Managing Learning Using Open Source Solutions

  • Thursday, March 08, 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • UMBC Technology Center 1450 South Rolling Road ● 3rd Floor, Cafeteria ● Halethorpe, MD 21227 ● 410-455-8670


5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Registration
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Networking
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Program/Q&A
Registration is closed
The US Office of Personnel and Management (OPM) GoLearn Program serves as a catalyst for transforming the way government manages human capital by effectively and efficiently implementing solutions that align workforce development with organizational goals, resulting in improved mission attainment.  A key solution in their portfolio includes their learning management system (LMS) that is based on the Moodle open source web application (  This multi-tenancy solution supports multiple federal agencies and hundreds of thousands of users with a robust and highly efficient learning delivery model.  In this presentation, the following topics will be discussed:
  • The GoLearn Program and how agencies benefit from this federal solution
  • The journey to select and deploy an open source LMS as the foundational technology 
  • The pros and cons associated with an open source LMS (or any other) product 
  •  How to learn more about open source LMS options.

Our presenter: Mr. Peratino has 40 years service with the federal government across all facets of human performance improvement. He is currently the Director of Innovations with OPM's Emerging Solutions group employing advanced technology solutions to a range of training, performance support, testing, and human capital challenges. Previously as the Director of GoLearn, the federal government's on-line university, Mr. Peratino oversaw development and delivery of on-line training and LMS implementation for all cabinet-level agencies. While serving as the director of GoLearn, Mr. Peratino was also the Director of USA Jobs managing the job posting and application system for all federal government jobs. Prior to joining OPM, Mr. Peratino worked in the U. S Department of Labor, Assistant Secretary for Policy Office in the capacity of Director of Distance Learning Policy and Programs using technology-based solutions to enhance the performance and productivity of individuals. Previously Mr. Peratino was the Director of Distributed Learning Programs at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) where he set-up the first virtual university in all of government.

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