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Re: [school-discuss] Creating the 'Killer App'

You might consider using SNS as a system for your school....it is possible
to delete items like discussion boards....and you could add features to our
system such as your proposed interface to koha.

You can check sns out at sns.internetschools.org


On 2/10/02 12:48 AM, "Colin Dellow" <cldellow@> wrote:

> After a couple days of downtime (PCMCIA to PCI bridge card containing
> wireless link *falls out* of PCI slot, all hell breaks lose...), I've now
> caught up with SchoolForge-discuss.
> Paul's idea of a centralised system is very interesting. Other projects
> have gone a long way towards getting Open Source into schools but the
> quality I like the most is being modular-based.
> I don't just mean that you can *add* functionality to something, but that
> you can *remove* it as well.  In an elementary school where I'm helping,
> they want the following services through a website: Mail.  Calendar.  News
> posting system (without forums).  Integration into library system (read:
> Koha).  Ability for teachers to have students do math drills, and track
> their progress online.
> That's not to be found in any of the current offerings, so I'm currently
> going it alone -- but it *is* time we started connecting things together.
> When all is said and done I hope to have a core system (authentication
> would be part of the core), and all the features above existing in a
> completely modularised implementation.  Of course, I won't program the mail
> myself -- I'll write a wrapper for SquirrelMail.  Library system?  I'll
> hook into Koha's database.  Calendar?  Grab one off of freshmeat and
> commence assimilation.
> We've got the parts, why not connect them into a functional intranet?
> Is there anyone else out there interested in this sort of thing?
> Developing it?  Testing it?