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. Moodle

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Especially, people seeking a LMS. I already have spoke ad naseum about the pros and cons of any free open source platform, so my criteria on what I feel are the best 10 free open source systems are presented below. The reason I state “free” open source, is because “open source” itself is not necessarily free. Hence, the word “free” All the systems below are 100% free open source systems.

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Top Open Source Learning Management Systems

Designing Digitally

There are many benefits involved with choosing an open source learning management system (lms) for your educational needs; starting with the ability to fully customize the software to your organization’s needs without having to purchase expensive licenses.

Free Open Source LMSs are like Puzzles

eLearning 24-7

As you prepare your LMS discovery you might be thinking to yourself, perhaps I should get those free ones, you know like “Moodle” And it would understandable to think that way, after all you just sat in a panel session where people from big name companies created their own LMS – and tell you that is the way to do it (which happened at a trade show last year). Next, you open up the box and find out that the puzzle has 10,000 pieces. E-Learning 24/7.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools.

WordPress Learning Management Systems Are Growing Up

LearnDash

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.

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.

Open Source is Not Cheap, Leave Alone Free

Upside Learning

We’ve known this all along that Open Source is never cheap, leave alone free. We keep meeting prospects who are considering Moodle as their first LMS. The Right Way To Go About Open Source LMS.

Blackboard buys Moodle partners: open source?

Challenge to Learn

Blackboard is one of the largest LMS vendors in the world and is considered state enemy #1 in the Moodle community. Blackboard has taken an interest in open source since a few years, but they where focusing on Sakai (another open source LMS).

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.

Why Moodle Is Becoming Irrelevant

LearnDash

For many organizations today, Moodle is the cornerstone of their learning program. From Moodle, they launch courses, administer quizzes, manage users, and much more. Keep in mind too that this demo site is designed to get you excited about what Moodle has to offer.

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Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

I've been too wrapped up thinking about interactivity to pay attention to the pains learning managers must go through for making their Moodle implementations effective. 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. User Management User management is the starting point in making Moodle successful.

What is Moodle LMS?

Lambda Solutions

What is Moodle LMS? Moodle LMS is the world’s most popular and most used learning management system. Because it is open source and free to download. Moodle

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. eLearning Learning Open Source Tools events

Moodle vs Totara – which is the right choice for you?

Paradiso

Moodle vs Totara: Understanding the differences. Anyone who has spent even a fraction of time looking into the world of elearning and the learning management system will have come across the rather abstract names of Moodle and Totara.

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

G-Cube

– 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?

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?

To be or not to be Moodle

eLearning 24-7

Right now you are probably in one of three camps when it comes to open source LMSs, specifically Moodle: Huge fan and most likely have it. And you may be thinking, okay, here it comes – here comes the “hate” with Moodle. . Moodle has a very hardcore fan base and I applaud that. . I wish many products in the e-learning market had such a fan base, oh wait, Articulate does, but on the LMS side of the house, not really.

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Moodle vs Totara – which is the right choice for you?

Paradiso

Moodle vs Totara: Understanding the differences. Anyone who has spent even a fraction of time looking into the world of elearning and the learning management system will have come across the rather abstract names of Moodle and Totara.

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

CommLab India

What comes to your mind when you think of managing your training content? A Learning Management System? Half your worries are gone if your choice of LMS is right. Open Source LMS. What makes Moodle the most popular LMS?

10 LMS Facts You Should Know

LearnDash

Nearly every elearning program that exists today in almost every industry is powered by a learning management system (LMS). The LMS is what is responsible for successful delivery and recording of the course content. 10 LMS Facts of 2015.

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 ?

10 Ways Moodle is Used for Business

Lambda Solutions

When Moodle learning management system launched in 2002 for K-12 and Higher Education institutions, many did not foresee the popularity it would gain in the corporate world. Moodle

eFront Best Open Source Solution Announced as Honoree for Best of ELearning! 2011

eFront

Nominated as Best Open Source Solution, eFront was selected by worldwide readers and professionals from both the private and public sector involved in the eLearning industry. Awards seek to formalize “word-of-mouth” referrals for those in the learning and workforce market. Because the awards are completely user nominated and committed to recognizing innovation and user satisfaction the honorees reflect direct successful experiences with eFront Open Source Solution. ?

2016 in Review: The Latest & Greatest in Moodle LMS, Totara LMS, and Lambda Learning Solutions

Lambda Solutions

After such a busy year of new and improved products, features and capabilities in the open source LMS world, we thought we would put together a “2016 in Review” holiday reading guide to get you caught up on the latest and greatest news related to Moodle, Totara, and Lambda Learning Solutions.

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. Yes, Obama Says!) - ZaidLearn , May 16, 2009 Sakai 3 Development Process - Experiencing eLearning , June 9, 2009 How Big is Moodle?

First Look and Opinion of Moodle 3.0

LearnDash

If you haven’t seen, Moodle recently pushed out a new version (3.0) According to the official release page: Moodle 3.0 This is a welcomed step for Moodle which is the most popular open-source learning management system available.

Latest Eight #LMS #Trends

eLearning 24-7

They are your new BTF – “best trend forever” Trend 1 – Learning Mastery. Systems are starting to use the term to stipulate that their system provides a higher quality of mastery (learning) than anyone else. While that sounds all nice and impressive, the way some of these systems are doing it, can make any training professional’s skin crawl. You want learning mastery? E-Learning 24/7.

7 Extended Features of Totara LMS (Moodle for Business)

Lambda Solutions

If you find that your business needs extend beyond what Moodle offers, Totara LMS might be the LMS for you. Totara is an open source distribution of Moodle, i.e. an extension of Moodle. Totara LMS Moodle

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

InsiderHub

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.

3 Modern LMS Trends

LearnDash

Today more than ever, the importance of a quality learning management system is being recognized in organizations all over the world. Therefore, it has become even more necessary to have an up-to-date, functional LMS to reliably deliver elearning. Open-Source Code.

5 Ways Moodle is Used for Healthcare

Lambda Solutions

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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?

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.

Why Moodle Customization to Reflect Your Company Branding

CommLab India

Why Moodle Customization to Reflect Your Company Branding. 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).

Totara: re-shaping Moodle for corporate use

Clive on Learning

Last week I asked Can the ‘big LMS’ break clear of formal training? - I wanted to know whether Saba, one of the most successful of the big LMSs, could reinvent itself to accommodate informal learning. This time I’m exploring whether it is possible for one of the world’s most popular academic virtual learning environments, Moodle, to be adapted to suit the needs of corporates. The LMS is also typically orientated around formal learning, but of a very different nature.

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). Personally, I’ve developed a love-hate relationship with Moodle.