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Calculating the ROI for an LMS: Open Source vs. Proprietary

Lambda Solutions

Open Source vs. Proprietary Learning Management Systems. We're looking at the key cost differences between closed or proprietary solutions, and open source solutions such as Moodle or Totara LMS.

Mythbusters: Open Source Software Edition

Lambda Solutions

Open source software is used by some of the world’s top organizations, like McDonalds, the US Department of Defense, and Google. You don’t have to look hard to find out why, as the benefits of open source software are endless. Open source

Lambda Analytika Reporting for Learning Management Systems

Lambda Solutions

Lambda Analytika is a robust reporting and analytics solution for open source learning management systems. We are pleased to announce the launch of Lambda Analytika to the market.

Top Open Source Learning Management Systems

Designing Digitally

There are many benefits involved with choosing an open source learning management system (lms) for your educational needs; starting with the ability to fully customize the software to your organization’s needs without having to purchase expensive licenses.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

eLearning 24-7

Top Three Open Source LMSs of 2013-14. Moodle - Whether you like it or not, the system still reigns supreme for free open source. But, as we all know, nothing is ever really free, so if you go open source make sure you have the resources to invest to make it robust. Open Elms – The first free open source LMS, geared specifically for business. – another five systems debuted. The system is fun to use. #1

Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option

Association eLearning

You’re shopping for an LMS and behold FREE OPEN SOURCE LMS pops up. Free and open source. Well hold the phone because if it sounds too good to be true, it’s because open source isn’t all it claims to be. What does open source mean?

The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Upside Learning

Add to it the fact that its open source which makes it free to use, has made it very popular. But is Moodle or any other open source LMS (there are a few good ones like the ones mentioned here ) really free? So what is a real cost of a free (open source) LMS?

Education learning management system trends

eLearning 24-7

Many in the education market are still in love with open source systems, such as Moodle. That is why there is an uptick in the number of commercial systems available in the education sector. Mobile Learning. Social Learning. Talent Management.

WordPress Learning Management Systems Are Growing Up

LearnDash

If you could rewind the internet back to January 2012, you wouldn’t find much on WordPress learning management systems. During that time I was working on an elearning consulting engagement for a client and was researching possible learning management options.

In Pursuit of The RIGHT Learning Management System (LMS) for Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Until such times as systems can seamlessly track, report and produce useful data for the learning that occurs through the many little experiences in the daily workflow without manual intervention, I think it is still ‘work in progress’.” – Charles Jennings (in our interview with him).

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Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

Many associations have, at some point, considered the benefits of choosing an open source LMS for delivering their education programs. Hidden Costs of an Open Source LMS. Case Study: Limitations of an Open Source LMS.

7 Must Have LMS Features: #7 - Open Source

Lambda Solutions

Learning Management System LMSThe LMS landscape enhances training effectiveness for organizations in various markets, if you know which features to look for — but with over 600 options in the LMS market, shopping for a new platform is no easy task.

Pros and cons: proprietary, open-source, and cloud-based LMS

Matrix

Learning management systems for business organizations are under constant development; even the latest versions have some new features lined up, waiting to rock the boat again and again. Open-source LMS. An open-source LMS is easy to use and also customizable.

5 things beyond open source eFront

eFront

From specialized reports to TinCan which offers the freedom to learn through more engaging ways, here we list the features that stand out the most: 1. Notifications allow you communicate through automated, yet customized, emails, in an endless number of system events.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software.

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned!

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

Guys the most of you find these posts a valuable resource for the e-Learning community. As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. Elluminate is a really nice tool but not open source.

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

G-Cube

– this is what a client’s IT Manager commented after looking at technology requirements sheet of our Wizdom LMS in a presentation last week (It’s built on.Net, and uses Windows Server, IIS, & MS SQL/Oracle as back-end platform). How about open source vs. proprietary LMS’s?

The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS

Gyrus

Open source learning management systems have become increasingly popular, and on paper they always sound good. The term free is usually a misnomer; there is almost always a cost associated with using open source LMSs.

Why the Real Cost of Your Learning Management System is Probably Higher Than You Think

Absorb LMS

I learned an important lesson from owning that home: Low cost of purchase Low cost of maintenance Low level of effort It’s pretty hard to get all three. Typically, these aren’t systems that you set up and from which you walk away, allowing them to run on autopilot.

The Just Right Learning Management System

JPL Learning

billion in 2013 on learning management systems (LMS). They include features for talent management, knowledge management and performance management. They have all of the capabilities an organization needs to deploy learning and development to its employees. The challenge comes when organizations want to provide learning to critical audiences that are not employees. Customizing an Open Source Platform.

Choosing a New Learning Management System

Growth Engineering

Are you thinking of choosing a new learning management system ? The reasons vary, but the major issue is that companies feel their learning management system can’t meet the challenges of the future working environment.

Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.

Learning Cafe

The world of learning has been buffeted by the GFC and its after effects. Almost all forms of learning have been impacted. Using Open Source approach is one such opportunity which should be given serious consideration. So what is the open source approach ?

Moving from an open-source to a commercial LMS – the story of Transactel

eFront

They looked into different solutions and used many different open source solutions but finally settled on the eFront open-source Community edition. At that point Transactel decided to move to eFront’s commercial solution – the eFront Enterprise edition – to meet the new needs of the company and for the commercial edition’s skill management and organization structure. eLearning Learning learning management system LMS open source opensource

Thank you voters! Epignosis eFront LMS Won the Best of ELearning! Award

eFront

Media Group Awarded Epignosis for Best Open Source Solution. Award for Best Open Source Solution, and an Award of Excellence for Best Learning Management System (SaaS, Open-Source, or Content Supplier) at the annual Enterprise Learning!

Open Source LMS

Tony Karrer

I had previously written about Low Cost LMS and Rapid Learning Management Systems , but I receive an inquiry from someone who had a very constrained budget and wanted to build an eLearning Portal. Because of their very limited budget, I suggested they dive into more depth looking at open source LMS products. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

Rapid Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

While there are a lot of different Learning Management Systems with very different features, the requirements in this situation are a bit different. To me this is a new kind of system. I'm temporarily calling this a Rapid Learning Management System. It's a bit like rapid eLearning authoring tools, but aimed at the learning management side of this equation. The system should look and act like an individual LMS for that administrator.

LMS History and Current Trends

LearnDash

Everything from the software we use to create elearning to the systems in place to deliver online training programs is shaped by emerging technologies. One of the cornerstones in elearning is the learning management system. learning management system lms

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The Current Top 5 Highest-Rated Learning Management Systems (LMS)

InsiderHub

Learning Management Systems (LMS), are systems, usually web or cloud-based, used to create a learning environment by administering, documenting, tracking, reporting, and delivering electronic education (also known as e-learning), or training programs.

WordPress Is Becoming The Best LMS

LearnDash

While the infographic itself is just a brief summary, it does emphasize a point that I have been harping on since we first started our WordPress learning management system. Specifically: WordPress is proving to be an excellent platform for online learning.

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The Future of Open Source CMSs like Joomla in eLearning

OpenSesame

The integration between content management systems (CMS) and learning management systems (LMS) and use of popular open source CMS as an alternative to complex LMS is a hot topic.

Calculating the Return on Investment (ROI) for your LMS

Lambda Solutions

If you’re adopting a learning management system (LMS), then chances are you will need to prove the return on investment (ROI). cost benefits online learning Return on Investment Open source corporate training Learning Management System LMS face-to-face training

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? But as an independent analyst, I spend my days investigating which companies excel at driving learning technology forward. A must-read for learning technology decision makers.

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Vote for The Best of ELearning 2011 Awards

eFront

In its 7th year, the balloting period is open and you can vote your favorite eLearning product or service in 26 different categories. The end of the nomination period is in August 1st and The Best of Elearning Awards 2011 will be honored at the Enterprise Learning!