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How does "TIES" compare to Moodle

 
画像 Don Hinkelman
How does "TIES" compare to Moodle
 
My school announced that they will have two training workshops for teachers in March 2007, one for "TIES" and one for Moodle. I have never heard of TIES and tried to check it out on its website, but could not find any English explanations or easy-Japanese demos. I also found my non-IE browser was rejected.

Could someone share any knowledge they have about TIES?
 
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画像 James Phillips
Re: How does "TIES" compare to Moodle
 
This is a MASSIVE guess but it looks like it could be based on the "open source" LMS NTT have been developing. I may have some info about this at my office but will not be in there until next Tuesday.
画像 James Phillips
Re: How does "TIES" compare to Moodle
 
No, don't have any information about that one at all. Sapporro University is already appearing in the drop-down list though. Looks quite interesting. Maybe developed by one or two of the Universities themselves?
Pensive mood
Re: How does "TIES" compare to Moodle
 
Don,

Late in replying, however I think that this is the developer of TIES:

http://www.tezukayama-u.ac.jp/Teacher/keizai/kk16.html

HTH,

Bill
画像 Don Hinkelman
Re: How does "TIES" compare to Moodle
 
Thanks, Bill. Last week our school hosted a TIES workshop with the developers from Tezukuyama University spending the afternoon here. I was very impressed with TIES, and it has leap-frogged Moodle in several areas...
  • Interface: beautiful, soft, flash interface
  • live whiteboard/powerpoint/video
  • strong collaboration community: 49 universities as members
It is free, not officially open source, but open to members. I like the passion, and spirit of cooperation of the developers. And since it is based on PHP and Postgres, it might be possible to integrate the two. Definitely we need to consider working together. TIES is very weak in areas where Moodle is strong, and likewise Moodle is weak in areas where TIES is strong.
Me and Ray
Re: How does "TIES" compare to Moodle
 

At this page
http://hsato.eco.konan-u.ac.jp/kei50/seminar1/web3/1221.htm
There is
TIES: http://ties.ne.jp/
Community NISE: http://ties.ne.jp/nise/
But neither seem to work. Do you know where the demo is? I would like a flash interface.

Tim


Me and Ray
Re: How does "TIES" compare to Moodle
 
Found it
https://www.tiesnet.jp/
I like the book module. See the link to 日英比較文化教材(Jap ...  in the ranking of most viewed resources. The audio is linked to the sentence being read, so each sentence is highlighted as the talent/teacher reads it.
Tim
画像 Don Hinkelman
Re: How does "TIES" compare to Moodle
 
Also, feel free to contact the creator and chief developer, Prof. Nakajima. He is an enthusiastic man. He can answer questions in English too, and perhaps give you an account to explore. Mention my name when you contact him: <koichi2@tezukayama-u.ac.jp>

I will add some more comments on the main Japanese Moodle page soon.