Learning Platform Comparison table


Part of an EdtechRoundUp special!

This page is designed to act as a user-generated features comparison of the major VLEs being used in UK schools. Please feel free to add features or VLEs or add any missing information. If you think some of the existing information is wrong, please mark it and use the discussion tab above.

Key:
1 = Feature included
2 = Feature included, but not in a standard way
3 = Feature not included
! = disputed item. Please see discussion tab

VLE (across)
Feature (down)
Moodle
Frog
OLAT
Kaleidos
LP +
Fronter
Study Wiz
Merlin
Official Website
moodle.org
frogtrade.com/
www.olat.org
via RM.com
learningpossibilities.net/
com.fronter.info/
studywiz.com/
http://www.swgfl.org.uk/services/learning_platforms/
Approx cost
moodle free.
hosting can cost
max £2.5k
£22,250 - £26,300 for a large school
£18,650 - £22,700 for a small school

Plus £3800 (small) or £4250 (large) optional Managed service from Yr 2 onwards.
OLAT is open source and therefore free. Commercial support/hosting is available through companies.



Initial Setup:
£8K + Server + WebObjects
Full package:
£8/student/year
Centrally funded by member LAs
Students upload work
1
1
1


1
1
1
Online mark book
1
1
1



1

Student blogs
2
2
2



1

Wikis
2
3
1



1

Quizzes
1
2
1


1
1

SCORM compliant
1
1
1



1

RSS feeds
1
1
1


1
1

Forums
1
1
1


1
1

Marking facility
1
1
1


1
1

Mark/gradebook
1
1
1



1

Podcast feeds
2
1
2



1

Instant Messaging
1
3
1


1
3

Database
1
1
1



3

Picture Gallery
2
1
3



1

Quick Poll survey
1
1
1



1

Personal Avatar
1
1
1



3

Examples
olchfa.org.uk
olchs
www.wickersleyvle.net
http://www.frogtrade.com/index.phtml?d=323138
www.youtube.com/frogtrade
demo.olat.org





Original List from the survey at edugeek.net forums