[LON-CAPA-users] Re: Hej, we're the number two!

joan ferrini-mundy lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 2 May 2003 15:24:22 -0400

Great news! Congratulations.


At 3:02 PM -0400 5/1/03, 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 
>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 support."
>Now let's get the @$%# bugs out of the system ... release 1.0 is 
>coming dangerously close.

Joan Ferrini-Mundy
Associate Dean for Science and Mathematics Education, College of 
Natural Science
Professor, Departments of Mathematics and Teacher Education
210 North Kedzie Lab
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone:	517 432-1490
Fax:	517 432-5653
e-mail:	jferrini@msu.edu