Open Source

Why Moodle should be the next great OER Tool

In the State University of New York, a large spotlight has been shone on the potential of Open Educational Resources (OER). Open resources can be a variety of things, from a textbook, to lecture materials, to an adaptive learning system that your students can use. SUNY is a loose federation of 64 community colleges, four-year …

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Leaving AWS Cloud for Reclaim Hosting

For the last 3-4 years, I have been maintaining several developmental servers on the Amazon Cloud. I don’t even remember what my first server was, whether it was a Moodle, a WordPress Blog, or Pressbooks. It’s sometimes interesting that one of the most formative experiences of my career may have been a job that I …

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What it’s like to influence the world’s leading open source LMS

I was interviewed by a fellow Moodle Users Association member for a feature on Moodle.com/news. I have followed to Moodle Project closely since the beginning of my education career. In fact, my first full time job in a high school was in a classroom where we had a netbook for each student. We used Moodle …

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What can the OER movement learn from Open Source Software?

For the second year in a row, there was passionate debate at the SUNY OER Champions day over the role of a for-profit company serving as SUNY’s partner. Last year, in response to the debate, I published a piece called “Selling Open: The Conundrum of for-profit companies in the OER Space.” In that piece I tried …

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Adjusting Moodle for Accessibility

SUNY Delhi is a 4 year, residential college. It’s programs and course offerings are reflective of its history as a two year college of technology, with 40 associate degree programs, however it also offers 16 baccalaureate programs and several masters degree programs. These programs range from Automotive, Culinary Arts, Nursing, and Architecture and Design. As …

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