OLAT (Online Learning And Training): Open Source LMS
Oct 16, 2007
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Another open source learning management system (LMS), this one called OLAT. The post also contains a link to UNICEF's comprehensive list of open source LMSs. Anyhow, I tried out OLAT (there's a demo on the site). It's fast and mostly intuitive to operate. But as I tried to do different things, I found myself clicking clicking clicking. This isn't unique to OLAT, it seems to be something about LMSs in general. But especially those that work on the file and folder model. Clicking clicking clicking. Navigate to folder, navigate to application, navigate to group. Always clicking. Total: 565
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Re: OLAT (Online Learning And Training): Open Source LMS

Hi Stephen,

Thanks for your thoughts. One question: what navigation scheme other than clicking do your suggest? If you want users to give the possibility e.g. to switch between learning content and group activities, how would you implement this context switchs without clicks?

Do you think more opened browser windows are better than a tabbed-like navigation?

Best regards
Florian [Comment] [Permalink]

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