Unless things have changed recently, MIT Open CourseWare is not using
Educommons. Rather, Educommons was created by Ohio State (?) to offer
a service comparable to MIT OCW. I believe MIT OCW is custom code
based on MS Content Management Server.
I also believe some places have extended DSpace metadata to include
Learning Object Metadata, at which point it becomes a learning object
repository, but without all of the features of Intralibrary or all of
the published web interface features of Educommons and MIT OCW.
Finally, our very limited experience with Plone is that it may not
scale well beyond 2,000 or so users. I hope someone will correct me
if I have that wrong.
On 9 Jun 2006, at 15:50, Melanie Bates wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> Has anyone had experience of the open source 'Railroad
> Repository' ( http://infrae.com/products/railroad ) software and
> associated 'Plone' ( http://plone.org ) CMS, of which educommons
> (http://plone.org/products/educommons) is an Add-on? We have
> dSpace as our Institutional Repository and would ideally like to
> use an OAI-PMH compatible repository for our teaching and learning
> content too. The 'Educommons', which is the system that MIT use
> for their Open Courseware Initiative, seems to be a good delivery
> platform but does anyone have any experience of using it with a
> repository back end? Railroad seems to tick all the boxes, but
> it's the first time I've come across it?
> Any experience people have of any of these things would be great to
> know about.
> Many thanks,
> Melanie Bates
> Learning Technology Co-ordinator
> Loughborough University
> Rights and Rewards project