[Server-devel] Open Admin for OLPC, was Re: XS SW
David Van Assche
dvanassche at gmail.com
Sun Jun 15 19:05:49 EDT 2008
If looking at openadmin, it by be worth considering using ClaSS (
http://www.laex.org/class) It is basically the same as openadmin and its
ilk, but seems a little easier to use and is more targeted to just the
administration of the school, attendance, grading, reporting and general
student management. It uses course/class matrix making it easy to define how
courses and actual classes should be defined. It also ties in with Moodle
and webmail (squirrelmail or something else) quite nicely, allowing for a
unified experience. Ive installed this in several schools and though there
is a learning curve for teachers, in the end they all end up using it. It
comes with pre-existing course templates for the British school system,
which was the big advantage from my perspective over open admin, which is
more US centric. The main developer responsible seems to be quite active and
would most certainly help tie it into XS.
David Van Assche
On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 10:50 PM, Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com>
> On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 1:30 PM, Les R <openadmin at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> - How much does it overlap with Moodle?
> > Yes, I have looked at it and have some solutions and have an
> > integration approach. However, no integration code is available, yet.
> > The main problem being that I try not to write software that nobody
> > uses! If I get feedback that, yes, Moodle integration is something
> > that folks want, then I'll write it! (grin)
> Pop your head in the moodle forums, there is plenty of discussion &
> enquiries about sw that is complementary to moodle ;-) Moodle has a
> sizable userbase, so it might be interesting for you.
> Moodle and complementary tools aren't in my immediate plans - this
> means that I won't be hacking on this area in the next couple of
> months. I will be working on it later in the year, definitely. Anyone
> keen on moving things forward ahead of me is welcome to do so ;-)
> From the OLPC POV, I do wonder if we need something like OA (which I
> am guessing is in the same space as CentreSIS) in the XS. I suspect
> that not at this stage, but that we will get requests later on...
> martin.langhoff at gmail.com
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