At Kuali Days VII, rSmart announced several agreements for 2008 aimed at helping colleges and universities implement Kuali's open source enterprise solutions.
New versions of Moodle have been released, bringing the most recent stable build to 1.9.3. The latest round of updates includes a number of bug fixes and security enhancements, as well as improvements to the SCORM module.
Sun Microsystems has recently announced the availability of its new Unified Storage Systems, the Sun Storage 7000 family. Also know as Amber Road, the initial release includes three products: the Sun Storage 7110, 7210, and 7410.
Phoenix-based Cernunnos Team has announced the public launch of Cernunnos 1.0.0, a set of Java component libraries for use with uPortal, an open source enterprise portal designed for universities.
OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) has formed a new committee to foster interoperability and conformance with the OpenDocument Format (ODF) standard, according to an announcement issued on Monday by the not-for-profit consortium.
Wimba recently announced that it's expanded its support for Moodle, the popular open source learning management system. The enhanced support is designed to make it easier to integrate the Wimba Collaboration Suite in Moodle environments and broaden the features available, including a new new voice-mail feature that instructors and students can use to talk (literally) about homework or other issues.
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North Carolina State University and IBM have announced plans to provide every student in North Carolina access to educational resources through NC State's Virtual Computing Lab (VCL), an open source, Web-based technology. Through this cloud--which is a set of Internet-based resources--students at the university, as well as K-12 schools and other colleges around the state will have access to educational materials, software applications and computing and storage resources.
Nearly half of public universities and public four-year colleges in the United States reported central IT budget cuts in fall 2008, according to new research released Wednesday by The Campus Computing Project. That's up significantly over last year. At the same time, open source software is looking more appealing to campuses, with about a fourth reporting a "high likelihood" that they will migrate to an open source LMS within the next five years.