Open Source Solutions


U Michigan Prof Open Sources MOOC Teaching Materials

The course, Programming for Everybody, taught by Charles Severance (on the Coursera platform and at Dr. Chuck Online), introduces participants to Python programming and provides them with the tools to turn around and teach those concepts themselves — or simply to continue their own training in programming.

California Institution Taps Unicon for Sakai Services

California's Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is enlisting open source services company Unicon to support its Sakai learning management system.

The Intersection of Learning Analytics and Openness

As institutions put more stock in learning analytics, campus technology leaders explore how a culture of openness could make the difference between success or failure for the rising technology.

Red Hat Announces New Linux Container Projects

Open source software company Red Hat today announced several new Linux Container projects focused on streamlined application delivery and orchestration across bare metal systems, virtual machines and private and public clouds.

Community College Taps Open Source Software for Student Success

Stanly Community College is using Student Success Plan (SSP), open source case management software from Unicon, to better engage at-risk students and promote student success.



Moodle Feedback

Building Ungraded Feedback Activities in Moodle

There's a hidden gem in Moodle called the Feedback activity. It might not receive a lot of attention, but, once you start experimenting with it, you'll likely find a lot more possibilities for it than you imagined — from simple quiz creation to class discussions designed to keep students engaged in the learning material.

Moodle 2.6.2 Update Resolves Security Issues, Fixes Minor Bugs

Three Moodle updates were released over the weekend, addressing security issues and bugs and adding some minor feature enhancements.

Indiana University Fine-Tuning Kuali OLE With Mellon Foundation Grant

Indiana University has received an $882,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE), an open source library software system that helps research and academic libraries oversee and provide access to their growing collections.

New OpenID Connect Standard Extends Digital Identities Across the Web

A new standard for Internet security and privacy has been ratified by the OpenID Foundation. 

Marist Launches The FOLD Online Learning Community with Style at New York's Fashion Week

Marist College has launched a student-driven online collaborative learning environment called The FOLD (Fashion Online Learning Domain).