Interactive Learning Environment (ILE) Announcement
I’m am pleased to announce the first release of Interactive Learning
Environment (ILE), an open source environment for building web-based
learning environments that support arbitrary (instructor-defined)
interaction between all participants in a web-based distributed
learning community. ILE is written in Ruby and is bundled with
Steven Stansfield’s Ocelot servlet engine.
ILE is small but powerful environment for building interactive learning
environments. It can be used for any web application, particularly
those that need interactive, persistent form-based features. Its
primary audience is teachers who think that hauling the education to
where students work and live can be better than the other way around.
ILE is open source (free) software and can be downloaded from
http://virtualschool.edu (under Interactive Learning Environment)
Comparable environments provide a bare foundation to build on from
first principles. ILE is a finished environment to live in and learn
from while you remodel it to taste. While the former requires unlimited
expertise, the latter requires only that you learn skills when you need
them from the built-in tutorial.
The installation instructions provides everything you need; a web
server, servlet engine, programming language, ILE itself, and
a tutorial that shows how to remodel the distributed system into
the system you need.
Brad J Cox, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org, 703 361 4751
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