Open Source eLearning

Anyone that has been reading my blog can see that we have been actively persuing a complete open source online eLearning system that includes: Social Networking, ePortfolios, Video Conferencing, and Instruction/Interaction/Learning. We currently have 2 pieces in place:  Moodle and Mahara AKA. Mahoodle.  This allows for social networking, student blogs and website building, file storage, … Read more

Revisiting DimDim Again…

DimDim has just released version 4.5 and it looks like they are well on their way to having a first class product.  We have been interested in DimDim for many reasons but most importantly, we wanted to have it integrated as part of our Moodle platform. We have been testing many systems for video and … Read more

How to get teachers blogging

Our District has over 600 teacher blogs in various states of use and growing by about 5-10 every 2 weeks.  This is an AMAZING feat and deserves recognition for our teachers who use the blogging tool.  I think we have roughly 1200 teachers total.  When you add in the 300 or so teachers who are … Read more

Online High School Newspaper

I am working with a group of talented writers at one of our High Schools to create an online Newspaper for their school.  With the costs of printing and limited space on the smaller sized paper, the students were frustrated that they couldn’t do more.  Well, now they can!  We are going to use Joomla … Read more

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