So this looks like something I may want to play with when I get back from vacation. "The aim of the MoodleNet Federation Testing Programme is to test all aspects of federation, both between MoodleNet instances and the wider Fediverse."
Clint Lalonde from BC Campus has launched a few posts (first, second, third) on the idea of something called Open Homework Systems. It's not exactly easy to define: "homework systems are components of digital courseware, but not complete digital courseware." Maybe something like WeBWork.Or maybe a recent report from Oregon that uses the term “homework systems”. Really, what he seems to be trying to do is to replicate all the 'extras' commercial publishers are adding to digital texts in order to compete with open textbooks.
I don't disagree with any of the details in this post (21 page PDF), but I think the numbering system is out of whack. When you have version 1 for everything between the beginning and 2004, and then versions 2, 3 and 4 sandwiched into the time after, the numbering is wrong. Similarly with the "fourth industrial revolution", attributed to Schwab, which compresses two 'revolutions' into the digital age. Meanwhile, we haven't reach a 'web 4' yet, nor do we know that it will be the "symbiotic web". As for "revolution", if we're still talking about "higher education" as part of "education 4", we know that no real revolution has occurred.
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