[SPT/CWIS] Review of CWIS for WCET

Rachael Bower bower at scout.wisc.edu
Mon May 16 11:03:22 CDT 2005

Hi Brian,
Nice chatting briefly with you this morning -- Justin Rush will be 
emailing you with a url of your own CWIS site and password info etc.  He 
will also be available tomorrow for our phone call to help out with some 
of the more technical points...

Just let me know what time works for you.


Brian Lamb wrote:

> Greetings to the Fedora Community,
> I sent the email below to a few members of the Scout development team, 
> but have yet to receive a response.  If anyone has the time to answer 
> a few questions, or would like to review my draft review before I 
> submit it, please contact me.
> #####
> I am presently working with the Western Cooperative on Educational 
> Telecommunications (WCET - http://www.wcet.info) and the Edutools 
> project (http://www.edutools.info) on a project to review a number of 
> leading learning object repositories for a consortium of state 
> university systems in the US. Each of these partners are going to use 
> the reviews we produce to assist them in choosing repository 
> software.  We are reviewing 6 repository systems as part of this 
> project, and the consortium members have selected CWIS as one of those 
> six.  You can review the results of last year's study at: 
> http://www.edutools.info/lor/
> In order to produce the reviews, we follow the same 3-stage process 
> that has been a success in reviewing course management systems and 
> repositories for Edutools in the past. Our process consists of:
> 1) going through all available public product websites and available 
> product literature, including manuals when provided;
> 2) working through a hands-on demo of the product;
> 3) incorporating feedback and comments from the product provider 
> (yourself) to ensure the review is as comprehensive and free from 
> error as possible.
> We are on a fairly tight deadline on this project - we would like to 
> get final signoff of our draft from you by May 20th, but in order to 
> do that we would need to have access to any available product 
> literature and hands-on demo as soon as possible. I have briefly 
> reviewed your website and begun a preliminary draft. If you could send 
> me any additional product literature, technical specifications or 
> whitepapers this would assist in this process.  If there is a test 
> installation available, I would be grateful for an account.  Based on 
> my experience last year, I would also be grateful if we could schedule 
> a brief phone interview so I can ask questions relatively early in the 
> process.
> Thanks for your assistance in creating the most accurate review of 
> CWIS that is possible.
> I also wish to extend an invitation to you to present CWIS at WCET's 
> meeting for the sponsoring organizations scheduled for May 23rd and 
> 24th (AM only).  While you are welcome to do so in person, our 
> expectation is that you would likely prefer to present remotely -- we 
> will have Breeze and an audioconference system available to facilitate 
> remote presentations.
> Best,
> Brian Lamb
> Project Coordinator
> Office of Learning Technology
> The University of British Columbia
> 604.313.4726
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Rachael Bower
Internet Scout Project
University of Wisconsin-Madison
bower at scout.wisc.edu

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