The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS

Gyrus

Open source learning management systems have become increasingly popular, and on paper they always sound good. The term free is usually a misnomer; there is almost always a cost associated with using open source LMSs. AICC E-learning LMS SCORM Tin Can eLL open source lms

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.

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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. Lastly your kid asks if they can work on the puzzle offline and then when they get back to the internet it moves everything back into the cloud. 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.

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.

Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

So, when I sat down to talk with Dr Asheesh Choksi, technology consultant and architect, about Moodle, he gave me a 12-point program to add value to Moodle - which was quite an eye opener. Offline capability When your learners are always on the go, in far-flung parts of the world, internet connections vary from excellent to un-reliable and even non-existent sometimes. The solution is a separate collaborative annotation server, such as TeemingPod.

eLearning Security: How to Keep Data Protected in Your Open Source LMS

eThink Education

On the Moodle or Totara Learn opensource LMS platform s , there are 6 layers of protection. To learn more about the difference between opensource and closed-source LMS systems, read “ Open-Source vs. Closed-Source: Why the Technology Your LMS Uses is Important.”

Internet Time Alliance: what’s in a name?

Jay Cross

When someone asked where the name Internet Time Alliance came from, this is what I told them. The concept of Internet Time was born of Netscape’s accomplishing in a single year what would have taken at least seven years before the net came alive. Wikipedia puts it this way: Internet time was a common catchphrase that originated during the late-1990s Internet boom. Hence, my embrace of the concept of internet time.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: I Heart My Wiki

Learning Visions

We installed MediaWiki on our local server a couple of weeks ago and Ive been using it to record everything I can for my e-Learning strategy project. I dont have to open 800 documents. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #10

Upside Learning

Open Classroom Servers. The OpenClassroom Server (OCS) places the teacher in control of an easily managed local Web 2.0 The OCS can be connected to a network that is also connected to the Internet, which allows students to search the OCS and the Internet simultaneously.

I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

You make an easy choice and open a ning or groupsite. Opening a group on an existing social network sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn. or open source software like Drupal , Joomla or elgg (moodle is also used, but is actually optimized for Education) What is it?

Confused with learning technologies? Choose your best option

CommLab India

Selection of server: Software as a service: In this option application will be hosted on vendor server and administration access will be provided. Application and server uptime is vendor’s responsibility. On Premise: In this option application will be installed on your server.

Should You Switch from Moodle to LearnDash?

LearnDash

It has a long history in the online education field, opening the market to many of the Learning Management Systems (LMSs) that followed. Open source vs. proprietary. Moodle, like WordPress and LearnDash, is an open-source platform.

10 Sales Engineering Experts You Should Be Following on Twitter

Cloudshare

As a sales engineer at Citrix, a communications service provider, Chris Edwards loves AI, robots, and the Internet of Things industry. The software company he works for focuses on cloud computing, server technology, and networking products.

10 Reasons to invest in a cloud based LMS

Paradiso

A cloud based LMS , as opposed to an in-house LMS, provides learners with a vibrant, open and fun platform on which they can access training material and interactive tools which transform the learning experience into something a lot more immersive and dynamic.

A Complete Training Portal for Multi-device Mobile Learners

CommLab India

For example, if a course was compatible with a particular operating system and Internet browser, required a Flash player to play, and the pop-up blocker was to be disabled, and cookies enabled, it was the responsibility of the learners to setup the minimum requirements to access the course.

How to choose an LMS for your Company

Paradiso

Possibly the first major decision you will face while choosing the best LMS for your endeavour is, if you’d want to adapt an open-source LMS, like Moodle, or purchase a custom LMS from a vendor?

Multimedia Wars: Flash or HTML5

G-Cube

The list is getting longer, as HTML5 is an open-source standard. With over 97% of market share (Source: [link] ), plug-in required for viewing Flash-developed content is already present on almost all PCs and laptops.

Why Your Software Company Needs Virtual Training Labs

Appsembler

Source: [link]. Open source, in-memory database Redis has launched a “University” powered by virtual training labs. Its Open edX courses and embedded interactive content provide access to the Redis server in a “lab” testing environment, including examples of data and code.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

A greater number of people, worldwide are using SaaS then ever before, mobile products, tablets – especially the iPad – is growing at a feverish pace, people are using online storage, beyond just placing photos and media, and open source is continuing expansion. Each one is available today on the Internet for free and these types of products are gaining mass in the global market. Free open hard drive space – especially with video hungry files.

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What is an LMS?

Wyzed

But all of this, while bears some similarities to the aspects of modern LMS systems, is still missing two critical aspects – that of the computer and the internet. Essentially, an on-premise solution is where you house the software on your own servers.

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Selecting Your LMS

Adobe Captivate

While Moodle is one of the best systems on the market and is Open Source, you will find that it has a very steep learning curve to get it up and running. There are many cloud-based systems that you can research on the internet, with prices ranging from a few dollars to thousands of dollars per month, however, my personal choice is Captivate Prime from Adobe for the following reasons: Easy to setup. Selecting a Learning Management System (LMS).

14 Best Practices for Successful E-learning Implementation

CommLab India

Technological barriers : The quality of the LMS, Internet connectivity, and navigation problems could be some potential barriers. Choose your LMS – open source or commercial. Implementing change is an organization is not an easy task.

Video Learning Platforms

eLearning 24-7

1995 – Real Media arrives on the internet scene streaming an entire baseball game that probably no one watched. SaaS or on your own servers – they can do both, but ideally prefer SaaS (they host it). APIs – as in their (video learning platform itself) API is open.

Halftime! LMS trends though July

eLearning 24-7

All they care about is whether the system is in “the cloud” SaaS or “in the cloud” to the consumer means that is it hosted on your servers or wherever you host your LMS and they can access it via the internet regardless of where they are located as long as they have an internet connection. If you offer the SaaS option and the consumer hosts it on their own server, fine. Typically it is a faster fix than on your own servers.

TalentLMS for Android: The Content Downloader – Part 1, Design

TalentLMS

Range requests to the server. Downloads should only be restarted from scratch if the server does not support Range requests, or if a request fails with a 416 (Range Not Satisfiable) HTTP status code.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment): Open source learning platform mostly implemented in education settings. One of the main benefits of open source platforms like Moodle is that they’re free and can be highly customized.

Choosing the Best LMS for your Company

Paradiso

Possibly the first major decision you will face while choosing the best LMS for your endeavour is, if you’d want to adapt an open-source LMS, like Moodle, or purchase a custom LMS from a vendor?

Choosing the Best LMS for your Company

Paradiso

Possibly the first major decision you will face while choosing the best LMS for your endeavour is, if you’d want to adapt an open-source LMS, like Moodle, or purchase a custom LMS from a vendor?

The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

Dashe & Thomson

This site allows users to set up and maintain a discussion-forum using the open-source Vanilla Forum software, which can be hosted on your own server for extra security, if desired.

The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

Dashe & Thomson

This site allows users to set up and maintain a discussion-forum using the open-source Vanilla Forum software, which can be hosted on your own server for extra security, if desired.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Dimdim has an open source version so developers can integrate it with other software. It also integrates with a few open source eLearning tools. It’s a free and open source application with templates and plugins for enhancements.

The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 2

TalentLMS

It might not be as good as a database (such as MS Access or SQL Server) or a statistics package (such as SPSS) for some of these tasks, but it’s good enough, way more intuitive to use, and very easy to begin with.

Creating an e-learning strategy that works

eLearning 24-7

If you look on the internet, a strategy is a very long and extensive document with specific headers for whatever type it might be (marketing for example) and always seems to require a lot of pages, even if you use a template. A LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform – Regardless if it is open source (free, but not really) or commercial. I know people you just use a web server, but honestly, that won’t achieve long term success. . The Conversation.

LMS/LCMS Social Media & Side Notes

eLearning 24-7

Media Sharing (Video, Audio, Application) - (Video – YouTube, Audio- Last.fm, Application – any P2P site or open storage site if you give access to other end users – examples Livedrive, Idrive, Box.net. Open Social – APis, open source – while this necessarily isn’t social media, it will enable multi-faceted social media features and capabilities.

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LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

If the technology infrastructure does not enable internet connection and the only availability is mobile, then m-learning on a smartphone is workable and clearly acceptable. When everyone was using Internet Explorer, one vendor said, hmm what about “Firefox&# – and it worked. Well, considering that I’ve heard from sources that ADP has been sniffing around the LMS space, I wouldn’t say it is so far-fetched. Tie it into their servers.