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How to choose an LMS

eFront

You might already have stumbled-upon Moodle, Dokeos, Blackboard, Saba or Sumtotal. So, you are looking to buy an LMS. You have definitely stumbled-upon eFront, otherwise you would not be reading this message. The thing is that you have a vague idea of your needs and there are far too many solutions to choose from. How you can survive this nightmare with your sanity intact?

eLearning Chef’s Top 5 Open-Source LMSystems

eLearning Chef

Dokeos / Chamilo. Per the previous post , here’s our list of the top 5 open-source LMS products. Yes, there are lots more. You can search for ‘top open source LMS’ and find several similar lists. We base ours on our direct experience, various readings and discussions, and general research. These are not necessarily listed from top to bottom but generally, yes, the preferred are toward the top (as the write-ups will explain). Moodle. Moodle remains one of the most popular LMS products, likely due moreso to the name recognition and history than any native advantages….except — eFront.

Test LMS

Clark Quinn

The eLearning software I saw was: ATutor Claroline Docebo suite Dokeos DrupalEd Interact Moodle SyndeoCMS It also has a bunch of content management systems, a CRM (SugarCRM) and others. In the past, I've had a few posts around how you can test your courses under an LMS: SCORM Test Test SCORM Courses with an LMS One of the problems cited was the lack of available LMS test environments. Recently I've seen two possible approaches that seem quite interesting - although we've not yet tried them (so I would love to get feedback). You can use a free-trial and then test.

Moodle and eFront side-by-side

eFront

Yes, there are many others, such as Atutor , Dokeos and Sakai , but they just haven’t had the same impact as Moodle. This article has been reposted from the Wyver Solutions blog. The original article may be found here: [link]. With eFront’s recent string of awards , I thought it was about time I took a look at this relative newcomer to the open source Learning Management System market. For many years, Moodle has been most people’s port of call when looking for an open source LMS (or Virtual Learning Environment in the education sector). Don’t make me think. Flexibility vs Complexity.

10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch - They missed Drupal

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Have you heard of Fle3 , Dokeos , or eFront ?  Okay, so Drupal was not specifically created to support education and e-Learning.  However, its a powerful open source web framework that has grown a supportive developer base over the years and is getting much more user-friendly.  I'll be posting my review of the new book:  Drupal for Education and E-Learning soon.  Not me.

Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle

Learning Rocks

Dokeos Interestingly OSLiving doesn't even list educational establishments as the potential userbase for this LMS. The demo site of Dokeos set up by Kineo featured a chat room and even a virtual classroom. Answers in a comment please. *4 I found Dokeos on Tuesday then read Steve's review on Thursday - I thought this was us both picking up on the zeitgeist early, but I may have been late to the party. I've recently become a fan of Open Source Living , a site that rounds up the best of the many and varied OS apps that are out there. Again, looks pretty. Marvellous.

Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle

Learning Rocks

Dokeos Interestingly OSLiving doesn't even list educational establishments as the potential userbase for this LMS. The demo site of Dokeos set up by Kineo featured a chat room and even a virtual classroom. Answers in a comment please. *4 I found Dokeos on Tuesday then read Steve's review on Thursday - I thought this was us both picking up on the zeitgeist early, but I may have been late to the party. I've recently become a fan of Open Source Living , a site that rounds up the best of the many and varied OS apps that are out there. Again, looks pretty. Marvellous.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting.

Screencasting - A simple way to create bite-sized learning

The Learning Generalist

Moodle, Drupal, Joomla and Dokeos all have good video playback extensions, so this shouldn't be a problem if you're using open-source software. In the past, we've limited screencasts to product demos, software application training and how-to's. For those new to screencasting, here's a screencast about screencasts ! What can go into this movie then? Well, it could be anything.

Screencasting - A simple way to create bite-sized learning

The Learning Generalist

Moodle, Drupal, Joomla and Dokeos all have good video playback extensions, so this shouldn't be a problem if you're using open-source software. In the past, we've limited screencasts to product demos, software application training and how-to's. For those new to screencasting, here's a screencast about screencasts ! What can go into this movie then? Well, it could be anything.