My Place or Yours? Hosting Web 2.0 Education

Terry Anderson, Virtual Canuck, Apr 13, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Good post from Terry Anderson looking at the hosting choices facing any institution that is looking at installing (free and open source) LMS software such as Moodle:
1. Hosting Behind the Garden Wall - hosting behind the password protection of the institution -
2. Hosting in the Front Yard - hosting by the institution, but allowing access, visibility and comments from outside the institutional community.
3. Hosting on the Commons, or in Someone Else's Yard - hosting by external commercial or non profit hosts.
The discussion comes from the recent Canada Moodle Moot, slide shows for which are available on SlideShare. And related: Alec Couros's keynote at the Moodle Moot.
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