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Re: [school-discuss] killer apps, ISO files and introduction

Hello, Evan,

Some thoughts below:

Evan Leibovitch wrote:
Hi Marc,
Have you tried Sakai? How does it compare to Moodle in your opinion?

In this field I'm far too novice yet to have an educated opinion. :-)

I suspect, though, that in the case of comparative systems I'm somewhat
challenged. The institution at which I'm doing much of my "web community
architecture" work has a heavy existing investment in Moodle and is
unlikely to change quickly, even should superior alternatives appear

Having said that, it's always a good idea to be aware of the whole
landscape, to have at least one person on the team aware of the
alternatives. And the nice thing about open source is that "borrowing"
worthwhile features from other packages isn't just allowed, it's
standard practise. :-)
Toward that end, I'd strongly recommend taking a look at what can be done in Drupal. We work with a variety of open source apps, including Moodle and Drupal, and the flexibility of Drupal makes it an ideal platform on which to to build.

Of course, I am biased, given that I just wrote a book on using Drupal in Education :)


- Evan


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