The Xerte Project has built a welcoming, supportive and friendly community of users all over the world. Our users are the most important members of our community. The Xerte Project is a meritocratic, consensus-based community project, and anyone with an interest in the project can join the community, contribute to the project design and participate in the decision making process.
If you would like to get involved in a successful and growing open-source community - and you do not need to have technical skills - there is a lot of good information for contributors about the project and how it works on the GitHub wiki.
There have been a number of key partnerships between the Xerte Project and other groups and organisations as the project has developed.
The partnership with Jisc TechDIS goes right back to the beginning of the project's development. Accessibility has always been a very high priority for the project and the work with TechDIS has been instrumental in establishing very high credentials for the software in this area. TechDIS have funded several small but vital pieces of work: they paid Ron Mitchell to work on the early template system, have hosted the Xerte sandpit and have funded several rounds of accessibility testing with a range of users with different requirements.
Ron Mitchell, and MitchellMedia have been long standing collaborators with the project. In the early days, Ron worked closely with Julian in the development of the template / wizard system that eventually became the foundation for Xerte Online Toolkits. Ron provides a range of services around the software, including hosting, training and consultancy.
Jisc Regional Support Centres
The Jisc Regional Support Centres have played a pivotal role in promoting and supporting the use of the software in many colleges and universities, and running lots of well attended workshops and training sessions.
Thomas Rochford developed the MAXOS system, allowing Xerte Online Toolkits to run directly from a memory stick in situations where there is no internet connectivity. Consequently Xerte Online Toolkits could be used by authors anywhere, and content could be delivered directly to end-users when no connectivity was available.
JISC has directly contributed to the project by funding the Xenith Project. This rapid innovation project provided the funds to develop the HTML5 runtime now used in the tools, and to host the Xerte AGM held in Nottingham in 2012.
Toll-net has the mission to facilitate the implementation of e-learning and blended learning in adult education in Flanders. Our partners represent the 8 large non-profit adult educational organizations in Flanders. These are the 4 large organizations of adult education (GO!, VSKO, OVSG and POV), Vocvo (organization of centres for basic education of low skilled adults), VDAB (organization for vocational training of unemployed people), Syntra Vlaanderen (vocational training organization) and Socius (social-cultural adult education). Toll-net has 3 full-time project support employees.
To realize its mission, Toll-net is providing training programs for teachers and staff in adult education in order to develop the competences in e-learning and blended learning: designing and developing e-content and e-coaching. These training programs can have the formats of courses, communities of teachers, support tracks and workshops. In Flanders we are the most important reference in e-learning in the non-profit adult education. Xerte is a common thread throughout the activities of Toll-net.
12Change Learning is a Dutch educational consulting firm that advises companies, schools and other organizations in online learning and communication issues. Whether it's creating e-learning modules, communication, online collaboration or about deploying a full learning environment, they can help you with that.
12Change Learning uses various software and web applications, of course adapted to the specific situation of the organization. Every organization is different, therefore every solution is different.
Since 2009 12Change has been involved in the Xerte project working on various elements including the translation tool - the internationalization part. They are webmaster of the Xerte Community Website. 12Change learning also provides a free ‘play-ground’ for organizations to test Xerte for one month.
TOR Informatica is a Dutch company that is specialised in system architecture, programming, databases and network infrastructure.
A Global Community
Xerte Online Tookits is in use in institutions around the world. Some of our users include:
Adult Community Learning Gloucestershire
Adult Community Learning Essex
Belfry Training Limited
Bexley Learning Centre
Birkbeck, University of London
Birmingham City University
Cervo GO! De Panne
Colegio de Verano Piquer
Contractor Training Coalition, Inc.
CVO 3 Hofsteden
CVO HBO5 Antwerpen
CVO Het Perspectief Gent
CVO Panta Rhei Gent
CVO Provincie Antwerpen
CVO VIVO Kortrijk
CVO Vlaamse Ardennen Oudenaarde
CVO VSPW Kortrijk
CVO VTI Brugge
East Durham College (FE)
East Riding of Yorksire Council
Epping Forest College
EFC Jules Brouwir
Glasgow Caledonian University
Grace Valley Indian School
Harper Adams University
Higher Education Academy
Kent Fire &-amp; Rescue Service
Kings College London
KU Leuven - Technologiecampus Diepenbeek
Learning Apps Ltd
Leerpunt Zuid-Oost Vlaanderen
Let's Learn English
Lewisham Southwark College
London Metropolitan University
London School of Economics
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Queen's University Belfast
South Thames College
Stichting Routeplanner Passend Onderwijs
The University of Surrey
Tokyo Medical University
Tower Hamlets College
UC Leuven Limburg
United Kingdom Council of Research Repositories
United Nations University, FLORES
University College London
University for the Creative Arts
University of Brighton
University of Bristol
University of Derby
University of Edinburgh
University of Lausanne
University of Leeds
University of Lincoln
University of Liverpool
University of London
University of Malawi College of Medicine
University of Manchester
University of Mannheim, University Library
University of Maribor
University of Melbourne
University of Northampton
University of Nottingham
University of Oxford University of Plymouth
University of South Wales
University of Southampton
University of St Mark and St John
University of the West of Scotland
Waltham Forest College