Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

One of the areas that always gain interest and usage are open source systems, that is to say, free open source code (some are not), to which any organization, company, educational setting, government and so forth can build their own system (often noted as home-grown) and do what they wish with it.

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.

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Open Source Does Not Mean Free. Moodle Anyone?

Upside Learning

I constantly come across clients who seem to be very impressed by the free tag that Moodle comes with. 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 It is both disappointing and funny at the same time.

Moodle or Totara—Which is the best open source LMS?

Lambda Solutions

Totara Learn Moodle- 7 MIN READ -.

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. Early open source learning systems were viable for academic applications.

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. Moodlerooms and Netspot are official Moodle partners and will together generate well over 50% of the total partner revenue of Moodle (which is by far their largest source of revenue). Blackboard has taken an interest in open source since a few years, but they where focusing on Sakai (another open source LMS).

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

Paradiso

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 ’. An open source LMS is free because you don’t have to pay a fee to own its code. That justifies the name ‘open source’. We are going to rain on your parade a little by giving you a deeper insight into your potential use of the open source LMS.

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. Moodle. It’s also mobile-friendly and has an app called Moodle Mobile.

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. In an attempt to advise our clients to choose an Open Source LMS after doing proper home-work, we have written these articles: The Real Cost of Free (Open Source) LMS. The Right Way To Go About Open Source LMS.

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. ROI Open source online training Learning Management System Totara Lambda Solutions Moodle 2.5 Moodle

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. Moodle has been able to sustain itself and keep evolving through its community, resulting in its emergence as a good option for anyone wanting to use an LMS. So what is a real cost of a free (open source) LMS?

Open Source vs Proprietary LMS: How Do I Choose?

Lambda Solutions

LMS Tips Measuring ROI Totara Learn Moodle- 4 MIN READ -.

3 Tips For A Cost-Efficient Open Source LMS

Lambda Solutions

LMS Tips Measuring ROI Totara Learn Moodle-4 MIN READ -.

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. Before delving into the details of best open-source eLearning software and MOOC platforms, let me mention a few stats that would help you have a chuckle: To launch edX, Harvard and MIT invested a whopping $60 million. Many people perceive them as open source eLearning software , but the concept remains the same despite changing and swinging the meaning. Moodle. What is the MOOC platform?

Open Source E-Learning Development 9: Drupal CMS

The E-Learning Curve

Very much like platforms like Moodle and Joomla!, Drupal is an open-source Content Management System (CMS) freely available under the GPL. Open Source E-Learning Development 9: Drupal CMS is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.

Why EasyGenerator isn’t open source

Challenge to Learn

One of them: open source. The question was: should EasyGenerator become open source or should it stay proprietary. In the end we decided not to go for the open source model en in this blog I will try to explain why. Note: With open source software you share the source code of your software with everybody and everybody can contribute to it. My open source experience is therefore mainly based on these three.

Open Source as an Answer to Your LMS Pain-Points

Lambda Solutions

A good place to start is to consider if you would like to have open-source software or a proprietary solution. Here at Lambda Solutions, we are a big proponent of open-source software like Moodle and Totara Learn. Let’s break down the question of open-source or proprietary into three key areas that usually cause the most pain: flexibility, customization, and (of course!) LMS Basics Totara Learn Features Moodle Features

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

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. I’m not talking about your customization of it, rather that with some companies they charge for you to use their open source code.

Open-Source Learning: How Moodle Makes Learning Accessible & Adaptable

eThink Education

Open source , for many, is a bit of a nerve-racking term. Open source as it pertains to Learning Management Systems (LMS) essentially means that the code is freely available for anyone to download and use anytime and anywhere in the world. Additionally, an open-source LMS offers more customization, functionality, and other benefits compared to closed-source software because of its flexible nature. Moodle LMS: Open-Source Learning for Everyone.

Podcast 31: Inside Open Source Learning Systems – With eThink CEO Brian Carlson

Talented Learning

For example, today we welcome a leader in the open source learning community, Brian Carlson , Co-Founder and CEO of eThink Education. Join us as we discuss the latest developments in open source learning systems. Open source learning systems are widely used.

Why You Should Choose an Open Source eLearning Platform?

Pinlearn

However, here, I am aiming to drive a little deeper and explain why you should choose an open-source eLearning software for your company. In short, we will see how an open-source eLearning platform can make thing easier and implement cutting-edge training and development programs in an organization. What is an open-source learning management system? To understand open source eLearning software, let’s take the example of Android.

Learn Your Way with an Open Source LMS

Lambda Solutions

Moodle Features Totara Learn Features LMS BasicsIs your learning management system (LMS) platform meeting your organization’s training objectives? Are you modifying your programs to fit the LMS rather than optimizing your LMS to deliver the best learning?

Open Source eLearning Network Event

eFront

There will also be a number of experienced speakers and panel members present who will discuss topics such as: An introduction to open source elearning tools, Open Source LMS – Wouldya? You will also be able to explore a vast array of LMSs, authoring tools and other technologies including eFront, Exe, Ilias, Moodle, Xerte to name but a few. When is it a good idea to look at open-source software? eLearning Learning Open Source Tools events

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.

Signs Your LMS Administrators Might Need Open-Source Support

eThink Education

One of the major benefits of an open-source Learning Management System (LMS) is multiple hosting options. So how do you determine whether your team can continue to host internally or if they’d benefit from open-source vendor support?

Open Source LMS Cost Considerations: Free Code and Paid eLearning Content

Lambda Solutions

Moodle has more than 158 million registered users worldwide. The open source learning management system (LMS) is popular since organizations can download free source code and create an eLearning platform tailored to their needs and goals. - 2 MIN READ -. LMS Basics

5 Advantages of an Open Source LMS for Software Training

Appsembler

Currently, both proprietary and open source LMS are vying for dominance in the training space. Are there any benefits to leaning on open source dev kits as opposed to proprietary platforms? Why choose open source LMS when vendors offer an out-of-the-box solution? Let’s dive in and see why open source may be a better choice for most businesses. Understanding Open Source LMS. Open edX (our favorite).

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

G-Cube

The presentation than briefly turned into a debate between open-source and proprietary systems. Now, this was not the first time when someone asked me to compare open source vs. proprietary systems, and I am sure it won’t be the last. So I thought I will try to be as objective as possible (even though we sell proprietary LMS) and present how I see open source vs. proprietary LMS debate. I neither love nor hate proprietary or open source systems.

Announcing Kineo Totara – an open source LMS for corporates!

Learning Visions

If you know Kineo, you know we’ve been talking up Moodle for a number of years. To date we’ve implemented somewhere in the range of 80-90 Moodles for corporate clients. I mean totally cool… …the formation of a joint venture company to develop a distribute a version of the Moodle Learning Management System for the corporate sector. Tags: open source moodle totara kineo LMS

Open Source Mahara and Moodle

Moodle Journal

I was wondering if anyone out there in Moodle land has thought of trying out the e-portfilio and social networking tool Mahara yet. In relation to Moodle, its appears that 1.9 Mahara has been designed as a means of storing evidence of lifelong learning in digital format called artifacts, a Mahara concept. An advantage to this approach is that students can display their artifacts in views depending on the intended audience; seems good in itself.

Top Open-Source LMS in 2020 to enhance your learning experience

PSB

One of the best choices is to run open-source LMS first to have a wide view of its capacities. Let’s take a look at some of the top open-source LMS out there. Open Source LMSs can also be converted to social learning platforms.

Open Source LMS

Tony Karrer

Because of their very limited budget, I suggested they dive into more depth looking at open source LMS products. To help get that started, I looked at eLearning Learning and found some pretty good sources around LMS / Open Source and Learning Management System / Open Source. Learning Visions , June 26, 2009 Concerning Open Source, LMSs and SCORM: Correcting Some Common Misconceptions - The E-Learning Curve , October 19, 2009 To open source or not?

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. 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. ? ELearning! Media Group announces eFront as a finalist for the Best of ELearning! 2011 Awards.

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.

13 Helpful Moodle Plugins To Make The Most Of Moodle

Dan Keckan

Moodle plugins absolutely pave the way to tailor-make the Moodle LMS as per your organization's Learning and Development (L&D) needs. Here is a list of 13 helpful Moodle plugins that you can incorporate into your LMS. Learning Management Systems Learning Management System Moodle Moodle Ideas Open Source LMSSome of them may not be famous, but they do an incredible job! This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Open source e-learning development 11: Moodle

The E-Learning Curve

In all the time that I've written about Moodle, I've never really written about Moodle, if you see what I mean. Open source e-learning development 11: Moodle is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. Tags: LCMS Moodle constructivist learning environment e-learning learning technology principles of constructivism social learning I'll remedy that today.

Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

eLearning 24-7

Hence: Below are products that are either open source free or free or free with limited functionality. Open Meetings - based on Google code. Very very impressive, with mega features including desktop sharing, audio/video, whiteboards, along with remote administration tools, a moderating system, and a tool for importing documents in 32 different formats, integrates well with Moodle, but you do not need to have Moodle.