Application Comparison Chart



This chart is an open work in progress, meant to provide stakeholders and interested parties a place to compare various networked applications used in educational environments.

I've found that frequently the names of different applications are bandied about in conversation, with only a partial understanding of what they do. I started this chart after being introduced to one application, Saywire, to help me better understand it's features and how it compared to other solutions. I invite you all to use and update this page as you see fit.




Moodle
http://moodle.org/

One Hub
http://onehub.com/

Rcampus.com
http://www.rcampus.com/

Wikispaces private label
http://www.wikispaces.com/site/privatelabel

Schoolwires
http://www.schoolwires.com
Saywire
http://www.saywire.com
Students Able to Submit Assignments online via a Drop Box?
Yes
("...Students can upload their assignments (any file format) to the server..." http://docs.moodle.org/en/Features)





Public Website Creation and Maintenance?
No


No
Yes
No
Secure Wikis?
Yes (security via an 'enrolment key' http://docs.moodle.org/en/enrolment_key)





Secure Blogs?
Yes (security via an 'enrolment key' http://docs.moodle.org/en/enrolment_key)





Email address required for student log-in?





No
Ability to give or set up online tests or quizzes?
Yes





Teachers Able to Post Homework Assignments?
Yes





Ability to store documents in the cloud w/o compatibility concerns






Word Processing SW?






Spreadsheet SW?






Presentation SW?






‘Sheltered Garden’ environment?






Ability to securely communicate with other SayWire Schools?
No
No

No

No
Yes
No
Pricing
Free

Free
$100/month or $1000/year


Storage



40 GB of Storage


# of Users
Unlimited


Unlimited




























































Saywire
http://www.saywire.com
social learning networking platform
Web 2.0 and necessarily secure social networking site

Schoolwires
http://www.schoolwires.com
strategic solution for connecting K-12 communities
website management solution
connects district to community

Moodle
http://moodle.org/
Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites.


OneHub
http://onehub.com/
Onehub is a web application that provides everything you need to easily and securely share business information and files with partners, customers, coworkers, and suppliers.

Rcampus
http://www.rcampus.com/

RCampus is a comprehensive Education Management System and a collaborative learning environment.
At RCampus, you can do all your school-related work from building personal and group websites to managing your courses, eportfolios, academic communities, and much more.



Wikispaces private label
http://www.wikispaces.com/site/privatelabel
Your Own Wiki Environment. Secure. Hosted.
your own entirely independent wiki environment where you can create as many wikis and users as you want, managed under your own brand.