Segue for Scripts Publisher's description
Segue is an open source content management system designed for e-learning.
Segue is an open source content management system designed for e-learning that combines the ease of use of course management systems with the flexibility of weblogs for creating various types of sites including course, news, journal, peer review and e-portfolio.
When integrated into an institution's administrative systems, it can become a portal providing access to an indivual user's course and personal websites.
Segue is really a collaborative learning system. It has a granular permissions structure that allows site owners to assign individuals or groups to be collaborators and specify precisely what content block, page or section of the site they can view, discuss, add to, edit or delete from.
Contrast this to e-learning systems such as WebCT or Blackboard in which faculty post the majority of a course's content with tools available only to them. With Segue, students can contribute as much as the instructor or more to a course website. In addition students can make their own websites that can be associated with a course website or can build a website for their own personal use such as a weblog or an e-portfolio.
Segue is based on a publishing model of content delivery which regards faculty not as course managers but as authors and/or editors and students as contributors/collaborators. Indeed, Segue encourages the publication of course work (where appropriate) and opens the classroom to the world community.
At the same time, Segue allows for a site to become a personal workspace, where site owners can develop ideas in a private web-based environment accessible anywhere; or a community workspace, where individuals or groups can share ideas amongst only themselves.
Segue is browser-centric and relies on hyperlinks to provide both site navigation and organization. Built into its interface is a customizable three level navigational structure. This means that a given site can be organized into sections each of which can contain any number of pages.
Pages in turn can contain any number of independent timestamped content blocks (text, images, file downloads). These content blocks can be sorted by recent first or recent last, or can be sorted by user's who added or edited them, sorted alphabetically or sorted by some custom ordering.
Segue is themeable. Content is completely separated from form. Users can customize the appearance of their site by choosing from a number of themes and adding custom headers and footers. Themes themselves have settings that can be altered resulting in well...variations of a theme.
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall