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Presentation given at the eLearning Network's Open Source event on 12th July 2013, featuring top ten open source e-learning development and delivery tools.

Presentation given at the eLearning Network's Open Source event on 12th July 2013, featuring top ten open source e-learning development and delivery tools.

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    Introduction to Open Source Introduction to Open Source Presentation Transcript

    • Introduction to Open Source Mark Aberdour Head of Learning Platforms @epictalk @maberdour
    • Agenda Growth of open source Tips for selecting open source software Top 10 tools for learning and development @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • Growth of open source @
    • Source: http://www.blackducksoftware.com/future-of- open-source @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • Source: Elearning Guild, 2009 @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • Source: Campus Computing Project, 2012 @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • Source: http://blog.capterra.com/top-lms-software- solutions-infographic/ @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • Source: http://www.blackducksoftware.com/future-of- open-source @epictalk @maberdour Why open source? @epictalk @maberdour
    • How to pick a good open source tool
    • Selection criteria Does is use an Open Source Initiative approved license? Is code currently being committed? Has it released final/production version? Are there regular stable releases? How many developers are committing code? Are there many plugins and extensions? How busy are the support forums? Is there good quality documentation ? Is commercial support available? @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • Selection tools @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • Top ten open source tools
    • Delivery Moodle Learning management system Big Blue Button Virtual classroom Wordpress Wesbite content management Mediawiki Build your own Wikipedia Mahara ePortfolio Development Xerte Online Toolkits Content authoring Camstudio Screen capture Sigil + Calibre eBook authoring and conversion Audacity Sound recording Gimp Image creation and manipulation Top ten open source tools
    • XML Editor and Run-Time Engine HTML5 content authoring Accessible, responsive templates Wizard based for content authors Can be extended by developers www.nottingham.ac.uk/xerte/ www.xerte.org.uk/ www.ohloh.net/p/xerteproject FACTS: Increasing Y-O-Y developmemt activity Large, active development team (12) Well established codebase Average number of code comments @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • Demo: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/toolkits/play_560 @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • Desktop screen capture Direct ancestor of Captivate Open sourced in 2001 Seems to be stalling as a project, although 2.7 RC was released Feb 2013 www.camstudio.org sourceforge.net/projects/camstudio www.ohloh.net/p/camstudio FACTS: Well established codebase Average number of code comments One active developer Decreasing Y-O-Y development activity @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • eBook authoring with EPUB 2 output Book, code and preview modes with audio, video, spellcheck Calibre converts EPUB into right format for e-readers, smartphones, tablets, etc code.google.com/p/sigil calibre-ebook.com/ www.ohloh.net/p/sigil www.ohloh.net/p/calibre Sigil Facts: Increasing Y-O- Y development activity Well established codebase Average number of code comments Average size development team (6) Calibre Facts: Stable Y-O-Y development activity Mature, well established codebase Few source code comments Large, active development team (24) @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • Sophisticated audio recorder and editor Import/export wide range of formats Pitch, frequency, quality settings Wide range of effects Digitize records from old media audacity.sourceforge.net www.ohloh.net/p/audacity FACTS Mature, well established codebase Average number of code comments Large, active development team (10) Increasing Y-O-Y development activity @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • Versatile graphics manipulation package Photo retouching, image composition and image authoring Range of plugins and extensions From simple paint tools to advanced manipulation and scripting www.gimp.org www.ohloh.net/p/gimp FACTS: Mature, well established codebase Average number of code comments Very large, active development team (27) Decreasing Y-O-Y development activity @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • Highly popular learning management system 85,000 registered sites and 72 million users Hundreds of plugins and extensions Vibrant community of developers and enthusiasts www.moodle.org www.ohloh.net/p/gimp FACTS Mature, well established codebase Very large, active development team (148) Average number of code comments Stable Y-O-Y development activity @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • Virtual classroom / web conferencing Slide sharing, video, whiteboard, chat, integrated VOIP, desktop sharing, document uploads, web cam Record and playback www.bigbluebutton.org www.ohloh.net/p/bigbluebutton FACTS: Mature, well established codebase Very large, active development team (28) Average number of code comments Increasing Y-O-Y development activity @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • Website content management system Started 2003 Widely used for education websites and learning portals Over 25,000 plugins Nearly 30 million WP 3.5 downloads and half a BILLION plugin downloads! www.wordpress.org www.ohloh.net/p/bigbluebutton FACTS: Mature, well established codebase Very large, active development team (15) Average number of code comments Stable Y-O-Y development activity @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • @epictalk @maberdour
    • Wiki system originally built for Wikipedia Content management system Collaborative web page editing Editorial version control 600 plugins and extensions Extremely scalable www.mediawiki.org www.ohloh.net/p/mediawiki FACTS: Mature, well established codebase Very large, active development team (164) Few source code comments Stable Y-O-Y development activity @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • ePortfolio system Create journals, upload files, embed resources Submit portfolio for assessment Social network and blogging tools Resumé builder www.mahara.org www.ohloh.net/p/mahara FACTS: Mature, well established codebase Large, active development team (26) Average number of code comments Decreasing Y-O-Y development activity @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour
    • @epictalk @maberdour@epictalk @maberdour maberdour@epiclearninggroup.com @maberdour epiclearninggroup.com