Why Governments want Open Source Software

Lambda Solutions

A recent report co-published by Zimbra and the Ponemon Institute, The Open Source Collaboration Study: Viewpoints on Security and Privacy in the US and EMEA , confirmed the changing perceptions of open source software.

Open Source LMS: The Free LMS that isn’t Free!

Paradiso

So, you’ve identified the need for an LMS in your organization and are on the lookout for one. Some smart techies in your organization might have suggested going for an Open Source LMS. Open source what.? Free LMS… Praise the Lord for the ‘ Open Source LMS ’.

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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.

The Costs Associated with an Open Source LMS

Lambda Solutions

Buyers spend a great deal of time looking for the LMS features that they want, but rarely stop to think about the aspects under the surface - like training, or support. Open source open source LMS online education costs

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.

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.

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?

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

Upside Learning

Moodle is a good LMS with which has grown over the years and offers a host of functionality and features that are very useful to have in an LMS. Add to it the fact that its open source which makes it free to use, has made it very popular. LMS is not free in this case.

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.

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.

Open Source Does Not Mean Free. Moodle Anyone?

Upside Learning

Learning Management Cost Of Open Source LMS Free (Open Source) LMS Open Source Does Not Mean Free Open Source is Not Cheap open source LMS I constantly come across clients who seem to be very impressed by the free tag that Moodle comes with. It is both disappointing and funny at the same time.

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.

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

Learnnovators

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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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.

7 Must Have LMS Features: #7 - Open Source

Lambda Solutions

The 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. This is the last blog in our 7-part series, Must Have LMS Features.

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.

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

Matrix

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. Proprietary LMS. A proprietary LMS is reliable. 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).

5 things beyond open source eFront

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.

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

eFront

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Announcing the end-of-life for eFront 3.6 branch, including eFront Open-Source

eFront

branch of eFront by the end of 2015; this affects the open-source edition of eFront as well. Our team will focus on eFrontPro, our reshaped vision for the next-generation LMS. I would like to take this opportunity to talk a bit about eFront Open-Source.

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?

Open-source and the “security through obscurity” fallacy

eFront

The security of open source software is a key concern for organizations planning to implement it as part of their software stack, particularly if it will play a major role. Security through obscurity has never achieved engineering acceptance as a good way to secure a system.

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

eFront

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.

The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS

Gyrus

The LMS market is no exception. 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.

LMS History and Current Trends

LearnDash

Everything from the software we use to create elearning to the systems in place to deliver online training programs is shaped by emerging technologies. One of the cornerstones in elearning is the learning management system. Yes, the LMS has come a long way.

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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 ?

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?