Our Commitment to Open Source
As the world shifts from the traditional way of learning and training into the online learning, the Learning Management System (LMS) has become an integral part of the educational process for businesses, learning institutions, professional groups and self-learners. The ability to deliver educational materials on a customised, branded platform is highly appealing to companies looking to teach or train students, employees, volunteers or customers.
What Is Open Source eLearning?
Open-source technology means anyone can get started with zero upfront costs when adapting the system. Because the source-file code is open (but the system is still highly secure), you can directly develop and improve the system with no restrictions. It also allows organisations that use the tech to scale as necessary, customise as required, and easily transfer content without any vendor lock-in. This is an advantage to most small-to-medium-sized enterprises looking to adapt to an online learning environment without vendor and price commitment pressure.
Encouraging Learning Platform Innovation
This type of open development community is often where new standards and innovation emerge—and we want to allow that space to happen, especially in a fast-growing industry like eLearning and learning management systems. Our goal here at Open LMS is similar to that of all open-source companies: to leverage an engaged community alongside our own team of developers to improve the features and components that we’re releasing, and to empower both Open LMS clients and the greater eLearning community to take advantage of powerful tools that can improve the learning experience for Moodle™ and Moodle™-based software users across the globe. Additionally, we want to ensure that our clients at Open LMS and other eLearning professionals feel confident in their long-term ability to take advantage of these tools to support the longevity of their learning programmes for years to come.