There are aspects in which we can still get more out of the tools that we have available on the Internet, such as the educational sector, in which we can set up platforms for online learning, with the advantage of their availability 24 hours a day. day 365 days a year, giving students more flexibility. The best thing is that among these tools we have free tools, which can be better, cheaper and more flexible if possible.
And we start with Moodle, one of the best known and most popular, which we have talked about on several occasions. It is a completely flexible platform that, through its extensions, modules and themes, allows us to configure our portals to measure, both for small and large groups of students. Behind it is a large community that supports it. We can install them on our own server if we have it, although there are also accommodation services that install them automatically. In addition, there is the possibility of installing them on our personal computer. This platform is available under the GPL license. We leave you a video about him:
Claroline is another of the platforms that we can take into account to design and manage online courses, in addition to creating collaborative spaces. Teachers have with Claroline a series of tools that allow them to write the characteristics of any course to participate in wikis, through the administration of forums, create groups of students, propose tasks, etc. Claroline needs a web server, recommending Apache, PHP 5.1.6 or later, MySQL 4.23 or later, and optionally a mail transport agent.
Udemy is a new platform for managing online courses. In this case, it is an online service in which we simply have to register or access directly with our Facebook data in order to start creating courses in a few minutes, selecting their corresponding categories and sub-categories, and indicating the level of access, which may be public access or limited to expressly invited users. We can upload the material we need, such as PowerPoint presentations, videos, audios, create articles, import documents from other sites, etc., in addition to the possibility of creating live sessions, using a series of tools for interaction with others.
RCampus is another online resource for the management of learning tools and a collaborative environment in which we have to register for free in order to start creating courses, receive the tasks assigned to students and have a report card. In this video we will find more information about this platform:
Learnopia comes to be a platform in which, on the one hand, it allows teachers to create, host and sell (or offer for free) their own courses and, on the other hand, allow students to access these courses, either for free or under price.
eDhii is a platform with a much broader view than the previous one that we have just mentioned, since it is an online learning platform with a social network, which allows experts from anywhere in the world and in any subject to create their own courses based on their knowledge and experiences, with the possibility of earning money for it, allowing students to search for both courses and lessons. The contents of the courses and lessons can be multimedia.
Peer 2 Peer University
P2PU is an open community of users in which users can share their knowledge at the university level in their respective areas for free by creating and participating in their courses. The limitation that we can find in this tool is that we must enroll in the established period in order to participate in each of the courses. Then we leave you with an explanatory video: It goes: Freetech4Teachers