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    Re: LGFL MLE - This made me soooooo angry.

    The whole document reads exactly like a sales pitch - trashing the competitors, twisting the facts to suit, making lists of extensive work needed with other systems without mentioning the work needed on their own system.
    I think it is disgraceful
    SWGfL had better not try it (go on, tell me they already have)

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    Re: LGFL MLE - This made me soooooo angry.

    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyw
    I can understand a few people reluctance to go down the moodle route because (although it does have a great support community) of the fact it's not sold as a commerical product. This has happened before with Sun's StarOffice in the 90's where they decided to start selling it cheaply so that companies would buy it same for linux as well.
    Check out Moodle.com for commercial support and services related to Moodle. In the long run, I urge everyone to do it in house. It's cheaper and more efficient.

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    Re: LGFL MLE - This made me soooooo angry.

    Thanks Geoff! Didn't know they did commerical support as well!

    Wes

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    Re: LGFL MLE - This made me soooooo angry.

    'They' do not. They do list third party companies who are recommended partners. There are several in the UK that offer support, hosting, web development and training if you follow the links on that site.

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    Re: LGFL MLE - This made me soooooo angry.

    OK, I've only scanned the posting and may be missing something obvious but ... are Bigital Brain on Becta's framework list?

    The website quotes:

    The ten framework suppliers are:

    * Azzurri Communications Ltd
    * Etech Group
    * Fronter
    * Netmedia Education
    * Pearson Education Limited
    * Ramesys
    * RM Education plc
    * Serco Ltd
    * UniServity
    * Viglen Limited

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    Re: LGFL MLE - This made me soooooo angry.

    ONly if implemented by one of the above companies ... and the list is not static ... more compaines will be able to join at a later date as the meet whatever criteria are used.

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    Re: LGFL MLE - This made me soooooo angry.

    I bugged my RM rep about this when he was in last week, basically saying if they offered Moodle support, I'd buy it (probably wouldn't use it, but I would buy it)

    I suggested that they make a linux box in the same way as they do the Cache box.

    If someone like RM joined the Moodle community I'm sure they could make a bucket load of cash out of it.

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    Re: LGFL MLE - This made me soooooo angry.

    They already lurk there.

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    Re: LGFL MLE - This made me soooooo angry.

    If you want a moodle solution in london. It is probably worth looking at synetrix (the company who think about providing your conectivity from time to time) as they have a prodct that is hosted at the core of the network and hence accessable everywhere.

    However be warned the LGFL has just placed fronter as it prefered MLE and this is likley to be heavily pushed by LA's on to secondary schools and if you are part of BSF is being writern into contracted as the ONLY solution. This is becuase of the flexibility it offers for links into MIS sytems and the ease with which a student can be moved from one school to another. I think they may have learned from the digital brain issues and from the look of the training program on offer it may even be a sustainable solution.

    As for who makes the decision it was a panel of 13 LA ICT inspectors and apparently it was very close with this and an M$ solution.

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