[K12OSN] I need input from educators...
erich at erichv.com
Thu May 13 05:08:30 UTC 2004
Greetings! First off, as a long-time Linux advocate, let me say the
K12LTSP distro is a *FANTASTIC* thing! The benefits to our schools are
immediately obvious. Anyhow, I would like some input from the community
for an open-source software project that I am planning.
First, a small bit of background: I wrote some software in college that
was pretty neat if I do say so myself. It was (for lack of a better
term) like an educator's portal. You could have your students sign in,
it would compile attendance data, you could generate tests on line, let
students take the test using the software (it would instantly grade it,
save essay questions), conference with parents via e-mail, keep a grade
book, etc. The original software was written in ASP, but I have wanted
to rewrite it in PHP for a long time. I want to give it away to anyone
that wants it (under the GPL). K12LTSP seems like a perfect avenue for
that, I would love to offer a finished product for inclusion in this distro.
Whether my software is eventually included as part of the distro or not,
I would like some feedback from the professionals out there... What
features would benefit you the most in the classroom? I am thinking of
extending the functionality of the original project, and having modules
for creating homework assignments, students doing homework online, etc.
Maybe, just maybe, if the publishers agree, offer texts online? Easier
said than done, I know, but I am just brainstorming here.
This is kind of my little way of giving back to the community at large,
so any feedback would be greatly appreciated! :)
Thanks in advance!
[note: I sent this message earlier from the wrong e-mail account...
sorry for any duplicates!]
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