[Hidden-tech] Learning Management Systems for small businesses

Maria Korolov (Trombly) maria at tromblyltd.com
Tue Sep 1 23:10:29 EDT 2009

One of the most popular systems out there with school is the opensource
Moodle platform (which also comes with its Second Life/OpenSim connector:


-- Maria

Maria Korolov
Technology columnist, Securities Industry News
Editor & publisher, Hypergrid Business (hypergridbusiness.com)
President, Trombly Ltd.
508-443-1130 | maria at tromblyltd.com

On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 10:28 PM, Bruce Hooke <bghooke at att.net> wrote:

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>  Hello All,
> I have a customer who wants to be able to offer some online training
> courses and we are looking for a simple, clean, inexpensive learning
> management system to use. The courseware will probably be a mix of HTML and
> Flash videos. What we need is a place to house the content and control who
> has access to it, and track who has taken a given course. It would be nice
> but not essential to be able to include quizzes and track how someone did on
> the quizzes. We would prefer not to have lots of "bells and whistles" (or at
> least have these features be hideable), especially the sorts of extra
> features that are included in systems targeted at primary school users,
> since the students in our case would be professionals.
> We could, of course, develop our own system but before going down that road
> it seems to make sense to make sure there is not something off the shelf
> that would do the job.
> The customer does have a budget to pay for a system but cannot spend
> thousands on one of the higher-end corporate-grade systems.
> The customer's website is hosted on a shared server so any solution either
> needs to be compatible with a typical shared Linux server setup or needs to
> be a solution that runs from the vendor's servers.
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Bruce Hooke
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