Claroline

Short Name: 
Claroline

Released under Open Source license, the Claroline platform allows hundreds of organizations from 93 countries to create and administer courses and collaboration spaces online. Each course space provides a list of tools enabling the teacher to :

Write a course description
Publish documents in any format (text, PDF, HTML, video...)
Administer public and private forums
Develop learning paths
Create groups of students
Prepare online exercises
Manage an agenda with tasks and deadlines
Publish announcements (also by e-mail)
Propose assignments to be handed in online
See the statistics of the users activity
Use the wiki to write collaborative documents
Adjustable to various training contexts, Claroline is not only used by schools and universities, but also by training centres, associations and companies. The platform is customizable and offers a flexible and custom-made working environment.

(soucre: official website)

Short Description: 
Open Source eLearning and eWorking platform allowing teachers to build effective online courses and to manage learning and collaborative activities on the web
Application Type: 
ELT
Development
Latest Version: 
1.10.3
Latest Version Date: 
2011-04-02
Development Stage: 

The Claroline development team as just released Claroline 1.9.5

This new release includes CAS support, new Japanese and Simplified Chinese translations, new options for module activation in courses, enhanced notification options in the Assigments tool and other minor improvements. Claroline 1.9.5 also contains fixes for bugs reported by our users. (Lifted from the official website)

Changelog is located here:http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/claroline/index.php?title=Changelog_1.9#Modification_between_claroline_1.9.4_and_1.9.5

Licensing/Access
Licensing Mode: 
GPL
Means of Acquiring Software: 
Download
Implementation
Current Implementation: 

101 countries (source: official website- http://www.claroline.net/worldwide.htm)

Best Practices: 

The forum provides a venue for sharing best practices for the application: http://forum.claroline.net/

Business Models: 

Official website also provide hosting, training, support and customization services.

Reviews: 

TechWorld review: http://www.techworld.com.au/article/223565/10_open_source_e-learning_pro... Ohloh.net review: http://www.ohloh.net/p/claroline

85% of 68 users recommended this project in sourceforge.net: http://sourceforge.net/projects/claroline/

Timestamp: 
2011-04-03 10:07