[internetworkers] what technology would you use to organize a school?
Gregory S. Hopper
ghopper at netanium.com
Thu Jul 31 14:21:43 EDT 2008
Consider the Blackboard suggestion withdrawn! Moodle does look pretty
On Jul 31, 2008, at 2:15 PM, Childers.Paula at epamail.epa.gov wrote:
eeeeee! For a small, funds-limited new school with no paid technical
people, I would steer well clear of Blackboard. Proprietary software
that I hear is expensive, not well-documented, and not very
Internetwork-ian: check out their patent issues at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackboard_Inc . I went looking to learn
Blackboard once, and discovered the only way to do so is to pay
exorbitant sums for training classes. I don't think this is what Michael
is looking for at all.
internetworkers-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org wrote on 07/31/2008 02:06:50
> Blackboard seems to be something that many schools (K-12 as well as
> universities) are using. My kids go to Enloe HS, and they use it
> quite a bit there.
> http://www.blackboardschoolcentral.com/encourageParental.asp has an
> interesting screenshot. Click around for the other capabilities.
> On Jul 31, 2008, at 1:48 PM, Michael Czeiszperger wrote:
> It looks like my wife and I will be among the parents starting a new
> small private school, and I'm trying to figure out what software to
> recommend to organize it. Its a real school in the sense there will
> be paid teachers, actual classrooms, etc., but without the overhead
> of non-teaching positions. I think we need something to help
> organize the calendar, volunteer to do lists, mailing lists, lesson
> plans, etc., but it has to be something non-technical people can
> use, and I certainly don't want to be editing web pages.
> Suggestions? Wiki? Some sort of CMS?
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