[Olpc-open] sakai vs. Moodle + Yahoo Teacher

Bryan Berry bryan.berry at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 17:22:21 EST 2007

We are looking at how to track students' academic progress as they work
through our Squeak-based activities. I believe that Moodle has a
gradebook feature but I am not sure how we could integrate that w/

For the foreseeable future, learning activities for OLPC will probably
be developed using different toolsets such as Squeak, Flash, Pygames,
etc. I am curious how we can track students' progress across different
learning activities implemented in different languages.

Does anyone know if there a way to log a student's progress to Moodle
through a web service call from w/in a Squeak or Flash-based activity?
Is there a way to do this w/ the competing platform, Sakai?

I have looked at Sakai only briefly and it seems that they have a more
web-services oriented architecture than Moodle. Does anyone out in
OLPC-Open-land have personal experience w/ Sakai? 

I am sure we could build our own web service from scratch but I would
much rather piggyback off of an established open-source community than
start something ourselves. 


Bryan W. Berry
External Relations Manager
OLE Nepal, http://www.olenepal.org

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