I could use some ideas of technical solutions that could be used to build a
free online university. It's not that I want to choose the technology first,
it's just that I would like to know my options.
For example, I was thinking that one wiki might be used to create and manage
each course? Would a CMS work? What about testing student's knowledge - any
available solutions? A forum (or what?) to build community and manage user
accounts? Could different such systems be bound together seamlessly? Is
there one big system that could be adjusted to do it all?
I am a volunteering 'web designer' for such an online free university, and
the current website is horrible - wasting many volunteers' time and
patience. I want to plead for a whole new system, built from the ground up,
but the development resources are quite scarce (it's all volunteer-based). I
want to be able to approximate the amount of effort that will be needed
overall, so that I know what kind of resources I'm asking for.
Any ideas are highly appreciated!
Other advice would be useful as well!