<ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul>Prepared for 2008 Facilitating Online Learning Graduate Certificate in eLearning Manukau Institute of Technology
<ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul>To begin, the conference will explain the services of BISAM. The mini-conference will focus on the use of open source for educational purposes, specifically the application of Drupal and Moodle.
BISAM is a hosting service provider and technology consulting service “ Support & Advice Virtual Web Hosting Email Services Domain Name Registration Computer Consultancy” http://www.bisam.co.nz/
<ul><li>BISAM is providing the website hosting service for a number of for profit & non profit organisations I am involved with: </li></ul><ul><li>NZ Support & Education Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Step Forward Orthotics </li></ul><ul><li>Kea Kids Club </li></ul><ul><li>The OSCAR Club </li></ul><ul><li>The OSCAR Institute </li></ul>
Drupal is an open source content management platform. Equipped with a powerful blend of features, Drupal supports a variety of websites ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven websites. www.drupal.org
Craig Hansen - New Zealand The Drupal system provides features including: “ Content Management Systems Blogs Collaborative authoring environments Forums Peer-to-peer networking Newsletters Podcasting Picture galleries File uploads and downloads and much more.”
The design and development of Moodle is guided by a "social constructionist pedagogy” http://docs.moodle.org/en/Philosophy
Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, Open Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities. www.moodle.org