CoFFEE – the new groupware application for digital discussions in a live classroom situation.CoFFEE offers customisable tools, such as a threaded discussion forum, graphical concept mapping, voting and more.CoFFEE is open-source and free!Available in: English, French, Italian and Dutch
I was intrigued because, although I work in a langauge lab, I don’t find the software there really works for the kind of teaching I do. The computers are critical, but the actual lab software is good but not necessary.
So I watched the demos and read all about it. I was impressed. And then I went to download it. And there is where I stopped. It only works on Macs and Windows PCs. As a Linux user at home, I couldn’t look at it to evaluate it. That means I am not going to look at it for use in my classes.
I know I am the one losing out by not checking it out on my PC at work. But this is something I feel strongly about. If you are not considering the Linux community when developing software, then I am not interested. Especially when your product is open source!