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Pearson OpenClass .. Google and Pearson and Free!!! API

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Bueno pues hoy, que hacía mucho que no tratábamos temas de LMS, plataformas, y otras hierbas d control... os traemos, por fin, la plataforma openclass de Pearson... google integración? ... ya lo decíamosss hace muuucho tiempooooo .... en esta serie sobre imperialism Google imperialismo Google.. así que aquí tenéis, no sabemos si integrada o ... en pruebas, o ... vete tu a saber !! si seguimos en la guerra de los contenidos ...? .. no sé...
Hacía tiempo que las editoriales y las empresas van al asalto de las Universidades ... sólo les falta, y parece q queda poco saltarse a esas instituciones con más de 500 años, en la época de la aceleración permanente tan dinosaurios... , pa q pagarles .. xq no montar sus propias universidades dando CERTIFICACIONES oficiales... y así no tener q pagar costosas...pero eso es harina de otra costal...

En todo caso, os traemos a una Google Apps MarketPlace ... OpenClass by Pearson Education

OpenClass is a new kind of learning environment that goes beyond the LMS, stimulating social learning and the free exchange of content. It’s open to everyone, easy to use, and completely free.

  • For US higher education institutions & professors
  • Social learning environment promotes collaboration
  • No licensing, hardware or hosting costs

OpenClass integrates seamlessly with Google Apps for Education, enabling easy setup and single sign-on and includes tools that support the automatic import of content from external sources. Users can launch OpenClass directly from within their Google Apps experience and access their Google applications through OpenClass.

Currently optimized for US Higher Ed institutions.

Features
• Collaborative spaces for students to interact with coursework
• Ability to create and edit course content directly from within the platform
• Deep integration to Gmail, Google Docs and Calendar

Just the beginning
Out of the box, OpenClass has all the LMS functionality needed to manage courses. But that’s just the beginning. OpenClass actually advances education by leveraging modern social technology to encourage collaboration and communication for students, faculty, institutions, and administrators around the world.

Technical information and product support at http://openclass.custhelp.com.

Specifications

Version Beta 1.0
Data access requirements
  • Calendar (Read/Write)
  • Docs (Read/Write)
  • Email, new messages (Read o...
  • User Provisioning (Read only)

Algunos posteitos sobre OpenClass:

1) First thoughts on OpenClass - New Free Cloud LMS from Pearson de Rovy Branon
2) Stephen Downes y debate surgido en Google+
3) Pearson OpenClass: Judge It As Disruption, Not As Status Quo de Phil Hill
4) OpenClass: Pearson presenta un entorno de aprendizaje gratuito en la nube en Octeto
5) Freeing the LMS en Inside Higher Education
6) Pearson Launches OpenClass, a Free LMS de Faculty focus
7) Pearson Llc + Google Expands LMS Business With “OpenClass” System en Wired Academic
8) Pearson's "Free" LMS en Hack Education
9) The race to platform education George Siemens
10) Mas allá del LMS - Google y Pearson - OpenClass en educadores digitales
11) What does Pearson/Google’s OpenClass Look Like? de Imaat
12) Google, Pearson, and Misunderstandings of Moodle. en EduGeek Journal
13) OpenClass: “Pearson and Google Partner to Offer a Free Learning Management System” en InfoDocket
14) OpenClass, el LMS libre de Pearson en Cualli
15) Why Pearson's OpenClass Is a Big Deal de Michael Feldstein
16) Pearson's OpenClass Free LMS: 4 Initial Challenges en Inside Higher Ed

17) Pearson OpenClass: Judge It As Disruption, Not As Status Quo en Delta Initiative
18) Adrian Sannier Pearson's Openclass Guru Responds o IHE Community Questions en Inside Higher Ed
19) Kathy Gill y debate surgido en Google +
20)

En fin, la LMSmización no descansa... aun cuando ya esté en la nube ...

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Fuente: [google Apps Marketplace]

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