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.

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.

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Mythbusters: Open Source Software Edition

Lambda Solutions

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

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.

Why Top Organizations are Choosing Open Source LMS?

Lambda Solutions

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.

The Costs Associated with an Open Source LMS - Part 2

Lambda Solutions

Last week we published an article on the Hidden Costs of an Open Source LMS - we covered services and extended features, including LMS Support, LMS Training, Setup & Configuration, Ongoing Support, LMS Reporting, and LMS Theming. Open source open source LMS online education costs

Blackboard buys Moodle partners: open source?

Challenge to Learn

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). Sakai is an open source initiative (mainly of US-based universities) and is steered by the Sakai foundation.

The Costs Associated with an Open Source LMS

Lambda Solutions

Open source open source LMS online education costsThe iceberg analogy is one we use often when discussing implementations.

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?

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.

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. Free, open source software. Open edX.

Podcast 23: Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara

Talented Learning

EPISODE 23 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Open source development methodologies are rapidly transforming every corner of the software community. But when should organizations choose an open source LMS platform as the backbone for extended enterprise learning ?

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

Upside Learning

Add to it the fact that its open source which makes it free to use, has made it very popular. But is Moodle or any other open source LMS (there are a few good ones like the ones mentioned here ) really free? So what is a real cost of a free (open source) LMS?

Future Of Flash Is Open Source

Upside Learning

Adobe, recently announced moving their open-source development to Sourceforge. Looks like a desire to speed up their open-source development around the Flash platform. The new portal called Open@Adobe will hold Adobe’s open source projects in coming days.

The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS

Gyrus

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. AICC E-learning LMS SCORM Tin Can eLL open source lms

Open Source vs Proprietary LMS: How Do I Choose?

Lambda Solutions

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

3 Tips For A Cost-Efficient Open Source LMS

Lambda Solutions

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

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.

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.

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.

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? When is it a good idea to look at open-source software?

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 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.

Open Source Learning Management Systems: Pros And Cons To Consider

eLearning Industry

Is open source the best option for your organization? In this article, I’ll explore the pros and cons of open source Learning Management Systems. Learning Management Systems Best Learning Management System LMS Features LMS Selection Open Source LMSIt may be budget-friendly, but are there any downsides to consider before making your final decision? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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. Customized Open-Source Learning.

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

Lambda Solutions

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 -. Moodle has more than 158 million registered users worldwide.

Learn Your Way with an Open Source LMS

Lambda Solutions

Is 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? Moodle Features Totara Learn Features LMS Basics

7 Questions To Determine If An Open Source LMS Is Best For Your Organization

eLearning Industry

This article features 7 questions to help you determine if an open source LMS is right for your organization. Learning Management Systems LMS Features LMS Selection Open Source LMSSelecting the best LMS is an involved process.

6 Advantages of Using an Open-Source LMS

LearnDash

Should you launch your course on a hosted LMS, or use an open-source option? But if your course is your life’s passion, here are six reasons an open-source LMS will set you up for long-term success. Meanwhile, because an open-source LMS is accessible to a wider audience, it works with a broader range of themes. In a closed-source system, you’re out of luck. Open-source removes limitations, allowing you to do more with your course.

Open Source Captivate Customizations

Adobe Captivate

Here are my questions: If I publish all these customizations on Github with an open source license, would you as community members be interested in contributing to the project? Hello Community, In my previous blog I mentioned how I am using Captivate from a web developer’s point of view. As I move more in this direction, focusing on mobile and measuring learning with Google Analytics, the tools are getting more complicated and exciting.

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.

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. What is the MOOC platform?

Three Things Learning Practitioners Can Learn from the Open Source Community

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

So, what can we, as learning practitioners, learn from the open source community? If there were a way of openly sharing small pieces of content for repurposing and reuse, with due acknowledgement to the author, it would help build high quality curricula faster.

The Telltale Signs that You Need a New Open Source LMS

Lambda Solutions

Not only will the right open source LMS allow educators and trainers to teach learners in the most effective ways possible, but it can also drastically improve employee retention and satisfaction by making everyday work-related tasks and continuing education assignments more enjoyable.