Is this a major play for market share, a genuine effort to promote development and cross-pollination in the LMS market, or a bit of both?
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A university student takes issue with my approach and brings up some great points about educational technology.
It wasn't scientific. The reporting tools stunk. The data were paltry. And yet it's abundantly clear that there is significant room for improvement and competition in the SIS market.
Can the open sourcing of a sophisticated LMS finally break the log jam in the LMS market caused by the ubiquity of Blackboard and the easy "free-ness" of Moodle?
Love 'em or hate 'em, these are my most-read Ed Tech stories of 2010.
Sure I love my Mac, but will Apple really power an Ed Tech revolution? I don't think so.
Every year, most of us who spend time in Ed Tech-land come back from a summer spent fixing, upgrading, enhancing, and developing, excited for the possibilities of a new year. Without students and teachers around, we might have had a chance to work and experiment unfettered, discovering a new open source tool that could be great for classroom use or a new vendor whose latest product was worth shuffling budgets if we could just get their tools into students' hands.
Cool new features and top notch customer service...It's enough to make you not mind paying for software.
Ubuntu clearly rivals Windows 7 in terms of stability, speed, and functionality. Yet school IT staff who try to take advantage of this free software often meet with serious resistance.
I think most of us know that Ubuntu 10.04 launches today.