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?

Podcast 23: Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara

Talented Learning

EPISODE 23 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Open source development methodologies are rapidly transforming every corner of the software community. But when should organizations choose an open source LMS platform as the backbone for extended enterprise learning ?

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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. I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

The list is followed by free open source software that mimics and can even beat – IMO some of its more well known competitors – that you might use when building your WBT. CourseLab - E-learning authoring tool that offers programming-free WYSIWYG environment for creating very nice interactive e-learning content which can be published on the Internet, Learning Management Systems (LMS), ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED.

Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

eLearning 24-7

Hence: Below are products that are either open source free or free or free with limited functionality. Open Meetings - based on Google code. Bosco’s Screen Share - just a screen share program, open source. Tags: Open Source Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning web conferencing webinars web meetings

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

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. So, let see the list of the free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. =>

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). This is not affiliated with the Mobile Learning Engine program further down below. and using C# for the primary programming language. Uncategorized e-learning elearning Open Source SCORM m-learning mobile learning PENS E-Learn Info

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Allen bridges the gap from theory to practice on both training and educational programs. Cheers Carol Cooper-Taylor TheELearningsite.com @theELsite November 16, 2010 1:11 AM Christoforos Online said. I follow you on Twitter @cpappas November 16, 2010 2:05 AM Carlton said.

Experiencing E-Learning » Daily Bookmarks 01/09/2010

Experiencing eLearning

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

October 2010 did not disappoint! 4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great , October 21, 2010 Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. Open Source eLearning Tools , October 13, 2010 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Making Change , September 21, 2010 If you had time to evaluate the research on learning styles, what would you conclude?

11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

If you are thinking of creating an educational game but don't want to invest a lot of money, you can try out these free software programs (or free for 30 days in some cases), some are 2D and some are 3D. Panda3D is Open Source and free for any purpose, including commercial ventures.

Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills. e-learning elearning Open Source Moodle E-Learn Info API

Moodle Mayhem

eLearning 24-7

Many people are turning to open source LMS/LCMSs solutions, including Moodle without knowing ahead of time, the potential challenges that might befall them. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills.

E-learning News September 2010

eLearning 24-7

This is a free webinar that will cover a specific topic each month – the debut session is October 14th, 2010 at 4 p.m. Best of all, you can do this without every opening Flash. The files will work for those who are visually impaired and use programs that read pdfs beyond the standard ones. LMS Top 10 Forecast and Trends 2010 (885.7kb). Open Source Quiz Assessment and Tools – Free. Coming at the end of October 2010.

Encore – Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 8-11, 2009 International Symposium Open, Distance and e-Learning (ISODEL): Education in Digital Era – Continuous Professional Development for ICT-Based Learning, hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of National Education, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. link] February 22-23, 2010.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

An API (Application Program Interface) enables an interface from a piece of software to communicate with another piece of software (in its simplest form) or multiple pieces of software (called a mashup). Open Architecture. APIs are open source code, so that developers (inc. Google code is open source code, so you can manipulate. APIs available in popular programs – SAAS.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

In 2010, the RCAT market continued its upswing and nothing indicates to me it will be changing anytime soon. 2010 E-Learning 24/7 Awards (No official icon logo handed out to winners, rather just a “WHOO-HOO&# – uh, you can make that sound to yourself.thank you). Open Source Product of the Year (i.e. Offers optional screen recording program ($99). Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

July 2010. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break. Education As We Know It Is Finished - Lars is Learning , July 14, 2010 So says Clayton M.

iPad 101

Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore

Kapp Notes

OpenSimulator is released under a BSD License, making it both open source, and commercially friendly to embed in products. Product Animations Part of a training program called "Introduction to Making Tablets".

The future of e-Learning, according to Kasper Spiro | Change to learn

Challenge to Learn

Skip to content Homepage Kasper Spiro Change to learn “ On a mission to make EasyGenerator the best and most successful e-Learning authoring tool in the world ” ‹ Ukrainian visit The mission of EasyGenerator according to Kasper Spiro › November 24, 2010 The future of e-Learning, according to Kasper Spiro Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog about starting up my work as CEO for EasyGenerator. Source of theory Ruben R.

DevLearn, Reflected #dl10

Learning Visions

Life as a booth babe At the Kineo booth, we were busy on the stand talking about Totara – the new open source LMS for corporates – and showing off some our custom eLearning projects. I was joined on the booth floor by our US CEO Steve Lowenthal , our new Director of Totara Jonathan Newman (who’s quite the smarty pants on open source and Moodle – welcome Jonathan!);

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Audacity : free open source audio recording and editing software. PowerPoint Color Swatch : quickly create custom color themes in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010. Feedly : a simple and fast way to browse your favorite sources.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Instructional and Performance Strategies for Sales eLearning Learning Theory 101 for Sales and Marketing Professionals (Part 1) - Business Casual , October 13, 2008 When consulting with sales and marketing professionals who work for companies that create training products and programs, I try not to be a "training purist" when discussion goes to "positioning" their product for the market. I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People.

e-Learning Glossaries

eFront

E-Learning Glossary - Imperial College London Barrier-Free eLearning When participating with WSU, College of Engineerings Barrier-Free eLearning program, you may be introduced to new terms and concepts. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

April 2010. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , April 18, 2010 I’m lucky to be a member of the 2.0 Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. Statistics - Kapp Notes , April 12, 2010 Here are some more random Web 2.0 Best of eLearning Learning.

What’s in a Moodle

Saffron Interactive

Private sector ears pricked up when they heard that Moodle was adaptable, easy-to-use and above all, open source. Basic functionality like downloading updates and plug-ins and connecting to different devices isn’t easy with Linux for a novice (this was long before I had any programming know-how). I turned to the Linux community of experts for help and found more impenetrable programming-speak and the assumption of proficiency.

ASTD Keynote: “People Lie” Richard Hilleman Electronic Arts #tk10

Learning Visions

This are my liveblogged notes from Thursday, January 28 Keynote at ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. Year long program. Q&A: Sim City source code is now open source! Richard Hilleman, the man behind the EA sports brand (Madden football) -- currently focused on EA’s internal university. People Lie… …but their actions don’t. This is the most important trend in video game design. When people lie, they make his job harder). Who is Richard Hilleman?

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Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

Vendors and sadly, companies who purchase their products, believe that since someone can open up their web browser and click to view pages, they can figure it out. If I have those skill sets, why would I want to be an administrator of a LMS, when I could work free-lance or in some other programming capacity? The growth of open source and with Web 3.0 another buzz word) coming into play, APIs (Application Program Interface) is showing up as well.

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LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

Well, considering that I’ve heard from sources that ADP has been sniffing around the LMS space, I wouldn’t say it is so far-fetched. Open source document viewer and docs – think Google Docs or spreadsheets, but you create them – or use similar apps – plenty of code and apps can be found; people access these open source programs in their LMS and save them in their LMS. No need to have multiple windows open.

Interview on lms-selection.com

eFront

We make use of several aspects of eXtreme programming regarding development and testing procedures. We used all the inside information, feedback and features request, programming and eLearning expertise we gathered through time to produce this version.

eFront Wins Learning Technology Award

eFront

Based on a coherent approach to human capital management which keeps the workforce actively engaged, the eFront Enterprise platform offers the means of aligning learning programs with business goals to cultivate employee skills and knowledge associated with business performance.

eFront Contests

eFront

We will simultaneously host four contests with the same opening, closing and judging dates. Module creation contest Modules are additional programming components that are designed to enhance eFront under various dimensions.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

June 2010. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss.

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