Wednesday, February 2, 2011

MyNotes - Upstart Course-Management Provider Goes Open Source - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education


Another open source course management system....


Quotes:
Upstart Course-Management Provider Goes Open Source - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Upstart Course-Management Provider Goes Open Source January 31, 2011, 10:27 pm By Josh Keller
      • Instructure, a course-management software company that recently won a large contract in Utah, announced on Tuesday that it would make most of its software platform available for free under an open-source license.
        • Josh Coates, Instructure's chief executive, promoted the platform's ease of use and its integration with outside services like Facebook and Google Docs.
          • To drive home that point, Instructure released a Web video on Tuesday that spoofs Apple Computer's famous "1984″ advertisement that introduced the Mac. In the new ad, Big Brother is represented by Blackboard in place of IBM.
            • Mr. Coates minced no words in describing other competitors, either. Desire2Learn is "Blackboard Jr.," he said; Moodle is "kind of kludgy"; Sakai is "off in left field a little bit."

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              1 comment:

              hoan nguyen said...

              Wow! It sure is a nice contract. I have not seen the ad myself but it sounds like a good way to advertise their technology. Also, I like the fact that it's available for free under an open-source license.

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