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[seul-edu] Re: quiztg: quiting quiz task group and SEUL-EDU
On Tue, 1 Aug 2000, Daniel P. Kionka wrote:
>I am dropping out of SEUL-EDU, and since I was officially leader of the
>quiz task group, I thought I should let everyone know.
Dan you were very helpful!
Please, don't delete your pages on quiz surveys.
>I was interesting in developing or helping with a quiz system because I
>was teaching an online computer science class at a community college.
>After doing a few classes I decided that I never want to teach an online
>class again. I obviously lost interest in quiz software as well.
Me too have quit education some time ago, but I still hope that
my project will come true. (The itch to scratch has gone but
the obligation to community didn't).
>My last comment is something I said before and most people disagreed
>with. Don't bother creating the world's greatest stand-alone quiz
>system. No one is going to use it. It must be part of a complete
>system with a bulletin board, email, enrollment, grading, personal web
>sites, etc. I used WebCT for my classes, and now I am too spoiled to
>ever consider a non-integrated package.
I still don't agree.
There must be a standalone backend engine. And let frontends be
integrated to whatever app it is needed. Yes, it could be
advertised and packaged together with some community-ware
software and look like "integrated".
The power of UNIX is coming from the possibility to construct
complexes by combining simpler tools. Or lets rename SEUL
to SEUW2K ;-)
Sincerely yours, Roman Suzi
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