Table 1.0: List Open Source E-Learning tools
| Collaborative tools
|| Tool site URL and their main features|
It provides the workspaces for Collabrotive Learning systems. It permits the user to access text, audio, video, images etc. The Administrator can manage the user, monitor the activity, modify the themes etc.
VoiceThread is a totally web-based application that allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an asynchronous conversation. A VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and to make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a web cam, a telephone, or uploaded audio file.
||http://www.courselab.com/CourseLab is a e-learning authoring tool that offers programming-free WYSIWYG environment for creating high-quality interactive e-learning content which can be published on the Internet, Learning Management Systems (LMS), CD-ROMS and other devices.|
ExeLearning is a freely available Open Source authoring Tool to assist teachers and academics in the publishing of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML markup. Resources authored in eXe can be exported in IMS Content Package, SCORM 1.2, or IMS Common Cartridge formats or as simple self-contained web pages.
A wiki is a collaborative website which allows you to add, modify, or delete its content via a web browser using a simplified markup language or a rich-text editor. Wikis are powered by wiki software.
Wikipedia is a free, collaboratively edited and multilingual Internet encyclopedia supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation.
Wikibooks is a wiki hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation for the creation of free content of multilingual textbooks and annotated texts that anyone can edit. These materials can be used in a traditional classroom, an accredited or respected institution, a home-school environment, as part of a Wikiversity course or for self-learning.
Wiki-Site.com allows you to open and manage a free wiki site with the same site engine of Wikipedia. Designing web page is fast and simple. The content can be written and edited by everyone. Every user has the ability to edit and enhance the existing content.
Google Sites is a structured wiki- and web page-creation tool offered by Google as part of the Google Apps Productivity suite. The goal of Google Sites is for anyone to be able to create a team-oriented site where multiple people can collaborate and share files.
A wiki is a space on the Website where you can share work and ideas, pictures and links, videos and media — and anything else you can think of. Wikispaces is special It gives you a visual editor and a bunch of other tools to make sharing all kinds of content as easy for students and their teachers.
WikiEducator is an international online community project for the collaborative development of learning materials, which educators are free to reuse, adapt and share without restriction.
It provides the work spaces for collaborative learning environments for Students, Teacher and Parents. Wiki supporting multimedia plugins, tagging, access controls, etc. (Free, web-based) Users can create free basic wiki workspaces, or upgrade to a premium plan to access additional features. Workspaces can be public or private (only viewable by those who have been invited to join the workspace).
Google uses wiki technology to enhance internal communication and knowledge sharing among the users.