Forum .LRN Q&A: .LRN Update
Coinciding with release of .LRN v2 (September) we intend a significant publicity blitz. We are going to hold off on official "word-wide release" until Jan. 2004, by which time we hope to have articulated and put in place an overall strategy and approach for the long haul.
- .LRN v3 will emphasize standards support (e.g. SCORM, IMS, OKI). It will be scheduled for release for Spring 2004. We will convene the standards working group shortly.
- .LRN v4 will contain significant Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) features. It will be scheduled for release for Fall 2004.
- .LRN University will be launched in November 2003. .LRN University will be a free online resource for developers and students. As always, comments. criticisms, and queries are welcome.
That's really great to hear! Especially .LRN university sounds like good old AD University days long before my time :) I'll be glad to give everything I can to help make those plans come true.
We were once talking about itegrating dotLRN into oacs. dotLRN was supposed to become a configuration option of a standard oacs installation (like dotWRK). Is this still a goal? I didn't see it...
Great Idea to have a .LRN University. I will help the get this part running.
There has already been some work done on acs-subsite. Work in this direction is a high priority.
Thanks for bringing it up David.
I've been looking at the competition and some systems offer an online course for instructors and sometimes students on how to use the system. This seems both useful to new schools adopting the platform and as marketing material for interested institutions.
Deidre Kane has already put together most of the material needed for such courses for Sloan so we should be able to put courses like this up on dotLRN University pretty quickly.
But there will always be pieces of .LRN that are .LRN specific and that won't appear in OpenACS proper. The homework package is a good example ...