Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

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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?

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

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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?

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The 5 Best Open Source Learning Management Systems

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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.

Why You Should Choose an Open Source eLearning Platform?

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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.

10 Low-Cost Ideas for Employee Training

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

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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.

Free e-Learning books

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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

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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.

Moodle Pros and Cons Update

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Click Here to Contribute to the list of Moodle Pros and Cons Moodle Benefits Moodle Drawbacks Open Source - Free to download and lots of great plugins to customize to your needs. - You can "open" your Moodle, but most installations require registration, and even more courses require course passwords (enrolment keys) - Joseph Thibault ( MM - GC ) Actually, it is possible to set up a Moodle site so that anyone can read without registering and without login.

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

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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.

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

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If you’re a typical small business owner you might wonder why you’d ever need an LMS platform. Then again, the fact that you are reading this post shows that you’re not a typical small business owner: you want to learn more about LMS platforms and how they can assist in the success of your small business. Knowledge retention The number one benefit of an LMS for a small business is knowledge retention.

LMS for Small Business: Is It Worth the Cost?

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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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How to Use Selenium to Automate Flash and AngularJS Based UI

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Business Requirement. 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. 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.

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Elearning applications

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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! 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.

Best Ways to Deliver Online Learning Courses to Employees

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In this new business landscape, all business processes have evolved along with the way companies train their employees. 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. If you are planning to host your online learning courses on an LMS, make sure that it includes the following features, no matter what your business goals are.

eLearning: How to Pick an LMS

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How to Choose the Right LMS for Your Business. When pricing an LMS, keep in mind that the number of users who will access the LMS will likely affect your licensing costs. Permissions, level of maintenance, and ability to make changes on-the-fly can all affect the cost of LMS implementation and the staff resources required to administer online learning courses.

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

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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. It generally includes a set up cost and a monthly, quarterly, or annual consumption-based fee. Costs are incurred on the basis of how much the software is used.

Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning

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All the credit will go to you (your full name and a link to your profile, business, etc will be added). How To Design Custom PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning (Plus 8 Free Templates) DigiTale s by Bernajean Porter Storyboard Templates and Resources by MinuteBio Really Fast Storyboarding for E-Learning Projects by Dr. Thomas Welsh ( MSWORD document containing storyboard ) Open Source Software for Storyboarding Celtx is an open source software that you can download and use it for free.

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Code & Pixels: Transforming Learning through Technology

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It emphasizes on understanding and analyzing the real needs of the client’s business and then provides cost-effective solutions in form of content. The Research & Development Wing provides the latest technology related support to the development team and researches on the latest tools, open source products and also prepares Quality Assurance Documents to support Quality Check. Established in 2012, Code & Pixels Interactive Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (C&P)

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eFront Wins Learning Technology Award

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 5/03/2010 eFront Wins Learning Technology Award We are thrilled to announce that eFront won a coveted Brandon Hall bronze award for technology excellence in the Learning Management Technology for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses category. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

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Whether it’s an investment in oneself, a business, another person, or a product, a quality return is always desired. Most business owners have financial perimeters they must work within, which explains why they tend to weigh investments more carefully than almost any other type of investor. The first step in measuring eLearning’s ROI is determining what the initial investment will cost. An online learning platform and course content vary in cost from economical to expensive.

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Customer Training: Why User Knowledge is Essential to Success

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In today’s highly competitive marketplace, businesses are always searching for an edge. The following information will discuss what customer training involves, why it’s important, and how you can use a learning management system (LMS) to further this business goal.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

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Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. 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. Social media and open resources like MOOCs will foster an era of self-driven learners who know what they need, where to find it and take their pick.

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

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These events are often a main source of revenue for many associations who use them to provide exclusive education, networking, and growth opportunities for members. For example, one LMS may integrate better with your content source(s) than others. Leverage Flexible and Configurable Open-Source Technology. Whether you decide to utilize an open-source or a closed-source LMS will largely determine the functionality and capabilities of your platform.

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