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.? You somehow would’ve digested the term and come to a conclusion that it’s just another word for a Free LMS. That justifies the name ‘open source’.

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

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.

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Free Open Source LMSs are like Puzzles

eLearning 24-7

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?

Upside Learning

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

weeLearning – open source blended networking

weelearning

You may even end up down the pub with one or … Read more › events free stuff get involvedIf you’re lucky enough to be heading to this week’s Learning Technologies Conference or Exhibition, one thing is guaranteed, you’re going to meet a lot of cool, interesting people.

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. What does open source mean?

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!

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. Free for personal use !

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning

eFront

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.

Top Open Source Learning Management Systems

Designing Digitally

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.

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

Matrix

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.

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. =>

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. Open Source software is based on a similar notion of security.

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.

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. Open Source Vs. Proprietary LMS TCO.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

> 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.

Learning Cafe

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

eFront

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

Tony Karrer

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 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.

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.

free, Open Source eBook: Learning Strategies!

Take an e-Learning Break

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

Talented Learning

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.

Open scholarship

Learning with e's

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.

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5 FREE Tools For Instructional Designers

LearnDash

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.

FREE Alternative to GoToMeeting

LearnDash

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

How to Create Animated.GIFs for Free

Rapid eLearning

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.

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The Top 5 Free Learning Management Platforms

CommLab India

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.

We support Free eLearning! Do you?

eFront

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

eFront

> 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

eFront

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

eFront

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).

TinCan Demystified

eFront

The Tin Can API is community-driven, and free to implement. This openness is very important and in our point of view, the biggest benefit that TinCan brings to the world. eLearning Learning Open Source SCORM standards tin-can tincanIf you are somewhat interested in eLearning and unless you have been living on a deserted island for the last year you probably have already heard about the TinCan project.