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. Small business friendly. Open edX.

Open Up!

The Simple Shift

ESN personal knowledge management PKM Social Business #socialbusiness #socialOrg ESnI know full well that in enterprise social-land the idea of not using every function would be criminal to many. For them it’s just been assumed to be necessary or at least the ESN vendors like to make you think so. For the powers that be, closed groups contain specific people (executives perhaps), initiatives not ready […].

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Totara LMS: Open for Business

Learning Visions

Eager to learn more about the new open source learning management system Totara? The website is now open and ready for browsing: [link] And if you’re going to be a DevLearn this week, we’ll be demonstrating Totara in all its open loveliness. Tags: open source totara LMS

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Opening Keynote: Andrea Jung "Leading a Global Business" #ATD2015

Learning Visions

These are my liveblogged notes from the opening keynote at ATD 2015 , happening this week in Orlando, Florida. They were given the right to own and run their own businesses -- 35 years before they were given the right to vote.

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Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

Have we moved the needle on business. impact our business leaders seek … and we. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Using Adapt, an open-source.

Kineo Latin America is open for business

Kineo

Kineo is delighted to announce the launch of Kineo Latin America, providing a full range of digital learning services into the region.

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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. Doing so gives credibility and recognition to an openly available MOOC.

Top 5 benefits of open badges for corporates

E-Learning Provocateur

I’ve been blogging a lot about open badges lately. That really means I’ve been thinking a lot about open badges lately, as I use my blog as a sense-making platform. Open badges can motivate employees to learn. Open badges can credential in-house training.

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Open all hours #EDEN15

Learning with e's

Martin Weller's keynote presentation at EDEN 2015 Conference was entitled 'The battle for open.' A professor of educational technology at the British Open University, he has been an advocate of openness in education for many years, but he expresses doubts over the outcome of the battle.

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MOOCs, open badges & the future of e-learning

E-Learning Provocateur

Another year of blogging draws to a close, this time dominated by the themes of MOOCs, open badges and the future of e-learning. Open badges. The past tense of open badges. Top 5 benefits of open badges for corporates. Funny business.

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Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

Have we moved the needle on business. impact our business leaders seek … and we. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Using Adapt, an open-source.

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. What does open source mean? Often this is true for open source LMSs.

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.

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. Contributing to open source projects give me that platform. Business

XBlocks in Open edX: An Introduction

Appsembler

This post is an introduction to XBlocks for Open edX, why they’re important, how they work, and which XBlocks are currently available. By the end of this article, you’ll understand how XBlocks fit into Open edX and how you can use them to create engaging course content for your learners.

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State of the Front-Line Manager

BUSINESS • • • • • •. •. •. What’s the business case for focusing on front-line. watching for new job openings. Kineo helps the world’s leading businesses improve performance through learning. State of the.

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. The post The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS appeared first on Gyrus.

Are Open Educational Resources Right For Business Training?

Gutenberg Technology

Open educational resources (OER) are openly licensed digital assets that are beneficial for learning and research. These resources are freely available to all. Anyone can use, share, and modify it. It sounds too good to be true, right?

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Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory.

Is Your Business Data Really Worth Keeping?

Talented Learning

Daniel is an author, speaker, blogger and educator who works with leading technology brands to help businesses around the world embrace the benefits of digital transformation. Business Data: Blessing and Curse. For business, data is the lifeblood of digital transformation.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

critical skills needed to achieve a specific business. design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. of addressing a business need. to solve the business problems that need solving.

Why We’re Excited About Open edX Hawthorn

Appsembler

The next major Open edX release, Hawthorn , is finally out – and it’s got a ton of exciting new features! . One reason that Open edX uses Youtube by default as its video player is that Youtube provides streaming capabilities free of charge.

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Leadership Tools for Small Business

Your Training Edge

Leaders are present in every organization, at every level, and this includes small business. As a small business leader, you are probably more visible and more accessible than leaders in a large company or organization, so your skills are being watched and emulated more closely.

An Open LMS: CourseKit

Kapp Notes

Well now their is a new kind of LMS that uses a Facebook type interface to conduct academic business. A while back I posted on Facebook that LMSs were prisons for content because they tended to keep content inaccessible and unavailable for quick easy access.

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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?

Delivering Course Content by Cohort with Open edX Content Groups

Appsembler

That’s why we recommend grouping your learners into cohorts and taking advantage of the Content Groups feature in Open edX Studio, so you can better manage the delivery, segmentation, and experience for each of your learners. How Content Groups Work in Open edX.

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6 Ways to Generate Revenue with Open edX

Appsembler

Training can be very beneficial for your business, generating revenue both directly and indirectly. Beyond charging a fee for your courses, there are a number of innovative ways you can generate revenue by using the Open edX platform to offer your training courses.

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The Hidden Features of Open edX Studio – Part 1

Appsembler

Open edX is big. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to Open edX. If you’re reading this, chances are you have a passing familiarity with Studio, Open edX’s authoring environment and content management system.

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Opening Keynote with David Pogue #DevLearn

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at this year's DevLearn, hosted by the eLearning Guild and happening in Las Vegas. The taxi drivers have had the business model kicked out from under them.

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Do You Know About Open Badges?

LearnDash

The Mozilla Open Badge Program is a digital program to recognize skills and achievements. The Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (or OBI) allows badge issuers and developers to choose from a variety of pathways for development.

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Leadership Tools for Small Business

Your Training Edge

Leaders are present in every organization, at every level, and this includes small business. As a small business leader, you are probably more visible and more accessible than leaders in a large company or organization, so your skills are being watched and emulated more closely.

How Riff Learning used LTI and Open edX to deliver a seamless learner experience

Appsembler

Riff wanted their learners to be able to use Open edX with the Riff Platform in a seamless manner so they could have their profiles shared between the two platforms, allowing for consistent team and cohort allocation, without requiring a second login. BusinessAbout Riff Learning.

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The Benefits of Opening Your LMS to Your Extended Enterprise

Absorb LMS

Extended Enterprise learning is key to targeting your business’s non-employees; this would include end users, sales representatives, franchisees, and distributors. The post The Benefits of Opening Your LMS to Your Extended Enterprise appeared first on Absorb LMS.

Open Source Business Model

Tony Karrer

A recent spate of posts on the challenges of running an open source business is interesting ( Tosh , Siemens , Downes , Tosh 2 , ). However, there are lots of companies that are making money from open source and freemium models. A friend of mine has a company that builds open source applications in spaces that are a bit less innovative than Elgg, but they do very well financially through the packaging and support models.

What We Learnt at the Open Source Open Society Conference 2015

Kineo

I recently had the opportunity to attended the Open Source Open Society Conference 2015 in Wellington, and the chance to hear keynotes from Chris Kelly from Github, Lillian Grace from WikiNZ and many other respected Open Source advocates.

How free is open? #EDENchat

Learning with e's

Follow the hashtag and join in the chat as we discuss issues around open learning and open scholarship. Questions will include: 1) Your own experiences of being an open scholar. 2) Can we be too open as scholars? 4) Is open content truly 'free'? How free is open?

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Tony Bingham Opening Keynote #ASTD2013

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at the ASTD International Conference & Expo (ICE) -- happening this week in Dallas, TX. Identify impact and effectiveness – tie to business needs and goals. Kineo. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. 10,000 or so training and development people here to extend their practice. Tony is the President and CEO of ASTD. He shared a lot of date and useful info on current trends with mobile.

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