Forum .LRN Q&A: WebCT customers are ripe for picking?
Those looking for work might find inspiration in the WebCT customer
As far as I've been told, WebCT recently switched from a Perl
product to a new Java version, which is very 1.0-ish, *and* a lot
more expensive, *and* they're forcing their customers to upgrade.
So maybe we should simply go through the list together and contact
them? Grow the market for all of us. Spread the love! :)
Good luck ... Enjoy! ... and keep us all posted on the results.
But I'd be happy to coordinate something, so we don't all go after the same poor IT guy.
though I definitly like your idea, I'm strongly in favour of coordination and maybe even get it driven by the EB/TAB. Write up some official statement, link it to a comparison page which has a list of all companies willing to install dotLRN for these institutions. And send this official statement to the WebCT customers as well as the IT-Media. I will happily help in this effort but need to know a little bit more about WebCT to draft the letters.
Get it moving !
Yeah, I'm in favor of that, too
Hope you're all noting this when I raise its ugly head again in the next few weeks (yes its that lovely M word)...
So for those of you who don't speak bollox (I mean business), Formalised Evangelism
have you seen the slides I posted some time ago on LMS? They might be usefull for this
In the "Embracing Standards" slide they list:
IMS Enterprise 1.01
IMS Content Packaging 1.1.2
IMS Question & Test 1.1
IMS MetaData 1.2
SCORM Sharable content reference model
Section 508 (Anyone know what this one is?)
JA-SIG uPortal (I'll be posting another post on uPortal)
IMS compliance is a big deal at this conference. Another presentation gave specific questions to ask vendors to assess IMS compliance and how to write IMS compliance into your contracts.
Perhaps a group of disastified WebCT users can work together to IMS import/export functionality.
for government sites.
From <a href="http://www.section508.gov/">http://www.section508.gov/</a>
Section 508 requires that Federal agencies' electronic and
information technology is accessible to people with disabilities.
You can check if a page meets section 508 guidelines at
although the short answer is that almost none in OpenACS do right now.
I generally even put the optional tags in my tables, but that will be harder to do with dynamically generated code.