Open Source LMS vs. Cloud-Based LMS: Which is Right for You?

SkyPrep

While on your journey to finding the right fit for your organization, you will encounter two different types of LMSs – open source and cloud-based. Open-Source LMS. What is an Open Source LMS? These factors will make your cost-saving benefit futile.

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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. =>

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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.

Moodle Frustrations

eLearning Blender

So, how do you overcome the support hurdles that may come along with an open source solution such as Moodle? I referred the Teacher to Moodle.com for outsourced support but I wasn't able to give him any kind of cost estimate. I am seriously considering bringing on Moodle as our company's first LMS but I am a little nervous about setup and support.

Confused with learning technologies? Choose your best option

CommLab India

Out-source: You also has an option to outsource it to an external vendor to provide support. Have a look at the comparison here Should LMS Administration be done In-House or Outsourced? Here we have two options to choose from: going for either Commercial or Open-source? You can have more insight on an open-source application here Moodle: What Makes it The Most Popular LMS?

19 Insider Secrets About Selecting An LMS

Spark Your Interest

Most are proprietary but there are some open-source ones too. And for the paid ones they can cost as little as $1,000 a year, up to over $25,000 a year. The Low-Cost Option – Or Was It? At an extra cost. You pay upfront for the cost.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Open Educational Resources Matures 4. open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

3D-printed, low cost prosthetic limbs will bring the smile back on many faces. In July 2010, Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as OpenStack. Social media and open resources like MOOCs will foster an era of self-driven learners who know what they need, where to find it and take their pick. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

3D-printed, low cost prosthetic limbs will bring the smile back on many faces. “In July 2010, Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as OpenStack. Social media and open resources like MOOCs will foster an era of self-driven learners who know what they need, where to find it and take their pick. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.