Forum .LRN Q&A: .LRN features in need of funding
Things that come into my mind:
- Import / Export of courses from Blackboard / WebCT and SCORM.
- Consistent translations into all of EU languages.
- Assessment system.
- User profiling with finely granulated access rights.
At Galileo Univ. we'll develop the Evaluation System, the RFC will come anytime soon!
Maybe an OKI implementation will be good, that needs a deeper discussion since OKI's success depends on a wide adoption of it.
Assessment, user profiling, search is needed.
It may or may not meet the needs for anyone other than Sloan and it needs porting to PG but it's sitting there in contrib...
I don't see user-register in the CVS contrib area.
Now that PG as well as Oracle supports "ALTER TABLE DROP COLUMN" as well as "ADD COLUMN" we can support the adding or deletion of type attributes directly in the type specific table.
Hey guys: Isnt this question of features and funding better part of the discussion of the Roadmap? I mean, we could each list which feature we are interested in working on, which is important, but as I understand the import of EC funding right, we would want to figure out the unique contribution .LRN is or might make in the overall e-learning market, and particularly, that part which the EC is concerned with. In part, this is a matter of features. I also wonder if we might think about what the ED would think would interest a European User. Like Malte, I would think that would include the internationalization features. In respect to Blackboard, I would think some attention to the import of Blackboard USERS would be in order: Ive had faculty members refer to Blackboards interface as intuitive and demand that I make .LRN look like Blackboard. Interesting problem sorta like asking if, like the convergence of Mac and Microsoft interfaces (or DreamweaverMX and Homesite), there are emerging standards in LMS system interface design we might identify and hammer out? Where did you find notice of this new EC program, is there a link?
Furthermore, I think a concerted effort to investigate into emerging standards in LMS systems and implementing these in .LRN would be a good eye catcher for the EC.
What do other people think?
- "Import & translate courses"; hopefully giving CMS a boost.
I would imagine you could have a need for internationalisation of content within www.aiesec.org too? As an example, I would like such a feature to present important (medical) information in different languages.