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Posted about 5 hours ago by Charles Severance
This presentation will give an overview of the Tsugi project and applications of the Tsugi software in building a distributed approach to teaching and learning tools and content. One company involved in the Internet of Things claims that “The next big thing will be a lot of small things”. If we apply this logic to […]
Posted 2 days ago by steveswinsburg
GradebookNG is now included in the recently released Sakai 11! If you want to use the Import From Site feature to migrate content from previous sites to new sites, you need to have GradebookNG in the previous site. You can do this in two ways: Add GradebookNG to the sites you are migrating FROM. You […]
Posted 2 days ago by Charles Severance
As I built Tsugi, I want to ship with a decent, working .htaccess in folders that need it. My most typical use case is that I want to map all the URLs in a folder into a file like index.php. There are two good ways to do this. The old standby is a long set […]
Posted 4 days ago by Phil Hill
By Phil HillMore Posts (424) David Bainbridge, CEO of UK-based Knowledgemotion, wrote a post on Saturday in TechCrunch titled “Edtech is the next fintech” calling out the huge, untapped potential of EdTech. Thanks to Alan Levine for sharing this one. ... [More] … Continue reading → The post TechCrunch: “EdTech – 2017’s big, untapped and safe investor opportunity” appeared first on e-Literate. [Less]
Posted 4 days ago by Phil Hill
By Phil HillMore Posts (424) As I have described to several executives at D2L, there is an interesting gap between the progress we have seen with the company’s product improvements and the reaction we hear from many of their customers. With … ... [More] Continue reading → The post Changes at D2L: A second-hand view from users conference appeared first on e-Literate. [Less]
Posted 4 days ago by steveswinsburg
I’ve just finished building a new Vagrant box for Oracle 12c. This one uses only Vagrant and a shell script. Grab it from github: https://github.com/steveswinsburg/oracle12c-vagrant During the course of this install I came up against several issues ... [More] with the Oracle silent installer itself. There were files missing, an incomplete compilation of binaries (but Oracle reports […] [Less]
Posted 4 days ago by Adam Marshall
Influential Education Technology consultant and blogger Micheal Feldstein has written a fascinating and positive article looking at the relative heath of the Sakai (aka WebLearn), Moodle and Canvas projects based on “development activity”. To do this he has analysed statistics from … Continue reading →
Posted 4 days ago by Phil Hill
By Phil HillMore Posts (424) Goldie Blumenstyk had a fascinating interview with the Depart of Education’s Ted Mitchell on Friday that is well worth reading and / or watching (they have video of the interview along with full transcript). One … ... [More] Continue reading → The post College Scorecard: With victories like these, who needs failures? appeared first on e-Literate. [Less]
Posted 6 days ago by NealC
Phase 1 of the Ra11y plan [1] is complete!  We are one (big) step closer to WCAG2 Certification.    What does this mean? It means that we completed a substantive review of the accessibility of the Sakai system ... [More] by contracting out the assessment to a reputable 3rd party, SSB Bart [2]. Improving Sakai's accessibility means making it easier for people of all abilities to use our system. Our aim, as it always has been, is to make the system genuinely as accessible as possible, which directly impacts students, instructors, and other users in a positive way with a better user experience. We also wish to achieve WCAG 2 certification, which validates the community's hard work in this area. A double win!   The good news is that Sakai, as it stands now, is assessed at 74% compliant, which is not a bad starting point. Also we have gone painstakingly through the 453 identified issues and consolidated them into 51 Jiras [3] .  We are off to a great start and we don't want to lose the momentum!     [1] Ra11y plan - https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/2ACC/rA11y+Plan               [Less]
Posted 12 days ago by Phil Hill
By Phil HillMore Posts (423) LMS evaluations are typically painful ordeals for not just committee members but also for the vendors. They have to provide multiple demos, have lots of Q&A, and write 100+ page proposals based on extensive feature … ... [More] Continue reading → The post Schoology: The strongest LMS you’ve never seen appeared first on e-Literate. [Less]