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. 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. That can include any combination of: Customers and prospects.

Open-Source LMS Myths Debunked

eThink Education

Learning Management Systems are either built using open-source technology, closed-source technology, or a hybrid mix of both. Open-source software contains freely available code that can be redistributed or modified. Conversely, closed-source software (also referred to as proprietary software) does not share their code. Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS: What’s the Difference? Myth: #1: Open-Source Platforms Lack Security.

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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. That justifies the name ‘open source’. We are going to rain on your parade a little by giving you a deeper insight into your potential use of the open source LMS.

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. Requires development knowledge to customize different tools. Open edX.

The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Upside Learning

Add to it the fact that its open source which makes it free to use, has made it very popular. But is Moodle or any other open source LMS (there are a few good ones like the ones mentioned here ) really free? So what is a real cost of a free (open source) LMS? Thumb rule – For any open source LMS only the license cost is zero. Go to a vendor who offers managed hosting services on the open source LMS without a rebranding.

Podcast 23: Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara

Talented Learning

EPISODE 23 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Open source development methodologies are rapidly transforming every corner of the software community. But when should organizations choose an open source LMS platform as the backbone for extended enterprise learning ? Tune in now as I explore this topic with Lars Hyland , Chief Learning Officer of Totara Learning , a market-leading open source LMS pioneer. This has set the stage for open source LMS adoption. .

Podcast 31: Inside Open Source Learning Systems – With eThink CEO Brian Carlson

Talented Learning

For example, today we welcome a leader in the open source learning community, Brian Carlson , Co-Founder and CEO of eThink Education. Join us as we discuss the latest developments in open source learning systems. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Open source learning platforms like Moodle have driven closed source LMS vendors to reduce their price points dramatically over the years. Open source learning systems are widely used.

Open-Source Learning: How Moodle Makes Learning Accessible & Adaptable

eThink Education

Open source , for many, is a bit of a nerve-racking term. Open source as it pertains to Learning Management Systems (LMS) essentially means that the code is freely available for anyone to download and use anytime and anywhere in the world. Additionally, an open-source LMS offers more customization, functionality, and other benefits compared to closed-source software because of its flexible nature. Customized Open-Source Learning.

Pros and cons: proprietary, open-source, and cloud-based LMS

Matrix

You will have to pay for the all-the-time service. Plus, the source code is not made available to clients, which means that customizing your internal learning portal is closer to a dream than to reality. Open-source LMS. Open-source learning platforms revolutionized the business education arena by focusing on teaching and pedagogy on top of the technical proper functioning of the system. An open-source LMS is easy to use and also customizable.

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

eFront

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.

Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

So, when I sat down to talk with Dr Asheesh Choksi, technology consultant and architect, about Moodle, he gave me a 12-point program to add value to Moodle - which was quite an eye opener. A well-customized Moodle can do that. The solution needed is a custom course reader with several lockdown levels (machine access lockdown, copy disable lockdown). These devices are supported using MLE Moodle, an opens ource plugin for iOS and Android.

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! Voki - a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages. Best Open Source Solution.

Top Open-Source LMS in 2020 to enhance your learning experience

PSB

One of the best choices is to run open-source LMS first to have a wide view of its capacities. Let’s take a look at some of the top open-source LMS out there. Many learning management systems are designed for large corporations, others can adapt to the size of the company, or there are even those who think of providing services in the cloud for free to allow smaller companies to experience the benefits of the eLearning, like open source systems.

Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

Many associations have, at some point, considered the benefits of choosing an open source LMS for delivering their education programs. At first glance, open source LMS may seem to have certain advantages over a commercial, purpose-built association LMS – no upfront licensing costs, full control over how the system can be customized, etc. Hidden Costs of an Open Source LMS. Case Study: Limitations of an Open Source LMS.

Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Source – a conversation with Sakai’s Executive Director

Learning Visions

Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. The following are my notes from Part 1 of the webinar: The Truth About Open Source: A conversation with Michael Korcuska, Executive Director of Sakai. The Truth About Open Source Who writes the code? And other burning questions about source… Poll #1: How many of you currently use open source LMS? 5% currently use one 95% do not use an open source LMS.

Moving from an open-source to a commercial LMS – the story of Transactel

eFront

Through the TELUS partnership Transactel is now providing services to the TELUS International Philippines call center. They looked into different solutions and used many different open source solutions but finally settled on the eFront open-source Community edition. To download this customer story please click here or check it out on Slideshare: Transactel customer story from eFrontLearning.

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?

The Winners List: Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019

HT2 Labs

Highlighting innovation and creativity amongst users of both Open Source and Enterprise editions of the Learning Locker® LRS, the first year of the Awards proved popular with learning analytics enthusiasts from a diverse range of industries and disciplines. Deliverable to 500,000 teachers and learners, Hwb is the most successful Welsh Government digital service and the go-to place for everyone involved in education in Wales.

What You Missed at TRYxAPI – ATD ICE

MakingBetter

This was in service to leveraging Saltbox’s Learning Model Canvas. What Nick and the team have put together is a highly usable and useful means to understand not only what xAPI does for businesses — it identifies the open source tools that are freely available for people to use on their own to literally try xAPI in their own organizations with a blueprint for how to replicate those case studies. Community Experience API / "Tin Can" Open Source

Free e-Learning books

eFront

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. =>

Thank you voters! Epignosis eFront LMS Won the Best of ELearning! Award

eFront

Media Group Awarded Epignosis for Best Open Source Solution. Award for Best Open Source Solution, and an Award of Excellence for Best Learning Management System (SaaS, Open-Source, or Content Supplier) at the annual Enterprise Learning! Awards are the exclusive reader’s choice awards program for elearning products and services. magazines’ reader community via an open-ended online ballot. ELearning!

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

Administrate CEO John Peebles explores the factors that determine the success or failure of custom solutions and off-the-shelf software. 10 Common Myths About Open Source. Open source LMS Totara topped our list of 2016 learning industry thought leaders. Weekly posts explore multiple topics, including best practices in onboarding, compliance training, social learning and LMS reporting, and of course, definitive open source thought leadership.

Moodle Services Provider – How would you Choose the Right One?

Paradiso

Moodle, one of the leading open source platforms used worldwide by numerous schools, colleges, universities, government organizations, charities and corporates alike, is an eLearning platform that has endless possibilities. Now that you’ve zeroed down on using Moodle for your training needs, next step would be to hire the right Moodle service provider. And we know it’s a daunting task, given the proliferation of Moodle service providers.

Podcast 32: Building a Customer Education Business Case – With Bill Cushard of Learndot

Talented Learning

EPISODE 32 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: If you’re a fan of Talented Learning, you know I’m obsessed with customer education. And if you share my enthusiasm for customer education, you’ll want to listen to every word of advice from today’s guest, Bill Cushard , General Manager of Learndot by ServiceRocket. Bill is one of the few people in the world who truly has a finger on the pulse of customer education. And training is a service.

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. 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. An o pen-source LMS is the best choice for future-proof ing and personalizing workplace learning.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase | Main | Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" » September 06, 2007 Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform Way back in July, I posted a brief note about OpenLaszlo. It sounded interesting and I have heard rumors that one of the armed services in the U.S.

Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study

Learning Visions

Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. The following are my notes from Part 2 of the webinar: Our Journey: Harnessing Moodle to Deliver Customer Training Kronos – Scott Severn and Lynn Bennett – manage the customer training team for Kronos. Kronos delivers products and services to customers managing workforce. Scott and Lynn are with customer services group and deliver training to customers – through Moodle.

Vote for The Best of ELearning 2011 Awards

eFront

Each year the Elearning Magazine allows professionals involved in the eLearning industry to nominate eLearning products and services. In its 7th year, the balloting period is open and you can vote your favorite eLearning product or service in 26 different categories. Open Source and Professionally Supported => All editions of eFront are offered with their source code. Are you going to vote for The Best of Elearning 2011 Awards?

Custom Learning Experiences: Next Commercial Training Trend?

Talented Learning

Customer-focused organizations everywhere are making “ learning experience ” a top priority and for commercial training companies, and it has become a mission-critical requirement. In truth, that level of ecommerce support , integration and compelling user experience, barely scratches the surface for customer-minded commercial training companies. High-End Commercial Training Companies Need LMS Professional Services. Trending: Open Source/Custom Models.

Customer Training: Why User Knowledge is Essential to Success

eThink Education

However, many organizations have found that the development and implementation of a customer training program (also known as extended enterprise training) has yielded exceptional results as well. What is Customer Training? Companies can deliver customer training in several ways.

The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Web conferencing services like DimDim now offer the equivalent of WebEx. 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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Best WordPress Web Design Services for Business

Learnloft

Using Word press Web Design Services you can build a website for any kind of business. If someone wants more information about your business or services they can visit your website to read more about you. For example, if you want to take online payment from your customers then you can integrate payment gateway on your website. People are searching for services online and if you don’t have a website that tells people about your services then you might miss the opportunity.

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Readymade vs Custom eLearning development- Which one is better?

Pinlearn

However, this idea also puts the eLearning entrepreneurs in a dilemma – “whether to buy a ready-made eLearning software or custom eLearning development?”. What is a custom eLearning software? A custom eLearning solution is developed from scratch as per personalized goals and requirements of an entrepreneur or anyone who wants to implement eLearning for business, training, customer education or blended learning.

Starting an On-Demand Services Marketplace: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

An online marketplace is a type of eCommerce site where products or services are provided by multiple third parties, whereas transactions are processed by the marketplace operator. Online Services. Offline Services. Only one type of product is sourced from different places and sold. Various types of products belonging to the same category are sourced and sold. Anything and everything sourced from anywhere in the world is sold. Offline Services.

Uniquely Yours: eFrontPro Customization Options

eFront

Whether it’s a new home, a new laptop, or a new Talent Development portal, it’s only human to want to make it yours with your own customizations. In the latter case, it’s often also a business requirement, as branding-related customizations are crucial for promoting and protecting your corporate identity, and functionality-related customizations are necessary for ensuring that your corporate talent development and training program fits your organizational needs.

The LMS Customization Trap: Why eThink Recommends Configuration Instead

eThink Education

It is an age-old question in the software industry… Do you need a heavily customized Learning Management System (LMS) that reflects your ideal business process flow, or are you better off adapting to an out-of-the-box product that meets most of your needs? Is extensive LMS customization really necessary? Check out LMS Fixer Upper: How eThink Helps Design Your Dream Open-Source LMS. Common pitfalls of LMS customization. The Open Source Factor.

How You Can Build WordPress LMS Websites as a Service with WaaS Entrepreneur Michael Short

LifterLMS

Learn about how you can build WordPress LMS websites as a service with WaaS entrepreneur Michael Short in this episode of LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. You may be familiar with the term SaaS, meaning Software as a Service, that can refer to companies like ClickFunnels, WordPress, and LifterLMS. Michael’s products are focused around somewhat of an offshoot of SaaS called WaaS, meaning Website as a Service. What level of customization do they have?

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered. Open Source LMS of the Year. Full is unlimited users, free tech and customer support for the first year,lifetime upgrades. Uncategorized e-learning elearning LMS Open Source e-learning vendors learning portal E-Learn Info learning portals

What are the main features of an LMS…and which are custom?

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

A learning management system is the cross between a customer relationship management (CRM) and a content management system (CMS); allowing you to deliver learning materials to your users through your own remotely accessible system. Custom branding. Custom LMS features.

My Moodle Test

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. Sophia Peters provides another interesting post entitled Deciding Between Open Source and Proprietary Software? once people get past their initial fears and the stigma, the Open Source learning development community will grow exponentially.”