Open Education Software

The following are links to selected 'open source' Education & Training software products and tools:
  • Chamilo - An open source Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Connexions  - Contains educational materials at all levels, organized in small modules that can be connected into larger courses.
  • Dokeos - An open source e-Learning software suite.
  • DoceboLMS - An open source Learning Management System (LMS).
  • eFront - An open source e-Learning software suite.
  • Epoptes -  An open source computer lab management tool for schools.
  • Evergreen - An open source Integrated Library System (ILS)) used by approximately 800 libraries.
  • EthosCE  - A full-featured, open-source learning management system with built-in content authoring and social media features for continuing education and training for organizations.
  • FedenaA free & open source school management software system.
  • FreeSoftwareForStudents - Providing the tools that students, teachers and parents need to use computers for school work, at no cost.
  • Kaltura - An open source video application platform for education.
  • KDE Education Project - Free and open source educational software based on KDE technologies focused on children from 3-18 years old.
  • Koha - An open-source Integrated Library System in use today by hundreds of libraries worldwide.
  • Kuali- A suite of open source administrative software modules for use in higher education.
  • Moodle  - An open source Course Management or Learning Management System.  A web application that can be used to create online learning sites. 
  • Online Learning And Training (OLAT) - An open source web-based Learning Management System.
  • OpenConf - An open source Conference Management system.
  • OpenCourseWare - A collaborative, open source educational content solution.
  • OpenEducationDisc - A collection of open source software products for students for computers running MS Windows.
  • OpenSimulator - An open source multi-user 3D application server that can be used to create virtual reality environments, similar to Second Life Education institutions and learning environments.
  • Open Source Physics - Offering free & open source curriculum and software tools for physics, computation, & computer modeling.
  • Open Source Scripts for Education - This site provides access to a list of available open source education products.
  • OS4Ed - Offering a range of open source solutions for the education community to lower Total Cost of Ownership.
  • Public Knowledge Project (PKP) - Providing the leading open source software for journal and conference management and publishing.
  • Sakai  - An open source software for education, research and related scholarly activities.
  • SchoolForge - A web site offering a range of free and open source education software for teachers and students.
  • School Tool -  A student information system for primary and secondary school with demographics, gradebook, attendance, calendaring and reporting modules.
  • Tux4Kids - High quality open source educational software programs for kids, e.g. TuxMath, TuxTyping, etc.
  • Apereo uPortal - An open source enterprise portal framework built by and for the higher education community. 
  • VuFind - A comprehensive open source library system for use by schools.
  • WeBWorK - An open-source online homework system for math and sciences courses.
  • Zotero - A free open source tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
* See the list of many other free learning tools put together by LearnCentral, Free Software Foundation, and global Vision 2020 Knowledgebases

** Check out the Open Source Alternatives (OSALT) web site

YouTube Series of Videos on Sakai

Sakai  - Open source software for Educational Institutions

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Open Source Software Search

Finds links to free and open source alternatives to commercial products

Open Source Education Statistics

Open source or open source compatible application software of some form has already achieved an estimated adoption to implementation status in excess of 25% of U.S. higher education institutions - and the percentage continues to grow. 

* Remember to visit the 'Open' History & Research Tools web site

Education in the 21st Century

The number of mobile education apps is growing rapidly. For example, check out Android Educational Apps, MobileTopSoft, etc.  Go to the Mobile App section of this COSI Open Education web site to learn more.