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    10 Learning Platform Services Framework suppliers

    Hi,

    I see on the Becta website that they have listed their 10 preferred Learning Platform Services Framework suppliers, namely

    Core Projects and Technologies (UK) Ltd - TALMOS
    Etech Group - studywiz
    Fronter - Fronter VLE
    Netmedia Education - MyGrid4Learning
    Pearson Education Ltd - Pearson Learning Platform
    Ramesys - Assimilate VLE
    RM Education plc - RM Kaleidos
    Serco Learning Solutions Ltd - Facility Learning Platform
    UniServity - UniServity Learning Platform
    Viglen Ltd - Viglen

    I currently use Moodle with absolutely no desire to change but I believe that we will eventually use one of these and have been asked to look into them for performance/price etc.

    Not liking the 'scare' stories on here from others getting pushy salesmen forcing them to accept their VLE. Dont like the sound of that at all.

    Just really looking for feedback from any of you on prices etc that these salesmen have come up with for their VLE. Any feedback I get 'might' persuade them upstairs not to invite them round and therefore I won't have to listen to them.

    Thanks in advance
    Crash

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    Moodle is an 'Approved' platform. Stick with it. As it is open source it is not corporate based and therefore does not have a 'supplier'. Again, Becta have approved this so don't worry.

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    Is the ramesys one really called Assimilate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Moodle is an 'Approved' platform. Stick with it. As it is open source it is not corporate based and therefore does not have a 'supplier'. Again, Becta have approved this so don't worry.
    Talking of Moodle I had somebody tell me earlier that they'll not be using Moodle because it's too much hassle. Instead they would rather print out everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Moodle is an 'Approved' platform. Stick with it. As it is open source it is not corporate based and therefore does not have a 'supplier'. Again, Becta have approved this so don't worry.
    Is their further info on this?

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    Is your LA not buying into anything. Where about in the country are you?

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    Heh, why is it you can never find what you are looking for? Trust me when I say that Moodle is an auhtorised platform. In Lancashire we have given every school a free hosted Moodle because of Bectas decision. Try digging around here for our official line on it:
    http://www.googlesyndicatedsearch.co...sa=LGfL+Search

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    Much as I hate to disagree with DB (and being a staunch Moodle advocate myself), Moodle isn't authorized in the strictest sense of the word. Becta set out various conditions and, because Moodle is open source, no-one was there to fight it's case. As far as the learning platform specification is concerned Moodle can do all, and more, than those who jumped through the hoops. Becta have privately accepted this. It is also the reason why CLEO and numerous other broadband consortia have moved over to Moodle. If you understand Moodle and are happy with it then stick with it. In the end all of the learning platforms should do the same job.

    <cynic>Would you trust some of the organizations that have been authorized></cynic>

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    To be fair no platform is approved suppliers are approved.

    You can get moodle support/hosting from some of suppliers above if wanted.

    Russ

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    Thanks for the link DB. Unfortunately our LA isn't as switched on as Lancashire; we are still waiting for a decision to be made by the LA for who are the approved supplies. (Currently in the process of tendering).
    But we have been running moodle for the past two years and with interest show by our feeder primary’s and middle schools at a recent meeting are hoping to roll moodle out to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    Hi,

    I see on the Becta website that they have listed their 10 preferred Learning Platform Services Framework suppliers, namely

    Core Projects and Technologies (UK) Ltd - TALMOS
    Etech Group - studywiz
    Fronter - Fronter VLE
    Netmedia Education - MyGrid4Learning
    Pearson Education Ltd - Pearson Learning Platform
    Ramesys - Assimilate VLE
    RM Education plc - RM Kaleidos
    Serco Learning Solutions Ltd - Facility Learning Platform
    UniServity - UniServity Learning Platform
    Viglen Ltd - Viglen


    Crash
    some of these require a small amendment as to the VLE used and changes in company name

    Core Projects and Technologies (UK) Ltd - TALMOS - Core used to be known as Azzurri
    Fronter - Fronter VLE but sold as Northgate MLE in BSF contracts
    Pearson Education Ltd - got on the Becta framework with the Uniservity product
    Serco Learning Solutions Ltd - Teknical ?
    UniServity - clc - Connected Learning Community
    Viglen Ltd - ITS Learning

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    Thanks for updating the VLE names. I just pulled that list off the Becta website, thought that they of all people should have got the names right.

    Haven't really got an answer to my original post:

    "Just really looking for feedback from any of you on prices etc that these salesmen have come up with for their VLE"

    Any help at all would be great.
    Cheers
    Crash



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