Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

Open source software is a great example. 10 years ago we would occasionally cross paths with corporate LMS buyers who were evaluating commercial systems side-by-side with open source platforms. Early open source learning systems were viable for academic applications.

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?

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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?

The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS

Gyrus

The availability of free software has increased over the years with the development and release of programming kits for apps and software, community and support forums, and freemium software that offers limited use for free, but requires paying to get all software features unlocked.

Open-Source Learning: How Moodle Makes Learning Accessible & Adaptable

eThink Education

Open source , for many, is a bit of a nerve-racking term. Open source as it pertains to Learning Management Systems (LMS) essentially means that the code is freely available for anyone to download and use anytime and anywhere in the world. Customized Open-Source Learning.

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.

An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development

The E-Learning Curve

As I'm in the process of updating my website ’s Learning Content Management System (LCMS), I though it would be interesting to discuss open source environments, and how they can be implemented in an e-learning content development ecosystem.

The Winners List: Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019

HT2 Labs

Highlighting innovation and creativity amongst users of both Open Source and Enterprise editions of the Learning Locker® LRS, the first year of the Awards proved popular with learning analytics enthusiasts from a diverse range of industries and disciplines.

Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open Office.org

The E-Learning Curve

By creating one appropriately-tagged XML-based master document, content can be refactored as a printable manual, an HTML-based guide, a PowerPoint-type presentation, and integrated into an e-learning content delivery platform, all based on one set of source XML-based information.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

for Associations by Jeff Cobb (Update 11/30/2010: suggested by Christopher Pappas ) “In Learning 2.0 for Associations Jeff delivers an easy-to-read primer on how to leverage social media tools to expand the learning value that associations deliver. for Associations!

OpenBadges: Increasing Visibility of Association Education

WBT Systems

There has been much discussion lately about the value of digital badges for both association education and certification programs. The social connectivity offered by digital badges aligns perfectly with the nature of association membership and education programs in particular.

How badges can benefit members and promote member engagement within your professional association

Web Courseworks

EDUCAUSE is a non-profit association for IT professionals working in higher education, and strives to help those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level. One of the new advances EDUCAUSE has implemented is a digital badging program to reward members and users who attend annual conferences and events and complete selected training programs. Why is a badge significant to the member of a professional association?

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

10 Common Myths About Open Source. Open source LMS Totara topped our list of 2016 learning industry thought leaders. But what challenges should you expect as you expand your customer onboarding and training programs?

How badges can benefit members and promote member engagement within your professional association

Web Courseworks

EDUCAUSE is a non-profit association for IT professionals working in higher education, and strives to help those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level. One of the new advances EDUCAUSE has implemented is a digital badging program to reward members and users who attend annual conferences and events and complete selected training programs. Why is a badge significant to the member of a professional association?

TinCan Demystified

eFront

A nice side-effect of the messaging system is that any enabled device or program can send Tin Can API statements (mobile phones, simulations, games, real world activities etc.). This openness is very important and in our point of view, the biggest benefit that TinCan brings to the world. There is still too much variation in how compliant SCORM LMSs implement UI associated with the SCORM RTE. eLearning Learning Open Source SCORM standards tin-can tincan

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Specifically, today we focus on top learning and certification solutions used by trade and professional associations , mission-driven non-profits, commercial training providers, trade schools and subject matter experts.

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How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

Associations , universities and commercial training companies are offering courses that help professionals of all types advance their work-related knowledge and skills. Recently, I completed an LMS selection project for a national association with this objective.

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

10) Should we test systems with a proof-of-concept or pilot program before jumping into implementation and deployment? Open-source learning systems vendors – where third-party service providers exclusively manage deployment, hosting and support.

Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Throughout the last month, I’ve reviewed 12 RFP responses for 3 different LMS business scenarios: association learning, commercial training and corporate channel/customer education. Making Sense of LMS License Models.

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

At this stage you will likely come across some gaps and open questions. Cost due to impact on training programs. Re-work of existing training programs. Cost of development of new programs not previously offered. Free/Freemium (open source).

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Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

Web Courseworks

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. Is my badging program needed?

Totara vs. Moodle: Which LMS is Right for You?

eThink Education

When evaluating eLearning solutions or Learning Management Systems (LMS) , you’ve likely come across a few open-source options. But how do you determine which open-source LMS will be the right solution to help you build and streamline your learning ecosystem?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Call for Papers: American Anthropological Association: Beyond the Online: Critical Collaborations and Dialogues among Anthropological Approaches to Video Games

Mark Oehlert

Call for Papers American Anthropological Association annual meetings San Francisco, Nov. Also be sure to include: your full name, departmental affiliation, degree program (if applicable), and the title of your paper.

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eThink’s 2018 Year In Review

eThink Education

eThink continues to expand our Moodle client base and work closely with Moodle HQ to extend the product and support Moodle adoption and the open-source community. Spreading the Word about Open-Source, Moodle & Totara.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Anybody Out There Attend AERA?

Mark Oehlert

Ive always wanted to attend the American Education Research Associations annual meeting but have always either missed it timing wise or just been a little over-awed - have you seen the program ? e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others | Main | Hey! Editors of "Educational Researcher".Get Get a FREAKING CLUE!!!!! » March 31, 2008 Anybody Out There Attend AERA?

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University of Phoenix Announces New Degree Concentration in Web Admin

CLO Magazine

The curriculum will include three courses: Internet Business Associate, Site Development Associate and Network Technology Associate. 29 University of Phoenix has announced a new associate degree concentration in Web administration. The new degree seeks to incorporate the industry-standard CIW Web Foundations Associate curriculum, provided through a new agreement with Certification Partners. Enrollment is now open. Source: University of Phoenix

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

5) The Association LMS Segment Becomes Even More Distinct. For years I’ve said that associations are a unique LMS segment. Now, winning business from professional associations is difficult for generalist cloud LMS providers and impossible for talent-suite vendors.

Custom Learning Experiences: Next Commercial Training Trend?

Talented Learning

Commercial training companies must consider other challenges, as well: Selling the program is the key pillar of the business. There are also specialized, strategic service providers who help buyers leverage learning platforms from other vendors or via open source.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

2 Why Corporations Choose Open Source Learning Systems – with Brian Carlson. And they’re definitely telling us that open source learning platform s like Moodle and Totara are wildly popular, compared to commercial solutions.

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Free L&D webinars for May 2019

Limestone Learning

Unfortunately, when workers are at work, there are deviations, exceptions, and unknowns that they have not been trained on – mainly because training programs are for perfect solutions, rather than exceptions. How to assist learners and workers go beyond the training programs they’re provided.

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How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

TOPYX LMS

addition to an LMS or eLearning system, organizations may incur costs associated with replacing old technology with new (for example, replacing outdated computers, devices, and networking systems). The growth in the scope of the program brings an increase in the cost of the system.”

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Popular ID Principles For Mobile Learning: 5 Trends That Spell Success

G-Cube

Use of simple coding minimises file sizes, increases download speed, and is better supported on feature phones that may not give good support for cascading style sheets and other advanced programming functions.

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Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Think of learning programs that reach beyond employees. Recently, we helped association leaders answer that question with a special “LMS Buyers Companion” post, filled with free resources for continuing education providers.

12 BRILLIANT LMS INTEGRATIONS FOR A ROCKING ELEARNING EXPERIENCE

Paradiso

SugarCRM is the world’s largest open source CRM software. It is an empowering, versatile and economical CRM solution, useful for executing marketing programs, growing sales, retaining customers and so on. . Woocommerce is an open source ecommerce plugin for WordPress.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

December 2011 November 27-December 1, 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE): Reaching Across Boundaries, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. link] November 28-December 1, 2011 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Multimedia Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.