Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs
SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
Everyone loves free, especially with software. Free software should be in a class by itself, because it often rumbles into three areas: 100% free with no watermarks, limited features/capabilities. 100% free but with limited features (if you want those gone you pay for it). 100% free but with limitations (and you cannot upgrade – some ATs actually do this – with the goal of you buying another of their products). Feel free to marvel. FREE.
Free Open Source LMSs are like Puzzles
MARCH 31, 2014
As you prepare your LMS discovery you might be thinking to yourself, perhaps I should get those free ones, you know like “Moodle” And it would understandable to think that way, after all you just sat in a panel session where people from big name companies created their own LMS – and tell you that is the way to do it (which happened at a trade show last year). But it is paper and in reality, getting free isn’t all that it is cracked up to be.
Open Source Does Not Mean Free. Moodle Anyone?
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
I constantly come across clients who seem to be very impressed by the free tag that Moodle comes with. What clients fail to realize, initially at least, is that there’s no such thing as ‘free lunch’ And there will never be. Learning Management Cost Of Open Source LMS Free (Open Source) LMS Open Source Does Not Mean Free Open Source is Not Cheap open source LMS
The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!
APRIL 29, 2010
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?
Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
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. What does open source mean?
Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012
DECEMBER 24, 2011
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!
Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning
OCTOBER 17, 2010
eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.
Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.
OCTOBER 31, 2010
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. Free for personal use !
Pros and cons: proprietary, open-source, and cloud-based LMS
JUNE 16, 2016
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. An open-source LMS is easy to use and also customizable. It may not be that free, after all.
Top Open Source Learning Management Systems
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
There are many benefits involved with choosing an open source learning management system (lms) for your educational needs; starting with the ability to fully customize the software to your organization’s needs without having to purchase expensive licenses.
Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning
JANUARY 16, 2011
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. =>
Open-source and the “security through obscurity” fallacy
APRIL 20, 2012
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. Open Source software is based on a similar notion of security.
The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS
MARCH 11, 2015
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.
When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?
FEBRUARY 22, 2010
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. Open Source Vs. Proprietary LMS TCO.
Free e-Learning books
NOVEMBER 14, 2010
> If you know a free e-Learning book that is not included in the list please I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link to that book. -- -- CU Online Handbook - University of Colorado Denver (Update 12/06/2010: suggested by PRL ) Do you currently teach online?
Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.
MAY 12, 2012
Using Open Source approach is one such opportunity which should be given serious consideration. Let us first talk about the open source approach and how you probably use it without being aware of it. So what is the open source approach ?
eFront the 1st open source eLearning solution that join OW2
NOVEMBER 25, 2011
eFront , the award winning, open source , and SCORM certified learning system, join the OW2 consortium - The open source community for infrastructure software. It is true to say that OW2 if it isn't the only one, it is the only substantial open-source foundation based in Europe. The mission of the OW2 Consortium is to develop a code base of open source software and to foster a vibrant community and business ecosystem.
Open Source LMS
DECEMBER 10, 2009
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. Learning Visions , June 26, 2009 Concerning Open Source, LMSs and SCORM: Correcting Some Common Misconceptions - The E-Learning Curve , October 19, 2009 To open source or not?
Top places to find free music
MARCH 15, 2014
Where do you go to find good free music to use online? Have a look through the sites below to find the perfect free music to use on your project. Whatever music you use make sure that you read the conditions […] The post Top places to find free music appeared first on eLearn Hub.
Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners
JANUARY 10, 2011
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.
The Right Way To Go About Open Source LMS
OCTOBER 23, 2009
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.
free, Open Source eBook: Learning Strategies!
Take an e-Learning Break
AUGUST 2, 2011
Here is a free, Open Source eBook from The MASIE Center: Learning Strategies! Including articles from CNN, CIA, Farmers Insurance andothers. 104 Pages - Edited by Nigel Paine. Download: [link
Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List
DECEMBER 28, 2016
Build vs. Buy: How to Make a Stress-Free Software Decision. 10 Common Myths About Open Source. Open source LMS Totara topped our list of 2016 learning industry thought leaders.
Learning with e's
APRIL 7, 2014
There is much talk about openness in education. Most of us by now are familiar with open learning , and many could describe their use of open source software such as Moodle, Mahara, Linux and Open Office.
Scratch – free animation and basic coding software
DECEMBER 25, 2013
Posted in Interesting Stuff Open Software. Scratch is an OER that teaches how to make animations, video games and music videos using a basic […] The post Scratch – free animation and basic coding software appeared first on eLearn Hub. a FREE operating system.
5 FREE Tools For Instructional Designers
MAY 19, 2015
Until then, it makes sense to have a few free tools at your disposal. If you are looking for some free programs to assist you with your elearning development, then perhaps have a look at the following listed below. Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments.
How to Create Animated.GIFs for Free
AUGUST 9, 2016
And here’s an easy way to create them for free. Create Animated.GIFs for Free with Screen2Gif. Screen2Gif is a free open source application available here for download. When you click the.exe file it opens the application. Free E-Learning Resources.
Top 5 places to find free images to use on your website
APRIL 13, 2014
Here are the top 5 places to find free images to use on your website. If […] The post Top 5 places to find free images to use on your website appeared first on eLearn Hub. Scratch – free animation and basic coding software. Posted in Course Tools.
FREE Alternative to GoToMeeting
JULY 18, 2013
If you’re looking for an alternative to GoToMeeting, and perhaps some more interactivity built in for actually delivery classes, then you need to check out this open-source program: Big Blue Button. Better yet, it’s free! free online learning training tools
We support Free eLearning! Do you?
MARCH 14, 2011
We support Free eLearning and have posted the Free eLearning badge. If you support Free e-Learning , use the following code to post the badge on your website and/or blog and then send me an email to let me know. I will post your website and/or blog link on the Free e-Learning Resources page. => Lets Connect, Interact, and Share the Free eLearning Resources!
Professional Support at an Open Source LMS: Interview with Athanasios Papagelis Co-founder & Technical Director at Epignosis Ltd
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
> I will very much appreciate if you share your thoughts concerning the following question "Is Professional Support IMPORTANT for an Open Source LMS?" We always try to keep the number of open issues as low as possible. As a internal quality level we have decided on a maximum of 25 open support issues. eFront is by far the best LMS on the market eFront the complete eLearning solution professional support at an open source lms eFront the eLearning solution for SMEs
Vote for The Best of ELearning 2011 Awards
JUNE 29, 2011
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.
How to choose an LMS
APRIL 27, 2012
And usually people want the most their money can buy; which makes the free (open-source) solutions so darn attractive. Often people cannot articulate their actual needs; and it is easier to support a decision if you buy something premium (say IBM) or something free (say MOODLE).
The Top 5 Free Learning Management Platforms
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
To deal with financial constraints, several companies are opting for free learning software, and these include Learning Management Systems (LMSs). What are the most popular free LMSs? Capterra has come out with list of the most popular free LMSs.