Open Source Solutions


Cultural Shift at a Community College: E-Portfolios Go Campuswide

Tunxis Community College in Connecticut grew an assessment experiment into a schoolwide implementation of electronic portfolios.

Updated Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Aimed at Java Jocks

Oracle has released an update of its Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g, extending its support to more Fusion Middleware components, for the latest Eclipse 3.6 "Helios" release and for Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) tools.

Microsoft Lays Out Its 'Open Cloud' Vision

Microsoft used the occasion of a recent open source conference to advance its vision of an open cloud by breaking it down into four basic principles.

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.

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.