Project Description: persistent, synchronous multi-user simulations embedded in a Learning Management System. Another description would be graded rich-media group interactions. Virtual Lab.
A few weeks ago, I ported one of our Vista courses to the UofM Moodle Pilot Project. It works fine and I love the RSS sidebars. The only grief was converting the Respondus output to something Moodle would recognize.
I've reached the limits of Breeze Meeting syncSWF capabilities. The peer-to-peer event model isn't suitable for physics simulations in real time. Linking out to Breeze from a course is a drag and there's no way I know of to get a score back to Vista.
Moock is listed just before Moodle in the Nerd Dictionary. Why not run the Unity Multi-user Server on the same box as a Moodle? Unity offers a lot of the functionality of Flash Communication Server for a lot less money. In fact, the 5-user trial is free. That plus the $0.00 cost of Moodle is well within budget constraints.
The CCE OIS department is being super helpful in providing a box and configuration assistance. Once we have a working prototype, I'll show it off to OIT and see if they want to put Unity on their Moodle Pilot.
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