CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

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Drupal – One of the king kongs of CMS systems. While the race is on for people to get LMSs and LCMSs, there are some people who either do not want or need a LMS/LCMS, but want to create a learning community or more often, some type of portal – intranet or internet. They may call it a “learning portal&# or “training or knowledge portal&# or whatever.



Anyone can setup a free account with H5P or you can install it as a plugin to WordPress or Drupal. We have found that many of the H5P exercises aren’t keyboard accessible, so be sure to include alternative activities. We recently discovered H5P , which allows you to create, share, and reuse interactive HTML content. H5P allows you to create a variety of different content types. Check out two examples below: Sample Image with Interactive Hotspots.

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Paradiso lms vs Sunbird LMS


Comparing both the LMSs can help you to decide which LMS platform is a better alternative. Drupal Commerce. Paradiso LMS vs Sunbird LMS: Which LMS Better Suits your Learning Needs? When it comes to achieving excellent learning experiences, it is essential to select an LMS which fulfills all your learning needs. So, the question arises, Paradiso LMS vs Sunbird LMS, which is better out of the two?

Finding the perfect learning platform in 5 steps

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

In large organisations, there may be a platform available and you may have to decide whether you want to use this, or an alternative. The shortlist that I currently have for tools that are relatively easy to implement are Elgg, Moodle, Ning, Drupal, Bloom Fire, Buddy Press for wordpress, and Social Engine. Other platforms such as Drupal need more support and expertise.

Top 10 tips for creating a learning website

Saffron Interactive

Just as Moodle provides provides a great starting point for an effective learning management system (and can be used ‘out of the box’ for hosting one or two courses), open source content management systems such as Drupal, Joomla and WordPress are the place to start for most website requirements. This includes including sensible alternative text for all images and allowing keyboard navigation. More and more often, a website is part of the blend for a successful change campaign.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

In fact, the top results such as Drupal and Blackboard are likely there because people are discussing how they don't really support PLEs. Other Posts in the Series Tool Set 2009 Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Networks and Learning Communities Collaborate Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Other Places to Look Alternative list of skills - I've focused on the skills in the initial Knowledge Work Framework.

Bloggers and belly dancing

Clive on Learning

Largely due to the efforts of fellow blogger Barry Sampson , the eLN now has, as of yesterday, a new social networking site, created using Drupal. Provide alternative ways for networking to occur. One of my lasting memories of this week's Learning Technologies 2008 was a blogger's reunion dinner at a Persian restaurant just off Kensington High Street. Around the table were Don Taylor (looking intimidatingly smart as usual - just look at the photo on his blog!),