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?

weeLearning – open source blended networking

weelearning

If 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. You may even end up down the pub with one or … Read more › events free stuff get involved

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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.

Open Source eLearning Network Event

eFront

On July 12 th , 2013 in Birmingham, England, the eLearning Network will be holding a day of practical case studies, sharing experiences and debate which will cover how you should procure the technologies to support learning in your organization.

Three Things Learning Practitioners Can Learn from the Open Source Community

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

So, what can we, as learning practitioners, learn from the open source community? If there were a way of openly sharing small pieces of content for repurposing and reuse, with due acknowledgement to the author, it would help build high quality curricula faster.

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. Are you familiar with the learning styles ?

Is Your LMS Very Expensive? Switch to an Open Source LMS

CommLab India

This blog post lists some benefits of an open source LMS. Learning Technology LMS

Making the Call – Open Source or Licensed Learning Management System

B Online Learning

The history of web based Learning Management Systems (LMS), from their inception shortly after the development of the World Wide Web, as an extension of their precursors being [.].

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 ?

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?

Confused with learning technologies? Choose your best option

CommLab India

Nowadays technologies are growing very fast and we see new technology launched very often. No doubt the enhanced technology will really improve the performance of existing system. However, you are flooded with a surfeit of technologies to choose from.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

> If you have read any of the following books I will highly appreciate if you share your opinion with the e-Learning community. => Here at CU Online, we believe in the power of online learning. Dunlap Learning 2.0 Facilitation Online - The Center for Education Technology.

Thank you voters! Epignosis eFront LMS Won the Best of ELearning! Award

eFront

Media Group Awarded Epignosis for Best Open Source Solution. Award for Best Open Source Solution, and an Award of Excellence for Best Learning Management System (SaaS, Open-Source, or Content Supplier) at the annual Enterprise Learning!

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

eFront

The truth is that there are a lot of books for e-Learning professionals. The most of them are for professionals with experience in the e-Learning field but some of them are for beginners. The following list contains my Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners.

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job. Social learning

7 things you must do at Learning Technologies 2017

Sponge UK

Here are our 7 recommendations of what not to miss: Conference keynote by Thimon de Jong – Future change: living and learning in the connected society Experience interactive 360° video Get involved Attend a demo? News learning technologies

eFront 3.6.12 just released

eFront

We are using the power of the Xapian search engine, along with Open Office’s excellent conversion scripts, to provide for a seamless yet powerful integration with efront’s own search engine. What better time for new toys if not Christmas!

Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013

eFront

Below is an extract from the original post on the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies blog. Vote for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013. The annual Top 100 Tools for Learning list has become very popular. Voting for the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 – the 7th Annual Survey – is currently underway. The list will be compiled from the votes of learning professionals worldwide. What is a learning tool?

Why EasyGenerator isn’t open source

Challenge to Learn

One of them: open source. The question was: should EasyGenerator become open source or should it stay proprietary. In the end we decided not to go for the open source model en in this blog I will try to explain why. Note: With open source software you share the source code of your software with everybody and everybody can contribute to it. My open source experience is therefore mainly based on these three.

Moodle and eFront side-by-side

eFront

With eFront’s recent string of awards , I thought it was about time I took a look at this relative newcomer to the open source Learning Management System market. For many years, Moodle has been most people’s port of call when looking for an open source LMS (or Virtual Learning Environment in the education sector). I know this would work for many usage scenarios, but I do prefer Moodle’s flexibility in how to structure the learning experience.

Trends in Learning: What’s Latest!

Origin Learning

Here we have compiled a list of the current ways in which workplace learning is being imparted: 1. Mobile Learning. The sense of ownership and familiarity people have with their own devices makes them as comfortable while learning as they might be with their favourite app.

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Those of you have heard of HTML 5 will know it’s a new version of HTML and XHTML being promoted by Google and Apple in a bid to move the web away from proprietary technologies like Flash, Silverlight and JavaFX.

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Moodle – The Most Popular LMS of 2016: What Makes it So?

CommLab India

A Learning Management System? According to a report by Capterra, Moodle is the most popular Learning Management System in the world, when the number of users is taken into account. Open Source LMS. Learning Technology Learning management System

Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

Web Courseworks

Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. Mozilla’s Open Badges project is working to solve that problem, making it easy for anyone to issue, earn and display badges across the web through a shared technical infrastructure. From Mozilla’s Open Badges wiki page.

Why Moodle Customization to Reflect Your Company Branding

CommLab India

Then, why not your learning platform? Though organizations are increasingly using e-learning for corporate training, they don’t spend much time and efforts on creating their own Learning Management Systems (LMS). Learning Technology Moodle LMS Customization

Planning to Buy an LMS? Here’s Some Expert Advice

CommLab India

How can you choose the right Learning Management System (LMS)? To find out, I spoke to Razzak Hussain , Director of Learning Technologies at CommLab India, an organization that has been providing learning management services for the last 16 years.

Learning design excellence at Sponge UK showcased in awards shortlist

Sponge UK

NEWS: Learning design excellence, talent and innovation at Sponge UK is recognised in the shortlist for the 2016 Learning Technologies Awards. The Learning Technologies Awards are a fantastic showcase for our industry.

Six Things to Consider When Implementing An LMS for the First Time

CommLab India

Are you implementing a Learning Management System (LMS) for the first time? An LMS just facilitates learning by helping manage and deliver courses. If you have a few courses, using an open-source LMS such as MOODLE is better. Learning Technology LMS

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Why MOODLE Is the Most Widely Used LMS

CommLab India

Do you wish to make the best use of your e-learning materials? Well, you need to use a Learning Management System (LMS). An LMS is a computer system that enables you host, manage, and track your e-learning courses. MOODLE is an open-source LMS.

Open Source E-Learning Development 9: Drupal CMS

The E-Learning Curve

Drupal is an open-source Content Management System (CMS) freely available under the GPL. Open Source E-Learning Development 9: Drupal CMS is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Very much like platforms like Moodle and Joomla!,

An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development

The E-Learning Curve

I though it would be interesting to discuss open source environments, and how they be implemented in an e-learning context. Tags: OpenOffice.org content authoring content development e-learning e-learning ecosystem gratis libre debate learning technology open e-learning environment open standards e-learning development open source oss software

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). MOODLE is the acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. Latitude Learning. Learning Technology LMS

Wearable Computing Technology In Learning

Upside Learning

We’ve been tracking the growth of wearable computing devices and associated technology as they are likely to have interesting implications for learning technology. Using a wearable computer for continuous learning and support , (yes, Springer, costs money 40 USD!).