Open e-Training software for building online learning community. User area and admin area designs are available as well as design of catalogues of courses, tests, certificates, payment systems, surveys, forums, shopping cart and wish list.
Pros: The package provides the tools to create an on-line learning community, a on-line school offering a set of courses etc. Hosting of the site is taken care of and learning system support tools are provided.
eLearning and LMS Pro are two solutions offered. One could choose one or the other depending on the kind of services to be offered. Customization services for additional custom services are offered. You could choose a template too from a list of selection. However the integration has to done by the Pilot group, offering the product.
A set of free courses could be deployed to give prospects a taste of the quality of services on offer. Catalog of courses, design of courses and tests, creating/ awarding certificates, payment systems, RSS news, survey, forum, shopping cart and wish list modules are available.
The script of all these is ready to be deployed for creating a site, necessary customization is done by the pilot group. They support initial installation and preliminary marketing too.
Cons: Unlike a blog creating facility, no site could be actually built quickly. Without the facility to actually create a trial site, may be quick and dirty, one does not get a feel of what could be created and package gives a feel of just an marketing effort of the group. Without the hosting added, even if one is able to create a offline site and try it out, itíll be a great help in deciding what one needs in such a learning site deployment. Only then it makes sense to freeze on features and go right up to actual hosting.
Overall: It is very difficult to asses what the package can do without getting a feel of how the set of script will work, particularly because of above. Overall rating of 3 stars is given based on the expectations facilities.