The increased availability and use of open educational resources (OER) may complicate assessment, but assessment methods such as student commentary may help.
The father of Java is leaving the company following the January acquisition of Sun Microsystems. He joins CEO Jonathan Schwartz, Chairman and co-founder Scott McNealy, Director of Web technologies Tim Bray, and open source evangelist Simon Phipps in departing.
With open source learning management systems offering an increasingly rich slate of features and add-ons, more schools are considering a move. Smaller colleges and universities, which may hesitate owing to concerns over support, often turn to third-party companies for help.
Moodle has released an update to its open source learning management system for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.
Microsoft has released a new plugin that lets Office users connect directly with the open source learning management system Moodle.
Moodlerooms has released an update to joule, its learning management system based on the open source Moodle platform. The latest release, version 1.1, expands support for chat and adds new forum features and enhanced administration.
Indiana University and the University of Hawaii are wooing partners to help build an open source IT support solution specifically for higher education.
Now that Oracle has completed its acquisition of Sun, its strategy for Solaris customer support is becoming more clear. And that starts with changes to the license and support terms that may limit use of Solaris 10.
Two companies have teamed up to expand the use of video capabilities in the Moodle online course management system.
Rutgers University in New Jersey has selected an application delivery controller from Crescendo Networks to optimize performance of its Sakai learning management system.