Learning Management System (LMS) Project Update
Following completion of last year’s university-wide strategic planning project to identify a contemporary platform for teaching, learning, and collaboration across Tufts, UIT is facilitating the Tufts University LMS Implementation Project, supported by all Schools and set to launch in October 2010.
The VUE Project
This past summer AT began developing VUE 3.1, with the goal of extending VUE 3.0’s data import features to support assisted mapping of benchmark input-output tables from the U.S. Commerce Department.
This project was the result of a proposal submitted by Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Professor Parke Wilde who hopes to use VUE as part of his research and teaching. The Commerce Department’s input-output tables are authoritative and widely used by the federal government to exhibit resource flows between sectors of the economy. We believe this new feature will make visually apparent information that is often difficult to grasp in spreadsheets, and is generally applicable to other matrix style datasets as well. We plan to have this release publicly available for download this fall. The next VUE release will also include for the first time, three community contributed features, these contributions represent our continued outreach to grow the VUE ecosystem of support and build a sustainable project. You can read more about Professor Wilde’s work on his blog at http://www.usfoodpolicy.blogspot.com/. To download VUE or learn more about the project visit http://vue.tufts.edu.