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Re: [school-discuss] Bouncing ideas around

Hi All,

Your ideas are very interesting Justin, and well worth discussing.
There's another idea that needs discussing first, though.

SchoolForge as an organization has been basically moribund for sometime
now.  The ones of us who started it initially have dispersed, to other
interests or just out into the ether.  I keep the mailing list running,
but I don't think anyone is really maintaining the website, the
AppIndex, or any of the other parts of the system.  This is a sad state
of affairs.

The Application Index is still running on my server and gets a lot of hits. More updates in terms of the applications would be nice. If someone was interested in that, I would do something with it also. However, I basically wrote this to allow Doug to not burn himself. Unfortunately, this didn't work! (grin)

I would very much like to see SchoolForge be revitalized and made into a
valuable resource for educators world-wide.  To that end, I'd like to
pass the torch to some of you, who have the knowledge, the interest, and
the enthusiasm to make this project what it was intended to be (or to
take it in a new more useful direction).  If any of you are interested
in taking on this responsibility and receiving the awesome fame and
prestige that goes with it :), either speak up here (preferably) or
email me directly and we'll see what we can do.

One idea that appeals to me is to resurrect the Online Teachers Testbank. It stores questions in a variety of formats and allows a teacher to assemble a test from lists of questions. It would be interesting to see if there was any interest in this...

Otherwise, pushing Open Admin for Schools forward pretty much sucks up any free time I have (I'm a high school teacher also).

Thanks, Doug.

Les Richardson