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  • Learning Light names its top eight performing learning management systems

    Learning Light names its top eight performing learning management systems

    Learning Light, the UK-based independent e-learning industry market analyst, has produced its own thorough analysis of learning management systems (LMSs) identifying its top performers.

    Learning Light Director, David Patterson, said: “We’re aware that other organizations – notably Craig Weiss’ E-Learning 24/7 - publish lists of the top LMSs but our detailed analysis relates specifically to these LMS’s appropriateness for use by corporate training organizations and training departments in the UK. We’ve carried out this research in the light of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS)’s statement that, from September 2014, Individual Learner Records for funded further education courses must show a minimum of ten per cent of individuals’ learning via materials delivered online.

    “This is going to increase demand for LMSs in the UK – and, at present, there are some 600 LMSs from which to choose. We’ve based our analysis on the cost of ownership; features and functionalities; development pathway and future-proofing from a training industry perspective.” 

     

    By Bob Little
    Posted: October 23, 2014

  • Moodle 2.6.1 and a recap of Moodle 2.6

    Moodle 2.6.1 and a recap of Moodle 2.6

    Moodle, an open source software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites, has released it's latest version...Moodle 2.6.1. This latest version provides a number of bug fixes and small improvements as well as fixes to security vulnerabilities that were recently discovered.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: January 13, 2014

  • Moodle 2.5 Learning Management System is available

    Moodle 2.5 Learning Management System is available

    Given our open source roots as well as our broad definition of a CMS, we thought this would be a good time to revisit Moodle by mentioning that Moodle 2.5 was released last week. This is the first release under their new May/November release schedule. With version 2.5, the Moodle community has managed to address 705 issues through code contributions from 112 developers. Moodle is a software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites that we like to call a learning content management system (LCMS or LMS).

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: May 20, 2013

  • Popular Content Management Systems Supported by Budget Host Providers

    Finding the right content management system (CMS) for a website takes a little research and effort on the part of the webmaster. Understanding what a CMS is, how it works, and what features are needed for each website will help the webmaster choose not only the best CMS but also the web hosting service that offers and supports that  CMS. In this article, we'll discuss some of the more popular CMSs typically supported by what we call budget shared host providers (such as BlueHost, iPage,…

    By Web Host Ranking
    Posted: July 30, 2012

  • Moodle 2.3 adds Course Interface and File Management Improvements

    Call me a sucker for education, but despite the fact that CMS Report retired Moodle from our Top 30 list last year, I still insist on posting Moodle articles from time to time. The supporters and developers of Moodle have released Moodle 2.3, a new version of their open source CMS. The "CMS" in this case stands for Course Management System. In order to avoid confusing the Moodle CMS with the other type of "CMS" we typically cover here, I will continue to stick to calling Moodle a Learning…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: June 26, 2012

  • Open Source Meets Google Summer of Code 2012

    Every year, I find it an honor when I'm asked by open source projects to announce that they have entered been accepted as mentoring organizations into Google's Summer of Code program. I'm a big advocate of college education and I also understand the importance of a summer job to keeping those college bills under control. Open source projects and the Google Summer of Code provides this opportinuty for upcoming software developers. The Summer of Code is a "global program sponsored by Google that…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: March 23, 2012

  • Moodle 2.2.2, 2.1.5, 2.0.8 and 1.9.17 updates

    I haven't done one these for awhile...a Moodle release announcement. Last year, we took Moodle off our Top 30 CMS Focus list so it isn't on my radar too often. But like so many great content applications out there, just because it isn't on our list doesn't mean you shouldn't still consider them for your CMS.   Below is almost a straight copy and paste from the release announcement at Moodle.org. Be sure to also pay attention to the release notes for additional details. And yes, as a non-Moodle…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: March 12, 2012

  • CMS Report's Ten Additional Stories for 2011

    The problem I have with top ten lists is that inevitably there is a story that should have made the list but didn't. Last week, I posted CMS Report's Top Ten Stories of 2011 and wished I could have included additional stories. The articles listed were ranked by popularity based by how many times viewed and the rate that they were viewed through the year. Popular stories do not always signify well written articles and they aren't always an indication of my personal favorites. In case you missed…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: December 29, 2011

  • Moodle 2.1 Released

    Martin Dougiamas from Moodle.org announced today the release of Moodle 2.1. Moodle is a learning management system which in simple terms can be described as a niche CMS geared toward the education field. Major new features in Moodle 2.1 include the following: A new question engine (used by quizzes, for example), which makes questions more robust and will enable developers to create all kinds of interesting question types in the future. Restoring of Moodle 1.9 backups is now possible. Moodle 2.1…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: July 04, 2011

  • Multimedia integration with Moodle now made quick and easy with Packt's latest book

    Packt is delighted to announce Moodle 2.0 Multimedia Cookbook, which aims at helping users learn how to add photographs, videos, animations, and much more to make their Moodle course even more interactive without the need to read through long tutorials. Written by Silvina P. Hillar, the book provides a plethora of recipes showing how to manage, link, and embed different multimedia resources into a Moodle course. Moodle is a free source e-learning software platform. It has become very popular…

    By Richard Dias
    Posted: July 01, 2011

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