Low Cost LMS - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about the need for a low cost LMS solution and I've not had time to help this person with answers. We have roughly 500 learners and would use the LMS for mainly tracking and registration of ILT courses, communication (possibly through message boards), and posting of class materials. Also, my guess is that looking at License costs is probably a bad idea here since quite often there are services, hosting, etc. costs that can exceed license costs.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

A ‘low-cost’ LMS starts at an average of $58K. That’s the low price. Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Because (1) LMSs in corporations are primarily used to track stuff (IMHO) so until open source is truly able to slice and dice data (often custom reports) for executives they won't replace commercial LMSs. (2) Our customers benefit from low-cost and self-management with no technical knowledge required.

Elearning applications


Traditional instructor led training is expensive and, in some cases, difficult to track its effectiveness. This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 open source e-Learning projects for 2011 that will help you implement a low cost e-Learning solution.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Text-to-Speech Examples Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing But what I learned from this was that it was a fantastic way to learn about a topic where I was interested but didn’t have the time to spend researching it. LMS and Learning Tracking Still Struggling While LMS solutions continue to get better, more powerful, more diverse, I continue to find myself searching for just the right solution for particular needs.

August Topic: Learning Management Systems

Bottom-Line Performance

If you work in corporate training or higher education, chances are you’ve bumped into an LMS or two since ASTD reports that 91% of organizations use them. According to PC Magazine , an LMS administers instructor-led and e-learning courses and keeps track of student progress. The most common include: Tracking regulatory compliance. Tracking course satisfaction and feedback. As Jenn first told you in July , Lessons on Learning has a whole new format.

Three Resources From Our Presentations at DevLearn

E-learning Uncovered

In most major cities, these organizations have free or low-cost workshops and one-on-one assistance on how to get started. area, check out the Metro DC ASTD chapter’s November meeting , which is a panel discussion on this very topic where you can get personal insight from other consultants and small business owners who have “been there” and “done that.”. As usual, I had a great time at the eLearning Guild’s DevLearn conference, which was held last week in Las Vegas.

Facebook for e-Learning


You can manage which learners can take your course and track the learners progress.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Without trust, employees become what Judy Bardwick, in her article titled “The High Cost of Mistrust,&# calls actively disengaged. Here Are Ten Rules to Create Engaging Elearning - Rapid eLearning Blog , May 25, 2010 At the recent ASTD conference, I was asked how to create engaging elearning. An LMS is built with administration, scheduling, and tracking in mind. Seriously, check out some initial low-cost ways to help cure them of what ails them.