There is an allure to Moodle’s value proposition. What’s not to like about FREE?!
For a company considering an LMS solution, spending $100,000 annually can cause sticker shock. In return, the organization receives an untried delivery channel to host, track, and report on the training content delivered to employees, distribution channels, and customers. Alternatively, many Software as a Service (SAS) LMS solutions have a cost-per-registered user model that seems affordable when you have a limited number of users, but can ramp up to be a very pricey annual expense if you have a large user base.
It’s no secret that mobile learning is a hot topic at every training conference we attend, blog article we read and webcast we watch. You would think that with so much customer demand, authoring tool companies would be on top of this trend. However, so far, it’s led to some painful learning experiences.
For the past few years Lectora, Captivate and Articulate have advertised that their products are compatible with mobile devices. And those advertisements are true, they are compatible. However, do they create engaging, performance-driven learning experiences? I think most of the people reading this would agree when I say, “No.” Furthermore, the use of the term mobile devices is used way too loosely. Smartphones may be fine for performance support, but their screens are too small to effectively display traditional eLearning courses. So for sake of this article, we will consider our experiences with the iPad.