Open Source Courseware. Andrea L. Foster, in 4 Colleges Collaborate on Open-Source Courseware
, Chronicle of Higher Education Daily Report, January 22, 2004 (Access restricted to subscribers), describes the Sakai project, a partnership between Indiana University, MIT, Stanford and Michigan to produce open source course management systems and related software for academic institutions. Funding came from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation and the universities themselves. Sakai offers academic users an alternative to commercial course management applications, said to be used by some 80% of these institutions. [Open Access News]
sounds like the stonesoup initiative….. which is good.