What suggestions do you have for creating an online training system?
At the University of Dayton, we need to create an on-line training system that incorporates videos, slideshows, pdf's, images and interactive testing. The system would need to include a registration portal, a means to collect payment and manage subscriber permissions/access. Naturally, they don't want to spend much money and they want it up and running by the spring.
We have a software development company in India. Currently, we have an employee strength of about 45 folks, in varied technologies - .NET, Java, PHP, HTML, UI design etc.
We did couple of projects from one of our Client Pen Groups. They outsourced 4 projects for us but, as everyone knows, if we have to grow and expand, we need find overseas clients.
Any advise? Any direction would be helpful.
Is this still something you need assistance in? My firm has a specialty in application development for knowledge management and training, along with having a core competency in the education sector. Let me know if you are interested in having a chat?
I recommend Moodle from personal experience. Moodle is a learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalized learning environments. It is an open, collaborative effort by one of the largest open-source teams in the world. It has the muscle to handle the complexity and being open source it is FREE. It is used by Universities worldwide. - The Pragmatic Web Designer
Well how about using Moodle.
We can develop for you.
Paypal for the payments, email package the "modules" in zipped folders upon receipt of payment. (20 minutes with the right paypal setup)
Mendy, would any of the open source MOOC sites such as Udemy not work for your requirement?
I am not sure exactly what your budget is but I do this for a living and it is definitely attainable. I am in Deltona/Orlando and would be happy to meet with you to understand the details so I can explain what is entailed and price ranges, if you are interested..?
Obviously you have to consider scalability. I would suspect that you have numerous courses in which you would like to put up for online training. I built a website using wordpress and a plugin called Sensi by WooCommerce. (http://www.woothemes.com/products/sensei/) and then incorporated WooCommerce as a shopping cart.
With this, you can break up courses into separate sections and a person has to pass a quiz to reach the next section of the course. They only have access to courses they have paid for. You can also offer free courses to get people to signup and into a drip campaign. It was highly effective and easy to manage after it was built.
Money is always an issue, Wordpress is free, Sensi is $129 and WooCommerce is $80. Pretty cheap, the expensive part is development.
There are numerous cloud-based LMS (Learning Management Systems) platforms designed to do all the things you want to do. While you don't want to invest any money in the platform, you'll need to have an initial up front investment and then incorporate the cost of the system and seat into the students' tuition.
Here's a link (http://bit.ly/1s8el9b) to a Google search for LMS systems.