POODLLPUP - The Bootable Open Source Language Laboratory
by Thom W. Rawson
University of Nagasaki, English Lecturer
The purpose of this project is to create an independently usable and portable language laboratory on a compact disc. Online e-learning is a growing field in education which has been expedited through the use of online, freely available and open source operating systems, software, and tools. Using a combination of open source tools and utilities, implementation of an independently bootable and portable web server with both a PHP-based learning management system and a streaming multimedia server has been possible. This project requires Intel-based hardware, an optical drive, network interface, and memory. It provides a fully-functional online e-learning classroom and language laboratory in a portable design - a compact disc. This document will discuss the features and implementation of this project which has been called “POODLLPUP - The bootable Open Source Language Laboratory”.