SuppActs. Unit 3.3: 2nd -15th Oct
This is a really great activity as Open Source has passionate advocates for and against, and a driving market reality which seems unstoppable.
I wonder, in addition to the course questions, what we have between us in the way of experience on this. It would dbe good to bring that in too. What is 'our' expereince for and against of working with Open source in education?
Discuss here, and build resource and summaries in Wiki?
This is a collaborative activity [..]You may be able to present the output from this activity as evidence of exceptional proactivity.
Download Martin Weller’s paper on eportfolio products from the resources below, which was presented to the OU VLE project as part of its discussion on developing an eportfolio system in 2005, and do a ‘Find’ search through it for the keywords ‘open source’.
How well do you think Martin justifies his recommendation to the OU to consider an open source solution for its eportfolio system?
Do you agree with him? Join a discussion in (the H808 SA Forum &wiki ) with (others) who are interested in this topic and find out what the general opinion of open source software development initiatives is.
EduTools (2007) Product Listing, http://eportfolio.edutools.info/item_list.jsp?pj=16 (accessed 25 May 2010).
Dr Helen Barrett’s Bookmarks (2007) Commercial E-portfolio Vendors, http://electronicportfolios.com/portfolios/bookmarks.html#vendors(accessed 25 May 2010).
Himpsl, K., Baumgartner, P.(2009) ‘Evaluation of e-portfolio software’, International Journal: Emerging Technologies in Learning, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 16–22: http://online-journals.org/i-jet/issue/view/51 (accessed 25 May 2010).