[LON-CAPA-users] Hej, we're the number two!
Thu, 01 May 2003 15:19:01 -0400
LON-CAPA was the only one in the top three for both Scalability and
Development Flexibility and Pedagogical flexibility. I say this is great
news. I have offered to present to College of Engineering faculty this
summer. I think the time is right - especially as many faculty will have
to switch from blackboard to something else.
At 03:02 PM 5/1/2003 -0400, Gerd Kortemeyer wrote:
>After a rather gloomy and very depressing day struggling with unhappy and
>complaining users - Jeremy found this:
>Guy translated some of the codes:
>>Scalability - 5
>>Openness - 5
>>Administration - 4
>>Implementation - 3
>>Functionality - 4
>>Effectiveness - 3
>A 4 was the highest they gave for functionality (tied with ATutor), and a
>24 overall score was the highest total score they gave (tied with CHEF).
>The following is probably very fair:
>"LON-CAPA is long on functionality and support for extended character sets
>and computation, but it's a bit short on user friendliness."
>The review goes on:
>"It is a robust system built for enterprise scalability and handles
>clustering well. This system is highly recommended as one of the most
>promising candidates for providing traditional course management
>functionality for large institutions. LON-CAPA is an active participant in
>the standards movement and provides strong documentation and development
>Now let's get the @$%# bugs out of the system ... release 1.0 is coming
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