813 What’s New in Open-Source Learning Technologies?
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, October 26
Organizations often find difficulty adopting new learning technologies due to lack of funding or a limited ability to customize tools for business needs. But by leveraging open-source software, learning professionals can use the community of developers to affordably grow their departmental abilities.
In this session, you will learn about five open-source technologies that you can use in training and development functions, including Adapt Learning, WordPress, Learning Locker, H5P, and Sakai. You will explore the state of each of these projects, discuss implementation strategies for the technology stack, determine methods to partner with internal IT teams in the implementation of open-source solutions, and review case studies of successful open-source learning implementations.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to implement open-source solutions in your training organization
- How to work with IT business partners to launch open-source projects
- How to develop eLearning modules without buying expensive authoring software
- About successful implementation of open-source technologies in learning
- How to create a knowledge management solution using WordPress
- How to deploy an open-source LMS
Designers, developers, managers, and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
Technology discussed in this session:
WordPress, Learning Locker, H5P, LAMP Stack, Sakai, StackOverflow, and Github.
Human Resources Program Manager
Frazier Smith is an HR training manager for SnapAV, the leading manufacturer and distributor of audio, video, networking, surveillance, power, and structured wiring products for custom integrators. Frazier has managed custom learning management systems with over 24,000 users and developed native learning experiences using Swift and xAPI. Frazier holds a master of education in instructional systems technology from UNC–Charlotte and is currently studying for his doctorate at Sam Houston State University in instructional systems technology and design. At DevLearn 2016, Frazier won the Best in Show (Non-Vendor) award for DemoFest.