Press Release: The Cost to Build An Online School Will Stop You In Your Tracks
Discover How LifterLMS is Disrupting the Business of Education
Azusa, California: Last week LifterLMS, a learning management system software company, announced the release of LifterLMS 3.0. After releasing the software 2 years ago, the company has been on a mission to disrupt and democratize education in the digital classroom. They shocked the market when they made their core software free earlier this year. According to WordPress, the free software has been downloaded 25,214 times. And now with LifterLMS 3.0 they reduced the barrier to entry further by lowering the price of their premium add-ons by packaging them all in one bundle for over 60% off retail.
In 2013 Matt Mullenweg, WordPress founding developer and LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman spoke at the LinkedIn Speaker Series. Matt said “our original mission was to democratize publishing. I’ve started to add two words to that … to democratize publishing and development.” Chris Badgett, LifterLMS cofounder was listening and crafted the LifterLMS project on top of that vision by building LifterLMS on WordPress with a mission to democratize learning in the digital classroom.
To gain this momentous progress LifterLMS planned and executed the following tactics:
- Give away as much as sustainably possible in the free open source LifterLMS software
- Crowdsourcing the direction of the product from the community of education entrepreneurs that use it
- Frequent software upgrade releases that improve the user experience in terms of human connectivity online, learner autonomy, and the ability to learn quickly.
LifterLMS helps education entrepreneurs in four areas.
LifterLMS offers a complete learning management system for building courses, lessons, quizes, lesson discussions, progress tracking, analytics and more. The students have a dashboard where they can access their courses and view their achievements and certificates.
It also comes with it’s own ecommerce engine designed specifically for selling courses and memberships. The site owner can create a range of access plans for their courses and memberships. LifterLMS comes with a manual payment gateway, and they offer some premium add-ons with services like Stripe and PayPal to bring in more advanced payment gateways and provide deeper support for one time and recurring payments.
LifterLMS also offers an engagement system designed to keep learners engaged by deliver engagements based on user behavior inside the learning management system. The three types of engagements are personalized emails, achievement badges and certificates.
A LifterLMS platform also allows education entrepreneurs to sell groups of courses at once through membership levels. Courses protect LifterLMS lessons so the learning content is only available to successfully enrolled students.
LifterLMS is free to get started. Anyone can download the LifterLMS software for free from the LifterLMS website.
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