Charles Kerns wrote to say that Stanford has officially released their open source course management system, “CourseWork”:http://coursework-demo.stanford.edu/coursework/. The system looks to do everything most people would want out of the box, and — being open source — can be made to do whatever else you like. Summarizing from the Stanford site: “CourseWork is an open source course management system, designed to provide an open, modular framework for learning objects. It uses OKI APIs whenever possible. Stanford’s implementation of CourseWork runs with the Apache web server, using TomCat 3.0 for the Java servlet server. DTL (Display Template Language), developed at Stanford, is used to create the presentation displays. The database back end is Oracle (but CW has also been ported to PostgreSQL). CourseWork has been run on both Sun Solaris and Linux.
Congratulations to Charles and the entire team!