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Suggestions for software and hosts for a DL


 I'm creating a distance learning course (to sell), and I need a platform to put it on. Does anyone have suggestions of hosting companies (and training software) that I could use? The training is very resource-heavy, so I don't need flashy flash graphics, etc., just someplace where people can read something, watch something, do a quiz, then move onto the next topic. All suggestions welcome!

Thanks, Pippa

7 Responses

  1. Bish Bash Bosh

    "just someplace where people can read something, watch something, do a quiz, then move onto the next topic. All suggestions welcome!"

    This doesn’t sound like e learning 2012, especially if it’s for sale? Why would anyone buy this?

    As the developer what would you think if you were asked to read, watch, quiz and move on?

    Sorry you did say sugestions welcome…mine would be to scrap this project and do something else instead.

  2. Well, I’m only working on my experience

     It is based on successful courses (= clients happy & great feedback from users) I have developed for several clients (who host them on their own internal sites). I was just trying to make the point that I don’t need a highly-technical/visual/flash developer/host for the courses. Do you have any suggestions of companies?

  3. Open source


    Do you have your own web hosting company (ISP) that enables the implementation of the Moodle open source platform?

    I am in the early days of investigating this myself and whilst it is open source it does require a bit of tech savvy. There are UK based companies that support this platform though I am using someone from overseas.

    Moodle is a platform that is used by a good many establishments and from what I can deduce can be as basic or as enhanced as your preferences decide.

    Hope this helps

    Peter Mayes
    Founder of TrainerBase
    If here was once there, where is there now? (PJM 1999)

  4. Moodle vs Totara LMS

    I’m also looking into delivering on line training resources to a paying customer base.

    We have by no means made a deceision but open source flavours seem to be the more affordable option and we’ll using hosting.

    Moodle has come up but Totara LMS keeps coming up as the suggested option for a business tool (as opposed to educational institution tools). It’s built on Moodle with more business orientated features from what I can tell so far. Joomla is the other one that keeps cropping up.

    As for compaines, I like the feel of Mind Click and Webanywhere, who both do Totara LMS. No real reason other than I have found all the info I need easily from their websites or with little hassle through their contact forms.

    I have found these links very helpful

    Hope that helps – it’s just the summation of my research to date. 

     Good luck


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