Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

One of the areas that always gain interest and usage are open source systems, that is to say, free open source code (some are not), to which any organization, company, educational setting, government and so forth can build their own system (often noted as home-grown) and do what they wish with it.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. 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.

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Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

I also developed some strong opinions. 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. Suppliers and developers.

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. Myth: #1: Open-Source Platforms Lack Security.

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. Free and open source.

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.

Future Of Flash Is Open Source

Upside Learning

Adobe, recently announced moving their open-source development to Sourceforge. Looks like a desire to speed up their open-source development around the Flash platform. The new portal called Open@Adobe will hold Adobe’s open source projects in coming days. We advocate the need of openness at Adobe especially for their Flash runtimes. And that kicked off some of open-source Flash player implementations like Lightspark and Gnash.

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. It’s a master in Web development and Data Science category.

The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS

Gyrus

The availability of free software has increased over the years with the development and release of programming kits for apps and software, community and support forums, and freemium software that offers limited use for free, but requires paying to get all software features unlocked. Open source learning management systems have become increasingly popular, and on paper they always sound good. The post The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS appeared first on Gyrus.

Why EasyGenerator isn’t open source

Challenge to Learn

One of them: open source. The question was: should EasyGenerator become open source or should it stay proprietary. In the end we decided not to go for the open source model en in this blog I will try to explain why. Note: With open source software you share the source code of your software with everybody and everybody can contribute to it. My open source experience is therefore mainly based on these three.

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.

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

I already have spoke ad naseum about the pros and cons of any free open source platform, so my criteria on what I feel are the best 10 free open source systems are presented below. The reason I state “free” open source, is because “open source” itself is not necessarily free. I’m not talking about your customization of it, rather that with some companies they charge for you to use their open source code.

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. Yes, it sounds like a good idea, but if you own a business or run an association, you might want to think twice about open source. What does open source mean? Source code must be included.

Why You Should Choose an Open Source eLearning Platform?

Pinlearn

It certainly means, we are rapidly moving towards a future where eLearning would become the primary mode of training and development in all the companies. However, here, I am aiming to drive a little deeper and explain why you should choose an open-source eLearning software for your company. In short, we will see how an open-source eLearning platform can make thing easier and implement cutting-edge training and development programs in an organization.

6 Advantages of Using an Open-Source LMS

LearnDash

Should you launch your course on a hosted LMS, or use an open-source option? But if your course is your life’s passion, here are six reasons an open-source LMS will set you up for long-term success. Meanwhile, because an open-source LMS is accessible to a wider audience, it works with a broader range of themes. Or, if you’re really committed to solidifying your brand look and feel, you can work with a developer to create a custom theme.

Open Source Captivate Customizations

Adobe Captivate

Hello Community, In my previous blog I mentioned how I am using Captivate from a web developer’s point of view. Here are my questions: If I publish all these customizations on Github with an open source license, would you as community members be interested in contributing to the project? As I move more in this direction, focusing on mobile and measuring learning with Google Analytics, the tools are getting more complicated and exciting.

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. Open source learning systems are widely used.

Signs Your LMS Administrators Might Need Open-Source Support

eThink Education

One of the major benefits of an open-source Learning Management System (LMS) is multiple hosting options. So how do you determine whether your team can continue to host internally or if they’d benefit from open-source vendor support?

Best Open Source Helpdesk System for your Website

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

Then go for an open-source help desk solution! Open Source Help Desk System in a Nutshell. Hence, an open-source help desk will be available for maximal customization or you can use the system the way it is. Why do you require an open-source helpdesk system?

The Right Way To Go About Open Source LMS

Upside Learning

As responses to a recent post where I listed f ive things not to do while selecting an LMS I received a couple of queries about using an Open Source LMS, customizing it to suit the requirements and if it is advisable to do so. There were also questions around the best approach to use an open source LMS and on how to estimate the amount of maintenance such might require on an ongoing basis. A lot has already been written about open source LMSs in multiple contexts.

DevCorner: “Open Source” at TechSmith

TechSmith Camtasia

DevCorner is where we talk about all things software development-related from inside TechSmith. This is the place for i nterviews with our devs, source code samples, and an inside peek at some of the cool stuff we’re working on… The Problem. For one, the skill set of the Screencast developers wasn’t always a good match for the code to be maintained; it’s difficult to write Mac code on a.Net machine. The Current “Open Source” Solution.

5 Advantages of an Open Source LMS for Software Training

Appsembler

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? Why choose open source LMS when vendors offer an out-of-the-box solution? Let’s dive in and see why open source may be a better choice for most businesses. Understanding Open Source LMS. Open edX (our favorite).

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. Moodle LMS: Open-Source Learning for Everyone.

Three Things Learning Practitioners Can Learn from the Open Source Community

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

So, what can we, as learning practitioners, learn from the open source community? If there were a way of openly sharing small pieces of content for repurposing and reuse, with due acknowledgement to the author, it would help build high quality curricula faster. For example, e-learning developers could openly share learning interactions built for teaching core concepts, and others could modify those interactions to illustrate specific applications of those concepts.

Open Source LMS vs. Cloud-Based LMS: Which is Right for You?

SkyPrep

While on your journey to finding the right fit for your organization, you will encounter two different types of LMSs – open source and cloud-based. Open-Source LMS. What is an Open Source LMS?

Making the Call – Open Source or Licensed Learning Management System

B Online Learning

The history of web based Learning Management Systems (LMS), from their inception shortly after the development of the World Wide Web, as an extension of their precursors being [.]. For the past 20 years, the prevalence and accessibility of systems that distribute, manage and administer training and education via a computer based medium has increased exponentially.

5 things beyond open source eFront

eFront

eFront is always at the forefront of such developments and offers exceptional support for TinCan API – and is one of the first LMSs to do so. - THE 6 th ELEMENT – We pride ourselves on our ability to offer professional hands on support for all commercial editions of eFront. For more on our commerical solutions or the open source eFront edition please visit our website or contact us directly! eLearning Open Source Tools learning management system LMS

Uplift – ASP.NET 5: The MS Move to Open Source Software

mLevel

Join us as mLevel’s Senior Developer, Brett Davis, presents on ASP.NET at the Uplift Conference which focuses on elevating diversity in technology. What: With the release of RC1 of ASP.NET 5, Microsoft has officially thrown its full support behind the open-source software community. Additionally, the new.NET Core CLR has been made completely open source and allows.NET web applications to be run on nearly any operating system.

HT2 Labs Announce 2019 Learning Locker® Open Source Awards Winners

HT2 Labs

[Oxford, UK] Following presentations from all shortlisted organizations, HT2 Labs are pleased to announce the winning entries from the first annual Learning Locker® Open Source Awards. . 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.

Adapt Open Source eLearning: Join the Community!

Learning Visions

Are you interested in open source? The Adapt Learning Community site is now open at https://community.adaptlearning.org /. Here''s a note on the Adapt Community from Sven Laux, who leads Kineo''s technical team: We have been working on turning our very successful Adapt e-learning framework into an open source project. Our aim is to make our decisions in the open and with the community.

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

G-Cube

The presentation than briefly turned into a debate between open-source and proprietary systems. Now, this was not the first time when someone asked me to compare open source vs. proprietary systems, and I am sure it won’t be the last. So I thought I will try to be as objective as possible (even though we sell proprietary LMS) and present how I see open source vs. proprietary LMS debate. I neither love nor hate proprietary or open source systems.

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Canvas - Web developers can now create 2D drawings controlled by JavaScript. Key benefit is that web developers can do this using JavaScript directly in HTML 5 without relying on technologies like Flash or Silverlight. The working draft of HTML 5 indicates a need to find suitable open source code which works on all browsers without licensing or patent fee. This would help the web developers display data in structured formats and make it easier to implement.

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Open-source and the “security through obscurity” fallacy

eFront

The security of open source software is a key concern for organizations planning to implement it as part of their software stack, particularly if it will play a major role. Currently, there is an ongoing debate on whether open source software increases software security or is detrimental to its security. The United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) specifically recommends against using closed source as a way to secure the software (i.e.

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. Despite the effort required, I am a big believer in contributing back to the open source community, and here are four of the main reasons why I do it: Reason 1. The open source community inspires me to learn more and helps me to produce the highest quality code.

Announcing Kineo Totara – an open source LMS for corporates!

Learning Visions

I mean totally cool… …the formation of a joint venture company to develop a distribute a version of the Moodle Learning Management System for the corporate sector. Tags: open source moodle totara kineo LMS If you know Kineo, you know we’ve been talking up Moodle for a number of years. To date we’ve implemented somewhere in the range of 80-90 Moodles for corporate clients. And now we’ve got something totarry cool to announce.

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. Improvements can be made by developers and it can be spread or sold to the wider community.