Red Hat has introduced a new cloud offering for developers that could emerge as an open source alternative to Microsoft's Windows Azure PaaS-based service.
If you find a good OER (open education resource) and copy it into your project, and meanwhile the OER keeps evolving, your project may quickly become obsolete. But OER Glue (from Tatemae), recognizing the transience of Web 2.0 resources, lets you mash live OERs into your project.
Jasig's uMobile project will develop native mobile campus portal apps for smart phones, initially iOS and Android devices. Jasig is calling on colleges and universities to contribute to the effort.
Flat World Knowledge, which offers a unique, open license model for digital textbook publishing, will be receiving an infusion of capital from major trade book publisher Random House.
Rochester Institute of Technology in New York will be encouraging instructors to develop their skills in open source through participation in workshops sponsored by Red Hat.
Moodle's developers have released an update to the popular open source learning management system. The latest Moodle 2.0.2 and 1.9.11 releases address several major security vulnerabilities and also include some bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Oracle has extended its Application Development Framework (ADF) to include Oracle ADF Mobile Client, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware. It enables developers to create Java-based apps that run locally on mobile devices.
A small UK company has launched a set of free open source computation utilities for college students.
OERs open the door for students to take control of the learning process.