Open Source Solutions


Lane CC's Award-Winning Faculty Development Program for OER Adoption

The high cost of traditional textbooks has been recognized as a likely roadblock to student success and is one of the reasons institutions are looking at the adoption of open education resources. But converting a course for OER can be a challenge for instructors. Lane Community College's OER Faculty Fellowship program offers both incentives and support for faculty adoption of OER. The college's ongoing OER adoption work of five years earned it a WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award this fall.

Moodle 2.6 Released

Following six months of development, Moodle HQ has released a major update to the open source learning management system Moodle.

Moodle 2.5.3 Released, Moodle 2.6 Passes QA Testing

Moodle has been updated to version 2.5.3. The new version includes minor updates, including bug fixes, accessibility improvements, and feature improvements.

Red Hat CloudForms Adds Supports for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Red Hat has announced Red Hat CloudForms 3.0, the latest version of the company's cloud management platform, which now supports the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and offers additional management capabilities for Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Moodle LMS Gets Boost from Google Summer of Code

With the end of the latest Google "Summer of Code," the open source learning management system Moodle has added several new plugins and feature enhancements thanks to student coders.



Moodle Looks for QA Testers for Release 2.6

Moodle is looking for quality assurance testers as developers gear up to release version 2.6 next month.

Unicon Launches Test Drive Student Success Plan

Open source education technology service provider Unicon has launched Test Drive Student Success Plan, an open source case management suite.

RIT Takes Community Mapping Project to Rwandan High School Students

In a two-year pilot project, led by the Rochester Institute Technology, Rwandan high school students are taking part in a geographic information systems curriculum that puts them in the role of scientist as they collect and analyze data using Android-based phones and tablets.

The True Cost of Open Source

The True Cost of Open Source

While open source software boasts no licensing fees, costs such as maintenance, support, and storage can bump up the total price.

Moodle Gets Security Patches, Feature Improvements

Three updates have been released for the open source learning management system Moodle for the 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5 branches. The minor updates include security patches, bug fixes, and small functionality improvements.