Why Governments want Open Source Software
DECEMBER 11, 2014
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.
Calculating the ROI for an LMS: Open Source vs. Proprietary
AUGUST 31, 2016
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
MAY 8, 2015
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
Why Top Organizations are Choosing Open Source LMS?
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Depending on which side of the fence you fall on, you are either in favor of open source learning management systems (LMS) or not. Being in the open source business for over 12 years now we have come to understand that it is a pretty polarized debate.
Top Open Source Learning Management Systems
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
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
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
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!
APRIL 29, 2010
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
FEBRUARY 17, 2014
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
APRIL 21, 2013
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?
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
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
OCTOBER 13, 2010
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
JUNE 20, 2014
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).
WordPress Learning Management Systems Are Growing Up
APRIL 16, 2015
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
APRIL 27, 2012
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
MAY 11, 2011
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
OCTOBER 18, 2016
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
MARCH 7, 2017
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
JUNE 16, 2016
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
APRIL 1, 2012
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
APRIL 13, 2015
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.
5 things beyond open source eFront
JULY 11, 2013
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.
Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning
OCTOBER 17, 2010
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.
Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012
DECEMBER 24, 2011
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!
Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
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
JUNE 20, 2013
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
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
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?
FEBRUARY 22, 2010
– 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
APRIL 20, 2012
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.
The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS
MARCH 11, 2015
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.
Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.
OCTOBER 31, 2010
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.
LMS History and Current Trends
APRIL 18, 2016
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.
Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning
JANUARY 16, 2011
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 ?
Why the Real Cost of Your Learning Management System is Probably Higher Than You Think
OCTOBER 17, 2016
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.
WordPress Is Becoming The Best LMS
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
Just recently LearnDash was included as a Top 5 LMS Off the Beaten Track, and a nifty infographic was created that sums up both the benefits and potential opportunity areas. Specifically: WordPress is proving to be an excellent platform for online learning.