Tag Archives: OpenSocial

Web 2.0 LMS Opportunities and Obstacles: Exploring OpenSocial, OpenID,and OpenCourseWare in NIXTY

This is a guest post by Glen Moriarty, PsyD, for the On the Horizon series on distributed learning environments. Glen, who is CEO of NIXTY, has served in several executive and academic positions. He co-founded and led Scholar360 for several … Continue reading

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Sakai and OpenSocial: A Different Approach to Distributed Learning Applications

This is a guest post by Dr. Ian Boston for the On the Horizon series on distributed learning environments. Dr Boston holds a first degree in Engineering and a PhD in parallel computing. During the early 1990’s he parallelized grand … Continue reading

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Mashing Up the LMS the Google Way

I have mentioned before Cambridge’s My Sakai project which, writ large, can be seen as an attempt to make Sakai more compatible with Web 2.0 by supporting development of widgets, gadgets, Facebook applications, and so on. Well, they’ve made some … Continue reading

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Gadgets Instead of Portlets?

Via CMSWatch, an interesting facet of the Apache Shindig proposal has surfaced. Shindig is Apache’s server-side container for OpenSocial and OpenSocial, in turn, is (among other things) based on Google Gadgets. Here’s the interesting bit: A social application, in this … Continue reading

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Google Announces Open(er) Social Software APIs

As many have anticipated, Google has announced its OpenSocial platform, a set of APIs that allow developers to target multiple social software platforms. As you might imagine, there’s already a lot of good coverage of this on the web, and … Continue reading

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