Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

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. Early open source learning systems were viable for academic applications.

Open Source is Not Cheap, Leave Alone Free

Upside Learning

We’ve known this all along that Open Source is never cheap, leave alone free. The reason they say – it’s free or at best, comes at a low cost. The Right Way To Go About Open Source LMS.

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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. Free, open source software. Open edX.

What are some free, open source, or low-cost authoring tools to create e-learning modules?

QuoDeck

When you think of creating eLearning, you are thinking of SCORM modules or a full platform. If you are thinking of Scorm creation, I would recommend building on PowerPoint and using an add-in to convert to basic SCORM. If you can afford it though, Articulate and Captivate are spectacular for authoring. As an alternative, I would also like to invite you to try QuoDeck to create a mobile learning platform.

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned!

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. Low cost. What is the MOOC platform?

Low Cost LMS - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about the need for a low cost LMS solution and I've not had time to help this person with answers. I have not had much luck with open source LMS programs, mainly because of technical limitations on our part. Also, my guess is that looking at License costs is probably a bad idea here since quite often there are services, hosting, etc. costs that can exceed license costs.

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

eFront

As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order.

Open Source LMS

Tony Karrer

I had previously written about Low Cost LMS and Rapid Learning Management Systems , but I receive an inquiry from someone who had a very constrained budget and wanted to build an eLearning Portal. Because of their very limited budget, I suggested they dive into more depth looking at open source LMS products. To help get that started, I looked at eLearning Learning and found some pretty good sources around LMS / Open Source and Learning Management System / Open Source.

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

eFront

This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. So, let see the list of the free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. =>

Why you should embrace open source

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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. Reducing support costs.

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

Janet Clarey

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 the Real Cost of Your Learning Management System is Higher Than You Think

Absorb LMS

Nothing serious, and these were tasks I could take on myself so the costs would be minimal. I learned an important lesson from owning that home: Low cost of purchase. Low cost of maintenance. Low level of effort. They then experience significant cost savings.

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

eFront

Recent Comments Blog Archive ▼ 2011 (3) ▼ January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le. Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch fo.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Information technology has brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, whether stimulating greater interaction through the use of collaborative tools, videoconferencing with international experts, or opening virtual worlds for exploration.

Why the Real Cost of Your Learning Management System is Probably Higher Than You Think

Absorb LMS

Nothing serious, and these were tasks I could take on myself so the costs would be minimal. I learned an important lesson from owning that home: Low cost of purchase Low cost of maintenance Low level of effort It’s pretty hard to get all three.

Moodle Pros and Cons Update

eLearning Blender

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. - Tags: Moodle LMS eLearning Low Cost eLearning

Moodle Pros and Cons

eLearning Blender

Moodle Benefits Moodle Drawbacks Open Source - Free to download Reporting - There is no simple way to run a site wide report with users grades in multiple courses. Tags: Moodle LMS eLearning Low Cost eLearning

Be an HR Superstar: Secrets to Effective Workplace Learning

eThink Education

Open Source vs. Closed Source Technology. Within the eLearning market, t here are both open-source and closed-source LMS solutions. Close d -source products are proprietary software. Blog closed source integrations LMS integration open source

8 Popular Features of Moodle LMS for Corporate Training You Should Know

Hurix Digital

Developed in 2002 by Martin Dougiamas, Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) LMS is today the world’s most popular and most used learning management system , primarily because it is flexible, open source, and free to download.

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

Learning Visions

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.

The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

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. But the beauty of open source is you can customize it.

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Moodle Frustrations

eLearning Blender

So, how do you overcome the support hurdles that may come along with an open source solution such as Moodle? I referred the Teacher to Moodle.com for outsourced support but I wasn't able to give him any kind of cost estimate.

LMS for Small Business: Is It Worth the Cost?

KnowledgeAnywhere

If you’re a small business looking for an online training solution, you probably already do some training already and are looking for a more efficient, cost-effective, and consistent way to deliver training to your workforce. In this case, there are two clear options to evaluate—an open source learning management system and a SaaS learning management system. Open source learning management system. The biggest upside: Using an open source LMS is FREE!

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Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

An LMS license model depends on two key elements: 1) How a vendor calculates usage and 2) The related costs for that level of usage. The cost remains the same for each active learner whether she interacts once or a thousand times. Making Sense of LMS License Models.

Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

Experiencing eLearning

Open source and additional tools. If you want to use open source tools, check out Adapt and H5P. Free and Low Cost Hosting Options. It won’t cost you anything additional, but a small portion of the purchase price comes to me to help pay for hosting my blog.

How to Use Selenium to Automate Flash and AngularJS Based UI

Hurix Digital

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. Also, as we used an open source tool for automation, we were able to complete the project at a low cost.

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Elearning applications

eFront

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!

Best Ways to Deliver Online Learning Courses to Employees

Hurix Digital

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.

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

TOPYX LMS

The first step in measuring eLearning’s ROI is determining what the initial investment will cost. The price of an LMS is a huge consideration in determining the overall cost of the initial investment into eLearning.In These costs include overhead costs and the cost of equipment.

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eLearning: How to Pick an LMS

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. Many of the best LMSs provide free trial periods and open contracts to allow you to confirm that they work as advertised without locking you into heavy service fees.

SCORM Cloud- Will It Really Change The Game?

Upside Learning

Given that the integration is currently only available for open source LMS systems and all of them are already SCORM compliant (though may have a few bugs) it’s not clear how will it help. Low cost of SCORM player.

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Moodle: the LMS for everyone

Course Index

Moodle (acronym for modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment) is a globally supported open-source learning management system used by schools, universities, workplaces, training organizations and other sectors. In fact it’s ideal because it’s free and open source.

Custom LMS Anymore?

Tony Karrer

Is it a good idea to start with an open source LMS ? Are there any open source LMS on those technologies? I’ve seen it numerous times, but I feel like some of the low cost LMS or rapid LMS solutions would make more sense? Happy new year. I took some time off from blogging over the holidays. I’m just now getting back into the swing of things.

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

eThink Education

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. Low cost.