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Posts Tagged ‘PLaNet system’

Demand for patterns platform

Posted by IJF on February 6, 2008

I’ve just read the outcomes of Sheila MacNeil’s poll on “In the next year, where should JISC concentrate funding for learning, activities and resources?”. Top of the list was a user friendly tool for creating and sharing learning designs (63% of votes) – which suggests a lot of potential interest and user engagement for the patterns platform that the PLaNET project could tap into. Patterns are not necessarily the same as learning designs, but are closely related to them. See http://wiki.cetis.ac.uk/Educational_Content/polls for details of the poll.

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Something happening on the Wiki

Posted by yishaym on January 28, 2008

The PLaNet system will be based on an open source Java wiki. We’re not sure yet which (we have three candidates). It would make sense to use the system to conduct its own development discussion – identify requierments, agree on specifications, etc. Of course, there’s a chicken & egg issue here.

So to kick-start the discussion, we’ll use the googlecode wiki. That should see us through to the first prototype, and then we’ll migrate.

There are several pages there, in a very raw state, waiting for your comments. Unfortunatly, googlecode does not support page change notifications (yes, that is a requirement for our system). So if you leave a comment or edit a page, please send an email to the mailing list (or leave a comment here, saying that you’ve left a comment there).

Right now, three pages are waiting for your insights:

    WikiHome: General introduction to the code site.
    EnvironmentSpec: Overview of our deployment and development environment.
    MethodologySpec: Overview of our methodolgies for developing the language, the tools to support it, and the instruments to evaluate both.

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