subverted links Posted byJames 6/2/2006 2 Comments on subverted links Sakai vs. MoodleI am totally under the gun at the mo in terms of work so this gets less attention than it deserves… as does the questions of whether we should be even be comparing these two systems… but that’s another post ;)
As I noted recently in a comment posted on D’Arcy Norman’s blog
(http://www.darcynorman.net/2006/02/06/moodle-vs-sakai-fight) Sakai is an integrative
framework designed to support collaboration, research and learning both within and across
institutions of higher education. It is envisioned to serve a variety of
constituencies–instructors and students, researchers, ad hoc work groups, project teams
etc. While Sakai is often portrayed in the marketplace as a learning management system
(LMS) or course management system (CMS), the Sakai application framework has a broader
purpose and is designed to support the wide variety of collaboration and learning
activities that take place within education and research. Our vision renders problematic
the otherwise easy comparisons drawn by some in their discussions of Sakai vs. other
Problematic too is the language of competition injected recently into the discussion. We
at the Sakai Foundation do not look upon other open source initiatives as competitors nor
do we regard serving the education and research communities as a mercantilist exercise
where opportunities are finite and one’s gain is another’s loss. Rather our aim is to
provide open source software alternatives developed collaboratively and featuring free
acquisition and open licensing designed to encourage innovation, extension and a wide
range of use.
Sakai Foundation / University of Michigan
Thanks for the comment Anthony, I understand what you;re saying re: oranges / apples… am looking forward to exploring Sakai more.
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