What Defines an Ideal Learning Management System?

Origin Learning

A simple tool designed to run learning modules and tests in an academic institution has evolved into an all-purpose application/software, which is now used in both academia and enterprise learning across the world. The Evolution of the Learning Management System.

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?

Making the Call – Open Source or Licensed Learning Management System

B Online Learning

For the past 20 years, the prevalence and accessibility of systems that distribute, manage and administer training and education via a computer based medium has increased exponentially.

Calculating the ROI for an LMS: Open Source vs. Proprietary

Lambda Solutions

Open Source vs. Proprietary Learning Management Systems. We're looking at the key cost differences between closed or proprietary solutions, and open source solutions such as Moodle or Totara LMS.

Mythbusters: Open Source Software Edition

Lambda Solutions

Open source software is used by some of the world’s top organizations, like McDonalds, the US Department of Defense, and Google. You don’t have to look hard to find out why, as the benefits of open source software are endless. Open source

The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS


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.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

eLearning 24-7

Top Three Open Source LMSs of 2013-14. Moodle - Whether you like it or not, the system still reigns supreme for free open source. But, as we all know, nothing is ever really free, so if you go open source make sure you have the resources to invest to make it robust. Open Elms – The first free open source LMS, geared specifically for business. – another five systems debuted. The system is fun to use. #1

7 Must Have LMS Features: #7 - Open Source

Lambda Solutions

Learning Management System LMSThe LMS landscape enhances training effectiveness for organizations in various markets, if you know which features to look for — but with over 600 options in the LMS market, shopping for a new platform is no easy task.

Choosing a New Learning Management System

Growth Engineering

Are you thinking of choosing a new learning management system ? The reasons vary, but the major issue is that companies feel their learning management system can’t meet the challenges of the future working environment.

Education learning management system trends

eLearning 24-7

Many in the education market are still in love with open source systems, such as Moodle. That is why there is an uptick in the number of commercial systems available in the education sector. Mobile Learning. Social Learning. Talent Management.

WordPress Learning Management Systems Are Growing Up


If you could rewind the internet back to January 2012, you wouldn’t find much on WordPress learning management systems. During that time I was working on an elearning consulting engagement for a client and was researching possible learning management options.

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.

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

Upside Learning

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 the Real Cost of Your Learning Management System is Higher Than You Think

Absorb LMS

I learned an important lesson from owning that home: Low cost of purchase. Calculating the Total Cost of a Learning Management System. That house I purchased was in many ways like acquiring an open-source learning management system (LMS).

Why the Real Cost of Your Learning Management System is Probably Higher Than You Think

Absorb LMS

I learned an important lesson from owning that home: Low cost of purchase Low cost of maintenance Low level of effort It’s pretty hard to get all three. Typically, these aren’t systems that you set up and from which you walk away, allowing them to run on autopilot.

In Pursuit of The RIGHT Learning Management System (LMS) for Today’s Workplaces


THE QUOTE: “ Until such times as systems can seamlessly track, report and produce useful data for the learning that occurs through the many little experiences in the daily workflow without manual intervention, I think it is still ‘work in progress’.” – Charles Jennings (in our interview with him).

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When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?


– this is what a client’s IT Manager commented after looking at technology requirements sheet of our Wizdom LMS in a presentation last week (It’s built on.Net, and uses Windows Server, IIS, & MS SQL/Oracle as back-end platform). How about open source vs. proprietary LMS’s?

5 things beyond open source eFront


From specialized reports to TinCan which offers the freedom to learn through more engaging ways, here we list the features that stand out the most: 1. Notifications allow you communicate through automated, yet customized, emails, in an endless number of system events.

Lambda Analytika Reporting for Learning Management Systems

Lambda Solutions

Lambda Analytika is a robust reporting and analytics solution for open source learning management systems. We are pleased to announce the launch of Lambda Analytika to the market.

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


Learning management systems for business organizations are under constant development; even the latest versions have some new features lined up, waiting to rock the boat again and again. Open-source LMS. An open-source LMS is easy to use and also customizable.

Learning Management Systems to Look Out For in 2016


At the outset, we are ‘Team Paradiso’ and bring to you our world-class learning management system by the name ‘Paradiso LMS’. The e-learning industry is outstretched, the term ‘LMS’ is very porous and the market is difficult to define.

Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free)

eLearning 24-7

Below is a list of course authoring tools – think “rapid e-learning authoring software&#. The list is followed by free open source software that mimics and can even beat – IMO some of its more well known competitors – that you might use when building your WBT. Rapid E-Learning Course Software. Jelsim - e-learning simulation software – create in java – can be used in corporate, semi target education. E-Learning 24/7.

Open Source LMS

Tony Karrer

I had previously written about Low Cost LMS and Rapid Learning Management Systems , but I receive an inquiry from someone who had a very constrained budget and wanted to build an eLearning Portal. Because of their very limited budget, I suggested they dive into more depth looking at open source LMS products. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

Announcing Kineo Totara – an open source LMS for corporates!

Learning Visions

I mean totally cool… …the formation of a joint venture company to develop a distribute a version of the Moodle Learning Management System for the corporate sector. Tags: open source moodle totara kineo LMS

UPDATED: Other Open Source LMS Solutions

eLearning 24-7

A list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. Ectolearning – Open learning environment, with collaboration tools plus LMS – for Education/academia. Sloode - Multi-user virtual environment of Second Life® with the Moodle® learning-management system, Can be used in corporate and education. metacoon.net - LMS with built in authoring tools – Premise is virtual rooms contained within their system. Open LMS.

Top 5 E-Learning Platforms and Learning Management Systems


When a school, corporation, or learning provider is developing an e-learning course the end of the process is not just composing the modules. What is the difference between simple translation and e-learning localization ? What is an e-learning platform and how do I choose one?

Rapid Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

While there are a lot of different Learning Management Systems with very different features, the requirements in this situation are a bit different. To me this is a new kind of system. I'm temporarily calling this a Rapid Learning Management System. It's a bit like rapid eLearning authoring tools, but aimed at the learning management side of this equation. The system should look and act like an individual LMS for that administrator.

August Topic: Learning Management Systems

Bottom-Line Performance

As Jenn first told you in July , Lessons on Learning has a whole new format. This month, we’ll be focusing on Learning Management Systems. The future of learning management systems: Web 2.0 Learning Management Systems: The Basics. But do you know what a learning management system really is? Learning management systems have a range of features and functions. Assigning e-learning courses.

Top 5 Benefits of Moodle Learning Management System

CommLab India

Ever since online training started to spread, the use of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) also became quite prominent. However, did you know that a research by Capterra highlights that Moodle tops the list of the 20 most popular Learning Management Systems in the world?

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


Guys the most of you find these posts a valuable resource for the e-Learning community. As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. Elluminate is a really nice tool but not open source.

Calculating the Return on Investment (ROI) for your LMS

Lambda Solutions

If you’re adopting a learning management system (LMS), then chances are you will need to prove the return on investment (ROI). cost benefits online learning Return on Investment Open source corporate training Learning Management System LMS face-to-face training

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Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012


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


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.

Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.

Learning Cafe

The world of learning has been buffeted by the GFC and its after effects. Almost all forms of learning have been impacted. Using Open Source approach is one such opportunity which should be given serious consideration. So what is the open source approach ?

Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Source – a conversation with Sakai’s Executive Director

Learning Visions

Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. The following are my notes from Part 1 of the webinar: The Truth About Open Source: A conversation with Michael Korcuska, Executive Director of Sakai. The Truth About Open Source Who writes the code? And other burning questions about source… Poll #1: How many of you currently use open source LMS? 5% currently use one 95% do not use an open source LMS.

Moving from an open-source to a commercial LMS – the story of Transactel


They looked into different solutions and used many different open source solutions but finally settled on the eFront open-source Community edition. At that point Transactel decided to move to eFront’s commercial solution – the eFront Enterprise edition – to meet the new needs of the company and for the commercial edition’s skill management and organization structure. eLearning Learning learning management system LMS open source opensource

The Current Top 5 Highest-Rated Learning Management Systems (LMS)


Learning Management Systems (LMS), are systems, usually web or cloud-based, used to create a learning environment by administering, documenting, tracking, reporting, and delivering electronic education (also known as e-learning), or training programs.

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