More of the Competition in the CMS Market

At a meeting of instructional designers recently, we shared links for some alternatives to the commercial course management systems that all of our colleges are currently using. another (as with Sakai & Moodle) open source course management system that includes Web 2.0 technologies natively. According to their website, ".LRN is the world's most widely adopted enterprise-class open source software for supporting e-learning and digital communities. Originally developed at MIT, .LRN is used worldwide by over half a million users in higher education, government, non-profit, and K-12." - an add-on to to include an e-portfolio multipurpose content & community management system - check out the modules/extensions that can be added to it to increase functionality. a web 2.0 attempt at an all-in-one solution - we are a test of this and I'll report back later - the company of Caroline Meeks (project manager for dotLRN) - a new tool for designing, managing, and delivering online collaborative learning activities - it's a very visual authoring environment for creating individual tasks, small group work, and whole class activities.


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