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8 of the Best Free Linux e-Learning Tools

8 of the Best Free Linux e-Learning Tools

E-Learning consists of all types of electronically supported teaching and learning. It represents the computer and network-enabled transfer of knowledge, behaviors, and skills. E-learning includes Web-based learning, virtual classrooms, digital collaboration, and computer-based applications. The learning activity is often delivered over the internet and intranet/extranet, although optical media, and satellite TV are also alternatives.

E-Learning has many benefits over traditional methods of learning. It enables individuals to study when it would otherwise not be practical. For example, a student may live in a remote location and be unable to relocate e.g. because of family commitments. It also allows the tuition to be self-paced or instructor-led, and is often more economical than traditional methods.

Linux has a wide range of e-Learning software available. The purpose of this article is to focus on open source software which is both user friendly for students and instructors.

To provide an insight into the software that is available, we have compiled a list of 8 of our favorite e-Learning tools. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who wants to embrace electronically supported learning and teaching. We give our strongest recommendation to Moodle.

So, let's explore the 8 eLearning tools at hand. For each application we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.

e-Learning Tools
Moodle Produce modular internet-based courses
Claroline Collaborative e-Learning and eWorking platform
ATutor Designed with accessibility and adaptability in mind
eFront User friendly learning system with social and enterprise functionality
ILIAS Flexible and powerful open source learning management system
Chamilo Flexible, easy-to-use e-Learning platform
DoceboLMS e-Learning and content management system
BOSS Course management tool

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