Archive for January, 2010
I’ve been surveying Learning Management Systems (LMSs) over the last couple of days for a work project. The LMSs that I’ve been looking at must be Open Source and preferably written in PHP.
It looks like they are pretty similar in most ways – though I am not an educator, so it’s difficult for me to gauge systems on the lesson planning front.
I’ve read some really long, verbose, blog banter back and forth between users of Moodle and Sakai. Most of that got really academic and a lot of that was pointless brand-bashing. My criteria is pretty simple: ease of installation and deployment, stability, extendability and customization. This install won’t be for a TRULY academic implementation but more of a internal training tool for an organization.
So what Open Source LMS would work best for us? (more…)
As I sit here listening to The Beatle’s “You Never Give Me Your Money” from the Abby Road album, my mind has wondered back in time through vivid memories of simple moments in my youth. Moments representing the simple analog bliss of being… golden light of late afternoon peeping around the edges of sunglasses long ago lost.
It was a time before the digital world began to replace the analog world that I grew up in. Cars had no computers. They were mechanical and driven by material, physical means. Computers were still a novelty in the home. They were still high tech and almost sci-fi. Hand-held video game systems didn’t exist. Arcades were where we played video games – for $.25 per game! Cellphones had only recently began to be put in cars. Even pagers were still uncommon and weren’t possessed by non-professionals. Cable TV was still relatively new and so were VCRs. MTV played music videos. (more…)
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