CMS Review for Wednesday, January 7, 2004

CMS Review - a resource on elearning & Course management Systems

Wed., Jan. 07, 2004

IN THIS ISSUE


VIEWPOINT
NEWS & PRODUCT UPDATES
CASE STUDY
TECH NOTES
READER RESPONSE

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Sponsored By: CyberLearning Labs
Course Management System Alternative
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CMS Viewpoint

Hoping for a Year of Standards in 2004

Frank Tansey

There’s a gift left unwrapped from the holidays. One that I have been waiting to open for seven years, but I really hope I can open in 2004. Standards are coming of age, and I am really looking forward to taking advantage of all the work that is maturing. Inside my package are eLearning standards for Course Management Systems.

Before proceeding, you need to know I am lumping specifications and standards into one package. To help you out, think of specification as being the early consensus of an approach to the solution for a problem. Think of a specification as the peer-reviewed blessing of the solution.


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Sponsored By: 101 TechStrategies
101 TechStrategies: The Anti-Spam Summit
It used to be a canned luncheon meat, but now it is a pervasive problem in enterprise communications. Everybody deals with it, but it is a headache those responsible for keeping the network going in organizations of all sizes. 101communications is interested in finding out how you deal with spam. As content is developed for the 101TechStrategies: The Anti-Spam Summit, March 17 – 19, we're searching for interesting stories about how you battle spam and keep your organization spam free. Have you had successes, utter failures, or creative uses of different spam fighting technologies? Share your story and it may be picked to run in an upcoming digital publication on anti-spam strategies being published by the 101 Conference Group in conjunction with the upcoming summit. Deadline is January 30, so take a moment and tell us how you keep spam off of your organization's menu. Mail your stories to Jim Turner at jturner@101com.com.

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CMS News & Product updates

SCT Takes Top Honors from 19th Annual (SIIA) Codie Awards

SCT's Banner administrative software for higher education has been named as finalists in the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) 19th annual Codie Awards competition recognizing the software industry’s “finest products and services.”

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Just in case . . . $1.5B more waiting at the bank

Hoping for American and European regulatory approval for its takeoverbid for PeopleSoft, Oracle has obtained a $1.5B credit line. The newcredit line is in addition to a $5B credit line Oracle had already obtained.

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Oracle Extends Deadline for Share Bids to Acquire PeopleSoft

The merger appears currently stalled, with low interest from shareholders as American and European regulatory commissions examine itsimpact and legalities.

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ANGEL/Web-Based Training Integration Now Available

Web-Based Training (WBT) and ANGEL, Penn State's Course Management System have combined to create a simpler and more efficient process for faculty, staff and students to take advantage of WBT courses. The integration of the two systems is currently under development, and by the spring semester, faculty and group owners will be able to assign appropriate WBT courses to their students or group members through ANGEL.

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SCT sold to SunGard Data Systems

SCT's 1,300 current college and university customers are told that thecompany will continue to be led by SCT executives.

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CMS Case Study

CourseWork at Stanford University

CourseWork is an open source, modular course Web sitedevelopment and distribution system, commonly termed a coursemanagement system (CMS), that was developed by Stanford University and is the primarily CMS in use today at the University. CourseWork is designed both for faculty with little Web experience, who will be able to develop their course Web site quickly, and for expert Web-users, who can organize complex, Web-based materials and link them to Coursework’s communication, authorization, and assessment tools. Using CourseWork, instructors and TAs can set up a course Web site that displays announcements, online readings, a dynamic syllabus and schedule, online assignments and quizzes, a discussion forum for students, and a grade book.

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CMS TechNotes

SAKAI Project Working to Enhance "Code Mobility" in CMS

Several universities in have formed the SAKAI consortium to begin workto, among other things, produce a complete course management system andother solutions based on OKI open service interface and JSR 168 portletstandards.

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Sponsored By: Syllabus
Eleventh Annual Summer Conference on Education Technology
Plan to present at the Eleventh Annual Summer Conference on Education Technology held in the San Francisco July 18-22, 2004. Only a few days left to submit your proposal. Proposals for breakout sessions, panels, and workshops are due January 12. For details and further information, go to:

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