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[school-discuss] Re: [IIEP] Recent trends
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- Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 15:00:56 -0500
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Wayne Mackintosh wrote:
Claude (& FLOSS friends)
Great to have you leading the forum - we are privileged to benefit from
the depth of your experience in both FLOSS and education.
>From my perspective I have observed three significant trends over the
last year which hold huge promise for the future of FLOSS and OERs in
1. *Increased adoption of open source LMSs at large distance education
For example: Moodle at the British Open University, the Open
Polytechnic of New Zealand and Athabasca university; and Sakai by the
University of South Africa. This attests to the reliability and
scalability of open source technologies in the Education sector.
I believe their is also increased adoption within universities (we've
switched to Moodle).
On the downside there is a lot of concern about Blackboard's LMS patent.