Archive | June, 2009

JRuby on GlassFish Deployments

Linkedln Polls: Ruby-on-Rails and GlassFish reports a winning combination with this application that enables the polling of an audience and the subsequent analysis and sharing of the results. Developed by the Light Engineering (LED) team at Linkedln, Linkedln Polls is a revenue generation source for the company.
(Link: JRuby on GlassFish Deployments)

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Kent Beck – My market doesn’t seem to allocate capital where it can be most productive

For the first time in 27 years I was faced with a situation where I could create more value at no cost to myself and I turned it down. I deliberately chose to create less value for fewer people. I’m not sure what I was trying to accomplish by saying this. I guess I hoped that the talk would be so good that they would pay me to repeat it.
(Link: Kent Beck – My market doesn’t seem to allocate capital where it can be most productive)

Whyville – a virtual world where boys and girls from all over the real world come to chat, play, learn, and have fun together

Whyville is a virtual world where boys and girls from all over the real world come to chat, play, learn, and have fun together. You design your face, earn clams by playing games, hang out at the beach, and go to town events at the Greek Theater. You can start your own business, buy a car and give your friends a ride, or write for the town newspaper.
(Link: Whyville – a virtual world where boys and girls from all over the real world come to chat, play, learn, and have fun together)

HotChalk is a learning environment for K-12 teachers, students and parents that includes a learning management system

HotChalk is a learning environment for K-12 teachers, students and parents that includes a learning management system (LMS), a rich library of teacher-contributed lesson plans, premium digital content like NBC News video, and professional development for teachers in a Web-based environment. Available through any Internet browser, the HotChalk Learning Environment is an easy to use system and brings teachers, students and parents together to improve education.
(Link: HotChalk is a learning environment for K-12 teachers, students and parents that includes a learning management system)

‘Sesame Street’ Is Upgrading Its Address on the Web – NYTimes.com

The show’s nonprofit parent, Sesame Workshop, hopes to change that on Aug. 11, when the new Web site sesamestreet.org goes live. Developed over two years at a cost of $14 million, the site is making its debut the same day as Season 39 of “Sesame Street,” seen weekdays on PBS.
(Link: ‘Sesame Street’ Is Upgrading Its Address on the Web – NYTimes.com)

Etudes Melete Lesson Builder – Overview

Melete allows instructors to publish learning sequences that can be created by using a rich text editor, uploading learning objects, or pointing to existing URL resources. Instructors can design content that supports instructor facilitated learning or system managed self-study. Lessons can be released automatically based on start and stop dates. Melete supports IMS Content Packaging and SCORM 2004 export. Future features include conditional release of lesson sequences to students based on completion of tasks. Melete stores its content in a private area of content hosting.
(Link: Etudes Melete Lesson Builder – Overview)

LAMS Learning Activity Management System

LAMS (Learning Activity Management System) is integrated with various Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Moodle, Blackboard/WebCT, Sakai and .LRN as well as Microsoft Sharepoint.
(Link: LAMS Learning Activity Management System)

eXe – Open Source authoring application to assist teachers and academics in the publishing of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML markup.

The eXe project developed a freely available Open Source authoring application to assist teachers and academics in the publishing of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML markup. Resources authored in eXe can be exported in IMS Content Package, SCORM 1.2, or IMS Common Cartridge formats or as simple self-contained web pages.
(Link: eXe – Open Source authoring application to assist teachers and academics in the publishing of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML markup.)