Why Governments want Open Source Software
DECEMBER 11, 2014
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.
Mythbusters: Open Source Software Edition
MAY 8, 2015
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
Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs
SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
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.
Calculating the ROI for an LMS: Open Source vs. Proprietary
AUGUST 31, 2016
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 eLearning Tools
OCTOBER 13, 2010
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 Does Not Mean Free. Moodle Anyone?
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
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.
The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!
APRIL 29, 2010
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?
Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
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 is Not Cheap, Leave Alone Free
MAY 11, 2011
We’ve known this all along that Open Source is never cheap, leave alone free. 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.
weeLearning – open source blended networking
JANUARY 27, 2013
If you’re lucky enough to be heading to this week’s Learning Technologies Conference or Exhibition, one thing is guaranteed, you’re going to meet a lot of cool, interesting people. You may even end up down the pub with one or … Read more › events free stuff get involved
Blackboard buys Moodle partners: open source?
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 1, 2012
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.
Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012
DECEMBER 24, 2011
This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned!
Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning
OCTOBER 17, 2010
eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. I highly encourage you to leave a commend if you know any other open source authoring tool.
Pros and cons: proprietary, open-source, and cloud-based LMS
JUNE 16, 2016
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. An open-source LMS is easy to use and also customizable. Remember the rotary phone?
Open Source eLearning Network Event
JUNE 20, 2013
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?
Top Open Source Learning Management Systems
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
There are many benefits involved with choosing an open source learning management system (lms) for your educational needs; starting with the ability to fully customize the software to your organization’s needs without having to purchase expensive licenses.
Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
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. Open source platforms such as Open Meetings or Big Blue Button can be integrated with Moodle to bring in this capability.
Announcing the end-of-life for eFront 3.6 branch, including eFront Open-Source
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
branch of eFront by the end of 2015; this affects the open-source edition of eFront as well. References, downloads and support material for the open-source edition will be transferred to a new web-site during the next couple of weeks. News efront open source
Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations
MARCH 7, 2017
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.
5 things beyond open source eFront
JULY 11, 2013
For more on our commerical solutions or the open source eFront edition please visit our website or contact us directly! eLearning Open Source Tools learning management system LMS
Open-source and the “security through obscurity” fallacy
APRIL 20, 2012
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. Open Source software is based on a similar notion of security.
7 Must Have LMS Features: #7 - Open Source
OCTOBER 18, 2016
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.
Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.
OCTOBER 31, 2010
As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order.
What We Learnt at the Open Source Open Society Conference 2015
APRIL 30, 2015
I recently had the opportunity to attended the Open Source Open Society Conference 2015 in Wellington, and the chance to hear keynotes from Chris Kelly from Github, Lillian Grace from WikiNZ and many other respected Open Source advocates.
Three Things Learning Practitioners Can Learn from the Open Source Community
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
FEBRUARY 19, 2015
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.
Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning
JANUARY 16, 2011
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. So, let see the list of the free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. =>
The Hidden Cost of Open Source LMS
MARCH 11, 2015
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
Adapt Open Source eLearning: Join the Community!
OCTOBER 15, 2013
Are you interested in open source? The Adapt Learning Community site is now open at https://community.adaptlearning.org /. Our aim is to make our decisions in the open and with the community. Want to see an elearning authoring tool that does responsive design really well?
DevCorner: “Open Source” at TechSmith
MAY 30, 2014
This is the place for i nterviews with our devs, source code samples, and an inside peek at some of the cool stuff we’re working on… The Problem. The Current “Open Source” Solution. Open source projects have leads who watch the project.
When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?
FEBRUARY 22, 2010
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. Open Source Vs. Proprietary LMS TCO.
Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.
MAY 12, 2012
Using Open Source approach is one such opportunity which should be given serious consideration. Let us first talk about the open source approach and how you probably use it without being aware of it. So what is the open source approach ?
Learning with e's
APRIL 7, 2014
There is much talk about openness in education. Most of us by now are familiar with open learning , and many could describe their use of open source software such as Moodle, Mahara, Linux and Open Office.
Making the Call – Open Source or Licensed Learning Management System
B Online Learning
APRIL 21, 2013
For the past 20 years, the prevalence and accessibility of systems that distribute, manage and administer training and education via a computer based medium has increased exponentially.
The Costs Associated with an Open Source LMS - Part 2
JANUARY 10, 2017
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