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Harold JarchePerson was signed in when posted
03-12-2003
11:36 Atlantic
Here is a Whitepaper on "why I love professional open source", by Marc Fleury, of JBoss. I'd love to give you a quote, but the document is protected. It's about the business model of selling services related to OSS, and making a decent living.

http://www.jboss.org/modules/html/white3.pdf
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Harold JarchePerson was signed in when posted
25-11-2003
22:52 Atlantic
Atutor 1.3 Released
The website has a new look, and it's a lot easier to find information. There is lots of action on the forum, and there are new tools available in addition to the main course management system. French & Spanish are ready for use as well. For the academic sector, Atutor is an excellent choice, and it beats $50,000+ a year for comparable proprietary systems.
http://www.atutor.ca/atutor/index.php
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Harold JarchePerson was signed in when posted
25-11-2003
11:31 Atlantic
Easy to use Wiki
"UseModWiki is an implementation of the original Wiki concept created by Ward Cunningham. A "wiki" is a website that is collaboratively edited by its users, including the ability to change text written by other users."
http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/wiki.pl
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Harold JarchePerson was signed in when posted
17-11-2003
17:08 Atlantic
CMS Examples This site shows a number of example CMS, by type: Portals, Blogs, e-commerce, groupware, forums, and e-learning. It's a good place to start.
http://www.opensourcecms.com/index.php
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Harold JarchePerson was signed in when posted
11-11-2003
22:20 Atlantic
Get it from the Source
Here is the easiest way to keep up to date with the latest developments from each of the major Open Source learning systems. Too bad the commercial vendors didn't have this! Just open the "Sourceforge" folder on this link. Bloglines | EdTechPost's Blogs
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Harold JarchePerson was signed in when posted
05-11-2003
13:17 Atlantic
If you're interested in using Web Logs for educational purposes, take a look at Disruptive Technology, which includes a Blog, geared toward the more technical aspects of publishing direct to the web.
http://www.disruptivetechnology.net
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Harold JarchePerson was signed in when posted
31-10-2003
10:38 Atlantic
Updated list of Open Source Learning-related Systems (see post #2 for original).

LMS:
OpenLMS is an N-tier application using J2EE EJB (pre-Alpha)
http://www.openlms.org
ILIAS open source is a joint German educational initiative (in Alpha)
http://www.ilias.uni-koeln.de/ios/index-e.html
Previously known as Eduzope, Eduplone is in production, as a multi-country European initiative;
http://eduplone.org/

Open Source CMS:
Open Source Website Content Management System, based on Java & XML;
http://www.opencms.org
phpWebSite, web site content management system, by Appalachian State University;
http://phpwebsite.appstate.edu/
Red Hat CMS, was an educational application, but now a Content Management System (cost);
http://www.redhat.com/software/rha/cms/
Sparkplug CMS (Customizable ColdFusion CMS for $US100);
http://www.13amp.net/index.html
Open Knowledge Initiative:
OKI supports interoperability, through O.K.I. Service Interface Definitions, by MIT;
http://web.mit.edu/oki/product/index.html

The Fedora Project: An Open-Source Digital Repository Management System (Library)
Jointly developed by the University of Virginia and Cornell University;
http://www.fedora.info

Open Source LCMS:
Interactive Learning Environment, by Brad Cox
http://virtualschool.edu/ile/tut/HomePage
DotLRN Enterprise Portal & CMS, developed by MIT;
http://dotlrn.org/
Moodle CMS, in 34 languages, from Australia;
http://moodle.org
ATutor LCMS by the University of Toronto
http://www.atutor.ca/

Open Source Virtual Classroom:
Manhattan Virtual Classroom by Western New England College
http://manhattan.sourceforge.net/
KEWL from University of the Western Cape, South Africa;
http://cvs.uwc.ac.za/
Creation of Study Environments (COSE) by Staffordshire University;
http://www.staffs.ac.uk/COSE/
Interact by the Christchurch College of Education, New Zealand (SCORM & IMS compliant);
http://cce-interact.sourceforge.net/

Open Source Web-based computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environment:
Future Learning Environment from UIAH Media Lab, University of Art and Design Helsinki
http://fle3.uiah.fi/

Wikis
TikiWiki’s major features include: article, forum, newsletter, blog, file/image gallery, wiki, drawing, tracker, directory, poll/survey, quiz, FAQ, chat,

banner, webmail, calendar, category, ACL, etc. http://tikiwiki.org

245 plates-formes en français:
http://thot.cursus.edu/rubrique.asp?no=12074
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Harold JarchePerson was signed in when posted
23-10-2003
11:51 Atlantic
According to its developer, "Although Interactive Learning Environment in its present form is very new, it is the culmination of a decade of research into how interactive (i.e. dynamic, programmable) learning environments can be built by ordinary folks, people whose interests are teaching, not programming." ILE is built in Ruby, a lesser-known language, but one which the developer feels gives end-users more control.
http://virtualschool.edu/ile/
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Harold JarchePerson was signed in when posted
22-10-2003
19:51 Atlantic
Here's a fairly comprehensive list of Open Source Course Management Systems:
http://www.edtechpost.ca/gems/open_source_cms3.htm
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Harold JarchePerson was signed in when posted
21-10-2003
11:48 Atlantic
From DEOS-L archives: BlackBoard & WebCT vs Moodle
http://lists.psu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0310&L=deos-l&F=&S=&P=5511
Edited 21-10-2003 12:01
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Harold JarchePerson was signed in when posted
21-10-2003
11:23 Atlantic
The Center of Open Source & Government at http://www.egovos.org/ is a good starting point for those in government and the private sector looking at open source as an option. One of the documents, "Transitioning An Industry to Open Source Software: O-STEP", describes a software development model that will benefit end-users as well as development companies (it's even available in OpenOffice.org format!). There is also a link to the US Department of Defense policy on using open source software.
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Harold JarchePerson was signed in when posted
16-10-2003
21:58 Atlantic
Thomas Goetz writes on how the Open Source model is taking the global economy by storm.
"Software is just the beginning ... open source is doing for mass innovation what the assembly line did for mass production. Get ready for the era when collaboration replaces the corporation."
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.11/opensource.html
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Harold JarchePerson was signed in when posted
15-10-2003
22:03 Atlantic
Learn how OpenOffice.org can be used in schools:
http://marketing.openoffice.org/education/schools/
Edited 15-10-2003 22:03
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Harold JarchePerson was signed in when posted
08-10-2003
13:50 Atlantic
Here's a note from today's OPENOFFICE.ORG Newsletter, regarding school use of OpenOffice.org for desktop applications.

"Hi,
thanks to the collaboration between the PLIO OpenOffice.org Italian Lang Project), Free Software Foundation Italy, and ASSOLI (Italian Free Software Association), OOo has been officially listed as alternative Office Suite in an administrative act directed to all Italian schools.
This act was originally thought for the introduction of the Sun's School Initiative in Italy, but now has been extended to OOo in all those cases where StarOffice license is not applicable (i.e, when PCs are shared by students and other people, when the students want to "play" with the sources, etc).
Students in Italy are more than 8.000.000.
The PLIO will start soon a project with some local CD-ROM distributors in order to supply OOo to all students (or schools) who may request it.
Regards,
Gianluca"
See http://www.openoffice.org/
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Harold JarchePerson was signed in when posted
07-10-2003
10:14 Atlantic
Coccinella is a new tool, not an LMS, developed in Sweden. The developer states that this is a communication tool, something like a chat program combined with a drawing program, but with a lot of extra things. It is available for Windows, Linux & Mac, and can be hosted or used peer2peer. Coccinella is still in development but could be a good tool for small group learning collaboration, when NetMeeting isn't enough. http://hem.fyristorg.com/matben/
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Harold JarchePerson was signed in when posted
06-10-2003
17:51 Atlantic
Le Quatre-quarts (économiques; politiques; psychologiques; technologiques) de l'Open Source. Ou les raisons de son succès (en particulier dans le monde éducatif). Par l'Université Catholique de Louvain. http://www.icampus.ucl.ac.be/LINUX/document/quatrequarts.html
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