• Open Source e-Learning

October 2017

Kruse, Fabian [Fabian] - 20. Oct 2017, 15:41
Interest in ILIAS is growing continuously. In fact, this year, there was so much demand for tickets for the ILIAS Conference that we had to stop accepting new registrations early – all the tickets were sold out and all the rooms fully booked. It is thanks to the outstanding work of the on-site conference organisers that many of the people on the spontaneously-created waiting list could still be accommodated.

June 2017

Kruse, Fabian [Fabian] - 28. Jun 2017, 16:14
While ILIAS has a very large userbase in Europe, it is becoming increasingly popular in many other countries all over the world. In Japan, Tamoto Shiro is both a satisfied ILIAS user and a multiplier of knowledge. As a contractor, he works with Nagaoka University of Technology as an ILIAS administrator and is also occupied with language maintenance, documentation and video creation. Shiro helps other Japanese users to learn about and use the open-source LMS. We talked to him about his experiences.

Kruse, Fabian [Fabian] - 27. Jun 2017, 16:14
This year's ILIAS conference will take place at the University of Freiburg on 14th and 15th of September 2017. Until June 30th, discounted early bird tickets will be available. These can be booked online and will reduce the entry fee from 330 to 290 euros. ILIAS Society members will save another 50 euros! The price includes catering and participation in the evening event.

The programme covers a wide array of e-learning topics:
  • Learning Success and Skills Orientation
  • ILIAS Corporate
  • Training and Personnel Development
  • E-Learning Innovations
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Training and Personnel Development
  • Video-based Learning
  • ILIAS & Mathematics

Kruse, Fabian [Fabian] - 08. Jun 2017, 14:37
At the last ILIAS-DevConf, the Technical Board presented a new Strategy Paper (PDF-Download) that outlined the key points of its future work. The paper has its roots in the ILIAS-Vision that was formulated in 2015. We spoke to the Speaker for the Technical Board, Alexander Killing, about the contents of the strategy and the measures that will result from it.

April 2017

Kruse, Fabian [Fabian] - 10. Apr 2017, 15:58
The hosts of the 16th International ILIAS Conference in Freiburg im Breisgau would like to invite all user of ILIAS, as well as all those interested in e-learning in general, to actively take part in this year's conference with scientific contributions or user-reports. Contributions can be submitted in the following core topic areas:
  • Open Educational Resources: What should you pay attention to when using or making Open Educational Resources available? What technical, legal and educational implications are there? How do you motivate authors to publish their own materials? And how do you organise and support this?
  • Training and Personnel Development: Here we are looking for contributions on the topic of training and further education in higher education institutions and the business sector. Which online and blended-learning concepts have proven effective for further education formats (keyword: 'lifelong learning')? Which ILIAS tools and which concepts for supervision/guidance of participants in distance learning programmes have proven successful? Skills and competence management in businesses: What are the requirements for a well-functioning cooperation between learning platforms and human resources management?
  • Learning Success and Skills Orientation: How can learning success be guaranteed and measured (keyword: Learning Analytics)? What are the possibilities and limitations of skills-oriented learning scenarios? From which successful projects can something be learned?
  • Video-based Learning: How are videos already successfully used in learning and teaching scenarios? What research exists on the subject and how can ILIAS be used for video-based learning? What demands does the use of video-based learning materials make of learners and teachers and how can these be technically and educationally supported? Video-management/handling large data volumes/streaming-solutions: What examples exist of video management and interfaces between ILIAS and external video platforms?
  • E-Learning Innovations: This slot is a space for innovative ideas, projects and discussions from a wide range of topics.
This year, contributions can be submitted in the following formats:
  • Lecture/Presentation(30'): Present your topic in a 20 – 25 minute lecture followed by a circa 5 minute discussion with your audience. All presentations in the large conference room will be simultaneously interpreted (German → English or English → German).
  • Workshop (90'): After an introductory speech, the participants should actively work on a topic and present a result at the end of the session.
  • Hands-on-Tutorial (90'): The aim of this format is to deepen the participants understanding of a particular feature or process. Ideally the participants should be actively engaged with the feature or process being examined.
  • Best Practice Space (90'): Multiple experience-based user reports will be presented and discussed together in order to gain more insight on a specific topic.
The Call for Papers is open until midnight of 30th April 2017. Please add your proposal here. To add your suggestion you need to be logged in at www.ilias.de.