We love open standards, knowledge and sources

Today I just saw one of the most beautiful examples of what our efforts (as a community of free software, standards, formats and knowledge evangelists) are all leading to. In short, I’m talking about the Wikipedia page in English for…

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Released Chamilo 1.8.7 alpha

We have released Chamilo 1.8.7 alpha 1 today. See the announcement on the website: http://www.chamilo.org/en/news/chamilo-1.8.7-alpha-released.

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Chamilo Developers Quick Reference Sheets

2016 edit: Please note that these quick references might not be up to date anymore. Please refer to our official developers documentation at https://github.com/chamilo/docs/tree/master/1.10/en/developer for more up-to-date information. This is an update of previous development sheets of Dokeos. Now you’ve…

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Chamilo 1.8.7: exceeding e-learning users expectations

As we are closing in on the first Alpha release of Chamilo, we can already see the first glance of the large e-learning machine being built here. In only 3 months, we’ll have passed from a first, timid, release of…

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Time tracking in Chamilo’s exercises for 1.8.6.2

Dokeos 1.8.6.2 will ship a new beta tool, the time tracker for exercises. It’s been asked for since 2004, as far as I can remember working on Dokeos, but I have always refused to start implementing it, mostly because it…

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Sakai tricky to install from normal Linux distribution

We have a student working for us on comparisons between various LMSes here, and we recently moved on to Sakai. We’ve been looking a bit at installing it on an Ubuntu 9.04 and boy… is this a challenge. While there…

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100 resources for Freemind

I’m stealing a post from Marie here, to remind myself of a great list of resources linked to Freemind, that allow for extending the use of the tool: http://www.mindmeister.com/33158470/100-ressources-autour-de-freemind No time to analyse now, but I will surely need that…

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Chamilo sessions

For those of you who never really understood how Chamilo sessions work, here is a nice diagram (composed by Michela a long time ago) of the whole idea.

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Biased LMS comparison matrix (or what incompetent LMS marketing people might do when idle)

I had a big grind looking at a new LMS comparison matrix edited by Docebo… (an Italian open-source LMS solution) It’s a 6-pages document and the useful information is limited to: annual financial data from the three major closed-source LMS…

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Chamilo’s first steps in mobile learning

Last week we started our first baby steps in mobile learning, thanks to our long preparations, an edition of PHPArchitect, and the efforts of one of BeezNest’s employees (Christian), who wanted to try it out. The very first result was…

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