The product group I’m in at Oracle (Academic Enterprise Solutions, or AES) has a new white paper out on the company’s vision of the future of the academic enterprise. A lot of this is aspirational, but it does give you a sense of the general direction that the company would like to take in terms […]
I was doing a bit of research on the IMS Tool Interoperability effort and I ran across this post by Chuck Severence. He was enthusing about the need for the developing standard–a sentiment which I wholeheartedly support (although I don’t know enough about TI yet to know how I feel about the way they propose […]
OK, so Stephen Downes doesn’t like the LMOS: I have been sort of sympathetic to the concept of the learningmanagement operating system (LMOS) because, after all, the concept includes things that I favour: distributed resources, user access to the underlying system. But I began to falter when Mark Feldstein said “We don’t just want to […]
Regular readers know that I’ve been flogging the notion of a Learning Management Operating System (LMOS) pretty hard. The other day, LMOS partner-in-crime Patrick Masson and I published an article about the need to make LMS’s mash-up-friendly. Well, today, ZDNet editor David Berlind effectively connects the dots between the article and the LMOS concept.
Bernie Durfee has been doing some great architectural design work on the LMOS concept, which is now open to the public. It’s mostly technical and aimed at a developer audience; however, Bernie is a very good writer and has done a great job of making the technical issues fairly decipherable even to non-technologists. Comments on […]
I am pleased and proud to note that SUNY Learning Environments, parent organization to the SUNY Learning Network, is proposing to build an LMOS to support its 100,000+ enrollments. From the announcement: In the last eighteen months, LE has mounted a broad, thorough and inclusive investigation into new technologies to support SLN’s programs and services, […]
Update: The LMOS Project Vision and Mission Statements are now in HTML format on the project wiki. I’m pleased to announce that the LMOS now has a home on Eduforge. This is an idea that really belongs to some of my colleagues at SUNY as much as it does to me, and I’ve been dying […]