Quote: “There are over 1,000 schools worldwide (Caltech, Berkeley, Harvard, Dartmouth, Innsbruck, Vanderbilt, Cambridge, Iowa, Middlebury, Washington, Nebraska Public Schools, Denver Public Schools, and many more) using UserLand’s Manila (mainly due to its broad feature-set, easy set-up, scalability, and low cost — a single $299 server license can support 500 or more full featured weblogs). As a result of this widespread adoption, I get to spend a lot of time talking to educators about how best to use K-Logs within an educational context.
A new and exciting area of development that I have been talking to educators about is the student managed electronic portfolio. This is a website that documents everything a student accomplished while at school in electronic form. These portfolios include original writing, links to resources, documents (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), pictures, audio files, and video files. It seems to me that this is a perfect application of K-Logs in education…”
Who knew that Manila had so many “clients?” This is making me think there should be more in the way of support and tweaking for schools and educators coming from somewhere. As much as I love the package, it still needs a better classroom feel somehow. More of the things that teachers will use, like departments for example, need to be made easier. More on this later.