On July 12th, 2013 in Birmingham, England, the eLearning Network will be holding a day of practical case studies, sharing experiences and debate which will cover how you should procure the technologies to support learning in your organization. There will also be a number of experienced speakers and panel members present who will discuss topics such as: An introduction to open source elearning tools, Open Source LMS – Wouldya? Couldya? Shouldya’ and more.
You will also be able to explore a vast array of LMSs, authoring tools and other technologies including eFront, Exe, Ilias, Moodle, Xerte to name but a few.
The key questions which will be looked at on the day are:
- Are there any examples of open-source software that isn’t designed for geeks?
- When is it a good idea to look at open-source software?
- How can we make open-source software work in our organisation?
- Why would you choose software that doesn’t come with any support?
- What are the objections your IT department may raise about opensource and how to address them?
This workshop will be useful to:
- In-house L&D staff under cost pressure to get more from learning technologies
- L&D practitioners (both in-house and consultants) who want to offer a wider blend of learning than classic self-paced e-learning
- People who are frustrated that the proprietory softwares they use for learning are not flexible enough/customisable to their needs
For further information please go directly to the eLN event page: http://www.elearningnetwork.org/events/open-source
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