Open Tapestry is Tatemae's flagship online learning platform. Open Tapestry is all about discovering, adapting, and sharing learning resources, whether you're a teacher, an instructor, a professor, a corporate trainer, a learner, or just a curious mind! We help you organize your content into categories--or Tapestries--that you create. Open Tapestry's toolset allows instructors to develop course materials in a fraction of the time, while invigorating and enhancing learners' experience. We give you the tools to mold and shape content already on the web to exactly how you want it.
Visit site: http://www.opentapestry.com/
The Saylor Foundation
mission is to provide free education for all. By organizing and funding the development of open licensed content, the Saylor Foundation has put together curriculum material, assessments, and certifications for courses and programs in the most common undergraduate areas of study. The Saylor ePortfolio is a web application that helps learners who are working through Saylor degrees to plan their studies, access and share their transcripts, and interact with other learners. Tatemae worked with the Saylor foundation to identify needs, design, and build the ePortfolio including integrating with the Saylor assessment, forum, and content delivery systems.
Visit site: http://eportfolio.saylor.org/
Akademos Adoption Tool
The Akademos Adoption Tool helps professors discover, compare, review, discuss and share textbooks with other professors and their students. Its goal is to provide a place where professors can read and share unbiased reviews from professors that have actually used textbooks, as opposed to paid testimonials from publishers. Tatemae helped Akademos analyze needs, describe use cases, and develop wire frame and build mocks for the textbook adoption tool.
Visit site: http://adoption.akademos.com/
Eliciting Mathematical Meaning
The Department of Education has funded the Educational Development Center (EDC) to develop diagnostic math assessments that help teachers quickly and effectively diagnose student misconceptions about rational numbers. The Eliciting Mathematics Meaning/Misconceptions (EM2) Project applies recent advances in cognitive science and mathematics education research to create assessments to measure underlying misconceptions in grade 6 to 8 students. As part of this project, Tatemae is developing an online interface to deliver these assessments that include items that require both selected multiple choice and free response types including sketches and explanations. The system analyzes student response patterns and provides reports to teachers identifying and clarifying student misconceptions so that they can address them. Tatemae is building this diagnostic assessment system by customizing and extending the Instructure Canvas
learning management system.
Visit site: http://www.edc.org/projects/eliciting_mathematics_misconceptions_em2_cognitive_diagnostic_assessment_system
OER Glue is a uniquely open approach to online learning that allows content be used where it already
resides rather than requiring it to be copied into a new system. OER Glue can be used to efficiently
assemble courses and teach online by "glueing together" open education resources (OERs) and integrating with
popular online services including Google Documents, Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and discussion and assessment tools.
OER Glue’s web browser add-on approach allows it to wrap context and navigation tools around online content
and to integrate content and services from multiple sources in a coherent manner. In order to ensure that
resources remain available, OER Glue integrates with services such as internet archive.
Tatemae built OER Glue with funding from a National Science Foundation SBIR grant.
Twitter History (TwHistory)
Twitter History is a project invented by Marion Jensen and Tom Caswell based on the belief that history
is filled with exciting stories and that those
stories can be told by creating virtual reenactments using Twitter, a popular micro-blogging service that
allows 140 character 'tweets'. Students or volunteers pick historical figures who were at a well-documented
historical event, create tweets based on original source documentation and then schedule the tweets be
broadcast in real time. The end result is a virtual reenactment of a historical event, broadcast in real time.
Tatemae built Twitter History based on Tatemae's open source Ruby on Rails web platform with a grant
from the Talis Incubator for Open Education.
Visit site: http://www.twhistory.org/
Tipping Bucket is a fresh approach to changing the world. A social venture that's redefining traditional deep-pocket philanthropy,
busting it open for all who want to make the world a better place-not just the wealthy and powerful.
Tipping Bucket helps non-profits, social businesses, and startup social entrepreneurs leverage social media to fund projects
that do social good. A crowd-funding platform that uses social media and social networks to generate micro-donations for development-oriented projects, called buckets.
Justin consulted with the Tipping Bucket to build their website based on Tatemae's open source Ruby on Rails web platform.
Visit site: http://www.tippingbucket.org/
Folksemantic is a social media website and toolset that provides search, recommendation, and collaboration tools for open educational resources (OERs).
It currently indexes over 110,000 resources in 8 languages from over 400 collections including over 3,000 OpenCourseWares (OCWs).
Folksemantic functionality can be used at the Folksemantic website and through widgets that can be easily placed on any website.
Users can comment on and share resources with others as well as receive personalized recommendations based on their interests.
New collections and resources are being added daily via automated discovery mechanisms, site administrators, and user contributions.
We built the folksemantic website with funding from the National Science Foundation and the Andrew W Mellon Foundation.
Visit site: http://www.folksemantic.com/
OCW Finder is the leading search engine for finding OpenCourseWares. It is a simple interface for searching OCWs and browsing using tags.
Tatemae developers extended the initial static version developed by open education visionary, David Wiley, to a database-backed
version that allows users to contribute new resources. OCW Finder currently runs on the folksemantic technology and is an example of
how folksemantic widgets can easily be used on other websites.
Visit site: http://www.ocwfinder.org/
Teachers Without Borders
Teachers Without Borders is a non-profit organization that "supports teacher leaders, worldwide, with professional development opportunities and tools that connect them with information and each other so that they may play a more vital role in their communities". In order to build the Teachers Without Borders website, Tatemae developers built Luvfoo, an open source content-centric social network platform. Code was drawn from LovdByLess and other open source Ruby on Rails projects.
Visit site: http://www.teacherswithoutborders.org/
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) is an award-winning, educational website containing interactive tools for K-12 mathematics. Joel directed the development, evaluation, and refinement of the Java applets and website design, funded by the National Science Foundation. The NLVM website currently averages over 40,000 visitors each school day, has been translated into Spanish, French, Simplified Chinese, Danish, and Arabic, and has been the basis for the creation of a number of companion sites and CDs for a number of college text books.
Visit site: http://nlvm.usu.edu/
As part of Joel's PhD project he developed a learning management system for interactive mathematics and field tested it with math teachers around the United States. That PhD project led to the NSF funded eNLVM project to build an LMS and develop online lessons and assessments that utilize the interactive math tools from the NLVM and other websites. Unique aspects of the eNLVM are that it allows teachers to organize course materials using sources from anywhere on the web, write and adapt content and student assessments, and configure interactive tools. Teachers can view student responses including work they have done with interactive tools. The eNLVM currently has over 9,000 registered users and 6,000 registered schools. Joel directed the project, coordinating the efforts of over 40 teachers, programmers, graphic designers, mathematicians, and educators.
Visit site: http://enlvm.usu.edu/
iGag.us was an early RSS reader for the iPhone.
Ozmozr was an early Web2.0 attempt to do identity aggregation, social networking, and RSS aggregation. Users could register their social media accounts including bookmarks pictures, and videos and include them in rich profiles that others could find. Ozmozr let people follow other users in the system and create and join groups. It provided a bookmarklet that could be used to easily share and comment on web pages of interest. Similar to Google Reader, Bloglines, and other RSS readers, users could register and read blogs and other RSS feeds.
Visit site: http://www.ozmozr.com/
Send2Wiki is a MediaWiki that lets users copy web-pages into a wiki with a single click, auto-detecting and preserving CreativeCommons and other licenses. Optionally, users can translate the web page using Google Translate during the process.
Make a Path
Make a Path let users create and share annotated sequences of web pages.
51Weeks is a conference planning / communication tool that helps people connect with attendees at the conference and the other 51 weeks of the year.
Genlighten is a startup focused on making it easier to find genealogy records that are not online by connecting local providers with genealogists. Justin is a partner in Genlighten and built the website from the ground up.
Visit site: http://genlighten.com/
The Plan Collection
ThePlanCollection.com an e-commerce website for house plans.
Justin founded and ran this company for 10 years before a successful exit. He built the web application which originally used ASP with SQL server on a shared server. It has since grown to a very large
project with a fairly sophisticated network/security setup. The image-rich website now runs on C# and boasts nearly 20,000 house plans and a great deal of daily traffic.
Visit site: http://theplancollection.com/