Weekly Bookmarks (10/2/11)
LMS Q and A | E-Learning 24/7 Blog
Responses to common misconceptions about LMSs from LinkedIn groups etc., focused on the process of working with vendors. These are questions the author wishes people asked more often.
A Guide to K-12 Open Source LMS Options — THE Journal
Overview of open source LMS options with examples of districts currently using them. This article covers Moodle, Sakai, Canvas, OLAT, ATutor, and Google CloudCourse. I thought CloudCourse was owned by Google, but it appears the code has an Apache license. CloudCourse seems to be mostly scheduling rather than a full-fledged LMS.
Teaching Online: Choosing the Right Platform | Getting Smart
Questions to ask when choosing an LMS. Although these are geared towards K-12, the concepts adapt to other areas well. You can’t cover everything in 10 questions, but this is a good place to start.