Commons in a Box: Open Academic Collaboration for Higher Ed.

As long as I’ve been interested in WordPress for Education, CUNY Commons has stood as the example of what’s possible when you mash up WordPress, WPMU, BuddyPress, and MediaWiki with some special, custom goodness. Built on open source tools, it has enabled the dedicated team at CUNY to build it …

Open Source or Proprietary LMS? Your Answer, My Friend, Is Floating In the Cloud

A colleague recently asked me if I could explain the distinction between open source and proprietary learning management systems, especially as it might affect a K-12 school looking at the best kind of LMS to implement today.  She wanted to know how schools assess open source vs. proprietary systems– “So, …