Kaltura CE 3.0 and Red 5

I am going to start from scratch with Kaltura CE 3.0 and RED5 for webcam recording.  I have already successfully modified the Kaltura All-in-One Video plugin to work perfectly with our WordPress website for teachers.  Now I need to get it to work so they can record from a webcamera right into their blogs. When … Read more

Working on the main iBlog website

I am working on the main iBlog website.  There appears to be some issues and I am trying to get to the bottom of them. I have removed WP-SuperCache.  There were a list of issues showing up in the Apache error logs from the plugin.  I am monitoring the server now and hoping that the … Read more

Kaltura Video Editing Version 3.0

All I can say is WOW!  The new Kaltura CE video server is IMPRESSIVE!  I just installed the Kaltura CE v3.0 server on an Ubuntu 10.04 Lamp Server and I couldn’t have been more impressed with everything from the installation procedures and checks to the new and MUCH improved admin consoles. The new KalturaCE v3.0 … Read more

iBlog Moved to new Server – Testing Functionality Now

The District’s WordPress Multisite install “iBlog” has been moved to a new 64 bit server.  With just over 1,000 teacher classroom websites, the server was reaching it’s limits.  We are now running on Ubuntu 64 bit.  We will wait until next week to determine how good or bad this move may be.  I am just … Read more

BigBlueButton Server Upgrade

We are making some preparations and plans for upgrading our BigBlueButton Server next week.  We will be moving to Ubuntu 64 bit servers for all of our district websites.  BBB will be the first to be moved to the new servers!  Can’t wait to try out the new version.  There has been a lot of … Read more

Will K-12 ever offer Online Courses for students run by district staff?

I am wondering if in the near future K-12 districts might begin offering online courses?   With online courses, would it be possible to enroll students from out of the district since they would not be in a typical classroom?  Could we offer specialized programs and courses that other districts do not for a fee?  Could online learning be a money generating program larger districts could provide to smaller ones?   Would K-12 students be able to effectively utilize online courses and be responsible enough to handle it?  Is Michigan Virtual School already doing this and so it is pointless to try?  Could we compete with a lower price with MVS for students who may live in the district but are home schooled or have special needs?  Could we work with MVS to provide courses within their network?

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