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Dokeos en Radio Capital

Compartimos con ustedes la grabación de lo que fue un enlace telefónico en Radio Capital con Yannick Warnier de Dokeos

Él comentó sobre el e-learning y el evento Dokuda.

E-learning es la tecnología que permite seguir cursos en línea.

El evento Dokuda se realizó el 25 y 26 de junio.

Fue un encuentro con y entre la gente que utilizaba el producto Dokeos y afines.

Dokeos es un programa que permite a un docente dictar cursos a sus estudiantes. Y que posibilita el seguimiento a los estudiantes por parte de docentes y padres.

El locutor resaltó la ventaja de tener a los desarrolladores en Perú, de contar con este soporte de primera calidad y de forma permanente.

Algunas empresas que confían en Dokeos son la Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, la Universidad Norbert Wiener, radio Planeta, radio La Eñe, radio San Borja,

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Dokeos event for Americas

DOKUDA - Dokeos Users Days America

DOKUDA - Dokeos Users Days America

If you’re a fan of Dokeos and plan to head to South America during the next few days, then you definitely want to get to DOKUDA, the 25th and 26th of June 2009.

We’ve been preparing the event for about a month now, and should get about 500 different people every day, over a two-days period. All the conferences are in Spanish, so you’d better understand it a little bit, but we are really welcoming warmly any North American or Canadian wanting to pay a visit to this international event.

All the information is on the afore-mentioned website, really, but there are a few things I’d like to point out:

  • the event will be free and non-for-profit (possible benefits will go into development of educational projects here in Peru)
  • the event has been advertised in an incredible amount of external websites, thanks to an amount just as incredible of people just motivated by Dokeos
  • the event is divided into two days of talks: one technical day and one business/institution day
  • we’re going to have the honor of having two speakers from Spain (+ one in videoconference) and two speakers from Uruguay, who will join the fun and talk about their experiences with Dokeos and the future of e-learning in America (Central and South, mostly)
  • a technological fair has been organized at the same time, so companies can show off their products
  • we’re going to have talks about new Dokeos 1.8.6 features and the plans for the future
  • we have invited national ministers to get to know how e-learning can help their institutions
  • we have over 16 talks in total, with topics all centered on Dokeos
  • some OLPC XO will be there, to show what can be done with Dokeos

In conclusion… this is going to be a GREAT event. Don’t miss it. Any doubt, just comment here or fill the contact form on the website!

Evento e-learning Dokeos: DOKUDA – a toda velocidad!

Estamos en este momento preparando el evento DOKUDA como locos. Ya tenemos 90% del programa establecido y confirmado, el local asegurado y confirmado, los ponentes confirmados, el público objetivo confirmado, tenemos el anuncio del evento puesto en unos 10 sitios importantes locales e internacionales, unos 20 stands potenciales para la feria tecnológica simultanea y, bueno… lo único que falta ahora (y por lo cual estamos trabajando a toda velocidad) es la invitación de asistentes.

Esperamos tener entre 800 y 2000 visitantes, para lo que será el más importante evento de e-learning en Perú hasta la fecha. Sacamos Perú de su situación! Mejoramos la calidad de la enseñanza! Esto es el objetivo de mostrar Dokeos a tanta gente.

Mapa Uso de Dokeos en el mundo, Mayo 2009

May 29, 2009 1 comment

Nuevo mapa generado el 28 de Mayo 2009 con los portales registrados en http://www.dokeos.com/en/community.php

Mapa de campuses de Dokeos en el mundo, Mayo 2009

Mapa de campuses de Dokeos en el mundo, Mayo 2009

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Siguiendo el enlace en el imagen, se puede usar el mapa de manera más detallada.

Observaciones

  • Dokeos cubre más de Africa
  • Los números de portales aumentan considerablemente, de un máximo de 240 por país en Julio del 2008, llegamos a un máximo de 460 esta vez en los países más amigables a Dokeos
  • Perú duplica
  • Estados Unidos muestran un crecimiento considerable también (todavía hay 2300 portales en .com que no hemos podido ubicar)
  • Todavía nos faltan muchas partes del mundo donde el UTF-8 debería ser usado (lo tenemos casi listo en 1.8.6, esperemos la próxima versión dentro de poco para un soporte completo)

Banners de DOKUDA disponibles!

Tenemos varios banners de DOKUDA, nuestro evento de e-learning, disponibles en el sitio. No dudes en usarlos en su sitio web! Dale click por el banner abajo y sobre “Banners” en el sitio de DOKUDA.

Evento de e-learning Dokuda, Junio 2009, Lima, Perú

Evento de e-learning Dokuda, Junio 2009, Lima, Perú

One week until 1.8.6 stable

May 11, 2009 1 comment

Regular readers will start to think that I like giving delays that I cannot respect. To be on the *safe* side, I’d like them to know that customers always have priority over the software, which gives me a good excuse to be late on delivering the public version of Dokeos 1.8.6 :-) Alternatively, customers are the ones investing into Dokeos and allowing us to develop a great product. So thank you, dear customer. We’ve worked hard to show our respect to you and your respect to our community.

This article is just a quick teaser to let you all know that, this week, we are preparing Dokeos 1.8.6 stable. In fact, we just released Dokeos 1.8.6 RC2, which should be our last release before the stable.

With about 28 minor bugs still present as I write, we’ve pretty much closed or worked on 1400 tasks since Dokeos 1.8.5, with more than 5000 hours worked on the product on my side (I know Arnaud can probably add a good 500 around there, and Ivan and Juan Carlos have probably contributed for about 250 hours each as well – thank you for that guys, you (and others) gave us a great look at what an active community can be!).

This amount is more than any previous version of Dokeos (the first release of the 1.8.x series was a very active one as well). The charted comparison on Ohloh.net remains as a witness of this massive effort.

During the coming days, I will be

  • checking and cleaning the code and the interfaces to release an excellent package
  • preparing the announcements for the stable version
  • preparing mass events to show it
  • checking with translators if everything is alright for them (Ivan has gone crazy with UTF-8 support this week-end so there’s a good chance with might have that as well)
  • trying to put some automated tests to run on a public server
  • checking possible security issues
  • controlling the work of the latino team
  • communicating with many people to prepare for Dokeos Users Day America 2009! (anybody wants to get invited to Peru to talk about Dokeos?)

There’s a lot of parallel stuff as well (I’m starting to teach two PHP courses at the same time in about 10 days and I have a few speeches to prepare as well) but all in all I think it should start to be easier (for me) in July…

Thanks for reading, see you around!

Just ask! Thesis, PhD, etc

January 25, 2009 Leave a comment

Today I heard that yet another university study was going to be started about Dokeos. This time, the person that is going to do it is a acquaintance. We have chatted a few times and participated in events together. However, he didn’t ask me anything so far…

Let me be clear, I’m not pretending to push my ideas into somebody’s thesis, but talking about the kind of topic before doing it, at the very least, would allow me to support them so that, if I can, this study can get more interest and more help, and so that its results are made more useful to the community.

It’s been 4 years now that I’m hearing about studies of Dokeos, of comparisons between Dokeos, Moodle, Claroline, Blackboard and others, but although these studies are generally favourable to Dokeos (not all of them, but a considerable amount), I have yet to see results before they are “expired”, and I never  get the opportunity to help in the process. In the best cases, sometimes, I’m aware that a study about Dokeos has just been submitted inside a university, studying a version of Dokeos older than 2 years… We then find unfavourable comparisons between version 1.8.2 of Dokeos (one year old) and a current version of Moodle. Unfair, isn’t it?

A little e-mail, a call, a chat conversation is all we need to check if there is a common interest for both parts over a specific study topic. Dokeos (and myself personally) can offer support, statistical data, test systems and work visibility, so that a study of *possibly* little reach can be much more publicized as a good proof that Dokeos helps in the introduction of distant learning in whichever environment.

Thinking about it for a while, I figured maybe people didn’t realize that and thought I am unavailable to them. They are wrong, and this is the idea of this post. I want to state it loud and clear that I’m interested. I would alost love to organize events where people can show the results of their work or just their unacheived work to open it to constructive comments.

Only by talking with people on the field can we improve the tool, learn things that I couldn’t imagin by myself, and then give it back to the community. Speak, mate! I’m listening. We are developers, not teachers (most of us). We build the tool, you make it successful.

So, all of you starting studies about e-learning or b-learning… just ask! I’m offering you, at the very least, a little of my time and, in the best case, a success and publicity  by far superior to what you could get by yourself.

Yannick Warnier – Developmnt and Research Director – Dokeos

* Who would have though the soon-to-come social network tool’s idea would come from a geography and history teacher in the south of Spain, which I never met? Or that we didn’t figure out that IMS/QTI export of quiz was much more useful with an import feature around there as well?

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