Open-Source vs. Closed-Source LMS Why the Technology Your LMS Uses Matters

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

When looking for a new learning management system, there are a multitude of questions that must be asked, starting with: What do I need my LMS to be able to do to allow us to reach our e-learning goals? However, one consideration that people often overlook is the type of technology that an LMS uses, which is important when evaluating whether an LMS will be able to provide the type of functionality you’ll need to meet your goals. Therefore, when beginning the LMS evaluation process, one of the first questions you should ask yourself is whether an open-source LMS (like Moodle or Totara) or a closed-source platform (like SumTotal or Cornerstone) will be better suited to meeting your needs. During this webcast, you will learn: - the fundamental differences between an open-source LMS and a closed-source platform - why the technology your LMS uses is important, including significant considerations regarding data ownership, security, LMS customization, product updates, and support - the advantages and disadvantages of both types of platforms.

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