Resources for “Open-Source Learning Management with Moodle”


More Open-Source LMSes Licensed under the GPL:

ATutor: PHP, MySQL, Ver. 1.4 (May, 2004):

Claroline: PHP, MySQL, Ver. 1.5RC (May, 2004):

DotLRM: OpenACS, Ver. 2.0.2 (Mar. 2004):

Eledge: Java, MySQL, Ver. 3.1.0 (Oct. 2003):

Fle3: Zope, Ver. 1.4.5 (Nov. 2003):

ILAIS: PHP, MySQL, Ver. 3.0.0 (May, 2004):

Interact: PHP, MySQL, Ver. 1.8.7 (Apr. 2004):

Manhattan: CGI, C, Apache Ver.2.4, (May.2004):

SpaghettiLearning: PHP, MySQL, Ver.1.1RC (Apr. 2004):

Whiteboard: PHP, MySQL, Ver. 1.0.3, (Aug.2003):

For More LMSes See:

UNESCO Free Software Portal:


e-Learning Center:

To compare LMSes see:

To try out some LMSes and several other PHP/MySQL-based content management systems without having to install them first see:

Selected References

Allen, E.I, and Seaman, J. (2003). “Sizing the Opportunity: The Quality and Extent of Online Education in the United States, 2002 and 2003 ”. The Sloan Consortium,

Carnevale, D. (2004). “Distance Education: Keeping Up With Exploding Demand”, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle Review, January 30, 2004 (p.B8).

Howell, S.H., Williams, P.B, and Lindsay, N.K. (2003). “Thirty-two Trends Affecting Distance Education: An Informed Foundation for Strategic Planning”, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Volume VI, Number III, Fall 2003, State University of West Georgia, Distance Education Center,

Olsen, F. (2004). “Course Management: Colleges Push for an Open Approach”, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle Review, January 30, 2004 (p.B8–B12).

Pfaffenberger, Bryan (2000). “Linux in Higher Education: Open Source, Open Minds, Social Justice”, Linux Journal,

Unsworth, J.M. (2004). “The Next Wave: Liberation Technology”, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle Review, January 30, 2004 (p.B16–B22).



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Ariel Schwartz11's picture

Very nice Site number one topic Thanks you.. online education

Where are the "resources"?

Annoyed Subscriber's picture

The "new" web site seems almost like you restored an old backup or something. There is no mention of the current issue of LJ on your main page, and when I try to get the resources for the Moodle article, I get referred to the LJI site. OK fine, but Moodle is not even LISTED there either. Neither site has it accessible. Great, so I will go use Google instead. Arrrr!

The Moodle website is at http

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The Moodle website is at