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

What I meant by doing this for fun was this:
I do it as a hobby.
If you are not interested, just say so.
I take no offense.

From: Bill Fitzgerald <bill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: schoolforge-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 8:42:35 PM
Subject: 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
> (http://moodle.yorku.ca/).
> 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

Bill Fitzgerald
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