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joule 1.1 Gets New Chat, Forum Tools

Moodlerooms has released an update to joule, its learning management system based on the open source Moodle platform. The latest release, version 1.1, expands support for chat and adds new forum features and enhanced administration.

Moodle 1.9.8 Tackles Security Vulnerabilities

Moodle has released an update to its open source learning management system for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

Microsoft Plugin Connects Office to Moodle

Microsoft has released a new plugin that lets Office users connect directly with the open source learning management system Moodle.

Oracle Changes Solaris 10 Licensing and Support Options

Now that Oracle has completed its acquisition of Sun, its strategy for Solaris customer support is becoming more clear. And that starts with changes to the license and support terms that may limit use of Solaris 10.

Companies Look To Grow Moodle LMS Video Usage

Two companies have teamed up to expand the use of video capabilities in the Moodle online course management system.

Moodle Connects with Adobe Acrobat Connect

Open source learning management system Moodle is gaining additional Web conferencing capabilities thanks to a new open source plugin from Remote-Learner that integrates the LMS with the Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro service.

International Nonprofit Helps Haitian Students Begin To Rebuild

On the heels of its introduction into Afghanistan, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), a nonprofit aimed at bringing computers and Internet access to students in need throughout the world, has begun to make inroads into another country in the process of rebuilding: Haiti.

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State Leaders Weigh In on Open Source Assessment

Open source assessments have great potential for cost savings, collaboration, and standards adoption, but there are also some perception barriers that stand in the way of wider adoption in the immediate future, according to a new report exploring the attitudes of state assessment and technology leaders.

OLAT 6.3 Expands Learning Resources, Reporting

OLAT, an open source learning management system (LMS), has been updated to version 6.3, expanding various media resources, adding new search capabilities, and enhancing notifications and reporting.

IBM Launches Public Cloud Service

Extending upon the private cloud offerings launched last year, IBM is the latest major player to launch a commercial hosted service.

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