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A Guide to K-12 Open Source LMS Options

Jul 28, 2011, 21:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Natasha Wanchek)

"The key decision when selecting a Learning Management System (LMS) for a K-12 school district is no longer whether to use a commercial option or the open source Moodle. Instead, costly commercial solutions are increasingly left out of the equation, and administrators are instead focusing their energies on which of several open source systems might be best for their district.

"When conducting needs assessments for LMSes, administrators are looking at a variety of options and coming to different conclusions. While Moodle and Sakai are the two open source LMSes with the biggest market share in the United States, there are more specialized and newer entrants to the field that are getting notice, including Instructure's Canvas, OLAT, ATutor, and Google's CloudCourse."

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