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

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A ‘low-cost’ LMS starts at an average of $58K. Web conferencing services like DimDim now offer the equivalent of WebEx. Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Talented individuals who can program like hell and believe in the open source philosophy. Time will tell whether the software had anything to to with the program and learners' success. DimDim has about eight other open source projects embedded into it for example.

The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

A ‘low-cost’ LMS starts at an average of $58K. Web conferencing services like DimDim now offer the equivalent of WebEx. Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Talented individuals who can program like hell and believe in the open source philosophy. Richard Nantel of Brandon Hall recently posted about average LMS prices. That’s the low price. Which is still a whole LOT of money.

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Elearning applications

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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.

Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

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No license fee, even though it is integrated into your solution, no extra cost – since it is integrated with your solution. DimDim - up to 5 participants, other options available but are fee based. Bosco’s Screen Share - just a screen share program, open source. I have a real issue with vendors who charge extra – via a license with their “partner&# or otherwise for a web conferencing – and thus ability to offer webinars, in their solution.

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

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Praat Praat is a free scientific software program for the analysis of speech in phonetics. The program also supports speech synthesis, including articulatory synthesis. FreeTTS FreeTTS is a speech synthesis system written entirely in the JavaTM programming language.

e-Learning Glossaries

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E-Learning Glossary - Imperial College London Barrier-Free eLearning When participating with WSU, College of Engineerings Barrier-Free eLearning program, you may be introduced to new terms and concepts. News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/05/2010 e-Learning Glossaries Think about e-Learning.

eFront Wins Learning Technology Award

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Based on a coherent approach to human capital management which keeps the workforce actively engaged, the eFront Enterprise platform offers the means of aligning learning programs with business goals to cultivate employee skills and knowledge associated with business performance.

Interview on lms-selection.com

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We make use of several aspects of eXtreme programming regarding development and testing procedures. We used all the inside information, feedback and features request, programming and eLearning expertise we gathered through time to produce this version.

Free e-Learning books

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Allen bridges the gap from theory to practice on both training and educational programs.

eFront Contests

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Module creation contest Modules are additional programming components that are designed to enhance eFront under various dimensions.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

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11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days) - Kapp Notes , September 8, 2010 If you are thinking of creating an educational game but don’t want to invest a lot of money, you can try out these free software programs (or free for 30 days in some cases), some are 2D and some are 3D. The list of questions below is not exhaustive, but covers the main areas that you would (ideally) want to discuss with a potential client before even putting in a costed proposal.