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4 Tips for Adopting Open Source Software in K-12

The cost savings of open source software aren't too bad. But without a focus on what's needed and what will be accepted in any given situation, an OSS implementation might be doomed to failure. We've compiled tips from a dozen expert sources to help K-12 IT directors improve the odds of success for their open source initiatives.

PBS TeacherLine Moves to Moodle for Course Management

Online professional development program PBS TeacherLine has made the conversion to the popular open source learning management system (LMS) Moodle. The organization said it made the move in order to make its program easier for schools to customize in offering it to their educators.

Blackboard To Expand Content Options

Blackboard has teamed up with textbook providers McGraw-Hill, Follett, and Barnes & Noble to enhance the availability of educational content in Blackboard Learn, the company's flagship online learning management platform.

How To Get Started with Open Source in K-12

Open source has proved attractive for K-12 school districts for any number of reasons, from upfront cost savings to freedom from cumbersome restrictions to the quality of the software itself. But how does a school or district get started with it? Three K-12 IT directors shared their experiences with THE Journal--the good and the bad, as well as the lessons they've learned in the process.

Kaltura Releases Blackboard Building Block To Add Video

Kaltura, a company that develops open source products for creating and managing video on Web sites, has published a Blackboard Building Block that allows users to integrate video into their Blackboard Learn environments.

Desire2Learn To Expand Mobile Offerings

Desire2Learn this week unveiled an update to its mobile learning management system client, Desire2Learn 2Go.

It's Learning LMS Adds Third-Party Application Support

Ed tech developer it's learning has added support for externally hosted extensions and an application store to its eponymous Web-based course management system. The company has also added more than 120 other new features to the system.

Blackboard To Chalk Up Elluminate, Wimba

Blackboard is buying out ed tech developers Elluminate and Wimba, whose technologies are in use by more than 2,600 schools, colleges, and universities in the United States and around the world.

SuccessNet Plus Integrates Assessment Driven Personalized Instruction into Curriculum

Pearson has launched SuccessNet Plus, a new learning management system combining curriculum, assessment, and administration features into one package.

Moodle 1.9.9 Released

Moodle has released an update to its open source, cross-platform learning management system. Moodle 1.9.9 includes fixes for minor bugs and also addresses four security vulnerabilities, including two that Moodle developers have labeled as "critical."

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