Learning Management Systems

A learning management system (LMS) is Web-based technology or a software application used to implement, plan, and specifically assess a fundamental learning process.

Typically, a learning management system provides an instructor with a way to create and deliver content, monitor student participation, and assess student performance.

A learning management system may also provide students with the ability to use user activated features such as video conferencing, threaded discussions, and even discussion forums.

Sponsored initially by the United States Department of Defense, (ADLG) the Advanced Distance Learning group, has formulated a collection of specifications called (SCORM) Shareable Content Object Reference Model to stimulate the standardization of (LMS) learning management systems.

 

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Open Source (LMS)

Technology where the source code is “open”, that is, the code is available to the public and free to be modified. Improvements can be made by developers and it can be spread or sold to the wider community.

  • With a proprietary Learning Management System, when problems occur, businesses must rely on the provider to support, service and maintain the LMS
  • In open source systems, many developers are always examining the code, resulting in a myriad of bugs being rectified much faster.
  • Open Source is beneficial to educational institutions, schools, universities as well as corporations.
  • OSLMS are fully flexible and customizable, so they can be designed in line with school/organization brand image.
  • No license or hardware costs are associated with open source technology. It is free, for immediate uset and carries minimal risk.

Open Source Learning Management Systems can also be converted to social learning platforms. It is easy to create an online community through the LM System.

For example learners can connect to social network sites (facebook etc.), blog, chat and even run polls on the open source Learning Management System.

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Best OSLMS Available

Moodle

Short for for “Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment”  It’s Features are:

  • Very, very easy for first time users.
  • Quick establishment of courses.
  • Easy generation of PDF documents.
  • Teachers/Instructors can add multiple files very easily by dragging and dropping.
  • All grades for assignments and quizzes etc. can be viewed on one sheet and downloaded as a spreadsheet.

.LRN

Originally developed at MIT, it is  used by almost 500,000 people in in over 18 countries, in educational institutions, corporations and government. It Features:

  • Scorm Display
  • Homework drop box.
  • Different roles are supported for.LRN Classes, such as students, professors and administrative staff
  • Student tracking data can be exported
  • Has been internationalized to support multiple languages, dialects and timezones
  • It’s main flaw is that it has a very diverse interface with many inconsistencies.

eFront

The basic version of eFront is exactly that, basic, but this can be amplified with modules downloadable from the eFront site. The thought process behind this decision was so that users spend time learning new skills, not learning how to use the platform. There are two efront Learning Management platforms, an educational edition and an enterprise edition. The enterprise edition was aimed at medium sized enterprises with between 100 and 10,000 employees. Extensive research on organizations of this size was conducted before development began.  Features:

  • Visually attractive interface
  • Very fast and modern as it is Ajax enabled
  • Unicode, LDAP and SCORM supporting
  • Multilingual
  • Advanced security characteristics

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Conclusion

To conclude, of the six Learning Management Systems listed above, Moodle is by far the most popular, and in many authority opinion, the best.

It has over 62 million users worldwide.  Features yet unmentioned:

Repositories – With Moodle it is very easy to import files from Flickr, Google Docs, Dropbox, Youtube etc. These files can all be saved together in one location for ease of access later.

Discussion boards – The Moodle Community is full of discussion boards in many different languages, therefore users can communicate with people from outside your organization as well as your employees.

Support – There are a plethora of support options for Moodle users. On the Moodle site you can find books and manuals, documents including frequently asked questions, and a forum where you can ask questions. The forums usually have plenty of other users and even computer programmers who are happy to offer help, advice and recommendations, whatever the issue.

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