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Open Source LMS

Open Source LMS

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Published by: James Burke on Oct 19, 2007
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 Open SourceLearningManagementSystems
Emerging open source LMSmarketsRecommended LMS for eachmarketGetting off on the right foot
By Mark AberdourTechnical Producer, Epic
Epic52 Old SteineBrighton, BN1 1NHUnited Kingdommarketing@epic.co.uk 
 
www.epic.co.uk 
 
t: +44 (0) 1273 728686f: +44 (0) 1273 821567
 
  ©2007 Epic
Reproduction without written permission is strictly forbidden
 
- 2 - An Epic White Paper
 
All rights reserved. You agree that by downloading and accessing this publication thatno part of it maybe reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any formor by any means without the prior written permission of Epic. Full acknowledgement ofauthor and source must be given.
 
  ©2007 Epic
Reproduction without written permission is strictly forbidden
 
- 3 - An Epic White Paper
 
Contents
Executive summary 4
 
A changing market 4The oppor 
t
unity for Open Source 5
Emerging open source LMS markets 6
 
Large enterprise 6Small and medium sized business (SMB) 6Government and public sector 7Primary and secondary education 7Rapid rollout 8Market feature matrix 8
The open source landscape 10
 
Benefits of Open Source 10
 
Risks of Open Source 11
 
Myths of Open Source 12
 
Selecting an open source LMS 13
 
Market recommendations 15
 
Large enterprise 15
 
Small and medium sized business 17
 
Government and public sector 19
 
Primary and secondary education 21
 
Rapid rollout 23
 
A detailed look at each LMS 24
 
Atutor 24
 
DotLRN 25
 
Ilias 26
 
Moodle 27
 
Sakai 28
 
Getting off on the right foot 30
 
Appendix A: Active open source LMS projects 32
 
References 33
 
Other Epic e-learning white papers 35
 
Epic Thinking 37
 
Epic Arena 38
 

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