Educational suite for Linux?

Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at
Mon Sep 11 20:31:35 BST 2006

On Mon, 11 Sep 2006, Brad Thomas wrote:

> Thanks for the information.  Basically, from what I've been able to tell 
> (I'm a techie as well and not an instructor), the Plato software 
> includes courses (science, math, etc..) and keeps up with a student's 
> grades and the student's progress.  The course listings that I've found 
> have:
> Advanced Reading Strategies

What you might want to look around for are web-based equivalents.  The
content doesn't necessarily need to be free.  If it's standard web-based
stuff then it won't matter whether your students are using Windows, linux,
Macs or whatever.

The standard format for distributing courseware these days is called SCORM.
You can buy in courseware and use a learning platform of your choice to
present it to users.  Moodle has pretty good support for delivering SCORM

If you can find SCORM compliant content that suits your needs, you can
use moodle as your learning environment and let the users use it via a web
browser on any platform.


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