Other Open Source LMS Solutions

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Here is a list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. Part two discusses some pros vs. cons on Moodle and open source LMS/LCMS in general. Open Elms - Support for articulate, captivate, targets business. Olat - IMS Learning Impact ‘Leadership Award’ 2009 for best open source learning platform. Tags: LCMS LMS Moodle Open Source Uncategorized e-learning elearning

UPDATED: Other Open Source LMS Solutions

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A list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. Ectolearning – Open learning environment, with collaboration tools plus LMS – for Education/academia. Open LMS. Open Elms - Support for articulate, captivate, targets business. Olat - IMS Learning Impact ‘Leadership Award’ 2009 for best open source learning platform. Tags: LCMS LMS Moodle Open Source Uncategorized e-learning elearning joomla

LMS & LCMS Directory

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Click to view and download the directory, which is in an Excel file - E-Learning 24/7 LMS & LCMS Directory. Open Source LMSs are not on the list, you can find this information here. The market continues to grow it is nearly impossible to see every vendor’s latest solution. Additionally, vendors can cease to exist quickly. There are a large number of vendors who support ERP systems, inc. Vendors Reviewed. Contains over 200 systems.

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Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

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The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. Extended Enterprise - Vendors are expanding into the wholesaler/reseller/affiliates/sales agent sector with their solutions. The note of interest is that it is occurring with all size of vendors, albeit the charge is being led by mid size vendors. Not all of the big dog vendors have entered this space, despite it being a huge revenue opportunity. and European vendors interestingly enough, do not follow suit.

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Upgraded LMS Directory- More Vendors, New Add-ons!

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My latest LMS/LCMS directory provides a wealth of new information on 242 vendors. New columns – Does the vendor offer a trial? What social media platforms does the vendor use? If the vendor offers a trial, it will identify if known the length of the trial. If the vendor uses any social media, the name is listed (example: Twitter, Facebook, etc). List does not include Open Source – FREE LMS vendors which are posted elsewhere on the site.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

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E-Learning and all forms within are normally taken via your desktop computer and either hitting your company’s server with your browser or going to a hosted LMS vendor’s solution. If you wanted to work on creating content, for many people, the route would be and still is creating courses via a desktop based rapid e-learning authoring tool, or via your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tool (hosted or not) or via Dreamweaver or some other type of solution. Open Peak.

Moodle Mayhem

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Many people are turning to open source LMS/LCMSs solutions, including Moodle without knowing ahead of time, the potential challenges that might befall them. More of a course management system, than a LCMS/LMS as they try to push it. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps. Moodle and some other open source LMS/LCMS solutions are not really “out of the box&# solutions.

2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

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What has been applying is the term mobile learning and how it it pitched to consumers in the e-learning sector, especially with LMS/LCMS/Learning platform vendors. Mobile learning is not just seeing the LMS (or LCMS or platform) via a mobile browser. Click on the app and your default browser opens and off you go. As I often say to folks, what is the point of having an app, if all it does is open up my browser. Open Source Commercial.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

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Latest: 303 LMS & Learning Portal Vendors. 28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. Vendors are listed from all over the world. List includes Lite LMSs – which is a new trend and LMS vendors who enable you only to upload their course content i.e. content created in their products into their system. They do not allow you to use any other 3rd party rapid content authoring tool vendor. LCMS – dead.

LMS/LCMS Social Media & Side Notes

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If you haven’t been looking at LMS/LCMS solutions lately or if you have, you may be noticing a trend - social media. Of course, many vendors like to pitch it as “Web 2.0″ Does your LMS/LCMS vendor offer these? Media Sharing (Video, Audio, Application) - (Video – YouTube, Audio- Last.fm, Application – any P2P site or open storage site if you give access to other end users – examples Livedrive, Idrive, Box.net.

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Moodle: Pros, Challenges

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I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. More of a course management system, than a LCMS/LMS as they try to push it. 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.

Encore – Moodle: Pros, Challenges

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The new article on a side note: focuses on emerging technology, but with a twist – something vendors in any e-learning space should be doing or exploring, but have not yet. I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. More of a course management system, than a LCMS/LMS as they try to push it. Moodle and some other open source LMS/LCMS solutions are not really “out of the box” solutions.

Dreamweaver Slayers

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Next Week: LMS/LCMS – If you build it, they will come. Tags: Open Source Product Review authoring tools e-learning e-learning vendors elearning Dreamweaver Dreamweaver was not created for people to build courses in, rather it was created for people to build web sites and other web related solutions. Let the Slayers list begin! Listed Below are FREE. Aptana Aptana Studio - Enables you to also incorporate Ajax, CSS, etc.;

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

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I believe this is very possible, because regardless of the generation, people want easy, they want fast and if they could do a lot of things in a system for example, rather than having multiple windows open, they would do it. For vendors, they could make it happen and generate revenue. Opens up learning, and makes your solution a one stop service. LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal (commercial or free), e-readers, any mobile device(i.e. What’s the point?

My Moodle Test

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Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Sophia Peters provides another interesting post entitled Deciding Between Open Source and Proprietary Software? once people get past their initial fears and the stigma, the Open Source learning development community will grow exponentially.”

LMS Customization

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Let’s pose a hypothetical: You are close to deciding on your LMS/LCMS, however you notice there are items or components or reports you want to include or have, but they are not available on your solution. Ask and see what can be done by the vendor – Customize it! Customization can be a big deal when it comes to your LMS/LCMS for a simple fact, many of times what you are purchasing is “off the shelf&# and comes with standard features, capabilities.

Social Media Offerings which can b used in Social Learning

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Open Source/Mashups - APis, open source – while open source and APIs are not social media, they will enable multi-faceted social media features and capabilities. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning social learning social media lms vendors Social media types with examples. New social media types are being created, identified and defined constantly.

LMS True or False

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Ahh the LMS/LCMS world where everything is a wonderful world of pear trees, green grass, sunny days and where there are no myths, no falsehoods, just internal bliss – awaiting the customer. LCMS) out there that are mid level and honestly even small dogs. However, something not all vendors offer -AND THEY SHOULD – deleting the employee and their info., There are niche LMS vendors who target only the small to mid size company or even just the small size company.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

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As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. In any other market, the goal is to be number one, yet for whatever reason, in this market when it comes to social learning, there are a significant number of vendors, who would rather just sit on the sidelines. Time for these vendors to wake up, or see your audience share disappear.

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

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Several vendors have left the space, a few have entered. Vendors are hearing us and are making changes. Added Demo Column (Y/N) – If the vendor enables you to view a demo of their product without having to register or provide any information upfront, it is identified as “Yes&#. Bolded Vendor Names – There are vendors whose names are bolded. 17% of LMS vendors have a product demo on their site, without having you register to see it.

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E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

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When they hit stride, other vendors take notice and soon, the lemming revolution begins. Accepts any courses built in any content authoring tools that are SCORM & AICC compliant – so you can upload and sell your courses that you built in Articulate, Captivate, even open source authoring tools (but they must be standards compliant). Nor, a LMS vendor who enable their customers to sell their courses, but only people who have the same LMS vendor can buy and use them.

SCORM Cloud

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No matter where you are, no matter what you are – portal, learning community, LMS/LCMS (open source), group, web page with links, API integrated solution, etc. Can download your SCORM courses from the “cloud&# to go into your LMS/LCMS (open source/vendor or proprietary – hosted on your own server – behind your firewall, on your vendor’s server or on any server on the net or wherever).

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Confused with learning technologies? Choose your best option

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LMS or LCMS? Learning Content Management System (LCMS): In addition to what LMS can do, it also helps you create training content in the application itself. To learn more about the LMS and LCMS differences please read Difference between an LMS and LCMS.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

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They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. I have seen continued interest and downloads for open source AR tool kits. Augmented reality opens those doors.

Here Data, Data, Data – LMS

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We all want to have the perfect LMS/LCMS when we purchase it and implement it into our workplace. Questions to Ask your Would-Be LMS/LCMS vendor. A.csv file can be created, opened and saved in Excel or any open source spreadsheet program. If you have already Purchased a LMS/LCMS or are Looking to Leave and Go Elsewhere or Just Curious. They work with your new vendor to transfer the data.

Out with the old into the new LMS: Part 2

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Start searching out LMS vendors that meet the list criteria, specifically the ones you must have/otherwise they are deal breakers. Some people will tell you to find out their financial information, but be realistic here – no one is going to open up their books for you to verify that they are going to be there next week or they are about to be bought out – which happens. The LMS vendor will either say, “Stay with us and we will blah blah&# OR “Ok.

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Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

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not working for a vendor). Vendors: People who work for a vendor (i.e. That there are people out there including vendors who are not on the social media scene. I wonder how many of these vendors offer a micro-blogging like product in their product? Umm, I wonder – how many vendors have a Facebook page and are actively posting on it? One other interesting note, I have yet to see a LMS/LCMS that incorporates social bookmarking in their product.

Out with the old LMS in with the new: Part I

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If you have neither and are stuck in a contract that lasts more than 1 year, contact your vendor – your sales person to be exact and let them know that you want to leave your contract at the end of the year for that contract (i.e. If you are unsure on how to do the above, contact your new vendor and explain to them that you need assistance on this, they will provide someone to you – via the phone of course, to help you.

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Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

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When selecting one of the feature sets, it opens up to show more options, right underneath it. The vendor pitches it as a “partnership&# , which really means, “a split revenue opp&# , for them and the web conferencing vendor. Either give it to me free, create your own and include it free, or at least give me numerous options – i.e. multiple vendors to select from, and include it for free. So, why can’t I do it when it comes to a LMS/LCMS system?

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

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The LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal market continues to be strong. In my latest directory, 393 LMS vendors – global, of which 34 or so are open source systems. In a market this size, and with so many vendors overly focused on the U.S. and not necessarily worldwide (which should be the case), there is bound to be those vendors who are seeking new opportunities. Acquiring another LMS or e-learning vendor.

LMS Customization

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Let’s pose a hypothetical: You are close to deciding on your LMS/LCMS, however you notice there are items or components or reports you want to include or have, but they are not available on your solution. Ask and see what can be done by the vendor. Customization can be a big deal when it comes to your LMS/LCMS for a simple fact, many of times what you are purchasing is “off the shelf&# and comes with standard features.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

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I mean ever&# , from a senior executive at a mid to large size vendor that has been in the market for several years. Across the board, a large number of vendors (from small to large) saw increases in their quarter numbers. Especially, when vendors released their 2010 final numbers and saw big increases from the previous year. One vendor is months behind their release schedule. Another vendor is suffering Q/A issues. Identify the problem, the vendor too.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game. Some vendors push heavily on PPT, implying that a great WBT is really a PPT converted to Flash. The latter is slowly gaining speed, which is an advantage to LMS vendors who have a CAT in their own product – which is SCORM,PENS/IMS compliant. Over 98% of the LMS/LCMS/learning platform have at least one compliance standard, so why use a RCAT that doesn’t?

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

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not working for a vendor). Vendors: People who work for a vendor (i.e. That there are people out there including vendors who are not on the social media scene. I wonder how many of these vendors offer a micro-blogging like product in their product? Umm, I wonder – how many vendors have a Facebook page and are actively posting on it? One other interesting note, I have yet to see a LMS/LCMS that incorporates social bookmarking in their product.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. If a RCAT vendor tells you they have been in business for over 10 years, they are somewhat misleading, since WBT courses really didn’t start to hit the mark until 2000 and then you have limited choices on how to build. Sure there are over 100 vendors in this industry and probably 95% you have never heard of and whom have great products that can meet or beat the big players.