Hosted vs. Behind-the-firewall LMS – How To Decide?

Upside Learning

Adding to this dilemma is another level of decision making – whether to go for an OnDemand / SaaS / Hosted LMS service, or for a behind-the-firewall LMS deployment. Let me try to break this decision down into a few factors that’ll make it easier and more objective: Are you allowed to use hosted services? In case your organization’s policy is flexible, then of course OnDemand / hosted services are feasible options to start with. Does internet access speed make a difference?

The Benefits of SaaS: Hosted LMS

Association eLearning

It means software that is hosted on the provider’s servers instead of servers in-house. Cloud meaning accessed through the internet, available on demand, anytime, anywhere. The client subscribes to the software rather than licensing it outright and running it on their own servers. SaaS stands for Software as a Service. So, when an LMS provider say they have a SaaS LMS, they’re really saying we offer a cloud LMS.

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Benefits and Potential Drawbacks of External eLearning

Your Training Edge

Licensing external eLearning content can provide you and your organization with definite benefits, along with some potential drawbacks. But as we are discussing external licensing, remember that it can be a temporary approach. First, let’s examine the benefits of the external licensing approach. In relation to time, externally licensing your eLearning content can be quick and efficient. Another benefit of external licensing is in the management of learning.

Lies, damned lies and the Internet

Learning with 'e's

A whole host of websites have grown up around it, to sustain the argument further. The alleged murder of Diana, Princess of Wales in Paris in 1997; Elvis Presley faked his own death, and is still alive; Area 51 , a crashed UFO in Roswell, and an Alien/US Government conspiracy; The existence of the Illuminati; a Freemason led conspiracy to instigate a new World Order; and a whole host of other so called 'lunatic fringe' conspiracy theories are propagated through internet websites.

LMS Comparison: LearnDash vs. Teachable

LearnDash

Broadly speaking, elearning platforms break down into two camps: hosted, all-in-one solutions like Teachable, Thinkific, and Kajabi, and open source, self-hosted LMS platforms like us. Hosting. For another $30, our Plus package comes with ProPanel plus 10 site licenses.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Session hosted by Training Magazine. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points Jane Bozarth : Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint. Effective design using PPT as a tool. Not PPT 101.

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Reach for the clouds

E-Learning Provocateur

Michael defines “cloud computing&# as: …common business applications, platforms or infrastructure that are hosted on the internet (i.e. Sure, you’ll still require the necessary funding and approval, but already the flexibility of licensing is promising an attractive ROI. Podcast hosts. The list goes on… Tags: cloud computing challenges Internet positives

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Interview with Brent Schlenker

Learning Visions

hosted by Training Magazine Network. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Saturday, October 10, 2009 Interview with Brent Schlenker A few weeks ago, I had a very Brent Schlenker kind of week. Have you ever had one of those?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games

Learning Visions

Read on for notes from a webinar today, April 9, 2009: Building Better Learning Games: Leveraging Game Design and User Testing for Results Our hosts today: Enspire Learning (Ben Katz) Doorways to Dreams D2D -- financial entertainment. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning to Work, Working to Learn

Learning Visions

Monday, March 16, 2009 Learning to Work, Working to Learn This post is my contribution to this months Work/Learning Blog Carnival hosted by the venerable Dave Ferguson. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 06, 2007 eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems The eLearning Guild hosted a webinar this afternoon featuring the winners of The eLearning DemoFest which took place at the DevLearn Conference & Expo on November 7, 2007. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

hosted by Training Magazine Network. ** Disclaimers: “I am not a marketer or a game developer.&# (Although he plays a LOT of games). Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Games for Girls.

Learning Visions

CC License ). I participated in the eLearning Guild online presentation of their 360 Report on Immersive Learning Simulations hosted by Steve Wexler and Mark Oehlert. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Games for Girls.and by girls, I mean women.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Immersive = Addictive

Learning Visions

Thursday, March 22, 2007 Immersive = Addictive A couple of weeks ago, I participated in the eLearning Guild online presentation of their 360 Report on Immersive Learning Simulations hosted by Steve Wexler and Mark Oehlert. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

Learning Visions

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems e-Learning Guild presentation on Synchronous Learning Systems hosted by Steve Wexler, Karen Hyder, and Karl Kapp. People who have third party hosting (vs. hosting in-house) report a better ROI. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

What is an LMS?

ProProfs

Cloud-based – Also known as Software as a Service (SaaS), the solution providers host the software on their servers which the users can access online. Hosted – The solution seeker needs to buy the software from the LMS vendor or download and install it on their computer. In most cases, the users need to purchase a license every year to continue the use of this platform.

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SaaS LMS: Everything You Need to Know

LearnUpon

We’re going to take a look at the two most common types of learning management systems; SaaS LMS and self-hosted LMS. Usually, software as a service allows you to scale your ‘plan’ or subscription level to meet your business’s needs rather than paying for a license that may be more rigid.

Things You Must Consider Before Selecting an eLearning Company

Hurix Digital

Choose the Right Technology and Resources to Implement eLearning: Determine whether you have the technology and trained personnel available in-house to host and implement the eLearning courseware. Do you have the hardware, server and required bandwidth to host the course? Availability of Resources: Ensure that the eLearning company you select has a rich library of resources such as images and templates, and also the necessary licenses to use the e-learning development software.

The hidden audience effect

Learning with 'e's

Their learning activities are scaffolded through their own internet radio channel S'cool Radio. The children take turns in operating and hosting the radio channel, working in pairs. For Westfields Junior children, the ability to communicate clearly, self-organise, self-broadcast, express ideas, work in a team, problem solve, plan ahead and think on one's feet, are all brought into play when they plan, present and perform their shows on their internet radio shows.

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The need to switch to a cloud-based LMS is upon us all – here’s how to make the switch seamless

Docebo

A cloud-based LMS is a learning tech solution that is accessible from anywhere with an internet connection and hosted on the web. Unlike locally hosted LMSs, a cloud-based LMS doesn’t require you to install specific hardware or software in order to use the technology.

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Dialogue, debate and destinations

Learning with 'e's

Creative Commons, I explained, is a means of circumventing Internet Copyright constraints. Doug and Sue concluded an excellent presentation with the quote from Johnson (2008) who said 'functional internet literacy is not the ability to use a set of technical tools; rather, it is the ability to use a set of cognitive tools'. I thank all of my hosts in London, Dundee, Ormskirk and Southampton for making me feel so at home. Unported License.

How to select an e-Learning authoring tool

Challenge to Learn

As long as you have a browser and an internet connection you can use them. The main disadvantage is that you need to have an internet connection in order to work. Main advantage of these tools is that you can work without an internet connection and they are very often very rich in functionality. If you have a website, intranet or wiki, you can host your courses there. An LMS offers more than just hosting of your courses and tracking the results of your learner.

Do You Have to Be a Developer to Use LearnDash?

LearnDash

LearnDash does require a moderate level of technical know-how, but not more than what your average Internet user should be comfortable with. However, there are still several important reasons why LearnDash is the better option—as well as a number of reasons why a hosted LMS is not.

On air

Learning with 'e's

I was in Timisoara last week to give the opening address for the Open Education conference hosted by Universitatea Polytehnica Timisoara's Virtual Campus Centre. I did two recorded video interviews before Diana whisked me away after lunch to the TV studios, where we did a live broadcast to the Romanian TVR channel in conversation with the host of the afternoon show. The TV show host asked me how we could possible have spent an entire week discussing the web. Unported License.

2020 LMS pricing guide: Here’s what makes up the cost ??

Docebo

License fee : Technically, every LMS vendor has a license fee because it is essentially an entry fee. Setup fee : Similar to your cell phone or internet provider, most LMS providers charge this administrative fee to get you up and running in your new system.

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3 Critical Questions To Ask A Learning Technology Vendor

Docebo

This means the software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted via the cloud (as opposed to an on-premise solution). Learning content can be accessed anywhere with Internet, from multiple devices and operating systems. Win over IT leadership when building your business case for learning technology. Understanding the many benefits that a modern learning platform can bring to your organization is easy.

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6 ways a cloud LMS could benefit your business

Paradiso

More importantly, a locally hosted LMS can limit the accessibility of elearning material, seriously curtailing its overall reach. A cloud LMS, which is hosted on the servers of the company providing the LMS, brings with it various benefits for both the organization implementing the LMS and the end users. Most LMSs, such as Paradiso LMS , come with full training on how to use the LMS and continued support for as long as a license is held.

Who Can Benefit From Using An LMS?

Academy of Mine

Using an LMS, you could host one or more webinars where your whole organization joins in on a live conference explaining and teaching physicians and other medical professionals how to provide the best patient care. . billion people) are active internet users.

8 reasons why your authoring tool must be in the cloud

Challenge to Learn

The only requirements is that you have an internet connection. Many cloud based services have a subscription based model, while most installed software will have a licensing model. Subscription tends to be cheaper (lower prices that do include hosting, maintenance, updates and service) while installed software most of the time charge you a one-time license fee, followed by costs for updates or upgrades. All software and data will move to the cloud sooner or later.

8 reasons why your authoring tool must be in the cloud

Challenge to Learn

The only requirements is that you have an internet connection. Many cloud based services have a subscription based model, while most installed software will have a licensing model. Subscription tends to be cheaper (lower prices that do include hosting, maintenance, updates and service) while installed software most of the time charge you a one-time license fee, followed by costs for updates or upgrades. All software and data will move to the cloud sooner or later.

LMS Basics: What is a SaaS LMS?

Convergence Training

The phrase “software as a service” really implies two things: You access the software through the internet (or “ cloud “) instead of having it installed on your computer network. You pay for a license in a subscription model instead of simply “buying” the product. Hosted software.

It’s Happening…

Tom Spiglanin

While only a few defended the L&D department as being necessary, Jane also included the thoughts of her Internet Time Alliance colleagues who took a more moderate view. That changes with video services such as the Office 365 video app that hosts and shares video across organizations. This work by [link] is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. International License.

How to choose an LMS for your Company

Paradiso

The best way to get the input of your stakeholders is by hosting a series of focus groups which will help you to promote the vision of the new best LMS and the benefits it can bring to the company. Do you have a workforce that is distributed across the world, perhaps in areas where access to high-speed internet isn’t a given? Multi Tenancy on your best LMS allows the administrators to set up ‘tenants’ for different departments, channel partners or vendors all under one LMS license.

Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

This cloud-based platform called Moodle cloud can be set up in minutes, is scalable, and has a host of standard features available for instant use. Whereas users need not pay any license fee to own a Moodle Learning Management System.

Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

This cloud-based platform called Moodle cloud can be set up in minutes, is scalable, and has a host of standard features available for instant use. Whereas users need not pay any license fee to own a Moodle Learning Management System.

Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

This cloud-based platform called Moodle cloud can be set up in minutes, is scalable, and has a host of standard features available for instant use. Whereas users need not pay any license fee to own a Moodle Learning Management System.

10 Features that Make KITABOO Insight the Best Learning Platform for Remote Employees

Kitaboo

Internet connections become unpredictable at times. This solves the problem of downtime during limited access to the internet. Cloud-hosted Platform. There are many benefits to having a cloud-hosted platform as your training delivery tool. Licenses and Validity.

How to Select the Best eBook Publishing Platform

Kitaboo

The concern for security of content on the internet has given rise to many companies that offer online content protection software. Publishers can host their eBooks on the eStore and manage categories, prices and promotions.

6 ways a cloud LMS could benefit your business

Paradiso

More importantly, a locally hosted LMS can limit the accessibility of elearning material, seriously curtailing its overall reach. A cloud LMS, which is hosted on the servers of the company providing the LMS, brings with it various benefits for both the organization implementing the LMS and the end users. Most LMSs, such as Paradiso LMS , come with full training on how to use the LMS and continued support for as long as a license is held.

6 ways a cloud LMS could benefit your business

Paradiso

More importantly, a locally hosted LMS can limit the accessibility of elearning material, seriously curtailing its overall reach. A cloud based LMS , which is hosted on the servers of the company providing the LMS, brings with it various benefits for both the organization implementing the LMS and the end users. Most LMSs, such as Paradiso LMS , come with full training on how to use the LMS and continued support for as long as a license is held.