The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!
APRIL 29, 2010
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?
weeLearning – open source blended networking
JANUARY 27, 2013
If you’re lucky enough to be heading to this week’s Learning Technologies Conference or Exhibition, one thing is guaranteed, you’re going to meet a lot of cool, interesting people. You may even end up down the pub with one or … Read more › events free stuff get involved
Pros and cons: proprietary, open-source, and cloud-based LMS
JUNE 16, 2016
I wonder what the future will bring in terms of communication technology? That’s the thing with technology. As for business training technology, things are really not that different. Open-source LMS. An open-source LMS is easy to use and also customizable.
Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning
OCTOBER 17, 2010
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.
Three Things Learning Practitioners Can Learn from the Open Source Community
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
FEBRUARY 19, 2015
So, what can we, as learning practitioners, learn from the open source community? If there were a way of openly sharing small pieces of content for repurposing and reuse, with due acknowledgement to the author, it would help build high quality curricula faster.
Making the Call – Open Source or Licensed Learning Management System
B Online Learning
APRIL 21, 2013
The history of web based Learning Management Systems (LMS), from their inception shortly after the development of the World Wide Web, as an extension of their precursors being [.].
Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning
JANUARY 16, 2011
This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. Are you familiar with the learning styles ?
Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.
MAY 12, 2012
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 ?
Another Stake in Ground for Blackboard: Two New Investments in the Open-source E-learning Market
MARCH 29, 2012
Blackboard’s statement of principles about open source says it is. committed to supporting the growth, development and use of open source technologies in education worldwide.”. expects to make significant contributions to the community to help ensure that open source options remain strong, reliable and sustainable for all.” . To that end, Blackboard has launched a new business called Blackboard Education Open Source Services – a good thing, right?
Free e-Learning books
NOVEMBER 14, 2010
> If you have read any of the following books I will highly appreciate if you share your opinion with the e-Learning community. => Here at CU Online, we believe in the power of online learning. Dunlap Learning 2.0 Facilitation Online - The Center for Education Technology.
Confused with learning technologies? Choose your best option
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Nowadays technologies are growing very fast and we see new technology launched very often. No doubt the enhanced technology will really improve the performance of existing system. However, you are flooded with a surfeit of technologies to choose from.
Thank you voters! Epignosis eFront LMS Won the Best of ELearning! Award
OCTOBER 1, 2012
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!
Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners
JANUARY 10, 2011
The truth is that there are a lot of books for e-Learning professionals. The most of them are for professionals with experience in the e-Learning field but some of them are for beginners. The following list contains my Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners.
From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”
JUNE 14, 2012
Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job. Social learning
7 things you must do at Learning Technologies 2017
JANUARY 25, 2017
Here are our 7 recommendations of what not to miss: Conference keynote by Thimon de Jong – Future change: living and learning in the connected society Experience interactive 360° video Get involved Attend a demo? News learning technologies
eFront 3.6.12 just released
DECEMBER 24, 2012
We are using the power of the Xapian search engine, along with Open Office’s excellent conversion scripts, to provide for a seamless yet powerful integration with efront’s own search engine. What better time for new toys if not Christmas!
Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013
SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
Below is an extract from the original post on the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies blog. Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013. The annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list has become very popular. Voting for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 – the 7th Annual Survey – is currently underway. The list will be compiled from the votes of learning professionals worldwide. What is a learning tool?
Why EasyGenerator isn’t open source
Challenge to Learn
DECEMBER 5, 2010
One of them: open source. The question was: should EasyGenerator become open source or should it stay proprietary. In the end we decided not to go for the open source model en in this blog I will try to explain why. Note: With open source software you share the source code of your software with everybody and everybody can contribute to it. My open source experience is therefore mainly based on these three.
Moodle and eFront side-by-side
OCTOBER 18, 2012
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). I know this would work for many usage scenarios, but I do prefer Moodle’s flexibility in how to structure the learning experience.
Trends in Learning: What’s Latest!
JULY 22, 2014
Here we have compiled a list of the current ways in which workplace learning is being imparted: 1. Mobile Learning. The sense of ownership and familiarity people have with their own devices makes them as comfortable while learning as they might be with their favourite app.
HTML 5 and eLearning Development
JULY 2, 2009
Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX.
Open Source E-Learning Development 9: Drupal CMS
The E-Learning Curve
NOVEMBER 2, 2009
Drupal is an open-source Content Management System (CMS) freely available under the GPL. Open Source E-Learning Development 9: Drupal CMS is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Very much like platforms like Moodle and Joomla!,
An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development
The E-Learning Curve
OCTOBER 2, 2009
I though it would be interesting to discuss open source environments, and how they be implemented in an e-learning context. Tags: OpenOffice.org content authoring content development e-learning e-learning ecosystem gratis libre debate learning technology open e-learning environment open standards e-learning development open source oss software
Learning design excellence at Sponge UK showcased in awards shortlist
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
NEWS: Learning design excellence, talent and innovation at Sponge UK is recognised in the shortlist for the 2016 Learning Technologies Awards. The Learning Technologies Awards are a fantastic showcase for our industry.
Digital Badges for Educational Achievement
DECEMBER 12, 2014
Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. Mozilla’s Open Badges project is working to solve that problem, making it easy for anyone to issue, earn and display badges across the web through a shared technical infrastructure. From Mozilla’s Open Badges wiki page.
Moodle – The Most Popular LMS of 2016: What Makes it So?
JULY 17, 2016
A Learning Management System? According to a report by Capterra, Moodle is the most popular Learning Management System in the world, when the number of users is taken into account. Open Source LMS. Learning Technology Learning management System
Open source e-learning development 11: Moodle
The E-Learning Curve
NOVEMBER 9, 2009
Open source e-learning development 11: Moodle is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: LCMS Moodle constructivist learning environment e-learning learning technology principles of constructivism social learning In all the time that I've written about Moodle, I've never really written about Moodle, if you see what I mean. I'll remedy that today.
21 top elearning communities
AUGUST 24, 2016
Join thousands of other L&D professionals who are learning from each other in these elearning communities. Learning and Skills Group. Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals’. Learning design. Technology in Education. Work learn mobile.
Wearable Computing Technology In Learning
APRIL 23, 2013
We’ve been tracking the growth of wearable computing devices and associated technology as they are likely to have interesting implications for learning technology. Using a wearable computer for continuous learning and support , (yes, Springer, costs money 40 USD!).
Why Moodle Customization to Reflect Your Company Branding
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
Then, why not your learning platform? Though organizations are increasingly using e-learning for corporate training, they don’t spend much time and efforts on creating their own Learning Management Systems (LMS). Learning Technology Moodle LMS Customization
Why MOODLE Is the Most Widely Used LMS
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Do you wish to make the best use of your e-learning materials? Well, you need to use a Learning Management System (LMS). An LMS is a computer system that enables you host, manage, and track your e-learning courses. MOODLE is an open-source LMS.
Learning Technology Market Segments
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
The learning technology market has been, and continues to be, one of the most fascinating segments of the training industry, now approaching a $5 Billion market worldwide. Training professionals have become increasingly dependent on technologies for the purpose of managing training operations (LMS/LCMS) and developing and delivering e-learning. But not surprisingly, the learning technology market is complex.
Planning to Buy an LMS? Here’s Some Expert Advice
AUGUST 8, 2016
How can you choose the right Learning Management System (LMS)? To find out, I spoke to Razzak Hussain , Director of Learning Technologies at CommLab India, an organization that has been providing learning management services for the last 16 years.
LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis
JUNE 16, 2010
Works excellent for course management, delivery and tracking of formal learning. Still focused on formal learning to be pushed to learners. Social and Informal learning trends. Does An LMS Actually Manage Learning? The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!