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 also easily change content and assign it to different users. Free, open source software.

An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development

The E-Learning Curve

As I'm in the process of updating my website ’s Learning Content Management System (LCMS), I though it would be interesting to discuss open source environments, and how they can be implemented in an e-learning content development ecosystem. Context When I began developing my website and blog, I decided to use an open standards approach during the course of their initial development, as much for philosophical as for financial or any other reasons.


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Overview of What’s New in Lectora 12

eLearning Brothers

A few things you will notice when you open Lectora 12 is the time-saving usability enhancements and the professional tool options. The new features of Lectora 12 will make you proud to be a Lectora developer and makes it easier than ever to create engaging eLearning. Lectora 12 developers can now: Crop images without needing additional image editing software. More Customization for Content Development. Not a current Lectora developer?

Choosing The Best LMS for Your Small-Medium Business

Academy of Mine

So the time come has come when your company needs to improve its training and development programs. In this article, we’re going to make your life easier by clearing up the confusion and discussing the 5 Parts to Choosing The Best LMS for Your Small-Medium Business: Course Content Development.

Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

EPISODE 26 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Online learning has evolved so much over the years – it’s always eye-opening to talk with someone whose career has spanned all those phases. Troy is a “triple threat” learning innovator with deep expertise as a content development practitioner, solutions consultant and technology vendor. Until recently, several significant content availability obstacles limited the external reach of online training providers.

LMS-Agnostic eLearning Should Be Your New Strategy

JCA Solutions

Training content providers who are eager to grow revenue and expand their opportunities are embracing LMS-agnostic eLearning. This strategy allows them to scale their reach by distributing eLearning content to more customers, regardless of which LMS the customer uses.

Franchise Training Realities: Learning to Slice the Bloomin’ Onion

Talented Learning

On average, each franchisee employs about 60 people in a variety of roles: Front-of-the-house employees – servers, hosts, bartenders. But over the past decade, the dawn of cloud computing has opened the door to hundreds of solutions that serve the specialized needs of external learning audiences. Employees are strongly motivated by knowing that employers value their contributions and care about their professional development.

Introducing the TalentLMS’ App for iPhone & iPad


The TalentLMS’ mobile app offers an exciting new way to consume your learning content. It concentrates on a few important usage cases and content consumption like Videos, Presentations and Assessments. In this post we shall see what you will be able to do with the mobile app, what content it can render efficiently and how it merges with the main tool. All units that are completed while being offline are synchronized with the server when you go online.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

For example, if they need to develop sales competencies or speed-up the onboarding process, they can create a point solution by finding the most relevant content and platform for the need. For content development, gamification is really coming on strong. It is a great tactic for getting people engaged with learning and I think there’s a lot of serious work being done in integrating game logic with content. Want to sell content?

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

When we began analyzing this market six years ago, many vendors thought they could create the perfect extended enterprise solution by adding a shopping cart and content pricing to their existing employee-focused LMS. Content authoring. New year. New decade.

My Experience of Working Out Loud Using Pinterest


WOL is not about pushing content and information to people who are not interested in receiving it or to those who don’t share a common purpose. WOL is about an open mindset. Taruna Goel is a Learning Specialist and has more than 17 years of experience in training and learning design, skills development, competency assessment, and performance improvement. Guest Blogger Taruna Goel on Using Pinterest to Work out Loud.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


Accessibility means course content can be used by people with varying abilities and disabilities. eLearning content developers and instructional designers should aim to make courses clear, easy to understand, and simple to complete. This approach prompts learners to read, discuss, and solve problems in order to synthesize course content. ADDIE (Analysis Design Development Implementation). CDN (Content Delivery Network). CMS (Content Management System).

Multimedia Wars: Flash or HTML5


For developers, it has been good times as they have been given room to explore different mediums – including one that has shown immense success – Video. But with increased number of viewing devices, from the early desktops to laptops and now, smart-phones, there is more than one factor that influences e-learning developers’ choice of applications, software or standards used to build training. The list is getting longer, as HTML5 is an open-source standard.

Upgrading learning management systems: What to look for


The introduction and development of innovative tools, software and processes has given way to a new era of simulations, multimedia and content that has both reshaped and redefined the learning experience. Top performers are often those who are capable, willing and even eager to continuously learn and develop. The engaging and bite-sized content, coupled with interactive design and flexible formats, make them ideal for modern learners. Digital Content Development.

11 Reasons Why Opting for an LMS is a Smart Decision?for Your?Organization??


Corporations Focusing on Employee Skill Development, Customer or Partner Education, or Custom LMS Solutions. . By making the most of an LMS, you can open doors to engage with your learners (business customers and consumers) across the globe to grow your reach.

Cloud service and deployment models

Janet Clarey

The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities, with the possible exception of limited user-specific application configuration settings. The technology industry has been moving toward open standards for some time, and cloud computing is the next logical step.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

Good course design that contains well-written and engaging content. Ultimately, a good plan and implementation strategy is meaningless if the courses and training content are not properly designed or are ineffective. It is also important to realize that despite a thorough analysis and well-formulated learning objectives, the quality of the instructional content is still critical. Develop a solution to the problem. Develop a strategy for implementing the solution.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

Learning Visions

Collaborated with Adobe to identify trends in elearning industry re: content creation and trends in development. 72% of training content is used informally. Podcasting, rapid e-learning, short videos, mobile delivery Content Maturity Model Started with Traditional Content -- modeled after instructor led. Example: On-Demand architecture create content in smaller chunks leverage it across delivery formats chats, PDF, etc.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

Large MNC companies like IBM Deloitte (in India), sometimes just hire IDs and outsource the graphics/development work to elearning companies who have specialized graphics and development teams. Microsoft in India, just hires content development managers, whose core skill sets is ID, but their role turns out to be that of a vendor manager and content reviewer, as Microsoft (in India) outsources elearning work to 3rd parties. SQL server 2008 BI.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. People who are not WBT instructional designers or content developers or have a deep background in either field and are now handed off the task of creating content/courses. Instructional designers who come from the paper based development or the creation of content for instructor led training. Open Source Free Content Authoring Tools.

10 Rapid Authoring Solutions

Ed App

Rapid authoring solutions are tools that allow learning and development (L&D) or training professionals to quickly author lessons and apply changes with immediate results. In this article, we’ll look at ten rapid authoring solutions to help you create quality training content in a short span of time. The Content panel is where you can edit your templates and add text along with all sorts of media, such as images, GIFs, videos, which is made easier with its Canva integration.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

Certainly, other learning software categories deserve awards, including employee talent management, compliance, academic ed tech, learning experience platforms, content management and authoring. Extended enterprise learning solutions must attract, engage and often sell to people who voluntarily choose to consume instructional content. CrossKnowledge is unique in the marketplace because it offers a powerful blend of learning technology, experience design and content expertise.