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?

Other Open Source LMS Solutions

eLearning 24-7

Here is a list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. Part two discusses some pros vs. cons on Moodle and open source LMS/LCMS in general. Open Elms - Support for articulate, captivate, targets business. Olat - IMS Learning Impact ‘Leadership Award’ 2009 for best open source learning platform. Dokeos - Offers user synch with HR management systems such as Oracle and SAP.

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UPDATED: Other Open Source LMS Solutions

eLearning 24-7

A list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. Ectolearning – Open learning environment, with collaboration tools plus LMS – for Education/academia. Open LMS. Open Elms - Support for articulate, captivate, targets business. Olat - IMS Learning Impact ‘Leadership Award’ 2009 for best open source learning platform. Dokeos - Offers user synch with HR management systems such as Oracle and SAP.

Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle

Learning Rocks

I've recently become a fan of Open Source Living , a site that rounds up the best of the many and varied OS apps that are out there. Moodle is of course THE open source e-learning item of the moment*1. Dokeos Interestingly OSLiving doesn't even list educational establishments as the potential userbase for this LMS. The demo site of Dokeos set up by Kineo featured a chat room and even a virtual classroom.

Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle

Learning Rocks

I've recently become a fan of Open Source Living , a site that rounds up the best of the many and varied OS apps that are out there. Moodle is of course THE open source e-learning item of the moment*1. Dokeos Interestingly OSLiving doesn't even list educational establishments as the potential userbase for this LMS. The demo site of Dokeos set up by Kineo featured a chat room and even a virtual classroom.

Moodle and eFront side-by-side

eFront

With eFront’s recent string of awards , I thought it was about time I took a look at this relative newcomer to the open source Learning Management System market. For many years, Moodle has been most people’s port of call when looking for an open source LMS (or Virtual Learning Environment in the education sector). Yes, there are many others, such as Atutor , Dokeos and Sakai , but they just haven’t had the same impact as Moodle.

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

Learning Visions

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. But the beauty of open source is you can customize it. I think the time for open source is now.