The University of Washington is gearing up to deploy Kuali Student, a student information system built on Kuali open source platform. The SIS, which will integrate with UW's existing systems, includes modules for student academic planning as well as course and program development.
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.
Following six months of development, Moodle HQ has released a major update to the open source learning management system Moodle.
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 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).
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 is looking for quality assurance testers as developers gear up to release version 2.6 next month.
Open source education technology service provider Unicon has launched Test Drive Student Success Plan, an open source case management suite.
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.
While open source software boasts no licensing fees, costs such as maintenance, support, and storage can bump up the total price.