[Xerte] Re: Cost/price for Xerte

Fred Riley Fred.Riley at bcu.ac.uk
Thu May 1 10:09:22 BST 2014

G'day yerself :)

As with all Open Source systems, the costs are in humans, not the software. In the UK, if you wanted a Learning Technologist to install, configure and administer Xerte, then advocate its use in blended learning, the going rate would be £32k-£37k. For a consultant, maybe £250-£300/day (an ex-colleague of mine at Heriot-Watt, who ran her own e-learning consultancy, would charge that). I'm sure that you could translate those numbers into Aussie dollars. 

I'd say that Xerte Toolkits is pretty easy to set up, as an administrator - the costs in terms of time and money would be in getting academics and teachers to use it constructively and to incorporate it into their learning and teaching, hence the need for a Learning Technologist or similar. 

Just my 2 cents worth - I'd be interested to read the views of others on the human costs, not least as I'm kinda interested in e-learning consultancy myself... ;-)



-----Original Message-----
From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Douglas Brown
Sent: 01 May 2014 09:02
To: xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
Subject: [Xerte] Cost/price for Xerte

Gidday fellow Xerte users,

We are exploring the use of various software tools and we like what we've seen so far towards suggesting it as a tool to enhance our Uni's Moodle-based offerings.

I'd love to get your impressions on the costs per designer/developer and other related costs and especially if you have any suggestions or comments on incorporating Xerte.

Thanks in advance.


Douglas Brown
Online Learning Designer
University of New England (Parramatta), NSW Australia

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