultimate List of Learning Management Systems Ultimate List of Content Authoring Tools Get 2 Free eBooks Get the eLearning Industry's Articles in your inbox. Custom eLearning Development, Serious Games and Mobile Learning Aprender Ruso Gratis - Cursos de lengua rusa, textos, vídeos…

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