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Google Unveils Open Source Online Education Software

September 14th, 2012 No comments

Online education startups such as the Khan Academy, as well as new efforts by MIT, Stanford, and Harvard have helped spur interest and add legitimacy to the notion of remote learning. Now Google is lending its brainpower to the rapidly growing space by releasing a tool called Course Builder, open source software that is designed to let anyone create online education courses.

The Course Builder project came by way of another program Google ran earlier this year called Power Searching With Google. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), which attracted about 155,000 students from 196 countries, allowed Google to marry some of the practices now common to online instruction with the company’s robust array of collaboration and communication tools. A new Power Searching session begins in two weeks.

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Why Moodle Sucks

March 24th, 2011 2 comments

Saw an interesting post today titled “Why Open Source Sucks“. The author makes some good points and based on the replies to his post, has rattled the cage of a few open source evangelists. I just love the first comment on that post were Arthur is “suitably shocked” and it’s going to take him an entire month to get over his shock so he can reply…shame on you Adrian 🙂

I love point number 4–in the case of Moodle, this couldn’t be more true!

4. Open source can be great for businesses, or schools with lots of money and lots of time to waste.

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