Below is information on open source e-learning platform providers, as well as advice on the topic. Open-source software has source code that is published and made available to the public for editing and further development.
WeBWorK is a web-based online homework delivery system, whose primary uses are in mathematics and science. Students can complete homework providing they have an Internet connection and receive instant feedback. It comes with a National Problem Library of over 20,000 homework problems and is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Mathematical Association of [...]
Sakai CLE (Collaboration and Learning Environment) is a community source e-learning platform whose development is supported by a community of academic institutions, commercial organizations and individuals. The Sakai Foundation which is a member based, non profit corporation is there to encourage the community and aid the development of the education platform. Features of the Sakai [...]
Online Learning And Training (OLAT) started development at the University of Zurich in 1999. It is a free open-source Learning Management System. It was created with public institutions such as universities in mind but can also be deployed in other businesses. OLAT allows for: users and groups, instant messaging, authentication options, course management, wiki, blog, [...]
Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is an open source Learning Management system (LMS) or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The software has 55,110 registered sites helping to educate over 44 million users in universities, schools and companies. Moodle was originally created by Martin Dougiamas in 1999 and due to its open nature has been continually [...]
A German developed open source web based learning management system. ILIAS means ‘Integriertes Lern-, Informations- und Arbeitskooperations-System’ which translates as ‘Integrated Learning, Information and Work Cooperation System’.Version 1 was released on November 2 1998 it was made open source due to demand in 2000. The concept of ILIAS is to offer an ever adaptable online [...]
Development started in June 2009 on the open source project, its a achool management system based the Ruby on Rails framework. The state of Kerala, India uses Fedena in over 15,000 schools. Without any add on modules the basic Fedena system contains the elements pertaining to: student details, user management, news management, timetables, attendance, examination [...]
An open source Virtual Learning Environment designed to aid in creating online learning communities based on collaboration and interaction through its icon-based interface. Initially funded as a research prototype by the Greek government in 2001, it was then rewritten and released as open source in September 2007. Along with the community open-source edition there are [...]
Dokeos is an open source Learning Management System created in early 2004 by Thomas De Praetere it aims to serve multinational companies, federal administrations and universities. The software is SCORM-compliant and originally built using other existing open source modules like PhpBB, Nuke and Openoffice. By May 2010 it had 2,300,000 registered users in 30 countries [...]
Utah based Instructure Inc. developed the Canves learning management system using the Ruby on Rails framework. The software incorporates JQuery, HTML5 and CSS3. Its key features are: SpeedGrader™ which allows for fast assignment grading; a content editor to embed videos, audio and photos; online testing; communications preferences to get notifications via Facebook or text message; [...]
An open source Learning Management System created and developed by Docebo Srl in Milan, Italy and currently supports 25 languages. The software is mainly used by corporations to train their workforces. The main features of DoceboLMS are: Cloud Technology and Mobile features; support for SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004; immediate loading of any file: Word, [...]keep looking »
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