2014-2015 opensource learning object/digital library survey by Robin Fay
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Learning Object (traditional)DescriptionSystem Requirements*Creative CommonsSupports a variety of file formatsModules/PluginsCollections / TaggingTaxonomyMetadata schemaClass space?Private / public spacePublic interface / PortalHarvest / Export / ImportWeb based AdminTemplates Variety of User RolesPersonalized dashboardUpload/DownloadNetworking / Collaborative SpaceSocial media toolsMobileAccessibilityNotes
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AvalonEarly development repository software framed on Ruby on Rails, a Hydra fork -Strong support for multimedia and video; good metadata support demo: https://pawpaw.dlib.indiana.edu/Hydrant Rails ; Hydra; Fedora; SolrYESYES with support for embedded viewersUncertainYESYESSupports metadataNOYESYES - limited but native design is elegantTo some extent YESYESYESSet according to admin and user rightsYes per user rolesNo - although private spaces could be created for sharing contentNOStrong supportHave not addressed (asked recently at a webinar)Fairly strong academic support thus far
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HydraAvalon actually has a stronger design presence. Early development repository software framed on Ruby on Rails -Strong support for multimedia and video; good metadata support http://projecthydra.org/Hydrant Rails ; Hydra; Fedora; SolrYESYes, through setupUncertainYESYES as establishedSupports metadata and dublin coreNOYESYESTo some extent YESYES, although Avalon has moreYESSet according to admin and user rightsYes per user rolesNO - although private spaces could be created for sharing contentNOStrong supportHave not addressed Strong support but still in development; system reqs may make integration harder
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DspaceVery popular repository software used by USG and others; traditionally a repository for text based documents THECB (The Texas Higher Education coordinating board ) was working on learning objects and SCORM, but development seems to have installed; currently does supports learning objects as an zipped file.
http://www.dspace.org/
Fedora (Linux not repository software) Core 4 Linux, Apache Tomcat 5.5.17, Apache Ant 1.6.5, J2EE 1.4 SDK Java platform, Postgres SQL 8.1.3, and DSpace Version 1.3.2.Extensive list here http://www.dspace.com/shared/support/sysrequirements/System_Requirements_Version50_May2011.pdfYESYes, through setup; although less native support for multimedia using embedded viewersSome but limitedYES, but limited in hierarchies and crosslinkingYES as establishedSupports metadata and dublin coreNoYESYES - somewhat limited in designYES !YESYES, albeit limitedYESSet according to admin and user rightsYes per user rolesNO - although private spaces could be created for sharing contentNOUncertainSupports WAI Accessibility. Discussion of bridging Sakai https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/SakaiIntegration ; SWORD plugin to upload to dspace and link to moodle
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DrupalCan be built into a LMS but as a default installation works more as a repository + forum ; strong support ; no gradebook or built in class spaceFull list: minimum installation requires 15 Megabytes. 60 MB ; Apache; MySQL 5.0.15 ; PHP 5.4 or higher (same as Drupal) ; Linux https://www.drupal.org/requirementsYes, through modulesYes, through setup; embedded viewers can be added and modules help support multimedia displayNumerousYesYES as establishedSupport for semantic web and opencalaisNot native but modules to integrate Webex and Adobe ConnectYESYES - easily customizedTo some extent through Migration and Import modulesYESYESAssigned and created; granular permissions can be limited to specific web spaces and collectionsSet according to admin and user rights but can be customized if rights allowYes per user rolesYes, per user rolesYes sharing through modulesYes, through Drupal 8Somewhat but no native scormStrong community and flexibility of software; would need to evaluate whether Drupal out of the box (default) has more sustainability than the Drupal LMS project (below)
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Fedora CommonsMore of a back-end and would need to have a front end (public space) developed; https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FEDORACREATE/Tutorial+1+-+Introduction+to+Fedora Islandora is Fedora + Drupal paired together http://islandora.ca/TomCat, Java SE Development Kit, MySQL, Maven (download from site) https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/FEDORA34/Installation+and+Configuration+GuideYESYes, through setupVery limitedYES, but limited in hierarchies and crosslinkingYES as establishedYES ; very semantic web orientedNOYESNOT ACCEPTABLE - it would need a front end builtYESVery limitedVery limitedAssigned and created; granular permissions can be limited to specific web spaces and collectionsSet according to admin and user rightsYes per user rolesNO - although private spaces could be created for sharing contentNOVery limitedNo scorm supportNeeds a front end of some sort which could resolve some of the lacking functionality.
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OmekaVery nice repository, but really no collaborative spaces ; no gradebook or built in class space; omeka.net demo / test spaceLinux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, ImageMajick (free) http://omeka.org/codex/Preparing_to_InstallYESYes, through setupNumerous although mostly focused on display - timelines, etcYESYes as establishedSupports metadata and dublin coreNot native; no plugins foundYESYES - easily customizedYESYESYES - easyAssigned and created; granular permissions can be limited to specific web spaces and collectionsSet according to admin and user rightsYes per user rolesNOYes, social bookmarking toolYes, to some extentNo scorm supportStrong community and fairly flexible; a very nice repository but not much in the way of a LMS ; could be paired with moodle via a Google customized search but no plugins/modules to bridge to a LMS
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Moodle Shared ResourceNeeds to be paired with Moodle, but provides LOR functionality within moodle - https://moodle.org/plugins/pluginversion.php?id=3113 MoodleMoodleMoodleMoodleMoodleMoodleMoodleMoodleMoodleMoodleMoodleMoodleMoodleMoodleMoodleMoodleMoodleMoodleMoodleMoodleWorth testing for functionality.
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MoodleTraditional LMS with assignments, grading, dropbox, discussion forum, user roles, resources, tests and quizzes ; demo at https://moodle.org/demo/ ; Shared Resource adds LOR functionality to moodle https://moodle.org/plugins/pluginversion.php?id=3113 Apache, MySQL, PHP requirements: https://docs.moodle.org/23/en/Installing_Moodle#HardwareYESYESYES - some integration with repositories such as dspace, drupal, Fedora Depends upon how it is set up and what is public/private - most likely would need to be paired with a LOR from aboveYES as establishedTo some extent - using the Shared Resource module provieds handling of a variety of metadataYESYESVery plain - would need a better interface for public usageYES, especially through the Shared Resource moduleYesYES - albeit design wise needs significant work or a different "front door"Assigned and created; granular permissions can be limited to specific web spaces and collectionsYESYes per user rolesYes, per user rolesNot much - could add in some scripting for Share/bookmarkingYES, HTML5 !Supports scormDefinitely a strong contender; strong community
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SakaiTraditional LMS with assignments, grading, dropbox, discussion forum, user roles, resources, tests and quizzes ; demo at https://sakaiproject.org/try-sakai ; installation seems to be slightly complicatedLinux, Java, Apache, Oracle or MySQLYESYESYES - some integration with repositories such as dspace, drupal, Fedora Depends upon how it is set up and what is public/private - most likely would need to be paired with a LOR from aboveYES as establishedCan import from other Sakai sites ; Sakai Import toolYESYESVery plain - would need a better interface for public usageYES, Sakai Import ToolYESYES - albeit design wise needs significant work or a different "front door"Assigned and created; granular permissions can be limited to specific web spaces and collectionsYESYes per user rolesYes per user rolesCan create a profile page ; add in content using RSS; not as much push outYESSupport scormWorth exploring although the community is not as large as moodle
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CanvasTraditional LMS with assignments, grading, dropbox, discussion forum, user roles, resources, tests and quizzes; however very strong focus on sharing with support for notifications via social media; analytics & reports http://www.instructure.com/Ruby, Ubuntu, Ruby Gems, Bundler, PHP, MySQL & more - list is here https://github.com/instructure/canvas-lms/wiki/Quick-StartYESYESsome built in support for modules and plugins Depends upon how it is set up and what is public/private - most likely would need to be paired with a LOR from aboveYES as establishedYesYESYESYES - not sure about customization possibilitiesCan import using APIs https://canvas.instructure.com/doc/api/sis_imports.htmlYESYES - albeit design wise might warrant a different "front door"Assigned and created; granular permissions can be limited to specific web spaces and collectionsYESYes per user rolesYes per user rolesMany; push notifications; push contentYESQuestionable - many comments about SCORM functionality lacking; however, supports many devicesReally strong social media support; Ruby is a bit of a learning curve
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DoceboSeems to have splintered between enterprise and opensource - worth exploring but would be cautious about use http://sourceforge.net/projects/doceboreborn/ ; and http://www.elearningcommunity.net/forum/index.php
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Drupal LMS - several - https://www.opigno.org/en seems strongest Strong Drupal LMS but early development - built on Drupal but includes class space and SCORM 2014 - Full features ; support is available https://www.opigno.org/en/features ; no gradebook but support for badges through modulesFull list: minimum installation requires 15 Megabytes. 60 MB ; Apache; MySQL 5.0.15 ; PHP 5.4 or higher (same as Drupal) https://www.drupal.org/requirementsYes, through modulesYes, through modulesNumerousYESYES as establishedsupport for semantic web structure and open calais - depends on version through modulesYESYESTo some extent through Migration and Import modulesYESYESAssigned and created; granular permissions can be limited to specific web spaces and collections; LMS has some predefined user roles ; Default roles include: student, teacher, class' coach, and administrator.YESYes per user rolesYes, per user rolesYes sharing through modulesUncertain - but seems likely Supports scormStrong community and flexibility of software; would need to evaluate whether Drupal out of the box (default) has more sustainability although this project likes very likely
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Open Edx http://code.edx.org/Very early development includes LMS and authoring tool Studio. An awesome project to be part of but would require significant human resources.Virtual Box, Vagrant, DevStackUncertainYes, through modulesUncertain, but seems flexibleUncertain, but seems flexibleUncertain, but seems flexibleUncertain, but seems flexibleYesUncertain, but seems flexibleUncertain, but seems flexibleUncertain, but seems flexibleUncertain, but seems flexibleDoes not seem easy to modify designYes, at the web admin levelUncertainYes per user rolesTo some degree, but seems limitedNoUncertain, but seems flexibleUncertain, but seems flexibleVery early development and would need a lot of support and building
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Thoughts for consideration: What is used by other institutions and organizations in the state? USG = Desire2Learn TCSG = Blackboard Existing technology in place (advantage: user familiarity? support)? Portal interface - Support for creative commons, downloads, sequestering, accessibility, file formats supported, class-space; private/public spacesmetadata standards ; semantic web friendly (future)All of these projects have some sort of analytics or reports but Google analytics and web/server statistics would be useful ;VIVO might be a tool to consider regardless what is usedFor System requirements - if the LAMP - Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP was offered, it is featured
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Notes