Learning Systems (LMS) (5)
This is the LMS subcategory, it contains info about Learning Management Systems
Introduction to Budget LMS', Part II
During my research for budget Learning Management Systems. I found and many other alternatives budget or not plugins or extensions of a CMS (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal). Also, there is CodeIgniter (CI), a PHP Framework used in the western world for Educational or Public Sectors' applications. There are few of CI apps, I 've chosen the Academy Budget LMS.
In the first article Part I, I 've spoken about:
Budget LMS solutions. In this second article Part II, I will speak about Drupal and CodeIgniter Budget LMS solutions. Also in the end I'll provide a retired WordPress Budget LMS, so If someone wants can write o fork, it is the famous CoursePress Pro, and two articles for WordPress and Joomla LMS'.
Some people create their own LMS' (Learning Management Systems), by configuring the CMS with many different plugins. It is up to you, many choices, many different solutions for a Budget LMS.
Drupal Budget LMS'
From the article follow the link
Which is the Best Drupal distribution for LMS?
These might help your LMS selection
LMS (learning management system)
Comparison of these 3 distributions
In the Drupal ecosystem, some people create their own LMS.
Codeigniter Budget LMS'
c)Some articles for Badget or not LMS' (just click the image):
Make your own fork: CoursePress Pro
Update: As of May 2019, this plugin has been retired and is no longer supported by WPMUDev. They have published the code on Github for those technical types who might want to fork and maintain it for their needs.
How to offer? It depends on the type of Education. If it is about Programming, it is a practical material you must preset practical info. If it is about another topic you may use PowePoint and speak as you speak to one of your friends. You may have music or not, you may have short or big paragraphs or videos or audio. After the article about some budget LMS's, I'd like, in this article, to give some info on how we must deliver Online Education.
There are some basic principles, on how to offer Online Education:
- Do what others do, what is popular, for example, WordPress is very popular
- Validate that the content is popular, now in April 2020 everyone wants an Online School
- Do it with love, start from this that you love
- keep mental space
- cooperate with one or more person to obtain expertise and gain the needed time to learn
- if you can not do a task outsourced it
- have time for your family
Also, read this article with Tips On Creating An Online School
What is popular in order to know how to offer online education
You can validate the demand of the content by Google (keyword search), or on how many students are following the course in Udemy, e. t.c. There are a lot of services performing SEO research, and you can learn what people want and where. In general, you must solve problems with online education and you must help the people.
Online lessons on how to offer education
First I 'm going to give info about a school (between others) that gives lessons on how to deliver:
ACS Online School on how to offer Online Education
ACS Online School follows the link. In principle is a good school to learn how to teach, if you are not a tutor.
Education Courses follow the link
Course on Delivering Distance Education follow the link
Udemy, Phil Ediner on how to offer Online Education
There are also a lot of good courses in many other places. I just want to mention the course from Udemy
of Phil Ediner, it is really excellent.
Closing the article, I add this link on Communication Skills
- Introduction to Budget LMS'
- Moodle a FREE LMS
- There are two budget LMS extensions using Joomla:
- There are also two budget solutions using WordPress:
Introduction to Budget LMS'
For a few months, I have researched the market, in order to find a budget LMS. So below are the results of my study. There are LMS like Moodle who are free. And also LMS' that are extensions or plugins to popular CMS' like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. In this article, I 'll provide info about Moodle, Joomla, and WordPress Budget LMS'.
Moodle a FREE LMS
Go for moodle If you want to teach and not for a paid course, you can receive payments with a plugin (I think Paypal), if you want a budget LMS the easiest is to go with WordPress.
But If you already have Moodle and you want to make better the way of payment you must use WordPress or even Joomla. With WordPress, there are some solutions, the most used is the Edwiser Bridge. See the below video:
There are two budget LMS extensions using Joomla:
The first is (it includes payment ways and cart), the Sp LMS.
Sp LMS follow the link
The second Budget LMS is OScampus:
It has not a cart is good for paid memberships site, and is ok. Our site is built on this plugin:
OScampus doc follow the link
Other Budget or not Budget LMS' based on Joomla
It follows the article for Best Joomla LMS'
There are also two budget solutions using WordPress:
Are LearnPress and WPLMS (for a lot of people the second has better support)
For WPLMS see
Other LMS' based on WordPress
It follows the article for Best WordPress LMS'
Do not forget to see Part II of Budget LMS'