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.

The 5 Best Open Source Learning Management Systems

Your Training Edge

With an open source Learning Management System (LMS), you can customize your experience and programs based on your business goals and department directives, allowing different groups of employees to access hundreds of learning modules. Based on pricing models, customer types, special features, and support, here is our list of the 5 best open source learning management systems. You can create fully online and hybrid courses, and it offers an open source license.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Why You Should Choose an Open Source eLearning Platform?

Pinlearn

And it’s not surprising, considering the plethora of benefits online learning methodologies have introduced to the corporate world. We have talked a lot about the benefits of eLearning, and it is a proven fact that companies need it to operate in a better way. However, here, I am aiming to drive a little deeper and explain why you should choose an open-source eLearning software for your company. What is an open-source learning management system?

Open Source LMS vs. Cloud-Based LMS: Which is Right for You?

SkyPrep

While on your journey to finding the right fit for your organization, you will encounter two different types of LMSs – open source and cloud-based. Open-Source LMS. What is an Open Source LMS? Key Benefits. Key Benefits.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. =>

Be an HR Superstar: Secrets to Effective Workplace Learning

eThink Education

Open Source vs. Closed Source Technology. Within the eLearning market, t here are both open-source and closed-source LMS solutions. Close d -source products are proprietary software. Blog closed source integrations LMS integration open source

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. I’m a recent convert, perhaps on the path to open source evangelism.) Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Moodle and other open source products have huge communities behind them. Talented individuals who can program like hell and believe in the open source philosophy.

Moodle Pros and Cons

eLearning Blender

Making the decision to go with Moodle over other Learning Management Systems can be a very difficult decision, especially when you don't have the experience to know the benefits and drawbacks of Moodle. Moodle Benefits Moodle Drawbacks Open Source - Free to download Reporting - There is no simple way to run a site wide report with users grades in multiple courses. Tags: Moodle LMS eLearning Low Cost eLearning

8 Popular Features of Moodle LMS for Corporate Training You Should Know

Hurix Digital

Developed in 2002 by Martin Dougiamas, Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) LMS is today the world’s most popular and most used learning management system , primarily because it is flexible, open source, and free to download. Creating online-learning communities: As a platform, the LMS for corporate training allows educators to create cost-effective and collaborative online communities and scale up to accommodate a larger user base.

Elearning applications

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year! e-Learning is the only solution for organizations to save time and money and benefit from just-in-time training, faster learning, consistent instruction, higher levels of retention, greater levels of assessment, no travel expense, and no need for a classroom!

LMS Pricing Models in India: Selecting the Best LMS which Fulfills your Learning Needs

PSB

Self hosted LMS is accompanied by certain expenditures, which include: Infrastructure – This is an ongoing cost as equipment will have to be repaired and also replaced, if required. IT support and setup costs – Setting up an IT system will incur considerable costs.

How to Use Selenium to Automate Flash and AngularJS Based UI

Hurix Digital

Advantages of Sikuli over other tools used for Flash automation are: Open source tool. Used Sikuli (an open source automation tool) and integrated it with Selenium. Key Benefits. As Sikuli, a free tool was used to support the automation process, we could complete the automation at a low cost. We successfully automated Flash and AngularJS with the help of the in-house testing team, in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Overview.

Flash 64

SCORM Cloud- Will It Really Change The Game?

Upside Learning

Given that the integration is currently only available for open source LMS systems and all of them are already SCORM compliant (though may have a few bugs) it’s not clear how will it help. Low cost of SCORM player. In addition to my comments on point 2, if you are using the SCORM Cloud with your LMS which doesn’t have SCORM capability I am guessing that along with the pricing (based on registrations) there would be cost of integrating your LMS with the SCORM Cloud.

SCORM 189

Best Ways to Deliver Online Learning Courses to Employees

Hurix Digital

Creating Online-Learning Communities : The LMS allows educators to create cost-effective and collaborative online communities and scale up to accommodate a larger user base. Open Source : While there are several LMS packages available, it is a good idea to choose a Moodle-based LMS, which is an open source LMS, implying that it can be freely downloaded and distributed. Also read: 10 Benefits of Moodle based Learning Management System (LMS).

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

TOPYX LMS

The first step in measuring eLearning’s ROI is determining what the initial investment will cost. The price of an LMS is a huge consideration in determining the overall cost of the initial investment into eLearning.In 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). These costs include overhead costs and the cost of equipment.

ROI 224

5 Reasons Why Associations and Training Companies Should Use an eLearning Platform

eThink Education

Associations and other companies that provide some form of education or training can benefit from implementing an eLearning platform to support initiatives like professional education, certification and membership success. Leverage Flexible and Configurable Open-Source Technology.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment): Open source learning platform mostly implemented in education settings. One of the main benefits of open source platforms like Moodle is that they’re free and can be highly customized. Companies should be wary of the value a “free” learning platform can deliver and alert to the costs quickly accrued in maintaining, updating and supporting an LMS without a vendor.

Small E-Learning Budgets? Create Your Own Training Videos

CommLab India

You can even edit these videos using free and low-cost tools, on your phone, laptop, or tablet. CamStudio is a free, open source desktop recorder that streams video software. You can leverage on the benefits of video in your e-learning course by creating them in-house, within your budget and schedule. As a training manager, you are always faced with the conundrum of building an effective online course within a limited budget.

Microlearning, Engagement, Gamification, and the Elearning Success Summit with Stephen Ladek from LMSPulse

LifterLMS

Well, I know engagement is one of your focuses and there’s a couple, I call them the dirty little secrets of the e-learning industry, which are like the low completion rates that a lot of people talk about. Giving them more benefits or [inaudible 00:17:56] this is a critical benefit.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

3D-printed, low cost prosthetic limbs will bring the smile back on many faces. In July 2010, Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as OpenStack. They will play a strategic role in helping organizations collaborate with such talent pools for the mutual benefit of all. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

Change 184

Customer Training: Why User Knowledge is Essential to Success

eThink Education

In order for the company’s clients to gain immediate benefits from their newly acquired software, they must first understand the basic features of the program and how to effectively navigate the platform. The Benefits of Customer Training. Decreased costs.

4 Reasons Why an LMS Is Necessary For a Small Business Success

TalentLMS

Knowledge retention The number one benefit of an LMS for a small business is knowledge retention. It’s not that big decision One thing keeping a small business from deploying an LMS is that it used to cost serious money, and often needed a dedicated IT guy to set it up and keep it running. including several low cost, free and even open source solutions.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

3D-printed, low cost prosthetic limbs will bring the smile back on many faces. “In July 2010, Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as OpenStack. They will play a strategic role in helping organizations collaborate with such talent pools for the mutual benefit of all. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

LMS for Small Business: Is It Worth the Cost?

KnowledgeAnywhere

The key benefits of a SaaS learning management system for a small business. Now, let’s start by defining what cloud-based training is so that you can articulate its benefits to your leadership team as you rally support for a learning management system for your small business. In this case, there are two clear options to evaluate—an open source learning management system and a SaaS learning management system. Open source learning management system.

Cost 50

Quick News and Notes and Next Week’s Topic

eLearning 24-7

This is not a mega list of everything that is out there, but rather key picks that have “the essentials&# , and are either FREE or extremely low cost (under $30). BTW, I am not affiliated with nor will ever be affiliated with any of the software products. I DO NOT accept funds, freebies, benefits or goodies or whatever from any vendor of a software product I list. Even if you plan to use an Open Source LMS. The Essentials.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

3D-printed, low cost prosthetic limbs will bring the smile back on many faces. In July 2010, Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as OpenStack. They will play a strategic role in helping organizations collaborate with such talent pools for the mutual benefit of all. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

IBM 100

eFront Contests

eFront

We will simultaneously host four contests with the same opening, closing and judging dates. Furthermore, apart from prizes awarding the winning entries, each entry and its creator will benefit from extended exposure to the eFront community and user base. 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.

Australian Online Training Best Practice Guide for Regulators and RTO’s

ENROLO

Benefits of high integrity online training. High integrity online training costs. In some cases this is leading to low cost and low quality, online learning outcomes as well as giving online training a poor reputation. Many employers have experienced lack of knowledge and poor skills form students who have gained qualifications from low-integrity, low-cost online training and may mistrust all online qualifications.

DevLearn ‘09 Keynote: Andrew McAfee #dl09

Learning Visions

More productive approach: letting the people help each other out (rather than build some crazy system that tries to answer questions for you) People envision nightmares of letting the doors open to letting people interact with each other. This is common in open source community. These are low cost tools. Benefits of 2.0 The benefit of 2.0 Wednesday morning. Bright and early here in cloudy - but balmy to my east coast sensibilities - San Jose.

The big question: What are your predictions for learning in 2008

Clive on Learning

We'll see more online rapid e-learning authoring environments come on the market, perhaps even open source. For those corporates who don't need a top-end LMS, we'll see an increased use of Moodle and similar open source platforms as a simple and low-cost means for delivery of online and blended programmes. Synchronous e-learning will continue to grow and open source variants such as dimdim will help bring down the cost.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

Although organizations of any size can benefit from this platform, it typically adds the most value in large, heterogeneous environments with complex learning requirements. LearnUpon is a highly functional, low-cost extended enterprise solution with low or no implementation fees, even though the company provides ample support to get you up and running quickly. Because this software is open source, partners can also create reusable custom code extensions.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

One benefit of a cloud LMS is that it’s quicker and more cost-effective to install than self-hosted learning solutions. Although this movement away from Flash will generate cost and complexity for eLearning professionals, LearnUpon offers their customers a number of alternatives including support for HTML5 content delivery. Online learners benefit when they can apply pre-existing knowledge to assimilate new material. MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).