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.

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?

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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.

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?

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?

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. E-learning platforms that offer the MOOCs with their regular programs are MOOC platforms. 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. Ultimately, MOOCs have made eLearning introduction into traditional learning programs so feasible.

Why You Should Choose an Open Source eLearning Platform?

Pinlearn

On the surface, it might seem radical to implement eLearning in an organization. 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?

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.

Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

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. These devices are supported using MLE Moodle, an opens ource plugin for iOS and Android. Performance Tuning and Scalability A lot of times, training can be driven by organization-wide events and initiatives.

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. For me it is unacceptable that eLearning organization create courses that they do not have voice.

An Open Source Environment for E-Learning Content Development

The E-Learning Curve

As I'm in the process of updating my website ’s Learning Content Management System (LCMS), I though it would be interesting to discuss open source environments, and how they can be implemented in an e-learning content development ecosystem.

The Winners List: Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019

HT2 Labs

With a global cohort of organizations presenting their Learning Locker innovations to judges, extensive deliberations have now taken place to recognize the strongest contenders across a variety of categories. Community Award for Contributions to Learning Locker ® Open Source.

Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open Office.org

The E-Learning Curve

By creating one appropriately-tagged XML-based master document, content can be refactored as a printable manual, an HTML-based guide, a PowerPoint-type presentation, and integrated into an e-learning content delivery platform, all based on one set of source XML-based information.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Allen bridges the gap from theory to practice on both training and educational programs. This e-Book will help you make a broad, fundamental connection between learning, e-Learning, and your organizations mission, business objectives, and the bottom line.

Game Changing Training

Your Training Edge

Let’s discuss the pros of developing a training program and make it a real game changer for your business. Gartner had projected by 2015, 90 percent of the world’s business would be using open source software.

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Be an HR Superstar: Secrets to Effective Workplace Learning

eThink Education

The need for companies and organizations to train new employees has been recognized for years and today ongoing training and workplace learning for current employees has become paramount to success. Open Source vs. Closed Source Technology.

Thank you voters! Epignosis eFront LMS Won the Best of ELearning! Award

eFront

Media Group Awarded Epignosis for Best Open Source Solution. Award for Best Open Source Solution, and an Award of Excellence for Best Learning Management System (SaaS, Open-Source, or Content Supplier) at the annual Enterprise Learning! ELearning!

What is the plan for DISC, xAPI, and ADL?

MakingBetter

xAPI, being open-source and licensed as Apache 2.0, Concurrently, DISC will work with a stakeholder group to define requirements for software and hardware certification of xAPI conformance, and to make recommendations to ADL for a program that would confer certification on software and hardware with Learning Record Store (LRS) functionality. Other nations — other organizations — may have more or different needs. Consortium Open Source Standards

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Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

Unicorn Training

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. 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. For me it is unacceptable that eLearning organization create courses that they do not have voice.

What is the Moodle Educator Certification Program and Why Should You Attend?

eThink Education

Brought to you by the Moodle HQ team, the Moodle Educator Certification Program teaches Moodlers the most important tips on how to leverage specific tools within the platform in order to create successful eLearning programs and meet instructional goals. Open Content.

LMS Pricing Guide: Which Model Works Best For Your Organization

KnowledgeAnywhere

If you and your team are considering purchasing an LMS (Learning Management System), it’s important to choose what is the right model for your organization. This is an important distinction as people in an organization may register accounts without using the software very often.

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Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

10 Common Myths About Open Source. Open source LMS Totara topped our list of 2016 learning industry thought leaders. But what challenges should you expect as you expand your customer onboarding and training programs?

How to Develop Your First Employee Training Program

ProProfs

In a bid to stay one step ahead of their competition, organizations everywhere are turning to their most valuable resource – employees. Before we get into the details of this type of software and how to develop an employee training program , let’s understand the basics of employee training.

Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills. So, you need to have someone who can do this in your organization.

The Ultimate LMS Selection Checklist for your Organization

AbaraLMS

For any organization, moving its training program online can be a daunting task. Therefore, to simplify the selection of a Learning Management System , below is an exercise list, to ensure you procure the best LMS for your organization.

6 Reasons Why Digital Learning is Essential for Your Organization

eThink Education

Effective training designed specifically for your organization can provide your employees with the knowledge and skills to successfully perform their duties and reach strategic business goals. For most organizations, your employees are your biggest asset.

Using MOOCs in Corporate Training Programs

Your Training Edge

Companies also have several options for how to integrate MOOCs into their training programs. Many organizations offer prepackaged MOOCs, and this is a very good option for workplace skills, professional development, and other parts of a training program that don’t require company-specific content. The Saylor Foundation offers a Workplace Skills Program that includes courses in computer literacy, professional writing, and time and stress management.

How do I even start? 5 first steps to building your first employee training program

TalentLMS

An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” What you don’t know is how to get started on developing a training program for the first time. How to create your first training program (successfully!).

Moodle Mayhem

eLearning 24-7

Many people are turning to open source LMS/LCMSs solutions, including Moodle without knowing ahead of time, the potential challenges that might befall them. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills.

Tips for Creating an Effective Digital Government Training Program

eThink Education

Organizations of all types and sizes typically require a training solution that provides employees with the resources and skills to effectively perform their tasks and duties. Security is one of the top concerns for a government training program.

How to Become a Learning Organization (An Interview with Michelle Ockers)

Convergence Training

But we thought we’d shoot big and talk to an expert in the field to learn what organizations can do to become learning organizations: Michelle Ockers. Steps to Becoming a Learning Organization. And Michelle will be talking about learning organization theory.

Encore – Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills. So, you need to have someone who can do this in your organization.

Podcast 32: Building a Customer Education Business Case – With Bill Cushard of Learndot

Talented Learning

And in this industry, open source companies are the customer education leaders, in my opinion. Interesting points… In other words, to build market momentum, open source companies lead with training. Lessons learned from real-world programs.

11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

If you are thinking of creating an educational game but don't want to invest a lot of money, you can try out these free software programs (or free for 30 days in some cases), some are 2D and some are 3D. Panda3D is Open Source and free for any purpose, including commercial ventures.