New Open Source Distance Learning / Course Managment Software Launch
The event scheduled for November 20th, 2003, will begin at 10:00 AM and run through the remainder of the day, covering the system’s history, benefits and feature set. For those that wish to attend the event please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is open to any IT staff, faculty or departmental staff at an educational institution that has an interest in increasing distance learning productivity, lowering total cost of ownership of any distance learning package or extending current distance learning capabilities. Tap Internet, Inc. staff will present EduCreate in their on-site training lab and will distribute copies of EduCreate for free to those that attend. For more information about the event contact Tap Internet at 734-482-1371.
EduCreate provides a way for educational institutions to adopt an open system that does not come with any up-front cost. For colleges who do not currently have a distance learning system as well as for those who are locked into recurring fees with other commercial systems, this could provide some relief to strained budgets. Since EduCreate will be available as a free download, Tap Internet will provide the needed commercial services such as integration services, support contracts, on-site training and custom enhancements to those institutions that request it. Educational institutions benefit from having no up-front cost to adopt the system and have the peace of mind that if something goes wrong they have someone to call.
EduCreate is a new Distance Learning system built in conjunction with Tarrant County College’s Center for Distance Learning of Fort Worth, Tx. EduCreate will allow a College, University, or School District to run existing classes or online learning classes via the web as well as provide the foundation for an institution to create additional integrated applications.
EduCreate provides a single sign-on for students, faculty, and staff of an institution and provides more than just a course management / distance learning system. EduCreate provides the standard tools for faculty to create their online courses, process assignments, make tests and stay in contact with students. Students enjoy being able to easily see their assignments, lessons and other information for all of their classes. Staff benefit by other applications such as the built-in help desk, textbook requisitions, exam scheduling and faculty / course changes.
“EduCreate is built on top of Tap Internet’s open source application server called LogiCreate”, stated Keith Elder, Director of Tap Internet. “Our learning system provides a foundation on which an institution can build additional integrated applications easily. Since the system is using LogiCreate, the sky is the limit as far as adding additional applications to meet departmental needs while still providing a single sign-on environment. ”
About Tap Internet, Inc.
Tap Internet, Inc. is a privately held Michigan-based company. Since 1999, Tap Internet has helped corporations and organizations of all sizes to significantly reduce the time and expense involved in managing their web site by migrating business applications to the web. Tap Internet’s flagship product, LogiCreate Application Server, provides businesses the capabilities necessary in the development, deployment and maintenance of today’s business-critical web sites. For more information about Tap Internet, Inc., please visit http://www.tapinternet.com and for additional details about LogiCreate Application Server 2.9 visit http://www.logicreate.com or the LogiCreate demo site at http://demo.logicreate.com.