Open Source Solutions


Moodlerooms Teams with Perceptis for 24/7 Moodle Support

Open source service provider Moodlerooms is teaming up with Perceptis to provide 24/7 help desk services for Moodle.

Google Kills Wave

Google has pulled the plug on Wave, the company's effort to provide a shared online communications hub.

Ryerson U Funds Development of uPortal Editing Component

Toronto's Ryerson University has taken delivery of a portlet that allows users to enter HTML content through a WYSIWYG interface for posting in the university's portal.

Pioneering Open Content in Higher Ed

Years before most institutions of higher education would start paying attention to the "open content" concept, the University of South Florida's mechanical engineering department was already in the throes of setting up its own "come one, come all" approach to online information sharing.

Moodle 1.9.9 Released

Moodle has released an update to its open source, cross-platform learning management system. Moodle 1.9.9 includes fixes for minor bugs and also addresses four security vulnerabilities, including two that Moodle developers have labeled as "critical."



Ian Dolphin is New Sakai Foundation Executive Director

At their annual conference held this week in Denver, the Sakai community is officially welcoming Ian Dolphin as the new Sakai Foundation executive director.

WSO2 Launches Open-Source Cloud Platform

Open-source middleware maker WSO2 has launched an open source cloud platform that should be of interest to enterprise Java developers. Called Stratos, it's a fully hosted application platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for building and deploying apps and services "with instant provisioning of enterprise servers, including the portal, enterprise service bus (ESB) and application server."

Yahoo Develops Interface Classification System for Hadoop

Developers at Yahoo have been working on a new interface classification system in Hadoop to distinguish two facets of an interface from the perspective of backward compatibility: the audience of the interface and the stability of the interface.

Microsoft Offers Dev Tools for Outlook

Microsoft this week released two new open source tools to help developers take advantage of the .PST file format that's used in the Outlook e-mail client app.

Josh Baron on Education Technology and Disruptive Change

Marist College’s Director of Academic Technology and eLearning, a Campus Technology 2010 keynoter, talked with CT about potential disruptive changes ahead that may not only alter how we use technology for teaching and learning, but might turn higher education infrastructure on its ear.