Category Archives: e-Learning

OSS Watch at ALT-C next week

I’ll be at ALT-C next Tuesday to  talk about Open Source Options for Education as part of the “OERs and OSSs” session in the morning. I’ll also be around for the rest of the day so feel free to collar me for a chat about anything OSS-related! Here’s the session details to whet your appetite: Levelling … Read more

Google releases online education software

Over to Peter Norvig, Google’s Director of Research: Course Builder is in fact a means of building dynamic online teaching materials that must be hosted on Google’s Cloud Platform-as-a-Service App Engine. So although the code itself is open source, it is closely linked with a paid service provided by the code’s authors. While there is a … Read more

Two OSS Watch event speakers nominated for UK learning technology award

OSS Watch would like to congratulate Josie Fraser and Simon Mather, two of the contenders for the Learning Technologist of the Year Award. Both have presented at OSS Watch workshops earlier this year. Emerge’s Josie Fraser spoke at one of the five expert workshops OSS Watch organized in July. Simon Mather, Head of Software Engineering … Read more

Microsoft’s OOXML Wins ISO Approval

Perhaps wary that the date might detract from the news, ISO – the International Organization for Standards – waited until today before announcing that Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML) document description schema has finally been accepted as an ISO standard as of April 1, 2008. There has been a long and bitter battle over whether … Read more