FullMarks for Plone :)
When & Where
Time: 16:10 - 16:55
Room: Dutchess 3+4
Audience: Education, Case Study.
All teachers need to have the time, focus, support and resources necessary to deliver their curriculum effectively. (www..org.za) is an assessment bank plus toolkit, built on Plone, to generate tests, capture and analyse learners' results and provide detailed reporting on a learner-by-learner, class or national basis as to learning outcomes achieved. was built for teachers in South Africa but can be used by anyone. will support communities of teachers sharing, adapting and enhancing assessment items in iterative, open and transparent ways, saving time, providing assessment items of the highest quality and enhancing the sharing of ideas.
The bank is open in the sense that it is free, open source (not just built on open source software), items are openly licensed and allows for open discussion amongst educators. It has been deliberately stripped down to be incredibly quick to learn and simple to use.
I am currently the Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow for Open and Collaborative Resources. My background is Physics and I ran a volunteer project to collaboratively author high school science textbooks during my graduate school years, the Free High School Science Texts. The success of this project convinced the Foundation to take a chance and let me expand my open educational resources projects to other grades and subjects as well as try to use open licences, open source software, and open community processes to strengthen the education community in South Africa. I am currently deploying a suite of open projects to support the full teaching value chain that will enable teachers to deploy customised, contextualised resources easily and efficiently.