Selección de ferramentas de aprendizaxe colaborativa

Selección de ferramentas de aprendizaxe colaborativa

Group Scribbles Collaborative Tool

Group Scribbles Collaborative Tool

The Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International is pleased to announce the beta release of Group Scribbles, a new cross-platform collaborative tool that enables educators to rapidly design new group learning activities without the need for programming.

OpenAcademic

Open AcademicOpenAcademic

Those of us distraught by the turn suggested by Blackboard's patent announcement and suit against Desire2Learn can take heart from the following announcement from OpenAcademic:

"We are happy to announce the launch of the OpenAcademic project. This project is dedicated to integrating Elgg, Drupal, Moodle, and Mediawiki. All code developed under this project will be released back to the respective communities under an open source license, and it will be freely available to download and distribute."

The project's home page is at http://www.openacademic.org.

Academic Commons, 02/09/06

Bill Fitzgerald: Elgg, Drupal, and Moodle -- the components of an online learning environment

Bill Fitzgerald: Elgg, Drupal, and Moodle -- the components of an online learning environment

Elgg, Drupal, and Moodle all have a role to play in providing tools for learning communities. The example outlined in this post illustrates one way these three applications can work together in an academic setting. At the outset, however, it needs to be stressed that this is one solution chosen from among many. These three applications can be used by different institutions in different ways in response to specific institutional needs.

Elgg

ElggElgg

Elgg is the creation of Ben Werdmuller and David Tosh. The concept behind the system is to develop a fully customizable learning landscape. To achieve this Elgg is a hybrid of weblogging, e-portfolios and social networking. It is hoped this combination of features will provide an engaging environment for learners to create their own learning space and then connect to others, forming online communities of learning.

Learning is not a solitary pursuit and we feel real strength can be achieved from the creation of learning communities. Students interacting with: peers, tutors, lecturers, resources etc. The sharing of knowledge, ideas and problems can help foster a sense of belonging and development.

There are two options to get an Elgg account. You can register for an individual account hosted by Elgg or you can take the system and install it on your own server. Elgg is an open source application.

It is hoped Elgg will be a fun, useful tool which gives learners the opportunity to find resources and people relevant to them, creating powerful communities of learning.

We would really appreciate all feedback and comments so we can continue to develop and improve the system. We would also appreciate details on your usage habits and features you would like to see added.

What is the purpose of Elgg?

Elgg has been developed to serve as a stand alone personal learning landscape or as a complimentary addition to existing learning environments. The emphasis with Elgg is very much on the learner. Elgg looks to give learners the means to control and own their own development and growth through the use of everyday web technologies.

Elgg's initial concept was as a different type of e-portfolio, developed to contrast most current e-portfolio systems which are nothing more than form filling exercises to satisfy institutional requirements.

However, as the system has grown and developed (thanks to huge user input) Elgg has morphed into what we have coined a personal learning landscape. This learning landscape provides learners with the ability to control their own learning through the creation of their own online learning communities (both formal and ad-hoc), connection to other learners and resources, reflective potential, information gathering and sharing.

iFolder

iFolder

iFolder is a file sharing solution for workgroup and enterprise environments.

Using the iFolder client, users can share mutiple directories of files across a local area network with other users. Using the iFolder client coupled with either the iFolder Enterprise Server or Simple Server users can share across the internet with other users.

Sponsored by Novell, the iFolder project is built on the mono/.Net framework to integrate seamlessly into existing desktop environments.

Elgg: Weblogs e redes sociais para a educación

Elgg: Weblogs e redes sociais para a educación

Elgg é unha ferramenta de código libre dirixida a construír redes sociais en educación, conectando profesores, alumnos e recursos a través de comunidades de aprendizaxe.Cada usuario:

  • dispón dun blog
  • un espazo de carga de arquivos que lle permite compartilos
  • pode crear un amplo perfil de usuario
  • pode crear redes de amigos
  • pode crear comunidades que dispoñan dos seus propios blogs e listas de pertencia

Elgg permite a libre categorización e o envío por RSS de todo tipo de contidos. Cada usuario pode definir os niveis de acceso (en varios graos) públicos ou privados  a cada un dos seus contidos (arquivos cargados, envíos de blog individual e de comunidade, datos de perfís...). Cada usuario pode crear os seus propios grupos (de entre os seus amigos) e usalos para controlar quen pode acceder a cada tipo de contido.

A aplicación pode ser descargada e instalada nun servidor, pero tamén é posible rexistrarse en elgg.net, crear un perfil de usuario e sumarse ás comunidades existentes.

LAMS announces new version, LMS integrations, services and Moodle Partnership

LAMS announces new version, LMS integrations, services and Moodle Partnership

LAMS, the world's leading open source Learning Design system, today announced the release of a new version of the software - V1.0.2. Complementing this release are three LMS integrations, a suite of new services and support contracts from LAMS International, and the announcement that LAMS International has joined the Moodle Partner network to help support combined Moodle/LAMS installations.

Sakai and LAMS integration released

Sakai and LAMS integration released

Sakai, the world's leading open source Collaboration and Learning Environment, and LAMS, the world's leading open source Learning Design system, today announced successful integration between the systems. This integration allows teachers and professors to benefit from Sakai's highly scalable learning platform combined with the unique "digital lesson planning" approach of LAMS.

LAMS integrations

LAMS integrations -

While it's already been picked up in various places, it seems useful to note some recent developments with the LAMS system as I am so far not aware of it getting any traction in Canada.

In addition to the recent announcement of some initial integration work between Moodle and LAMS (this walkthrough is a good place to start to understand how the two systems can work together), Oxford University also announced as part of the Tools Integration Project that LAMS had been integrated with the open source Boddington VLE. While Boddington may not have the installed base of Moodle, both of these bode well for the continued uptake of LAMS and for continued practical demonstrations of what using a learning design tool in conjunction with a CMS/VLE as delivery environment might look like.

Anyone know of North American institutions experimenting with LAMS or something like it? Drop me a line, I would love to know (I promise I will sort commenting out on this blog in the not too distant future). - SWL

[EdTechPost]

Bebop 0.6 released

Bebop 0.6 released - Bebop is a groupware project that is now publicly available under the GPL license. [Zope.org - News]

World's leading open source e-learning systems Moodle and LAMS announce integration

World's leading open source e-learning systems Moodle and LAMS announce integration

Moodle, the world's leading open source Course Management System, and LAMS, the world's leading Learning Design system, today announced plans for integration. This means thousands of existing Moodle sites will be able to easily incorporate the revolutionary "digital lesson planning" approach provided by LAMS. The integration will be freely available by the end of July.

It's about the Community Plumbing: The Social Aspects of Content Management Systems

It's about the Community Plumbing: The Social Aspects of Content Management Systems -

Abstract submitted for Computers and Writing Online 2005

Co-authored by Charles Lowe and Dries Buytaert

In the summer of 2003, we worked on creating a general description of Drupal--an open source content management system (CMS)--for the About page on drupal.org. While Drupal is clearly within the class of applications know as content management systems, we felt that to describe it with that term alone would not present a clear picture of the breadth and range of Drupal's capabilities. Thus, the final description ended up describing Drupal with a total of four characteristics, although notably not distinct:

  • content management
  • weblog
  • discussion-based community software
  • collaboration
[Kairosnews]

Innovative e-learning system to be launched as open source software this week

Innovative e-learning system to be launched as open source software this week

Following successful trials at Macquarie University and over 40 schools and 35 universities/colleges in UK and Australia during 2004, the revolutionary new e-learning system known as LAMS – the Learning Activity Management System – will be officially launched as freely available open source software on Wednesday 13 April.

Fle3 1.5.0 released

Fle3 1.5.0 released - Fle3 version 1.5.0 released. New feature: teacher's announcement blog. specific Fle3 is a software for computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL). Fle3 is designed to support learner and group centered work that concentrates on creating and developing expressions of knowledge. [Zope.org - News]

Sakai Project releases version 1.5 of its Collaboration and Learning environment (CLE) software

Sakai Project releases version 1.5 of its Collaboration and Learning environment (CLE) software - ANN ARBOR, Mich.---On March 4, 2005, the Sakai Project released version 1.5 of its Collaboration and Learning environment (CLE) software, with many improvements for faculty, students, and technical support staff. The long list of changes includes new tools, new capabilities in existing features, system improvements, and bug fixes. [Distance-Educator.com]
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