Open Source Solutions


OLAT 7.2 Broadens Ajax Support in ePortfolio

A new version of the free and open source learning management system OLAT has been released.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Gains Improved Performance, Reliability, and Hardware Support

Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1.

Moodle 2.0.3 Gets 230 Fixes and Improvements

Moodle 2.0.3 has been released, incorporating more than 200 new features, improvements, bug fixes, and security tweaks (some of them classified as major).

Blackboard Collaborate Boosts Support for Sakai and Moodle

Blackboard has released updates to Elluminate Live and Wimba Classroom, two software tools that make up its Collaborate suite.

Red Hat Expands PaaS-Based Developer Tools

Red Hat has introduced a new cloud offering for developers that could emerge as an open source alternative to Microsoft's Windows Azure PaaS-based service.



OER Glue: 'Use Open Education Resources Where They Are; Integrate With Everyone'

If you find a good OER (open education resource) and copy it into your project, and meanwhile the OER keeps evolving, your project may quickly become obsolete. But OER Glue (from Tatemae), recognizing the transience of Web 2.0 resources, lets you mash live OERs into your project.

Open Source Group Seeks Support from Higher Ed for Mobile Initiative

Jasig's uMobile project will develop native mobile campus portal apps for smart phones, initially iOS and Android devices. Jasig is calling on colleges and universities to contribute to the effort.

NetBeans IDE Adds Support for JDK 7 Developer Preview, HTML5 Editing

Version 7.0 of NetBeans integrated development environment (IDE) is now available for Mac OS X, Windows, Solaris, and Linux. This free, open-source tool supports development of desktop, enterprise, mobile, and Web applications with Java, PHP, JavaScript and Ajax, Groovy and Grails, and C/C++.

Open Textbook Publisher Flat World Knowledge Gets Random House Investment

Flat World Knowledge, which offers a unique, open license model for digital textbook publishing, will be receiving an infusion of capital from major trade book publisher Random House.

Rochester Institute To Repeat Summer Open Source Instructor Training

Rochester Institute of Technology in New York will be encouraging instructors to develop their skills in open source through participation in workshops sponsored by Red Hat.