Basic cost is a lot higher last I checked £20K but you are getting more then just a basic VLE.
We have gone down the RealSmart route which really does offer the basics and good integration with Google stuff and word press which is all free anyway. And no AD link and no SSO as well which I am not impressed with. This is the 5k ish payment + 4K a year.....
You are in a sense paying RealSmart for the portfolio which is very basic but "looks good" when comparing to moodle.
You will likely spend more than 5k if you want frog to do any real legwork and the yearly cost is bases on student numbers. Frog is probably one of the most popular VLE's but if your buying into at the moment you probably will be buying FrogOS or Froglearn as they now call it which is still buggy and incomplete in my view.
Want it to incorporate:
Learning platform - content for individuals
Communication with parents, teachers, students
Upload teachers own work
Assessment tools and dashboard.
Integration with SIMS
Frog may well be one of most popular VLE's but here in Staffs a number of schools have become very racked off with the direction of Frog Learn and the non ability to bring Frog 3 resources in to FL and many have dropped it. It's also the usual story from some of these schools of VLE's that; it's one persons love and baby and it never ever becomes whole school or embedded in to school life. That's an awfully expensive mistake to make when it's cost a school over £20k!
Certainly the experience of a number of schools I've spoken to recently.
Just a quick question, is anyone on there new FrogOS here then?
My school is currently looking at it for a replacement to Moodle (not a decision driven by myself but by SLT who are convinced it is necessary to help rebrand and modernie the school). Everything on here is very negative about it, and personally having seen the new FrogOS as they are calling it there seemed to be very little actual substance and a lot of look it can do this and this and this.
we have just started looking at frog again, with the possiblity of using the new system as a 'backend' so that the teacher can edit the content easily. The students would link to a totally public site with no login. The issue we have at the moment is that our frog is set to open with compatability mode (as we have had issues with frog 3 and IE10) but we now have problems when trying to use frogOS/Learn as this is also set to compatability mode (and shouldnt be). We are investigating using the theme to resolve this.
Now if your starting from scratch and FrogOs has what you need already then fine, but if your waiting for them to develop the other bits that Frog3 has and you might need for the future you could be in for a long wait like us Frog3 schools.
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