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- Inkling for iPad on the iTunes App Store
but it's so SHINY!!!
- Joyent. Cloud Software for Service Providers.
- Critical Technology: Higher Education as a Service
There's nothing that wrong with this post except for it's kind of "duh?" Like much of Rawsthorne's writing, it comes off as smarter than the rest of us - like no one in education thinks about this? It also doesn't particular grasp what has already gone on - tons of stuff has been outsourced already to both commercial and open source providers. That's part of the problem - when you start becoming a service consumer, you enter into a commodity relationship with open source that looses lots of its benefits. Instead, what we really need is simply a cloud that we can use; low cost commodity infrastructure that is Canadian-based and doesn't run afoul of FIPPA and works at an economy of scale. Then we can find the right mix of aggregated service vs in-house app
- IdeaScale Suggestion Box
yet another crowdsourcing platform
- WikiEducator Package Export
Textbooks make up a MAJOR cost in a student’s life. Increasingly people are making FULL textbooks available both FREE OF CHARGE and FREE TO REUSE AND MODIFY as you like.
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