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. But we were trained to believe that if any corporation expressed interest in an open source LMS , the buyer was probably uninformed, unserious, seeking a cheap fix or some combination of those. Is open source right for every extended enterprise application?

The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS

Gyrus

Open source learning management systems have become increasingly popular, and on paper they always sound good. The term free is usually a misnomer; there is almost always a cost associated with using open source LMSs. You search the internet for free LMS and click on the first search result for an open source product that looks good. “Learning management software this good should cost twice as much!”

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Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. Before delving into the details of best open-source eLearning software and MOOC platforms, let me mention a few stats that would help you have a chuckle: To launch edX, Harvard and MIT invested a whopping $60 million. Many people perceive them as open source eLearning software , but the concept remains the same despite changing and swinging the meaning. Low cost. What is the MOOC platform?

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. Small business friendly. Free, open source software. Open edX.

Open Source LMS: The Free LMS that isn’t Free!

Paradiso

Some smart techies in your organization might have suggested going for an Open Source LMS. Open source what.? Free LMS… Praise the Lord for the ‘ Open Source LMS ’. An open source LMS is free because you don’t have to pay a fee to own its code. That justifies the name ‘open source’. We are going to rain on your parade a little by giving you a deeper insight into your potential use of the open source LMS.

Podcast 23: Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara

Talented Learning

EPISODE 23 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Open source development methodologies are rapidly transforming every corner of the software community. But when should organizations choose an open source LMS platform as the backbone for extended enterprise learning ? Tune in now as I explore this topic with Lars Hyland , Chief Learning Officer of Totara Learning , a market-leading open source LMS pioneer. This has set the stage for open source LMS adoption. .

Why You Should Choose an Open Source eLearning Platform?

Pinlearn

However, here, I am aiming to drive a little deeper and explain why you should choose an open-source eLearning software for your company. In short, we will see how an open-source eLearning platform can make thing easier and implement cutting-edge training and development programs in an organization. What is an open-source learning management system? To understand open source eLearning software, let’s take the example of Android.

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. Yes, it sounds like a good idea, but if you own a business or run an association, you might want to think twice about open source. What does open source mean? Source code must be included.

5 Advantages of an Open Source LMS for Software Training

Appsembler

For many businesses, training is baked into technology. Whether learning is captured on mobile devices to provide “on-the-go” experience and knowledge bases, or it’s done in a classroom behind computers, the training ecosystem in business is hinged to technology. Currently, both proprietary and open source LMS are vying for dominance in the training space. Are there any benefits to leaning on open source dev kits as opposed to proprietary platforms?

Podcast 31: Inside Open Source Learning Systems – With eThink CEO Brian Carlson

Talented Learning

For example, today we welcome a leader in the open source learning community, Brian Carlson , Co-Founder and CEO of eThink Education. Join us as we discuss the latest developments in open source learning systems. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Open source learning platforms like Moodle have driven closed source LMS vendors to reduce their price points dramatically over the years. Open source learning systems are widely used.

4 Reasons Why I Contribute to Open Source Projects

Appsembler

— Contributing to open source software is typically considered to be about 3x more difficult due to the extra effort required to make a feature or bug-fix useable for the broader community. Addressing such requirements is the main contributor to the extra cost. Another cost factor is the time and effort it takes to make the code contribution pass the quality checks and code reviews. Contributing to open source projects give me that platform.

Pros and cons: proprietary, open-source, and cloud-based LMS

Matrix

As for business training technology, things are really not that different. Learning management systems for business organizations are under constant development; even the latest versions have some new features lined up, waiting to rock the boat again and again. So, what are the types of business LMSs, and what are the good and the bad aspects for each of them? Open-source LMS. An open-source LMS is easy to use and also customizable.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. Elluminate is a really nice tool but not open source.

Top Open-Source LMS in 2020 to enhance your learning experience

PSB

One of the best choices is to run open-source LMS first to have a wide view of its capacities. Among the things and factors of your business that should be taken into account are budget, the Return on investment, a platform cost-effective, the number of employees, the training and learning goals, etc. Let’s take a look at some of the top open-source LMS out there. Open Source LMSs can also be converted to social learning platforms.

Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.

Learning Cafe

It provides an opportunity for the learning function to explore ways to reduce costs of delivery and improve ROI, as the mindset, as the organisation and stakeholders are more amenable to taking risks and accept changes. Using Open Source approach is one such opportunity which should be given serious consideration. Let us first talk about the open source approach and how you probably use it without being aware of it. So what is the open source approach ?

Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Source – a conversation with Sakai’s Executive Director

Learning Visions

Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. The following are my notes from Part 1 of the webinar: The Truth About Open Source: A conversation with Michael Korcuska, Executive Director of Sakai. The Truth About Open Source Who writes the code? And other burning questions about source… Poll #1: How many of you currently use open source LMS? 5% currently use one 95% do not use an open source LMS.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. So, let see the list of the free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. =>

Another Stake in Ground for Blackboard: Two New Investments in the Open-source E-learning Market

Janet Clarey

Blackboard’s statement of principles about open source says it is. committed to supporting the growth, development and use of open source technologies in education worldwide.”. expects to make significant contributions to the community to help ensure that open source options remain strong, reliable and sustainable for all.” . To that end, Blackboard has launched a new business called Blackboard Education Open Source Services – a good thing, right?

Why you should embrace open source

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Innovation Happens Elsewhere: Open Source as Business Strategy by Ron Goldman and Richard Gabriel. The reasons to engage with open source include the following: * Getting high-quality, free software and software design and development help. Making your software ubiquitous through participation and low cost. Building a brand through ubiquity and positioning vis-à-vis the open-source community. Reducing support costs.

2020 LMS pricing guide: Here’s what makes up the cost ??

Docebo

When you look at what an LMS costs at the forefront, it can look more intimidating than it should. Before you even start looking at pricing, you should look at how expensive your current problems are to your business. Related: 7 tips to avoid the hidden costs of implementation.

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Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/10/2011 Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners The most of you already know that I am a great fun of open source software and free e-Learning resources: 14 Free and Open Source Authoring Tools 8 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools 31 Free e-Learning Books However, sometimes it worth to spend money especially if you are a beginner.

Staff Education Challenges for Global Business

Your Training Edge

The age of Artificial Intelligence has arrived and while most of the businesses are focused on how it will affect their operations like R&D and manufacturing, only a few are wondering about the other crucial business areas such as learning & development (L&D). On the other hand, it must reinforce values and cultures and save costs. With various open source alternatives for learning, it doesn’t make sense for the company to make its own virtual platform.

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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. =>

Game Changing Training

Your Training Edge

The same goes for the businesses and professionals, aimed at training their employees enough to not just cover the past losses but also enable them to be ready for the potential opportunities. Let’s discuss the pros of developing a training program and make it a real game changer for your business. Being business leaders, you get into the habit of emphasizing on outcomes so much that you often neglect the basic principles that initiate those results.

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LMS for Small Business: Is It Worth the Cost?

KnowledgeAnywhere

I think you’ll agree with me when I say: A learning management system for business can break the bank for a small company on a tight budget. The options for cloud-based e-learning for a small business. 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.

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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. Open-source products are relatively low-cost or free , the original code is given freely, and they may be modified and redistributed at pleasure. Close d -source products are proprietary software. Open source also gives you the most up-to-date and secure system possible.

10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

The Training by Nelle Blog | Corporate Training and Consulting

Just as a quick disclaimer: Choose the training options that make the most sense for your business. So, What Will it Cost Me? In terms of pricing, Microsoft PowerPoint (standalone, not including full Microsoft Suite) will cost you about $109, for 1 user (both PC and Mac) in the Microsoft Store, but you can shop around and check out other vendors such as Amazon, Overstock or Office Max/Depot. So, What Will it Cost Me? So, What Will it Cost Me?

Top 10 Cloud Management Tools for Your Business

Hurix Digital

The cloud computing industry has been growing steadily over the years, and with its evolution, businesses are adapting and becoming more agile. Most enterprises who take advantage of cloud computing tools end up cutting costs and optimizing their cloud workflow.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

7 Tips to Avoid the Hidden Costs of LMS Implementation. Docebo explains how to avoid unexpected implementation costs. 10 Common Myths About Open Source. Open source LMS Totara topped our list of 2016 learning industry thought leaders. Weekly posts explore multiple topics, including best practices in onboarding, compliance training, social learning and LMS reporting, and of course, definitive open source thought leadership.

How Cloud Business Management Software helps Growing Organization

Learnloft

Cloud Business Management Software is how administrators have command over everything that works in a cloud: the clients, information, applications, and administrations. Cloud CRM additionally gives organizations access to their business-basic applications whenever from any area.

LMS multi-tenancy: a cost-effective way to set up an online school

Course Index

Running your own LMS installation is costly, even for ‘free’ LMS such as Moodle. Even if the code is open-source and free to download, there are ongoing hosting and maintenance fees to keep the LMS up and running. It costs significantly less than having your own entire Moodle. This can reduce the setup costs even further. Contact the team at courseindex.com Tags: Elearning, Business, Education, Computers. Business

SaaS vs custom eLearning solution: How to Start an Online Tutoring Business?

mysimpleshow

If you have masters in the skills and want to teach and explore in an extensively profitable way, then be thankful for the online platforms which make it so easy to start your own online tutoring business. The e-learning has become a prominent source of education, and the progress of technology is embracing the people with advancements in the learning mediums. How to start your own tutoring business? These are also called as closed source platforms.

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

eLearning 24-7

Under this mobile learning misrepresentation, I can tell you that nearly every system out there – can make this argument – because if you can open up Safari and go to the vendor’s web site and then into your SaaS based LMS – then guess what? 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 Pricing: Avoiding Hidden Costs When Selecting eLearning Software

Melon Learning

Would the IT department allow a cloud-based 3rd party solution or the nature of our business will favour a locally-based deployment? Not only will this exercise help you narrow down the number of potential vendors but it will also shed light on some of the hidden costs that are associated with adopting an LMS. Here's a quick and simplified categorization of the available LMS pricing models that does not claim to be exhaustive in any way: Free/Open Source On-premises LMS.

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. An LMS license model depends on two key elements: 1) How a vendor calculates usage and 2) The related costs for that level of usage. Determine viable models for their business and usage intent. The cost remains the same for each active learner whether she interacts once or a thousand times.