Moodle is an abbreviation for “Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment” although when it was first developed the M stood for Martin’s after http://veemo.info its developer, Martin Dougiamas. Moodle has been around for over ten years, with the first version in August 2002.
Very, very easy for first time users.
Easy generation of PDF documents.
Quick establishment of courses.
All grades for assignments and quizzes etc. can be viewed on one sheet and downloaded as a spreadsheet.
Teachers/Instructors can add multiple files very easily by dragging and dropping.
.LRN (dot learn) was originally developed at MIT and is used by almost 500,000 people in educational institutions, corporations and government in over 18 countries.
Homework drop box.
Student tracking data can be exported
Different roles are supported for.LRN Classes, such as students, professors and administrative staff
LRN has been internationalized to support multiple languages, dialects and timezones
However, it’s main flaw is that it has a very diverse interface with many inconsistencies.
The basic version of eFront is exactly that, basic, but this can be amplified with modules downloadable from the eFront site. The thought process behind this decision was so that users spend time learning new skills, not learning how to use the platform. There are two efront Learning Management platforms, an educational edition and an enterprise edition. The enterprise edition was aimed at medium sized enterprises with between 100 and 10,000 employees. Extensive research on organizations of this size was conducted before development began.