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Re: [school-discuss] The Sakai Project
Dr. Robert G. Rittenhouse wrote:
Yes these types of projects are a really good thing.
Cameron Miller wrote:
Personally I think there are a lot of good light weight portal and
courseware products right now. The big University folks seem to like
java, java server pages, and high end hardware. Maybe those make
sense on 20,000 to 40,000 student campuses.
I do believe one of our local universities is running uPortal and
they're under 5,000 students.
I'm personally really pleased to see systems such as this -- by schools
for schools. This is the way a lot of academic computing worked when I
was a grad student way back when. I think we're also beginning to see
the same thing with respect to academic publishing.
We're currently using Blackboard -- we're looking at almost $10,000
licensing next year. I'm told WebCT pricing is about the same. We're
engaged in a project to find an alternative.
For alternate courseware check out:
They have a bunch of courseware reviewed and compared, proprietary and