Thanks to all of you who participated in the Survey on Open Source Adoption and Usage. We have included the results of the survey (with any identifying comments redacted to ensure confidentiality) on the OSAAC website, located here: http://rhetoricalcommons.org/OSAAC/node/22. We have done some data analysis and are also providing the raw data in Microsoft Excel (.xls) format. In the near future, we will include an analysis of these findings in a joint publication.
Once again, thank you for your participation.
Ben McCorkle, Asst. Professor of English, OSU Marion, mccorkle.12[at]osu.edu
Blackboard, the dominant player in course management software, has the ability to inspire devotion and, for the more fervid open-source adherents, not a little contempt. So today’s announcement may cause a stir among those more apt to liken Blackboard to the devil than a gentle giant: The company is partnering with Syracuse University to develop a way to integrate Blackboard with Sakai, one of the primary open-source alternatives.
A colleague of mine here at West Point is doing some interesting things with BlackBoard in her composition course, and she's interested in working with people who are doing things on other CMS platforms. This year was her first CCCC, and she's excited about putting together a courseware workshop proposal for next year.