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 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.

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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.

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.

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

Upside Learning

Moodle is a good LMS with which has grown over the years and offers a host of functionality and features that are very useful to have in an LMS. Add to it the fact that its open source which makes it free to use, has made it very popular. General Open Source LMS support.

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 ?

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. LMS a dministrators have the option to host their platform internally if they have the bandwidth and expertise.

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.

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. Customized Open-Source Learning.

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. million to a research group called Ithaka S+R to conduct a study if MOOC platforms are really helpful to students. 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. Doing so gives credibility and recognition to an openly available MOOC.

Open Source Captivate Customizations

Adobe Captivate

Updates to content will be automatic, because I am hosting mobile friendly web pages on Google Cloud Platform. 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? Can you help me maintain the github repo? Hello Community, In my previous blog I mentioned how I am using Captivate from a web developer’s point of view.

Free Open Source LMSs are like Puzzles

eLearning 24-7

Next, you open up the box and find out that the puzzle has 10,000 pieces. It is at that instance you realize you do not have a help desk or support staff to assist folks. I would say open source, but there are systems that provide open source and they are not free. Thus free open source (a proper way) or some platform that is free. Oh, I failed to mention – host it.

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.

Should I Open Source Captivate Customizations?

Adobe Captivate

Updates to content will be automatic, because I am hosting mobile friendly web pages on Google Cloud Platform. 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? Can you help me maintain the github repo? Hello Community, In my previous blog I mentioned how I am using Captivate from a web developer’s point of view.

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.

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. Hidden Costs of an Open Source LMS. Case Study: Limitations of an Open Source LMS.

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.

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.

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?

How a Hosted LMS Promotes Corporate Online Learning

TOPYX LMS

Did you know that a hosted LMS promotes online learning in corporate settings? Because they aren’t sure what a hosted LMS is, and their understanding of online learning is fuzzy. We will help you wrap your head around these terms and what they imply for your company.

How a Hosted LMS Promotes Online Corporate Learning

TOPYX LMS

Did you know that a hosted LMS promotes online learning in corporate settings? Because they aren’t sure what a hosted LMS is. They might be unsure about the meaning of “hosted LMS” and “online learning.” Do you have a limited understanding of what a hosted LMS is?

What You Missed at TRYxAPI – ATD ICE

MakingBetter

Riptide Software hosted a fantastic event on Saturday for the launch of TRYxAPI.com. 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

What’s a Certified Moodle Partner? Advantages of Working with an Expert Moodle Host

eThink Education

One of the reasons Moodle is so widely adopted, and one of its primary advantages, is that it is open-source and free to download. This means that the cost to support Moodle is much cheaper than the proprietary closed-source solutions on the market. Moodle Hosting Options.

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. Make sure you get all the help you need. .

Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study

Learning Visions

Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. Kronos had a vast library of elearning content to help customers betters use products. A great place for customers to reinforce what getting in ILT, to help new hires on board, to enhance usability of Kronos products. Compared it to a # of diff open source offerings as well as large commercial systems and smaller vendors as well. Did Kronos want open source or proprietary?

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Open Architecture. APIs are open source code, so that developers (inc. Google code is open source code, so you can manipulate. Cliqset -social web service that helps users share and discover content and discuss it with other users. Open source and end users becoming content producers is the next evolution of the net and thus learning.

The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

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. That means there’s no 800 number or help desk you can call. But the beauty of open source is you can customize it.

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4 Ways Your LMS Can Help You Close Sales

LearnDash

If you’re using a closed-source LMS on a hosted website builder, look to see what publishing tools you have. If not, then that’s a big strike against your LMS and its ability to help you land sales. On the other hand, an open-source LMS like LearnDash, which runs on WordPress, not only offers all those content options, but also gives you access to thousands of plugins to expand your content publishing opportunities.

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Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. Help materials within the system are awful. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps. You can host it on your server or on an outside server (can also be seen as a con). Do you have someone who can dedicate the time needed for your open source LMS/LCMS?

Moodle Mayhem

eLearning 24-7

Many people are turning to open source LMS/LCMSs solutions, including Moodle without knowing ahead of time, the potential challenges that might befall them. Help materials within the system are awful. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps. You can host it on your server or on an outside server (can also be seen as a con).

Encore – Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. Help materials within the system are awful. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps. You can host it on your server or on an outside server (can also be seen as a con). Do you have someone who can dedicate the time needed for your open source LMS/LCMS?

SaaS vs custom eLearning solution: How to Start an Online Tutoring Business?

mysimpleshow

The e-learning has become a prominent source of education, and the progress of technology is embracing the people with advancements in the learning mediums. If you want to start a tutoring business, this step by step guide will help you in planning and would give a better idea to your needs.

Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

Experiencing eLearning

Open source and additional tools. If you want to use open source tools, check out Adapt and H5P. Hosting your portfolio. These are both self-hosted sites now, although my blog was on WordPress.com for many years. I use DreamHost to host both of my websites.

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.

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. So, help on effective all-in low cost LMS solutions would be good.