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

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Co-Founder and CEO, eThink Education
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Vice President of Sales, eThink Education
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Description

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 eLearning goals? However, one consideration that people often overlook is the type of technology that an LMS uses, which is important to consider 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 webinar, we will discuss:
 
  • The fundamental differences between an open-source LMS vs. 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

About Brian Carlson

Mr. Carlson co-founded eThink Education more than nine years ago and today has oversight of the entire operation. He brings over 14 years of education technology experience, including 6 years at SunGard HE (now Ellucian) as a Senior Technical Consultant where he worked extensively with Student Information Systems. Mr. Carlson holds a BS in Physics and Astronomy from The Evergreen State College and is active in advising entities on eLearning initiatives through outside advisory roles such as his seat on the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board.

About Randy Jones

Mr. Jones brings over 10 years of education technology experience to eThink including 4 years with the New York Times and 3 additional years providing Virtual Course Material platforms. As Vice President of Sales, he oversees sales strategies in the Higher Education, K-12, and Corporate Learning markets and is responsible for developing strategic partnerships. Mr. Jones holds a MBA from University of Baltimore and a BS in eBusiness & Marketing from Towson University.
 

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