Cognitive science

Confirmation bias

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so    —MARK TWAIN What is confirmation bias? Confirmation bias is a general tendency of people to favor or to be receptive to information that confirms their previous understanding of the subject matter. They look… Continue reading Confirmation bias

Book Review · document management · Open Source

Alfresco 4 Enterprise Content Management Implementation

Preface As a system integrator and designer I always have a preference towards open source technology such as Alfresco. I have done several implementation of Alfresco for a few organizations, include educational institution and for service business using free edition of Alfresco. After the age of windows file sharing, document collaboration platforms has come a… Continue reading Alfresco 4 Enterprise Content Management Implementation

education · Internet · Making things work · Open Source

Internet content filtering and bandwidth management for Schools

Use of Internet in a school/educational institution History Early internet was developed from an ARPANet, later on adapted by some of the leading universities in USA and eventually became the Internet as we know it today. Since the mid-1990s, the Internet has had a revolutionary impact on culture and commerce, including the rise of near-instant… Continue reading Internet content filtering and bandwidth management for Schools

education · Making things work

Moodle –new features and Changes Between version 2.4 to 2.5 (Major features)

Moodle 2.5 is out for a while, initially released on 14th May 2013. Eventually with 2 minor releases, new Moodle has fixed of many of known issues. In my line of work many users asks me if they should upgrade to Moodle 2.5 or continue on with 2.4. or older. Moodle 2.6 release is going… Continue reading Moodle –new features and Changes Between version 2.4 to 2.5 (Major features)

education · Making things work · security

Backup systems and Data security for schools and educational institutions

Why backup is critical In 21st century all organization are having a technology infrastructure, some hosting locally some in the cloud. A school/educational institution is no different. In a school we store all our data electronically. We have electronic student records, results, student works, curriculum data, administrative data, emails, various configurations, systems data and much… Continue reading Backup systems and Data security for schools and educational institutions

education · Making things work · Open Source

Multimedia Server/digital asset management for Schools

Schools multimedia management requirement: Today’s school depends on multimedia content for their learning delivery. Multimedia content are pictures, movies, music, podcasts, presentations, interactive tutorials etc. Schools collect multimedia content from various internet sources. Teachers also create a lot of  content by themselves. As education systems start relying on more multimedia content, the size and number… Continue reading Multimedia Server/digital asset management for Schools

education · Linux · Open Source

File sharing, Document management and collaboration with Alfresco

Document collaboration: Document and file collaboration is a process which should allow multiple people work together on a single document or file and produce a final document. For example if you plan to develop an IT policy for your institution, and you assign a 5 member team to develop it and come up with an… Continue reading File sharing, Document management and collaboration with Alfresco

education · Open Source

Service management system in International School with OTRS

Services in International Schools Schools and educational institutes are service organizations. The better their service is the better the institution is. Education is the core to all services an international school caters. Other service examples which are to support education service are are IT services, housekeeping services, transport services, procurement of supplies, medical services, management… Continue reading Service management system in International School with OTRS

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E-Portfolio system with Mahara for International Schools

About ePortfolio An electronic portfolio (also known as an eportfolio, e-portfolio, or digital portfolio) is a collection of electronic evidence assembled and managed by a class, a student or any individual or group, usually on the web. Such electronic evidence may include inputted text, electronic files, images, multimedia, blog entries, and hyperlinks. E-Portfolio content is… Continue reading E-Portfolio system with Mahara for International Schools

business · education · Open Source

Learning Management System with Moodle for International Schools

What is Moodle Moodle is a complete Learning Management System (LMS) /E-Learning platform for educational institutions of any size or type. Moodle LMS is used in classroom based learning delivery, in remote instructor led training, in a virtual classroom environment or for self-paced courses delivered over the web or from a school server. LMS Need… Continue reading Learning Management System with Moodle for International Schools