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. But we were trained to believe that if any corporation expressed interest in an open source LMS , the buyer was probably uninformed, unserious, seeking a cheap fix or some combination of those. Is open source right for every extended enterprise application?

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. Based on pricing models, customer types, special features, and support, here is our list of the 5 best open source learning management systems. You can create fully online and hybrid courses, and it offers an open source license.

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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. Situation description: I have talked to several vendors and have received quotes at the 6-8k (per year) range for the licensing. I have not had much luck with open source LMS programs, mainly because of technical limitations on our part. costs that can exceed license costs.

Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Making Sense of LMS License Models. However, the proposals were inconsistent in all respects — format, approach, assumptions and license model. There are more than 700 LMS vendors today, yet there is no standard usage-based LMS license model. Even after 20 years of selling and now helping organizations buy learning solutions, I still need hours of study and discussion with most vendors to be sure I understand their licensing logic.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. =>

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

A ‘low-cost’ LMS starts at an average of $58K. That’s the low price. 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. United States License.

The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

A ‘low-cost’ LMS starts at an average of $58K. That’s the low price. 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. I think the time for open source is now.

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Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

Experiencing eLearning

Job seekers often can’t afford to purchase expensive software licenses. Open source and additional tools. If you want to use open source tools, check out Adapt and H5P. Free and Low Cost Hosting Options. Mike Taylor lists several free or low-cost options for hosting in this post (although a few, like Dropbox, are no longer options.

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

Absorb LMS

Nothing serious, and these were tasks I could take on myself so the costs would be minimal. I learned an important lesson from owning that home: Low cost of purchase. Low cost of maintenance. Low level of effort. Or, instead of tackling these repairs myself, I could have hired a contractor, freeing up my leisure time, but the maintenance costs would have risen significantly. Calculating the Total Cost of a Learning Management System.

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

Absorb LMS

Nothing serious, and these were tasks I could take on myself so the costs would be minimal. 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. Or, instead of tackling these repairs myself, I could have hired a contractor, freeing up my leisure time, but the maintenance costs would have risen significantly.

LMS Pricing Models in India: Selecting the Best LMS which Fulfills your Learning Needs

PSB

Self hosted LMS is accompanied by certain expenditures, which include: Infrastructure – This is an ongoing cost as equipment will have to be repaired and also replaced, if required. IT support and setup costs – Setting up an IT system will incur considerable costs. It generally includes a set up cost and a monthly, quarterly, or annual consumption-based fee. Costs are incurred on the basis of how much the software is used.

eLearning: How to Pick an LMS

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

When pricing an LMS, keep in mind that the number of users who will access the LMS will likely affect your licensing costs. Permissions, level of maintenance, and ability to make changes on-the-fly can all affect the cost of LMS implementation and the staff resources required to administer online learning courses.

Custom LMS Anymore?

Tony Karrer

They have a licensed LMS, but want to move away from it and build a custom LMS that meets their specific needs. Is it a good idea to start with an open source LMS ? Are there any open source LMS on those technologies? I’ve seen it numerous times, but I feel like some of the low cost LMS or rapid LMS solutions would make more sense? Happy new year. I took some time off from blogging over the holidays.

Custom 101

5 Reasons Why Associations and Training Companies Should Use an eLearning Platform

eThink Education

These events are often a main source of revenue for many associations who use them to provide exclusive education, networking, and growth opportunities for members. For example, one LMS may integrate better with your content source(s) than others. Leverage Flexible and Configurable Open-Source Technology. Whether you decide to utilize an open-source or a closed-source LMS will largely determine the functionality and capabilities of your platform.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

eFront

In exchange, we only ask you to use the images according to our Licensing. These come from many sources and are license-specific. You can view a photos license by clicking on the license icon, below and left of photos. You can always remove the "elegant credit line" if you publish the source where you got the picture. On the other hand, you can alwways get a license without watermark for as low as $4.95, not to mention subscriptions downloads.

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eFront as a SumTotal alternative

eFront

Still, SumTotal produced a number of headaches for the customer which I will outline below: Inflexibility: SumTotal comes as a closed source model. Having the ability for “deep” customization is not something that any closed-source project can offer but “big” customization projects require it in order to produce a coherent result. Most importantly, big LMS players are indifferent when it comes to such customization projects as they do not justify the cost. Cost of ownership.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Text-to-Speech Examples Text-to-Speech CostsLicensing and Pricing But what I learned from this was that it was a fantastic way to learn about a topic where I was interested but didn’t have the time to spend researching it. Aggregation and Social Filtering Provide High Value eLearning Learning has somewhat become my singular source of great eLearning content. See Failure of Creative Commons Licenses and Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

If you’re a licensed user of the Microsoft products you have free access to the many templates and media assets they make available. There are a dozens of stock image sites where you can buy low cost images. There are many sites that give away open source content or images under creative commons licenses. If you pick the right tools, get access to some low cost assets, and predetermine some of your course structure, you’ll be on your way to success.

eFront as a SumTotal alternative

eFront

Still, SumTotal produced a number of headaches for the customer which I will outline below: Inflexibility: SumTotal comes as a closed source model. Having the ability for “deep” customization is not something that any closed-source project can offer but “big” customization projects require it in order to produce a coherent result. Most importantly, big LMS players are indifferent when it comes to such customization projects as they do not justify the cost. Cost of ownership.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

It features powerful ecommerce capabilities, tight integration with Salesforce and support for complex continuing education, along with a rare unlimited-use tier in its license model. LearnUpon is a highly functional, low-cost extended enterprise solution with low or no implementation fees, even though the company provides ample support to get you up and running quickly. Because this software is open source, partners can also create reusable custom code extensions.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design

Learning Visions

I also stumbled on this interview by Karl Kapp with Jane Bozarth over at e-Learning guru.com that had some good nuggets on basic instructional design and using low cost tools (like PowerPoint) to build effective e-Learning. 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.

eLearning 101: How to Make an eLearning Course (Updated!)

OpenSesame

With the widespread availabilty of low cost video production tools and high speed internet access, many elearning creators are using video as the cornerstone of their online courses. There are lots of low-cost and free tools for screen capture and audio, including Camtasia , Quicktime , Snagit , and Screenr. Try the free, open-source Handbrake for all of your video file management needs.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Usually, the completion of a certain number of units allows individuals to remain licensed in their profession. One benefit of a cloud LMS is that it’s quicker and more cost-effective to install than self-hosted learning solutions. Although this movement away from Flash will generate cost and complexity for eLearning professionals, LearnUpon offers their customers a number of alternatives including support for HTML5 content delivery. MOOC (Massive Open Online Course).