The conference will feature Charlie Reisinger, IT director at Penn Manor School District, which, in 2013, launched Pennsylvania's largest high school 1-to-1 program using Linux and open source software.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Moodle has unveiled version 2.9 of the open source learning platform, featuring a navigation and user interface redesign focused on ease of use for students, educators and administrators.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has selected TAO, an open assessment platform from Open Assessment Technologies, to deliver non-summative Common Core assessments.
EBSCO has launched Orbit, an online catalog of apps designed to enhance EBSCO Discovery for library users.
The CK-12 Foundation, a nonprofit organization that develops open source software for education, has introduced free math and science adaptive practice apps for iOS and Android devices.
Blackboard has updated Moodlerooms, its services for open source learning management system Moodle, with a new interface and improved functionality.
Moodle partner Remote-Learner.net has teamed with Microsoft Open Technologies to integrate Office 365 with Moodle.
A coalition representing 11 state education agencies is setting out to create open educational resources to support math and English/language arts in K–12 schools.
The odds are good that you accomplished something over the course of your life for which you were extremely proud, but the significance of that accomplishment was lost in the explanation to others. After telling them of your grand accomplishment, their retort was along the lines of: "Well, what do you want? A medal?"
- By Tim States, Emmett Dulaney
From an instructor's perspective, there is a great deal of thought that goes into the creation of a new course in Moodle — everything from the template and color scheme to the best way to relay contact information. One of the most important considerations, however, might also be one of the most overlooked: How do you greet the students?
- By Emmett Dulaney, Tim States