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. Once thought to be risky for security and privacy concerns—the study uncovers the fact that open source software is now viewed to be of higher quality due to enhanced privacy and security.

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 learning management systems cost less, they are highly flexible and they are more secure. Despite these positive features, there seems to be some common misconceptions surrounding open source technology.

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Looking Beyond an Open Source LMS to Deploy your Training Content

Origin Fractal LXP

Are you looking to migrate to a new LMS from your existing open source LMS? In this blog post, we will touch upon the following topics: About open source LMS and proprietary learning delivery platforms. Open Source LMSs .

Open-Source LMS Myths Debunked

eThink Education

Learning Management Systems are either built using open-source technology, closed-source technology, or a hybrid mix of both. Open-source software contains freely available code that can be redistributed or modified. Myth: #1: Open-Source Platforms Lack Security.

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. You can create fully online and hybrid courses, and it offers an open source license.

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. Yes, it sounds like a good idea, but if you own a business or run an association, you might want to think twice about open source. What does open source mean? Source code must be included.

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.

Open-source and the “security through obscurity” fallacy

eFront

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. Currently, there is an ongoing debate on whether open source software increases software security or is detrimental to its security. As a result, there could be the assumption that FOSS is less secure than proprietary applications.

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.

Best Open Source Helpdesk System for your Website

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Then go for an open-source help desk solution! Open Source Help Desk System in a Nutshell. Hence, an open-source help desk will be available for maximal customization or you can use the system the way it is. Why do you require an open-source helpdesk system?

Cloud-Based vs. Open Source Training Management System – Pros and Cons

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Some items you might want your LMS to be capable of might include, instructor-led and self-paced courses, customization and personalization, user experience and design, single sign-on/security, and content creation. Enhanced Security. . Open edX offers two different types of services.

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.

Pros and cons: proprietary, open-source, and cloud-based LMS

Matrix

Plus, the source code is not made available to clients, which means that customizing your internal learning portal is closer to a dream than to reality. Open-source LMS. Open-source learning platforms revolutionized the business education arena by focusing on teaching and pedagogy on top of the technical proper functioning of the system. An open-source LMS is easy to use and also customizable. Others say that it’s data security.

eLearning Security: How to Keep Data Protected in Your Open Source LMS

eThink Education

eLearning security is essential in preventing costly regulatory penalties around incidents related to leaked personal information , confidential organizational data, or other potential security risks. ” Secure Socket Layer (SSL) . Password Security.

Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Source – a conversation with Sakai’s Executive Director

Learning Visions

Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. The following are my notes from Part 1 of the webinar: The Truth About Open Source: A conversation with Michael Korcuska, Executive Director of Sakai. The Truth About Open Source Who writes the code? And other burning questions about source… Poll #1: How many of you currently use open source LMS? 5% currently use one 95% do not use an open source LMS.

Press Release: Fractal LXP announces inimitable reasons to patronize

Origin Fractal LXP

Origin Fractal LXP announces exciting offers to migrate from your open-source LMS to an award-winning LXP. Legacy Learning Management Systems have been caught up in the radar of security breaches and vulnerabilities that have made headlines by numerous open source platforms.

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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. At first glance, open source LMS may seem to have certain advantages over a commercial, purpose-built association LMS – no upfront licensing costs, full control over how the system can be customized, etc. Hidden Costs of an Open Source LMS. Case Study: Limitations of an Open Source LMS.

Professional Support at an Open Source LMS: Interview with Athanasios Papagelis Co-founder & Technical Director at Epignosis Ltd

eFront

> I will very much appreciate if you share your thoughts concerning the following question "Is Professional Support IMPORTANT for an Open Source LMS?" Bugs can be separated to minor (visual, language,) and major (fatal errors under certain occasions, security issues,). We always try to keep the number of open issues as low as possible. As a internal quality level we have decided on a maximum of 25 open support issues.

Filling in xAPI’s Most Important Gaps

MakingBetter

Politics, natural disasters, cyber security threats, budgets… even ADL has hit some road bumps. Experience API Open Source2017 is a year that is really testing our capacities and limits. We formed the Data Interoperability Standards Consortium (DISC) a few years ago specifically to hedge against disruptions to ADL’s capacity for spec stewardship so that the people who rely […]. The post Filling in xAPI’s Most Important Gaps appeared first on MakingBetter.

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Learning Pool secures place on Top LMS for Mobile Learning 2022 list

Learning Pool

As providers of the world’s largest open-source Learning Management System (LMS), we have hundreds of LMS implementations under our belt. The post Learning Pool secures place on Top LMS for Mobile Learning 2022 list appeared first on Learning Pool.

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

MakingBetter

xAPI, being open-source and licensed as Apache 2.0, In other words – FedRamp describes what US government needs in terms of security. Consortium Open Source StandardsTowards the end of last year, our big announcement was the formation of the not-for-profit Consortium formed to handle the governance and address the evolution of xAPI with/for ADL. doesn’t require ADL’s permission for us to do this.

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Learning Pool secure top place on ‘Top LMS with Learning Analytics Tools’ list

Learning Pool

As providers of the world’s largest open-source Learning Management System (LMS), we have hundreds of LMS implementations under our belt. The post Learning Pool secure top place on ‘Top LMS with Learning Analytics Tools’ list appeared first on Learning Pool.

Be an HR Superstar: Secrets to Effective Workplace Learning

eThink Education

Open Source vs. Closed Source Technology. Within the eLearning market, t here are both open-source and closed-source LMS solutions. Close d -source products are proprietary software. Blog closed source integrations LMS integration open source

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Shout out to my current favorite Web-based tool: Pixer | Main | "1st Virtual World Shootout.Forterras OLIVE Platform Smokes Second Life" (Ambient Connections) » July 03, 2007 Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform Anyone else out there have experience with this platform ?

Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study

Learning Visions

Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. Compared it to a # of diff open source offerings as well as large commercial systems and smaller vendors as well. Kineo customizations gave granular security – customer A sees certain products, customer B sees different set of products. Looking at how to use Moodle for more traditional HR functionalities…corporate world is taking open source much more seriously.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.

Moodle and eFront side-by-side

eFront

With eFront’s recent string of awards , I thought it was about time I took a look at this relative newcomer to the open source Learning Management System market. For many years, Moodle has been most people’s port of call when looking for an open source LMS (or Virtual Learning Environment in the education sector). The provided developer documentation shows that a lot of thought has gone into the architecture and security.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase | Main | Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" » September 06, 2007 Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform Way back in July, I posted a brief note about OpenLaszlo. is actually investigating using it and today I see that Open Laszlo has its own track at AjaxWorld West 2007.

Security for WordPress Websites with Kathy Zant from Wordfence Security Plugin

LifterLMS

Learn about security for WordPress websites with Kathy Zant from Wordfence security plugin in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Kathy shares her story of entering the WordPress security space and several tips and tricks for online course creators to help protect their platforms. Security is incredibly important. Website security is like an insurance plan. Kathy Zant: Security is incredibly important.

Make Corporate Learning More Relevant With AI

CLO Magazine

On-the-job learning is becoming a constant, whether it’s for a new security guard getting up to speed on protocol, an IT specialist with questions about how to configure a new system or a surgeon studying a new procedure. Open-source e-learning platforms can make it easier to swap new content in to address new developments and also has the advantage of not being a “black box.” In the corporate world, training is often an end unto itself.

Open LMS’s Flagship LMS Solutions Launch On AWS’s GovCloud (US)

Dan Keckan

Open LMS and AWS expand their growing relationship with the launch of Open LMS’s flagship open-source learning management systems on AWS’s secure AWS GovCloud (US).

Top 6 Cornerstone Alternatives and Cornerstone Competitors in 2020!

Paradiso

An acronym for Modular Objective Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, Moodle is an open-source learning management system that helps businesses support their education and training needs. Moodle is an open source learning management system and free to download solution.

7 Reasons Why WordPress Websites Get Hacked (and How to Prevent It)

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

As is true for open source software, WordPress acts as a magnet for hackers who keep trying to exploit your website. The damage to your reputation, even if you do not consider the cost to fix the hack and restore your website to a secure and safe level, can be tremendously high.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short

Mark Oehlert

Main | The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short Adobes Kevin Lynch on AIRs Open-Source Road to the Desktop (WIRED):"This week, Adobe released version 1.0 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff #2.in which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Prism for Firefox: Run Web Sites/Apps w/out a whole big browser getting in the way.

Mark Oehlert

OK.today we have two reasons why having a browser built on open source code with a powerful and passionate development community behind it, will continue to provide a more robust and user-focused experience than something provided by say a large corporation - no knock on large corporations (some of my best friends.). Well now you can just create your own widget that loads up that page from a bookmark that you can have on your desktop w/out having to open the whole browser.

SBL Research, Twine, LXD, Tools: ID Links 9/28/21

Experiencing eLearning

Open a Mac app from an unidentified developer – Apple Support. ” This is just Apple trying to restrict you from leaving their walled garden and using an open source program where they can’t make any money.

5 Related Costs in Getting Any LMS System

eAbyas Info Solutions

Be it a proprietary LMS or an open-source, it will cost you. And that is too, the LMS implementation cost applies irrespective of the software license type – proprietary or open-source. But how come an open-source LMS will cost you?

4 Vital Considerations in the Age of Constant Cyberattacks

KMI Learning

Read on to find out how application security training through e-learning is an absolute requirement for all Web Developers, IT Managers and Technologists. For example, a typical website lives in an ecosystem consisting of an operating system, a web server, an application server, database servers, runtime environments, multiple web frameworks, 3rd party services, open-source libraries and of course custom-written code. Security issues are often confusing by their very nature.

4 Vital Considerations in the Age of Constant Cyberattacks

KMI Learning

Read on to find out how application security training through e-learning is an absolute requirement for all Web Developers, IT Managers and Technologists. For example, a typical website lives in an ecosystem consisting of an operating system, a web server, an application server, database servers, runtime environments, multiple web frameworks, 3rd party services, open-source libraries and of course custom-written code. Security issues are often confusing by their very nature.